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Our Favorite Things–August

This month has been extra special for our team because we were able to hug so many of our dear friends—our PowerSheets shoot ladies, the lovely vendors who made the shoot happen, and of course, a few of our remote team members—Amber, Jess, and Kristin. With a lot of enthusiasm leading into September, we're sharing what has helped us to manage the season ahead, make progress on our team PowerSheets goals and simply, have a little fun this month. 

  • One of my August PowerSheets goals was to put more energy into long term saving. A few years ago, I put $20 into an Acorns account, and I checked back recently to find it had grown by nearly 12%! Since checking, I’ve been contributing to my account by adding an automated amount of my paycheck each month. By signing up with my referral link you will get a free $5 to start investing! If you have kids, this can be a great way for them to see how an allowance can grow over time by investing!
  • Lara’s been reading What’s Best Next by Matt Perman, and I might have to head over to the library and add it to my September reading list! Each morning, our team meets for a few minutes to discuss our top priorities, and with a busy season ahead, I am looking forward to seeing how this book challenges me to think differently about what "needs" to get done first.
  • A Netflix original, The Crown,  has been one of my all time favorites for a while now. After getting together for a team dinner after the PowerSheets shoot, it's now on Amber's list too! Historical and entertaining, this show is a winner in our book! Be on the lookout for Season 2 coming this December. There's plenty of time to plan a marathon night with friends!
  • Using our Write the Word journals to write letters to my future husband in the "On My Heart" section has consistently been one of my weekly PowerSheets goals! If you're looking for more ways to write the Word, check out this post!
  • School is back in session for many, and Marissa’s little one, Emerson, went off to Pre-K this month with the cutest personalized water bottle.
  • Our friend Val at Val Marie Paper released her 2018 Prayer Journals this month in three brand new colors. If cultivating a stronger prayer life is on your 2018 PowerSheets goals, I would definitely recommend snagging one now!
  • It has been one of our goals each week to make one thing better in our daily workflow. In order to ensure that she is focusing on the right priorities, Nicole has been using Toggl to track the time she spends on projects!

We'd love to see what you've been loving this past month, too—share with us by leaving a note in the comments!

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August Goals Round-Up

Happy August, friends! Many of you might be heading into a season of change this month as kids and students head back to school.

It can feel daunting to pick up your PowerSheets and get started in the midst of embracing change in your life. This time last year, I would have been heading back to school, and now I am managing a move into a new apartment. I have caught myself thinking so many times, “how do I possibly have the time to make progress on my goals for the month, let alone sit down and set them.” We’ve all been there, right?

But, PowerSheets aren’t about trying to fit it all in and then make progress on your goals on top of that. Sitting down to do your PowerSheets prep for the month allows you to re-align and prioritize based on what you would like to grow more of in your life. You can then be well prepared for the change ahead!

This month’s August Goals Round Up is about embracing change and being prepared to weather the change ahead by getting back to what matters.

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I always love seeing Amber's colorful PowerSheets Tending List! 

Feel like you still need to make more progress on your July goals? Amanda chose to continue her goal of reassessing her budget/debt pay off plan from July to August. Reevaluating what needs more progress from last month helps you to identify what you can focus on in the month ahead.

If you’re like Amanda and want to pay off debt this year, read Emily’s post on how to pay off debt!

Rachel's color-coded Tending List makes my heart happy! It’s a great way to visually see where you are spending your time for the month!

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Madeline's use of stickers is totally appropriate this month - Happy Birthday month, Madeline!

I love Jennifer's advice for those who may struggle with goal setting. She suggests meeting regularly with a friend, family member, or spouse to discuss what your priorities are for the month ahead. It is, after all, our best PowerSheets tip!

Karyn's plan to keep track of her progress this month involves checking in every #TendingListTuesday! I'll be doing the same since it can be hard to remember to check in every day.

Remember, keep sharing your goals with us each month so that we can cheer you on! Whether you're posting in our PowerSheets Facebook Group, leaving us a comment on social media, sharing your progress with #TendingListTuesday, or using the #PowerSheets hashtag, we love seeing what you are working towards each month!

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