Goal Setting with Your Sage


Along with the New Year comes new resolutions. Resolutions are usually a list of things we want to change about our lifestyle. How many times have you scrolled through your social media and see an endless list of #NewYearNewYou posts?

Well, I’m going to give you a break. It’s time to dump the new year’s resolutions because they don’t work. I’m going to tell you the truth…

You don’t need to resolve to change anything about you

Are you thinking, Huh? Sandy, what are you talking about?

Before I discovered how to listen to my Sage this is what my resolution list looked like:

  1. Lose Weight
  2. Exercise More
  3. Get Organized
  4. Save more money

Look familiar? After about 30 days, I would start to fall off the wagon and go back to my normal habits and feel bad about myself.

This year, I took some time to reflect on 2018. I listened to my Sage. She brought me through last year, that reflection helped me determine what I truly wanted 2019 to look like. I decided to set goals for myself and develop a year-long plan on how to achieve my desired goals. 

When I listened to my Sage, my New Year’s Goals turned out more thoughtful and helped me develop a year-long plan.

  1. Refine and improve my Purple Sage collections
  2. Share more with my tribe of ladies in business
  3. Create and stick to boundaries between work time and family time
  4. Grow my business and enter wholesale markets
  5. Continue my personal development to help enrich the relationships in my life

Well, my goal list is longer than my resolution list in the past. The main difference is that my goal list is more attainable. It’s not a firm do or not do. It’s a list of what I want to accomplish and making it easier to develop a plan of action.

As a matter of fact, we are reaching the end of January, and I have already touched on all five of my goals.

I am currently researching new product ideas and that I have shared with my tribe. They have provided valuable and supportive feedback and suggestions.

Goal number three is now and will always be a challenge. I’m getting better about setting office hours and unplugging.

This weekend I am heading to Biloxi to attend my first wholesale market. I’m nervous, but I am bringing someone with me, so I don’t have to go it alone and my tribe gave me great suggestions on how to set up my booth.

I am rereading The Five Second Rule by Mel Robbins and have a list of other recommended reads.

As January comes to an end, I feel more confident, excited, and a little nervous about what’s ahead. One of my goals for The Purple Sage is to help other women break out of the resolutions rut and to stop, take a breath, and listen to their Sage.

2019 is the year of the Sage. It’s time to feather your nest.

Until Next Time, Blessings and Bubbles,


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