Plan Your Year

For Better or For Worse,
Don’t Repeat 2018

What is a Successful Year, Really?

Bob Dylan said that a person is a success if they get up in the morning and get to bed at night, and in-between do what they want to do.

Your success is not defined by your status, income, or so many other things we all so often think of when we hear that word.

Rather, success is having the opportunity to give your time and energy to the things of life which matter.

My hope for your upcoming year is that it would be a successful one.

May you get out of bed on January 1 and get to bed on December 31, and in-between do what you want to do.

What’s at Stake for 2019?

Without clarity on your goals for this upcoming year, you are on track to repeat last year.

Even if you had an awesome 2018, the best thing you can do is to continue to build upon it. If you’re coasting then you are either going downhill or you are using up the last of your previous momentum.

However, clarity on your goals can be tricky...

The Problem With Resolutions

That clever list of New Year’s Resolutions is worth about as much as the paper it’s written on. Resolutions, in and of themselves, won’t get you very far.

The problem with resolutions is that they often serve as a False First Step. By writing down your list of resolutions, it can feel as if you’ve completed them as well. Because the “hunger” for change so often gets appeased merely through creating the list of resolutions, many people stop there.

It is better to have one goal that you take action on than it is to have a dozen resolutions that you ignore after a few days.

And so, yes, it’s important to have your list of goals and resolutions for the year. But, dear reader, that is only the beginning.

Shawn Blanc

How I’ve Planned My Year, Every Year

Hello. My name is Shawn and I am honored at the opportunity to help you plan your year.

Every January my wife and I take an evening or two and we map out our upcoming year.

We usually pour some wine and begin by listing out our upcoming year’s important events, milestones, and any goals we have or other things we want to do.

We will then go through that list and decide when we think those things should happen and what we’re going to do to help make them a reality.

We’ve been doing this for about 7 years now, and it always proves to be a highlight. It has a positive impact and helps us ensure that we will have a successful year for ourselves and also for our family.

Plus! It's a lot of fun. The process facilitates great conversation and helps us get on the same page about our upcoming year.

The Blanc Family

Shawn & Anna. Kansas City, November 2018

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I have finally put together the Plan Your Year workbook. It is a simple way to walk through the exact same year-planning process that my wife, Anna, and I go through every January.

I’d love for you to be able to go through this very same process if you like.

(And you don’t have to be married or have a family — this is something that works for anyone and everyone.)

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As we went through the workbook together, I loved hearing from my husband’s point of view. This was a chance for us to get clarity about the upcoming year.

Also, thanks to the workbook, I felt free to let go of certain ideas and expectations. I will definitely be doing this again next year.

Hollie G.

Plan Your Year helped me tremendously in getting me to clarify what I wanted out of the upcoming year. In the past I’ve always tried to do everything and that usually leads to me doing nothing, so I’m glad to have gone through the steps of getting clarity.

Sam D.

Plan Your Year

Your Secret Weapon for 2019

Plan Your Year is a simple workbook that will help you, ahem, get prepared for 2019.

  1. Get a clear list of your goals and desired outcomes for the upcoming year.
  2. Set a theme for your year.
  3. Get prepared for what is coming and what can be known — events, financial commitments, etc.
  4. Look at the goals and desired outcomes you have, and the known events, for every area of your life.
  5. Take steps toward establishing new and healthy routines.
  6. Find out if there are things you need to cut out from your day-to-day life to make room for things that are more important.
  7. Find out where you can reclaim margin and breathing room in your life.

This year, you deserve to be free to focus on the areas of life that matter most to you.

This workbook will help you identify those areas of life that matter, focus on them, and prepare for success.

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What an Unfocused Year Looks Like

How to spot someone who is focused versus someone who is not.

Something I teach about in my flagship product, The Focus Course, is that when you’re over toward the left on the “un-focused” side of things, you don't feel in control. It's stressful. You don't feel like there is any breathing room. And you're so frequently responding to the urgent issues of others that you lack any clear plan forward.

However, when you are on the “focused” side, you are very much in control. You have clear goals and you have the time and energy you need to meet those goals. You are far less stressed and anxious than your reactive counterpart. You're thriving.

Consider how liberating it will this year to have clarity about your goals along with the breathing room you need to focus on them.

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60-Day Money Back Guarantee

60-Day, Money-Back Guarantee

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That gives you plenty of time to go through the entire workbook. If you find that it just didn't work for you, then I am happy to refund your entire purchase with no questions asked.

It’s zero risk on your part.

How it Works

It's quite easy...

1. Purchase the workbook (a digital PDF).

2. Print it out or open it up on your computer / iPad.

3. Pour a beverage of your choice.

4. Spend an evening going through the worksheets while watching the videos.

5. Enjoy the benefits of clarity in your upcoming year.

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Plan Your Year



  • The Workbook (36-Page PDF)
  • Module 1 Video: Reflect
  • Module 2 Video: Identify
  • Module 3 Video: Focus
  • Module 3 Video: Plan

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60-Day, Money-Back Guarantee

Access to Plan Your Year expires in one calendar year, on 31 December 2019.

I LOVED the conversation the workbook facilitated! The question prompts were very helpful as my husband and I brainstormed our projects and goals.

We really loved this workbook. I'm thinking about filling out another set of worksheets to specifically focus on work so I can break down all of my business goals and projects next year.

Nicole R.

With the new year approaching, I wanted to think about my priorities for the year. I like the way everything is divided into simple steps, and the outcome of several steps is brought together in later sections. This is a very effective way of working.

Clair A.

Questions & Answers

60-Day, Money-Back Guarantee

Yes, there is a guarantee. I am quite confident that the contents and value of the course are well worth the investment. If, however, you’re not delighted with your purchase, just email us before January 31 and we’ll be happy to give you a full refund. No questions asked.

Who is this workbook for?

Plan Your Year is for anyone who wants to spend 2019 doing what they want. It's a chance to get a birds eye view of your upcoming year, list out your goals, and make sure it all aligns with your own values. Also, it's a chance to find out what you have capacity for in 2019 -- don't bite off more than you can chew. Instead, focus on the most essential things and set yourself up to succeed in those areas.

How does Plan Your Year work?

Between now and January 14 you can purchase your access to Plan Your Year. Once you've signed up, you will have instant access to the PDF Workbook and the four bonus instructional videos (If you pre-ordered the workbook, you will get access on December 21.) You can then download the workbook and either print it out or just go through it on your computer or iPad any time between now and December 31, 2019.

It takes between 2 and 5 hours to complete the workbook. Some people do it in one sitting, while others choose to split it up.

Can my spouse and I do Plan Your Year together?

Absolutely. I encourage you to go through it together. Just print off as many copies of the PDF as you need for your family.

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