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Meet the Fall 2018 MTH Encouragers!

It's been an exciting week in the Cultivate office as we celebrate Mid-Year Goals Prep Week, and we couldn't think of a better time to introduce our Fall Encouragement Speakers for our Making Things Happen Conference. These ladies are eager to cheer you on (in person!) as you take the next step to uncovering what matters, making a plan, and tending to it!

Every year, in Chapel Hill, NC, women just like you from all over the world and in all seasons of life, come together for the Making Things Happen Conference to do just that: make what matters happen. Our team likes to describe Making Things Happen as doing PowerSheets in person. MTH gives you a chance to step away from the busyness and distractions of everyday life to uncover meaningful intentional goals. There's nothing quite like it!

At Making Things Happen you'll dig deep but, you won't do it alone! Our founder, Lara Casey, is there to walk you through every step of the process! Eight incredible women come alongside Lara and serve as our team of Encouragement Speakers. Our Encouragers are women deeply passionate about helping you uncover what matters. They'll share their personal stories and encourage you in break-out sessions to bravely dig deeper together.

We're excited to introduce our Fall 2018 Encouragement Speakers and hear more of why they're excited about Making Things Happen and what advice they have for our future attendees!

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Lara Casey

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What She's Most Excited for: "Meeting YOU! Hearing your stories and watching transformations happen and light bulbs go off is a gift I don't take for granted. I can't wait to meet you!"

Her Encouragement for Attendees: "If you are able, stay at the Carolina Inn with other attendees and be sure to go to the fireside chats each night. That's where you'll build a community that will last a lifetime. You only get those two days together—make them count! And trust that everyone else is just as nervous as you are. Those nerves will fly out the window when we get started though!

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Heidi Dawson

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What She's Most Excited for: "I am looking forward to sharing and listening to how others not only overcome the valleys in life and business but how to enjoy the mountaintops as well."

Her Encouragement for Attendees: "Don’t believe everything that you think."

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Shunta Grant

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What She's Most Excited for: "I am looking forward to witnessing every woman in attendance experience the gift of taking two days out for herself to discover what matters most in her life and then do something about it!"

Her Encouragement for Attendees: "Come with no agenda other than to embrace the time spent together with honesty and an open heart and mind. It's going to be so good!"

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Gina Zeidler

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What She's Most Excited for: "Time to reflect, REVIVE and encourage each attendee and watch the transformation."

Her Encouragement for Attendees: "Get excited. I'm so proud of you for investing in YOU! I know you might feel all sorts of upside down, but JUST WAIT!"

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Maghon Taylor

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What She's Most Excited for: "I can't wait to speak encouragement and life into each attendee at MTH this fall! I enjoy this experience year after year and I feel like everyone who is in the room is there at that exact moment for a reason."

Her Encouragement for Attendees: "I was afraid too. I was worried about making friends, meeting people in my same industry, crying too much, my outfit -- the list goes on. I never thought about any of these fears after walking through the doors. Come as you are. This is going to change your life in the best way."

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Amber Housley

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What She's Most Excited for: "I am most looking forward to having these two days to reflect and be refreshed alongside dozens of other women. It's truly inspiring to be in a room with women who want to live an intentional life. It's magic!"

Her Encouragement for Attendees: "Come just as you are, right where you are."

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Katelyn James

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What She's Most Excited for: "I'm looking forward to sharing and encouraging attendees with what I have walked through in my recent season. I've learned so much about how even the darkest seasons can produce life-giving fruit."

Her Encouragement for Attendees: "There is no season that is too hard or too dark where transformation can't take place. Whatever season that you're in, it's purposeful!"

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Natascha Trapp

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What She's Most Excited for: "I'm looking forward to my first experience with the MTH Conference, making new friends, and focusing on the goals I know the Lord has called me to."

Her one piece of encouragement for attendees: "Take the leap!"

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Nancy Ray

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What She's Most Excited for: "I’m most looking forward to two days of no interruptions. No phone, no distractions, just focusing on my heart and my future. Every single time I go to MTH, it is the greatest gift to step away from life and gain perspective on my health, my relationships, my faith, and my family."

Her Encouragement for Attendees: "You’ll get out of it what you put into it. The more vulnerable you are, the better… there is no judgment in that room! Also, wear waterproof mascara and don’t wear jeans. You’ll be more comfy, I promise!"

We are thrilled that each of our Encouragement Speakers is taking the time to join us this fall, and we can't wait for you to learn from them!

Are you ready to take the leap and join us? Register nowNow through July 31st, you can get nearly 50% off your ticket with the early-bird rate!

