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Ode to the Tired Dad

Fatherhood is a wonderful thing. There may be no better way to learn who you are than to spend time working with children. Children can bring out our strengths as well as our weaknesses. There never has been a father who felt like he always did it right—it’s just the opposite, in fact. According to […]

Planner Quote: June 18, 2018

“Be kind; everyone you meet if fighting a hard battle.” – John Watson

The Franklin Five: July 2018 Checklist

Now that your summer is in full swing, it is time to remember the few things you wanted to get done before the warmth is over. Make sure you plan out a time to finish updating your yard, cleaning out your garage, or taking that vacation you have wanted. It is also important to remember […]

Ode to the Tired Dad

Fatherhood is a wonderful thing. There may be no better way to learn who you are than to spend time working with children. Children can bring out our strengths as well as our weaknesses. There never has been a father who felt like he always did it right—it’s just the opposite, in fact. According to […]

Planner Quote: June 11, 2018

“Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.” – Napoleon Hill

The Core Four: 4 Essential Elements to an Effective Planning System

There’s a lot to be said for reliability. As people learn that you’ll finish what you start, keep your promises, and follow-through with commitments; they’ll grow to trust you. Trust is a powerful gift granted to us by others. It’s something we must work to maintain through honest effort. Highly effective people have a reputation […]

Infographic: The Core Four

Planner Quote: June 4, 2018

“Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.” – Samuel Johnson

The Franklin Five: June 2018 Checklist

Summer is finally here! Are you already enjoying the warmer weather and sunshine? If not, begin by planning fun outdoor activities, family vacations, exercise goals, and home repairs. Summer is also a great time to clean out your garage or backyard too. Get your cleaning and organization done in June so you can enjoy the […]

Planner Quote: May 28, 2018

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.” – Harvey Fierstein

How to Discover Your Governing Values

Let’s start with a few facts. Life is about choices. Every one of us has 1,440 minutes each day to do as we choose. If we decide to, we will spend several of those minutes sleeping. We may choose to go to school or work. We may choose to prepare meals, taxi our children, watch […]

Planner Quote: May 21, 2018

“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” – Mother Teresa

Understanding the Control Continuum

Greek mythology tells a story of the arrogant and deceitful Sisyphus, king of Ephyra, who tricked and trapped the god of the underworld. As a punishment, he was forced to push an immense boulder up a hill for eternity. Each time he nears the top, the stone rolls back to the bottom. One can assume […]