Big Idea 5: The Breakthrough Solution—Combining Paper Planning With Digital Technology

  Nowadays, it’s hard to find anyone over the age of 13 without a smartphone. Digital technology has become commonplace in our world. It makes sense. There are a lot of things you can do incredibly well with a smartphone. Your phone is full of contact information that you can access instantly. You can set …

Big Idea 4: Paper Is Vital Technology That Has Come Full Circle In Our Lives. It’s The Most Effective Way To Anchor Your Daily Life And Actions.

  When we think of technology, we rarely think of paper and pen. Typically, we focus on the most recent advancements in science, medicine, travel, or communication. But for two thousand years paper has been, and will continue to be, a fascinating technological advancement. Just because paper is common today, that doesn’t make it any …

Ruling Your Tech

Our technology has become an integral part of us and our lives. Yet, somewhere along the line, we tend to forget why it’s there and who is in charge. Technology has many benefits and rewards—in fact, the positive list literally goes on and on. However, scientific studies are showing that there are both positive and …

Increasing Your Awareness

“If we can find ways to awaken the full power of awareness, we could enter a new phase of human evolution and revitalize ourselves and our world.” –Tarthang Tulku Have you ever completed a daily commute and realize you hardly remember any of it? Do you sometimes finish a lecture or podcast and can’t recall …

Finding Joy in the Holidays

The holidays are meant to be a time for happiness and cheer. We’re encouraged to visit family and friends, engage in special celebrations, and spread the “Holiday Spirit” everywhere we go. The concept behind these traditions is based in joy, but it can sometimes be hard to actually feel joyful. Whether this is due to …

Discovering The 5 Choices

Feeling busy can be a good thing; it makes us feel needed and satisfied with our day. But how many times has your hectic day felt useless and exhausting? Franklin Covey’s book, “The 5 Choices: The Path to Extraordinary Productivity”, teaches you to shift your thinking and behavior to feel accomplished at the end of …

New Planner Training Videos

The Franklin Planner enables me to define my values and top priorities, set goals, and do the things that will bring my behavior in line with those things that matter most in my life! The planning system not only helps me plan for events in the future, but it also serves as a journal for …

Organized October—Week 4

As Organized October winds to a close, it’s time to consolidate your planning system. We encourage you to keep your plans, goals, schedules, and daily records all in one planning system, so you can easily remember past events, prepare for upcoming events, and change your plans whenever necessary. We live in a world that is …

Organized October—Week 3

When you ask the most successful people to share their secrets, you’ll find that their solution is almost always the same. They set goals and worked harder and longer than their peers—devoting their lives to mastering their craft. It’s nothing new. We’re all trying to do the same.   As we take a few weeks …

Big Idea 2: Everyone Has Greatness Within Them, Immeasurable Value, And Limitless Potential To Achieve What Matters Most

  You weren’t born to fail. Your talents, interests, and desires can make a difference. However, struggle is a huge part of life. The struggles you face can be hard—even devastating, but they don’t have to destroy your hope. Wayne Dyer said it this way, “When you change the way you look at things, the …

Big Idea 1: Your Franklin Planner Is The One Thing That Changes Everything—Everyday

  Have you noticed that the world we live in is growing ever more chaotic? Today’s digital information age is overwhelming our minds and sabotaging our productivity. We’re constantly interacting with our devices—being bombarded with noise, alarms, and the urgencies of the day. It’s exhausting! With all that is coming at us, it’s hard to …

Amazing Writing Tools

  The Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association established National Handwriting Day in 1977. Of course, their motive for the holiday was to encourage us to use pens, pencils, and writing paper. They chose a fitting day for the holiday—January 23, John Hancock’s birthday. He was the first to sign the Declaration Of Independence, and he wrote …