A Good Plan combines German efficiency with a radical approach to mindfulness – or, as we call it in German: Achtsamkeit. It’s the mindfulness diary and personal development book that helps you get your act together without asking you to exploit yourself.
Our original German book overfunded by a massive 1,268% and sold 12,000 instead of the planned 600 copies. We received a lot of emails from our users telling us the book had helped them change their lives.
A good plan is a pragmatic introduction to a more mindful life. Free from cheesy motivational quotes and full of tips for a more balanced life, this book is for people who want to get shit done.
- 250 pages
- Translated into proper English
- Diary for 2017
- Over 30 life-planning techniques
- 52 tips for more efficiency and less stress
- 52 cheese-free proverbs (including wisdom from German rap songs)
- Mindfulness monitor for each day
- 48 pages for monthly reflections
- 10 articles from a range of experts
- Extra pages for notes
- Lists for gifts to buy, books to read and films to watch
- Overview of 2017 and 2018
- Available in three colours: grey, black and antique pink
- Free shipping in the EU (guaranteed delivery before Christmas)
- Shipping to the US and Canada available (uninsured; delivery January 2017)
- Made in Germany
If you feel like flipping through the German version, you can do so here.
The book starts with a stock take. At what juncture of your life are you right now? Where do you want to go? And most importantly, what makes you happy?
The diary for 2017 not only provides space to write down your appointments, tasks and notes. Each day also comes with a mindfulness monitor that helps you catch stress patterns before they get out of hand.
At the end of the month you get the opportunity to pause and reflect. What have you done this month? What could have been better? Did you listen to your own needs?
The fourth and final section of the book features a wide range of guest authors who share their own knowledge and experiences on how to lead a more mindful life.
The book's materials are so good we might have out-German-ed ourselves! A good plan is made from high-quality components that are built to last the whole year. It's clothbound, with 250 high-quality paper pages, gold foil stamping and two ribbon bookmarks. Handmade in our Berlin artisan printing press.
Guaranteed shipping for Christmas with free delivery in the EU!
We're Milena and Jan. First of all, let's make this clear: we're no experts or mindfulness gurus. But when we each started our own businesses, we both struggled to keep our work-life balance in check and increasingly worked late nights and weekends. So we began looking after each other and looked for tools and techniques to take back control. The result was A good plan. Our new approach to mindfulness was so radical that even Sir Richard Branson himself quoted us alongside with Henry Ford and Warren Buffet.
Whether or not you support A Good Plan is up to you. And if you do, it's something you do for yourself. Not for anyone else. Not for us. Because screw everyone else. This is your life.
Risks and challenges
Between the two of us we've run a lot of crowdfunding campaigns. We kickstarted both our first companies through crowdfunding. The original German version of A good plan was crowdfunded. And we crowdfunded two further books this year. Along the way we've made plenty mistakes.
When we launched A good plan in German last year, one of those mistakes was to pack and post everything ourselves. Not only did that result in a lot of work and hassle (not very achtsam!), but along the way Milena also accidentally sent her own A good plan off to a customer. And despite various efforts, she never saw it again.
So this year, posting and packaging will be taken care of by a local logistics provider. They will pack and send all items on our behalf in less than half the time it took us.
Another risk is that the book won’t arrive in time for Christmas. We’ll prevent that by going into print as soon as the we reach the funding goal, so that the book is ready to send off right when the campaign ends.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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