Hey Dolls! Happy New Year! I was so looking forward to 2017. Although 2016 was full of highs, there were definitely lows. Think the loss of David Bowie, Prince, Muhammad Ali, and over very own Princess Leia. But with the new year, brings new beginnings. An opportunity to set new goals, realize dreams, and practice purposeful planning for the year, or years, ahead.
I tend to use technology to plan and schedule. My Outlook calendar is a staple, as well as Wanderlist for my to-dos. But I really enjoy a fab life planner for penning more serious goals and ideas. At heart, I am a pen and paper girl. I love writing on good quality paper, with a beautiful pen. My go-to, and has been for years, is the Louis Vuitton Monogram Large Ring Agenda. This agenda is more of a daily planning and scheduling tool, and can be used for note taking in meetings. If you run out of inserts, and don’t want to repurchase the LV inserts, Filofax Diary Refills are compatible with the various agenda sizes.
In terms of “true” life planners, I’m loving the Leaders in Heels Make Your Mark Self-Coaching Journal. The Make Your Mark collection has been designed and beautifully curated to encourage and inspire women to follow their passion, be more creative and innovative in their lives, feel more confident and determined in their endeavors and maintain a kind heart while becoming successful.
This fabulous journal is full of practical exercises, assignments, inspirational thoughts and quotes developed in collaboration with highly-respected leadership experts. Make Your Mark allows you to “meet your business, career and life coach within a compact, beautiful journal.”
The Passion Planner is highly recommended by one of my favorite Dolls, Inspired Brand Consulting Founder + Principal, the brilliant Ryane L. This purposeful planning tool assists in clearly define personal goals and dreams by putting them at the forefront of your attention. The Passion Planner helps break down long and short terms goals into more actionable steps, giving them a place to incorporate these steps into your daily life. Think of the Passion Planner as a compass to guide your daily decisions.
The Day Designer created by Whitney English is a simple and easy system created to help you find balance, focus and productivity. Ms. English describes the Day Designer as not being able to “live your life for you. But it can, through a simple, guided framework, help you figure out a focus for intentional living. It can be a trusted tool for setting goals, creating a plan and taking action each and every day.”
What are you using to capture your goals for the year?
Until then, keep sharing the pretty,