I’ve been using the Passion Planner for eight months. I originally found it on Instagram while searching for a great new planner to keep me organized.

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Passion Planner was created by Angelia Trinidad to help people define their goals and dreams, break them down into manageable bites, and track their progress throughout the year. The idea of keeping all the things I’m working on in one place was really appealing to me, so I pre-ordered one last November.

I love this planner. If I could rate it 1-10, I’d give it 100. My love of this planner is borderline cult-like…

OK, it’s not that extreme. But this planner has really helped me do a lot in 2016, which is why I wanted to take time to review Passion Planner and share it on my blog.

A good planner is a must for me. I’m running a business, a side business, a blog, and trying to maintain a healthy personal life. I do like seeing my husband once in awhile!

The Basics

This beautiful black book is my Passion Planner:

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At the beginning and middle of the year, it asks you to create a mind map of your short and long-term goals. Here is the mid-year map I created in June/July. The ones circled in red are the big goals that would change my life and my family’s life.

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Then you pick one big one that will change your life this year: your “game changer.” Another page of mind mapping breaks that down into smaller goals, which you set deadlines for. That’s your map for achieving your game changer this year.

What happens in between big goals?

Reaching a big goal is a matter of smaller steps. Each week, Passion Planner presents a to-do list for your personal and work life. You fill these lists in with the smaller goals and deadlines you created in your mind map.

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What else does Passion Planner have to offer?

Pros:

  • Weekly and monthly layouts
  • Weekly layouts list times broken down by half hour from 6AM to 10PM
  • Inspirational quotes and challenges
  • Space to doodle, make lists, and write notes each week
  • A monthly reflection to help you evaluate how you spent your time over the course of the month
  • A snazzy pocket in the back to hold all your important things
  • Passion Planners come in regular (8.5″ x 11″) and compact (5.5″ x 8.5″) sizes, dated and undated versions, and layouts that begin on Monday or Sunday
  • Easy to customize and create your own systems and methods of planning
  • Company that believes in giving something back to the world. They have programs that give planners to students and people who might not be able to afford them, like their Get One Give One program
  • If you cannot afford a Passion Planner or prefer to get it spiral bound or keep it in a 3-ring binder, you can download the printable version for free with a little social media sharing.

Cons:

  • The only thing that really bothers me about this planner is that the cover and pocket are a little flimsier than I expected. They’re kind of thin and bendy. It was worth every penny of the $30+ I spent on it to help me be so productive, but I thought it would be a little sturdier.

Their website offers lots of tips for different ways to enhance and get more out of your planner. Personally, I have a freakish love of color coding with Sharpie Accent Liquid Highlighters.

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If you want to do more this year and/or you want a clearer vision of the road ahead, I definitely recommend Passion Planner. If you use the promo code AMC10 at checkout, you’ll get a 10% discount! Purchase yours here.

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