3 Books to Take Your Planning to the Next Level

Whether you’re heading out to a vacation destination or simply enjoying life without chauffeuring kids to school, the right book makes summer even better. Take some time to get back to the basics of why planning is so important and what big picture concepts can enhance your personal planning sessions. Here are our picks to …

Find a Good Pen

If you’re organized, you can probably find a pen when you need one. But finding the right pen for your planning sessions takes more careful consideration. You’ll want to find a pen that writes well and fits comfortably in your hand. It also saves wear and tear on your planner if it fits in the …

Five Simplify-Life Tips From Albert Einstein

By Carmen Coker Click here to download and print off your motivational poster. In today’s fast-paced world, it is normal to crave simplicity and serenity – and lots of it. The modern view of 1) Learn to say “no”.“simplifying life” focuses less on doing without (unless that is your preference) and more on slowing down, enjoying …

How to Use Your Franklin Planner for Both Personal and Professional Uses

Your Franklin Planner is designed to help you manage all of your activities and goals, whether your days are loaded with business meetings or baseball games. For most of us our days are filled with an eclectic mix of events—usually a conglomerate of unequal parts blended into something we call life. It can be messy. …

8 Activities to Make the Most of Memorial Day

Memorial Day is intended as a way to remember our brave neighbors, friends, and family who gave everything they had to ensure our freedoms and to help maintain freedom for others. Because it’s a Federal holiday, many of us have the day off work so we can devote time to celebrating and remembering. How we celebrate varies. It’s …

Schedule “You” Time

We all have many roles to play in our lives: employee, manager, parent, family member, community member, etc. With all the responsibilities that come with these roles, it’s easy to let them define who you are. It’s important to schedule time for yourself, for relaxation, reflection, and rediscovery. As you plan out your week, be …

You’ve Graduated! Now What?

Before spring is over, universities everywhere will hold their commencement ceremonies, celebrating their students’ years of academic achievement. By this point, these students will have had close to 16 years of structured days, each naturally flowing toward the next. After throwing their caps in the air, however, their future will become their own responsibility. If you’re graduating this spring, …