Happy New Year Besties!
Hope you're as pumped as I am for the new year and if you've been around for a while you know I LIVE for this time of year. I've got my top 5 planning tools that I'm itching to share with you. You know me, planning is my jam, and these tools are my secret sauce for success. Let's dive in and make 2024 our best year yet!
Even though I have a yearly paper planner (yes, I'm a paper gal) I start each year with a blank, year at a glance calendar. It helps me see the whole year in one place so I can get a sense of the flow of my year.
- When am I super busy with my family?
- Where do I need to plan space for marketing?
- When am I'm shooting major campaigns like fall mini sessions?
- When am I traveling?
- Where am I carving out time for myself?
A free Canva Printable Calendar template allows me to dream, plan, write down (and erase) my year without messing up my real deal calendar. Check it out: Canva Printable Calendar
I found this gem, the Rifle Paper Co. Monthly Planner and have used it for two years not. It's not just a planner; it's a work of art. Artistic illustrations, spacious monthly layouts – it's like planning meets creativity. I'm all about infusing my plans with style and this is where I can see my whole month at once. Take a peek: Rifle Paper Co. Monthly Planner
If productivity had a superhero, it would be the Full Focus Planner by Michael Hyatt. Structured, organized, and perfect for our goal-crushing adventures. Seriously, it's like having a personal assistant in planner form. I use this planner for weekly and daily tasks, my checklists, hourly appointments, and there's a notes section where I can do quick journal reflections about my day or other important things I want to keep track of. Here's the scoop: Full Focus Planner
So, this Cultivate Goal Tracker? It's the bomb. Super user-friendly, helps us set killer goals, and breaks 'em down into bite-sized chunks. Plus, there's a gratitude section that's like a daily mood boost. It does require that you set aside some time at the beginning of the year to really dive deep into reflections from the previous year and what is truly important to you in the upcoming months, but it is so worth the work. Check it out here: Cultivate Goal Tracker
I've always been type-A organized planner. It's just in my DNA, but I haven't always had this complete system figured out. Where did I learn my planning and productivity ways? I've been a member of Sabrina Gebhardt's Round Table Membership for about two years now and let me tell you, she is my guru. She has helped me hone my process to what it is today. This group not just about tools; it's a community-driven support system. Exclusive resources, webinars, and a cool community – it's like having a planning posse. And that's just the beginning. There is SO MUCH CONTENT throughout the year to help with your business. And did I mention the incredible community of creative women? Wanna give it a try? Sabrina Gebhardt's Round Table Membership
Excited doesn't even cut it – I'm stoked about what we can achieve together this year. These planning tools are our secret weapons, and I can't wait to see the magic happen. Let's make 2024 our year, shall we?
Cheers to an epic year ahead! And if you're interested in more content like this, get onto my newsletter list. It goes out twice a month and has everything from first dibs on sessions to fun life hacks!