Choosing the right planner can be a daunting task- there are tons of them on the market! I’m sharing three planners I use for my business, check it out! #businessgoals #planners #bestplanners #2020

People who write out their goals are more likely to achieve them. 

But guess what? Writing them down is NOT enough! 

You have to take consistent action in order to reach them. My favorite tool to do this is a planner.

The good news is there are lots of planner options out there. The bad news is that it can be a daunting task narrowing down the options to just one!

I’ve always been a big fan of planners and notebooks, so I’ve tried tons of different planners.

While I have favorites, I actually don’t use just one planner though. I use 3! 

I hear you asking, “Why do you use 3? Isn’t there one that can do everything?” 

Well, what I’ve found is that there isn’t a “one fits all” solution when it comes to planners. Each one has different features. As long as they work together to help me reach my goals and improve my life, I’m fine with it!

(You’re totally allowed to use as many tools as you need to accomplish your goals, so use as many as you want!)

Below are the 3 planners that I currently use to help me reach my business goals. See if any appeal to you and if so, try it out! You won’t know if it’s the right planner for you until you take it for a spin.

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BEST PLANNERS TO REACH YOUR BUSINESS GOALS

 

My Shining Year Business Goals Workbook – 2020

 

Best Planners to Help You Reach Your Goals

 

I have been using Leonie Dawson’s workbooks since 2017. I always take a week off after Christmas, which is when I sit down and fill out my workbook. It’s a yearly ritual that I really look forward to.

My favorite features of the planner are:

  • It’s colorful and cheerful and just makes my day looking through it
  • It covers important topics like systems
  • The monthly oracle reading is a fun addition (I choose a tarot card each month for the theme)
  • It’s far from a serious business planner, yet it’s really powerful

What it doesn’t have:

  • It has the annual and monthly goals, but not daily goals (which is fine, you’ll just need a planner or system for your daily goals – see the other two planners below)

This planner is good for:

  • Creatives who love fun, colorful workbooks
  • Business owners in any industry
  • Business owners at different stages

Size: 7 x 9.2 inches (normally they are larger but the 2020 is smaller than usual)

Price: Currently $17.39 

Purchase frequency: Yearly

She also has a Life Workbook – I used to buy both but I prefer to fill out the business one. 

 

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Savor Life Planner

 

Best Planners to Help You Reach Your Goals

 

I learned about the Savor Life Planner from one of the unicorns in the Introvert VA Club. It looked interesting, so I decided to try it. 

This one is a little different from most other planners because it only focuses on 3 months at a time. 

I like this concept because every 90-days is like a reboot. It’s a time to reflect on how the past 3 months went and a chance to get back on track if needed. 

The downside is that you have to purchase a planner every 3 months.

My favorite features of the planner are:

  • It’s clean and uncluttered
  • It’s spiral-bound so I can flip the pages open
  • It’s focused on 3 months only
  • It has plenty of room for daily to-do’s
  • There’s lots of extra space for notes, lists, and brainstorming
  • Self and soul-care 
  • It has stickers!

What it doesn’t have:

  • It’s a 90-day planner so you won’t see a 12-month calendar in here
  • It’s only a daily planner so you won’t see your annual goals

This planner is good for:

  • Pretty much anyone who needs a system for keeping tasks in order 
  • People who like a clean, minimal look
  • People who want to focus on 90-days only instead of the whole year
  • People who don’t mind buying a new planner every 3 months

Size: 8 x 10 inches (it’s pretty lightweight and portable)

Price: $29.95

Purchase frequency: Every 3 months

 

The Creative Boss Planner

 

Make goals and crush them with The Creative Boss Planner!

 

This planner is a PDF digital download which means you can print the whole planner or only the pages you want to use. It includes yearly, quarterly, monthly, weekly, and daily goals, and also a place for lists.

I created this planner because I wanted to share the sheets I use in my business. 

For instance, the time-tracker is something I use periodically when I feel the need to get a better grip on my time. 

The Daily To-Do’s is what I use every day to manage my tasks according to how long they take. It keeps me from feeling like I have to do all the things in one day (because let’s face it, there will ALWAYS be stuff to do!). 

And another of my faves from the planner that I use all the time is the monthly and yearly money tracker. I have them on the wall in my office. Every time I make a sale or go up a certain amount that year, I mark it on the tracker. Not only does it help me keep tabs on my income, but it’s fun!

My favorite features of the planner are:

  • It’s super cute yet uncluttered
  • You can create money making goals and track them
  • You can plan your social media and blog posts
  • The daily to-do section is broken down into time chunks, reducing overwhelm
  • It’s focused on creating work-life balance
  • It’s non-dated so you can reuse year after year

What it doesn’t have:

  • It’s not a physical planner so you’ll need to print it out

This planner is good for:

  • Creatives who love fun planners
  • People who love printables
  • Business owners in any industry
  • Business owners at different stages
  • People looking for an affordable planner option (no need to buy a new one each year or every 90-days)
  • People who want the option of being able to print the same page several times

Size: 8 1/2 x 11 inches (the size of a piece of printer paper)

Price: $19

Purchase frequency: buy once and reuse over and over!

You can punch holes in the planner and put it in a 3-ring binder. You can also use plastic sheet covers and erasable markers for the daily pages to save paper! 

 

Choosing the perfect planner doesn’t have to be a stressful event! Check out the planners above and see which ones appeal to you, then try them out. Use them consistently and you’ll be on your way to reaching your big business goals!

 

 

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