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Your PowerSheets Questions Answered

Since we revealed the 2018 PowerSheets covers yesterday (watch the replay below!), we've been seeing lots of excitement and emojis (keep them coming!) and fielding a few questions, too. Read below for answers to some of the more frequently asked questions about 2018 PowerSheets! Don't see your question? Leave a comment, and we'll answer it!

What are PowerSheets?

PowerSheets are the ultimate goal planner, unlike anything else. We created PowerSheets to help you uncover purpose-filled goals and plan action steps to make what matters happen. Perfect for anyone—moms, students, creatives, entrepreneurs—who needs a grace-filled system that works! There are two core components to PowerSheets: the Prep Work and monthly Tending sections. The PowerSheets Prep Work is designed to help you examine what has and hasn't worked for you and uncover focal goals for the year. Each monthly Tending section helps you prioritize your goals and break them down into monthly, weekly, and daily action steps so you make progress!

What is the difference between the Six-Month Undated PowerSheets Goal Planner and the One-Year Dated PowerSheets Goal Planner?

Our One-Year Dated PowerSheets Goal Planner includes the PowerSheets Prep Work and twelve monthly Tending sections. It is designed to be used from January 2018 to December 2018. Our Six-Month Dated PowerSheets Goal Planners are undated and can be started anytime. They include the PowerSheets Prep Work and six monthly Tending sections. Our One-Year Dated PowerSheets Goal Planner has one cover option. Our Six-Month Dated PowerSheets Goal Planner is available in three cover options. Feel free to scroll back to the top of the page to see them!

You said dated? Does that mean there's a calendar?

PowerSheets are your day planner's best friend. Intentionally designed without calendar pages—PowerSheets help you to help you uncover your good goals and what's important to you before adding to-dos to your day planner. To see how we integrate our PowerSheets with a day planner, check out How to Create a Cultivated Calendar with Lara Casey and Emily Ley! If you'd like an option to add a monthly calendar, you can use one of our wildcard pages and print your own!

How much are they?

We're thrilled that although we added twenty additional pages to our 2018 PowerSheets Goal Planners, our prices are staying the same! The One-Year Dated PowerSheets Goal Planner is $55, and the Six-Month Undated PowerSheets Goal Planner is $40.

Why aren't there preorders?

We are so excited to launch our 2018 PowerSheets Collection on October 25th and begin shipping immediately! All our 2018 products are in our warehouse in North Carolina, and our shipping team has been working extra hard to prepare for orders. We'll begin shipping immediately, getting your products in your hands as quickly as possible.

When will you sell out?

As much as we wish we could give you an answer, we can't predict or guarantee inventory quantities. We've done our best to make decisions based on projected growth and a few other factors, and we hope to have our 2018 Collection in stock long enough for friends who haven't heard about us yet to get their hands on a goal planner. If you're reading this, our best advice is to be prepared to purchase during Launch Week!

Will you be restocking One-Year Dated PowerSheets Goal Planner when you sell out?

We will not be restocking our One-Year Dated PowerSheets Goal Planner. When these sell out, they are gone until we launch our 2019 collection. If you would like to use a One-Year Goal Planner, we recommend purchasing immediately!

What about the Six-Month Undated PowerSheets Goal Planner?

That's a great question! We aren't sure. We operate as a debt-free company, and we'll make that decision based on a few factors as we get closer. Right now, our hope is that we ordered enough inventory to last for our previous PowerSheets users and the new ones in the Cultivate family!

Do you offer digital downloads?

We don't offer digital downloads of our PowerSheets at this time. We believe there is power and accountability in writing down your goals and tracking your progress! If PowerSheets aren't in your budget, stay tuned to Lara's Goal-Setting Giveaway on her blog. She walks you through her entire PowerSheets process in December, and you can follow along with a journal or notebook.

Why is there only one cover option for the One-Year Dated PowerSheets Goal Planner?

