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A proven goal-setting, planning, and productivity system for superstars. Make 2016 your best year yet.
A proven goal-setting, planning, and productivity system for superstars. Make 2016 your best year yet.
A proven goal-setting, planning, and productivity system for superstars. Make 2016 your best year yet.
13,263 backers pledged $460,602 to help bring this project to life.

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HOW WOULD IT FEEL TO ACCOMPLISH EVERY SINGLE GOAL YOU SET OUT FOR YOURSELF THIS YEAR?

How successful could you be if you stopped being slowed down by day-to-day distractions, and started making real, tangible progress on your most important work and goals? 

If you’re tired of always feeling like you’re farther behind than you want to be, and you’re ready to start accomplishing the things you want truly to do that will move your career and your life forward, then you need the Spark Planner. 

HOW BIG DO YOU DREAM? THE SPARK PLANNER'S PROVEN SYSTEM WILL GET YOU THERE

The Spark Planner is a proven planning system designed to help you accomplish everything you want in 2016 (and beyond!). Designed and delivered by the same team that brought you the incredibly popular Spark Notebook, the Spark Planner takes the very best goal-setting, planning, and personal organization tools from that notebook and bundles them into a full year of laser-focused amazing success and productivity.

You don't need to be perfect or have superpowers to be successful. You just need the right tools. Anyone can be amazing. You can be amazing.

The Spark Planner is sleek, beautiful, and designed to make you more successful. We have taken the science of setting and achieving your goals and wrapped it into one beautifully designed planner - and you won't want to start your year without it.

With the Spark Planner, success is always at your fingertips.

In my career, I have worked with some of the smartest, most successful people in the world. From my time as a software engineer at big companies like Microsoft and Amazon to my time as a Chief Technology Officer at successful startups like Moz and Decide, to sitting on boards of international organizations, I have seen one thing time and time again:

The most successful people in the world are always organized and put together.

They rely on targeted goals, smart planning, and deep, focused work to accomplish amazing things. I’ve learned so much about how to be amazing from these people, and now I want to share the proven system I have developed with you to help you be more successful too.

Last year, I launched a Kickstarter to produce a goal-setting and note-taking system called the Spark Notebook. We were able to share the notebooks with people all over the world - it was amazing to create something that made so many people more successful.

Now, I want to take the best planning tools from the Spark Notebook and give them to you in one full year-long planner that you can use to make 2016 your best year yet.

You don't need to be perfect or have superpowers to be successful. You just need the right tools. Anyone can be amazing. You can be amazing.

The Spark Planner is everything you need, to accomplish everything you want.

WHAT'S INSIDE THE SPARK PLANNER

Research has shown that people who write down their goals — and who review those goals regularly — have more success than those that don't.

Which is why I wanted to create a place where goal-setting could be beautifully simple and powerfully effective.

In The Spark Planner, you’ll find beautiful, simple, easy-to-use layouts that will help you stay on track every day, all day.

And we’re making a digital version of THE FULL SPARK PLANNER free to anyone who shares this project on social media! Get free access to every single beautiful page at the close of the campaign, just by sending a note with a screenshot or link to your social share to planner@sparknotebook.com

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Take a look at the images below to get a feel of how beautiful (and functional) these pages are:

YEARLY THEME & ACHIEVEMENTS

Great things come to those who plan for them. Lay out your great plans and big dreams, and keep a record of what you achieve and when.

MONTHLY GOALS & 30-DAY CHALLENGES

Track your monthly goals and challenge yourself to create (or break) a habit. Success is *all* about consistency.

 MONTHLY CALENDARS

Monthly calendar spreads so you can keep track of all your important dates, reminders, and appointments.

WEEKLY GOALS & WEEKLY JOURNALING PROMPTS

Each week there is a place to recognize your progress, learn from your mistakes, and plan how you'll keep going. And of course plenty of blank, flex space to be used for your big thoughts and grand ideas.

WEEKLY OUTLOOK

A weekly outlook designed for time blocking - that way you can plan your day and always know you are working on something that matters.

HAND-CRAFTED AND ARTFULLY BOUND TO LIE FLAT NO MATTER WHAT

Each notebook is put together by hand. This isn't just a planner; it's also design, a craft, a work of art. We use a special binding so the planner lies flat, no matter what page you are on.

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The Spark Planner has the following layouts:

  • Yearly Theme & Goals
  • Annual Achievement Tracker -so you can celebrate all the great things you do next year
  • Monthly Overview (12 months)
  • Monthly Goals (1 for each month)
  • 30 Day Challenge (1 for each month)
  • Weekly Goals - prioritize and strategize so all of your work matters
  • Weekly Overview - designed for time blocking to help you make the most of every single day
  • Weekly Inspiration Prompts - these are designed to get you thinking, but also designed to be mostly blank so you can fill them with great ideas, fantastic drawings or plans for your next big thing.

