How To Use The Power Planner

How To Use The Power Planner

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Note: The physical Power Planner is not available for purchase at this time. If you want updates for when version 2.0 is released, follow me on Twitter.

The Power Planner was created with one thing in mind – to help you live the life you truly want.

There are a lot of planners out there… what makes this one so special? It focuses on effectiveness.

Goal setting, refining your goals, prioritizing tasks, practicing gratitude, morning routines, etc.

This “how to” was created to guide you in the right direction. Putting this information inside the planner would not leave enough room for discussion.

After reading this guide – you will have the information to make the most out of your purchase.

Quarterly – Defining Your Path To Power

Quarterly Section

The quarterly section is broken into 5 sections.

  • Morning Routine
  • Nightly Routine
  • Goals for 3-6 Months
  • Habits for 3-6 Months
  • Free Range Details Page

These sections are dedicated to big ideas. Go crazy with this section. Write out the things you want to accomplish MOST in life. You do not need to limit this to 3-6 months, this is simply how long the planner will last you with consistent usage.

In the monthly, weekly, and daily sections, we will be refining these down into tasks that are easy to accomplish day by day.

Morning Routine

If you don’t establish a morning routine, one will be assigned to you.

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In essence, if you do not have structure throughout your day – especially when starting your day, chaos ensues. Establishing an effective morning routine is the key to waking up with purpose. In other words, it will get you out of bed, rather than scrolling on your phone for hours.

Your routine is up to you to decide, you can always change and refine as you go.

Here are some things you can add:

  • Meditation to clear your head
  • Going on a 10 minute walk
  • Brewing your favorite coffee
  • Bioenergetic movements
  • Chugging a glass of water to hydrate
  • Rigorous exercise for blood flow
  • Diving into focused work
  • Can’t forget – hygiene (brush your teeth people)

These are a few examples of common tasks that will set you up for a productive morning.

Do not over do it.

Keep your morning routine to a time limit of 10-30 minutes. Don’t waste your entire day getting ready for your day.

Nightly Routine

Nightly routines are of similar importance. They set you up for quality sleep (extremely important) and allow you to have a solid plan for the morning.

Here are some things you could add to your nightly routine:

  • No screen time an hour before bed
  • No food 2 hours before bed
  • Brush your damn teeth
  • STRETCH your body
  • Optimize your sleep

A nightly routine prepares you for good sleep. Good sleep is essential to having energy in the morning. Having energy in the morning is essential to hitting your goals.

List out your nightly routine, you will be using it on each Daily page.

Goals For 3-6 Months

I highly encourage using the blank Free Range Details Page as a place to visualize your future. We will talk about this soon, but your goals should align with this.

Let’s take a trip back to grade school real quick. We want to use S.M.A.R.T goals.

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Attainable
  • Realistic
  • Timely

Don’t just throw some goals on a page and call it a day. This is your future we are talking about here, it needs to be taken seriously.

The SMARTer your goals are, the easier it will be when we get further into the planner.

Habits For 3-6 Months

With consistent daily effort, habit formation should be seamless. That was why this planner was created.

Not only do I want you to think of habits you can create, I want you to think of habits you can destroy (the unhealthy ones).

If you want to form the habit of deep, focused work for hours – try replacing it with another habit that takes up the same amount of time. Like video games.

If you want to get quality sleep – replace 30 minutes of scrolling on your phone with 30 minutes of reading a fiction book.

Formation of healthy habits are the key to a successful future.

Look over your goals from the last section and map out your habits accordingly.

Free Range Details Page

In short, this page can be used for anything.

I would recommend using it to map out your future, visualize.

Write down your deepest and craziest desires, seriously – don’t hold back here. If you want to live in a mansion and own 10 Ferrari’s, be my guest.

The only thing you should NOT do here is think small.

Those that aim big and fail still accomplished many things. Those that aim small and fail accomplished near nothing.

If you are struggling to come up with ideas – start with these 3 pillars:

  • Mindset – how you view the world
  • Money – how you will attain financial freedom
  • Health – strong body, high energy

BONUS: Define your values in this section. Having a solid set of values will keep you on the right path. They help you make tough decisions when you are unsure.

Monthly – Refine Your Path To Success

Monthly Section

We’ve mapped out our quarterly goals, habits, and routines – now we need to refine a bit.

Aside from a monthly, undated calendar – there are a few things that will help you be productive.

Income Goals

I am an entrepreneur – I create my own income. I have a solid network of other entrepreneurs so I understand how easy it is to get lost in the numbers.

Before we go any further, I am a HUGE proponent of online business. I think it is necessary for anyone trying to attain financial freedom to start. This is why I included this small section.

If you don’t have a set goal for the income you want to hit each month – you will grow stagnant in promoting your product/service.

Having a goal in mind will encourage you to actually hit that goal. Even if you don’t, you probably made more money than you would have.

Focus Goals

Choose 1-3 of your goals that you want to focus on each month. These can be the same each time or different. Writing them down helps keep them fresh in your mind.

Now, set a deadline for accomplishing each goal. If these are large, time consuming goals, you can leave this blank.

