best planner to help achieve goals

Everyone is busy.  So how to find time to accomplish all of the goals I set?

It all starts with planning.

Whether it is laying out a year-long training plan to run a 90KM race or knowing what is for dinner tomorrow night, there is a plan.

For some people, the very idea of planning heaps bundles of dread upon them.  Others relish the opportunity of the future and its unknown bounty.  Either way, planning is a habit that highly productive people value.

If you’re sitting here with a vision of charts, the black and white lines of a spreadsheet, or even a spiral-bound book of boxes, let me stop you right now.

That’s not the kind of planning I’m talking about.

I’m talking about colorful, juicy, vibrant planning.  Close your eyes and imagine the most satisfying future for yourself– that’s what we’re planning for!

To work toward that sense of abundant joy, I love the Create Your Shining Year Biz & Life workbooks by Leonie Dawson.  I used the 2016 workbook to help me strategically implement changes in my business in 2016.  I wanted to make sure my work aligned more closely with my personal goals and passions.  The Create Your Shining Biz workbook was like a trusted girlfriend guiding me along the way.


Used by entrepreneurs, artists, mamas, creatives, coaches, teachers and women of all ages, the Create Your Shining Year workbooks + daily planner are filled with powerful worksheets to help you create your amazing new year.  The style of the workbooks exudes an optimism and joy while the content is solid coaching.


In the past, I have used different planners to kick off my yearly planning.  But then the excitement of opportunity fades, and I don’t pick up the planner anymore.  But with the Create Your Shining Biz workbook, I kept using it all year.  The inviting design and gentle, loving (but practical and actionable) guides are the right style of coaching for me.

And you know what?  My business has grown and changed in so many ways, and there are more exciting changes coming to kick off 2017.

I opted to use the Create Your Shining Life planner in a personal way as my gratitude journal.  It has spent the year at my bedside, where I could quickly jot down the wins of the day before bed each night.  I think that focusing on gratitude has been a key part of my abundance this year.


But the best part about learning how gratitude and abundance really work?  SHARING THEM!

If you’re ready to finally figure out how to fit in fitness, live your real life, AND achieve all those awesome dreams you’ve got swimming around in your head, I’m here to help!


Because I had such a great experience using the Create Your Shining Year workbook, I am GIVING AWAY a planning bundle to one lucky Running On Balance reader.  Let me help you figure out how to find time to be the best YOU you can be!

To enter the giveaway:
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The giveaway will close on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 12am CST.  The winner will be contacted immediately and announced on Monday, December 12, 2016.


Eager to start your planning for 2017 now?  Get to it, Girlfriend!

Order your Create Your Shining Year workbook– paper copy OR ebook download– right now!

P.S.  These planners make fantastic holiday gifts– for yourself or the women you admire!

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Contest guidelines: The giveaway runs from 12/1/16-12/11/16. The winner has 24 hours to reply to the congratulatory email to claim the prize.  After that time, a new winner will be chosen.  Shipping costs are included in the giveaway, which is open to U.S.-based readers only.