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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…

KonMari Your Passion Planner: How to Create a Schedule that Sparks Joy (Inspired by Marie Kondo)

KonMari Your Passion Planner: How to Create a Schedule that Sparks Joy (Inspired by Marie Kondo)

For my Passion Week last year, I tidied and decluttered my room. I had just moved out on my own and was craving a reset. Together with my organizing and sustainability coach, Jacqui Chiari of Tidy for Good, we used the KonMari method to detox my space. She helped me create my own definition of joy to choose the items that would remain in my home. With all the extra time on my hands, I decided to apply the same principles to my Passion Planner. As I thumbed through its pages, I arrived at an inner reckoning. My Year in Pixels page indicated that I spent the majority of my 2020 feeling anxious and angry. Relief swept over me when I erased canceled outings from my planner, astonished at the absence of my disappointment. Relationships I had prioritized fell into silence while I forged friendships with people I least expected. All this social distancing has taught me one thing: when everything falls away, what emerges is what matters most. Inspired by the example of Mari…

100 Things to Do at Home from a Professional Homebody

100 Things to Do at Home from a Professional Homebody

As measures to stay home begin to tighten, so does our need to be creative in finding productive and fun things to do indoors. Although I am having my own experiences of anxiety and challenging emotions amidst the coronavirus outbreak, I have to admit that I feel a bit more well equipped for all of this solitude as an introvert. That said, even us introverts can feel uninspired after a while, much like Squidward below.One of the great things about the Passion Planner is that it can keep you as busy or as free as you’d like. You can create spreads, experiment with new planning styles, and build a routine. Or, you don’t need to do anything at all. There’s no need to be productive during a pandemic. That said, if you’re craving activity and want to keep things fresh, we have a list a la Spongebob of 50 things to do in your Passion Planner, and 50 more things for you to do at home. Whether you identify as an introvert, extrovert, or a little bit of both, there’s something on…

9 Tips to Customize and Personalize Your Passion Planner

9 Tips to Customize and Personalize Your Passion Planner

One of the defining qualities of the Passion Planner is how easy it is to customize. Our planner is more than a schedule keeper; it is the one place for all of your thoughts, creative brainstorms, and artistic expressions. Here are just a few ways you can personalize your Passion Planner.1. Use stickers to bring more play into your day. Shown Above: Ready Set Grow Sticker Pack inside the Passion Planner DailyFor all of you who adorned your notebooks with Lisa Frank stickers in the 90s, this one's for you! From the #MVPashFam Chelsea Brown’s Etsy shop, to our very own Ready Set Grow Sticker Pack, there are a ton of options out there!2. Use our free inserts to track your journey. Shown Above: Habit Tracker PDF DownloadNobody’s process looks the same, especially when it comes to pursuing their goals. Whether you’re on the road to financial freedom or on a personal fitness journey, we have an entire library of free downloadable trackers you can choose from. 3. Stay organized with our month…

How to Use Your Passion Planner To Heal From a Breakup

How to Use Your Passion Planner To Heal From a Breakup

Breakups are honestly the worst. I endured my worst breakup in October of 2017, a messy ending to a long-term relationship. I affectionately named that period of my life “The Dark Ages.” I was dumped right before my graduate program’s comprehensive exams, one semester before graduation. After reviewing pages upon pages of course material, I’d take a break to cry, find a moment to recollect myself, and do it all over again. The timing could not have been worse.In order to survive, I attended weekly therapy appointments, checked in daily on a breakup app called Mend and poured my heart into my Passion Planner. Passion Planner asked me so many questions that I struggled to answer at the height of my heartbreak. “If you could be anything, do anything, or have anything, what would it be?” “What goal is going to make the most positive impact on your life right now?” “What or who are you especially grateful for this past month?”I was unclear on the answers to these questions because I was u…

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…

4 Ways to Dream Big and Overcome the Pressure of Goal Setting in Your Passion Roadmap

4 Ways to Dream Big and Overcome the Pressure of Goal Setting in Your Passion Roadmap

My friends and I had a Passion Planning party the other night, bright-eyed and bushy tailed as we mused about the possibilities of the New Year. Inspired, we shuffled through the pages of our freshly opened 2020 Passion Planners, excited about the prospect of stickers, washi tape, and color coding. As we turned to the Passion Roadmap, the glow of promise on my friends’ faces fizzled to gray. With an exasperated sigh, my friend lamented, “The Passion RoadMap stresses me out.” Stunned by the sudden shift in atmosphere, I was forced to ask myself, “What is it about the Passion RoadMap that paralyzes us?”The Passion Roadmap is one of the signature features of the Passion Planner, crafted with the intention to deep dive into goals centered around your dreams and desires. Within the first few pages of the Passion Planner, you are posed with two questions: “If I could be anything, do anything, or have anything, what would it be?” “What goal is going to make the most positive impact…

9 Holiday Layout Ideas for your Dotted Pages

9 Holiday Layout Ideas for your Dotted Pages

The holiday season is upon us! Deck your Passion Planner with 10 festive ideas for your dotted pages.1. Holiday Bucket ListOne of the best ways to be present this season is to create your very own holly jolly holiday bucket list. Fill it with your favorite traditions and fun local events.2. Christmas Albums and PlaylistsWhat’s the holidays without your favorite music? Whether you’re into the classics, modern renditions, or both, you can print out a Spotify playlist to set the tone for the merriment.3. Holiday Movie ChecklistIf you’re a cinephile like I am, movies are a defining part of your holiday season. Curl up with some hot cocoa in front of the TV and have a Hallmark movie marathon!4. Gift BudgetKeep your holiday and wallet stress-free by having a gift budget. If you catch a sale, you may even have some money leftover to buy yourself something nice!5. Holiday RecipeWho else has been watching the Great British Baking Show: Holidays on Netflix?! Get inspired to bake something specia…

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…

NEW FREE Download: Weekly Reflection PDF

NEW FREE Download: Weekly Reflection PDF

Self-reflection is one of the defining elements of the Passion Planner, with signature features like the Passion RoadMap and Monthly Reflection pages. Reflecting and journaling can be helpful in improving your mental health by preventing overthinking. You can never over-reflect, especially when it comes to building a life that feels authentic and meaningful to you.We developed the Weekly Reflection PDF with you in mind, a fresh way to remain motivated and inspired. As always, the Weekly Reflection download is free, and available in Small, Medium, and Large sizes to fit conveniently into your Passion Planner. The eight prompts are centered around maintaining a consistent self-care and gratitude practice. Here’s a breakdown of the questions and the purpose behind each. “What was your favorite moment this week?”(To celebrate the little things.)“Who or what are you grateful for this week?”(To appreciate what you have.)“How did you practice self-care this week?”(To put yourself first.)“One…