This is one of my favorite Planner Industry Business Models – the Planner with a System.

Michael Hyatt has written a bestselling book and has a spectacular upsell to go with it: His Focus Planner.

Is there anything special about the Focus Planner?

Not particularly.

I’m not saying it’s bad. But just letting you know that you could do it, too!

He created a task prioritization system that largely reminds me of the Stephen Covey 7 Habits of Highly Successful People model and adapted it to his own 90-Day System.

Watch how in this Unboxing

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Today we’re going to be doing an unboxing of Michael Hyatt’s Full Focus Planner. And this is a planner that goes along with his latest book called Best Year Ever. So, let’s go ahead, and check out both, and see if they’re worth it.

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Today, we’re going to be looking at Michael Hyatt’s Best Year Ever. So, this is a five-step plan that goes with his Full Focus Planner. And if you’ve watched my video on planner, I guess, business models, this is what I call a planner system. So, the two of these go together, and that’s what he’s selling. He’s not really trying to sell you the planner per se. He’s trying to sell you a solution.

And so, if we look inside the Best Year Ever, and just in case you’re wondering on pricing, this was $13.65 for this hardback. So, inside of here, I will tell you exactly what these five steps are. And you can see this on Amazon, so don’t think I’m giving any secrets away, but the first is, “Believe the possibilities.” The second is “Complete the past”. So, I like this because it looks back in a positive way at past mistakes and past regrets. Step three is “Design your future,” so, looking ahead. Step four is “Find your way.” And step five is “Make it happen.” And really, step five, the action plan, that’s where the Full Focus Planner comes into play. So, it’s not a journal per se, as much as it is sort of just a planner with some empty lines for you to write stuff in each day.

So, let’s go ahead and take a look. Now, this planner was $48.99. So, you have to really, really like this system in order to get this planner because there is nothing special about the planner pages, or they’re not especially pretty like the Erin Condren, or something like that. So, this is really just because honestly, you really just like that system. Okay, so this opens up just like a box of chocolates, and inside, it’s just plain. There’s nothing else in there. You get this little card, the Full Focus Planner Success Path. And it just kind of walks you through those steps, I guess, if you did not have the book, in theory. And then, that’s it. So, sometimes, these come with a reference to a website. This does not come with anything like that. So, in here, you have just a plain box and then you have the journal. So, this journal is very thick, like cardboard. This is pasted on. It kinda reminds me of those hymn books that you see when you go to church.

So, inside here, we have our, let’s see. We have our title page where we can put our name, email, and everything else. We have a table of contents. And then we have our annual goals. We have some of our achievement goals, key motivations, next steps, and your reward. So, pretty standard in terms of goal setting. And over here, we have what’s called the “Habit Goal” and a “Streak Tracker” to check off your progress, key motivations, next steps, and again, rewards. So, we have all these pages are exactly the same.

And then we get into what’s called “Rolling Quarters”. And so these have 31 dates in them. So, these are undated, so that you can buy this at any point in the year, and just sort of put down anything that you want. Here, we have your ideal week. So obviously, your schedule’s going to change week to week, and this is simply you putting down your perfect week, if you had one. And then we have morning rituals, workday shutdown, workday startup ritual, and then our evening ritual. So, it’s a lot of stuff to do. And at least, they have a column over here, so you can allot time to it, so you can be kind of realistic. We have a Michael Hyatt quote over here, and our weekly big three goals right here. And here, we have our daily big three. You get to write the date in, check down whether or not you have finished those morning rituals that you input earlier in the week. And then you put your tasks in for the day, and you can kind of put your schedule, and then again, whether or not you’ve finished things at the end of the day.

So, this is kind of interesting. This system right here is very similar to the Franklin Covey system, if you’ve ever taken one of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People courses. This is exactly the same. And so you can mark for each of these at the end of the day for your tasks, if you’ve got your waiting for somebody else, you can delegate it. You can defer it, or you can delete it obviously because it’s not a computer, so you can delete it, I guess, unless you wrote this all in pencil.

Now, every day is exactly the same. It has a quote at the top. And then so, when you get to the end of the seven days, you get what’s called the “Weekend Optimizer” and you can put it in your rest, your reflection, relationships, refreshment, recreation, and rejuvenation. And that’s kind of it. So, this repeats over and over throughout the whole book. So, that’s why I was trying to say, if you don’t really love this system, there’s nothing special about this planner per se, aside from the fact that it goes along with Michael’s system, which, again is, these tasks here at the bottom are exactly the same as a Franklin Covey planner and The 7 Habits system.

So, you do get two bookmarks. You get a blue one and then you get an orange one. And here in the back, it has a pocket folder. It looks very, I don’t wanna say flimsy, but it doesn’t look like you can put anything heavy in it. It’s just regular paper and it’s a little bit thicker, but it doesn’t feel card-stack thick. It’s just kind of a tiny bit thicker than regular paper, and it’s been glued on. So, it feels like it could easily just come off at any minute.

So, that is the Michael Hyatt Full Focus Planner for $48.99. So, let me know if you have a Michael Hyatt Focus Planner, and you really like it, and you’re finding that you’re getting a lot of great use out of it, and also, if you loved his Best Year Ever system. So, I liked reading this. I thought it was a good system. I don’t know if it is any better, again, than some of the other systems. I’m a huge fan of Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits system, and this reminds me a lot of that.

All right, I hope everyone is having a great week, and I will see you guys next week, bye.


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