“The essence of knowledge is self-knowledge.” – Plato
“Who am I in the midst of all this thought traffic?” – Rumi
It is important to ask questions and reflect on the answers you develop in order fully know who you are and what motivates you in the areas of Service (which I identify as Being), Syle (identified as Body) and Scholarship (identified as Brain).
Being is how you identify yourself in relation to your contribution to the world. It encompasses your platform which identifies the type of SERVICE you share with people and organizations. Your BEING can be identified as your purpose; your personal mission statement and ultimately defines your STYLE.
Brain is your (SCHOLARSHIP) educational pursuits, both personally and professionally. Additionally, it covers areas of personal development to include your TALENT.
Body is a large category that includes the areas of health and fitness, as well as your physical environment. The sum of these three parts (Being, Body, Brain/Service, Style, Scholarship) is also categorized under Body/Style. You, your style, your image is a brand and is the output of all the other factors contributing to the definition of who you are. STYLE, then, is HOW you relate to the outside world; your family, friends, school, and community.
Hopefully, you can see how important the knowledge of who you are and what you value. It is not only important to your core identity but it is extremely helpful in determining the what and how you plan to give, do, and be during your year of SERVICE as Miss (Local/State).
What do you know about you? How can you share your unique gifts, talents, skills, and abilities with your community and the world at large? Download this FREE Style Inventory and to get started on identifying your personal brand.
Here’s a freebie for you to use in your ‘Miss’ lifestyle planning.
This set was designed as an experiment to fit my Large Happy Planner. It was one of the first full box sets that I attempted as I was looking for colorful and functional elements for the Large Happy Planner that was released in January 2017.
This set contains 4 full boxes, 4 heart checkboxes, 8 heart checklist flags for top three, 32 headers, 6 appointment labels, 8-weekend banners, 12 functional stickers, and a washi strip.
Just click on the images and save.
These can be cut by hand or can be cut using a cutting machine.
Cricut and Silhouette are two companies that produce cutting machines.
I currently own a Cricut Explore Air 2
It’s used to kiss cut stickers and works great but sometimes I cut them by hand when they are basic shapes like squares and rectangles.
If you are interested in purchasing a Cricut Explore Air 2 for yourself, please check out the link I have provided. As an affiliate marketer with links to products and services, I receive a commission when purchases are made through said links. It helps me continue to provide reviews of products and services I use and think you will find of value also. Thank you!
What are your personal goals for participating in a pageant? Or, why do you want to win the “Miss” title you are competing for? Is it the scholarships, the personal development, to promote an issue you are passionate about, or all of the above?
Some areas of goal setting to consider for a successful pageant competition can be:
Style: fitness and appearance; how you present yourself and how you may be perceived by others; how you represent the local pageant organization, community, state and national pageant systems as a contestant.
Service: your platform and community service
Scholarship: keeping your grades up and pursuing financial awards for further education
Success: reaching small goals that lead to bigger goals
What are some of the goals you have set for yourself?
Once you have identified your “Why?” It is time to transform your goal into actionable steps that will yield results. Actionable steps are the daily, weekly and monthly tasks that need to be accomplished in order to achieve your goal. These tasks are specifically geared toward helping you become your best self in a given area. The objective is to turn your goals into manageable, realistic steps. This is done using a method known as SMART goal setting. SMART goals are short and long term goals that are:
T- time bound
An example of a SMART goal is as follows:
Goal: To teach goal setting
SMART Goal: To utilize TheOrganizedMiss.com as an educational platform for young women living the “Miss” lifestyle and to share tools to assist them in setting and achieving their goals.
Hopefully this guideline to SMART Goal setting has given you some new tools to help you reach your goals. I am including a free printable entitled “Smart Goal Setting Steps” to help you get started. Good luck and reach for the stars!
Remember: You are your only competition!
You are on the journey to the crown. Congratulations!
Besides all the appearances, community service projects, keeping up your grades, searching for scholarships, maintaining a healthy lifestyle with proper nutrition and fitness, you have paperwork to fill out, in addition to going to class and perhaps work!
Your year of service to the organization that has crowned you as their Miss will go by fast and it is important to document your successes, lessons and anything else you may want to remember or share with others.
Whether your style of documentation life consists of creating a scrapbook, documenting in ‘Project Life’ style, video formats or some other system, it is important to tell the story once you have captured images from your life and journey to success.
Below you will find journal cards to use in your documentation. Simply print out, cut to use with or without the frame, journal the important information on the card and pair it with your documentation.
Feeling so very grateful for the men and women who have ever put on a military uniform!
Members of my family have served our country during war and peace time and it is not only because of their service but also the service and sacrifice of so many others that I enjoy the freedoms granted to me as a result.
In honor of Memorial Day, I have created these journal cards (3×4 and 4×6) to use in my scrapbook and am sharing them here with you to use as well.
Have a Happy Memorial Day and if you are a current or former member of our military, whether during war or peacetime, Thank for your service!
You are busy. You have goals. You need a way to organize your busy life and reach your goals. The Organized Miss was developed with you in mind.
To celebrate getting the site live and to motivate myself to keep working, I designed a free printable for you! I love gifts and sharing the planner stickers I make and use to help stay on task with my goals is one of the greatest gift I can give you.
I have been using planners in some form or another for years, but earlier this year I was introduced to the Happy Planner and took a big swan drive into pretty planning. Not only is it encouraging and motivating, it can be quite relaxing and therapeutic to design your day with colorful decorations.
This printable was designed for the Large Happy Planner, as it had been difficult for me to find many in that size. My struggle is your gain. Just click on the image below and save, print and cut!
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