October 4, 2023  

Powersheets 101: How To Cultivate Intentional Goals This Year (Plus A 2024 Powersheets Review!)

Ready to make real progress on your goals? Here’s everything you need to know about the Powersheets Intentional Goal Planner. Includes a review of the 2024 Powersheets!

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Smart women write down their goals for the year.

Smart and intentional women write down their goals for the year and create action plans that keep them focused all year long.

If you’re into personal goal-setting and have a desire inside you to be a goal-getter this year, then you need a goal-setting tool to guide you. Sure, you can use pen and paper but how about you instead use a tool that has a proven goal-setting process built right into it?

The Powersheets Intentional Goal Planner is basically your personal, self-led goal-setting coach. Using Powersheets has been a game-changer for me these past few years. It’s changed the way I set goals and it’s how I’ve remained focused on my goals every single day all year long.

Today’s blog post details exactly what Powersheets is, what it isn’t, what to expect, and more. And I even have the lowdown on everything that’s new with the 2024 Powersheets (use code SMALLSTUFFCOUNTS for 10% off your entire order).

Fair warning: Once you start using Powersheets, you’ll be hooked! Seriously, this workbook is so gorgeous and so powerful!



Powersheets Basics

What are PowerSheets?

The Powersheets Intentional Goal Planner is a gorgeous 12-month goal planner that helps you discover “good” goals that really matter to you. It was designed to help you create powerful goals that help you live a life of intention and purpose.

I like to think of Powersheets as self-guided goal coaching. This workbook helps me create the right goals and is a place for me to check in on my progress all year long. None of that getting to the end of the year and realizing you don’t even remember your goals. With Powersheets, I have reached some huge milestones in the past few years.

*Note: They’ve also introduced a 90-Day undated version that’s perfect if you’re discovering Powersheets partway through the year or just prefer a smaller, quarterly option. I currently use the signature 12-month option for my personal goals and the 90-day version for business goals.

What’s inside Powersheets, exactly?

The Powersheets Intentional Goal Planner includes the following sections:

  1. Prep Work – 30+ pages of detailed exercises, reflection questions, and journaling prompts that help you dig deep and create intentional goals for the year.
  2. Annual Goal Setting & Action Planning – Take all of your prep work and turn it into tangible goals. This section will help you choose good goals and create action plans for each one.
  3. Quarterly Refreshes – Assess your progress and refresh or change your goals at the beginning of every season. These are great checkpoints to assess how things are going, celebrate your progress, and take a moment to review and revise your goals.
  4. Monthly Planning – Plan the month ahead using the worksheets in each monthly tab. There’s also a page for reflection at the end of the month.
  5. Monthly Tending Lists – The monthly Tending Lists are where you’ll commit to daily, weekly and monthly action items that all tie back to your goals. These are the main attraction of Powersheets, where the action happens. You’ll be referring to these pages often as you track your progress throughout the month. Tending Lists are perforated so you can tear them out and clip right into your planner if you like.
  6. Celebrate – Powersheets ends the year with a page to celebrate the highlights and big achievements of the year!

Facebook Community – In addition to the actual planner, you get an invite to the Powersheets Facebook Community which is always full of positive conversation. It seriously feels like a group of girlfriends all encouraging each other, brainstorming goals and action steps for others, and celebrating each others’ wins.

Why are PowerSheets important?

Powersheets are a proven goal-setting process that has had a positive impact on thousands of women. Powersheets are designed to help you set goals that really matter to you. And it’s so much more than just a few pages where you set goals at the beginning of the year.

Powersheets takes your hand and guides you through the entire year with regular check-ins and monthly action plans. Using Powersheets gives you a road map to follow to make intentional, meaningful, significant progress on your biggest goals.

Do Powersheets replace my planner?

12-Month Powersheets include a monthly calendar two-page spread. So if that’s all the space you need to plan appointments and meetings and things, then you could actually do it all with Powersheets. But for most people, they’ll use this combined with a separate daily or weekly planner.

The 90-Day Powersheets includes weekly planning layouts. If you love the idea of combining goal setting with weekly planning, this one’s for you. The weekly pages are nice and simple so you can use they to create lists or track your schedule as needed.

The Fresh Start Daily Goal Planner is another option that combines goal setting with daily planning. If you want daily planning pages combined with Powersheets all in one place, this is a nice option.

I personally use a separate planner for my daily planning. I use Powersheets to set goals for the year, quarters, and months, then I rip out my tending list and keep it tucked inside my Full Focus Planner so it’s top of mind all month long.

top down view of girl writing in Powersheets Goal Planner

How do I know if Powersheets are for me?

Are you thinking any of these things?

  • “I’ve already tried a lot of different ways to do goal setting—I feel defeated! What if I don’t follow through?”
  • “I don’t know if this is how I want to spend my money.”
  • “I can figure this out on my own. I’ll grab a notebook and jot down a to-do list for each day!”
  • “Goal setting just doesn’t work for me.”

