Goal Setting Tips with Lori Cela & Kelly Beutler

Goal Setting Tips & Peppermint Schnapps Sipping Chocolate

Raise your hand if you love the idea of goal setting and a clean slate in the new year? 🙌🙌🙌

That is what inspired my 4 part series on Goal Setting for month of January 2019. Even though all my guests this month are organizing professionals, we all come at goal setting from slightly different angles. Hopefully you will find something that inspires you or encourages you to keep on keeping on when you feel like throwing in the towel.

In part 1,  I chat with two other professional organizers from the Columbus area, Lori Cela of Time 4 Organizing and Kelly Beutler of The Joyful Sort. Lori and Kelly share strategies for planning and tackling goals both big and small as well as how they stay motivated to finish something they have started. And all of this while sipping on delicious Peppermint Schnapps Sipping Chocolate (recipe below).

If you would like copy of the Life Balance Bucket List I am using to create more intentional family time for myself and with my boys this year, you can pick up your copy HERE. It is a free worksheet that will come every 2 months to help you stay accountable to those actions that will fill your bucket and create a great family dynamic.

Lori Cela, Time for Organizing

During the broadcast we discuss the book "The Four Tendancies" by Gretchen Rubin. It is a super interesting book about personality types and how your relate to others. And in the podcast, we refer to it as how we figure out when we need to make a change and what kind of accountability we need. You can pick up your copy HERE.


  • Lori suggested you might know it is time for a change or to set a goal if there is an idea that keeps marinating in your brain.
  • Kelly said you might know you  need a change if you get that feeling in your gut.
  • First steps for making a goal may be making a brain dump list of everything you want to do and breaking it down into smaller goals.
  • Any goals you make need to be specific because big vague goals are to complete or stick with.
  • To stay motivated when things get rough, you may want to hit the pause button and evaluate why you aren't successful.
  • Or consider giving yourself a reward to stay motivate or complete a phase.
  • Accountability can be either internal or external.
  • Make a list you can check out to stay accountable to yourself.
  • Ask a friend or family member to check in on you.
  • Or you can hire someone like a life coach, personal trainer or professional organizer.
  • Both Kelly and Lori agree to keep active goals you are working on to are 2-3 at a time to avoid fatigue and being overwhelmed.
Kelly Beutler The Joyful Sort

For more info about my guests this week, you can check out their websites and social media:

Kelly Beutler - The Joyful Sort


Lori Cela - Time 4 Organizing


Here is a recipe for the delicious "adult" version of hot cocoa the ladies and I sipped on while recording this episode.

Makes 2-3 depending on glass size.

  • 5 oz. dark chocolate ( I used a 72% dark bar), chopped
  • 5 tsp. of cocoa
  • 2 cups Milk, Half & Half, or dairy alternative
  • 1 oz. Peppermint Schnapps
  • 1 oz. Vanilla Vodka
  • Optional: Whipped cream, crushed candy canes

Pour milk and cocoa in to pot and warm over medium until bubbles form on the edge. Remove from heat and pour into large glass measuring cup or bowl. Add chopped chocolate bar and stir until melted. Add schnapps and vodka and stir. Pour into serving cups and add more schnapps and vodka to taste. Top with whipped cream and crushed candy canes. Enjoy!

Peppermint Schnapps Sipping Chocolate

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