Pursue your Passions

Pursue your Passions

Hi Friends!

It’s been a full five months since I’ve had something to say here. I didn’t plan to drop off the blog but life required it for a bit. I had to do some much-needed internal evaluation to move forward with my goals for the remainder of this year. Yep, I’ve continued to work on those and have been blessed with some clarity.

We have entered the last quarter of 2016 so it’s the perfect time to evaluate our progress and prepare for next year. I’d like to welcome you back with some encouragement for you to Pursue your Passion. If you would like to take a look at previous posts about my goals take a look at this one and this one.

Now, I have the feeling a majority of you are familiar with goal setting. I have to confess, this is the first time I have experienced success, long-term. As such, I’d like to share what has worked for me. For those of you who have mastered setting and reaching your goals, but are stuck at the ‘What’s Next’ phase, I’d like to share my Roadmap to Passion/Purpose with you.

Pursue Your Passion with these FREE PrintablesWhat works for me

I have learned over time that lists work really well to help me organize my thoughts. I also realize that in order for me to stick with something I need to know in advance its purpose, the benefits, and the tools to help me succeed. Honestly, most of my setbacks were due to lack of proper evaluation prior to commitment; hindsight is 20/20!

I’d like to share an example to help you visualize my beginning process. I start with an outline similar to the one below. Keep in mind that your personal outline will need to factor in your own journey and current station in life.

Purpose:

~ Meet Responsibilities {short or long-term}
~ Challenge Yourself {in any area}
~ Work toward Passion/Purpose

Benefits:

~ Personal Growth & Maturity {learn what works for you}
~ Plan in place that will meet your Expectations
~ Goals met = Motivation
~ Clarity in your Passion/Purpose

I’m of the opinion that anyone can benefit from taking the time to really find out what matters most to them. I also feel that evaluating your family as a whole is necessary but secondary to establishing your expectations. It’s difficult, if not impossible, to lead your family to success if you don’t know where you want to end up.

On my journey, I’ve been able to fine tune what helps me to be efficient in reaching my goals. This list of tools is the bare bones of what keeps me on track. These are what I come back to when I need to refocus where I should be putting most of my energy.

Tools:

~ Planner that works for me
~ Goal Mapping Worksheet
~ Roadmap to Passion/Purpose

These links will take you directly to the worksheets. If you need the instructions for the Goal Mapping Worksheet you can read this post.

The Roadmap is my newest resource that I’m really excited to share. This worksheet was birthed out of the necessity to determine my purpose and the passion behind it. This was part of that internal evaluation I mentioned earlier. I was at a place where this blog was doing well and I was rapidly meeting goals but realized I didn’t plan big enough.

I took a step back and wrote a quick draft of what I feel is my vision of the future. I quickly realized what I had been learning about setting and reaching goals lined up with my passion. I dug a little deeper to flesh out my process in order to develop this resource that I’m confident will help you to go farther in your journey than you may have thought possible.

While my process played out in reverse, I’m hopeful you’ll be able to reach your goals sooner by learning from my mistakes. To be clear, I’d like to suggest the following as:

Steps to Success

1. Establish Your Roadmap.
2. Prioritize and Map Your Goals.
3. Discover the tools you need to keep you on track.

That’s it! Three easy steps to propel you to your own personal successes. I wish you the best in your journey.

 

Print Disclaimer

These printables were made by me for your personal, non-commercial use only. Please don’t redistribute these files; if you wish to share this with your friends please send them back to this post to retrieve the files.

Printable Meds Admin Tracker ~freebie

Printable Meds Admin Tracker ~freebie

Planner Appointment Printables- freebie

Planner Appointment Printables- freebie

Hey There,

I am very sorry for those of you who have been waiting for this post. I’ve had a really crazy two weeks on the home front and just realized I forgot to post the additional printables to go with the 2016 Appointment List. I was all gung-ho about rolling out these promised posts in order but got overly excited about sharing my layouts and never finished this post. Also, if you need to print the coordinating appointment list check that out here.

Appointment Record

I made these printables very tight to fit as many blocks as possible for each size. I’ve been using this printable for years to make these records easily accessible and tidy. If you are planning to use this form along with the Appointment List you could record the date and mark it as a “Healthy” appointment.  If you get sick before that healthy appointment you have a little indicator already in place. I don’t go into to much detail when recording the results; just a prognosis if applicable, and whether a prescription was written. If you need more room to write you could attach a sticky note or use the back of the form. I encourage you to use this form to track your weight each visit. Doing so will help you to see if there are any unhealthy gains/losses between appointments. Finally, don’t forget to write down when your follow up should be.

Please keep in mind these are intended for functionality but if you want to pretty them up you could print them onto scrapbook paper. Simply print the file you need onto letter paper and use the line to cut to size. Keep in mind some printers try to adjust the sizing so check that first. Also, I’m a novice at creating printables so I don’t make them duplex. 

BONUS: 

Appointment Stickers

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Here’s a bonus for you if you like to use stickers in your calendar to make your appointments stand out. I made four sizes but kept them simple since we all have different preferences. The icon indicators are {bottom left to right} primary care, optical, dental, women’s wellness, and breast checks are indicated by the pink ribbon. These can be printed directly onto your choice of paper then fussy cut.

I know cutting can be a pain so I’ll offer them in my shop too. They will be available in color and on separate sheets. Quantities on ready to ship product will be limited, so if you want to be notified by email of my shop opening you can sign up here.

I hope you like these and can get some use out of them. These were made by me for your personal use only. If you wish to share this with your friends please send them back to this post to retrieve the files.

2016 Appointment List Printable~freebie

2016 Appointment List Printable~freebie

Hi There,

I hope you’ve been thinking about your motivational word of the year. This is my second year following this practice and I think it made a difference in some of my choices. We can all agree, self improvement is important to our personal growth. My word this year is Pursue because I’m moving into a new season as a mom with my youngest starting Kindergarten in August. This gives me the opportunity to pursue new adventures and I’m gonna go for it.

This year I will keep moving forward in the areas that are most important to me and my family. As a jump start, I began the application process to start college in the fall and I began prepping for the launch my Etsy shop. I’ve had these ideas lingering in my mind for years but for obvious reasons I had to wait until my boys got older. Eventually, I’m hoping to fund my courses through my shop. I will go into more detail when I have more finished product.

Until then, I want to share a printable I made awhile ago that has been very useful for this time of year. I use this form to log the appointments that each of my family members will need to have based on what is covered through our insurance plans.

Here’s a screen print of what the pdf looks like. I use a personal sized filofax so I made one file for the standard inserts and a second file in the size I like to use, 4×7 for more room. This is the first time I’ve shared a file online so hopefully it will work out right.

Click HERE for the 4×7 2016 Appointment List
Click HERE for the personal size 2016 Appointment List

What you see in the image is what would print on letter size paper. You can print this on the paper of your choice, including scrapbook paper. The outer lines are your cut lines, so it should be easy whether you use scissors or a cutter. You have room to add four family members per sheet; use the dotted lines as your guide for each name. I start my form by marking “N/A” in the slots I don’t have a need for (ie: under the male members for the Women’s Wellness appointments). I use the NOTES for what days work best for each member as a reminder when I make the calls. If needed, while on the call, I verify how much will be required out of pocket and notate accordingly.

This form has helped me keep tabs on what my family needs done while making sure I get what we pay for on our insurance. I hope this is just as useful for you.

Well, that’s it for now. I have several more printables that tie into this one so I may be rolling those out soon too. I’ve also been going through a planner needs change that I may get the time to share eventually but don’t hold me to it yet.