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How to Set Goals with the Pace and Pattern Planner

We are so excited to celebrate with Pace & Pattern! Check out this amazing method of goal setting along with an incredible planner that is just perfect for #girlbosses!! Be sure to follow them on Instagram and check out the GIVEAWAY they are doing this week with us!!!

  • Pace & Pattern isn’t just a planner. It’s a method designed to help you figure out your vision for the year and set a few meaningful goals every quarter to make that vision a reality in your real life. We wanted using Pace & Pattern to be a special experience, a favorite part of your day, which is why we chose to make it a lovely cloth-bound book with simple and beautiful details throughout. Being an entrepreneur is exciting and rewarding and…also EXHAUSTING! Running a small business requires you to wear a lot of hats and it can be hard to juggle all the responsibilities that go along with your business and the rest of your life without burning out. The Pace & Pattern method is an additive as well as a subtractive approach to goal-setting. It’s more about making intentional choices about how you want your life to feel than it is about cramming more to-dos into your schedule. Our hope is that this planner will help you simplify your life by focusing your time and attention on what really matters to you.
  • Grit: The Power of Passion & Perseverance by Angela Duckworth I love how this book emphasizes the importance of logging the hours and sticking with something. Talent is over-rated, more often than not people do amazing things because they worked hard and didn’t give up. I think this is a great thing to remember as we pursue our goals.
  • Essentialism by Greg McKeown This book encourages readers to only do something if it is a “hell yeah!” His advice to spend your time doing less, but better strongly influenced Pace & Pattern.
  • Both Better than Before by Gretchen Rubin and The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg were influential in helping me figure out the science behind forming new habits and creating the habit formation tools in Pace & Pattern.
  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey this one is a classic and his principles are just. so. good. What’s Best Next By Matt Perman was the main inspiration for the “Design Your Dream Ordinary” section of the planner.
  • We developed the Pace & Pattern method as a simple, sustainable approach to goal-setting designed to help people let their values set their pace rather than the other way around.
  • STEP 1: CAST VISION Cast a big-picture vision for where you are right now and where you want to go. Walk through writing a vision statement so you can start the process of deciding what matters most and where you want to use your precious resources of time and attention.
  • STEP 2: BRAINSTORM Dumping all the possibilities out on the table is a great way to explore all the potential options before you add anything new to your life. In many cases, the best idea isn’t the first one we write down. Pushing yourself to dream about goals that might be out of your comfort zone may lead to pleasantly surprising yourself. Then choose just three goals (one habit, one rhythm, and one project) to focus on this quarter.
  • STEP 3: PLAN IT OUT Having a dream is a good thing, but dreams that never go anywhere end up being disappointments. Mapping out clear plans for achieving your goals is a simple, yet powerful step towards making them happen. Habit Formation Rhythm Integration Project Planning
  • STEP 4: DESIGN YOUR DREAM ORDINARY This is where you can take your goals for an imaginary test-drive to make sure they’re a comfortable fit. This step will help you develop a rough guide for how you would like most of your weeks to feel and to flow.
  • STEP 5: KEEP IT GOING Reminding yourself of your vision and your intents is the most important part of staying on the goal-setting wagon. This step will help you plan your weeks and months so you can keep your goals going!

  • One reward that has been really helpful for Joseph and me (we are not naturally clean people!) is setting the rule that we aren’t “allowed” to sit down until we have cleaned up our house at night after we put our kids to bed. It’s nice because it motivates us to get things clean fast so we can relax!
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