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Top 2018 Planner Recommendations

‘Tis the season to pick your 2018 planner! For 2017, despite last year’s top planner recommendations, I went digital… and then realized just how essential a planner was to my life. I miss the act of physically crossing something off my to-do list, writing with pretty pens, and being able to easily see what the next few months of my life hold! It’s amazing to me how much one little planner can do to help improve my mindset, organize my life, and keep me on track. I’ve checked back in with some of my favorite creatives to get their 2018 planner recommendations so that you can decide which planner best fits your needs. And, if you already have your 2018 planner ordered, let me know in the comments why it’s your pick and what you love about it (there may be a 2018 Planner Recommendations part 2 on the way)!

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2017 Planner Recommendations Straight from Creative Entrepreneurs

It’s over halfway through November and I haven’t decided on a 2017 planner yet, which is giving me super anxiety. Half of me wants to go digital to streamline things and for shareability (I’m currently trying to man a physical planner and Google Calendar and that’s definitely not working out well). But then the other half of me cannot get enough of the satisfaction that comes with physically crossing something off my to-do list or accessorizing with every Post-It Note option ever. I decided to check in with some of my favorite creative entrepreneurs to see how they’re organizing their chaos. Here are their planners they trust to making life a little easier: 1.) The Desire Map Planner ($44.00) Recommended by Rebecca Nash-Emerson, Creative Director at Rebecca Nash Photography. I am absolute in LOVE with Danielle Laporte’s Desire Map Planner (available in a weekly or daily option). I have tried so many planners, some ok and some amazing,

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Stay Organized, Earn More, and Stress Less with the Freelancer Planner

How many of us can honestly say that we feel like we manage our time the way we’d like to?  Most likely, very few (if any) of us actually feel that way. But that’s okay! This whole time management thing is not easy to get a grip on. As entrepreneurs, we have so many ideas, tasks, and projects constantly planned that it often feels like we need more hours in a day. Sure, most of us (everyone should!) use a planner, but is it really doing what we want it to? Michelle Nickolaisen wasn’t satisfied with the traditional planner, so she decided to create The Freelancer Planner. This re-imagined and improved take on the planner we’re used to not only helps improve our time management skills, but it also makes us BETTER as we work! Michelle can explain it better than anyone, so continue reading to find out how and

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BUSINESS: Secrets to Staying Organized

Ask any of my employees, co-workers, or my business partner. Coordination is my game and organization is the name.  Being a publicist/model/business owner/fitness junkie/family girl (which includes a 15 year old little sister who recently became a boy fanatic) sure keeps my hands full. I’m sharing 6 of my secrets with you on how I juggle my schedule, AND still have time fit in 7 hours of sleep [almost] every night! 1.) Be aware of how much time you spending planning the plan:  People ask me all the time, “how do you do it?” Well for one thing, I don’t have time to think about how it happens. I just get it done. Which brings me to my first point, don’t spend more time planning your plan than actually getting things done. Advertisement 2.) DON’T plan out your entire schedule for the day: Ever try this before? Scheduling out your

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