It's more economical for us to order one cover option for the One-Year PowerSheets Goal Planner because it's dated and more time-sensitive than our undated options. And, we just love the rainbow leaves on this one so much! Your PowerSheets Goal Planner will be open most of the time, so while the covers are important and lovely, we know what matters most are the inside pages, and we've added 21 full-color pages in the 2018 PowerSheets! If you'd still like some color variety, feel free to order two Six-Month Undated Goal Planners.

When can I learn more?

Sign up for our newsletter list, and keep your eyes on our little blog! Join us on Instagram and Facebook for more sneak peeks and information from our entire team. You can also follow Lara on her personal Instagram, where she'll be sharing much more information in the coming weeks!, and you'll see our three littlest PowerSheets friends :)

Will there be any promotions for launch week?

We're so glad you asked! All domestic orders over $100 placed between October 25 and 27th will receive free domestic shipping! We'll also be adding an Accessories Bundle to our shop. You'll receive more information about this in our Product Guide coming on October 18th, so sign up for our newsletter!

When do PowerSheets go on sale?

Our 2018 PowerSheets Collection launches in our shop on Wednesday, October 25th at 10am EST.

We are so grateful for your support about our 2018 Collection! Our hope is to answer all your questions and provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision ahead of Launch Day! If you have any questions that aren't answered here, feel free to leave a comment!

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We’re Hiring an Art Director!

Friends, we have some exciting news and some bittersweet news at the same time!

After seven years with our team, our incredible Art Director Nicole will be moving on to new adventures in the new year. She started working with us as an intern while she was in college, and this is the only job she's had since then. This is bittersweet for all of us! She is simply ready for a new adventure, and we're so excited to cheer her on in the months ahead. Nicole is one of the most creative and dynamic people we have ever met, and she has impacted thousands of women over the course of her time with our team. While we are so, so sad to have to say farewell to her this coming December, we're excited for her next chapter and can't wait to meet the person who will join our team in her role!

To step into Nicole's shoes, we are looking for another incredibly creative, skilled, and dynamic individual to join our team. What better way to describe the person we're looking for than letting Nicole tell you herself. Take it away, Nicole:

Spending my days in our office with my amazing teammates is no easy thing to say goodbye to, but it makes me beyond excited to meet the person who will take my place. This job has given me the opportunity to work on some dream projects, meet the most talented and kind people, and be a part of a workplace family that is supportive, and challenges me to be my best self. I can't wait for someone else to be a part of this!

Each day in this position is a workout for your head and your heart. I believe that doing this job best means balancing the needs of our customers with the logistics and tactics of our growing company and project list. It means approaching design with both intuition and strategy, seeing each assignment as an opportunity to reach a new person and tell a new story. We spend a lot of time in our office talking about our core values of enthusiasm, integrity, the power of one, and global view. These are values that dictate our work on every level. Our greatest hope for our new team member is that he or she is impassioned to advocate for the needs of our customers and for the integrity of our brand message; is empowered to translate this vision into every part of our brand, from Instagram gifs to product development to photo shoots; and determined to keep improving.

As the Art Director, you’ll be expected to dive into company projects with an immediate vision, able to deliver assets under fast-paced deadlines. Our design decisions tend to strike our audience as fun, happy, and casual, but the Art Director should be able to balance our accessible deliverables with the nuances of our brand mission and greater marketing strategy. You’ll be expected to learn the expectations and desires of our audience in order to best communicate with them. Additionally, our Art Director must be capable of independent work and decision-making. He or she needs to be able to self-edit, and to clearly communicate why he or she made the decisions that they made.

