Every year, around the beginning of October, I start checking my mailbox feverishly awaiting the arrival of Lisa Jacobs’ Your Best Year workbook.
If you were to ask me what the #1 best thing I have ever done for my business is (and many of you have), my answer would be finding and following Lisa. This woman is a firecracker in the best sense of the word, and never fails to inspire and impart valuable lessons through her blog (Marketing Creativity) and online courses.
Lisa has been creating and upgrading Your Best Year each and every year since 2013. Hands-down one of my favorite creative business tools, this workbook has become a staple in my own business since the very beginning.
I was fortunate enough to get my hands on an advance digital copy of Lisa’s Your Best Year 2017 last week, and it was all I could do not to put everything on pause until I got through the whole thing!
A cooler head prevailed, however, and I still got all of my tasks accomplished for the week. But you’d better bet that I traded in Netflix time in the evenings for mega-planning time all week long. Best trade-off ever if you ask me! :)
Today, I’m sharing my full review along with some peeks inside this incredible workbook. Oh, and stay tuned until the end… Lisa and I have something extra special just for you!
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Your Best Year 2017
As I mentioned earlier, Your Best Year has quickly become one of my go-to tools in planning and goal-setting for my creative business. Its pages are chock full of insightful tips, thought-provoking prompts, and practical exercises to shape your very own best year.
Especially as a creative entrepreneur, there can be a large gray area when it comes to how we spend our “working” hours during the day.
In my own business, it’s very common to find me doing a load of laundry while on a conference call, replying to emails and blog comments while watching a movie, or even listening to the latest business or personal development book while out on a walk with the pup.
Your Best Year 2017 will encourage you to focus on five key areas in your life (financial, spiritual, physical, relational & mental), all while building a great business strategy for the year to come.
Lisa keeps tweaking and improving the content each year, and this year’s edition is truly the best yet! Broken down into three sections (Process, Prepare, Practice), Your Best Year 2017 is not only a goal-setting machine, but an actual step-by-step guide to finally breaking out of your rut and creating the business of your dreams.
Here’s a break-down of what you will find inside:
In this section, Lisa asks you some great review questions. Getting clear on where you are now, what you have accomplished so far this year, and identifying your limitations are just a few of the exercises you’ll encounter here.
Here are some screenshots from my digital copy (edited with the Good Notes app on my iPad):
This section will help you narrow down your focus and decide what projects and plans to hone in on. Get ready to set your income goal for next year and come up with an annual strategy to help you get there.
The final section of Your Best Year 2017 is probably my favorite! This is where all of your goals and dreams become a part of a living, breathing strategy.
This is where the magic happens, y’all!
Each month, you’ll be prompted to prioritize your monthly goals, organize weekly tasks, assess your strengths and weaknesses, and keep a daily record of your business income through an abundance tracker.
You’ll also be taking a quarterly assessment where you create a progress log, set goals in accordance with your annual plan, and update your annual strategy as needed.
I immediately fell in love with the idea of an abundance tracker. So much so, that I decided to give it a spread in my Bullet Journal:
When I was preparing to write this review, I reached out to Lisa to see if she would allow me to create a free printable Abundance Tracker to share with you. She said yes!!!
Click the image below to download your very own high-quality PDF abundance tracker for October, November, and December!
To end this review, I’d like to quote my own review of Your Best Year 2016 (because it still holds true):
“Bottom line: this workbook packs a serious punch and tremendous value. I would have gladly paid 3 times as much for the incredibly value that Lisa has provided in this gem. If you are a creative entrepreneur (or even if you’re not there yet but are dreaming of making your business dreams a reality), then this is the planner for you!”
My own physical copy of Your Best Year 2017 arrived in the mail yesterday, and I’m excited to put pen to paper and further cement my goals for the upcoming year. Who’s with me?
>> GIVEAWAY ANNOUNCEMENT <<
Lisa was incredibly gracious and reached out to me about giving away not one, but TEN COPIES of Your Best Year 2017 to my readers (that’s you!).
To sweeten the deal even further, she’s also including a bonus copy of The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone!
Admittedly one of Lisa’s favorite reads of 2016, I’ve been listening to the Audible version of this gem during my morning walks all week, and I’m loving it!
** Due to high international shipping costs, we’re unfortunately having to keep this giveaway US-based only **
How to Enter:
- Simply follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below.
- Each option is worth one entry.
- You do NOT need to complete them all to be entered. Do as many or as few as you’d like :)
We’ll be choosing 10 winners on Monday morning (October 10th, 2016). Winners will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to claim their prize. Read the full Giveaway disclosures here.
Good luck, everyone!