10 Goals For This Week + An Update on Last Week’s Goals

10 Goals For This Week

We got back from our visit to Kansas last night and are buried in a lot of laundry and catch up today. It was good to visit, but it’s always good to get back home, too!

10 Weekly GoalsOur three hanging out with three of their cousins in Kansas

I’m headed to the Hearts at Home conference on Friday and Saturday (will any of you be there? I’d love to get to meet you!) and then to Colorado Springs for the Platform Conference and some filming with Focus on the Family. I’m excited because my whole family gets to come and meet me in Colorado on Sunday and stay through Wednesday. Jesse’s sister and her husband live close by, so they have graciously offered to watch our kids while we are at the Platform Conference together.

I’m very excited to take Jesse with me to The Broadmoor (where the conference will be). I had the opportunity to go there once before for a spa day — a gracious gift from my publisher — and I said that I’d jump on the chance to get to go again and take Jesse. So while I’m really excited about the Platform Conference and am honored I was asked to speak there, I am equally excited that we get an all-expenses-paid working getaway trip together at such a beautiful place!

There are many, many times when running our own business is grueling and just plain hard work, but then there are opportunities like this that make you just want to pinch yourself and say, “I can’t believe I get to get paid to do this!” :)

Last week’s goals:

Marriage/Mothering/Homemaking Goals

1.  Read aloud with the kids and/or listen to Kathrynne read Sir Bentley at least three days.

2. Write a love note to Jesse.

Personal Goals

3. Work on reviewing and memorizing Romans 1 and Romans 2:1-3.

4. Finish at least two books.

5. Run or exercise at least 4 times.

Business Goals

6. Review/do final edits for chapters 1-9 of my book. Work on chapter 10.

This week’s goals:

Marriage/Mothering/Homemaking Goals

1.  Read aloud with the kids and/or listen to Kathrynne read Sir Bentley at least three days.

2. Write a love note to Jesse.

3. Take Kaitlynn on a special outing.

Personal Goals

4. Work on reviewing and memorizing Romans 1 and Romans 2:1-4.

5. Write 2 thank you notes.

6. Finish at least two books.

7. Run or exercise at least 4 times.

Business Goals

8. Finish book draft and send book out to five people who are going to critique it before I turn it into the publisher.

9. Finish & practice my talk for the Platform Conference.

10. Tweak my talks for the Hearts at Home conference.

How did you do on last week’s goals? What are your goals for this week? I’d love to have you share your progress on last week’s goals and your goals for this coming week in the comments. Of, if you’ve blogged about it, leave your direct link below. Let’s cheer each other on to live purposeful and productive lives! You can download a free customizable weekly goal-planning sheet here.


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6 Goals For This Week + An Update on Last Week’s Goals

10 Goals For This Week

I’m so thrilled that I actually get to cross a lot of things off my list this week — yay! We’re traveling back to Kansas this week, so I’m going to stick with six goals again to keep it simple and realistic.

Last week’s goals:

Marriage/Mothering/Homemaking Goals

1.  At least 3 days, read aloud with the kids and/or listen to Kathrynne read Sir Bentley.

2. Write a love note to Jesse.

Personal Goals

3. Work on reviewing and memorizing Romans 1 and Romans 2:1-3.

4. Finish at least two books.

5. Run or exercise at least 4 times.

Business Goals

6. Finish chapters 8 and 9 of my book manuscript, start on chapter 10.

This week’s goals:

Marriage/Mothering/Homemaking Goals

1.  Read aloud with the kids and/or listen to Kathrynne read Sir Bentley at least three days.

2. Write a love note to Jesse.

Personal Goals

3. Work on reviewing and memorizing Romans 1 and Romans 2:1-3.

4. Finish at least two books.

5. Run or exercise at least 4 times.

Business Goals

6. Review/do final edits for chapters 1-9 of my book. Work on chapter 10.

How did you do on last week’s goals? What are your goals for this week? I’d love to have you share your progress on last week’s goals and your goals for this coming week in the comments. Of, if you’ve blogged about it, leave your direct link below. Let’s cheer each other on to live purposeful and productive lives! You can download a free customizable weekly goal-planning sheet here.


