Goal Action Ideas for Career Goals

Did you know, on average, people spend 1/3 of their lives at work? Hearing that statistic for the first time in high school surprised me, but since graduating from college and entering the workforce, I've since come to realize it's not all that unrealistic!

Whether you're looking to change careers entirely, get back into the workforce, or better yourself in your current job, we know it's important to maximize your time and your impact in the workplace, wherever it may be or whatever it might look like. We're sharing some goal action ideas for your PowerSheets Tending List to help get your wheels spinning!

While some of these are broad, we hope they serve as inspiration for you and your particular career field. Let us know if you add any of these to your Tending Lists this month!

Monthly Goals

  • Choose graduate programs
  • Apply to graduate school
  • Find a mentor
  • Grow professional network
  • Read a career book
  • Update your resume
  • Update LinkedIn profile
  • Schedule a vacation
  • Take an online course
  • Research jobs and companies
  • Practice interview skills
  • Apply to five jobs
  • Request feedback from your supervisor

Weekly Goals

  • Apply for a new job
  • Prepare for meetings
  • Watch a TED talk
  • Encourage someone in your field doing a great job
  • Speak up in team meetings

Daily Goals

  • Inbox zero
  • Choose your top three priorities for the following day
  • Track time
  • Clean your workspace
  • Show gratitude
  • Review calendar for tomorrow

These are just a few suggestions for items to add to your PowerSheets Tending List each month to make progress on your career goals for the year!

We'd love to hear from you: how do you spend your days, and what else would you add to this list? 

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When It’s Time to Take a Leap of Faith…

Our team is busy preparing to host our newest group of Making Things Happen Conference attendees in Chapel Hill, NC next week for our two-day intensive to help them uncover their goals and take action on them. These ladies are taking a huge leap of faith, and we wanted to offer encouragement to them and anyone who might be stepping into the unknown with the expectation of great things to come. Whether you're packing your bags for Chapel Hill, NC or making progress on one of your PowerSheets goals, this is for you!

Ask yourself this question: What if today is the day that everything changes?

Let that sink in for a moment. What if the small decision you make today is planting the seed for great things to come?

Taking any big leap forward–into whatever it might be–can be daunting.

There is a lot of pressure in today's world. Whether it's pressure put on us by others or pressure we put on ourselves, it can oftentimes feel overwhelming to get started on anything new at all. A fear of failure or underachievement oftentimes stops us dead in our tracks and paralyzes us from taking any action on the things that matter to us.

But making the decision to step forward is often the hardest part because it's the first step. It takes bravery to step into the unknown. Making good things come to life requires physical action. And then another action. And another.

Over time, goals and dreams that were once leaps of faith turn into a new life. You have a choice. You can choose to start fresh. You can choose to put the phone down, stop scrolling, and turn comparison into celebration.

This leap of faith? It is not selfish; it takes bravery and gumption. Whether you're taking two days away from your work and family at MTH Conference, spending a few hours on your PowerSheets Prep Work, or stepping outside for a moment to breathe in the sunshine and fresh air, you are worth the time investment.

You are worthy. Just as you are. There is no guilt or shame for taking time to invest in yourself. 

The process of cultivating–breaking the soil, planting, tending, and waiting for the harvest–is where life happens. It's where change and growth happen. The journey to making it happen is where the good stuff lives. Soak it up, friends.

Dreams become decisions when you cultivate them, and the best is yet to come!

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We’re Hiring a Marketing Director

Friends, we're excited to announce that we're hiring a full-time Marketing Director! Get all the details and apply here. Our Marketing Director, Amber, is moving into a new role with us and we're cheering her on in her journey ahead. Read more about how Amber is cultivating what matters in her own life below. 


Over the past year, my PowerSheets have helped me stay focused on a top priority this last year: self-care. I’ve spent many years putting others needs above my own and I finally realized the importance of filling my cup first so I have more love and energy to give others. This past year, my husband’s career transitioned into one with almost weekly travel, and I truthfully struggled in the self-care category while maintaining some resemblance of normal home life for our two kids, in addition to working full-time and running a small business.

Another common thread that came up often in my PowerSheets was the desire for more adventures with the kids. Our daughter has one more year left until she begins full-time school, and I’ve felt a tug to have more focus and flexibility with our family. I have long felt the least equipped for motherhood out of all the roles I'm called to. I’ve always thought my gifts were better served in my career than at home, but there has been a gentle tugging for me to try something different. As someone who is a self-proclaimed workaholic, I’m working on changing my identity box to be one that puts my family first and my work second.

