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If it Doesn’t Challenge You it Doesn’t Change You- Powersheet Prep Work

Powersheet Prep work.

It’s 40 pages of self-reflection, digging deep and focus. For those of us that are new to PowerSheets and goal setting, digging into the Prep Work can feel a bit daunting. Below are a few things that helped me with my Prep work. 

POWERSHEETS ARE AVAILABLE TODAY!

The Cultivate What Matters team just announced that the Dated PowerSheets (the kind I have and LOVE) are available to order, in all 4 colors! Some colors do sell out each year, so if there is one you love now is the time to get it!


If you aren’t familiar to PowerSheets, they are a goal setting system designed 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!

This year I purchased the yearly goal planning Powersheets with the pretty multi-color cover, which reminds me of funfetti, the Goal Setting Sticker Book and the teal zipper pouch.  I actually bought it all as a package in the Powersheets Black Friday Bundle, but they are all available individually.

Tips for Working Through the Prep Work

So many thoughts and fears and worries bubble to the surface when you start asking yourself “Who am I” and “What do I want”. Here are a few things that have helped me work through my Prep Work:

  • Break the Prep Work into smaller pieces to keep yourself from getting overwhelmed. Finishing all 40 pages of your PowerSheets Prep Work in one sitting is possible, but it isn’t necessary. Instead of waiting “perfect time” to dig in, make smaller windows of opportunity right now the perfect time. I started my prep work in a coffee shop during a 2 hour period of time while my son was at baseball practice, and then picked it up again the next morning to work on another page. Working in smaller sections has allowed me to process and reflect on what I have already written and what I want in 2019. It has also prevented overwhelm.  Start with completing three pages in one sitting.
  • Be honest. The Prep work can be challenging. It requires you to be vulnerable, face your fears, and challenges, and “asks who are you” and “who do you want to be”.   When you sit down and just start being honest with yourself and what you write on the pages, you learn so much about what you TRULY want and what truly scares you. Stick with it, it’ll pay off. 
  • Let go of perfection, let the pages get messy, cross some things out, highlight others. It may not be Instagram worthy and that is ok, the pieces will come together. If you are a blogger or writer think of this in terms of drafting and editing.  The research & drafting, and editing stages call on different skills and serve different purposes. For me, the Prep Work is the research and drafting stage,  it helps me flesh out exactly what goals I want to work on for this season of my life.  I am more concerned that my tending pages be neat, orderly, and most likely color coded (but more about that later)
  • Get support, motivation, and Inspiration from the Cultivate Community.  Join the Facebook group,  or check out Prep Week.  Lara Casey and her crew of talented ladies host Prep Week the first week of December to  help and encourage you during your PowerSheets Prep Work

Have you started your Prep Work, or have you been waiting for Prep Week?How is it going for you? Honestly, I have struggled with a few pages, and set them aside to revisit later.

If you haven’t ordered your PowerSheets yet, you can still grab yours. Prep Week is early in the month so you can do your PowerSheets prep anytime that’s best for you in December!

POWERSHEETS ARE AVAILABLE TODAY!

The Cultivate What Matters team just announced that the Dated PowerSheets (the kind I have and LOVE) are available to order, in all 4 colors! Some colors do sell out each year, so if there is one you love now is the time to get it!

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