2017 Goals Round-Up

Can I tell you a secret? One of my favorite parts of managing the social channels for Cultivate What Matters is coming across your PowerSheets when browsing the PowerSheets hashtag! (Seriously, if you need some encouragement, just head over there!) My particular favorites are reading each of your blog posts about your annual and monthly goals! I love when you share them on social media or in the PowerSheets Facebook group, and the Cultivate team decided I probably wasn't the only one who would enjoy it!

The whole reason we changed the name of our business last year was because we knew we needed a platform to tell other people's stories–YOUR stories! We're starting a new Goal Round-Up Series on the Cultivate What Matters blog where we'll be sharing goals from each of YOU throughout the year!

Keep sharing your goals with us each month so that we can cheer you on! The PowerSheets and Cultivate What Matters community has evolved into something bigger than we could have ever imagined–something bigger than us, and we are grateful for the opportunity to encourage each of you to cultivate what matter!

So, without further ado, some of the wonderful blog posts about some of your 2017 Goals!

Photo by Courtney Price

For it being her first time using PowerSheets, Kristen set some exciting goals for 2017 in both her personal life and professional photography business!

I love how Natalie chose core words that correspond with each of her goals for the year!

Kyla's encouragement that goal setting looks differently for everyone and gracious reminder that it's okay for your goals to look different than others!

Stephanie chose her word for the year and set her goals for 2017 knowing that the arrival of her firstborn in March would mean she was entering into a new season. This post is full of great encouragement for the momma-to-be's out there!


Photo by Valerie Woerner (Val's 2017 Goals)

Amanda makes a great distinction between planning and doing when it comes to goals, and we're excited to cheer her on in 2017!

Our very own Emily Thomas shared her guideposts for 2017, and I can personally assure you her perspective on so many things–goal-setting including–will be a welcome breath of fresh air for you!

We're often asked about how to incorporate your faith into goal-setting, and Allyn did a great job aligning each of her 2017 goals with a piece of Scripture.

Not only does Laken share her 2017 goals, but she also shares her biggest lesson from 2016 and what she's letting go of this year! Thanks for your transparency, Laken!

If you've posted your goals somewhere, we'd love to see them! Feel free to drop them in the comments, too–no fancy blog required! We can't wait to take a peek and cheer you on!

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How To Set Good Goals for 2017

We don’t do traditional pressure-filled, do-it-all goal setting around here. We uncover intentional, less-is-more goals. This is grace-filled goal setting. We set “good goals.”

Good goals are about stewarding what you’ve been given well: your relationships, your money, your possessions, your work, your children, your home, your health, and your time. A little intentional forethought goes a long way!

We are humbled to say we are sold out of both our One-Year and Six-Month PowerSheets, but that doesn't mean you can't set intentional goals for the year! Lara Casey shared her Sixth Annual Goal-Setting Series on her blog last week, and it's the perfect place to get started on cultivating your most intentional year yet! Grab a journal (we recommend the Make It Happen Journal from the shop!), and join Lara as she walks you through her Personal PowerSheets Prep Work for 2017!


We are completely sold out of our 2017 PowerSheets, and we are looking into getting a small batch of Six-Month #PowerSheets for the second half of the year, but that doesn't mean you have to wait! Use Lara's Goal-Setting Series to dig in right now. There is nothing magical about January 1st (or June 1st for that matter!)

Do you need the PowerSheets and Make It Happen book to have an intentional year? No. You don’t need any thing to live this life well. They are great tools if you choose to use them, but if you only do this blog series, and use scrap paper to write your answers, that’s great too. Use what you have! If you are someone who has been stuck in indecision lately, or feeling fear about diving into new things, join us in making a mess and dig in!


Part One: Let's Get Started!

Part Two: Cultivate What Matters

Part Three: Say Yes, Say No, Choose a Word

Part Four: Uncover Intentional Goals

Part Five: Make It Happen!



Have you set your goals for the year? If so, leave them as a comment so we can cheer you on!

Still need more direction after Lara's Goal-Setting Series?

1. Grab a copy of Lara's bookMake it Happen.

2. Explore the rest of the Cultivate What Matters community site for resources and encouragement!

3. Join Lara and the rest of the Cultivate team in person for the Making Things Happen Conference in March.

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