Well I am finally here to deliver the goods! I stumbled upon the Passion Planner while doing research for the Optimist Kit. I spent a good hour- maybe 2 reading through the website and checking out what this Passion Planner was about. After reading about it and seeing the layout, I knew that I had to have this planner!
From its sleek design, size and of course the layout drew me in, plus the idea of absolute creative productivity at my fingertips, I was intrigued. I was blessed to receive my Passion Planner as a gift from my editor (thanks Bacon!) I received mine in late June and I immediately went to work using it.
What I have loved about using the Passion Planner is the size. I have been searching for a planner that was as close to the standard size of a piece of paper and this one was perfect. I also enjoyed the neutral look of the planner, it’s a sleek design and can be carried around by the most fashionable chick to the most laid back guy.
Of course, first and foremost, the Passion Planner keeps you organized.
This planner has a monthly layout as well as a weekly one with time slots for each day of the week, starting from 6am to 10:30pm. There is space for to-do lists (personal and work) and a space for random thoughts and ideas (my favorite spot)
In addition to keeping your organized, the Passion Planner’s layout is smooth and easy to utilize.
This layout doesn’t intimidate, in fact it inspires you to fill the spaces and time slots with meetings, projects and tasks. By the end of the week, you’ve not only conquered your tasks, you have a creative account of your entire week, ideas to follow up on and much more.
Finally, I enjoyed how engaging the Passion Planner was. Each weekly page encourages you to draft a to-do list and record the good things that you encounter throughout the week.
There’s also a special space to draft your weekly focus, a weekly quote and a positive activity with a challenge to complete it by the end of the week.
I have been using my Passion Planner faithfully for the last 6 months and as much as I loved the layout, there were just a few issues I had with it:
The faux leather cover, while durable, it started to pull after a few weeks of use.
Another look at the wear:
I know, I’m knit picking about the wear and tear but I don’t think I should have had THIS much due to the fact that I carried my planner in my purse most of the time (I carry big purses lol). Aside from the wear, I also found myself craving more space. There are are additional pages after each month for reflection but for me, I wanted more.
The monthly goal section was small and did not offer enough space to truly write out your goals and action plans.
When I was nearing the end of my experience with the Passion Planner, I contemplated whether or not I wanted to purchase another one or find a brand new planner for 2015 and while on my search, I discovered the Action Day Planner.
The Action Day Planner has been around for a while and has very similar elements of the Passion Planner for the less the money. The layouts are different; however; the concepts are the same. Like the Passion Planner, there is an area to draft your goals ,write out your to -do lists and track your daily schedule. You can check out the Action Day Planner here.
After seeing the Action Day Planner and the Passion Planner, I see both of them as equal, it just depends on what you’re looking for most out of your planner.
In the last two months, I stepped up the creativity by creating a monthly vision page along side the monthly calendar layout and color coordinating items with Sharpie pens too.
So overall, the Passion Planner is an ideal planner for those serious about discovering and chasing their dreams. And although it has some passable flaws, it is conventional, engaging and universal for both men and women. I definitely recommend this planner for those new to planner and those who are ready to step into their purpose in the new year.
If you have not tried out the Passion Planner, check it out on the their website and print out a week or twp for yourself to try it out.
Have you tried the Passion Planner yet? If so, what’s been your experience? Good, bad, indifferent? Have you purchased the 2015 planner yet? Share your thoughts on the Passion Planner with me below.
Until next time, stay blessed and unique!