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

Planner Quote: June 18, 2018

“Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”

– John Watson

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

Planner Quote: June 4, 2018

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

– Samuel Johnson

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

Planner Quote: May 21, 2018

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

– Mother Teresa

Planner Quote: May 14, 2018

“Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.”

– Baltasar Gracian

Planner Quote: May 7, 2018

“Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.”

– Malcolm Forbes

The Franklin Five: May 2018 Checklist

Welcome May! Remember to take care of the mother figures in your life and let them know you appreciate them. Now is also the time to get your summer plans in order and prepare for warmer weather. Here are a few more things to add to your list:

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Planner Quote: April 30, 2018

“The greatest crime in the world is not developing your potential.”

– Roger Williams

Planner Quote: April 23, 2018

“There has never been another you.”

– Dan Zadra

Planner Quote: April 16, 2018

“It’s not who we are that holds us back, it’s who we think we’re not.”

– Michael Nolan

Planner Quote: April 9, 2018

“The greatest thing is, at any moment, to be willing to give up who we are in order to become all that we can become.”

– Max DePree

Planner Quote: April 2, 2018

“People talk about ‘finding’ their lives. In reality, your life is not something you find – it’s something you create.”

– David Phillips

The Franklin Five: April 2018 Checklist

Welcome April! Spring is in the air and so are taxes. Create a system to keep your papers in order and use your planner to track your expenses. Get the garden ready for a nice harvest or summer blooms! Here are a few things to add to your list:

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Planner Quote: March 26, 2018

“If things go wrong, don’t go with them.”

– Roger Babson

Planner Quote: March 19, 2018

“There are no gold medals for the 95-yard dash.”

– Max DePree

Planner Quote: March 12, 2018

“Focused action beats brilliance any day.”

– Art Turock

Planner Quote: March 5, 2018

“Every moment spent planning saves three or four in execution.”

– Crawford H. Greenewalt

Planner Quote: February 26, 2018

“Caring is the ultimate competitive advantage.”

– Ron Kendrick

Planner Quote: February 19, 2018

“The height of your accomplishment will equal the depth of your convictions.”

– William F. Scolavino

Planner Quote: February 5, 2018

“Make your passion your profession.”

– Carl Holmes

Planner Quote: January 29, 2018

“You can’t solve a problem on the same level that it was created. You have to rise above it to the next level.”

– Albert Einstein

Planner Quote: January 22, 2018

“Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it.”

– Earl Nightingale

Planner Quote: January 15, 2018

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Planner Quote: January 8, 2017

“Growth is never by mere chance; it’s the result of forces working together.”

– James Cash Penney

Planner Quote: December 25, 2017

“Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”

– Charles Dickens

Planner Quote: December 11, 2017

“You’ve got to go out on a limb sometimes because that’s where the fruit is.”

– Will Rogers

Planner Quote: December 4, 2017

“Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.”

– Zig Ziglar

Planner Quote: November 27, 2017

“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.”

– Jimmy Johnson

Planner Quote: November 20, 2017

“Ideas bring people together, but ideals hold them together.”

– Dan Zadra

Planner Quote: November 13, 2017

“If we have a big enough ‘why’, we will always discover the ‘how’.”

– Tara Semisch

Planner Quote: November 6, 2017

“Set your goals to paper and you’re halfway there.”

– Don Ward

Planner Quote: October 30, 2017

“A critic is someone who never actually goes to the battle yet who afterwards comes out shooting the wounded.”

– Tyne Daly

Planner Quote: October 23, 2017

“Let me listen to me and not to them.”

– Gertrude Stein

Planner Quote: October 16, 2017

“Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it.”

– Don Herold

Planner Quote: October 9, 2017

“You are one of the forces of nature.”

– Jules Michelet

Planner Quote: October 2, 2017

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”

– Steve Jobs

Planner Quote: September 25, 2017

“If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.”

– Pema Chödrön

Planner Quote: September 18, 2017

“Whenever I get to a low point, I go back to the basics. I ask myself, ‘Why am I doing this?’ It comes down to passion.”

– Lyn St. James

Planner Quote: September 11, 2017

“I can think of no more stirring symbol of man’s humanity to man than a fire engine.”

– Kurt Vonnegut

Planner Quote: September 4, 2017

“You don’t win games on optimism. You win games with preparation.”

– Monte Clark

Planner Quote: August 28, 2017

“It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.”

– William James

Planner Quote: August 21, 2017

“There’s no such thing as ‘zero risk’.”

– William Driver

Planner Quote: August 14, 2017

“We fail far more often by timidity than by over-daring.”

– David Grayson

Planner Quote: August 7, 2017

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”

– Melody Beattie

Planner Quote: July 24, 2017

“Let’s give the historians something to write about.”

– Propertius

Planner Quote: July 17, 2017

“Don’t agonize. Organize.”

– Florence Kennedy

Planner Quote: June 26, 2017

“Hope comes furnished with light and heat.”

