Today is the day!
Sign-ups for Planner Boot Camp begin today and will close Saturday night at midnight. Put that in your planner, friends. Procrastinators, sign up NOW, that way you will be signed up by Saturday. Ha!
What is Planner Boot Camp?
PBC (as I am initialing it) is a 3 week exploration and exercise in seeking optimal planning practices to put in place for those who desire to fine tune and filter how they use a calendar or planner leading to successful application of learned strategies. Phew. Or something like that.
Why should I sign up for PBC?
A. You love planners. In fact planning and/or decorating your planner(s) is ALL you get around to doing.
B. You think that the word GOAL is something to do with Hockey or Soccer, since you hear your child’s coach refer to it at games regularly.
C. You don’t remember who you were and what you wanted to do with your life before/after (add your own): parenthood, marriage, college, Obama took office, your last career, divorce, your last trip to the mall…you get the picture.
D. What the hell is a planner?
E. You love Aurora. If you know who Aurora is you probably were already going to sign up for PBC.
F. You are a Planner Tramp. You know who you are, and your cheeks flushed red when you read that. It’s OK. Really.
What do I need?
Either a blank notebook, loose leaf paper or a section/tab in your current planner. I am using a composition notebook.
What can I expect?
There will be three specific Blog posts and three e-mails over the three weeks of Planner Boot Camp’s first phase. Only those who make it through the initial 3 weeks will move on to the second phase. As in real life boot camp, not all make it through basic training. There will be specific actions/check ins required to move on, so you can bail at whatever point you want. Those who do complete PBC will receive a Graduation Certificate (from yours truly), be named on the “official” PBC 1st class graduation list, and be able to participate in a special Planner Goody Package Giveaway. Whoohoo and Hooray!
Plus, you get bragging rights: “I participated in Planner Boot Camp and lived to tell…” HA!
Should I be afraid?
Yes, be very afraid.
OK, no. This is just a fun experiment we will do together and hopefully gain a few habits, friends for the journey and increased focus for our own particular path.
How do I “sign up”?
1. Follow the instructions below. I am not responsible if you cannot do this one thing, and if you cannot do #1 you shouldn’t sign up anyway.
*Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by 6:00 PM Saturday, January 24th with the subject: “enroll me in PBC”.
2. Make sure you have followed the instructions above.
*failure to follow directions will result in non-enrollment. Obviously.
3. Get your Notebook, watch my You Tube Videos, Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and maybe go have a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Because, they are good to have once in awhile. Or do ten push ups, ten squats and ten sit ups. Or do both. Not in that order.
Leave any other Questions, Comments or other feedback below….
May the odds be ever in your favor, May the Force be with you and may you never let go of the Ring…until you get to Mordor. Naturally.
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