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The ultimate planning notebook with year, month & week planners, lined, plain and grid pages, goal setting pages, checklists and more!
The ultimate planning notebook with year, month & week planners, lined, plain and grid pages, goal setting pages, checklists and more!
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Minerva 'M' Planning Notebook

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Taking notebooks to a whole other level. If you're a stationery loving woman in business then you are going to LOVE this!

I wanted to create something that gave me joy to use and was incredibly practical too. I knew if I loved it then others will too and I'm very excited to share it with you...

What's Inside

You'll be pleased to know that we've crammed lots of great stuff into this notebook for you and still left plenty of room for you to make it your own. Here's the nitty gritty of what you will find inside:

  • Year planning spreads (4) 
  • Month planning spreads (12) 
  • Week planning spreads (4) 
  • Detailed SMART Goal Setting spreads (3) 
  • Mini SMART goal setting pages (4) 
  • Brainstorm spreads (6) 
  • Strategy map spreads (4) 
  • Sales Funnel Spreads (4) 
  • Goal setting / vision board pages (4) 
  • Full width to do/check list pages (6) 
  • Half Width to do/check list pages (2)
  • Half width todo + half width notes pages (4)
  • Blank note pages (42)
  • Lined note pages (28)
  • Blank/lined spreads (4)
  • Grid note pages (8)
  • Total pages = 192 

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The Back Story

Back in 2014 I was feeling frustrated with my diary. I actually have an online to do list but nothing quite beats getting today's most important tasks down with good, old fashioned, pen and paper. I was using an A5 page-per-day diary and it really wasn't hugely inspiring. So, as a graphic designer by trade, I decided to design my own. It would be a combination of notebook, to do list, diary and business planner. And so the Ultimate Diary Planner was born (you can find out more about that at www.ultimatediaryplanner.com).

2 years on, I still luuuurve my planner and use it every day, but I found another gap in my life that kept nudging me to be filled; notebook. You see, I tend to use my planner for day to day stuff and then use another notebook for dumping all my ideas and planning brainstorms etc. It's my go-to notebook when I need to map out a sales funnel, plan a new project or event, work out pricing strategy and lots more.

Me being me, I decided I'd like something better. So I designed one! Introducing *drumroll* the M Planning Notebook.

This is something that ticks all the boxes for what I have been lusting after when it comes to a notebook:

  • Looks and feels gorgeous (stroke-able inside and out!) 
  • Really lovely paper to write on but also not too bulky 
  • Really useful with the combination of planning pages to get things out of my head in a structured way 
  • Plenty of plain and lined spaces for more general note taking and doodling 
  • Inspirational quotes on every spread (I love a good quote!) 
  • 3 ribbons to help me find important pages or ones I'm working on 
  • Elastic closure so everything stays all neat and tidy 
  • Durable cover to stand the daily rigours of handbag travel 
  • Pretty elements on the notes pages to make me smile 

I've always been a fan of beauty combined with functionality and that's what I've tried to create here with the M Planning Notebook.

It has all the useful planning bits that I could want along with the outward packaging that makes me feel good when I use it.

Why For Women?

The simple reason is that I am a woman with my own business and I designed this for me. I love planning and I have a small *cough* obsession with stationery, and in particular, notebooks. Although this is suitable for anyone who thinks it's fab, it has been designed with women business owners in mind.

Soft 'Strokeable' Leather Cover
(Vegan Friendly!)

This luxurious cover has been chosen for it's gorgeous look and feel. It's also durable so you can carry your M with you wherever you go.

Numbered Pages

Each page of the book is numbered and there is a double page index spread at the front, where you can jot down page numbers for easy reference. Particularly handy for when you want to find something you jotted down and need to refer back to at a later date. 

Quality Paper

The inside pages are printed on a beautiful ivory uncoated paper. Thin enough so it's not too bulky but thick enough to ensure you can write with most pens without worrying about show-through. The pages are smooth and a joy to write on (Keep an eye out on the LadiesThatPlan YouTube Channel for some of my favourite pens to write with and other planning tips and tricks).

Elastic Closure

This useful elastic fastening to keep your ideas secure. Especially if you have a tendency to slip pieces of paper inside your notebooks. 

Card Pocket

It's really handy to have a place in your notebook to store scraps of paper, receipts, business cards and other stuff you collect during your day. This pocket found is in the form of an envelope (secured on 3 sides) with a concertina fold at the top and bottom of the book. 

3 Placeholder Ribbons

Sometimes you can be working on multiple things at once and so 3 ribbons means you can easily and quickly find what you're looking for. 

Inspirational Quotes

I'm slightly obsessed with positive quotes and affirmations (all the best people are!) and so I've made sure there's plenty in here to lift your spirits and get you thinking, with an inspirational/motivational quote on every spread. 

