How I’m Planning For A Successful 2017

It’s 2017.

And I’m ready for a fresh start.

I’d spent a lot of the holiday planning how I would plan for the new year. I considered it all – a vision board, writing out all my biggest goals and dreams, putting together a Trello board specifically for my 2017 goals.

How many of them did I actually do? None.

And then I logged onto Facebook, and saw this post:

 Christina Wallace (an entrepreneur/podcast host whiz) has the perfect solution. The Personal Balance Scorecard sets your goals and creates a plan and metrics to measure them against. Brilliant.

I modified her template for my own goals. And while I’ll spare you my personal scorecard, I do want to share a few of my priorities, targets, and activities:

 How To Pack  Sell 50,000 copies of the book  Launch marketing plan for confirmed preorders
Self Read 1 book per week January – Hidden Figures, Mindset, 32 Yolks, Victoria
Fitness Maintain BBG / Peloton / yoga routine  Keep going!
You’re 2 weeks in.

I do have some other targets that are somewhat out of my control (expanding my family, growing Bridge2Act/NO.GIFTS). However, I create activities that I do have control over. That’s the key with the scorecard – the target or activity you list has to be something you can do, regularly, to make the priority a reality.

My favorite part of the scorecard is the tally at the bottom. I’m a lot more motivated to keep going if I see how far I’ve come (and how far I have to go).

I have my scorecard saved in Google Drive (in offline mode AND starred, so I can always find it), and set a monthly calendar appointment to update and review it.

I’ve created a scorecard for your own use and review, which you can access here.

I’d love to know how you’re planning for your new year, and if you plan to adopt the Personal Scorecard as well! And in the spirit of cheering one another on, I’d love to read one of your priority > target > activity plans for the new year. COMMENT below and let me know!

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  • Wow, what an awesome method! I’ll have to do my own and get back to you. :)

    • hithaonthego

      Can’t wait to see how it works for you!

  • Ahh, I remember the Balanced Scorecard from my corporate days! We used it to track our goals at work. I wasn’t going to do resolutions or intentions this year (I think I’m still in survival mode with 2 kids under 2), but now I’m reconsidering. Thanks for sharing!

    • hithaonthego

      Survival mode is RIGHT. 2 under 2…you are my hero. If you do reconsider, I’d love to know what one of your goals is! We’re planning for another kid, and I’ve been told it’s like going from having 1 dog to owning a zoo…

  • Jessie Buckmaster

    As an engineer I love the ability to track quantitatively! Especially to be able to check in over time, the problem for lists and task journals is once I’m done I don’t look back, I don’t review them later. Right now I’m using your brain dump/planners to get me organized and then transferring to the productivity planner. I still haven’t gotten to Pomodoros yet though.

    • hithaonthego

      I have to have a Pomodoro timer going in order to get work done quickly. Otherwise, I’ll just putz around on nonsensical things. Sad but true! How are you liking the planning sheets?

  • Love this! I’ll definitely be giving it a try.

    • hithaonthego

      Let me know how it goes for you!

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