Updated 10/14/2020 | Published 10/16/2019
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 2021 Powersheets!
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 prove 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 2021 Powersheets.
Fair warning: Once you start using Powersheets, you’ll be hooked! Seriously, this workbook is so gorgeous and so powerful!
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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.
What’s inside Powersheets, exactly?
The Powersheets Intentional Goal Planner includes the following sections:
- Prep Work – 30+ pages of detailed exercises, reflection questions, and journaling prompts that help you dig deep and create intentional goals for the year.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
NEW for 2021! Goal School – This is a goal setting coaching membership that you get access to for FREE with your purchase of Powersheets! Really excited to check this out, they seriously have the best resources for personal goal setting.
Why are PowerSheets important?
Powersheets are a proven goal-setting process that has has a positive impact on thousands of women. Poewrsheets 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?
Powersheets is a goal planner but does not replace the need for a traditional daily or weekly planner.
Powersheets planners do 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 most people will have both a daily or weekly planner plus their Powersheets Intentional Goal Planner.
I personally use the Full Focus Planner for my daily planning. It has space for to-do lists, time blocking, and schedules. It also has a built-in goal setting system that complements Powersheets really well! So 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.
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?
- 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
- 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 2021 Powersheets
What’s new With the 2020 Powersheets?
- Rebooted Quarterly Refreshes – This is my favorite part of Powersheets, a chance to revisit your annual goals and refine them or start fresh for the next quarter. The 2021 edition has beefed-up quarterly refreshes to help you set goals with intention each quarter – it feels like a mini retreat!
- Reimagined Prep Work – The team streamlined, refined, cut, and added to the prep work that’s at the beginning of Powersheets. They condensed it to fewer pages so you uncover your goals even faster.
- Redesigned Pages – The inside pages of Powersheets are always beautiful and the team has redesigned many of the pages to give them a fresh look this year.
- Rounded Corners & Smaller Gold Coil – A couple smaller design changes to the outside of Powersheets are rounded gold corner protectors (last year’s were square and kinda sharp) and the coil is a bit smaller.
- Goal School – New this year, every Powersheets purchase gets you free access to Goal School which will include all the best resources in one place, like coaching videos and PowerSheets Prep Week (December 8-11, 2020), where they’ll walk you step-by-step through your PowerSheets to set your best goals!
What cover designs are available for 2021?
There are four gorgeous cover designs this year! Blooms, Pink Linen, Blue Linen, and Mint Linen. The Powersheets team knocks it out of the park with beautiful graphic design every single year. I’m always blown away!
how much do Powersheets cost?
The 2021 Powersheets One-Year Intentional Goal Planner is $60.
WHAT SIZE IS IT AND WHAT PAPER DOES IT USE?
The 2021 Powersheets measure 8.5 x 10 inches. They are printed on high-quality 120 gsm paper.
Which Powersheets workbook should I purchase?
I recommend investing in the one-year dated workbook if you’re starting in January or early in the year. It’s the best value and gets you through the full 12 months.
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.
How Do I Use Powersheets?
How to use PowerSheets to set intentional goals?
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.
The creator, Lara, typically does a series of Facebook Lives and blog posts in December so if you like more accountability you can actually work through the prep work alongside her. She’s planning to do a lot of training inside the new Goal School this December!
what are some other planning must-haves?
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!
Here are a few items I personally recommend:
Colorful Pens – They’re finally selling a set of markers in the 2021 collection!! The color-coding marker set coordinates with the sticker sets so you can flag everything related to your goals in matching colors. It’s so fun!
I’m super excited about the new marker set, but here are the other pens I love for planning:
- Pilot FriXion Erasable Gel Pens
- Papermate Ink Joy Gel Pens
- Papermate Flair Felt Tip Pens
- Check out all of my top pens for planning and journaling here
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 picking up a goal-setting sticker book! They’re so fun and have tons of stickers – my 2020 book is definitely going to last me a full 2 years!
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 accessory pouch for carrying all of my pens and stickers around with me. The new 2021 accessory pouches are so gorgeous I ordered TWO!
Page Markers – I frequently flip back and forth between a few pages of my Powersheets, so page markers are very helpful! I like to bookmark my goals list and my current tending list. You can use a jumbo paper clip (I got some at TJ Maxx a while ago), these Post-It tabs work great, and the new Powersheets magnetic page markers are also really pretty.
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!
Looking for more goal-setting articles? Check out these past blog posts:
- 14 Goal-Setting Mistakes You’re (Likely) Making
- My 10 Step Formula For Goal Setting Success (Plus Free Goal Setting Worksheet)
- Why You Should Have 90-Day Goals (And A Goal Setting Worksheet)
- Why Goal Check-Ins Are Vital To Success (Plus Free Goal Setting Worksheet)
- Creating A 10-Minute Morning Journaling Routine For Self Reflection And Goal Setting
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