Everyone has a gift they can share or dream they’d like to bring to life. What’s yours?
In our hectic modern world, personal organization and productivity are a struggle. We often feel busy, but are we really productive? Finding time for you and your projects can feel nearly impossible. Fortunately, we have a tool to help you do exactly that.
Introducing the Magna Planner, a one-of-a-kind goal planner to give life to your dream and keep you motivated along the way.
The Magna Planner’s unique structure keenly balances daily life with long-term intentions so that goal-setting and day-planning become systematic.
This isn’t just another generic personal organizer. Inspired by great achievers, supported by tested methods, and built to counteract today’s distractions, the Magna Planner is a tool to help you stay focused, cultivate self-awareness, and develop a lifestyle of growing personally and living intentionally.
Writing in a paper planner engages the memory and leads you to plan more mindfully. Research shows that writing things down by hand helps you retain information better, especially when you're not relying on a phone notification to remind you of a deadline or appointment. You can keep everything in one place, rather than opening and closing multiple apps, fighting the constant temptation of distracting notifications.
Our meticulously designed system is built to keep your goal at the forefront of your mind, making sure you always stay on task.
- A paper planner - Writing in a paper planner engages the memory, limits technology distractions, and holds you accountable.
- Undated and Quarterly - Each planner includes three undated months so you can start anytime. At less than 11 ounces, it's easy to carry with you.
- Quick Start Guide - Get a crash course on the whole system so you can jump in right away.
- Comprehensive Instructional Guide - Learn more about the best ways to apply each element, ensuring you get the most out of your planner.
- Goal Mapping Workbook Section - Clearly defining your goals is key to realizing your dream. You have to know what you want before you can have it! Breaking your project down into specific, actionable steps will help get you there sooner by giving you a clear roadmap to follow.
- 4 Month Calendar Views (In case you start your planner in the middle of a month) - Plan trips, track events and holidays. See your Magna Goal timeline for the quarter.
- 13 Weekly Spreads - With 6 pages for every week, there's plenty of space to plan and reflect, but not so much that you spend too much time planning and not enough time acting. (Details below)
- Praxis Discipline Building - Praxis is the practical application of an idea. Learn to build foundational habits and routines that last to support your goals.
- Quarterly Review - Continually calibrate your goals and learn from yourself. Ensure you are challenging yourself just the right amount.
- Extra Notes Pages - Collect spur of the moment insights, flesh out ideas, or curate long-term lists without carrying around a second journal.
Each Magna Planner is made from high-quality and environmentally-friendly materials for on-the-go planning, ensuring it will last until your project is complete. Our Manufacturer is also a proud sponsor of Trees for the Future.
After months of in-depth research, brainstorming sessions, and testing, we’ve broken our system down into four key pillars: 1) Dream with Purpose, 2) Plan with Flexibility, 3) Act with Resolve, 4) Reflect with Humility
These pillars orient the elements of our system and lay the foundation for your future success and development.
Over the course of numerous projects, we’ve seen the same issues cropping up again and again. The Magna Planner is designed to specifically address each of these, providing longterm solutions for frequent problems:
Problem: Lack of discernible growth or progress
Solution: Routine Building and Regular Assessments
Track progress on personal disciplines and your Magna Goal. Be intentional about self-improvement by discovering your key motivators, because sometimes, willpower needs good planning. Praxis is the practical application of an idea. Build sustainable and foundational habits and routines that support your goal. Even our best intentions to follow daily routines and weekly rhythms can fall flat without the right logistics in place. Each quarter you'll choose habits to focus on and apply appropriate incentives or challenges to keep them going.
Large-scale projects can take a while to come to fruition and distant goals can sometimes seem like a fantasy. In the interim, it’s easy to get discouraged. An improperly set goal can zap motivation, leaving you listless or scattered, ensuring you never reach your dreams.
The Magna Planner counters this with frequent self-assessment, based on the highly regarded OKR (Objectives and Key Results) system. Thanks to daily, weekly, and quarterly reviews, you can more easily track your achievements and find that sense of accomplishment that will keep you going. The review system is also intentionally designed to help you discover how you work best, making you more productive over the longterm. Continually recalibrate and realign your mission and make sure you're operating in your Magna Zone, feeling capable and challenged.