If you’re wondering if Powersheets are really for you, go read this blog post to learn if they are a good fit for you.

Are Powersheets really worth it?

Yes, if…

  • You’re committed to using it all year long
  • You’re willing to dig deep and complete the prep work in order to create meaningful goals
  • You’re ready to put in the work and make real progress this year
  • You want to find clarity on what matters to you

No, if…

  • You know you won’t use it
  • You’re not willing to put in the work to make your goals a reality
  • You think personal development is a waste of time
  • You’re happy with your life as it is
  • You truly cannot afford it

What You Need To Know About The 2024 Powersheets

What Options Are Available This Year?

  • One-Year Powersheets: This is their signature planner that’s been sold for years. It covers a full calendar year and includes the full Prep Work, quarterly refreshes, monthly tending lists, monthly brainstorming and reflection pages, monthly calendar, and more.
  • 90-Day PowerSheets: With slimmed-down Prep Work, a Tending List each month, and weekly undated planning pages, 90-Day PowerSheets have everything you need to dip your toe into goal setting or go deep on your goals. 
  • The Fresh Start Daily Planner: The Fresh Start combines the best elements of the PowerSheets (including the Tending List!) with the same daily planning pages as the Season by Season planner. Keep everything that matters in one place and start fresh each quarter!
  • Season by Season Planner: You’ll also notice they now sell a Season by Season planner, available in both a daily and weekly format. This is more of your traditional planner, no goal setting prep work or tending lists. You’d want to combine this with one of the Powersheets for goal setting.

Here’s a comparison chart:

What’s new With the 2024 One-Year Powersheets?

  • Word of the Year card – You’ll find the gold-foil card tucked inside the front pocket of your Powersheets. There’s also a nice year-at-a-glance and holidays card, plus a sticker sheet.
  • Updated Cultivated Life Evaluation – This section of Powersheets helps you audit the different areas of your life (finances, relationships, health, etc.). These categories make appearances throughout the planner. This year, they removed the Fun + Recreation category and it’s now a fill-in-the-blank so you can label it however you want! The categories are also on a white background now so you can easily use white-out to rename more if you wish.
  • Updated Prep Work Instructions – The prep work is just as impactful as ever but the team revisited this section and updated it for clarity so it’s even easier to complete.
  • Updated Goal-Setting Guidelines – The framework for goal categories (Big Dreams, Finish Lines, and Habits) was introduced a couple of years ago. This year, they’ve added more clarity and subtle tweaks to make these even more impactful in your goal setting.
  • New BLOOM Framework – The 2024 Powersheets introduce a new BLOOM framework (their version of SMART goals). This is intended to better help you break down big goals.
  • Routines and Rhythms- There’s added space to brainstorm morning, evening, and weekend reset routines. There’s also space for planning weekly rhythms each quarter.
  • Tabs – The nice cardstock tabs we all love about Powersheets are back in 2024! The colorful Powersheets have colorful tabs while the Natural Linen version has gold-foil tabs.
  • Refreshed Monthly Prep Pages – The Tending List looks pretty much the same, but the rest of the brainstorming and review pages for each month have been refreshed.
  • Refreshed Quarterly Refreshes – These got a huge update last year and look mostly the same with a few tweaks to the design and teaching.

What cover designs are available for 2024?

2024 One-Year Powersheets: There are five gorgeous cover options this year: Blooms, Teal, Coral Pink, Natural Linen, Clear Skies, and Green. The Powersheets team knocks it out of the park with beautiful covers every single year. I’m always blown away!

2024 90-Day Powersheets and Fresh Start Daily Planners: These are both available in two color options: Ivy or Lavender. The Fresh Start is available in both casebound and spiral-bound options, while the 90-Day PowerSheets are a true lay-flat casebound cover.

how much do Powersheets cost?

The 2024 One-Year Powersheets are $62 which is the same price it’s been the past couple of years.

The 2024 90-Day Powersheets are $28, and the Fresh Start Daily Planner is $32.

You can shop them all right here. (use code SMALLSTUFFCOUNTS for 10% off)


All of the Powersheets planners are printed on high-quality, acid-free, wood-free (won’t yellow!) 120 gsm paper. This is the same paper they’ve used for years.

The 2024 One-Year Powersheets are the same size and paper that they’ve been in years past. They measure 7.75 x 10.5 inches. They have the usual gold coil and rounded gold corner protectors, as well as a pocket on the inside front cover.

The 2024 90-Day Powersheets are 6 x 9 inches, with smyth sewn binding that lays flat when open. Instead of tabs, these have two grosgrain ribbon bookmarks.

The 2024 Fresh Start Daily Planners are the same size as the 90-Day ones, 6 x 9 inches. They are available with two binding options: casebound smyth sewn binding that lays flat when open or a gold coil. The casebound includes two grosgrain ribbon bookmarks while the spiral bound includes a snap-in bookmark.

