For the last two years, I’ve rounded up my favorite planners and goal setting tools. Last year, I dished on my favorite planners for small biz owners right over here. And in 2015, I dished on how to use a planner to get your schedule straight.
This year, my shortlist of favorite planners drops down to just three little favorites!
First up, is the Daily Action Planner from Savor. I love this system because it gives you room for brain dumps and planning, but forces you to focus on the days and weeks instead of the years like most folks do when they whip out a planner. If you have a problem with setting a million goals every year that you’ll never accomplish, you NEED this! It will stop that bad, bad habit in its tracks.
I also love how compact it is, so you can really take it anywhere without feeling like you are lugging a whole library in your bag. And can you imagine being able to start a fresh blank slate every month to get you motivated?! Ugh, so smart.
Next up, is not really a planner at all, but an intentional goal setting workbook known as the Make it Happen! Powersheets. If you aren’t the planner type of person, this workbook is perfect for you. It gives you the ability to set real goals and evaluate your own efforts without dedicating yourself to daily actions in a paper planner. It’s everything I think EVERYONE needs without hinging on using a paper planner on the regular.
You can snag Make it Happen Powersheets! as a six month or twelve month planner, and the worksheets inside tackle things like Goal Action Ideas, Tending Lists, Cultivating Gratitude, Big Dreams, and Things to Learn! The one year workbook is super hefty and definitely not something I’d want to carry around, but it finds a perfect home on your desk so you see it regularly and work towards your goals.
The third pick is what works for me personally! I’m going on three years of using a Bullet Journal and David Seah’s Emergent Task Planner. This combination with my Google Calendar is amazeballs for me – I can plan, brainstorm, set goals, and do it all the way I want to.
And instead of leaving you running blind to pick up your favorites? How about I send them to you instead?! YAS!
To kick off a stellar 2017 (because let’s be honest, 2016 was a bummer year all around), I’m giving away not one planner, but six! So, if you want to throw your name in the hat for a Daily Action Planner or my favorite duo of a Bullet Journal & Emergent Task Planner pad, pop down below to enter to win!
Four winners will be chosen at random via the Rafflecopter widget. I’ll ship the shiny new planners to the addresses left on the winners’ entries. (Make sure to double check your address for typos when entering!) Unfortunately, international shipping is way too crazy, so this giveaway is only open to U.S. residents. The giveaway closes on Tuesday, December 27th at Midnight, MST.
Wait, don’t pop off yet! There’s another giveaway to enter!
If the Make it Happen! Powersheets are screaming your name, too? I have awesome news: I’m giving away TWO SETS over on Instagram – one for you and one for a friend! Now you have no excuse to skip those monthly coffee dates with your best small biz bud. Click in the Instagram shot below to head on over and enter:
🌟 GIVEAWAY! 🌟 Ready to start 2017 off right?! Let’s do this thing with a full year of Make it Happen! Powersheets. I loooove this workbook for intentional goal setting, planning, and getting the right head on your shoulders for running a biz! To enter: ・・・ 1. Follow @modernsoapmaking 2. ❤️ this post 3. Tag one fellow soapmaker ・・・ 🎉 A random comment will be chosen to win a full year workbook of Make it Happen! Powersheets for themselves and the soapmaker they tag in! ($55 value each!) 🎉 ・・・ 🙋 One entry per person. 🌎 Open to US Residents Only! ⏱ All entries must be submitted by 12/27 at 10 pm MST. 📅 The winners will be announced on 12/28. Good luck! ・・・ Per Instagram rules, I gotta tell ya that this #giveaway is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc or Cultivate What Matters Shop. By entering, entrants confirm they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s term of use.
And yes, you can certainly enter BOTH giveaways, if you wish! Do you know a soapmaker who needs better planning and increased productivity in their life?! Share it along!