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Hosting Your Own PowerSheets Party

We love encouraging you to find a PowerSheets buddy (or a few) to keep you accountable in making little by little progress on your goals each month. These people can quickly become your biggest cheerleaders and encouragers for your goals each month! But after you've found your PowerSheets people, you might need some help throwing the best PowerSheets party out there!

You're in luck! We've updated and enhanced our PowerSheets Groups Guide to help you get ready to create the very best PowerSheets Party out there, and we're sharing a few of our getting started tips below!

Start cultivating your 2018 goals now! Remember, it's never too early to start cultivating those 2018 goals! You don't have to wait until January 1st, so plan to meet before starting the Prep Work or in the middle of PowerSheets Prep Week. Not only will it give your group a chance to get to know each other, but you'll be able to dig into the PowerSheets Prep Work together and bounce ideas off of one another.

Decide what type of group you want. Is it professional, personal, or both? Do you want to be surrounded by people in similar life situations as yourself (for instance, all working moms, all entrepreneurs, or all students), or would you prefer to have a more diverse group? Remember, there are no wrong answers here! You can always expand your group if necessary.

Find your people, and be the invitation. Invite friends–both old and new! We all say it: “We should get together sometime.” [Insert month-long pause.] Don’t wait for the invitations to come to you; be the invitation! Use social media to your advantage! Join the PowerSheets Facebook Group to see if there are PowerSheets users nearby. If not, invite friends to join you! We believe our PowerSheets Goal Planner is a great tool, but don't restrict access to only PowerSheets users. You might have a coworker, neighbor, or family member who is interested in goal-setting, and this is the perfect place to invite them to join you, no strings attached!

Provide name tags and an icebreaker at your first get-together. There are few things worse than meeting someone for the first time, and then forgetting their names! Providing name tags is an easy way to take the pressure off new and old friends to remember so many new faces at once. Incorporating conversation starters or an ice-breaker into mingling time is another great way to get to know new friends! Spend some time going around, introducing yourself, and sharing some of your goals and priorities for the year. Make others feel welcome and comfortable by volunteering to go first!

Have fun! Remember that this is going to be so much fun! Those little victories you have each month? You have a permanent cheerleading squad to celebrate alongside you! Those months where you get distracted or need help focusing? These people are your best friends for encouraging you to focus on the little by little progress. Plan activities, outings, treats, or buddy system to keep things exciting and fun!

Want more tips on using PowerSheets in a group setting to cultivate community? Download one of our three groups guides to start cultivating what matters, right where you are, alongside others!

Don't have your PowerSheets yet? Head over to the Cultivate Shop to grab your One-Year PowerSheets Goal Planner today! Our One-Year Goal Planner is our best value, and we're expected to sell out before the end of the year, so don't delay!

 

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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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PowerSheets Party–August

Happy August, friends! It's the start of the month, and 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! You can start setting intentional goals right now, right where you are. Check out this post for

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

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PowerSheets Party – July

Happy July, friends!

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. This month's PowerSheets Party is actually one of my favorites, which might surprise you since it didn't involve me at all!

Our lovely Art Director, Nicole, Southern Weddings' Advertising Director, Marissa Kloess, and our Founder, Lara Casey, shared their July PowerSheets with you, and it's so fun to watch!

My favorite part? Nicole's adorable use of Instagram filters and willingness to change prompts to make them work for herself, and Marissa's encouragement about making a mess in PowerSheets.

If you haven't finished your July PowerSheets Prep yet, that's okay! Take some time today to dig in! Even if you only fill in a few items on your to-do list, it's still better than a blank page!

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

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PowerSheets Party – June 2017

Happy June, friends!

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. I didn't download the Instagram stories before they expired last week, but I still wanted to provide practical tips as you work through your June PowerSheets. I asked for some of your questions, and I'm happy to provide simple frequently asked questions for the nuts and bolts of PowerSheets prep below!

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Do I need two separate PowerSheets for my work and personal goals? The answer is a resounding no! Last year, I used the same set of PowerSheets for both my work and personal goals. If you've been following us on social media, you've seen that this year I decided to separate my work and personal goals. I realized having a different set of PowerSheets gave more flexibility when planning within our fluid work calendar. Additionally, I knew I was working on some big goals this year (namely moving to a new city and transitioning to working remotely full-time) that wasn't quite ready to be made public, so I wanted a place to still track my progress without having to hide it when taking photos for social media :)

How do you start again when you haven't been making progress? Surprisingly, this is one of my favorite questions to answer because I've been there! My best advice is to start fresh, and that usually means giving yourself a pep talk. Remove any shame you might feel for empty pages, and tell yourself that you are going to use the rest of the year to make progress on what matters to you. That might mean ripping out empty pages so your stomach doesn't fill with guilt when you see them. It might mean using post-it notes over your original Prep Work so you can start from the beginning. Whatever it is, just start. We're not looking at your Monthly Tending Lists and keeping score. We're focused on cheering you on as you make little by little progress!

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How do I stay motivated and check in each day? Keep your PowerSheets where you can see them! Whether it's open on your desk or folded into your daily planner, make it a priority to check in at the end of the day! It takes only a few minutes to mark off your progress, and it's so encouraging to see what you accomplished and where you need to focus your priorities!

Why can't I skip pages? Coming from a fellow page-skipper (usually the Cultivate Gratitude page), I completely understand why it's tempting to skip pages, and I still do it sometimes. However, I'm trying to be better about skipping pages with intentionality and not just for the sake of getting my PowerSheets finished faster each month. There might be times you skip your Goal Refresh and do it a month later or times where you are keeping your goals short and sweet so you don't need to brain stream a long list of things. But I can assure you that the pages are there for a reason, and the few minutes it takes to fill them out are worth it when I'm able to look back on my memories over the previous months.

What do the dots, checks and numbers in your PowerSheets mean? Great question! Shaded areas means it's a weekend for my work PowerSheets and not applicable. Numbers are the days I need to accomplish that goal. Checkmarks means I did it, and dots mean I didn't :)

Do you have other more specific questions about PowerSheets Prep each month? Let me know in the comments if you 'd like to see more posts like this! 

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