Look forward to 2017

The New Year is just around the corner. Take a few minutes now to prepare your planner for the coming events. Clean out your binder, sort loose papers, and give yourself a clean slate as you start another year. Planning now will let you start the year with fresh hope and optimism.

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Show Gratitude

With the stress of daily life and the events taking place in our nation and throughout the world, it’s easy to focus on our challenges and difficulties. Sometimes it’s natural to see the glass as half-empty, rather than half-full. Thanksgiving is an opportunity to shift our perspective. Take time this week to write down a …

Give Value, then Give Order

The Prioritized Daily Task List is one of the key elements of your FranklinPlanner. As you use it, you can help keep your most important values foremost in your mind throughout the day.  It starts with prioritizing your tasks into categories with letter designations: A: these tasks are critical to do today. Important work projects, …

Be a “Human Being”, not a “Human Doing”

How do you define yourself? Or, more importantly, what time frame do you use to define yourself? Do you define yourself by what you’re doing right this minute? Does unstructured time make you uncomfortable? Or do you define yourself by how you’ve changed and grown over weeks, months, and years? It might be tempting to …

Create Your Narrative with a Weekly Compass Card

There’s a difference between a plotline and an ordinary sequence of events. When you read a sequence of events, you’ll likely ask yourself, “And then?” But when reading a narrative with a good plot, you’ll ask, “Why?” Why does character A feel that way about character B? How will our heroes succeed in their quest, …

Help Your Child Discover Their Planning Style

Planning is a simple skill with enormous benefits. The sooner a person develops the habit of planning, the better they’ll perform in school and in life. Show your kids how you use your planner. Teach them some basic time-management skills to help them see the importance of taking charge of their choices. Determine together what …

Find a Good Pen

Think of all the times in your life you use a pen. From signing deposit slips, to signing up for a rewards card at your local supermarket, to getting someone’s contact information right before they need to leave, there are times when having a smooth, functioning pen keeps your day on track. For best results, choose a pen …