A Winning Formula for 2017 (giveaway)

This competition is CLOSED

Following on from how amazing I am feeling now my Teacherboard is up and running and I can clearly “see” EVERYDAY what my 2017 goals are and how I’m going to get there, I thought I’d put together a little package to help you, my lovely readers through 2017.

It’s so easy to get caught up in everyday life and working in your business/blog that you can loose sight of those goals/plans you made and another year has somehow passed you by.

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Why we fail at reaching our goals?

The answer is simple really. Planning.

You can’t sit down to a goal without a plan of how to get there. For example one of my goals for 2017 is to write the second long awaited book.  Without a plan I will most certainly get to 2018 without a second book.  I need to break it down into manageable chunks.  Baby steps.

I’ve complied together with the help of some friends a bundle of useful resources for the year ahead. From courses to business cards, a Teacherboard for planning and some stationery too. Because we all love stationery!

Thank you to everyone who has provided prizes for this giveaway.

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The full list is as follows :

  • Signed copy of Crafting a Successful Small Business
  • Blogging for Business Booklet
  • Unicorn Card Collection Sarah Lovell Art Pack of 4 Hand Illustrated Greeting Cards
  • Wooden Luggage Tag from Create Gift Love
  • Handmade Pencil Case from Sunny Bunny Crafts
  • A4 size non magnetic dry wipe board from Teacherboards
  • Inner Strength Tea from Claire Relin, Neal’s Yard Independent Consultant
  • The choice of one of the Digital4Sales masterclass online courses detailed below (each worth 99euros)
    1) “Getting Your Social Media to Work for Your Business.” This masterclass gives you practical, straightforward and comprehensive tips for using your social media to target parents, in ways that really will deliver results for your business.
    2) “Learn how you can get visuals to drive traffic to your blog” This masterclass gives you practical, straightforward and comprehensive tips for using visuals to engage parents, in ways that really will drive traffic to your website.
    3) “Getting to know your target customer” This Masterclass will show you how to get to grips with your target customer so your marketing will deliver results
  • 50 business cards from Colour Graphics
  • Dress Up Dolly Design Pack of 12 Mini Pencil Crayons from Charlie Moo’s
  • Feng Shui Your WorkSpace For Success E-Guide and the Manifesting For Business Success Planners and “Colour In Sacred Geometry” Affirmation sheets (as pdf download) From Be Inspired to Inspire

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Found this useful wondering how you can show me your appreciation? Well, there are some ways you can say thanks and support my website: ➡


  1. Laura
    February 1, 2017 / 10:38 am

    What an amazing prize! My goal is to get my business up and running and to have at least 2 clients per month… fingers crossed…

  2. cheryl hadfield
    February 1, 2017 / 10:53 pm

    My aim is to achieve a better understanding of how to run a small business so I can in the next few years get out of the at race and work from home

    • February 2, 2017 / 8:58 am

      That’s an amazing goal. Good luck.

  3. February 2, 2017 / 10:01 am

    Great giveaway! After 20 years in marketing as an employee I have just set up my own social media marketing consultancy so hoping that 2017 will be a productive year!

    • February 2, 2017 / 10:12 am

      Yay! Well done for going solo. All the best for 2017 x

  4. February 2, 2017 / 5:01 pm

    One of my goals is to get back into writing fiction.

    • February 2, 2017 / 6:08 pm

      Awesome goal! I’m slowly making my way through book 2! Slowly with a capital SLOW!

  5. Victoria Dennis
    February 3, 2017 / 6:12 pm

    My 2017 goal is to get more organised so I can spend more time on the creative side of work.

    • February 4, 2017 / 11:42 am

      Victoria, I know that feeling! Good Luck

  6. Sarah Mackay
    February 4, 2017 / 12:19 am

    Would love to learn to drive

    • February 4, 2017 / 11:41 am

      Good luck! It took me ages to learn but I can’t imagine not driving now.

  7. sam macaree
    February 4, 2017 / 7:55 pm

    i would love to set up a business but dont know where to start!

    • February 23, 2017 / 8:27 pm

      Fingers crossed you win these awesome resources!

  8. Alix Smith
    February 5, 2017 / 10:14 am

    To start earning some money! i’ve been a stay at home mum for a couple of years & ready to start earning some money again.

  9. Kim Styles
    February 6, 2017 / 7:52 pm

    lose two stone of weight

    • February 8, 2017 / 1:07 pm

      This is one of my personal goals this year too.

  10. February 8, 2017 / 12:24 pm

    Nice to find out about some small businesses that align with my ethics

  11. Sam O'Brien
    February 8, 2017 / 10:23 pm

    Goals are to think (worry) less, to make more!! Make more in the time I have before 3pm..

