Our 2018/19 midyear Planners are here and we are so excited to introduce them to you! Get ready to crush your goals with our Hustle and Fancy Pants Planners. If you are wondering which planner is right for you, this post will walk you through the details of each, and help you decide which one will become your new Best Friend! Honestly though, planners are such a personal preference and you might not know what works best for you until you try it. Here are some of the major differences that will help you narrow down your planner choice!
All of our planners incorporate goals, projects, finances, health, and scheduling into one. We believe that all areas of your life must work together in order to create a more balanced lifestyle. So now you just need to decide which format will best help you achieve this balance!
Decision #1: Daily planner or Weekly planner?
If you are unsure which layout is right for you, take our “Which Planner Is Right For You” Quiz and choose option C to get a sample download of our Daily and Weekly layouts.
If Daily, which one?
If you know you prefer a Daily layout, then you have the option of Hustle Daily Spiral, or Fancy Pants Daily. Let’s take a look at some of the major differences between these 2 planners.
Many people prefer a spiral planner because you can fold the planner in half and only see one page at a time. The spiral also gives you the option to add any of our downloads to your planner using our new Add-A-Page for spiral. Check out this video for more information on how to add pages to your Hustle Daily spiral planner.
Spiral planners require a little extra care when on the go as to not bend the spiral, but if you know for sure that spiral planners are your jam, then we have a new Hustle Daily B.F.F. Carryall to protect your best friend while you are on the go. The carryall is also great for Hustle Daily Casebound as well.
So, now to compare Hustle Daily and Fancy Pants Daily…...
Both Hustle Daily and Fancy Pants have the same size pages, 5.5" x 8.5". Hustle Daily weekends share a page, but Fancy Pants weekends each have their own page. So if you are super busy on the weekends, then Fancy Pants might be a better fit for you.
Hustle Daily weekend page (below)
If you are someone who prefers a planner with customization, the ability to add and remove pages as needed, then Fancy Pants is the way to go. It offers custom inserts for Realtors, Direct Sales Consultants, Photographers, Teachers, and Students. And then we have inserts for Extra Notes, Contacts, and a Weekly Add-in insert which is great for those who prefer a daily format but also want to keep a weekly rolling to-do list and move it from day to day.
Fancy Pants was designed with portability in mind, so although the planner comes with a full year of content, the binder holds up to 4 months of daily pages at one time, but ALL of the tabs and ALL 12 monthly overviews so you can still plan your year in advance. Hustle Daily has the full year of planning pages jam packed into one planner, but this is due to the fact that Saturday and Sunday share a page, so there are fewer pages all together.
So let’s recap, shall we…...
Hustle Daily Spiral - full year of content in one planner, weekends share a page, planner can fold in half to only see one day at a time, and takes up less space on your desk.
Fancy Pants Daily - full year of content included but binder holds up to 4 months of daily pages at one time (but all 12 monthly overviews), weekends have their own page, customizable, additional inserts available, portable and fits nicely in your purse.
If You Like Weekly...
If you prefer a Weekly layout, then you have the option of Hustle Weekly. There is a noticeable difference between these two planners…
Our Weekly planners are great for those who prefer to see their full week at a time and don’t need as much space for daily checklists.
Because Hustle Weekly has a larger format, it’s time slots go from 5:30am - 9:00pm and have twice the space for daily to-do's. This planner is a Sunday start with full time slots for Saturday and Sunday. Hustle Weekly also has the full year of planning pages all bound together.
We do have a Fuel Notepad, which combines meal planning and grocery lists in one, and pairs great with any of our Hustle Planners, especially if you prefer to not carry around your planner in the grocery store.
Now, what if you know you prefer a binder planner and already have a binder that you love, but are looking for a new planner? We’ve got you covered! You can purchase our A5 Fancy Pants Inserts here.
And once you have found the perfect planner for you, here are some of our new accessories for that will pair great with your new best friend!
First up is our Legit Notebook that can be paired with any planner, this is made for students and has everything you need to keep your academics on track!
Business Partner Notebook - Are you an entrepreneur? We use to have a Business Hustle Planner and then we had a brilliant idea. Instead of only being available for Hustle Daily, why don’t we improve it, make it better, and wrap it up into a notebook? This way, you can pick the perfect planner for your life and then pair it with the Business Partner to plan for success in your business. Genius!
Gym Pal - This is a notebook that is designed for someone who is looking to get serious in the gym. It is there to hold you accountable for writing it down, tracking it, and making things happen! Progress happens with just a little bit of effort and this Gym Pal is designed to keep you headed in the right direction.
Phew! That was a lot wasn't it? You can also check out our comparison chart here, which will some up all of the differences amongst our planner lines in a visual format.
