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A proven goal-setting, planning, and productivity system for superstars. Make 2017 your best year yet.
A proven goal-setting, planning, and productivity system for superstars. Make 2017 your best year yet.
A proven goal-setting, planning, and productivity system for superstars. Make 2017 your best year yet.
7,450 backers pledged $249,563 to help bring this project to life.

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THANK YOU.

I couldn't have done it without you. You made this happen. The amount of support, encouragement, and enthusiasm about the Volt Planner has been overwhelming. I cannot wait to get these planners in your hands and see all the incredible things you'll be able to accomplish in 2017. 

I backed the Kickstarter. What are next steps?
Thanks for your pledge! We will be sending out a survey at the close of the project to gather your shipping address. Please be on the lookout for the survey and get it back to us so we know where to ship your book! Expected ship date is the first week of December, likely sooner. We'll share more shipping info in the backer updates. 

I missed the campaign--is it too late to get a Volt Planner? 
It's never too late! :) We have the 2017 Volt Planner available for preorder on our website. Be sure to check out the site--you might just see something else you love. 

I pledged for the digital PDF version of the planner. When will I receive it?
We will be sending out the PDF a couple weeks after the campaign ends. If you missed the campaign and are looking for the PDF, we will have it available for sale on our website in a couple weeks. 

I'm interested in the limited edition custom cover for the planner--is there any way to get one?
Yes! We sold out of covers so quickly on the Kickstarter but we're already making more. You can find them for sale on our website--they're not quite ready yet so be sure to check back when this page goes live (hopefully in a few weeks).  

I really enjoyed the updates, especially the worksheets and tips & tricks. How can I get more?
Stay up-to-date with announcements, advice, and more by signing up for our newsletter. Go to our website and scroll to the bottom to sign up! 

Thank you for a great campaign. Keep on shining, superstar. 

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

How successful could you be if you weren't 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 truly want to do to move your career and your life forward, then you need the Volt Planner.

 

 

Designed and delivered by the same team that brought you the incredibly popular Spark Notebook and Spark Planner, the 2017 Volt Planner takes the very best goal-setting, planning, and personal organization tools from those planners 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 Volt Planner is sleek, professional, 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 Volt Planner, success is always at your fingertips.

Over the course of 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 this proven system to help you be more successful too.

Two years ago 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 and productive. 

Here we are today, over 30,000 books later. We've shipped to thousands of people and were overwhelmed with inspiring success stories and lots of encouragement to keep the goodness coming year after year.

You've got your goals--mine is to take these proven planning tools and give them to you in one planner that you can use to make 2017 your best year yet.

 

 

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

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

In the Volt Planner, you’ll find smart, simple, easy-to-use layouts that will help you stay on track every day, all day. This planner takes those big, complex goals and turns them into accomplishments by breaking them down into manageable tasks. After just one week, you'll feel like you're actually getting somewhere and will be one step closer to success.

 

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 book 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 Volt Planner has the following layouts:

  • Yearly Theme & Goals - you need to set direction
  • 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.

 

 

 

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 with no system for notes, goal-setting, or effective planning. 

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 two years ago and the Spark Planner 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 Volt Planner. Tons of functionality, a full year of amazing planning and goals, and no distractions from your biggest dreams and accomplishments.

 

With the Volt 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 Volt 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 Volt 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 things in life that leave you feeling accomplished and proud.

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 Volt Planner can help you get there.

If you want that too — if you want to show 2017 what you're truly capable of— then please pledge now so we can build The Volt Planner and make being achieving your goals in 2017 a beautiful reality.

 

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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 2017, so you can start the new year on the right track. The biggest risk for us, then, is that your planner 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 your planner on your doorstep 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 of the notebooks shipped to my house, where I packed and mailed them myself - and it was done in less than 2 days. 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 you planner, 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 VOLT PLANNER

    As a thank you for supporting this project, you’ll receive a full PDF of the Volt 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 of the campaign updates!

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    LOYALTY LEVEL - ONE BLACK VOLT PLANNER

    As a thank you for supporting one of my past Kickstarter projects, this is a special reward tier just for you. You will get 1 Volt Planner. Join me next year in making 2017 amazing.

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    ONE BLACK VOLT PLANNER

    This planner will help you plan a productive, inspiring 2017. 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 Volt Planner.

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    ONE BLACK VOLT PLANNER

    This planner will help you plan a productive, inspiring 2017. 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 Volt Planner.

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    TWO BLACK VOLT 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 Volt Planners could be a perfect gift for a lucky friend, coworker, or employee!

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    ONE VOLT PLANNER & LIMITED EDITION COVER

    You will receive one black Volt Planner along with one special Limited Edition Cover for your planner. You can view pictures of the cover at the bottom of the campaign page. The cover will be charcoal gray wool felt and have a leather strap.

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    FIVE BLACK VOLT PLANNERS

    You’ll receive 5 Volt Planners; prefect to use as gifts for your teammates, friends, or family. 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 BLACK VOLT 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.

    If you would like to increase your order to more than 10, send us an email at help@inkandvolt.com and we can help you manage your pledge accordingly.

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