If you are scrambling to finish everything you need to finish during December 2018, planning for 2019 could feel like an impossible dream!

I sometimes find that making a huge, multifaceted plan can feel like an awfully big mountain to climb, but if I chip away at a piece of that mountain, it can set me on a path towards getting the (planning) job done.

One tool that I’ve learned in journal writing workshops that also is applicable to my work life is: The Start/Stop List.

It’s pretty simple: What do you want to START doing in 2019, and what do you want to STOP doing?

For example, you could say that you want to START:

  • Asking for help
  • Calling donors on the phone, just to say “thanks”
  • Finding new, easily-accessible learning opportunities (e.g. books, podcasts)
  • Finding out what your board members need from you in order to do their jobs better
  • Getting up from your desk and walking around for at least 20 minutes per day
  • Networking in one new place or group
  • Having difficult, but necessary, conversations
  • Saying big goals out loud, to make them feel real

And you want to STOP:

  • Doing everything alone, without help or a team
  • Focusing too much on acquiring new donors, without taking care of the donors you already have
  • Forgetting deadlines
  • Complaining about your board
  • Ignoring opportunities for social media outreach
  • Going to networking events and not talking to anyone new
  • Avoiding difficult, but necessary conversations
  • Thinking small, out of fear

I want to make this easy for you! If you CLICK HERE to join the PITCH List, you’ll get a FREE, downloadable and printable Start/Stop List Maker!  (I’ve given you a peek at it, in the image at the top of this post.) This is only available for a short time, so I hope you’ll take advantage of this free resource while it lasts!

After you click, you’ll get:

  1. A FREE resource to give you that nudge you may need to create your 2019 Start/Stop List
  2. Occasional newsletters, tips, ideas, and inspiration that will help you reach your goals. (I promise not to inundate your email inbox!)

CLICK here to get your free Start/Stop List, and start chipping away at your 2019 planning process!