Looking for a great gift for you dreaming, scheming, type-A side-hustler?
Look no further, friends, because I’ve got you covered.
Thanks to some random social media interactions, I’ve been made aware of two fantastic planners that might be just what you’re high-strung, overly-planned loved ones are looking for.
So, let’s do this. I’ll present both notebooks, and then I’ll offer my commentary at the end.
First up, Passion Planner.
Here’s a preview of the planner:
I “discovered” this two days after the KickStarter campaign was funded, and I crestfallen until I realized that you can still buy a copy of the Passion Planner or download the PDF by visiting their website. The Passion Planner comes in two sizes: Compact (5.5”x8.5”) for $25 or Classic (8.5”x11”) for $30. Both sizes cover and entire year.
Learn more on The Passion Planner website.
Second, Spark Notebook.
Here’s a preview of the notebook:
The Spark Notebook was actually suggested to me—by the creator—after I tweeted about Passion Planner. Way to hustle! I wouldn’t have found Spark otherwise. The Spark Notebook comes in one size (5.75”x8.25”), covers six months, and can be had by backing their KickStarter for $25 or more. (Not many $25 slots left. Also, any support over a $1 also will get you a copy of their layouts, which I think is cool.
Learn more on the Spark Notebook Kickstarter page.
Both notebooks look elegantly designed and have been well thought out. Seriously, either of these notebooks would be a great start to taking control of 2015. It’s actually hard for me to pick a favorite because they is so much I like about both. The Passion Planner covers a whole year, which I like because I’m all about the big picture, but the Spark Notebook can lay flat on your desk because of its sleek design, which is really nice as well. I think the big deciding factor here, though, should be whether you’re looking for highly detailed, very drilled-down and focussed planner that will walk you through the year with in an intense, precise fashion, then the Passion Planner is for you. If you’re looking for a planner that will help you keep on task, take notes, plan out year week, and help you “get things done” in an effective way without forcing you in a regimented system, then Spark Notebook is definitely the way to go.
Personally, I think I’d love to combine the “passion” focus of the Passion Planner with the undated, free-flowing approach of the Spark Notebook, but then again, I’m weird like that.