If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you know how much I love to gain clarity with an idea, plan it out, organize what’s working and what’s not and then turn around and get it done!
I mean, my latest book, The Biz Plan Book, has been build around a powerful system to help you create a solid business plan 3-months at a time. It’s super effective stuff and helps you make magic happen in your business.
So, you can imagine my delight when my husband surprised me with John Lee Dumas’ (of Entrepreneur on Fire) The Freedom Journal! (He got a his and hers edition – sweet, right?)
I opened it up and couldn’t wait to dive into it.
It’s so beautifully done. The cover is a faux leather that is solid. It has 2 (count them – 2!) elastic straps. (My guess is that if one breaks you have backup), the pages have a gold foil edge that gives it an extra level up in the detail department and overall has a solid, quality feel to it.
I opened it up, thumbed through the cream colored pages, enjoyed the new book smell, admired the clean typography, devoured the sample day pages as inspiration for how this can work with my own goal, spelled out my name in pretty gold sticker letters on the front to mark my territory and whipped out my pen to get started.
I was halted in my tracks!
I discovered a MAJOR gap in the process and it created a serious roadblock for me. I had to fix it before I could move on.
You see, on page 16 & 17 he walks you through how to establish a “SMART” goal.
This may seem like awesome stuff, and don’t get me wrong, it is, however there is was something missing. Something that prevented me from moving forward. Something that completely stalled me in my tracts.
That something was…
I needed to get clarity on what the goal I am going to be working on for this next 100 days actually is.
THERE IS NOWHERE IN THE BOOK TO WRITE DOWN THE ANSWERS! NOWHERE TO WRITE DOWN MY CLEAR GOAL!
(Yes, I was yelling – that’s how frustrating it is for me. No offense.)
I had to create somewhere for me to write out more specific questions with the valuable answers. Somewhere I could get super clear on what that goal is and somewhere to write it down.
You’d think it would be obvious that the goal needs to be clearly stated inside the book before Day 1 begins.
One would think. *Sigh*
To remedy the situation, I came up with a worksheet solution that I could print out, fill out, fold in half and stick inside the book right where I needed it to be. (Between pages 26 & 27 to be exact)
Once I did this I was able to fill it out quickly and get super duper clear on my goal for the next 100 days. I mean crystal clear. That’s the kind of clarity you want when goal setting. If you don’t have clarity, it could completely paralyze you from moving forward.
I want you to be able to have the same clarity I’ve been able to get with this, so I’m letting you have the worksheet I created. No strings attached.
Enjoy your clarity time, honey.
And if you have a copy of The Freedom Journal, I’d love to hear about your likes and dislikes about it. Is it working for you? Have you started your 100 day goal journey? Did you get stuck in the same spot I did?