To learn more about our Hustle Planner you can watch this short video here.
To learn more about our Fancy Pants Planner you can watch this short video here.
And if you still have questions… as always reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are here to help you find that perfect “best friend” to start making things happen in your life!
STARTplanner is releasing their 2018-19 Mid Year Line. The lineup of planners includes Hustle Daily, Hustle Weekly, and Fancy Pants Daily systems in four beautiful colors: Coral, Metallic Gold, Ocean Blue and Blush. Kristy Dickerson and Jenny Grumbling started STARTplanner in May of 2015 they are coming up on their third year in business. The duo has grown STARTplanner to a business with 7 figures in sales, launched a book Start Balancing. In addition, because of STARTplanners success, CEO Kristy Dickerson has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc.com and has spoken on Harvard's stage along with other opening keynotes for conferences across the country.
The company has made big changes this year! After originally starting in Dickerson's garage, then moving into a leased warehouse in 2016, they have recently purchased a new office and warehouse–START HQ. Since finalizing a renovation, they now have a new home for STARTplanner which aligns with their brand. Dickerson states, "anything and everything we do has always gone back to one mission, inspiring others to live their best life, be productive, and show others that if we can do it, they can too."
Adding one more exciting change into the mix, Dickerson and Grumbling have also partnered with, Kelsy McHenry (former CEO of BLOOM conference) to throw a conference in May. Start Loving You is a moms destination retreat designed to fuel moms and their closest girlfriends through a day of inspiration, learning, relaxing and recharging in a new city! Last year (BLOOM) keynote speakers included #IMOMSOHARD and Kristin Kuzimic, along with many others. Start Loving You 2018 is in San Deigo May 17 and 18 with speakers such as Meredith Masony of That's inappropriate, Cat and Nat from Today show, and many more. The full lineup of speakers and details is located here.
It’s MIDYEAR time!!! Which means there is a growing excitement around the launch of STARTplanners new 18/19 line. STARTplanner has always prided themselves on listening to the ideas of their consumers and incorporating these requests/ideas into their updated planners with each new launch. Below is a list of products included in the 2018/19 line.
The same Hustle Daily Spiral and Hustle Weekly that we all know and LOVE, with some awesome new exciting features!! We are SO excited to share this new line with you!! Here are some of the features that we have updated in the 2018/19 Hustle Midyear line!
We have four beautiful Binder colors for our 18/19 Fancy pants Midyear line! Two that you already know and love Ocean Blue and Blush, and we can’t wait for you to see and fall in love with our two NEW colors!! Metallic Gold, and Coral!
These are the perfect colors for spring!
Both Fancy Pants and Hustle daily and weekly all share these same updates:
While on Preorder, all planner orders will receive 2 FREE sheets of motivation, birthday and reminder stickers that fit perfectly in the monthly overview boxes! This is a $12 value. So if you are thinking about getting STARTed (pun intended) then check out of the Mid-Year Lineup and new accessories today!
STUDENTS, you NEED this in your life!!!
The biggest update to the product lineup is that Legit Planner is now a Notebook. Legit Planner was STARTplanners casebound student planner last year, but this year the student information has been pulled out of the planner and combined into a portable notebook allowing students to pick any regular sized planner (Hustle or Fancy Pants) which works for their life and pair it with Legit Planner Notebook to focus on educational success.
Student Essential Kits for Hustle Daily and Hustle Weekly will include a FREE Legit Planner Notebook for students who are ready get organized and focus on success in the classroom and beyond, with goals, finances, health, and so much more.
By pairing the Legit Notebook with any of the STARTplanner’s, students are instantly set up for success! Startplanner understands that school looks different for everyone and wants to ensure that EVERYONES student needs are covered regardless of what stage in life the student is in.
Here is what is featured in the new Legit Notebook:
Stickers are one of the most frequently requested planner accessories. STARTplanner has designed a set of Lady Love Stickers to help women track their self-care. Breast exams, annual exams and also track starting and stopping of their period. Grumbling states, "taking care of ourselves is something we tend to push to the end of our list and it is important that we constantly strive to put ourselves first and be forward thinking on preventative measures."
STARTplanner has two versions of spiral planners, daily and weekly, and they each have a unique spiral. Spiral-Add-A Page is a way you can add custom pages (charts, photos, lists, etc.) to your planner, thus allowing you to customize the function and content in your planner.
Goal Crushin’ stickers and progress tracker is a new way to record and track the progress of a goal. Assign someone to hold you accountable, then pick your end goal. You can then see your movement, by moving stickers onto the progress tracker as you work your way towards your goal! This set includes a sheet of stickers and a progress tracker Sheet that can be added into the Fancy Pants by hole punching it, or the Hustle with the Spiral-Add-A-Page.