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6 Goals For This Week + An Update on Last Week’s Goals

10 Goals For This Week

I’m going to be out of town at a conference half of this week, so I’m keeping my goals short and sweet. :)

Last week’s goals:

Marriage/Mothering/Homemaking Goals

1. Finish reading Teddy’s Button aloud to the kids at lunch time. {We made an executive to stop this book and instead Kathrynne begged if she could start reading Sir Bentley aloud to us. I was happy to oblige. She’s been reading this series and loving it so much that she wanted to share it with us.}

2. Have a movie night with Jesse. {Does watching the Royals game together count?}

3. Write a love note to Jesse.

4. Start a new sewing or handwork project. {I started knitting a scarf.}

Personal Goals

5. Work on reviewing and memorizing Romans 1 and Romans 2:1-3.

6. Finish reading I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t), A Proper Pursuit, and a few other titles. {I made some good headway on my own book-reading this week, but I didn’t finish any books yet. Look for an update later this week, when I hopefully will have finished a few books and will have some short reviews to share. :)}

7. Run or exercise at least 5 times.

Business Goals

8. Continue to work on chapters 8 and 9 of my book manuscript.

9. Write answers to questions for an upcoming online interview.

10. Finish my first article for an upcoming magazine column.

This week’s goals:

Marriage/Mothering/Homemaking Goals

1.  At least 3 days, read aloud with the kids and/or listen to Kathrynne read Sir Bentley. {My plan is for her to read while we fold laundry. We’ll see if that plan pans out.}

2. Write a love note to Jesse.

Personal Goals

3. Work on reviewing and memorizing Romans 1 and Romans 2:1-3.

4. Finish at least two books.

5. Run or exercise at least 4 times.

Business Goals

6. Finish chapters 8 and 9 of my book manuscript, start on chapter 10.

How did you do on last week’s goals? What are your goals for this week? I’d love to have you share your progress on last week’s goals and your goals for this coming week in the comments. Of, if you’ve blogged about it, leave your direct link below. Let’s cheer each other on to live purposeful and productive lives! You can download a free customizable weekly goal-planning sheet here.

 

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10 Goals This Week + an update on last week’s goals

10 Goals For This Week

Last week’s goals:

Marriage/Mothering/Homemaking Goals

1. Finish reading Teddy’s Button aloud to the kids at lunch time.

2. Have a movie night with Jesse.

3. Write a love note to Jesse.

4. Write thank you notes for my birthday gifts.

5. Work on another craft/sewing project with Kaitlynn.

Personal Goals

6. Work on reviewing and memorizing Romans 1 and Romans 2:1-2.

7. Finish reading I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t), A Proper Pursuit, and Love, Skip, Jump.

8. Run or exercise at least 5 times.

Business Goals

9. Work on chapters 8 and 9 of my book manuscript.

10. Work on draft of my first article for an upcoming magazine column.

Last week’s goals:

Marriage/Mothering/Homemaking Goals

1. Finish reading Teddy’s Button aloud to the kids at lunch time. {I’m determined to actually accomplish this goal this week! We’ve struggled through this book & it’s not been my kids’ favorite, so that’s contributing to how slowly we’re getting through it… and also we’re changing our read aloud time to breakfast because we recently added in extra swimming and ice skating lessons/practices for the girls that were cutting into our previous read aloud time.}

2. Have a movie night with Jesse.

3. Write a love note to Jesse.

4. Start a new sewing or handwork project.

Personal Goals

5. Work on reviewing and memorizing Romans 1 and Romans 2:1-3.

6. Finish reading I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t), A Proper Pursuit, and a few other titles that I’m still picking out and will share in my book post tomorrow.

7. Run or exercise at least 5 times.

Business Goals

8. Continue to work on chapters 8 and 9 of my book manuscript.

9. Write answers to questions for an upcoming online interview.

10. Finish my first article for an upcoming magazine column.

How did you do on last week’s goals? What are your goals for this week? I’d love to have you share your progress on last week’s goals and your goals for this coming week in the comments. Of, if you’ve blogged about it, leave your direct link below. Let’s cheer each other on to live purposeful and productive lives! You can download a free customizable weekly goal-planning sheet here.

 

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10 Goals For This Week

10 Goals For This Week

So last week wasn’t the most productive week goal-wise, but we had out-of-town guests for two days, I had a half day of coaching with some folks who flew in from New York, and I spent hours and hours on my book manuscript. It was definitely productive, just in a different sense!

The good news? My manuscript is getting closer and closer to being done — I’m working on chapters 8-10 the next few weeks and then I’ll be sending it out to a few different people to critique, then it will be another round of edits, and then I’ll officially turn it in! Yay!

