What do You Have Planned for Next Year?

10/22/2012

PlanningI’ve always been a planner.  Whether planning out my work days, my goals for the upcoming year, or planning out years in advance, there’s something I love about looking ahead to what comes next.  I know the Bible teaches that we’re not guaranteed our next breath (which people who don’t plan remind me), but I think there’s something positive about having a direction, a place you would like to get to.

I have a friend who says she plans her spontaneity.

I’m not that hardcore about planning, but I can tell you what is coming up on the blog in the coming weeks, when I’ll have my first novel ready for self-publishing, and what my portion of our calendar at the church looks like for the first half of next year.

Fall is prime time for planning.

Winter is coming, which is a very productive time for me at my office, and in my writing.  I tend to crank out projects and blog posts when there’s nothing else to do but stay inside and be warm.

So for those of you who are interested in planning ahead I’ve recently worked with Jesse Philips from NeuYear to give away 10 of their awesome 2013 wall calendars this week.  All you have to do is leave a comment, and share a post via social media, and you’re entered.

Also, because Jesse is such a rad dude, he is offering a 50% discount to anyone who wants to buy a calendar before October 31st.  Just enter “SethCaddell” as your coupon code, and viola half price calendars.  Pretty sweet, huh?

Are you a planner or do you love spontaneity?

11 responses to What do You Have Planned for Next Year?

  1. I am a planner, but through the years have learned to be more flexible in my goals and plans

  2. I’m a big-time planner, and I would love this calender. (I just shared about it on FB and Twitter – hopefully, I win!)

  3. Orvel Griffith 10/22/2012 at 9:15 AM

    Planning? I do plan several things for the year, yet I always state “God will”. I leave lots of room for God to show me opportunities. I do plan my Group and individual Bible studies, and my coaching sections. That calender would help out a lot.

  4. Carl Franzon 10/22/2012 at 10:25 AM

    I am definitely more of a planner! Appreciate your perspective that though we can plan, we always have to recognize that a plan is not a guarantee.
    Have a stack of projects and goals and a visual way of tracking them that sits in front of me all the time would be awesome.

  5. I’m a planner… professionally. I am the Event Coordinator for my church. Including Sunday services and recurring events, we schedule just under 13,000 events every year.

    I am learning to be more of a planner in my personal life. I recently started college again, and my wife just had a baby (our third), so planning is becoming more important for us. One of the biggest challenges has been collaboration. Admittedly, I am more of an electronic planner, while my wife uses the wall calendar. I would probably use her calendar, but it’s just so darn small. I think something like the Neu Year calendar may be just what we need.

  6. I think I am a little of both 🙂 Certain things I like to have all planned out and other times I just like to see what happens and where the road takes me.

  7. Orvel Griffith 10/23/2012 at 9:30 AM

    Planing help me keep up with my time and allows me time for myself, and others.

  8. Carl Franzon 10/31/2012 at 9:30 AM

    Any winners?

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