Habit 6: 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 …

Habit 5: 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 …

Habit 3: Put First Things First

“When you have too many top priorities, you effectively have no top priorities. Regarding strategic goals, it’s important that they are few, prioritized, and measurable.” —Stephen R. Covey  We’ve all heard the phrase, “If everyone is special then nobody is special.” There’s a lot of truth to that. Not every movie becomes a blockbuster hit. …

Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind

“Through imagination, we can visualize the uncreated worlds of potential that lie within us.”  —Stephen R. Covey Habit Two: Begin With The End In Mind is a principle of power unique to humans. In an article posted in Psychology Today, titled: The Power of ‘Then’: The Uniquely Human Capacity to Imagine Beyond the Present, we learn …

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 …