I’ve poured my heart and soul into this and I can’t wait to share it with you when it’s published.  I’m also excited to be in the home stretch because it means that I’ll have more regular sleeping routines, more of a social life, get to hang out with the people I love more, and get to actually read more of other people’s books again! :)

Last week’s goals:

Marriage/Mothering/Homemaking Goals

1. Finish reading Teddy’s Button aloud to the kids at lunch time.

2. Have a movie night with Jesse.

3. Write a love note to Jesse.

4. Spend 30 minutes decluttering our house.

5. Work on another craft/sewing project with Kaitlynn.

Personal Goals

6. Work on reviewing and memorizing Romans 1 and Romans 2:1-2.

7. Finish reading I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t), A Proper Pursuit, and Love, Skip, Jump.

8. Run or exercise at least 5 times.

Business Goals

9. Work on chapters 7 and 8 of my book manuscript.

10. Work on Price Comparison project for All You magazine (I’m gathering some local prices for an upcoming feature they are doing in their magazine.)

This week’s goals:

Marriage/Mothering/Homemaking Goals

1. Finish reading Teddy’s Button aloud to the kids at lunch time.

2. Have a movie night with Jesse.

3. Write a love note to Jesse.

4. Write thank you notes for my birthday gifts. {Yes, I turned 33 last week. I can hardly believe it! But I’ve loved every one of my 33 years, so I’ll take it… even if it does sound old!}

5. Work on another craft/sewing project with Kaitlynn.

Personal Goals

6. Work on reviewing and memorizing Romans 1 and Romans 2:1-2.

7. Finish reading I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t), A Proper Pursuit, and Love, Skip, Jump.

8. Run or exercise at least 5 times.

Business Goals

9. Work on chapters 8 and 9 of my book manuscript.

10. Work on draft of my first article for an upcoming magazine column. {Pretty stoked about this opportunity and cannot wait to share more in a few months!}

How did you do on last week’s goals? What are your goals for this week? I’d love to have you share your progress on last week’s goals and your goals for this coming week in the comments. Of, if you’ve blogged about it, leave your direct link below. Let’s cheer each other on to live purposeful and productive lives! You can download a free customizable weekly goal-planning sheet here.


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10 Goals For This Week

10 Goals For This Week

Gratefully, I ended up getting a LOT more sleep and down time this past week — which was a blessing! And the interesting thing is: I also was a lot more productive!

I know it probably helped that I had a somewhat quieter week project/schedule-wise, but I also think that being more rested allowed me to focus better. This inspires me to continue to make sleep and margin a priority. It truly does make a difference!

Last week’s goals:

Marriage/Mothering/Homemaking Goals

1. Read Teddy’s Button aloud to the kids at lunch time. {We’re over halfway through with this book — hoping to finish this week.}

2. Have a movie night with Jesse.

3. Write a love note to Jesse.

4. Spend 30 minutes decluttering our house.

5. Finish a craft/sewing project with Kaitlynn.

Personal Goals

6. Work on reviewing and memorizing Romans 1 and Romans 2:1-2.

7. Finish reading I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t), A Proper Pursuit, Manage Your Day-to-Day, Love, Skip, Jump, Eight Twenty Eight, and All In.

8. Run or exercise at least 5 times.

Business Goals

9. Work on chapters 4-7 of my book manuscript.

10. Write one more post for the Time Management series.

This week’s goals:

Marriage/Mothering/Homemaking Goals

1. Finish reading Teddy’s Button aloud to the kids at lunch time.

2. Have a movie night with Jesse.

3. Write a love note to Jesse.

4. Spend 30 minutes decluttering our house.

5. Work on another craft/sewing project with Kaitlynn.

Personal Goals

6. Work on reviewing and memorizing Romans 1 and Romans 2:1-2.

7. Finish reading I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t), A Proper Pursuit, and Love, Skip, Jump.

8. Run or exercise at least 5 times.

Business Goals

9. Work on chapters 7 and 8 of my book manuscript.

10. Work on Price Comparison project for All You magazine (I’m gathering some local prices for an upcoming feature they are doing in their magazine.)

How did you do on last week’s goals? What are your goals for this week? I’d love to have you share your progress on last week’s goals and your goals for this coming week in the comments. Of, if you’ve blogged about it, leave your direct link below. Let’s cheer each other on to live purposeful and productive lives! You can download a free customizable weekly goal-planning sheet here.

 

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