Goal Setting & Mind Mapping

Hey everyone! I’m back after a week hiatus to enjoy the Christmas holiday with my in-laws. This post is one I wanted to post earlier this month. It goes into how I’m setting up 2016 to be a very productive year. Enjoy!

***This is NOT a sponsored post. I do NOT own a Passion Planner and have NOT received one for this post.***

In a previous post, I wrote about my admiration for the Passion Planner system and how its structure could be used in my life. This post is about how I used their system, but not their planner.

I sat down and seriously thought about what I wanted to accomplish and all that it entailed. I ended up dividing my 11 potential goals into 3 categories: Writing, Crafts by Cori, and Tales from a Polk County Girl. I’ll be breaking down each categories and what the various goals in them are below. Each goal has the steps branched off of it that I needed to do in order to accomplish them.

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My Writing Goals:
*Recipe Book

*Genealogy Pamphlet

*Journal Prompts Book

*Bobbin Lace Workbook

My Crafts by Cori Goals:

*Craft Show Prep

*ETSY shop



This goal was more about how I could bring in more business and sell more.

My Tales from a Polk County Girl Goals:

*The Blog

*The YouTube Channel

*Cooking thru the Book (this one is still in stewing mode)

The Passion Planner system is set up where you work on three things related to your goals each month. I couldn’t limit myself this way. I have 11 goals, all which are continually moving forward and need to be worked on. So I deviated from their system at this point.

In order to achieve these goals, I made up a flex binder (not a surprise for regular readers) with each goal and its completion steps.

I, then, made a monthly target/task list, where I took the first step of each goal and wrote it down. My monthly goal is to work through this list, getting as many tasks accomplished as possible. I understand that some tasks may take longer than a month to complete, and I may be expecting too much from myself, but I have a Go Big Or Go Home mindset.

Flex Binder pictures:

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The completion steps lists will also double as a progress log. I will be making monthly progress entries so that I know where I am in the project. Here’s what my very first monthly target/task list looks like:


Wish me luck, people!

For those that do mind-map, set goals, and/or use the Passion Planner, I hope you are able to accomplish what you’ve set out to do.

For those who want to set goals and work to accomplish them, good luck. Don’t be afraid to take baby steps. Remember the saying: Rome wasn’t built in a day. (Something I’ll have to remind myself of, no doubt.)

YouTube Video Link: https://youtu.be/wcKdob43h-g

© Cori Large December 1, 2015

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18 Responses to Goal Setting & Mind Mapping

  1. Roxy says:

    I adore your organization and how you’ve already mapped out how you will meet your goals! I think that’s really the key to actually accomplishing goals. I will definitely be adding this step to my 2016 planning!


    • caendicott says:

      Thank you! I recommend it. I always kept my goals and the steps in my head and it wasn’t getting me anywhere. Now that it’s all on paper, I can actually see where I stand with stuff.

  2. Karen says:

    I think baby steps is the key to achieving goals. When you take on more than you can handle, it is so easy to give up. Thanks for the motivation to sit down and do some planning.

  3. I have never done mind mapping. Looks most interesting!

  4. Cori I love this post. This is so well-thought of and clearly you have put a lot of work in mapping out your goals. As a coach, I guide my clients to do the same and as I’m currently launching a year-long goal-oriented program, this resonates to well with me. Thank you for sharing and good luck with your goals!

  5. Becki S says:

    Best of luck! I love the mind mapping and all the different tools and resources you are using. Here’s to a wonderful 2016!

  6. I am a huge planner (which I’ve probably told you before) I am already filling up my planner with next year’s blogging game plan! I got a large notebook type calendar for keeping track of the day to day stuff for the blog.

  7. CE says:

    I like your plan. I’m going to try this as well.

  8. Hey! I don’t use anything fancy either. Just my plain notebook. I find that I sometimes need more lines than a set planner has. Good luck in 2016!

    • caendicott says:

      This was a year of trying to find what works for me and getting my act together. With any luck, 2016 will be tres productive.

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