6 Tips for Effectively Coordinating Plans with Others

It’s important to keep all your plans in one place so you don’t forget something important and over-schedule your time. That’s why we recommend you carry one planner. But what about everyone else’s plans? How can you manage your personal goals, work on your tasks, and still effectively coordinate with your family, friends, and co-workers? …

What Are The 5 Essential Elements Of My Planning System?

  You may have noticed that when we talk about our planners we call them planning systems. Why do we do that? Because the Franklin Planner is more than a to-do list, it is a system to help you organize, prioritize, and recall information from your life. Think of your Franklin Planner as a tool …

Travelers Planner Collection

Our Travelers Weekly Planner brings a whole new twist to planning with a crisp, minimalist design in two six-month saddle-stitched booklets. Its clean layout is loaded with little extras. Collated monthly calendars help you track upcoming occasions, and a monthly planning spread guides you through your month with prompts for Events, Goals, Miscellaneous, Celebrations, Inspiration, …

5 Standards for Picking the Perfect Planner Pen

Effective planning is more than just a task—it’s a way of life. Supporting this helpful habit with the right pen for your paper planner can make all the difference, whether you’re at the café scheduling your next get-together with an old friend or at your desk turning your pages into scrapbook-worthy memories. Here are five …

The Core Four: 4 Essential Elements to an Effective Planning System

There’s a lot to be said for reliability. As people learn that you’ll finish what you start, keep your promises, and follow-through with commitments; they’ll grow to trust you. Trust is a powerful gift granted to us by others. It’s something we must work to maintain through honest effort. Highly effective people have a reputation …

Ode to The Busy Mother

Here’s to those of you who are literally shaping society—molding the next leaders, entrepreneurs, artists, athletes, and agents of change. It’s a big job, yet it isn’t your only job. Moms are busy. You’re volunteers, teachers, lawyers, doctors, managers, bus drivers, firefighters—you name it. Even so, Mother is the job title you wear all the …

Balancing Your Production with Your Production Capability

What does it mean to be effective or efficient? In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen R. Covey defines it as, “getting superb results today (production) in a way that allows us to get those results over and over again (production capability).” Covey calls it the P/PC balancing act. If we focus only …

21-Day Planner Challenge: Replacing Old Habits with New Ones

The desire for change and growth seems to be hardwired in each of us. It’s part of the human condition. We can’t remain stagnant without feeling stuck. Instead, we look ahead and determine where we want to be and what it will take to get there. Yet, some changes can be tough. It’s true that …