This time of year there are literally hundreds of posts, Facebook and Twitter Ads and store-based sales all wrapped around one concept: helping us make 2017 our best year ever.
Over the years I have tried many different planners and goal-setting systems to help me achieve my best year ever. Most have great wisdom and advice but in the end I always revert back to this one tool I have been using since my college days in the 90's.
It's a tool I originally developed to keep me sane during a particularly busy season I was in my last year of college, taking more upper division classes than should have been allowed and working a part-time job as well as volunteering at a local middle school in order to earn my secondary teaching credential. It was an absolutely CRAZY year, but somehow, this tool kept me on track so that I never left a bill unpaid, I never missed a class, I was always on time for work and I always had my planning assignments ready to go, in addition to still somehow managing to shower daily, hang out with friends and get some sleep.
This tool has carried me through not only college craziness, but the craziness of taking on a new career while planing my wedding, working as a teacher while managing a newborn, adjusting to at-home life with two kids in an unknown place, and balancing entrepreneurship, writing, parenting, self-care and marriage in the years since.
It has single-handedly saved my sanity in some of the most chaotic times of my life.
What is this tool?
It is my Schedule Tracker Planning System. and it works. How? By giving me a clear picture of how much time I have, where all my time is being spent, and a clear path to make the changes I want to make. No matter what season of life I have been in (I am now in the one-kid-in-college, one-kid-at-home-not-driving-yet-but-incredibly-busy, dual-business-entrepreneur, taking-care-of-everything-at-home-still, have-a-travelling-husband, there's-gotta-be-more-than-this season of life) this tool has given me the ability to assess my situation, discern where changes need to be made and then kept me on track as I turn changes into habits that have changed the trajectory of my life.
What do you want to do this year?
This year can be a year of crazy, or it can be a year of intentional choices meant to get you where you want to go. I don't know what 2016 held for you, but if you're reading this post with a desire to live a lifestyle that matters to you, one in which you experience true balance in all the areas of priority in your life, I encourage you to check out my Schedule Tracker Planning System.
In the Schedule Tracker Planning System you will:
Learn how to track where your time is currently being spent in order make wiser"yes" and "no" choices in the coming year.
Learn how to identifying your priorities and why this step is so crucial to your success.
Learn how to make a map of each week in order to never miss out on what's important to you.
Learn how to use the most effective planning tool I have ever used.
The best part is that this system is completely FREE! All it takes is your email and a printer. Just sing up to be a Calm the Chaos Insider in the box to your right (even if you already receive my newsletters). Immediately an email will be sent to you with your Schedule Tracker Planning System. NO strings. NO follow-up requirements.
We all have the same 24 hours in a day. How we use them makes all the difference.
In the coming weeks I will be blogging about all the ways you can benefit from choosing to plan out your time according to your goals and priorities instead of letting others dictate where your time gets spent. This year I want to make sure anyone who wants to can effectively manage their time using this powerful tool. You'll be glad you signed up! I promise.
Take the risk and sign up. If you have questions, just send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Join the conversation: What would it feel like to become the master of your schedule this year?