Think you’re the right person for the job? Read through this post and the application thoroughly for specific qualifications and job responsibilities you’ll have. Attention to detail is part of the application 🙂

Qualifications/Requirements

  • 3-5+ years of experience in print and digital design
  • Fluent in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop
  • Experienced in print production
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds
  • Must be able to begin working full time by November 15
  • Must be able to work in our Chapel Hill, NC office
  • Must be able to commit to 4-5 interviews (including at least one in-person interview)

The person most fit for this position:

  • Has basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, and WordPress
  • Has a love for great branding, and can build out appropriate interpretations of our brand assets for visual diversity and interest
  • Has experience with digital marketing/marketing strategy
  • Approaches product creation with user-focused design, and balances design with marketing tactics and production techniques
  • Has a strong knowledge of our brand and heart for our mission
  • Approaches design both intuitively and tactfully and sees each assignment as highly customizable

Of course, we're also looking for a team member who is well-spoken, has a great grasp of grammar, is a creative problem-solver, is self-motivated to learn, enjoys goal-setting, is enthusiastic, energetic, and a team player!

Tasks and responsibilities may include:

  • Physical product design (namely the PowerSheets and Write the Word journals)
  • Digital product design (e-books, opt-ins, and guides)
  • Managing production and import of overseas product
  • Styling and shooting product imagery
  • Editing product photography
  • Project management (including hiring contractors, delegating tasks and disseminating information, and managing deadlines)
  • Creating internal marketing assets like media kits and one-sheets
  • Creating graphics for our blogs, shops, social feeds, and video content
  • Creating web assets and managing web development projects
  • Ad design and client interfacing
  • Basic videography
  • Editing CSS and HTML for basic web pages and newsletters

To apply, fill out our application, and have these items ready to upload:

  • Your PDF resume
  • Your portfolio, if it’s not online
  • A one-sheet PDF you have designed about yourself. Feel free to include anything you think is relevant, but be sure to include answers to the following questions. Get creative and showoff your skills!
    • Your name and any nicknames you go by.
    • What fires you up?
    • What is your greatest strength?
    • Tell us a fun fact about yourself (or a few!)
    • What are your professional goals?

We hope to begin interviews on October 20 and ideally hire our new team member by November 1. This is a tight timeline, and we would so appreciate this amazing community's help in finding the right person! If you know of anyone who might be a good fit, PLEASE send them our way!

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PowerSheets Party–October

Happy October, friends! This is the most exciting month of the whole year for the Cultivate team because our 2018 PowerSheets go on sale on October 25th!

It's the start of the month, and as usual, the Cultivate team is excited to share our PowerSheets Prep with you! On the final Friday of each month, the team hops on Instagram stories to share our personal PowerSheets prep with each of you! Join us in sharing your prep work each month using the hashtag #PowerSheets on social media so our team can cheer you on and encourage you as you cultivate what matters.

Don't have PowerSheets? That's okay! Save the date for October 25th to grab your very first goal-planning workbook!

Share your October goals in the comments below! We'd love to read about what you have planned for the month!

 

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Introducing the Newest Member of the Cultivate Team, Part II

The title of this blog post might be throwing you off since you've already met Kaylee, but boy do we have a surprise for you! When we set out to grow our team earlier this year, we did so with open hands, committed to finding the right person (or persons!) and tailoring their responsibilities in a way that suited them and our growing business. Some of our most astute followers know that when we hired Kaylee, we also hired another wonderful lady, and I've gotten a few emails and Instagram direct messages asking when we're going to introduce her! I'm thrilled to say the wait is over, friends!

It is with the happiest heart that I'm introducing the newest member of the Cultivate What Matters and Southern Weddings' team to you–Catherine Marks!

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One of our favorite things (on a list of so many!) is that Catherine has been one of our company's biggest cheerleaders for years! We've featured her wedding and newlywed home tour on the Southern Weddings' blog. She's an avid PowerSheets user, even sharing her goal progress with many on her personal blog.

Isn't it always interesting to meet someone you've known online for the first time? Sometimes there are questions or fears, but with Catherine, none of that proved to be true. Before joining our team, Catherine was in a season of transition herself–preparing for the arrival of their first child and transitioning out a career that left much to be desired. I remember a buddy chat I had with Catherine soon after I transitioned to Atlanta, and her words offered me so much encouragement and hope in my season of transition. While I don't quite remember her exact words, I remember being greatly encouraged because everything she was articulating exactly how I was feeling at the time.

