03 Dec Plans and Purposes | A 12 Month Workbook : What is it?
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If you’ve been seeing my posts with the #OliviaWomen or #O hashtags, here’s one part of our passion project, Plans and Purposes: A 12 Month Workbook.
We put this workbook together for months and it was inspired by the tradition the Olivia Team picked up from our church community. Before the end of each year, it has been our practice to list what we’re grateful for in the past year before we list down our “faith goals”. We like to look back at what God has done, because admittedly, we are too quick to forget, before we plan out what we hope to achieve or what we are believing for in the next year.
But here’s the hitch: It’s easy for us to list down our goals, hopes, and dreams, but after one or two months into the new year, we’ve already quickly forgotten our goals. Sometimes, we also don’t know how to start or create action steps for our goals that can range from “start a new business” to “start my own vlog”, or “lose the baby weight”.
Zero in on your top 3 goals which you feel you can realistically pursue in the next 12 months.
What is it?
Plans and Purpose helps you breakdown your goals into smaller action steps per month which you can then review at the end of every month. Think of it as that one notebook to track your progress and setbacks, list all your contacts, and even a journal where you can seek God and pray about those plans. But that’s not all, here’s my favorite thing about it:
Stories of Faith features 12 short essays by women
Stories of Faith: Be inspired, you’re not alone!
We included 12 short essays by women who achieved their goals, from starting a school for worship leaders, to moving to a different country for better career opportunities, to creating the first adult coloring book filled with verses. I had the privilege of being one of the first to read these stories and after doing so, I was so motivated and encouraged to just go and do things! I confess that’s my weakness, I’m an overthinker who is often paralyzed by my own thoughts that it keeps me from accomplishing things. So while we were working on Plans and Purposes, I myself was inspired to make things happen!
Above is what a Planning page looks like. Each month you have space for each goal to draw up your action steps, progress, set backs, and prayer points.
I shared my own story here on how I was given the opportunity to co-author two books published by Inquirer Lifestyle, and that I didn’t realize it then but now I know it was an answered prayer. If you want to read more about it, please grab a copy of Plans and Purposes! (HAHAHA. Wow, Ronna.)
Here’s a sample of how to use the planning pages:
PLANS AND PURPOSES 12-MONTH-WORKBOOK is a tool to help everyone write down plans we want to pursue, detail our action steps, review progress and setbacks, using worksheets that will help us track our three top plans for a year.
Praise and Thanks Page
Faith and Possibilities Page
Pursue and Partner Page
36 Work Sheets
12 stories of faith
Other things you might want to know:
- It’s really easy to use! All the instructions are in the workbook.
- You don’t need to start in January–we designed it in such a way that you can start using it any time, whether it’s December, January 2017, or the middle of year! Because we believe the best time to act on your goals is NOW! 🙂 (Say it with me, ladies, who never get around to doing things!)
While making it, we kept the verse in mind, “Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.” I pray that Plans and Purposes will help you accomplish your plans and fulfill the purposes of the Lord in your life. 🙂
How to buy:
The workbook is available for pre-order. Processing of orders will begin on Monday, December 5. Delivery/shipping starts on December 7. Bulk orders have a special rate! Click here for:
You can also e-mail us at [email protected]
If you want to pick up your orders or buy it directly, we will be selling at the Light and Love Christmas Bazaar by Pursuit Manila. We’d love to meet you and personally assist you! Please see details of the bazaar in the photo below. 🙂
Here is Rica Peralejo AKA Mrs. Bo’s blog about Plans and Purposes! 🙂
Special thanks to Bea Marquez for the beautiful minimalist design and Rinka SyCip for the art, or as I like to call it, professionally doodling.