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Recommended Reading: What We’re Reading to Cultivate Our Goals

One of the many benefits of joining the Cultivate Team is our Reading Library! Every month, we have a book allowance to put towards a physical, digital, or audiobook of our choice to help us grow individually and as a team! We keep a running list of our current reads in Asana for team members to see, but after seeing the excitement from the Cultivate Book Club launch last week, we wanted to share some of our favorite reads with our fellow book lovers!

Not only are we sharing books, but we're also sharing which PowerSheets goal corresponds with our book choices!

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A recommendation from Emily Thomas, Creative Director and Chief of Staff

The Tech-Wise Familyby Andy Crouch

Goal: Enjoy our family of three (before it becomes a family of four!)

A recommendation from Casey Marchbanks, Designer

Embraced by Lysa TerKeurst

Goal: Keep the first thing FIRST, and cultivate my relationship with the Lord by keeping my eyes fixed on Him.

A recommendation from Jess Thore, Community and Content Manager

The Path Between Us by Susanna Stabile

Goal: Love Logan well in this new season

A recommendation from Marissa Kloess, Partnerships and PR Manager

Pressing Pause: 100 Quiet Moments for Moms to Meet with Jesus by Karen Ehman

Goal: Start each day with Him.

A recommendation from Kristin Winchester, Conference Director

The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall

Goal: Intentionally take care of myself through activities I love (reading!)

A recommendation from Lara Casey Isaacson, Founder

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero

Goal: Re-creation: Take care of myself so I can care for others well.

A recommendation from Kaylee Hobbs, Operations Director

Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

Goal: Use my creative gifts well.

A recommendation from our newest team member :)

A Lineage of Graceby Francine Rivers

Goal: Embrace God's calling for my life and spend more time in the Word

A recommendation from our newest team member :)

Come Matter Here by Hannah Brencher

Goal: Live life to the absolute fullest right where I am by intentionally doing the things that bring me joy.

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Of course, we couldn't make a list of our favorite summer reads to help you cultivate what matters without mentioning Lara's two books: Make It Happen and CultivateIf you want to add both of these to your summer reading list, be sure to snag the book bundle to save a few dollars!

Want to cultivate a love for reading but don't know where to start? Check out our tips to enjoy reading and join our Cultivate Book Club! We're reading a chapter a week all summer long, and it's going to be the easiest book club you've ever done. Both of these are great places to start!

Now it's your turn! Share any book recommendations you have below! I'd also love to hear if they correspond with any PowerSheets goal you set for the year!

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Welcome to Mid-Year Goals Prep Week

Today kicks off an exciting week in the Cultivate office: Mid-Year Goals Prep Week! Whether you're a brand new PowerSheets user or want some extra encouragement to keep tending to those goals, there's something this week for you.

The most important thing this week?

Take one step forward. Just one!

We believe there's power in each and every intentional step you take. If you take more than one step forward, that's great, too!

What do you need to move forward on your goals and take that one step? Choose your adventure this week:

Need a kick in the pants? Join us for daily live coaching.
Need help getting started with your PowerSheets? Read on in this post!
Need some goal-getter friends to cheer you on?Cultivate Community Groups are here!
Need some real-life examples from others? Be sure to follow us on social for inspiring stories and daily pep talks.
Need some motivation to take that action step you’ve been putting off? This is where we’re gonna get a little crazy. We’re going to take those action steps LIVE together!

But first, I'm going to ask you a question: What can you do right now to love your December self well?

Is there something you can say no to, giving you room for something more important?

Can you make a decision now that will bear fruit by the time December rolls around?

What habit could cultivate now that will help you love your December self well?

If you're like me, I'll bet you have an answer for each of these questions! Where I want to be in December doesn't happen overnight. Others might believe in quick fixes, but around here, we cultivators embrace little by little progress.

And that's what this week is all about. By spending time working on our PowerSheets together, we’re going plant the seeds now for the good things we want to grow in the second half of the year!

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Brand new to PowerSheets? How exciting! Over the course of this week, we’ll break down our proven process and walk you through your workbook day-by-day and page-by-page. The PowerSheets Prep Work has instructions on each worksheet for you to get started (it’s like having a coach in your back pocket!), but the Cultivate team wants to take it one step further and cheer you on. Each day, a different CWM gal will walk you through a piece of the PowerSheets Prep Work on Facebook Live at 3 pm ET. Sign up to join us!