  12. February 9, 2017 / 9:23 pm

    To have a much better work life balance

  13. February 10, 2017 / 9:26 am

    That is an awesome giveaway! One of my 2017 goals is to pace myself with new activities. I have a tendency to rush headlong into a new venture without properly preparing, and then it sort of fizzles out. This time I am keeping my cool (as much as possible!) 🙂

  14. PenoirB
    February 10, 2017 / 9:46 am

    My goal for 2017 is to find a way to make money whilst still being able to bring up my baby rather than having to pay a stranger to do it.

    • February 10, 2017 / 12:07 pm

      I love this 🙂 Such a great goal and one I totally agree with. It’s hard work running a business around children but so rewarding. Good luck x

  15. February 12, 2017 / 1:29 pm

    My goal for 2017 is set up my very own business from home and push my blog too. Busy, busy, busy

    February 12, 2017 / 9:20 pm

    to lose weight and try to be stronger than my illness (bipolar) believe in myself

  17. Sarah Ann
    February 14, 2017 / 3:18 pm

    To start producing an online quarterly Scottish crafts magazine.

  18. February 16, 2017 / 7:33 pm

    My goal for 2017 is to earn enough money working from home so I can spend more time with my daughters after school.

  19. rebecca beesley
    February 17, 2017 / 10:46 pm

    I’m finally making serious plans to go freelance after months of procrastination – feeling the fear and doing it anyway as they say!

  20. Sally
    February 19, 2017 / 7:47 pm

    My 2017 goal is to start a blog about my allotment and living the good life. Lots of hard work and digging needed!

    • February 21, 2017 / 10:31 am

      That sounds amazing 🙂

  21. ShoeDoodles
    February 21, 2017 / 9:02 pm

    To survive and thrive 🙂

    PS – HELP!!

    i put my wrong twitter user name in the first box and i cant change it!

  22. February 21, 2017 / 11:34 pm

    One of my goals is to get through some of my craft projects.

  23. sharon stanley
    February 22, 2017 / 12:11 pm

    Now all of my children are at school full time I want to get started on looking for a new bigger house where we don’t feel cramped together. I would like to have moved by then, however I am trying to be realistic by setting smaller targets.

  24. Dale Dow
    February 22, 2017 / 7:06 pm

    I’m going to start and run a “Crafter” school club so I hope for it to be successful!

  25. Louise Asekokhai
    February 22, 2017 / 8:12 pm

    My goal to is get fit and visit the hairdresser more often.

  26. yvonne cooke
    February 23, 2017 / 10:35 am

    my goal is to get fit and healthy for 2017.x

  27. James Harris
    February 23, 2017 / 11:04 am

    One of my goals is just to make it through the year…though losing some weight, drinking less and doing more exercise would all be good.

  28. Paul Halling
    February 23, 2017 / 11:45 am

    to be less grumpy in the morning!!!!

  29. Emma Louise Elliott
    February 23, 2017 / 8:14 pm

    I have so many goals this year:

    •Get out of debt.
    •Save money.
    •Work towards making my business idea a reality.
    •Lose all the weight (or at least some) that I’ve put on since having my daughter.

    Aiming high, but if I can fully accomplish at least one of those this year I will be proud of myself xxx

    • February 23, 2017 / 8:21 pm

      These are awesome goals! Good Luck x

      • Emma Louise Elliott
        February 23, 2017 / 9:20 pm

        Thank you loads xxx

  30. Barbara Daniels
    February 24, 2017 / 6:50 am

    im going to write a book and have an art exhibition

    • February 24, 2017 / 8:43 am

      Amazing! Love this! Good Luck x

    February 24, 2017 / 6:38 pm

    One of my goals is to make more time for my family

  32. February 24, 2017 / 11:53 pm

    I’d like to start creating my own resources for teachers and selling them

  33. Lorraine Stone
    February 26, 2017 / 12:29 pm

    To actually finish all the projects I have on the go. So much half-started things lying around.

  34. paula cheadle
    February 26, 2017 / 1:41 pm

    I want more time for my self, so I can do more cooking that I love to do

    February 26, 2017 / 2:27 pm

    walk more

  36. Jade Pawley
    February 26, 2017 / 3:44 pm

    I’m planning on opening up my own business but I just need to work out how to get it started!

  37. Lucy Chester
    February 26, 2017 / 3:59 pm

    I want to learn to swim and as its my 50th next month, time to put my fears away and take some lessons

    • February 26, 2017 / 5:17 pm

      Great goal! I really hope you learn to swim.

  38. tammi nutting
    February 26, 2017 / 4:55 pm

    to volunter in our local animal shelter

  39. Melissa Crowe
    February 26, 2017 / 7:51 pm

    Start my driving license x