– Don Ward

Planner Quote: June 19, 2017

“Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Planner Quote: June 12, 2017

“Life is in the here and now. Either we meet it, we live it – or we miss it.”

– Vimala Thakar

Planner Quote: June 5, 2017

“To be is to do.”

– Immanuel Kant

Planner Quote: May 29, 2017

“Once we know our weaknesses they cease to do us any harm.”

– Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Planner Quote: May 22, 2017

“It is futile to judge a kind deed by its motives. Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.”

– Eric Hoffer

Planner Quote: May 8, 2017

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”

– Joseph Campbell

Planner Quote: May 1, 2017

“You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.”

-Ayn Rand

Planner Quote: April 24, 2017

Never ask yourself, “Can I do this?”
Ask instead, “How can I do this?”

– Dan Zadra

Planner Quote: April 17, 2017

If you really want something, work hard, take advantage of opportunities, and never, ever give up. You will find a way.

– Jane Goodall

Planner Quote: March 27, 2017

“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.”

– J. Pierpont Morgan

Planner Quote: March 20, 2017

“Most people don’t aim too high and miss, they aim too low and hit.”

– Bob Moawad

Planner Quote: March 13, 2017

“If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.”

– Thomas Edison

Planner Quote: March 6, 2017

“The greatest thing is, at any moment, to be willing to give up who we are in order to become all that we can become.”

– Max DePree

Planner Quote: February 27, 2017

“What is it going to be – reasons or results?”

– Art Turock

Planner Quote: February 20, 2017

“Once you say you’re going to settle for second, that’s what happens in life, I find.”

– John F. Kennedy

Planner Quote: February 13, 2017

“No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth.”

– Robert Southey

Planner Quote: February 6, 2017

“Be true to your work and your word.”

– Ben Morrow

Planner Quote: January 23, 2017

“Growth, in some curious way, I suspect, depends on being always in motion just a little bit, one way or another.”

– Norman Mailer

Planner Quote: January 9, 2017

“You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.”

― Winston S. Churchill

Planner Quote: January 2, 2017

“For myself I am an optimist – it dose not seem to be much use being anything else.”

– Winston Churchill

Planner Quote: January 1, 2018

Planner Quote: December 26, 2016

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”

– John F. Kennedy

Planner Quote: December 19, 2016

“Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness.”

– Ray Lyman Wilbur

Planner Quote: December 12, 2016

“One’s outlook is a part of his virtue.”

– Amos Bronson Alcott

Planner Quote: December 5, 2016

“The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection.”

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Planner Quote: November 28, 2016

“Great dancers are not great because of their technique; they’re great because of their passion.”

– Martha Graham

Planner Quote: November 21, 2016

“Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.”

– Julia Child

Planner Quote: November 14, 2016

“Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.”

– William Wordsworth

Planner Quote: November 7, 2016

“If a man empties his purse into his head no one can take it from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”

– Benjamin Franklin


Planner Quote: October 31, 2016

“One cannot manage too many affairs: like pumpkins in the water, one pops up while you try to hold down the other.”

– Chinese Proverb

Planner Quote: October 24, 2016

“No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched.”

– George Jean Nathan

Planner Quote: October 17, 2016

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten.”

– G.K. Chesterton

Planner Quote: October 10, 2016

“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.”

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Planner Quote: October 3, 2016

“The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.”

– H. Norman Schwarzkopf

Planner Quote: July 25, 2016

“Each of us makes his own weather, determines the color of the skies in the emotional universe which he inhabits.”

– Fulton J. Sheen


Planner Quote: July 18, 2016

“Bein’ optimistic after you’ve got ever’thing you want don’t count.”

– Kin Hubbard


Planner Quote: July 11, 2016

“Courage is found in action. It has to be learned – and earned.”

-Doug Hall


Planner Quote: July 4, 2016

“Say little, and love much; give all, judge no man; aspire to all that is pure and good.”

-White Eagle

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Planner Quote: June 27, 2016

“What is right to be done cannot be done too soon.”

-Jane Austen


Planner Quote: June 13, 2016

“Renewal is the principle – and the process – that empowers us to move on an upward spiral of growth and change, of continuous improvement.”

– Stephen R. Covey


Planner Quote: June 6, 2016

“Excellence in any pursuit is the late, ripe fruit of toil.”

– W. M. L. Jay


Planner Quote: May 30, 2016

“The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you can only do a little. Do what you can.”

– Sydney Smith


Planner Quote: May 23, 2016

“Two men working as a team will produce more than three men working as individuals.”

– Charles P. McCormick


Planner Quote: May 16, 2016

“Life is raw material. We are artisans. We can sculpt our existence into something beautiful, or debase it into ugliness. It’s in our hands.”

– Cathy Better


Planner Quote: May 9, 2016

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt


Planner Quote: May 2, 2016

“Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.”

– Helen Keller

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Planner Quote: April 25, 2016

“Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain.”

-Charlie Chaplin


Planner Quote: April 18, 2016

“One of the most time-consuming things is to have an enemy.”

-E.B. White