I don’t know about you but I get about 1,000 emails flooding my inbox in December, all about how to plan the upcoming year in full.

It’s a popular topic this time of year for obvious reasons and can be a great way to measure your progress and growth throughout the year…

…but if the thought of planning out your entire year makes you feel nauseous 🤢 or you haven’t gotten around to it yet, I want you to know that:

It’s all good.
You’ll be just fine.
There are other options that are just as effective.

There are so many different ways to go about planning, doing your whole year upfront is just one way. You don’t need to plan out your whole year right this second, or ever really. Here are some thought starters to figure out your next steps this year. 📅

 

1) Plan shorter time periods

 

If you’re the type of person that likes a lot of spontaneity and feels better when you have open “free” space to decide what to do and work on in the moment, try planning quarterly, month to month or even weekly/daily.

I’ve got some helpful thingys to get you started:

👉 Daily Planner one-pager (PDF)
👉 Weekly Planner one-pager (PDF)
👉 Weekly Planner (Notion template)
👉 Quarterly Goals Planner (Notion template)
👉 Deadline Planner (Google Sheet)

There are all perfect for you to get clear and focused about what you want to achieve in the short term.

 

2) Focus on the big picture instead

 

The number one most important thing for you to have in order to make any progress is a clear big picture: a detailed and specific vision for your life and business that you ultimately want to achieve.

Get clear on the end result and what you want to achieve. Stay focused on that and then follow the breadcrumbs as they appear…in other words, you’ll clearly start to see the opportunities, the things you want to say “yes” to and the serendipitous signs and signals that will help you achieve that end result.

^^ This is what manifestation is all about. This is where literally everything starts. Every decision you make, each action you take and all the things you say “yes” to are determined by what you ultimately choose and want to create for yourself.

 

3) Get some help

 

When all of your projects and ideas are floating around in your head, it gets real confusing and overwhelming real fast. Where to start? What to prioritize? What to include? Ahhh.

A little outside perspective is all you need to get unstuck sometimes. Even a little bit of guidance, feedback and someone to bounce ideas off of can be so powerful. Or regular check-ins with a friend or accountability group can do wonders.

 

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