Have goals you want to make progress on? Consider us your biggest cheerleaders! We've created a Cultivate Goal-Getter's Board in the office to celebrate YOU! When you take just ONE step on any of your goals this week, tell us! Leave a comment on Instagram or tell us in a Facebook Live, and we'll add your name to our board. Just like the progress bars on your Tending List, there's something exciting about seeing visual proof of progress!

Need some extra encouragement from fellow PowerSheets friends? Join our PowerSheets Facebook Group to find like-minded ladies near you! Once you do, consider starting (or joining!) a monthly meet-up with local friends using our brand new Community Groups resources.

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Your turn! Leave a comment and let us know if you have your PowerSheets in hand and are planning to tune in this week! Introduce yourself. Tell us where you live! How are you feeling about your goals? I'd love to see how many friends we'll be spending time with this week!

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Introducing the Cultivate Book Club!

Are you ready to be part of the easiest summer book club you've ever done?

What does the "easiest book club" actually mean? As summer kicks off for many of you, we know your time is valuable, and we want you to prioritize the things that matter most to you with the extra sunshine in your days!

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Starting today, we'll be reading a chapter a week, and I'll be showing up in your inboxes on Tuesday mornings to cheer you on, share my biggest takeaway from the week's chapter, and encourage you to share what you're learning! We'll start discussing a new chapter every Tuesday together. Here's a schedule for you:

Chapter One: Tuesday, June 5
Chapter Two: Tuesday, June 12
Chapter Three: Tuesday, June 19
Chapter Four: Tuesday, June 26
Chapter Five: Tuesday, July 3
Chapter Six: Tuesday, July 10
Chapter Seven: Tuesday, July 17
Chapter Eight: Tuesday, July 24
Chapter Nine: Tuesday, July 31
Chapter Ten: Tuesday, August 7

Remember, this is about progress, not perfection. Use the chapter a week as a guideline. In fact, we encourage you to move at your own pace! When I was in elementary school, I was often scolded for reading ahead–don't worry, I won't be doing that here!

Ready to get started?

  • Order your Summer Book Club Bundle today! Signing up for the newsletter below will send you the first three chapters of Cultivate to read electronically while you wait for your happy mail to arrive!
  • Join the Cultivate Book Club Facebook group, and introduce yourself!
  • Sign up for our Summer Book Club newsletter below to get access to our bonuses page! There are discussion questions, phone and computer backgrounds, a fun coloring page, and more!
  • Invite a friend to join us! Share our blog post with them, and invite them to enter the giveaway and cultivate what matters alongside you this summer!
  • Save the date for Tuesday, August 7th. Lara will be hosting a book club party on Facebook Live, and we'd love to have you join–even if you don't read a single page in Cultivate!

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Lara wrote Cultivate as part encouragement and part practical guide, and she offers wisdom from her personal story that encourages women of all ages and backgrounds to release themselves from the comparison trap and embrace progress, not perfection. This book is all about embracing imperfect, grace-filled progress to grow a life of joy. I can't think of a better book to be the anthem for our summer!

A flourishing life is possible–no perfection required!

Sign up below to join the Cultivate Book Club!

We don't want the fun to stop there! To celebrate summer alongside you, we're sending a summer book club bundle to one lucky winner:

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There are lots of different ways to enter to win, and we'll choose one lucky winner at random on August 8th.

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We'd love to hear from you! Are you joining us on this grace-filled book club journey this summer?

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What Can PowerSheets Help You Do?

As a community, we've had the privilege of watching thousands of women around the world cultivate what matters using PowerSheets. Whether they are creating a life-giving home, achieving career goals, building strong relationships, fostering friendships, working on wellness goals or anything else they can dream up—these women are making change happen in their lives and in the lives of those they love.

This is about so much more than planners and checklists. This isn’t traditional goal-setting like you’ve seen in the past.

We create the PowerSheets Goal Planner to help you take a leap of faith and set intentional, meaningful goals to simplify your life. It’s about you living on purpose. PowerSheets are a proven process of uncovering what matters most to you, setting grace-filled goals, and creating an action plan to make those things happen little by little, no perfection required.

Our guarantee is simple: when you intentionally use the PowerSheets, change will happen. But don't just listen to us! We're excited to introduce a few women who are sharing their PowerSheets stories below!

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Ready to see change happen in your life? We're ready to be your biggest cheerleader!

Grab a set of Six-Month Undated PowerSheets from the Cultivate Shop, and get started!

There's nothing magical about January 1st when it comes to setting goals. Today can be the day that everything changes! Your December 2018 self will thank you for taking the leap of faith.

We want to hear from you! What have PowerSheets helped you accomplish? Tell us below in the comments!

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