STARTplanner has an entire line of "Besties" (extra notebooks made to be paired with different planners in multiple designs.) They are great for extra notes, to track specific things or various other tasks. These smaller notebooks are the perfect size to fit in your purse or bag if you don’t feel like taking your whole planner with you everywhere.
There was a high demand to create a Bestie with a dot-grid for those who like bullet journaling or who prefer or need dots to plan specific tasks. Also, the dot grid offers a chance to be creative!
The ways to use our new grid dot bestie are limitless! Here are some ways you can use your Grid Dot Bestie:
We hope you enjoy your new 18/19 Midyear STARTplanner as much as we do! We are excited to see you CRUSH your goals!
We love hearing stories of how STARTplanner has changed peoples lives. We recently had the pleasure of having "virtual coffee" with one of our biggest supporters from the very beginning (and active member in our private STARTplanner facebook group). She shared her inspiring story with us and we were so proud of her that we wanted to share it with you too... We are proud to introduce Alexia Fields:
PS. We also want to give a HUGE shout-out and CONGRATULATIONS as she welcomed her third baby (a girl!) into their family this week!!
Kristy, Jenny and the STARTPlanner Family:
Let me tell you why this company means so much. I have been with you all from the beginning and it was a random purchase that brought you all into my life. I found myself at a junction of needing additional organization to help manage and juggle the “life.” See I find myself in a complicated trifecta of being an Army Civilian; a Reserve Soldier; an Army Spouse—did I mention that on top of that we have two boys age five and three and a baby on the way (due in a matter of weeks). So when I say that I live and operate in “chaos” (I carry three phones on my person at all times) that would be an understatement—but I LOVE it. This is exactly where I thrive. I find that I am my best self—when I am managing the crisis and juggling the multiple balls in the air. As a Battalion Commander, in the Army Reserve (fancy term for being in charge of people and in the Army for a long time)—I have quickly learned that I cannot do it all myself—this is where I ‘delegate’ and check back on the status of actions or focus my attention and time to matters that require me to action. That to me is where my STARTPlanner comes in—it is where I get to organize my thoughts and “center” my intentions. It is where I set the goals; manage my expectations and when I find success—I set new goals and when I find failures or shortcomings I reevaluate, take stock on my failures, and then set new goals or sometimes the same goals. It is therapeutic to put intentions on paper and then work toward them—clearly, decisively, and with purpose. It is in this simple planner that I have found a “battle buddy” an “accountability partner” a “cheerleader” and a “friend.” Not it doesn’t replace the “Tribe” in my life but it is assistant—that helps me to manage the schedules; the dinner menu; the shopping list; our budget; my workouts; and water intake---to name a few. For the 2018 year I will be utilizing the Daily FancyPants line—while in the past I was attached to the Daily Hustle. I like to see all my days and plan out months in advance—military travel, family vacations, girls-get-aways, the marathon I swore I was going to run (didn’t happen when growing pregancy and a deployed husband changed up the end of 2017) But what do I do for 2018—I adjust, reassess, I have set up my vision board and plan to live with “intention.” “Intention” is my word and motto for this coming year—for I am determined to my best self; whether that be my Pure Barre, Yoga and Running combinations; planning meals and quiet time ‘to be present’ with the family; growing our family with its newest addition of a boy or girl (it’s our last surprise); traveling for the Army; blocking off ‘time’ for piece of mind. Rest, massages, food, reading and laughter are my go to—I block off time to call those in my “Tribe” because with all the things that life throws at you the relationships that we have ‘Matter.’ So to my STARTPlanner Tribe and this wonderful community—let’s rock this next year. Here’s to 2018 and all the chaos that lays ahead—with “Wonder Star” (that is my planner’s name—an ode my admiration for all things Wonder Woman), all my “intentions” are possible!!!!!
Love & Smiles
Alexia N. Fields
Here at STARTplanner we are ready to help you accessorize your new 2018 planner! We all know that Bling has value, right? We are not talking about diamonds but rather our accessories! Here are some of our favorite Bling items!
Meet your new Gym Pal! This is the perfect sized notebook that pairs perfectly with any of our planners and easy to take on the go. 60 pages to help keep track of all your exercise goals and regimens as well as your daily nutrition.
"Gym Pal in action!"
-Heather Chandler Hernandez
"My sister and I have been going to the gym together in the mornings, so I bought her a gym pal as a little stocking stuffer for some extra motivation (of course, I had to grab myself one as well #addict This will be her first Start Planner item, I’m sure we will have another addict joining our group! I’m adoring the packaging!!! You guys are amazing!"