In addition to the useful design, you’ll also discover these other great features:

  • Made in the USA. I’m proud to send something to you made in the country where I live.
  • Two-page markers. You’ll never have to worry about losing your place.
  • A luxurious and sophisticated cover. I want this planner to feel and look sophisticated so we have tested all kinds of cover materials and picked one we know you will love.
  • High quality, ink-proof, acid-free paper. No more ink bleeding through pages. Fountain pen safe (I’ve tested it myself!).
  • Special lay-flat binding. These books are hand-sewn and designed with a very special binding that allows you to write easily on every page - front and back.
  • Environmentally sound. We use soy based inks for printing. We use rainforest friendly paper. Everything is produced where we know the labor and manufacturing practices are to the same high standards as our products.
  • Over 250 pages. We have designed each page to be clean, simple and flexible. 
  • 5.75” x 8.25” size. A perfect size for at your desk or in a meeting.

HOW TO GET A FREE DIGITAL SPARK PLANNER

I love this planner and I know that the tools within it will add value to anyone's life —  I want you to have access to all of that value, whether you are able to donate to the project or not.

And so, we have created a downloadable PDF of the entire digital version of the Spark Planner that you can get completely for free.

All you have to do is share our project on social media, send us a note at planner@sparknotebook.com with a screenshot or a link of where you shared it, and we will send you a PDF at the end of the Kickstarter campaign.

This planner is amazing, and I truly believe the tools inside it will help you be more successful; which is why I want to share it for free.

I want you to have all the benefits I’ve worked so hard to create in this planner, regardless of whether you are able to contribute to the project. You can get serious about your success, just by helping us share it.

Use one or both of the links below to get a pre-populated tweet or Facebook post shared directly from your account! Send an email of your share to planner@sparknotebook.com.

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WHY I'M BUILDING YOU THE PERFECT PLANNER

During my entire career as an entrepreneur and executive, I've struggled to find a notebook that had the functionality I needed that I also wouldn't be embarrassed to carry into a board meeting.

It seemed like the only notebooks with goal-planners, journaling pages, and organization systems were bright pink and looked like a scrapbook. Not exactly what I was looking for to be taken seriously.

On the other hand, though, the sleek, modern notebooks I found lacked all functionality and served only as appointment books or calendars. They were just lined pages no system for notes from plans from goals.

The search for the perfect, professional notebook left me wondering: Why is it so hard to find a notebook with tons of functionality and a beautiful, professional design?

So I built my own. I launched the Spark Notebook as a Kickstarter last year. Once the notebooks were delivered to thousands of people across the globe, feedback came pouring in.

I heard again and again from users who wished for two things:
  • A full year of pages
  • Fewer notes pages and more planning pages
I listened, and that's exactly what I want to give you with the Spark Planner. Tons of functionality, a full year of amazing planning and goals, and no distractions from your biggest dreams and accomplishments.

YOU WANT A SPARK PLANNER. PLEDGE NOW TO GET YOURS!

With the Spark Planner, you can achieve any goal. You can make anything happen.

Accomplishing amazing things isn't about being superhuman. It's not about being perfect. It's about having the right tools, the right system, and the right plan.

The Spark Planner helps you put all those things right in one place, and a place that's so artfully designed you'll want to have it with you all the time — and your coworkers will ask you where they can get one too.

No more wishing you could accomplish more every day, or feeling at the end of the year like you could have done more if you'd only worked harder.

With the Spark Planner, you can look any goal in the face and know you'll achieve it. You'll look back on every year and be amazed by what you've accomplished. 

I want you — and your ideas — to be heard. I want you to walk into your next meeting as the person everyone else wants to listen to, the person so organized and on top of things that everyone turns to you first. I want you to get more from your career and the time you spend at work.

I want you to do everything you want to do. I want you to wow your boss, coworkers, and clients with how incredibly productive and effective you are. I want you to feel proud and accomplished. And I know the Spark Planner can help you get there.

If you want that too — if you want 2016 to be your best year yet — then please pledge now so we can build The Spark Planner and make being achieving your goals in 2016 a beautiful reality.

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk with any crowdfunding campaign involving a physical item is manufacturing and shipping. The good news is - I've done this before.

I have been working with my printers for months to get the best possible materials and most timely shipping methods possible for these products.

I want you to have this planner to kick off 2016, so you can start the new year on the right track. The biggest risk for us, then, is that your notebook might be late.

Problems may come up (they always do...) but the vendors I am working with have a history of producing quality products on time. It's their job, and they do it well.

I guarantee you will get your planners, and I will do everything in my power (up to and including hopping on a plane and heading to the printer myself) to get yours to you on time so you can start using them as soon as possible.

I can back up what I say here — when my Kickstarter for the Spark Notebook was delayed at the fulfillment center, I had all 5,000 notebooks shipped to my house, where I packed and mailed them myself. And I'm prepared to do it again, if I have to. I am committed to getting these planners and notebooks out to all of my customers on time.

If problems do come up or you aren’t happy with your planner, I promise to do everything I can to make it right. I want you to love your notebook, and if you don’t, I want to fix that.

I am committed to being transparent and open during this whole process. If there are any issues, you’ll hear about them and you’ll hear how I am going to fix them. My number one goal is to get an amazing product in your hands as soon as possible.

