You Don’t Need Another Glorified Calendar or Productivity App
Ever bought a planner and thought, “Finally, a tool that will help me track and accomplish my projects”?
...Then a month later, you’re so discouraged and frustrated that you throw the dang thing out.
Here’s why: Most planners aren’t designed for the way you actually work. They’re designed by well-meaning people stuck in the old way of thinking about time management.
Specifically, those planners are designed for setting appointments and meetings in a traditional work environment.
It used to be that if you had a place — paper or digital — to track all of your meetings and appointments, you’d be good to go. But that’s not enough anymore.
That idea doesn’t fit the way you work…
...plus it takes your focus from the goals you’re actually trying to accomplish.
To be truly successful, you have to focus your energy on the projects that matter.
You need a system that helps corral your creativity and expertise into worthwhile pursuits — NOT just a schedule that shows you when you’re supposed to be sitting in meetings.
You don’t need another clock or another calendar.
You need a complete, intuitive system that helps you:
- Keep track of your big goals and projects
- Break down those goals and projects into daily action items
- Plan when you’ll knock out those action items
- Track your progress on your goals and projects
That’s a tall order for one measly calendar.
Luckily, there’s a bundle of planners designed to get your ideas from your head to the page, and into real-life, hard-proof existence.
These planners are fantastic for folks who work by project/ task rather than hour by hour. And I love being able to break projects down from the big annual picture down to quarterly, monthly, weekly, daily and to the time when I work best. Absolute genius.Laurie Huff, Owner
We’ve been at this since 2007, and our planners have been downloaded over a million times!
A Word from Charlie, Head of Productive Flourishing
Before I started designing our planners, I loved the idea of having a ready-made tool to help me find a place for all the ideas, goals, and to-dos rolling around in my head, but in reality, they were always disappointing. Most were calendars and appointment books, which were useless to me (gee, thanks for duplicating the calendar on my computer... that’s helpful).
As I worked with more people whose success depended on being able to convert ideas into finished projects and demonstrable results — leaders, entrepreneurs, artists, programmers, students, change agents, and a host of other creative types — I realized that I wasn’t alone in thinking that the traditional planners just weren’t cutting it.
Unfortunately, bad experiences with those traditional planners have led many creative people to think that planners and planning don’t work for them.
The simple fact is that creative people thrive when they plan how they’ll use their creativity.
Creative people like you — whom I call Creative Giants — need planners that support project management and time management. You also need a system that allows you to schedule creative work during your personal peak times.
Since I couldn’t find a product on the market that fit my needs or the needs of my clients, I started making my own planners. Not long after that, I started sharing them with my friends and readers, experimenting along the way. I revised, added, deleted, and finally developed a variety of planners that help creative people focus on doing what matters and staying on track, instead of just crossing stuff off a list.
One of the things about being self-employed is that you have to be your own Boss, Strategist, Research Team, CEO, CFO, HR, PR, Marketing, Comms and Creative Bureau. Throw parenting into the mix, and you realise at some point that if you're not smart about managing time, energy and tasks, you'll end up extremely busy — but not necessarily productive. It took me some time to realise that my style of working in a non-linear fashion is okay, and I just have to be smart about how I do it. I like to think of the Momentum Planners as the Boss, and I check in with them frequently to stay focused on the tasks and objectives at hand. They're especially great for clarity when working concurrent projects with staggered timelines.Libby O'Loghlin, Owner
How Does the Momentum Planners Bundle Compare with Our Free Planners?
We offer limited versions of our planners every month for free, so some people wonder why they should buy the more-encompassing planners when they can just get their planners every month at no cost. That’s a great question. Here are five reasons the Momentum Planners Bundle is worth
$12 $6 of your hard-earned cash. You'll be able to:
- Plan your entire year at once
- Skip the hassle of downloading a new planner every month
- Use the Annual Momentum Planner and the Quarterly Momentum Planner (only included in the Momentum Planners Bundle) to track your big-picture goals
- Stay on track with our helpful email follow-ups
Take a Look at the Momentum Planners in Action
The Momentum Planners are a visual product, so you need to see the planners to understand them.
If you’re interested in seeing how the bundle fits together, give these demo planners a look:
The Momentum Planners are designed to be print-friendly AND digitally-fillable. We highly recommend printing them because there's something about writing that builds stronger internal commitments, but saving trees and never being without your planners means there are really good reasons to go digital. Do what works for you, and, in either case, the Momentum Planners will work for you.
Ready to Start Planning for Success Today?
Fantastic. You're minutes away from a new way of thinking through your work in a way that makes sense to you.
The Momentum Planners Bundle costs just
$12 for all of 2017 $6 for 1/2 of 2017. You could spend that $12 $6 on a couple cups of coffee…or you could set yourself up for the rest of the year with a whole new kind of momentum and finishing-prowess.
Surely finishing more of your best work is worth a Starbucks splurge every few weeks. (Especially since finishing your best work is probably one of the reasons you’re drinking coffee in the first place!)
Included with your purchase of the Momentum Planners Bundle: A series of strategic email tips and follow-ups to help you get the most out of your planners.
