Last January, I had grand ideas for my 2016. I even wrote about it. What I didn't say in this blog post was that I already felt hella behind.
So many of my blogger friends were making their own declarations and it seemed every Instagram post I saw included the words 'New Year, New Me.' According to life on the e-feed, 2016 had barely started and we were already waist deep in mottos, catch phrases, and worksheets. All of the worksheets.
For me, I'd just launched CNKDaily officially and the holidays were one big sprint through work, last minute holiday shopping, obligatory holiday parties, and spending time with family. It wasn't until a few days later that I actually penned my intentions for 2016.
This year, before the holiday buzz even began, I decided that I wanted my 2017 transition to be easier and more prepared. So, when I got the email from my good friend (in my head) Hilary Rushford of Dean Street Society to join in on her crusade to prepare for a 'Gentle January' at the beginning of December, I took it as a sign from Jesus that he knows my heart.
Hillary and her team created some beautiful printables for you to journal through and, after attending her digital holiday dance party where we spoke at length regarding our dream goals and SPEAKING THINGS INTO EXISTENCE, I actually took some time to do something we don't normally do when planning for a new year:
HIGHLIGHT TO TWEET THIS: Nothing about 2017 magically changes the fact that you didn't get it done in 2016.
Go through the previous year, month by month, and deconstruct everything. Feelings, memories, big things that happened in specific months - all are lessons we learn and utilize as we plan differently for our businesses in 2017. For me, I learned there is no shame in the realization that you didn't get done with everything you wanted to do. Simply continue to tackle the goals where you are. Nothing about 2017 magically changes the fact that you didn't get it done in 2016.
So, as we celebrate this past year, and prepare for the next one, we're slowing down (I spent about 2.5 hours with these worksheets - no distractions) to not miss the lessons we’ve learned. If you'd like to join us, download Hillary's handy workbook FOR FREE by clicking here or on the image above.
I'm curious to know if it helps you too so, please let us know in the comments below or TWEET US!
Our next season will be filled with wisdom and intention. Speak that into existence, y'all.