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 …

Urgency ≠ Priority

Are you running your life? Or is your life running you? There is a big difference between priority and urgency. Your priorities come from careful thought, when you decide to act according to your values and craft a plan to make it happen. Urgency, whether real or simulated, rises to the top of your list …

Eliminate the Clutter

In your planning sessions, you assess your priorities. You categorize your daily activities from most important to least important, and decide where to start. You apply labels, from A1 for the most important task down to C3 for the extras. This system helps keep you on track. What if you applied the same idea to …

Happy Labor Day

When you think about it, Labor Day is a celebration of balance and community: the balance that comes when your career and your personal life are in harmony and the community that supports you, whether at work or at home. As you plan out your Labor Day celebrations, factor in these two ideals: balance your …

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, …