With these things in mind, I recently transitioned to a limited consulting role on the Cultivate team. I'm thrilled to still have a hand in guiding the overall marketing strategy, campaigns, and product launches while being able to devote time to my family in this season. Letting go of my more day-to-day role at this amazing company was not an easy thing, but, like we teach others, letting go of what is so good now opens the possibility for something else to grow in this next season ahead.


The last two years have been extraordinary—from the work I’ve been able to do to the people I’ve had the joy of working alongside and serving, and I'm confident our new Marketing Director will have the same experience! If this position sounds like a great fit for you, we'd love to meet you!

During recent interviews for new hires, I was asked about my favorite part of working for this company. To see the fruit of my work is the best thing to witness. To see lives transformed and changed for the better in our customers is a true gift. I sincerely believe our products are meant for the hands of women all over the world, and it is an honor to help continue to make that happen through our marketing campaigns—while loving my family and cultivating what matters here in the Housley home, too.


I look forward to meeting our newest team member in the coming months, and I can't wait to serve our community together!

Know someone who might be a good fit? We'd love for you to share this post with them! You can find all the details here.

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Join us at our Summer Product Photo Shoot

Our team has been busy at work prepping for our upcoming Summer Product Launch on May 1st. We have a few new products to help you continue to cultivate what matters in your life up our sleeves, and we can't wait to start showing you sneak peeks of what's to come!

With that said, we're planning our Summer Product Launch Photo Shoot for Thursday, April 5th, and we need your help!

We're looking for two mother and child pairs (children ages 5-10 welcome) to join us for photos that will be used on our website and blog. Multiple children in the 5-10 age range are welcome. You don't have to be familiar with our products to join us, though we promise to send you home with some hoping that changes :)

If you’re interested, please send an email to email (at) with the subject line: Summer Product Photo Shoot. Due to the high volume of emails, we might not be able to respond individually, but we are so grateful for your replies! If you are having issues, email Jess at

In your email, please include the following:

  • Your name and location
  • A few recent photos of yourself and your child/children (no need for professional photos-we just want to see your smile!)
  • Answer the following questions (if applicable):
    • How long have you been using PowerSheets?
    • What are some of your 2018 goals?

We promise it’s going to be a blast, and we can't wait to hear from you! If you know someone who might be a good fit, please share this post with them. Thank you!

Please note that you must be 18 or older to apply, and we are not able to compensate for travel/participation.

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March 2018 Goals Round-Up

Spring doesn't officially arrive for a few more weeks, but flipping the calendar to March 1st and soaking up the sunshine in the South has put a spring in my step (no pun intended)!

With the start of the Month comes a blank PowerSheets Tending List, and we love seeing what goals you are focusing on in the month ahead!

We intentionally created the PowerSheets Goal Planner in a way that makes it applicable for women in all seasons of life. Whether you a college graduate looking for your first job, a working professional, or a stay-at-home momma of three, intentional change will happen when you use PowerSheets. Our monthly goals round-ups give us a chance to share YOUR stories and goals! We gather blog posts each month from our Facebook community, so be sure to join if you aren't already a member.

We hope these round-ups give you some inspiration for making progress on your own unique goals this year! Remember to keep sharing your goals with us. We love knowing what you're working towards, and it helps us plan content that will be most beneficial to you!


Photo by Rachel

Rachel's progress on her financial goals in February has me ready to buckle down and get to work on my own!

If you need a check-in on your goals, we recommend asking yourself the questions Emilie asks herself each month to determine if you're spending your time in the right places: "Am I making progress on the goals I’ve set for myself? Are those goals still relevant?"

Take advantage of tools and resources to help you make progress on your goals. As Kory is working to cultivate friendships this year, she is using our Fruitful Friendships Workbook. I love how she's breaking it down in her PowerSheets each month, and we're extra grateful she considers ours a good resource!

Feeling discouraged when you don't check off your daily goals? Take our friend Diana's advice and set a goal for the number of days you want to accomplish each of your daily goals to help you manage expectations and give yourself some room for grace.


Photo by Kari

Each month Madison tapes her PowerSheets Tending List next to my bedside table with our Tending Tape so I she can track her progress., and we love that she sees her goals in the mornings and evenings.

We love seeing Kate's March PowerSheets goals make it in her "FRIYAY" post! It's a great reminder to include celebrations on your Tending List each month!

We're cheering Mattie on in her March PowerSheets as she focuses on growing what is unique about her season of life instead of trying to build habits or goals based on comparison.

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!

Don't have PowerSheets yet, and feeling behind? Have no fear! We'll be restocking our Six-Month PowerSheets Goal Planner this spring. Sign up for our newsletter list to know when they're back in stock! 

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