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    FULL DIGITAL SPARK PLANNER

    As a thank you for supporting this project, you’ll receive a full PDF of the Spark Planner at the close of the campaign. The PDF includes every single page from the physical planner, which means you get the entire proven planning system in digital form. Plus, you’ll get a virtual hug from us and all campaign updates!

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    LOYALTY LEVEL - ONE SPARK PLANNER

    As a thank you for supporting the Spark Notebook project in 2015, this is a special reward tier just for you. You will get 1 Spark Planner. Join me next year in making 2016 amazing.

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    ONE SPARK PLANNER

    This planner will help you plan a productive, inspiring 2016. You’ll receive a full year of our proven planning and goal-setting system, beautifully bound in high quality materials guaranteed to make you the envy of everyone in the office. Accomplish all of your goals next year, beautifully organized in your Spark Planner.

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    ONE SPARK PLANNER

    This planner will help you plan a productive, inspiring 2016. You’ll receive a full year of our proven planning and goal-setting system, beautifully bound in high quality materials guaranteed to make you the envy of everyone in the office. Accomplish all of your goals next year, beautifully organized in your Spark Planner.

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    ONE LIMITED EDITION SPARK PLANNER

    This planner will help you plan a productive, inspiring 2016. You’ll receive a full year of our proven planning and goal-setting system, beautifully bound in high quality materials guaranteed to make you the envy of everyone in the office. Accomplish all of your goals next year, beautifully organized in your Spark Planner.

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    ONE LIMITED EDITION SPARK PLANNER

    This planner will help you plan a productive, inspiring 2016. You’ll receive a full year of our proven planning and goal-setting system, beautifully bound in high quality materials guaranteed to make you the envy of everyone in the office. Accomplish all of your goals next year, beautifully organized in your Spark Planner.

    This planner will have a charcoal grey cover.

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    TWO SPARK PLANNERS.

    You’ll receive a full year of our proven planning and goal-setting system, beautifully bound in high quality materials guaranteed to make you the envy of everyone in the office. One of these two Spark Planners could be a perfect gift for a lucky friend, coworker, or employee!

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    You’ll receive a full year of our proven planning and goal-setting system, beautifully bound in high quality materials guaranteed to make you the envy of everyone in the office. One of these two Spark Planners could be a perfect gift for a lucky friend, coworker, or employee!

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    ONE LIMITED EDITION AND ONE SPARK PLANNER

    You’ll receive a full year of our proven planning and goal-setting system, beautifully bound in high quality materials guaranteed to make you the envy of everyone in the office. One of these two Spark Planners could be a perfect gift for a lucky friend, coworker, or employee!

    One Spark Planner will have the limited edition green cover and one will have the standard black cover.

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    ONE LIMITED EDITION AND ONE SPARK PLANNER

    You’ll receive a full year of our proven planning and goal-setting system, beautifully bound in high quality materials guaranteed to make you the envy of everyone in the office. One of these two Spark Planners could be a perfect gift for a lucky friend, coworker, or employee!

    One Spark Planner will have the limited edition charcoal grey cover and one will have the standard black cover.

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    TWO LIMITED EDITION SPARK PLANNERS.

    You’ll receive a full year of our proven planning and goal-setting system, beautifully bound in high quality materials guaranteed to make you the envy of everyone in the office. One of these two Spark Planners could be a perfect gift for a lucky friend, coworker, or employee!

    The limited editions have a forest green cover and only a small supply is available.

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    TWO LIMITED EDITION SPARK PLANNERS.

    You’ll receive a full year of our proven planning and goal-setting system, beautifully bound in high quality materials guaranteed to make you the envy of everyone in the office. One of these two Spark Planners could be a perfect gift for a lucky friend, coworker, or employee!

    The limited editions have a charcoal grey cover and only a small supply is available.

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    FIVE SPARK PLANNERS.

    You’ll receive 5 Spark Planners; prefect to use as gifts for your teammates. You will not just achieve your goals, but you can help 4 other people reach a little bit closer to their dreams next year.

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    FIVE SPARK PLANNERS.

    You’ll receive 5 Spark Planners; prefect to use as gifts for your teammates. You will not just achieve your goals, but you can help 4 other people reach a little bit closer to their dreams next year.

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    TEN SPARK PLANNERS.

    You’ll receive 10 planners that you can give your entire team or company. Give a gift everyone will actually use and love - a full year of incredible planning and goal-setting, all bound within high quality materials on luxurious paper.

    Contact us if you would like to increase the amount of custom books - planner@sparknotebook.com

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    TEN CUSTOM SPARK PLANNERS.

    You’ll receive 10 planners that you can give your entire team or company, customized with your logo or brand name on the cover. (We’ll contact you after the campaign to get your preferred design.) Give a gift everyone will actually use and love - a full year of incredible planning and goal-setting, all bound within high quality materials on luxurious paper.

    Contact us if you would like to increase the amount of custom books - planner@sparknotebook.com

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