If you've been following my blog for a while you know I love to plan. When you have almost 6 children, ages 7 and under, and you're an entrepreneur, it's not really possible to get through life successfully without a little planning.

But don't think I have things all together all the time. I fail at the whole balance gig all the time. I've talked about it really transparently, many times

One of those times was at the end of 2014. I was on a career high. I was working with The Property Brothers as Art Director on one of their shows. I was working on a ton of my own renovation projects at the same time. For the first time in forever, my business was making me money, instead of costing me money. On the outside, I was flourishing! But on the inside, I was so unhappy. 

I was coming home consistently well past my children's bedtimes. My relationship with my spouse was hanging on a thread of empty promises of "this period is almost over, honey." My car was literally covered with remnants of McDonald's, Harvey's and Tim Horton's drive through bags. And I had easily put on an extra 10 lbs as a result of all the drive through food and non existed exercise schedule. 

It dawned on me that no amount of money or career success would make up for failure in the home, or sacrifice on my health.

Thankfully, a lifeline was about to be thrown that would benefit me, and my family, in countless ways. 

Right in my time of intense hanging on to life by a thread / surviving not thriving at the end of 2014, I stumbled upon Michael Hyatt's course, 5 Days To Your Best Year Ever. And many thoughts went through my mind including:

– wow I really need this

– there is no way I have time for this

– I cannot possibly afford to do this

– I can't afford to NOT do this

– I am so tired and unhappy this better help me

After learning about how short and digestible this course is, and its reasonable price point compared to many other courses I had invested in previously, I punched in my credit card with literally an hour to spare before the cart closed. 

And it was probably the best thing I ever did for my family. 

My family had booked time at a cottage we frequent often between Christmas and New Years for some much needed quiet time. And with all my commitments now done, my husband and I settled in after the kids went to bed, next to a roaring fire, with wine in hand, to binge watch the course content and MAKE SOME PLANS. 

And in one evening boy did we plan. And we made plans that have had lasting results on our family, our marriage and our health. And while I do the course over every year, the changes I made to prepare for 2015 really made all the difference. 

Without a plan, it is so easy to flounder and say yes to whatever is most urgent, as opposed to saying yes to what is most important to you and your personal goals. Without knowing your personal goals, life can just "happen" to you, rather than you designing your ideal life.

This year I have decided to help promote the Best Year Ever Course as an affiliate because I am truly passionate about it, and I think if you enjoy my content on productivity, organization and family life, you will benefit from it immensely too. 

The cart for this course closes Thursday, December 15 at 11:59PST. And I really hope you know by now, that I don't just recommend anything under the sun- if I recommend something, it means I have tried it and I love it. And I think you'll love it too- get all the details here. 

I feel so strongly about this particular course, I am throwing in a BONUS JUST FOR YOU GUYS!!!!!! If you buy the course via my link, I would love to gift you one of the following options (you get to choose!): 


To book me for a 2-hour interior design consultation is currently $749 plus HST so the value of either bonus is just under $400 with taxes included. I mention this only to illustrate how much I stand behind this course, and how much I want you to see results, too. A reminder the course is only available until tomorrow, and if you use this link you get my free bonus. 

But wait, there's more! Watch this video for a bonus I am offering exclusively to the first 10 moms who sign up via my link. Click through to 5:33 for this special offer. This one is so exciting to me! 

Cheers to an amazing 2017 for us all,