Over the last month, some of you may have noticed me talking about the Slay Your Goals Planner. This has been an absolute lifesaver for helping me break down my goals. I thought I would go into more detail about this planner and help you guys decide if you would like to buy it in the future.
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On the first page of your planner, there is a break down of what you’ll be going through. This shows your intention, the goal, the mini goals that help you get to the goal, and the action steps.
The first section helps you set your intention. It contains a list of questions to break down what you want and who you are as a person. These questions help you figure out your long-term goals.
There’s also a page that breaks down what you want for later in your life, such as in a year or even ten years. This was helpful for me because I don’t generally think about how a short-term goal could affect me down the road. I know what I want to do and how to do it, but not how it could affect a long-term goal.
The best thing about this planner is that it breaks down the same information multiple times in different ways. This makes it great for each type of learner.
The next chapter breaks down your goal. If you have multiple goals, you’ll have to print this out for each one. That’s the great thing about this! It’s a PDF so you can print out as many copies as you need. The planner is also available to edit in PDF format if you want to do that too!
Within breaking down your goal, you go through the S.M.A.R.T Method. This stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely. What exactly do you need to achieve? How exactly will you measure your progress? What do you need in order to achieve your goal? Why do you want to achieve this goal? And what’s your deadline?
Breaking down the goal with this method helps you realize whether this goal is realistic or not. For me, it helped me realize that my goal was too much about the big picture and I needed to break it down even more. There is also the R.I.G.H.T method, but you’ll have to get the planner to know what that stands for.
Luckily, the next section is about the mini goals to get you to your main goal. If you are familiar with the SWAT Analysis, it’s very similar to that. In fact, that’s one way to break down the main goal!
My favorite page in this section was the Mind Map. I enjoy having a big map telling me how to get to the main goal. This map separates the main goal into the four mini goals and then even deeper into small ideas or brainstorms to get to those goals too.
The second to last chapter is the longest. It goes through the year and helps you plan beyond the short-term goals. Starting with the first quarter of the year, it breaks down the steps to that quarterly goal and even provides a rest period.
My favorite part of this section is the One-Pager. This breaks down where you want to be a year from now, 6 months from now, 3 months, 1 month, 1 week, and even 1 day from now too. Sure I’ve never broken down where I want to be 10 years from now, but I also hadn’t separated my monthly goal down to a daily goal.
Within this chapter, there are different breakdowns of 2018 and 2019 as well as weekly breakdowns too. This is much like a planner you’d get anywhere else, but more goal focused than a To-Do list.
Review Your Goals
The last section is the simplest. This focuses on review your goals at the end of each month. It asks questions like what did you discover last month and what was your progress. I enjoy that it doesn’t focus on the negativity of what you didn’t do last month, but rather focus on your “greatest hits” of the month. As a very negative person already, it’s great to have something force me to be positive.
I hope I haven’t sounded like a sales person, and please let me know if I have. Personally, I thought you all would enjoy a review of the planner I talk about frequently and perhaps help you find out what kind of planner you want for focusing on your goals. I highly recommend this planner if you need help focusing on your main intent.
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-Trying Not to Go Crazy,