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How to Set Financial and Career Goals

How to Set Financial and Career Goals

Finding financial and career success is easier said than done. For a lot of us, knowing what to aim for is already a major challenge. In that case, you need a plan — a plan for making plans. Here’s how you can get started:1. Write down SMART goalsSweeping declarations like “I’m going to be rich!” don’t often lead to fruitful action. That’s why you should opt for goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound — or SMART. Ambition is empowering, but remember to stick to goals that are realistic and achievable within a working timeline to keep the drive and passion going. Here are some examples: I will pay off 50% of my student loans five years after graduating.I will save $500 on eating out for this month.By this time next year, I will be working one rank higher than my current position.2. Break down big goals into small goalsYour Passion Planner can be your reliable sidekick when you set goals. Write down your bigger objectives in the Passion Roadma…

9 Passion Planner Layouts Based on Your Enneagram Type

9 Passion Planner Layouts Based on Your Enneagram Type

We’re all about self-discovery and learning more about ourselves at Passion Planner. The Enneagram, a personality test based on how you see the world and deal with your emotions, has become more popular in recent years.In this article, find Passion Planner layouts based on your Enneagram Type! (Don’t know your type? Take the quiz here!) 1. The Reformer or PerfectionistAs a Reformer, your Passion Planner reflects the discipline and structure you deeply value. Motivated by a strong moral compass, your agenda includes pursuits that are always in service to the greater good. Those around you know that they can depend on you to show up and keep your promises. Notorious for your organization, you are definitely a “planner person.” 2. The Helper or GiverThe name says it all. Just like the Helper you are, your Passion Planner features what you love most: helping others. Your planner pages may be filled with inspirational quotes that demonstrate your warmth and empathy. For you, Passion Plannin…

The 7 Day Visualization Challenge

The 7 Day Visualization Challenge

Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve all experienced significant changes in our schedules, really teaching us that we can only take life one day at a time. What better time to visualize our ideal lives? Through the #PashFam 7 Day Visualization Challenge, we believe collectively that we can change the world for the better, together. We at Passion Planner want to offer you a visualization tool as we strive to shift the collective consciousness and create more positivity in our everyday lives. What is Visualization?Visualization is a tool to help us imagine as clearly as possible what we want to happen as if it has already happened or is already happening. Through visualization, you create an inner experience of what it would be like to have your desire come true. Inspired by Shakti Gawain’s “Creative Visualization,” this challenge encourages you to visualize boldly and without limitation. The ChallengeIn this challenge you will find a visualization technique, and 7 different journal prom…

Social Distancing and Sanitation Protocol

Social Distancing and Sanitation Protocol

Dear #PashFam, We hope you have been able to take care of yourselves during this unprecedented time. Our team understands the importance of social distancing and sanitation and want to ensure that your packages are being taken care of and handled with the utmost care.In an effort to protect both our team and the PashFam, our Warehouse Team is currently enforcing the following protocols:Signage:Signage is posted at each public entrance of the facility to remind all employees of the Social Distancing Protocol: Avoid entering the facility if they have a cough or feverMaintain a minimum six-foot distance from one anotherRefrain from shaking hands or engaging in any unnecessary physical contact. Measures To Protect Employee Health:Everyone who can carry out their work duties from home has been directed to do so.All employees have been told not to come to work if sick.All desks or individual work stations are separated by at least six feet.Break rooms, bathrooms, and other common areas are…

12 Passion Planner Layouts Based on Your Zodiac Sign

12 Passion Planner Layouts Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Happy Mercury Retrograde, #PashFam! (Not really though.) Before the craziness of the first retrograde of the year settles in, here are 12 Passion Planner layouts based on your astrological sign! (Use your Sun sign as reference.)Capricorn (December 22nd - January 19th) Shown Above: Dated Passion Planner (Sunday Start) and Monthly Tabs in Playful Pastel Sharp in your endeavors, you, Capricorn, never let anything get in between you and the prize. You are in it for the long haul, therefore the Passion Roadmap and long-term goals are your bread and butter. Driven to succeed, create intentional To-Do lists and ensure that all appointments in your schedule are directly connected. Aquarius (January 20th - February 18th)Shown Above: Undated Passion Planner (Sunday Start)Aquarius, you are the essence of fluid and innovative. You use your Passion Planner as a vehicle of unapologetic self-expression, no matter your art form. Whether through vibrant stickers or artistic illustrations…

The #PashFam Chooses the Best Pens for their Passion Planner

The #PashFam Chooses the Best Pens for their Passion Planner

The freedom to customize and create with your planner is what makes Passion Planner a one of a kind tool. In addition to helping you hone in on your goals, you have the ability to showcase your personality and unique style with pens galore.Finding the right pens for your Passion Planner can be a mission! I’ve definitely been overwhelmed by the variety of options. Whether you’re an expert color coder or one-pen wonder, we’ve got you covered with some of our community’s favorite pens to use with their Passion Planner. 1. Tombow Dual Brush PensA staple of our creative team, the Tombow Dual Brush Pens are perfect for lettering and coloring. In case you missed it, here’s a recent tutorial on how you can create some festive New Year’s doodles with these pens in your Passion Planner.2. Muji PensMuji pens are notorious for writing smoothly without sacrificing the boldness of the ink. Due to its fine lines, it can be used with any size Passion Planner.3. MildlinersColor coders re…

