December 27, 2018
In November I was trying to get my head wrapped around goals and plans for 2019. I had my annual 101 Things list started, but I wanted a way to organize the family data and goals. A place to line out our direction for the year.
As I sat there I thought, “Man! It’d be nice to have something like a business plan for our family!”
And then I realized…I could write a business plan for our family! Duh! I wrote a business plan for my business as a part of my courses for the International Academy of Wedding Photographers, so I already had a great form in place. I just had to tweak it to be family oriented instead of business oriented.
And guys…it worked amazing!
Every quarter we’ll review it and make small additions/tweaks as needed (mainly to the budget and chores/roles portion as those changes are needed), and then every month at the beginning we’ll go over it to refresh us on our goals and to help us stay on track.
I’m so excited to have something to help us stay organized and to line out all our goals in one place. I’ll show you bits and pieces of what we have (minus things like budget numbers and exact routine/personal info), and then I’ve got a template for you if you want to make your very own family plan!
FAMILY PLAN –Mower Family
PANSIES DON’T PROSPER.
Wilderness Mowers work together to live frugally and opt out of the consumer culture, grow spiritually, support each other, build and serve community, and be each other’s sidekicks, because together we can do hard things.
SWOT Analysis (Strengths|Weaknesses|Opportunities|Threats)
Strengths: (Characteristics that help our family move forward)
Weaknesses: (Characteristics that hinder our family’s progress)
Opportunities: (Areas that our family can focus on to exploit our strengths)
Threats: (Areas that can cause trouble for our family)
PLANS AND GOALS
Family Education Plan:
Family Faith Plan:
Family Frugal Plan:
Family Health Plan:
Kett and Cam Strong Marriage Plan:
There’s SO much more involved in the family plan, but I won’t post it all here…there really isn’t a need. But if this sounds like something that might help you get your 2019 plans and goals organized I got a quick template put together for you.
You can get the Microsoft Word version here
You can get the Mac Pages version here
Don’t have Word on your Computer? You can upload the Word file to Google Docs and use it there just fine
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