Decorative Design Elements

As I've already mentioned, I love notebooks and I wanted to give a little extra touch to the pages so I added subtle, decorative elements to the corners of the pages to make them even more gorgeous to use. 

Lay Flat Pages

Whether you're left or right handed, having one side of a book more chunky than the other makes for tricky writing at times. This book lays open flat so you can easily write on both sides and near the centre without having to tug at the pages. 

The Layouts

You can see below the format of the planning and notes pages you'll find inside the Minerva 'M' Planning Notebook.

Year At A Glance
Year At A Glance

What better way to get your marketing for the year all planned out than on one simple page. I use these spreads to work out what my focus is each month so I can then build a more detailed marketing plan around it in the month and week spreads. 

Month Spreads
Month Spreads

 Whether you're planning your social media posting schedule, upcoming events, a marketing strategy, a new launch or something else, these monthly spreads allow you the space to jot down what you want to happen when. Simply add the project title or month to the title area at the top and get writing. 

Week Spreads
Week Spreads

 These weekly spreads are brilliant for mapping out what your working week looks like, what your social media scheduling should be (categorising and scheduling in makes it soooo much easier!), what an upcoming project could involve or something completely different. 

Brainstorming Your Ideas
Brainstorming Your Ideas

 This spread is a fun one, designed to give you a space to get all that stuff out of your head and on to paper in a creative way so that you can work through it when you're ready.

Plan Your Life & Business Goals
Plan Your Life & Business Goals

 

Mini and Powerful Goal Setting
Mini and Powerful Goal Setting

 This is a mini version of the full SMART Goal Setting pages. The key ingredients to help you achieve multiple goals.

Set Those Big Important SMART Goals
Set Those Big Important SMART Goals

 

Be a Strategy Planning Pro
Be a Strategy Planning Pro

 

Simple Sales Funnels
Simple Sales Funnels

 

Wish Lists, To Do Lists, Reading Lists... Lists Galore!
Wish Lists, To Do Lists, Reading Lists... Lists Galore!

 Can you ever have too many to do lists? I don't think so. I have to do lists for to do lists! But there are some lists that I like to keep 'just so' and that's what I use these for. It gives me a space to refer back to and tick off. For example; books I want to read this year, places I'd like to visit films I'd like to watch and other stuff like that.

Lots of Lovely Lined Note Pages
Lots of Lovely Lined Note Pages

 Perfect for getting those thoughts down on paper. 

Groovy Grid Spreads
Groovy Grid Spreads

 For graphs, doodling and whatever takes your fancy.

Plenty of Pretty Plain Pages
Plenty of Pretty Plain Pages

Ideal for those doodles and if you are a 'colour outside of the lines' kinda person.

Well, what are you waiting for?

Pledge to order your M Planning Notebook now and then head over to www.ladiesthatplan.com to join in the fun with us LadiesThatPlan :)

Spread the word and get a FREE PDF of the year, month and week Layouts!

I want to spread the word so that the M Planning Notebook can help as many people as possible. As a thank you for helping me do just that I'd like to gift you a free PDF copy of some of my favourite pages from the M Planning Notebook. Simply follow these two simple steps:

1. Share the link to this Kickstarter
(get inspiration and tips at www.ladiesthatplan.com/minerva )

2. Send an email with a screen shot of your share to share@ladiesthatplan.com

You will be emailed your free PDF within a couple of weeks of the Kickstarter Campaign end date, if not before.

If you also want to purchase the printed notebook (who wouldn't!?) select the reward level on the right that is the best fit for you.

------TIMELINE------

  • August & September – Kickstarter Campaign
  • September – Manufacturing begins
  • October & November – Delivery (hurray!)

Get In Touch

Ladies That Plan Website: www.ladiesthatplan.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ladiesthatplan
Twitter: www.twitter.com/ladiesthatplan
Instagram: @ladiesthatplan

Ultimate Diary PlannerWebsite: www.ultimatediaryplanner.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ultimatediaryplanner
Twitter: www.twitter.com/diaryplanner
Instagram: @ultimatediaryplanner

Sophie JewryWebsite: www.sophiejewry.com 
Twitter: www.twitter.com/sophiejewry 
Instagram: @sophiejewry

And of course use the #ladiesthatplan hashtag 

Risks and challenges

With 13 years experience with my own design and print business I don't foresee any major risks or challenges and any that crop up I will find a way to overcome them. It's all part of the adventure. Don't you worry "you will go to the ball" or rather, you will get your gorgeous notebook as soon as we possibly can get it to you :)

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    This will get you a PDF version of the M Planning Notebook that you can print off to your hearts content. Pop them in your filofax, ARC, folder or any other holder you want.

