Goals Update: June 2019

New year, fresh goals! I’m using a Goal Setting Workbook of my own design, linked below.

Goal Setting Workbook DATED Half-Sheet

Goal Setting Workbook UNDATED Half-Sheet

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November is over, and the last month of 2018 is upon us! Most of my monthly goals center around finishing up some writing projects I started and getting to certain points in larger knitting projects.

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This video is a little late, but for good reason. Oh, boy, it’s been all NaNo all the time.

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Whoo! September sure flew by! How did everyone else do on their monthly goals?

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Goal Setting Workbook, dated

Goal Setting Workbook, undated


Welcome to my May 2018 Goals Update video! Another month has passed, and I’m making more progress! First quarter of the years gone, and we’re coming up on the half-way point for the second quarter. Here’s a look at how I’ve been doing on my goals.

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Goals Playlist 

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One quarter of the year is over! I got a lot accomplished in the last three months, and I’m hoping to get more done this quarter.

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Goal Setting YouTube Playlist

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Knitting All the Blankets YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbwh5oIhRXL83y___mL2gSQ

Knitting All the Blankets Ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/groups/knitting-all-the-blankets-podcast



I’m really impressed with myself, with how much a actually did get done this month. I don’t look at my target list everyday (probably should).

  1. Journal Prompts Book
    1. Resort & refine prompts>>>>started the refining and resorting process; also came up with a new idea, and will be working on that in May.
  2. Bobbin Lace Workbook
    1. Finished started bookmark>>>>scrapped in-process on because of a non-fixable mistake made at some point.
  3. Recipe Book
    1. Write out 5 recipes>>>>completed 23 April 2016
  4. Genealogy Workbook
    1. Write up date format>>>>completed 23 April 2016
  5. eBay
    1. Write up Disney stuff, photo & list>>>>no work done this month
    2. Clean out eBay file>>>>no work done this month
  6. ETSY shop
    1. List MF Daily ½ hr w/ TD list Insert>>>>no work done this month
    2. Update price list>>>>no work done this month
  7. Amazon Seller Account
    1. Nothing on the list for April
  8. Craft Show Inventory
    1. Bernat Baby Little Royals baby blanket>>>>completed; see April 2016 Monthly Knits post for a picture
  9. TFAPCG YouTube Channel
    1. Film 5 videos
    2. #1 ZLYC Passport TN
    3. #2 TN Insert Sizes & Options
    4. #3 Color Coding Dailies
    5. #4 TN Insert Haul
    6. #5 Cori’s Favorite Things
    7. #6 MF Hoard in Use
    8. #7 Keeping Track of Interesting Articles
  10. TFAPCG Blog
    1. Write 10 blog posts.
    2. #1 Jane Austen Journal Post
    3. #2 Frankie Brown 10 Stitch Blanket post
    4. #3 Winnie the Pooh Planner
    5. #4 Future Knitting Projects
    6. #5 Color Coding Dailies
    7. #6 April 2016 Knits
    8. #7 Passport TN rxtns
    9. #8 TN Insert Haul

YouTube video Link: https://youtu.be/JJ2vn7SbcxE


Holy cow! I can’t believe 2016 is here already!

In my previous post, Goal Setting and Mind Mapping, I set 11 goals for myself. Projects that I’ve either been meaning to work on or want to accomplish for my side businesses and here is how December went and what I have in store for myself in January.


December’s Monthly Target List:

Journal Prompts Book: work on consolidating all prompts into an Excel spreadsheet

Completed 12-28-2015

Bobbin Lace Workbook: go through current print out and make notes

Completed 12-30-2015

Recipe Book: start listing recipes or find list

Ongoing process, but found started list

Genealogy Workbook: consolidate all notes

Still looking for all my notes

eBay: write ups and pictures of stuff in spare room

6 write ups done, not all stuff in spare room written up

ETSY: finish setting up shop

Completed 12-13-2015

Listed Stitch Markers on shop as well

Amazon: finish setting up seller profile

Completed 12-29-2015

Listed and sold first item put into inventory

Craft Shows: knit Plum Chutney baby blanket

Completed 12-5-2015

YouTube Channel: categorize videos and put into playlist

Completed 12-13-2015

Blog: create editorial calendar

Completed 12-6-2015

Cooking thru the Book: research equipment and software needed

Consulting more knowledgeable people

January Target List:


Journal Prompts Book:

  • Delete duplicates
  • Create Chicago citations
  • Assign End Note characters

Bobbin Lace Workbook:

  • Work through the instructions

Recipe Book:

  • Write out 5 recipes

Genealogy Workbook:

  • Work out what needs to be written

eBay Shop:

  • Continue write ups and pictures
  • Type and upload what you have


  • List sweater and other specialty items


  • Do more seller research

Craft Shows:

  • Knit Little Royals baby blanket

YouTube Channel:

  • Film 5 videos in January


  • Brainstorm more post ideas

Cooking thru the Book:

  • Make a list of needed equipment and software with the approximate cost

This is what I’ll be up to in the first month of the New Year. December’s list wasn’t so bad, especially when you consider I was out of town for a week and couldn’t bring much with me to work on. So, if I can get 8-9 targets met in December and was making some progress on the remaining ones, January should be just as productive.

Here’s the YouTube video link if you’d like to watch: https://youtu.be/br8mUvumdqE 

© Cori Large December 31, 2015


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