The Spark & Bound Framework

August 6, 2019

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At Spark & Bound, our goal is to take the spark that is already within you and give it momentum.

Our main product is a physical quarterly goal planner for creatives with wild dreams and extraordinary goals.

Spark & Bound follows a five-part framework:

PART ONE: MANIFESTO
The first part of the book is a section for writing your own personal manifesto. A manifesto is a clear statement that outlines your vision, motives, and beliefs in life. It can also be referred to as a mission statement or an artist’s statement. The planner lists out a series of questions to ask yourself when drafting a personal manifesto. We also have a FREE four-day personal manifesto challenge on our website.

PART TWO: FOCUS WORDS
Then, set your three focus words for the quarter. We have a list of over 250 works to choose from to help you get inspired. Would you like your quarter to be focused on balance, impact, and kindness? Or focus, vision, and artistry? Focus words should set the tone for the next 90 days.

PART THREE: GOAL SETTING
With your manifesto and focus words in mind, map out the goals you would like to accomplish for the next 12 months. Use the annual goals page to do a brain dump of everything that comes to mind. Be sure to list out some SMART goals, but also some reach goals, perhaps one that might even seem impossible.

Then think on those goals for a few days. Which ones (or maybe even just a singular one) do you keep coming back to? Choose only a handful to focus on for this next quarter. Don’t fall into the trap of setting so many goals that you never fully complete any of them. To quote one of my favorite authors, Brian Tracy, “I have found a simple truth. The ability to concentrate single-mindedly on your most important task, to do it well and to finish it completely, is the key to great success, achievement, respect, status, and happiness in life.”

Then, use the goal road map sheets to outline why the goal is important, the deadline, and all subtasks associated with bringing it to life.

PART FOUR: HABITS
We are what we repeatedly do. Habits will emerge whether they are set intentionally or not. Take control and be mindful about how your are filling your days.

Use the daily habit page to write out one habit you will focus on for the next 90 days. Then track your progress in the weekly pages.

PART FIVE: WEEKLY PAGES
This is where you will layout your weeks. Each day begins by setting your three big priorities. Ask yourself, if nothing else gets done today other than these three things, today is a success. Then start the day with those big three and do not allow other smaller things to creep in until you have accomplished them.

There is a section to list out all other additional tasks as well. Use this section to jot down anything big or small that you want to remember. But also make a note of which items you never actually make the time to complete. You may want to delegate these items to a team member or find a way to remove them from your day all together as you are not assigning high enough priority to them

Finally, end each day with gratitude. Write just a few words on what made you feel thankful that day. Studies have shown we are happier and more productive when we keep a gratitude journal.

And at the end of each week, fill out the weekly review. What went well, what could you improve, and what would you like to accomplish next week?

Get yours here, and let’s ace some goals.

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