Hey Fam, happy Friday!
So, I’m kind of in love with Dave Ramsey. He’s my dude. During the early months of me watching his YouTube videos back in 2014, I stumbled across his “7 goal areas” – spiritual, family, social, career, intellectual, physical and financial. These are areas of your life that you should have goals in for growth and productivity – something you’re working towards and hope to achieve. The goals should also be S.M.A.R.T. (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant or realistic and time-sensitive). As Dave says, a goal without a plan is just a dream.
Because I’m a big nerd and thoroughly enjoy geeking out over making goals and plans to accomplish them, I decided to share mine with you. I did make goals in January for the new year. However, I decided to shift a bit and revamp them for my “27th year of life”. There’s nothing special about January 1.
I also used Lara Casey’s Powersheets to help me with my process. Whatever works for you, do it. We’re all different and no one way is better than the other. So, here goes!
Goal # 1: Build my relationship with Christ.
- 10 minutes of daily prayer time.
- Work in bible journal twice a week.
- Join Saved in the City prayer calls monthly.
- Commit to a bible plan.
Goal #2: Use my gifts and talents to help build my church and expand membership.
- Identify my gifts. Nurture them.
- Set goals and work hard on upcoming events.
- Create & execute profitable fundraising events for church building fund.
- Develop & implement church marketing plan.
- Develop & implement church welcoming packet and committee.
- Become a full-time active participant in the ministry by attending all services regularly.
Goal #3: Create a stronger family bond.
- Be more present in the moment (kill distractions).
- Create moments for quality time.
- Visit grandparents monthly (at least).
- Be around more for the next generation(nieces & nephews).
Goal #4:Cover everyone in love.
- Set aside time once a month to pray for the safety and successful advancement of my family.
Goal #5: Find the right job opportunity that fits me, my best skills and what I believe in.
- Graduate from Flagler College!
- Create a resume in Canva.
- Create a sample portfolio.
- Apply for jobs that seem meaningful, purposeful and could make me happy I’m there.
- Explore interest in Virtual Assistant (2018).
- Explore interest in progress coaching (2018).
Goal #6:Build an entrepreneurial spirit and break your fear of networking.
- Dedicate intentional time to Clarity & Strength blog.
- Find a place to volunteer.
- Be consistent on social media.
- Attend AAF meetings.
- Attend FPRA meetings.
Goal #7: Make better financial decisions.
- Budget weekly.
- Follow my debt snowball.
- Pay off my credit card by July 2018.
- Use the cash envelope system for spending.
Goal #8: Simplify my home and my mind.
- Pray without ceasing.
- Read thought – compelling books (2018).
- Do Emily Ley’s 30-day simplify challenge every 3 months (Aug., Nov., Feb., May).
- Do the contentment challenge twice (September and March)
- Do social media free weekends once a month.
- Create realistic cleaning schedule.
Goal #9:Take good care of my body.
- Be active everyday.
- Have one green smoothie a day.
- Meal plan.
- Pick one workout routine, do it for 30 days.
- Get the proper rest.
- Run a 5K by the end of 2018.
Goal #10: Nurture lifetime relationships.
- Send more cards just because.
- Remember birthdays, give better gifts.
- Have meaningful conversations.
- Have one on one lunches.
What were some of your goals for the new year? Have you stuck to any of them? Share your progress in a comment below!
Here’s to great, intentional goal planning,
P.S. Special thanks to Nancy of Nancy Ray Photography for the idea of sharing goals this way! I’ll also be taking a cue from her to share my goals for each month to help me stay on track.
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