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$2,847
pledged of $4,000pledged of $4,000 goal
126
backers
19days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, September 12 2019 4:04 PM UTC +00:00.

About

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.


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.
  •  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)
  •  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. 



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 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.


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 discernible growth or progress

Solution: Weekly Assessments and Quarterly Reviews



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. A lack of tangible progress can zap motivation, leaving you listless and ensuring you never reach your dreams.

The Magna Planner counters this with frequent self-assessment. 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.  

Track progress on personal disciplines and your Magna Goal. Be intentional about self-improvement by discovering your key motivators. Daily, weekly, and quarterly reviews help you assess the factors holding you back or leading you forward. Continually recalibrate and realign your mission. 

Regular reflection makes you more aware of your own habits and helps you learn from yourself, cultivating discipline and breeding success. 



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. 


GIVING BACK

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 hello@magnalife.co 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 hello@magnalife.co 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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*International shipping is available for several countries. If you don't see yours listed, send us a message and we'll price it out for you. 


TIMELINE

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.

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Environmental commitments

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Sustainable materials

The Magna Planner cover uses Eska®board, the gold standard in solid board construction. Eska®board comes with a clear promise – to lay flat and stay flat. Made from 100% recycled raw materials, Eska has one of the smallest carbon footprints when it comes to primary energy consumption and gasifies the waste materials released in processing its recycled paper to become steam used in its paper-production processes. Eska raises the knowledge and use of sustainable processes to a higher level.

The Magna Planner is printed with soy-based ink. Soy-based ink is not only more environmentally friendly than other ink bases, it also produces more accurate colors. Soy is easier to recycle when compared to oil-based ink. Unlike lead, soy ink is biodegradable and renewable. Soy ink is also more cost-effective, requiring less ink than traditional printing inks for the same quantity of print outs.

Something else

We are proud to be using a manufacturer that has partnered with Trees for the Future. As a sponsor, they are helping plant trees and supporting an amazing organization that empowers many impoverished families and communities. Trees for the Future is working to end hunger and poverty for small holder farmers through revitalizing degraded lands.

Trees for the Future identifies a group of farmers—typically 300 families at a time —who have both a great need for assistance and a high likelihood of success. Farmers provide the land, labor, and water; a powerful, entrepreneurial determination; and an inspiring sense of ownership. TREES provides training, mentoring, seeds, nursery supplies and guides the farmers through the process of using trees to protect, diversify, and eventually optimize their crop land. It takes four years to fully establish the Forest Garden, and TREES offers ongoing coaching and regular site visits during this time.

We believe planting trees is an important environmental mission today. It provides jobs, protects ecosystems, shelters wildlife and sequesters carbon which effectively fights climate change.

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