A place to hold your thoughts, dreams, and accomplishments that will help you realize just how much you can do in one remarkable year.
NOTE: This is the digital version. The physical version will not be available until the 2017 calendar year.
Make 2016 Your Remarkable Year
Instead of letting your calendar control you, you control your calendar.
By simply writing things down. Seriously. Set goals in a variety of categories, and at the end of the week, write down the things you did — not the things you wanted to do! — every week.
See Your Progress Throughout the Year
Did you go out to an amazing restaurant or make something awesome at home? That’s what the Best Meals section is for. Are you tracking your steps? Note how many times you hit 10,000 this week. Did you have a great conversation with a loved one? Write about what you discussed.
Those things are so easy to forget with the passage of time but so important to remember.
Capture the wins, big and small.
The Remarkable Year helps you prove to yourself that you are moving forward. You’re doing remarkable things, but when you don’t write them down, they get lost in the daily routine of working, grocery shopping, and doing household chores.
By the end of the year, you’ll have written a book full of the things you’d usually forget. It becomes a keepsake for the future, or for your kids when they’re your age. The Remarkable Year makes for a fantastic memento, and an excellent answer to the question, “how did you spend your year?”
Each week, instead of writing your to-do list, you write your “to-done” list, explaining your progress or achievements in the following categories:
- Fitness: Are you training for a race? How’s it going? Did you play tennis outside? Ride your bike? Do yoga?
- Finance: Did you make an extra debt payment or hit a savings target? Did you avoid buying something you wanted but didn’t need?
- Projects: How are your crafts going? What about your blog? Are you developing an app? Knitting a scarf? What did you finish this week? What are you working on?
- Best Meals: Use this section to make note of the things you loved to eat this week. Restaurant meals, meals cooked at home, meals prepared for you at a friend’s house. Refer to this section when you get stuck in a cooking rut later in the year.
- Work: We spend so much of our lives at work. What did you get done this week? Did you nail a presentation? Get a compliment from a colleague? Get asked to speak at a conference?
- Family: Family is so important, and so easily neglected. Make a point to be more present to the people you love most of all. Take good notes in this section, as it will prove to be the most valuable as time goes on.
- Fun: If you can’t have a good time, what’s the point of it all? Make sure you’re able to mark at least one thing down each week in the fun category.
- Social: Did you make it to happy hour? That’s both fun AND social. Twofer! Which friends did you see?
Every week contains a small list of reminders as well as a question: “What’s on Your Mind?”
Plus an inspiring quote, to keep you motivated each week.
- Your year in review: The good, the bad, the medium.
- Memorable moments of the last 12 months
- Guided questions to help you remember what made last year special
- Annual goal setting guide to help you brainstorm, define, and create actions for the next 12 months
- Guidance to refine your big goals and split them into quarters
- The year, at a glance
- Monthly reflection pages, with space to doodle or plan, or respond to the prompt
- Quarterly goal check-ins, with guidance to refine your goals if your path has changed.
- Weekly layouts (Sunday-Saturday) for every week
You’ll be encouraged to check on your goals quarterly, and refine them if your path has changed. We know that life’s path isn’t a straight line, from start to finish, and The Remarkable Year gives you the flexibility to adjust your path if necessary.
The Remarkable Year ends with another reflection section. How was your year?
The best part?
You end the year with an incredible account of all the things you did over the last 12 months. You’ll be able to remember the positives (instead of letting your brain only recall the negatives). You’ll discover for yourself the absolute value in writing things down, and how the simple act of putting pen to paper turns your dreams into reality.
- Considering getting a copy of
The Remarkable Year
- for yourself, a friend, a colleague, or a family member? The following people will benefit from a copy:
- Those who feel like they’re running on a treadmill and not actually getting anywhere.These people are running 100 miles an hour in 27 different directions, and they don’t feel like they have anything to show for their efforts. The Remarkable Year will show them that they did a lot more than they thought, and will encourage them to keep up the good work.
- Those who don’t plan their days hour-by-hour. Or if they do, they’re planning using a calendar app that helps ensure they make it to meetings on time.
- Those who aren’t always looking for a new app. In today’s ever-connected world, some people seek to step back from technology. And what better way than to write down the major and mini-milestones in a beautiful book you write yourself.
- Those who want to journal, but are intimidated by a completely blank page. It’s often easier to respond to prompts instead of starting from a blank page. Writing prompts make it simple to jot down the important pieces of your week.
The Remarkable Year is a carefully made book written by you, measuring 8.5″x11″ that will live on your desk for a year, then will find a place of honor on your bookshelf. The cover is vegan leather, and the color of the cover is a deep charcoal gray. It’s a place to hold your thoughts, your dreams, and your accomplishments. It’s a planner, a motivational coach, and a yearbook, all in one.