Create Your Incredible Year

January 2nd, 2013

For the last 4 years, I've worked with Leonie's beautiful Workbook and Planner which does an amazing job of helping you wrap up the year that's ended and plan for the next year.

What I especially love is how she gently, but firmly helps you to not only define your goals for the year, but then also break them down into actionable steps. I think that's where we lose a lot our stamina when we create resolutions. We say we want to lose weight, create more art, send out that book proposal, or go to Italy, and then it doesn't quite come together. A lot of it is because we don't know where to begin, the task of losing weight or making more art is too big and overwhelming, we haven't broken it down into smaller, doable steps with a date to complete each of these mini-steps.

Above are a sampling of pages I've completed in the workbook so far, a lovely New Year's Eve activity. I still have more to play with. So far, I especially loved filling out the gratitude page as I worked through wrapping up my 2012. Still have more to add, but it was great to appreciate all the wonderful things I have to feel grateful for right now. And in these winter months, I also enjoyed thinking of some things I want to do to make my living space more wonderful. I'm still working out what my big goals for the year are. I have a few, some that are simple, some a little scary. But a little scary is a good thing when it comes to big dreams!

If you're looking for some assistance in getting your big dreams in motion, Leonie is a powerful resource for making things happen (she's a master at making things happen fast!) and her 2013 Create Your Incredible Year Workbook and Planner is a great place to start.

Happy New Year!

10 Responses

What a wonderful idea and the method of creating visually is so creative ~ Happy 2013 ~

(A Creative Harbor aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^)

I bought the life copy as I reckon the young people I work with might like to have a go at it :D

Looks interesting, Leah. Is your copy the Business one, or the Life one? Since it comes in an ebook form, do you have it printed and bound somewhere, like Staples?

Hey Wendy!

I got the Life one. It was kind of a tough choice, but I figured that my life/business goals are so intertwined, it would be fine.

I print it up myself and keep it tucked into my sketchbook. One year, I punched holes in the pages and put it in a binder. Binding it at Staples is a great idea!

Happy New Year!!!!! Leah :) You always give us great ideas and are so inspiring.

I wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award!!!! hehe!

Check it out + then you can nominate other bloggers as well!

[...] I highly recommend checking out the Circle and at the very least getting yourself the workbook, which she sells for the crazy low price of $9.99 (cracking up… laughing and feeling like Ron Popeil, YES just $9.99, hahaha). Leah Piken Kolidas has a nice post about the workbook here. [...]

Happy New Year Leah!
This is my first time using Leonie’s ‘Create Your Incredible Life workbook’. I’m having a great time with it!
I love the way you’ve drawn pictures on your Celebration & Releasing page. Very inspiring.
Wishing you and your loved ones infinite happiness, constant creativity, tremendous successes and spectacular health in the new year:)
Love + Gratitude, Tia

Hi Leah. Thanks for the opportunity to Create my Incredible Year. My goal for 2013 is to continue to heal my heart and be able to return to work. I work as a Clinical Social Worker and have been providing counseling for traumatized others since 1985. Those years of accumulated “secondary trauma” have dimmed my effectiveness and serenity. I have been using my art since May 2012 to heal, renew, and rekindle my gift.

With Courage, Serenity, and Wisdom, Lindasue

I bought this set last week and I’m really looking forward to using it this year!!!

As this year I’ve pegged for amazing things, can’t think what would help more than winning this great resource.
Happy New Year!

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