Organization Ideas

4 Ways to Make the Most of Your Summer

Summer is a short, beautiful time that brings a unique set of stressors and challenges. For many of us, it’s a brief few weeks when our schedules change. The days grow longer, temperatures rise, and children have a little more freedom to play without the routine of school. We feel the urge to take a […]

Planner Talk: July 16, 2018

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” – William Butler Yeats

Planner Quote: July 9, 2018

“True charity is the desire to be useful to others without the thought of recompense.” – Emanuel Swedenborg

Planner Quote: July 2, 2018

“Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.” – George S. Patton

Planner Quote: June 25, 2018

“Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it is found.” – James Russell Lowell

4 Ways to Make the Most of Your Summer

Summer is a short, beautiful time that brings a unique set of stressors and challenges. For many of us, it’s a brief few weeks when our schedules change. The days grow longer, temperatures rise, and children have a little more freedom to play without the routine of school. We feel the urge to take a […]

Planner Quote: June 18, 2018

“Be kind; everyone you meet is 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