Yes, that's a crazy cat tape dispenser and it was one of my Christmas presents this year! Funny, right?!
Organizational tools are kind of a running joke in my family. In fact, every Christmas Santa fills my stocking with notepads, pens, and sticky notes.
Because that's what I love - I'm all about planning!
My Approach to 2017
It seems like every year my goal-setting process changes. This year I'm doing a combination of what's worked in the past and I'm adding something new. (Because remember? Planning is fun for me!)
1. Yearly Focus
Some people chose a "word" for the year. In fact, I've read 2 books on the idea: My One Word and One Perfect Word.
Last year I chose the word "adventure" and this year, I've actually chosen TWO words: Jesus and Health. I know everything else in life will fall into place if I make these words my focus for 2017.
2. Projects to Accomplish (Not Goals)
The truth is that I have dozens of things I want to do in 2017, but if I set all of those as my goals, it'll be an epic failure. I won't even remember what half of them are!
Instead, I made a list of all the projects that I hope to accomplish this year. Each month, I'll take baby steps to bust out those things on my list.
By setting just 4 big projects, I know I can succeed!
3. Daily Habits
I'm a BIG believer in the power of daily habits. A few years ago when I set out to write 101 Piano Practice Tips, I got it done through daily habits. Every weekday, I'd write 3 tips.
That faithful consistency not only helped me write my first book, it also taught be a powerful lesson - daily habits can change your life!
4. Power Sheets
My "something new" for this year is PowerSheets. To be honest, I was surprised when I got my package in the mail. I thought this was more of a calendar type planner, but it's not that at all.
Instead, it's more of a way to set and track your priorities, goals, and ideas. I just love it!
In the past, I've had several notebooks for different subjects, but with PowerSheets, I can track my year objectives in one handy binder. And the quality is awesome!
I'd love to know what plans you have for 2017 and any resources that you use. I'm always open to learning new tips and tricks!
Today Matters by John Maxwell
My One Word by Mike Ashcraft
One Perfect Word by Debbie Macomber
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Hi there! I'm Tracy Selle. A Christian wife, mom, and author of 101 Piano Practice Tips. I'm also a piano teacher and founder of Upbeat Piano Teachers.