How can you achieve your New Year’s Resolutions? Try this.
When I was recently asked by Mariana Paiva to review the calendar/planner/journal that she’d developed, I agreed to it – but truthfully wasn’t expecting much.
To give you an overview of how Momentum is set up, here’s a description directly from the website:
“Momentum is the first Planner & Self-development tool, customisable to your personality type.
It combines the best of goal-setting, self-development and productivity tools into one beautifully designed book.
Momentum encourages you to discover yourself, and to maximize your potential to the fullest, accomplishing every goal you set to yourself.
Inspired on the work of Carl Gustav Jung and Fritz Riemann, and based on the well-established personality model developed by key4you GmbH, Momentum recognizes every person´s potential for development and for achieving great things.
The first pages of the planner provide a short and simple test, which will help you to understand what your unique personality model is. You will learn what your main personality traits are, will understand your strengths and will be given suggestions on how to work on your limits.
Momentum is organized in 12 diﬀerent themes and explains how each personality type experiences each one of them. Here are a few examples of the themes we picked for you: How do I ﬁnd a work-life balance? How do I deal with stress? How do I engage in relationships? How do I work in a team? How do I manage my time?
As the year moves ahead, you will learn more and more about yourself. This planner will develop your self-awareness, will oﬀer you structure and direction, and will help you to make the most out of your potential.”
So why am I excited about Momentum?
All of the teachers who’ve read my book, Less Stress for Teachers, are familiar with my framework in each chapter: Plan | Act | Reflect. The planner has built in this framework for each month.
Everyone who’s read my ROAD MAP to Get Organized book knows that I’m all about figuring out how you tick so that you can better function according to your brain type and work style. Mariana also realizes that goal-setting is achieved in different ways, so Momentum provides tips based on different personality traits.
And if you’ve read my latest book, The Inefficiency Assassin, you know that my philosophy is: “Time management is all about mind management.” When we create clarity and reach for measurable targets, we will make better decisions about how we use our time and, therefore, will be far more likely to reach success. The Momentum Planner walks you through these steps so that you can be successful with your New Year’s Resolutions, as well as all of the goals that you set throughout the year.
I love that Momentum is a hard-bound book, so it’ll be able to take a beating from being carried around everywhere. There are two bookmark ribbons attached so that you don’t have to use an ugly clip (like I do in my current planner) to mark your place. And when you open up Momentum, you know it’s different. The pages have both right-brained and left-brained designs that are pleasing to the eye.
I have many clients who purchase a different planner format each year – or even multiple ones during the same year – because they’re looking for the perfect mass-produced planner that will fit all of their needs. I’ll share with you what I share with all of them: There isn’t one. Because we’re all so different. However, Momentum really knocks it out of the park with the guidance you’ll receive and the pathways it provides.
To get more information about the Momentum planner (and be successful with your New Year’s Resolutions!), please visit here.