Habit 6: Synergize

Habit Six. Synergize.

“Valuing the differences is the essence of synergy—the mental, the emotional, the psychological differences between people. And the key to valuing those differences is to realize that all people see the world, not as it is, but as they are.”   —Stephen R. Covey Simply defined, Synergy means that the whole is greater than the sum …

The Franklin Five: August 2020

Franklin Five August

School is starting and the summer is coming to an end! Prepare this month’s to-dos as your routine changes. August Checklist Pocket Size: PDF August Checklist Compact Size: PDF August Checklist Classic Size: PDF August Checklist Monarch Size: PDF

Our Staff’s Planners: What Planners Do We Use?

Out Staffs Planners

As a community of planners, we all know the benefits of planning firsthand. Yet each one of us is a unique individual. We have different interests, different life experiences, and different personalities, so chances are, we each plan differently too. Your Franklin Planner is immensely customizable, because it’s designed to help you focus on exactly …

The Top 3 Time Robbers and How to Overcome Them

The top three time robbers and how to overcome them

For some of us, time is a constant, plodding taskmaster—demanding our attention and dictating our actions. For others it’s a welcome adventure—a powerful tool that we use to make the most of our skills, sharpen our talents, dabble in hobbies, and work toward goals. What’s the difference? It isn’t time. Time is unchanging and beyond …

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

Habit Five. Seek first to understand. Then to be understood.

“Satisfied needs do not motivate. It’s only the unsatisfied need that motivates. Next to physical survival, the greatest need of human beings is psychological survival—to be understood, affirmed, validated, and appreciated.” —Stephen R. Covey Theodore Roosevelt is credited for saying, “Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care.” That statement …

The Franklin Five: July 2020

Franklin Five July

Now that your summer is in full swing, it is time to remember the few things you wanted to get done before the warmth is over. July Checklist Pocket Size: PDF July Checklist Compact Size: PDF July Checklist Classic Size: PDF July Checklist Monarch Size: PDF

12 Social-Distancing-Friendly Summer Bucket List Ideas + Free Download

Summer bucket list ideas

This is going to be a very unique summer! We’re living in a time that is certain to be recorded in history books. We need to get creative as we plan summer activities! To help spark your creativity, we’ve put together a list of one dozen ideas for safe summer family fun! Download our free …

The Franklin Five: June 2020

The Franklin Five for June

June is here! Time to celebrate your dad and summer will also officially begin. Be sure you plan something fun before the summer gets away from you! June Checklist Pocket Size: PDF June Checklist Compact Size: PDF June Checklist Classic Size: PDF June Checklist Monarch Size: PDF

Maintaining and Strengthening Relationships While Social Distancing

Maintaining and Strengthening Relationships

Staying Together While Apart Maintaining relationships during times of social distancing Habit number 7 is: Sharpen the Saw. Sharpening the saw is taking time to do what’s best for us individually, so we have the strength to give to others. Sharpening the saw focuses on four parts of self: physical, spiritual, mental, and social/emotional. Notice …

The Franklin Five: April 2020

The Franklin Five for April

Spring is in the air and so are taxes. Create a system to keep your papers in order and use your planner to track your expenses. Get the garden ready for a nice harvest or summer blooms! Here are a few things to add to your list: April Checklist Pocket Size: PDF April Checklist Compact Size: PDF April Checklist Classic Size: PDF April Checklist Monarch Size: PDF