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Steven LawsonBy Steven Lawson
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Steven LawsonBy Steven Lawson
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Monk Manual™ 90-Day Planner: A Daily System For Peaceful Being and Purposeful Doing

What if you could have the peace of mind that comes from knowing that at every moment you're doing exactly what your supposed to? 

To look back each day and say, "that was a full day and I spent it well."

Monks have a clear system of life that enables clarity of action, as well as habits necessary to support full living. The Monk Manual is a daily 90-day planner designed to bring the timeless wisdom of monastic living into your everyday life.

Progress isn’t always gained through new methods and ideas. Sometimes it’s in rediscovering the time-tested and proven methods of the past. Today, science proves that habits practiced by monks lead to human flourishing and wellbeing.

           Monks are the most productive people in the world. They know that productivity isn’t about doing more things, it’s doing the most important things well. As foreign as the way of a monk may seem, it turns out to be a highly practical path to a fulfilled life.

The Monk Manual provides a practice of daily habits designed to help modern men and women mirror core qualities of the monk in their everyday lives. These include gratitude, awareness, intentional action, presence, personal growth, giving, listening and loving. While there is no such thing as a perfect system, these simple habits can have a massive impact on your life and your daily experience. 

The Monk Manual 90-Day Planner was created for: 

  •  Entrepreneurs who are heavy on action but lite on time, so they can better live out their personal mission and enjoy the freedom of running their own business.
  •  Working Professionals who value personal growth and see their work as a means towards becoming their best self, not just a paycheck. 
  •  Parents looking for balance and a system to help structure the frenzy of parenthood and their career.
  •  Students interested in discovering their purpose and bringing intentionality to their academic and personal lives.
  •  Spiritual Seekers looking to live a more integrated spirituality and gain a deeper sense of peace and purpose in their daily life.

Good things are meant to be shared! We are on an ambitious mission to help busy people live a life full of peaceful being and purposeful doing. Join us in spreading the word and get up to 15% off future Monk Manual 90-Day Planners!

The backbone of the Monk Manual is the PAR Method™, short for Prepare, Act, Reflect, meant to parallel the approach of a monk to daily life. This method has three steps

1. Prepare 

Make intentionality foundational. Prepare your mind, heart and schedule each day so that you can focus on the truly most important things and prioritize your life.

2. Act 

Act with peace in the present moment.  Accomplish your goals and build great habits, with a greater sense of freedom and purpose than ever before.

3. Reflect

Gain insights and walk with God on the path of life. Often our greatest learnings are gained in retrospect. Reflect on the activities and relationships of your life to gain a deeper sense of personal clarity and knowledge. 

The Monk Manual 90-day planner is split into three main sections (day, week and month) each with their own unique full page spread.

Our days are the primary unit by which we build our lives. There is a natural rhythm to our days that presents itself as the perfect window for focus and personal growth. That’s good because you will be spending most of your time in the Monk Manual on the daily pages. 

At the start of each day we ask, what is my greatest contribution today? How can I serve? At the end of each day, we look back and see what went well and where we want to improve. Through this process we learn to fully engage in each day, making the most of every moment all while achieving our goals. 

Often productivity problems aren’t due to a lack of skills, but rather a lack of personal awareness. Some of our greatest insights can only be seen when we step back and assess our progress honestly and without judgment. Our weeks are powerful opportunities for us to see the trends of our lives and find a broader perspective on what’s going well and what’s not. 

Based on these insights we are able to adjust our plans, schedules and routines to better accommodate our goals in the weeks ahead. Through this process we also get in touch with ourselves, and God, on a deeper level.

Most people live life with a to-do list twice as long as they can reasonably do. Most people die with a to-do list just as long. There will never be enough time to do everything you want to do. 

Our months are a natural checkpoint for us to ask ourselves what really is most important right now? We recalibrate, prioritize and chart a course for another month, taking one step further towards a fuller life. 

(Please Note: All PDF Downloads will be sent at the conclusion of the campaign. Kickstarter limits the contact information for all pledgers until the end of the campaign, we appreciate your patience!) 

For over 2000 years men and women have set out for the hills, fields and mountains to become Monks

—searching for happiness, freedom, peace, joy, balance, fulfillment, confidence, stability, passion and God.—

Who says the rest of us can’t experience the same things?

The Monk Manual system is based off best practices in productivity, psychology and spiritual growth. Based upon our research we have created a whole person system to help you live with greater presence and purpose. Here is a small sampling of some of the science behind the planner.

The Monk Manual is a quarterly planner (8.5in x 5.5in) inspired by monks and designed to help you live a fuller life. By combining best practices in psychology, productivity and spiritual growth the Monk Manual provides a daily system upon which you can build an intentional daily life.

Risks and challenges

Any large project involving high quality production comes with its share of risks and challenges. When we embarked on the Monk Manual project we reached out to ten different manufacturers and ordered samples to make sure we would be able to deliver the highest quality end product. From there we developed a relationship with a world class journal manufacturer and went through another round of iteration and testing. We couldn’t be happier in the end product and feel very confident in quality of the production for the Kickstarter.

The primary challenge we foresee is timing following the demand that arises from the kickstarter campaign. We will do everything in our power to get every Monk Manual to its final destination by the end of the year and can guarantee the first 3,000 to arrive by Christmas for all U.S. residents.

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