5 Ways to Use Your Planner to Get Your Taxes in Order

Filing taxes can be a real mess—literally. Before we’re done, most of us have rummaged through our medical bills, home improvement expenses, business costs, pay stubs, receipts, charitable donation slips, and anything else we can find that might help reduce our year-end tax bill, or possibly add to our return, if we’re getting one. Sorting …

The 4 Dimensions Of Renewal And How They Can Affect You

In Stephen R. Covey’s timeless book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, he emphasizes the importance of renewal. His seventh habit, Sharpen the Saw, is all about renewal. It’s a vital element of a productive life. He begins with an analogy of a man who is working feverishly to cut down a tree. He’s …

5 Planner Locations for Tracking Goals from Start to Finish

We all want something in life. We want to become better people. We want to have nice possessions. We want to experience new things. The art of setting goals helps us get from where we are now to where life’s prizes wait. Like other art forms, however, achieving a goal takes effort, practice, technique, and …

Finding a Healthy Balance Between Life and Work

Photographers and landscape painters have a term they call golden hour. It’s that time near sundown when the sun’s light is at the perfect angle to show striking contrast and definition in the things they’re shooting or painting. Because of the angle of the sun to the earth, and the amount of atmosphere the light …

5 Questions to Answer to Get You Out of Your Planning Rut

Everyone experiences periods of life when life events make it harder to keep up with your plans. At times like these, you may feel like your daily planning sessions have become less effective, that you’re stuck in a planning rut. The key to getting back on track with your planning is to analyze what’s working …

Simplifying December

December is a month to spend with family. Sometimes though, it’s easy to lose sight of what’s most important, reacting to holiday parties, school concerts, classroom treat days, and cultural expectations instead of planning a meaningful holiday season. Here are five tips to help you simplify your December and reclaim some quality time with your …

Reasons To Be Thankful For Your Planner

With Thanksgiving just days away you’re likely taking mental notes of the things that are important to you—things that you can’t imagine living without—your spouse, your children, dear friends, your faith, a washing machine, dishwasher, microwave…your planner. You would include your planner on that list, wouldn’t you? After all, there are all sorts of reasons …