Deadlines help create urgency. If you give yourself 1 month to achieve something – chances are it will take 1 month, or close to it. If you give yourself 1 year to achieve it, it will take 1 year.

Focus Habits

This is very similar to the last section. Choose the habit formations that you want to focus on each month.

The only difference here is this small section – “What I will do to achieve it.”

Write down the habits you plan to replace, or the small actions you plan to take to make that habit a reality.

Weekly – Dive Even Deeper

Weekly Section

Every week, you will dive deeper into self-improvement.

This section contains areas for reflection, improvement, goal strategy, and laser focus. Filling this out to completion at the start or end of your week will set you up for success.

Many individuals plan out their week on a Sunday, since this is naturally the week-end.

Weekly Reflection & Improvement

There are two sections of importance here: My Previous Week and How I Will Improve From Last Week.

For the first, simply reflect on how your week went:

  • Are you happy with your progress?
  • What did you accomplish that you are proud of?
  • Were you too distracted?
  • How energized were you on a daily basis?

Things like that. Our goal here is to set a baseline for the next week on how you can improve.

For the How I Will Improve From Last Week section, reflect on what you just wrote and how you want to improve. This prevents you from stagnating. We want to see progress, not repetition of what may not be working.

Focus Goals

I will keep this short. Narrow down the goals that you want to focus on from the Quarterly and Monthly sections.

These can be the same as what you wrote down for your monthly goals, or you can narrow them down further. This will set you up for the Daily section.

Have you guessed the common theme here? What we are trying to achieve? We are narrowing down your goals into small, actionable steps. Making it easy to take action daily. These small steps are the path to making your dreams a reality.

Your Projects

Projects are necessary for breaking you out of the average lifestyle. While everyone else is wasting away watching Netflix and eating popcorn, you have something purposeful. Something that will take your life to the next level. Something TO DO instead of being “bored.”

If you do not already have a project or projects to work on – here is a list to give you some ideas.

  • Start a side hustle/business
  • Learn a skill (like coding, video editing, etc.)
  • Create better relationships with others
  • Pick up a hobby and focus on progression

Use the projects section in the planner to take note of what you plan on accomplishing each week.

Weekly Focus Habit

This is your time to really narrow down your habit formation.

What are the habits that you want to create?

What other habits are you willing to replace?

WHY do you want to replace this habit?

These are all important questions that will help you form healthy habits in your life.

Daily – Small Actionable Steps

Daily Section

This is where the magic happens. Everything we previously wrote down will impact this section.

There are 3 sections here that aren’t exactly self-explanatory. These are:

  • Morning gratitude
  • My tasks grid
  • Nightly thoughts

Before we get into those, I will clarify the other sections first.

Daily Schedule, Morning & Nightly Routine

These areas are free range. The daily schedule is very self-explanatory – simply write down what you plan on doing at each time of the day. This keeps your tasks on paper, rather than your unreliable memory.

For the morning & nightly routine sections, you can use these in one of two ways.

  1. To form the habit of actually doing the tasks in your routine, by writing them down and checking them off.
  2. Use it for any type of checklist you would like. (I.E. a shopping list)

Morning Gratitude

Why should you practice gratitude? Because it is scientifically proven to enhance the amount of positive emotions you experience throughout your day.

This should be a non-negotiable. In other words, this should be mandatory each and every day.

Gratitude, at times, can be considered an art of turning a negative into a positive. Focusing on the upsides as opposed to the downsides.

Every morning, write down what you are thankful for. Pay extra attention to bring negativity into a positive light.

Instead of, “I hate going to work.”

Be grateful, “I am glad that I have a stable income that puts food on the table and a roof over my head.”

Task Management Grid

THIS is where everything we’ve done previously comes together. We will be turning our big goals into specific actions.

In the far left column, Focus Goals, you will be writing down which goal you would like to see progress on.

In the middle column, Priority Tasks, you will write down 1-3 actions you can take that will help you achieve that goal.

Here is an example.

My focus goal is to lose 20 pounds in 3 months, my priority tasks can include:

  • Cooking a specific meal (instead of eating out)
  • Tracking my caloric intake (to make sure I am in a deficit)
  • Going on a 20 minute walk at night (to increase calorie expenditure)

Repeat this for 2 other goals, or as many as you would like!

Don’t go overboard though. You want to keep this manageable and not overwhelming.

In the Other Tasks section, you can either write down random tasks you need to do throughout the day or align them with your goals.

Nightly Thoughts

It is always a wise idea to wind down before bed. Draining your brain is a great way to do this.

Here you can write down a few things, the choice is ultimately up to you:

  • How your day went
  • How you can improve tomorrow
  • Thoughts that are bugging you
  • Notes that you are likely to forget

Consider this section a mini journal. Throw down your thoughts and leave them on the page for the night, not crowding your mind.

Wrapping up

This planner is meant to be used extensively. Those who use it consistently and thoroughly see the most benefits.

One happy customer, Devan, says that this planner turned his life around. It held him accountable to being better, getting a new job in a time of financial distress, and eliminating the nasty habit of drinking soda. Along with many other benefits that structure brings into your life.

Now it is your turn. Make use of your purchase and start striving for a better life!

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