What’s a Goal Setting Workbook?
A Goal Setting Workbook is a workbook that helps you set, track and achieve your goals. It’s broken up into each area of your life or in this case each area of your business. A good goal setting workbook walks you step-by-step through setting your goals and then gives you room to brainstorm your projects for the year. It then helps you break those projects down into actionable steps. And lastly it gives you a method for tracking those goals so that you can hold yourself accountable.
What Goal Setting Workbook am I using this year?
I’ve decided to use Leonie Dawson’s My Shining Year Biz Edition Workbook for 2018. If you’re not familiar with Leonie Dawson and her My Shining Year Workbooks you are in for a treat.
Leonie created her first workbook in 2012. It was a hand drawn workbook that she sold electronically.
She started a revolution of change. She created a fun goal setting workbook for women.
It has pretty quirky pictures and showers you with LOVE. And it helps you reach your goals too!
2017 was the first of Leonie’s workbooks that I purchased. I have a habit of purchasing things and not using them so I proceeded with caution. I bought the electronic version at the end of the year, when it was on sale. I wanted to see what I was getting myself into and whether or not I wanted to purchase and use the printed version in 2018.
After much thought and consideration I decided to practice self-care and give myself a gift that will help me with my 2018 goals.
I purchased Leonie’s Biz Edition to use to help accomplish my main goal for 2018 which is to build my online business. I want to be able to indulge my hermit archetype and work from home in a nice quiet environment without people. I didn’t want to overwhelm myself since I didn’t have any systems built around using the workbook so I didn’t buy the Life Edition for myself. I did buy it for my daughter as a fun Christmas present. I thought we could work on them together over Christmas break.
So what led me to my decision to buy The My Shining Year Goals Workbook Biz Edition?
I knew I wanted to build my business in 2018 so I purchased a class that helped me outline and plan all of the things I needed to figure out and do to build my business. I currently have at least a ream of paper full of notes that I keep flipping back to after going through my class. There is so much that I thought I needed to consolidate everything into one easy plan that I can reference to keep myself on track.
Enter Leonie’s Workbook. It has everything you need to stay on track with the big picture of your business all in a fun easily referenced workbook. I can take all of the specifics that I wrote out and add them to the workbook. I can set my business goals for the year and stay up to date with my monthly check-in’s. I can create an action plan for my big projects and dream big scary business dreams.
So what can you expect from The My Shining Year Goals Workbook Biz Edition?
The 2018 My Shining Year Biz Edition Workbook is divided into 16 sections. It is well thought out and covers all aspects of your business. Each sections leads you to the next concluding with creating your goals and action plans. Give yourself time to really think and work through the material. It will help give you a big picture of your business for 2018.
It’s important to remember all of the things you did right in 2017 and release all of the things that didn’t go so right. I’m always surprised to see all of what I did accomplish. Looking back at the past year can give you motivation to keep on going or to pick up the pace and work harder to reach your goals.
A new year is a time for a fresh start. Put 2017 behind you and make your dreams happen in 2018. The new year is always a time for a fresh perspective. It’s a clean slate that allows you to begin again and gives you a chance to do better than the year before. Start 2018 off right by invoking positivity and good thoughts for the new year.
My Shining Finances
Create your income goals and expenses budget for 2018. The more you look at your finances the more you know where you are. If you are building a business this is very important, otherwise it’s just a hobby. A business creates revenue. If you want to create a business you need to know how much money is coming in and going out. This gives you a place to start.
My Shining Team
Decide if you need new people on your team or if you need to make any changes to your existing team. Do you currently have a team? Are you at a point where you need one? What roles could be filled so that you stop doing things that someone else could easily do and start doing more of what you are excellent at?
My Shining Support
Who and what programs will be supporting you in 2018? Do you have or need a mentor or mastermind? Who are you bouncing ideas off of? Who is supporting you in your struggle and growth? You and you business are able to grow faster and stronger if you have support.
My Shining Systems
Do you have all of the systems in place to run your business efficiently? Do you have workflows created? What are your standard operating procedures? Systems make a business more efficient. They keep you from thinking about how and when you need to complete certain tasks. The decisions are already made. You can use that decision power for more important things.
My Shining Boundaries and Balance
Are you taking care of yourself? Your business won’t grow if you don’t take care of yourself. You can’t give your all to your business if you don’t stop and make sure you are in a great condition to give your all. What boundaries do you need to set in your life? Are you balancing your business with your personal relationships?
My Shining Education
What do you need to learn in 2018? Do you need to buy a program, read a book or hire a coach? What will help move your business and personal development forward for the year? Education goals are very important and something we all tend to forget or put off.
My Shining Customers
What LOVE will you show your customers in 2018? Being able to give to others is a wonderful gift. What can you do to show your customers how much you appreciate them this year?
My Shining Marketing
What are your social media and content creation goals for the year? Without goals many things just won’t happen. Social media and content creation are two of them. What are you doing to get the word out and get people excited about what you’re doing in 2018?
My Shining World
What will you give back this year? We are all better for giving back to the world. What charity or organization touches your heart? Where do you want to see growth or improvement in the world? Give to that cause. Give joyfully with a smile knowing you are helping the world be that little bit better.
My Shining Dreams
What are your big scary business dreams? What are the dreams you are scared to tell everyone else? These dreams usually tie into your WHY. These are the dreams that push you forward and keep you working even if it doesn’t seem like you are making progress. To really move forward you need a big scary dream to give you the reason to go the extra mile when otherwise you would quit.
Making My Goals Happen
Fill out your workbook. Decide on your Goals. Break your goals down into an action plan. Schedule you actions and get to work!
This is one of the most important parts and why this workbook is so great. If you don’t review your goals they probably won’t happen. It’s so easy to forget what you decided you wanted to do if you don’t go back and review. The monthly review helps you figure out what went wrong, what went right and what you need to do next.
What to do if you fall off the Workbook Wagon
I’m not perfect and neither are you. We all have times when we quit doing what’s working even though we know we shouldn’t. Get back on the Workbook Wagon if you fall off. Just pick back up where you left off and get back to work. There are also links to Leonie’s Shining Academy if you need extra help. I’m putting membership to the Academy on my goals list for 2018.
My Shining Notes
Notes pages for all those things you want to write and keep with your workbook. This is a great space to brainstorm your goals for the year. You can easily look back and see your original thoughts if you get stuck during the year.
What are the Pro’s and Con’s of the My Shining Year Goals Workbook Biz Edition?
Everything thing you need to set goals for your business all in one handy workbook. It’s fun and keeps your attention. If something isn’t fun you probably won’t use it.
I would really like one more Goal Setting Action Plan page. There are three but I think in quarters. I would like a fourth set. I’ll probably solve this personal dilemma by making a copy of the pages and taping them in with some washi tape.
I”m delighted with the price and quality of the 2018 My Shining Year Biz Edition Workbook. My intention is to create change in my life and business and I think Leonie’s workbook will help me do that.
If you’ve chosen or not chosen to buy Leonie’s workbook(s) this year let me know why in the comments below or on YouTube.
Thank you for joining me on my life journey.