Which Powersheets Planner should I purchase?

Personally, I love the One-Year Powersheets. I like to do my goal setting in one place, then I tear out the monthly Tending List and tape it into my weekly planner. The One-Year Powersheets has you covered for an entire calendar year of intentional goal setting.

If you are discovering Powersheets partway through the year, they do also sell a 6-month undated workbook (usually not released until closer to summer) so you can jump in at any time during the year.

If you want something that combines a planner and goal-setting into one, you’ll like the 90-Day Powersheets that have weekly planning spreads or the Fresh Start Daily Planner that has daily planning pages.

How to use PowerSheets to set intentional goals

How Do I Use Powersheets?

Powersheets is a huge workbook that’s carefully designed to walk you through every step of the goal-getting process all year long. Seriously, every page includes instructions, prompts, and detailed worksheets. You’ll be guided through the entire process!

See the next question for a breakdown of each section of Powersheets including an estimate of how much time you’re committing to working inside this planner.

How much of a time commitment Is This?

  • Annually – The prep work is best done slowly as you will likely want to mull over some things for a few days. I personally like to plan for 3 or 4 hour-long planning sessions during one weekend in November or December. Others tend to prefer breaking it up into 30-minute chunks of time over the course of a week.
  • Quarterly – Plan to spend an hour completing the quarterly refreshes at the end of March, June, and September. It’s like a mini goal-setting retreat!
  • Monthly – Plan to set aside 30-60 minutes at the end of each month to complete the end-of-month reflection page and set goals for the month ahead. I usually take mine to work and do this during my lunch break on one of the last days of the month.
  • Weekly or Daily – To get the most out of Powersheets, you’ll also want to schedule daily or weekly check-ins to review your tending list and track your progress. Checking in on my tending list is now part of my morning routine and only takes a couple of minutes, I just check off anything that I accomplished and read through the list to remind myself of my goals. I rip my tending list out and tuck it inside my daily planner so it stays top of mind.

When do I start the prep work?

The first 30 or so pages inside Powersheets are what is referred to as Prep Work. These are the pages where you will do a lot of reflection and deep work and soul-searching as you uncover your goals for the new year.

Prep work can begin at any time. You don’t want to rush it, so be sure to give yourself some time as you will likely want to work on a bit at a time over the course of a few days. I typically wait and work on mine for a few days sometime in December. Your purchase includes enrollment in Goal School, which is a video coaching resource that can help you work through the Prep Work.

tending list inside Powersheets goal planner

what are some other must-have Planning Accessories?

I love this question! Once you invest in Powersheets, you’ll likely want to treat yourself to a few coordinating pens, stickers, and other accessories. It’s all part of the planning fun! There are always a number of cute accessories that launch along with the Powersheets. You can see them all here. (use code SMALLSTUFFCOUNTS for 10% off)

Here are a few items I personally recommend:

Stickers – Planning is always more fun with stickers! I honestly am not big into using stickers all over my planners, but I really do love adding a few fun stickers to my list of goals and the Tending List for each month. I highly recommend adding a sticker book to your order.

Accessory Pouches – Since I often do my Powersheets planning during my lunch breaks at the office or while sitting on the couch, I like to have a pretty zippered pouch to keep all of my pens, stickers, and things together.

Magnetic Bookmarks – I frequently flip back and forth between a few pages of my Powersheets, so bookmarks are very helpful.

Nice Pens – I’m personally in love with these pens and use them for all of my planning! Some people like to find colorful pens and use a different color for each goal category, but I keep it simple with black ink.

Colorful HighlightersThese are my favorite highlighters for planning. I don’t love bright neon highlighters so these softer colors are so nice.

Do you have any questions about Powersheets? Leave them below so I can help and encourage you! And let me know which cover design you choose!

>>> Shop the full 2024 Powersheets collection here. <<< (use code SMALLSTUFFCOUNTS for 10% off)

Looking for more goal-setting articles? Check out these past blog posts:

  1. 14 Goal-Setting Mistakes You’re (Likely) Making
  2. My 10 Step Formula For Goal Setting Success (Plus Free Goal Setting Worksheet)
  3. Why You Should Have 90-Day Goals (And A Goal Setting Worksheet)
  4. Why Goal Check-Ins Are Vital To Success (Plus Free Goal Setting Worksheet)
  5. Creating A 10-Minute Morning Journaling Routine For Self Reflection And Goal Setting

Have a fantastic day!

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About the author

Emily Counts is the founder of Small Stuff Counts, a home and organization blog she created in 2013. Her goal is to help moms make home life easier so they can create beautiful, organized, and thriving homes. She shares life at home as a mom juggling two young kids and being a working mom with a corporate job. The Iowa-based blogger lives in the suburbs of Des Moines, Iowa, with her husband, two children, and rescue dog. Emily has collaborated with brands including The Container Store, Cricut, Command Brand, Bissell, Sam's Club and Rubbermaid.

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