Our Business Partner is designed to set you and your business up for success! If you are an entrepreneur or small business owner the Business Partner Notebook is exactly what you need to go alongside with any of our planners.
"SHE'S FINALLY HERE! Do the Hustle"
"Look what I got today...So funny when we took the poll about casebound versus spiral, I was all spiral. But now...I LOVE my casebound! I’m excited to dive in and prepare for a 2018 that’s in line with what’s most important to me. I’ll spend these last 8 weeks reflecting on 2017 and identifying what I want for 2018. This planner has truly made all the difference. If you’re still on the fence, you can totally hop off now and make that purchase! I’ve tried every planner I think and I always thought something was missing. Not anymore...And with casebound now, my planner will literally never leave my side. Thank you!"
-Cori Brock Cooper
The beautiful Chestnut Brown Carryall is the ideal companion to your Casebound or Spiral Hustle Daily! Keep your planner safe and organized with this stylish bling accessory. Use it to store your Besties, pens/pencils, tape, anything that you use with your planner!
"This Carryall for the Daily Hustle is GORGEOUS! I'm so excited to start using it with my 2017 Hustle!! In case anyone was on the fence about it I thought I'd take some pictures of this beautiful piece"
"Yay for me!!! My Daily Hustle is here! This is my 3rd planner with Start Planner. I began my affair with the FP Daily Grey. Then, 2017 Daily Hustle Grey. But, this year is the best year yet. I love the design, the case bound and don't even get me started on this BFF carrier. I love this group, love getting ideas and the great advice. So excited for 2018, ready to get my Hustle on, hope you are ready, too."
Who loves making lists? We do! That is why we created our notepads!
FUEL Notepad is the perfect accompaniment for your grocery store runs, and meal planning!
DELEGATE Notepad is to help delegate things to others in your personal or business life to help simplify your own!
MASTERPLAN Notepad can be used for taking notes on just about anything in your life!
THINK TANK Notepad is to get all your great ideas down on paper!
"All my goodies arrived today! I’m so excited to become a better me and using Fancy Pants to help me achieve goals!"
The STARTplanner Sidekick is the addition you need to keep all your favorite planner accessories close by! It attaches easily to the front of ANY of our planners. Use it to store your phone, receipts, coupons, pens/pencils!
Diedre Horn rocking out her Hustle Planner with her favorite accessories.
Check out all our awesome Bling accessories here!
Now is the time to get out those fresh, crisp pages of your 2018 Planner and dive into it! Where to start? Good question, we know it can be a little intimidating at first. We have some ideas/tips to set you up for success! There is NO wrong way to use your planner! We want to give you a SOLID foundation for you to effectively use your planner, and find your inner planner peace!
Time to get those dates that are in your head or in your phone onto paper and into your planner. Here are some examples of where to start:
• Holidays and Birthdays
• Trips and Vacations
• Health and Fitness
• Appointments: Doctor, Dentist, Specialist, Hair, etc.
• Social Events and Church Events
• Membership Schedules: Clubs, Groups, etc.
• Nonprofit Events and Volunteer Schedules • School Schedules (yours or your kids’) and Events
• Sports Schedules and other After-School Activities
• Work Schedule
• Spouse’s Schedule
Getting your favorite pens or pencils, Washi tape, or stickers can motivate you to dive into your new planner! This is a fun way to add some personality to your planner and make it your own! Check out our bling here. Also, if you are not part of our Facebook group come check it out, there are some amazing inspiring planners in there.
This is a huge part of helping yourself stay on track of your own life. Writing out your goals in your planner and some personal reflection help visualize what you want your year to look like, and is always there for a good reminder!
Ask yourself these questions to start the process of finding out what goals you are looking to achieve!
Goals should govern how you allocate your time and plan out your schedule. You must focus on different areas of your life to move it forward!
There are so many ways to get started with your new planner, find a way that works for you! Setting up your new planner is exciting and here at STARTplanner we are ready for you to see the change in focus, productivity and make time for the things in life that matter the most. And remember it doesn’t have to be pretty to be functional! Happy Planning!
'Tis the season for giving and we thought we should have a little fun! Post your planner pictures on Instagram Dec 5- 17 and be entered into our 12 days of giveaways contest! YES!!! We are ready to share a little Holiday Cheer! And YES, you can post multiple photos or on multiple days, doing this will increase your chances of winning!
Please tag @startplanner and use hashtag #startplanner in your post! Post can show you using your planner or any aspect of your planner, it does not need to correlate with the prize of the day in order to win.
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STARTplanner understand the hustle of everyday life and we fully believe that goals are not achieved without proper planning,