25 Goals the #PashFam Has Achieved with Passion Planner

25 Goals the #PashFam Has Achieved with Passion Planner

Before we get too wrapped up in New Year’s resolutions, we wanted to take the time to celebrate the many accomplishments that the #PashFam has achieved with Passion Planner! Here are some of our favorites that you’ve shared with us over the years! “One year ago, I embarked on an adventure to write in my journal everyday - and today marked the one-year anniversary of having done just that. I’ve learned so much about myself, my emotions, and what truly makes me, 'me' through this process of reflection.” - Mike W. "Self-published my craft book, thus completing my main goal of 2019 and fulfilling a lifelong goal of becoming a published author" - Cori L. “Less than a year ago I was confused as to where my life was headed. I told myself, 'a year from now I will be doing something different,' and started thinking about what that could look like. I started mapping out my goals, my weeks, my days and every task in between. My 'year from now goal' was to go to a premier art school…

10 Gift Ideas for the Planner Freak in Your Life

10 Gift Ideas for the Planner Freak in Your Life

If you’ve seen some of the spreads by the #PashFam, you’ll know that Passion Planning can include more than just pen and paper. Whether you’re trying to find gift ideas for your planner bestie or looking for inspo for your own wishlist, we’ve got you covered!Here are 10 gift ideas for the planner freak in your life.1. Passion Planner Daily, $25The tool that is helping thousands of people align their days with their dreams just launched on our website last week! With the perfect balance of structure and freedom, the Passion Planner Daily is the gift that keeps on giving.2. Tombow Dual Brush Pens, $26.99Tombow pens are an office favorite, with our creative team using it in many of our Passion Planner layouts. Gain inspiration from one of our team artists, Karen, in this draw-with-me video using the Dual Brush Pens.3. Recollections Designer Pack Washi Tape, $20.99Washi tape is a Passion Planner staple, and can easily brighten your weekly or monthly layout. They come in a va…

Passion Week Feature: Chelsea

Passion Week Feature: Chelsea

At Passion Planner, all team members receive a “Passion Week” each year. With paid time off and a stipend to spend on pursuing our passions, we ensure that we’re not only helping others live out their dreams, but living out our own.Chelsea, our Vice President, held an event called You Are Here with proceeds going to a local arts nonprofit in National City. Here’s her reflection on her most recent Passion Week. What did you do for your Passion Week? For my Passion Week, I produced and curated an event called You Are Here that showcased people within our community who aren't simply chasing, but living their passions. The show was dedicated to the Youth — the youth today, to come and the Youth in us. Half of ticket proceeds benefited A Reason to Survive (ARTS), a local non-profit whose mission is to lift the youth to become confident, compassionate, and courageous community builders through the transformative power of creativity.Why did you choose this for your Passion Week?In m…

10 Affirmations for Practicing Resilience

10 Affirmations for Practicing Resilience

We have a saying at Passion Planner: “It doesn’t have to be perfect, it just has to start.” Often when we look back at our journeys, there have been a lot of detours and dead ends.I can’t count how many times I’ve looked at unchecked boxes or incomplete goals in my planner and instantly felt like a failure. (Hello, planner guilt.) While feeling this way is normal, living in it can negatively affect how we see ourselves. I asked five #PashFam members what mantras and positive self-talk helped them overcome challenging experiences with resilience.“I am going to know failure if I decide to be brave with my life.” - #PashFam member, Christina I."You got through every single day you thought you couldn't get through. You are here. You are valued. You are thriving." - #PashFam member, Daniel A.“All failures [and successes] are stepping stones toward something better.” - #PashFam member, Tim F.“Remember when I thought about giving up, and couldn’t imagine a future? Well, he…

Passion Week Feature: Evellyn

Passion Week Feature: Evellyn

At Passion Planner, all team members receive a “Passion Week” each year. With paid time off and a stipend to spend on pursuing our passions, we ensure that we’re not only spreading the message of Passion Planner, but living it in our own lives. Evellyn, our Brand Partnership Specialist, flew her family out to the East Coast for some quality time and memory making. Here’s her reflection on her most recent Passion Week. I got the chance to spend quality time with the most important people in my life: my parents. I flew them out to my home in Boston and took them on an East Coast tour, planning our entire family trip from start to finish. Together, we explored the city, watched a Red Sox game, and ate some yummy lobster to celebrate my dad's birthday.We later took the Amtrak to New York City. I remember my dad telling me that he'd never been on a train before so I knew I had to make it happen. Once there, we of course saw all the touristy stuff: Time Square, The Vessel at Hudson…

10 Best Back to School Supplies for 2019

10 Best Back to School Supplies for 2019

Hey #PashFam! We asked the Passion Planner team which tools were absolutely essential during their time in college. With their responses, we created a list of the ten best back to school supplies for the upcoming school year. We hope you enjoy! Please note: this article includes Amazon affiliate links. This means that if you make a purchase through the link provided below, we will make a small commission off of your purchase. This will not affect the price of your item. 1. Muji Pens - $13 Muji pens are perfect for school because of their simple design. Plus, they offer many different colors to use for writing or drawing in your notebook. Because Muji pens are gel pens, the ink flows out of them with very little effort, which makes it perfect for taking many pages of notes in class. One thing to know about the Muji pen is that the ink will smudge slightly when highlighted over. 2. Mildliner Highlighters - $6 Mildliner highlighters offer both…