The 2014 Directive

What Is It?

Have you ever set a New Year’s Resolution and actually succeeded in achieving it? Maybe so, but I’m guessing your answer is “no.”

The 2014 Directive started on January 1st as a “modern new year’s resolution.” It’s an Instagram & blog link-up structured in a way to maximize success of your goals by setting them on a monthly basis. Whether you need to lose a couple pounds, organize your closet, or save a bit of cash, The 2014 Directive structure will get you there.

There are no strict guidelines for participating and you set your own goals. Whatever is relevant to your life each month!

The one “rule” to stick to is setting goals with the S.M.A.R.T. methodology in mind:






This is a key aspect to reaching your goals, but download the free planner below to make it easy to use S.M.A.R.T. goal setting!

How May I Participate?

Blog // On the last Wednesday of each month, I post my own Directive for the following month with a link-up for you to share your Directive. Simply write up your post and link it up. It’s that easy! Use the free Participant Planner to keep track of the details and progress, as well as the date to link up!

>> Download the 24-page Participant Planner printable <<

Instagram // Share your Directive on the same day as the link up or at any time during the month using the tag #the2014directive. Share progress photos, new ideas, or supportive notes for others participating in The 2014 Directive! Make sure to follow and tag me so I can provide extra cheering!

Google+ Community // Join the Community on Google+! As soon as you link-up a blog post or tag (@kateandtrudy & #the2014directive) at least one photo explaining your Directive on the Instagram feed, you’ll be accepted into the super fun and supportive Google+ Community! Share your blog posts, photos, updates, and questions…even tips for others…all in one place. What’s better accountability than this?!

What About the Buttons?

Choose from 5 different buttons based on your mood or favorite colors!

Share it on your Instagram (tag @kateandtrudy and #the2014directive) and/or your blog sidebar. If you’re linking up your blog post, include the button code in your post each month.

Kate & Trudy The 2014 Directive
Kate & Trudy The 2014 Directive
Kate & Trudy The 2014 Directive
Kate & Trudy The 2014 Directive
Kate & Trudy The 2014 Directive


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I started this for me, but I know there are others out there who also want something more than the “New Year’s Resolution.” Let’s rock 2014 together, ok?


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