She has exceeded our expectations in every way and continues to be one of the biggest blessings to our team in 2017! Now, without further ado, meet the lovely Catherine Marks!

Tell us how you joined the team in a few sentences: I'm a long-time Southern Weddings fan (I know I'm not the only one still loyally reading years after my wedding day!), PowerSheets user, and Making Things Happen Conference alum. I have always had so much love and respect for this team from afar, I even told my husband at one point that if I could just work with the Cultivate gals I would have my dream job. As luck would have it, I was in a transitional period in my life with knowing I was to be a new mama soon when they posted that they were searching for a new team member! I never dreamed I would actually get the job, but God had other plans, and here I am!

What have you been doing since May? I have been loving my job! Can you believe that my very first "assignment" was to get my hair and makeup done for our team photo shoot at Fearrington Village? Granted, not every day is that glamorous, but most days are that fun! Starting out with the Cultivate Team Summit was like getting three months of information and team bonding done in three days! Since then, I've been editing and drafting blog posts, managing our Southern Weddings' Blue Ribbon Vendor directory, and gearing up for the 2018 PowerSheets release on October 25th! On a personal note, I also gave birth to my baby girl, Victoria.

What else will you be doing in the coming months? I am so excited to be able to write and share more from a personal perspective now that you know who I am! I have such a passion for encouraging women to cultivate what matters, right where they are, and I can't wait to share more to our wonderful Cultivate family. I'm a new mom, and I'm looking forward to learning from all the wise women in the Cultivate family as I transition into a new season.

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Hometown and where you live now: I'm from Southeast Missouri (Charleston and Cape Girardeau, MO) and live in Arlington, VA now!

Birthday: September 28

Something others might not know about me: I am a proud (fourth generation) farmer's daughter!

Favorite part about being on team: Since "everything" is a boring answer, I'll narrow it down to two very broad things: the work I do and the people I do it with. It is such a joy to do work that I believe so strongly in and love so much. It's cliche, but it truly never feels like a job! And then, of course, to work with these eight incredible women who are so much more than coworkers is a daily blessing I hope I never take for granted!
Catherine went on maternity leave two months into her role to celebrate the birth of her first child–Victoria Jane, and while we are grateful we could celebrate this new season alongside her, we missed her dearly. We're selfishly happy to have her back, as we know her enthusiasm, excitement, and ninja-like writing skills are going to enable us to continue to encourage and equip women to cultivate what matters–right where they are!

Friends, please help us give Catherine a big CWM welcome in the comments below! She's been such a delight to our team, and we know you are going to love her just as much as we do! You can also say hi and get to know her on Instagram and her blog.

Photos by Ally and Bobby and Olivia Suriano of Nancy Ray Photography.

 

 

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How To Create a Cultivated Calendar with Emily Ley

Feeling overwhelmed? Like you don't have time for the good stuff in your life because your days are full of the to-do's on your list? Are you exchanging celebrating the people you love and adventures with the things that don't fill you up? If that's you, you're not alone! And we want to encourage you to do something about it!

Join Lara Casey and Emily Ley, creator of the Simplified Planner, for a free class on Thursday, September 28th at 3pm EST on How To Create a Cultivated Calendar

We've often asked why we don't include a day planner in our PowerSheets, and it's simple: they are two entirely different products that work together. In order to know what to put in your planner, you must first know your priorities and goals. Lara and Emily will share how to uncover good goals and what matters most, and then teach you how to use your PowerSheets and Simplified Planner (or any planner!) together to get the most out of your time.

We're even planning a special treat for all you sticker lovers out there :)

If you are not able join us live at 3pm EST, there's no need to fret! A replay will be available for all those that have registered, so be sure to sign upto receive access to the broadcast afterwards!

We can't wait to spend some time with you next week!

Leave us a comment to let us know you're coming! We can't wait to spend the afternoon with you!

PS. Our 2018 #PowerSheetsAreComing on October 25th! Sign up to stay updated over the next few weeks and to be the first to see the new collection next month before it goes live!

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