The Digital Planner

Whether in physical or digital format, The Empowerment Planner is your ideal companion if you want to bring more intention and focus on achieving your personal and professional development goals.

Unlike a lot of planners existing on the market, it helps you stay focused on the essentials, without taking hours out of your daily busy schedule to maintain it, making it easier for you to stick to it.

It helps you raise your awareness of self so that you can start making more conscious choices by allowing you to:

  • stay focused on your daily appointments and tasks,
  • be intentional every day,
  • list what you’re grateful for,
  • review daily what worked well, what was challenging, what can be improved,
  • take stock of any learning/lesson (a.k.a. “lightbulb moment”) you may have had,
  • track your daily habits (to maximise your chances of sticking to them),
  • be better connected to your body by making notes on your physical, mental and emotional health and its impact on you and your circumstances

Tab 1: Start Here

  • Disclaimers
  • Link to a video presenting the digital Planner

Tab 2: Inventory

  • what is your starting point: where are you now in all areas of your life?
  • what do you want to keep,
  • what you no longer want,
  • what you want to add,

Tab 3: Vision

  • your Why
  • who you want to be,
  • what you want to do,
  • what you want to have,

Tab 4: Goals

  • three-year goals,
  • year one goals,
  • year two goals,
  • year three goals,
  • monthly goals (one page per month)

Tab 5: (Weekly and) Daily (planner)

  • Week preparation
    • Three unnamed sections
    • Notes
  • Daily pages
    • Appointments
    • To do
    • Intention
    • Gratitudes
    • What worked well
    • What was challenging
    • What can be improved
    • Lightbulb moment
    • Notes
  • Week review
    • What worked well
    • What was challenging
    • What can be improved
    • Notes

Tab 6: Habits (Tracker)

  • 12 monthly pages
  • 8 customizable habits
  • 31 daily checkboxes per habit

Tab 7: Health (Tracker)

  • 352 days
  • 4 days per page
  • free text boxes to record anything health-related

Tab 8: (Year) Review

  • What worked well
  • What was challenging
  • What can be improved

Tab 9: Notes

  • Free text

Who this is for

This planner is for you if you:

  • are driven by a strong desire to get results (whatever this means to you) and need some sort of tool to help you stay intentional and focused,
  • like to take a little time to reflect on what works for you and what doesn’t,
  • want to know what to focus on next,
  • not only like the act of writing (rather than typing) but also know that doing so helps you get more results,
  • love technology and have therefore invested in a tablet and are using a stylus to take notes,
  • and are probably a Mac addict too (but that is not mandatory).

Requirements

  • a tablet (I use an Ipad)
  • a stylus
  • A notetaking app (I use Goodnotes)

Recommendations

When selecting a notetaking app, I recommend you make sure you find these functionalities:

MUST HAVE:

  • a “go to page” function
  • a magnifying glass to ease the notetaking process
  • choice of multiple colours to write with
  • a rubber
  • a lasso to move things around
  • add pages

NICE TO HAVE:

  • insert objects
  • insert pictures