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    M Planning Notebook

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    M Notebook + 1 day LadiesThatPlan Event

    Be the first to get your hands on this gorgeous, A5, PU leather bound planning notebook. The combination of planning pages and note spreads will mean you have everything in one perfectly-formed package. PLUS a 1 day ticket for a LadiesThatPlan 1-day event in London on Friday 19th May 2017, where you'll get to meet other lovely #LadiesThatPlan, learn some awesome stuff, hear some fab speakers and network over some scrummy food (no doubt there will be cake!). Notebooks will be posted out with the others approx Sept.

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    M Planning Notebook x 5 copies

    Be the first to get your hands on 5 copies of this gorgeous, A5, PU leather bound planning notebook - and save some pennies too! The combination of planning pages and note spreads will mean you have everything in one perfectly-formed package. Plus it fits brilliantly inside your handbag for easy transportation. With 5 copies you can treat your friends or your team and make sure everyone is on the same page when it comes to business and life planning.

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    M Notebook + London Event GOLD Ticket

    Be the first to get your hands on this gorgeous, A5, PU leather bound planning notebook. The combination of planning pages and note spreads will mean you have everything in one perfectly-formed package. PLUS a 1 day VIP ticket for a LadiesThatPlan 1-day event in London on Friday 19th May 2017, where you'll get to meet other lovely #LadiesThatPlan, learn some awesome stuff, hear some fab speakers and network over some scrummy food (no doubt there will be cake!). As a VIP you'll also get up close and personal access to the trainers on the day, along with some other goodies only available to the VIPs. Notebooks will be posted out with the others approx Sept.

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    M Planning Notebook x 10 copies

    Be the first to get your hands on 10 copies of this gorgeous, A5, PU leather bound planning notebook - and save some pennies too (this offer is buy 9 and get 1 free!). Ideal if you have a team or lots of lovely business friends or clients to gift them to. The combination of planning pages and note spreads will mean you have everything in one perfectly-formed package. Plus it fits brilliantly inside your handbag for easy transportation. With 5 copies you can treat your friends or your team and make sure everyone is on the same page when it comes to business and life planning.

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    M Notebook + London Event VIP Ticket

    Be the first to get your hands on this gorgeous, A5, PU leather bound planning notebook. The combination of planning pages and note spreads will mean you have everything in one perfectly-formed package. PLUS a 1 day VIP ticket for a LadiesThatPlan 1-day event in London on Friday 19th May 2017, where you'll get to meet other lovely #LadiesThatPlan, learn some awesome stuff, hear some fab speakers and network over some scrummy food (no doubt there will be cake!). As a VIP you'll also get up close and personal access to the trainers on the day, along with some other goodies only available to the VIPs. Notebooks will be posted out with the others approx Sept.

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    M Planning Notebook x 25 copies

    Be the first to get your hands on 10 copies of this gorgeous, A5, PU leather bound planning notebook - and save some pennies too (this offer is buy 23 and get 2 free!). Ideal if you have a team or lots of lovely business friends or clients to gift them to. The combination of planning pages and note spreads will mean you have everything in one perfectly-formed package. Plus it fits brilliantly inside your handbag for easy transportation. With 5 copies you can treat your friends or your team and make sure everyone is on the same page when it comes to business and life planning.

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    M Notebook + 1 Day Workshop

    Be the first to get your hands on this gorgeous, A5, PU leather bound planning notebook. The combination of planning pages and note spreads will mean you have everything in one perfectly-formed package. PLUS a spend 1 day with Sophie Jewry (AKA The Queen of Brand) and 3 other LadiesThatPlan in a gorgeous setting in beautiful Norfolk where we will be working on your business planning. Think branding, marketing, systemisation, automation, social media - whatever you need for your business. You'll enjoy a fabulous lunch and the day wouldn't be complete without a spot of cake and a glass of something sparkly! The date will be arranged to suit all the attendees (includes working materials and refreshments throughout the day - travel arrangements and accommodation not included).

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    Corporate Package x 50 Notebooks

    Why not treat your workforce to more clarity when it comes to helping you grow your business. Armed with a gorgeous M Planning Notebook they can get all their work mapped out. Studies show time and again that having a plan and visualising your goals helps boost productivity. Plus you'll make your staff very happy when they receive this as a present.

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    M Planning Notebook – Early Bird

    Be the first to get your hands on this gorgeous, A5, PU leather bound planning notebook at a fab early bird offer. The combination of planning pages and note spreads will mean you have everything in one perfectly-formed package. Plus it fits brilliantly inside your handbag for easy transportation.

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