Wow! 2020 was a year of Yin and Yang. I had a fantastic start and ended with the biggest heartbreak of losing my mom. I know I am not the only one with heartaches, and some of you have suffered as much as I have and maybe more.
2021 is quickly approaching. I hope we will all get vaccinated, and the pandemic will soon be over.
Nevertheless, it is a new year, and that brings new hopes and plans. I was mulling through a few goal planning ideas to set you on the right track.
To improve our lives and business goals, we need to have a plan in place or maybe two. The more equipped we are to get these goals set up, the more likely we will succeed in life, relationship, or business.
The other thing about goal planning is that it is not a NY resolution as it is more of a mindset intention. It is all about keeping our minds focused on our dreams, scheduling them, and getting them accomplished.
One word of advice: do not make an exceedingly big to-do list that will overwhelm you and set yourself up for failure. Keeping it manageable is better than an over-ambitious to-do list.
I have researched the best planners for your 2021 goal setting. Here are my three favorite goal planners:
The Word of the Year Tool: Time Needed 45 mins more or less
The Word Of The Year Tool designed by Christine Kane is easy to digest, and she also provides a little exercise for you to do, making it fun and provides clarity. It will take less than an hour to complete.
I love this one because it is all about mindset, and that truly is the initial magical formula to accomplishing everything you want in life. Since getting anything done needs some strategic planning, I would not stop right here with Christine Kane. My suggestion is to continue with an additional planner that is more detailed in setting each goal up for success. Please see below for my recommendations.
Purge and Prune: Time Needed 30 mins or less
Purge and Prune method by Marie Forleo is a two-step method, which is super easy to follow with the same up-level intention. It is less detailed, a simple but useful guide to follow. It is a worthwhile watch on Marie TV: Marie Forleo Goal setting
It is a fun and informative 11 minutes video to watch. It does offer a free planner download, and if you were to do the exercise that Marie has suggested, it might take about ½ hr to complete. I find the planner basic, but it does provide you some clarity on your projects.
Year Detailed Planning: Time needed is about 45 mins more or less
Year Detailed Planning is by Jenna Kutcher, a podcast that takes 27 minutes of listening time: https://jennakutcherblog.com/115/. To be clear, Jenna Kutcher Detailed Planning is on a Mastermind that she had participated in with some of her modifications.
Jenna explained that the method breaks down the yearly panning into quarters, making it manageable and easy to implement. She talks about getting detailed with each goal, with when and where you should schedule each task, making it doable.
I love this method because Jenna goes into depth on strategically scheduling your projects in detail, making it my second choice for my goal planning for this year.
The similarities between these three goal-setting methods are clarity, keeping it simple, and mindset.
Goal-setting is not only about accomplishing your dream. The process of goal setting also helps you to become the person you want to become. A positive mindset is the beginning of all successes in life.
Well, I hope this guide will help you effectively plan out your 2021 so that you can make things happen successfully. I know which one I am going to follow, and that is the Word Of The Year Tool by Kristine Kane and Jenna Kutcher Year Detailed Planning.
Grab a notebook and your favorite marker and get planning and let us make our 2021 the best year ever!
With Creative Joy,
Ting Yuen xoxo
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