Regular reflection makes you more aware of your own habits and helps you learn from yourself, cultivating discipline and breeding success.
Problem: Losing sight of your driving goal
Solution: Weekly Task Lists
With big projects, it’s easy to get caught up in the details. You can quickly find yourself spending too much time on something insignificant and falling behind schedule. Even worse, your motivation gets lost in the shuffle. If you have ever found yourself in this situation, it’s possible you may need to reprioritize.
The Magna Planner is unique in how it divides your main goal into weekly organized tasks. It’s structured to help you build a habit of making consistent progress every day. This way, you never lose sight of your dream because it’s a part of your daily life.
Track all your actionable items and measure your progress in one comprehensive spread.
Problem: Planning down to the minute
Solution: Time Blocking
No one likes to be micromanaged, so why do we do it with our time? Some productivity tips out there recommend you plan your day in one hour, fifteen, and even five-minute increments. It doesn’t work. You spend more time making plans than you do executing them.
With the Magna Planner’s unique system of time blocking, planning should not take longer than a few minutes. This leaves your day more open and flexible in order to better address daily responsibilities or unforeseen circumstances.
Problem: Lack of direction or motivation
Solution: Mission Statement
We’ve all felt directionless after graduating from school, shifting careers, or entering new life phases like marriage or parenting. The sense of purpose and security you once had is gone. You find yourself with atypical amounts of time and without a clear path forward.
The Magna Planner's workbook section leads you through creating a mission-driven goal that guides your day to day routine. By clearly defining your dreams, you can more easily identify precise goals, flesh out the details, and form an effective plan of attack. This will allow you to focus on the impact of your success, helping you stay motivated and avoid excuses.
We’re Gilbert and Cassandra Cardenas, a husband and wife entrepreneurial team passionate about encouraging others to share their gifts. After spending hundreds of hours studying different theories and trying out various organizers, we found nothing quite fit our needs. So, we created our own.
Using the Magna Planner, we’ve taken control of our lives - launching new projects, creating better daily routines, and finding a thriving work-life balance. After our success, we decided to share our method.
No one should have to delay their dreams. You can make progress and there’s no reason you have to keep feeling stuck. It’s time to stop waiting for other people to give you permission and blaze your own trail. We're here to help and cheer you on, because your gifts are meant to be given.
After 6 years of active service, transitioning out of the military was extremely difficult. I had to find my identity again. I needed to relearn to structure my life around different expectations and realities. I needed another mission to get me motivated and back on track.
The Magna Life Giving Program will donate a planner to veterans in need of a new mission. A purpose-driven mission is so important, and no one understands that more than servicemen and women. We hope the Magna Planner can help empower veterans to develop their own structure and purpose. When they embark on their new mission, then we have accomplished ours.
If you would like to personally donate a planner to a veteran, please email us at email@example.com and we will provide you with more details.
Currently, we are asking for $4,000 or half of our production costs to get us started. This will cover product manufacturing, shipping fees, and other start-up costs.
If you’re ready to jumpstart your dreams, develop better habits, and create a more ideal lifestyle for yourself then we’d love for you to join us. Become a part of the Magna Planner team by signing up as a backer and checking out our website at: https://magnalife.co
Whether or not you can contribute, help us spread the word so we can help as many people as possible with the Magna Planner.
Share our project on social media, email us a message titled “SHARED!” to firstname.lastname@example.org with a screenshot or link where you shared it, and we'll send you a free PDF Bundle including the Dream with Purpose chapter excerpt, Mission Statement Worksheet, and Weekly Layout Pages.
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Risks and challenges
Our number one goal is to get your planner to you as soon as possible. The biggest risks from crowdfunding is usually manufacturing and shipping. The good news is we have already planned ahead for both.
We currently have a small order from our manufacturer delivering planners to our warehouse in Texas. This is to test the process for future orders and ensure we are ready to ship by December 2019. We want the Magna Planner to be the most effective, simplest tool for the job and our delivery should reflect that.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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