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Power Purls Podcast - Empower your creativity from the inside out

Hi, I'm Kara Gott Warner, coach and host of Power Purls Podcast. I help women to be more creatively INTUITIVE, navigate time management, get S*** done and understand how mindset plays a crucial role in achieving confidence and transformation.
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Dec 11, 2019

Today I'm continuing on with my Tame Your Time series talking all things annual goals and how to create your very own vision board! Why do we resist planning ahead? It's because by nature we are actually lazy, and our normal tendency is to do what's easy. This causes fly-by-the-seat-of-our-pants kind of problems. I show you how NOT to do that! 

You can also see how I've been setting up my new Knitter's Planner page-by-page so you can set yourself up for success here:

https://www.karagottwarner.com/UnpluggedWednesday to see the video of my vision board and my philosophy when it comes to annual goal planning.

When you understand why we procrastinate or avoid doing what's hard -- that's when we are on to ourselves. That's when we actually have to tools to do something about it.

In The Knitter's Planner, and in most planners, you'll find this section. In this episode, I share the HOW and WHY of checking-in daily with your highest goals, and why writing and re-write them sets you up for success. 

I also talk about something called a vision board, and how I like mine to look like something out of an art journal. I also riff on how I started this process many years ago, and how it inspires me to stay connected to my goals. 

A vision board is a space that is up to wherever your imagination takes you. Add quotes, affirmations, paste in pictures from magazines ... whatever.

There's no right or wrong way. Just YOUR way!

When it comes to annual goal planning, The Knitter's Planner allows space for 3 big goals because studies have shown that any more than 3 could make it difficult to stay committed to any of them.

Stay small to go BIG.

I want you to achieve extraordinary success, and if you take the time to plan the goals that will move the needle in your life that will make all your other goals easier or unnecessary you will blow your own mind at the end of 2020.

I also talk about the 3 quadrants that I make sure to include in my annual goals: (in this order)

  • Health and wellness
  • Relationships
  • Work/business

Choosing goals in one of these 3 quadrants creates a harmonious way to counterbalance each area.

Action Step - If you've purchased your knitter's planner, open it to your 2020 annual goals page and map out your goals for 2020. Don't delay. Make it happen!

Have you purchased your planner yet? You still have time to get it before the new year! www.karagottwarner.com/knittersplanner and you'll get my free planning guide + planning printables just for clicking to learn more.

Then, when you purchase your planner, send me your proof of purchase and I will send you a super-cute, quick-knit mitered purse pattern just in time for gift giving!

Dec 4, 2019
This episode kicks off a series for the month of December called: Tame Your Time and today I'm sharing 6 tips to stay sane through the Holidays!
 
We all want more time right? We can't have MORE time, but we can use it better, and when we scale down we can scale up! In today's podcast I share 6 tips to stay sane through the holidays. 
 
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For the month of December I'm offering something very special! when you order The Knitter's Planner. Here's what you get:
  • 10% off for a limited time only
  • a series of planning printables to use again and again
  • my getting it done guide! 

Sign up today: karagottwarner.com/gettingitdone 

By the way, when yo get your new Knitter’s Planner, you don't need to wait to use it! You can dive right in and map out your annual goals to create your 2020 action plan. You can also plan your projects, and test drive the patterns. There’s no need to wait until January 1st. Start off on the right foot, and set yourself up for success ahead of time! 
Nov 20, 2019

Sometimes we keep striving, and doing because we think we are not enough. We are enough. We are DOING enough. We are worthy.

When you believe you are worthy and enough, then you don't second guess yourself. You don't let yourself down. You put one foot in front of the other. You keep on truckin.'
 
Why you need a planning process ...
 
I live by my planner - it helps me to find my lead domino every day to help me move the needle forward in my life. 
 
Without a planner, I would be a victim of my circumstances, and who needs that when you can CHOOSE your daily destiny! 
 
Think of a planner as a self-care tool, not a wasteland of sticky notes, which is why I helped create a new all-in-one planner and knitter's notebook, called The Knitter's Planner.
 
For a limited time, get 10% OFF your planner: karagottwarner.com/knittersplanner and go from HOT mess to planning diva! 
Oct 16, 2019

Mary Jeanne Packer joins Kara Gott Warner to share a fascinating look inside the life and values of her business, Battenkill Fibers Carding and Spinning Mill. With authentic connection at her core, Mary Jeanne walks us through the depth and breadth of that farm-to-fabric connection, from vision to craft to sustainability.

Oct 9, 2019

Learn the 3 SURPRISING reasons why you lack confidence in your knitting skills (and these reasons are NOT what you might expect!) Just understanding these 3 things is exciting news because they can have a positive impact on your life if you apply them!

Sep 25, 2019

Working with a coach is an investment we may think of as an "expense" rather than an "investment" in ourselves. When we see the value of working with a coach and how it helps us to uplevel every area of our life, then we'll see the magic happen. The inspiration behind today's episode is my own coaching experience with Pat Flynn, host of Ask Pat and Smart Passive Income podcasts. I'm seriously a fan girl. Just sayin.' You'll hear me get pretty transparent about my struggles with Power Purls Podcast, and how I asked him for help. Let's just say, his advice was truly mind-blowing and a total game-changer. Check out my commentary about my session with Pat in this episode of Power Purls Podcast.

Sep 18, 2019

Power Purls Podcast is back! Bridging the worlds of craft and life, Kara Gott Warner reminds us of the depth in the Power Purls name. It’s more than just knitting – this is confidence-building. This is intuition. This is learning. And it starts right where you are.

May 22, 2019

It’s more than designing for cables-queen Alison Green, Berroco’s Design Department Manager. Listen in as Alison takes us into the many roles her title brings, from managing over fifty patterns in a single season to learning how to simplify her approach. It's all about going with the flow.

May 8, 2019

Franoicse Danoy of Aroha Knits, is a bi-racial, multi-craftual maker of color. She empowers knitters to explore the intersection of of making with identity. Her designs draw on her Maori heritage, and she celebrates the myths, legends and other stories about her culture and relates them to knitting as an artform.

Apr 24, 2019

Today I'm chatting with returning guest, knitwear designer and contributor to The Knitter's Planner Meghan Jones. She shares insights and a peek behind the curtain into her designing process, and how she makes it all happen with four kids, and a pattern design business. Meghan also shares her love for the swatching process and views it like doing scales on the piano - "a dozen a day, will get you to love the swatching process because it will make you a more confident knitter."

Apr 10, 2019

Welcome to the very first episode of 2019 where you will meet Stephanie Palmer, creator of The Quilter's Planner! Last year, Stephanie reached out to me to help her create The Knitter's Planner, and as an organization and planning fanatic, of course I was thrilled to collaborate with her on this exciting venture!

In this interview, we dive into the details, and share what makes The Knitter's Planner unique, and why you'll want to get your hands on one if knitting and staying organized are on the top of your list! We are working hard to create a holistic approach to the planning process so you can connect the dots in your life and knitting, and customize the planner to suit your own creative personality. 

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