During the past few weeks, we’ve been mentioning that the 2017 planners would be coming out soon. I’m excited to share that they’re ready today.
For the last few years, we’ve been making mild iterations on the planner designs, but this year we’ve made big changes:
- Rather than having two different sets of planners, we’ve unified the designs and methodology so that there’s now just one set. Which means that you don’t have to figure out which weekly planner you need, or whether you should be thinking in terms of actions, projects, or time.
- We’ve radically reworked the language used in the planners to make them more unified and novice-friendly.
- They’re also much more beautiful and elegant, thanks in large part to Jo and Catherine.
- As part of the streamlining and consolidating, we’ve renamed the various Action and Project Planners as the Momentum Planners, and renamed the Premium Planners as the Momentum Planners Bundle.
Say Goodbye to the Essential Daily Planner, the Momentum Kickstarter Kit, and the Weekly Action Planner
Though we loved the Essential Daily Planner, introducing it confused a lot of people and diverted our attention from the Momentum Planners. We didn’t sell enough EDPs to justify continuing to produce them. During the last few years, we’ve learned a lot about selling dated printed planners, and chief among those lessons is that it’s not something that’s right for us for at least the next three years.
We’ve also eliminated the Momentum Kickstarter Kit to prevent confusion about product names and about which items come in what bundles. The Momentum Kickstarter Kit has historically been a catch-all toolbox, and since we’re revamping our products, it no longer serves a purpose.
The Weekly Action Planner is under revision so we can focus it on what it truly was: a brainstorming and reviewing tool to help you figure out what’s going on for the week. It, along with another project-brainstorming worksheet we’re creating, will feed the methodology found in the Momentum Planners rather than be an alternative process.
Less Is More — But It’s Also Really New
Many of the changes in this year’s revisions came from the many offline workshops and seminars I’ve been presenting. What became increasingly clear to me was that I needed to pare back the tools and amplify the core parts of my methodology.
At the same time, many of you have been using our planners since we started providing them, so I recognize that there may be some change shock along with what we hope will be some sighs of relief.
If you haven’t been sure about using our planners or if you’re a customer with a lot of questions about them, you can check out these posts that have short videos to show you how to use the Monthly, Weekly, and Daily Momentum Planners. We suggest working through them in that order.