It has been a while since my last post and I wanted to update you in regard to the life binder and speak with you about all the other things that have transpired in the interim. Creating the vision board and the life binder has kept me focused every day for the past five months. The life binder is a conscious effort to pay attention to the things that matter most to me. Because of it, I have paid off two of my debts, completed another children’s book, and started an e-book. I have also stayed on target with my grad classes and only have three more to go. The vision board is a constant reminder to stay focused on the things that I want out of life this year and ultimately for my future. So, all in all I would say that the life binder has been a blessing. For the next few months, I want to focus on sending my completed works to publishers, complete my first e-book, and revamp my blog and unify the theme. Also, I have read a lot of books in the past five months and want to share my reviews on these books.
Well, this was a short post and just an update on the life binder and current projects. I am trying to stay motivated and dodge writer’s block but, will be back soon to share what I have learned so far in 2016.
Hey! This is the first real week of the new year and I am overly excited about my journey this year to publishing my first children’s book and creating the life that I deserve. I have listened in on a lot of motivational conference calls and come across free goal strategy sessions and resources. There is a wealth of information out there and all of it is accessible and most of it is affordable. Of course, my idea of affordable at this moment is free.
Anyway, the best idea I came across obviously came from trolling Pinterest. If you have been following me you already know how much I love Pinterest. A couple of weeks back I found a lot of free templates for creating personal mission statements, budgeting and getting your finances together, goal setting sheets, health and spirituality templates. Then the mother of all ideas of which I had never thought about before was creating a “Vision Binder” or “Life Binder”. I even created one for my friend.
I am all about living purposefully and achieving my dreams so I want to be intentional in my strategy and how I use my time each day to work towards my goals and vision for my life. What I learned is that when you right it down and constantly come back and review and make it a priority in your day, you will most likely achieve your goals. I have this poster in my classroom that reads “A goal without a plan is just a wish”. That quote is accurate. How many times have we made goals or resolutions and never stuck to them because we did not create a detailed plan and constantly go back and review it throughout the year?
Check out my Pinterest board Boss Behavior and download some of the free templates, read some of the articles, and comment on whether or not it was helpful. I would love to hear from you. Also, I created a vision board for 2016 and I posted above my new desk in my room (I had my teenage daughter create one also and this is a great bonding activity. Have them present their vision board and explain).
I am so proud of this board because I have a gut feeling that 2016 is going to be My Year! Let’s make it the best year so far together!
Happy New Year!