I was introduced to Daytimer in the mid-eighties and for two and one half decades it served as my primary planning tool. My Daytimer was always as close to me as my cell phone is today, serving as my trusted companion to help me review prior days and upcoming tasks. Even with the incorporation of a desktop computer followed by a laptop, I used the paper system as my primary tool.
In 2012, however, I made a seismic shift. I went all in on Apple! I had a MacBook Pro and an iPhone, but added an iMac and an iPad to complete the product line. Since all of these devices worked in perfect harmony, I decided that I no longer needed my Daytimer and determined to use the wealth of technology at my disposal. There were distinct advantages for sure, but I found it difficult to actually plan without paper and pencil. It was nice to be able to pull out my phone at lunch and check my calendar, but something was missing. Technology reduced my planning system with a recording system that tracked appointments and my to-do list. Instead of enhancing my creativity, technology seemed to stifle it.
About three years ago I was introduced to the Full Focus Planner by the Michael Hyatt Company and have not looked back. The Full Focus Planner is simply that: it’s a planner. It is the locus of appointments and tasks, but it also incorporates goal setting, goal tracking, and goal accomplishment. I still use all of the technology that is in my possession, but the Full Focus Planner allows me to evaluate, think, plan, and dream. If you’re looking for a system to help unlock your creativity and chart a course for the future, I suggest you take a moment and consider investing in the Full Focus Planner!