Your momentum won't come from just the planners. It's the practice of consistently planning in a way that works for you that counts.
Remember: Because this is a digital product, you don't have to wait a single moment to get your planner.
Start planning, making, and doing — right now!
Here’s How Other Creative Giants Like You Feel About Their Planners from Productive Flourishing
I started following Productive Flourishing years ago and tried out the free planners a time or two. Recently when I became overwhelmed at work, I decided it was time to purchase the Premium Digital Planners. Rather than constantly trying to figure out a structure to keep myself organized, I finally realized that someone has already figured out the structure! Charlie provides the structure for me to be super-effective, organized, creative, and pro-active. All I have to do is show up and do the work. I've found the blog planners incredibly valuable.
Now that I'm using the planners, I'm finding and scheduling content much easier. Before using the planners, I was struggling to source and find content. With the planners I feel freer to explore. I expected the planners to help me get more organized. I didn't expect the planners to help me feel more creative as well. The planners force me to prioritize and pick what I'm going to focus on. Because I can schedule out for the month, it's also given my bosses more realistic time-frames on when projects will be delivered. That's sanity saving for all of us! If you're thinking of buying the planners, my advice is to do it. You really can start to think longer-term knowing that you have them all there and ready. You can buy the entire year's worth of Digital Planners for the cost of five cups of coffee. It's just $1 per month!
Charlie has figured out a distinctive system for getting large projects done "one bite at a time." There are, of course, many other systems out there. His is particularly suited to people who are writers, project managers, artists, product developers and marketers, and other creative-oriented types.
I downloaded a few free planners two years ago, and bought his annual planner system last year for the first time. I found it to be very useful in my own work of helping CEOs develop investor pitches. The kicker with Charlie's first-rate thinking is that he is readily accessible via webinars, emails and Twitter if and when you need help. He has carved out a market niche for ways of getting projects done that is very impressive.
My day job is a project manager. I know how to get things done for my clients, how to organize projects, how to motivate a team and keep people on task. When it comes to my personal work, not so much! After two hours with Charlie's process I was able to get really clear on how to start taking care of my own project. Its magic!Denise Ransome
Will you ship this product to me?
No, because it's 100% digital. After years of experimenting with print versions, we've instead decided to go all all-digital so we can serve our worldwide customers and readers easily. We are preparing a guide to getting them printed on your own if that's your jam.
Why should I buy digital planners when there are so many available for free?
We hear you. The reality is that most free planners are designed by people who want pretty planners, but who actually don’t have a time-tested methodology that helps people get stuff done. Our planners are built on a solid framework that works for creative people who might have a lot of balls in the air at once. They enable you to manage your creative projects from big-picture ideas down to the nitty-gritty details.
What happens if I lose my files?
Email us and we'll send you the download again.
Why should I buy your planners when you offer some for free?
You can plan monthly with our free planners, but to really do your best work, you’ll want to pull your Big Ideas together with your To-Do list. Our quarterly and annual planners enable you to do that — and to plan more than a month ahead.
How long will it take to learn the planning system?
If you don’t have time to plan, you don’t have time to not plan. You have to make time to make time just like you have to have money to make money.
Our planners are laid out simply and intuitively, so that after a few projects, you’ll be a pro planner.
Why do the planners provide room for only five projects per day?
Our research and experience show that most people don’t get more than five important projects done per day anyway. The planners help you figure out the most important things you will do, not all the things you might like to do.
How is this better than DayRunner or Franklin-Covey? Other planners never work for me.
Our planners are not just calendars. They’re a full-fledged methodology that helps you focus on getting the right stuff done. You don’t need another calendar (your computer is great at that). You need a tool that helps you focus, prioritize, and take smart action.
How do I integrate a visual planner into the online tools I already use? I use Asana, Basecamp, Trello, Wunderlist...
Those tools are great. We use them, too. But they’re not great at helping you see what goals you’re going after; the multiple projects you need to do to achieve those goals; and how those projects end up on your calendar. That’s where these planners come in.
I like the idea of the planners, but I’d like them in #RandomSize. Will you make special versions for me or share the working files with me?
We’ve designed the planners to be elegant while making the best use of space. Shrinking them makes them harder to use, or cuts out key pieces of the process. Give them a try — you might just find they’re already the perfect size.
Why aren’t your planners prettier?
After some experimentation, we found that our many-hat-wearing, multiple-idea-generating customers got their best results when we kept our planners clean, simple, and print-friendly.
Additionally, many customers in professional settings prefer to use a planner that helps them be creative and effective without making them stand out. It’s hard for executives to have planners with flowers and hearts sitting on their desks.
Do you offer support along with the planners? What if I get stuck or have a question?
You get access to a Quick Start Guide, an FAQ, and if you still have any questions, you can always email us at our support email and we'll get back to you right away.
Will you have access to my financial information?
No. Your order is transmitted through Paypal and we don't keep your financial data because we never see it. We also never sell or share customer information with third parties. Security is a big deal to us because your trust is a big deal to us.