Thursday, December 10, 2015

Week Dominator planner review

So I'm almost a year overdue for this review. Sorry guys! Better late than never, right?

You may remember my post on the Week Dominator planners back when they were doing their Kickstarter campaign (and if you don't, you can click here to see it).

The bad news is: the Week Dominator is currently sold out. (So now you are asking, why are you bothering to show us this review??) Because the good news is, the new updated version of the Week Dominator is available for pre-order and will be available soon! The insides are all the same so I will show you the layout.

Disclosure: I bought and paid for these planners myself for my own use. I happily helped fund their Kickstarter campaign.

The Week Dominator planner is the result of lots of research on planning and time management methods. The creators (the brilliance behind Neu Year) designed the planner to work with lots of different methods like time blocking, Pomodoro, goal setting, evalutions/ reviews, etc. The result will help you be more productive and allow you to dominate your time, not the other way around!

The Week Dominator planner is undated so you can start any time, leave it home when you're on vacation with no wasted pages, start it at the beginning of a big project, etc.

These are the covers I chose from the Kickstarter version of the planners. The new version will have different covers which they describe as rose-petal soft. Sounds nice!


The previous version of the Week Dominator planner had pockets, an elastic strap closure and a pen loop, which the new version will not have because it will be designed to fit into a classy looking folio that will have these features. The folio is currently still in development. I've seen sneak-peek photos of them and they look really nice!


Here is the letter from the creator giving you some insight into how the planner was developed:


Here are photos of the pages. Sorry for the poor photo quality. It's hard to get decent light this time of year at 57 degrees north! You can see their website for better images. This will give you an idea of the layout of the book. You can click on photos for a larger view.

There are these excellent year overview planners that show the months with the weeks not broken up, so you can have an overview of your entire year:


Next are the 80/20 pages: "80% of the results come from 20% of the work. Focus on the most productive 20%. Take 30 minutes at the end of each month to think about what's working (the 20%) and stop doing what's not working."


Next are goal setting pages to help you break down your annual goals into quarterly and monthly subgoals.



There are some very helpful tips and suggestions on ways to use the planner. The whole design is very flexible so you can use it any way that works for you.


The weekly pages are dotted so there's nothing to box you in. You can do time blocking on the timed daily columns. You can use extra space for notes and lists.


Between every weekly spread there is another two-page spread. The left page is for Idea Generation, more space for lists, sketches/ charts, notes, anything you need. The right page has a place to track your weekly goals, capture ideas and relationships, and evaluate your wins and lessons learned. All of these are proven methods for increasing productivity and effectiveness, so it's great to have them right there in your planner embedded in the weeks so you can't forget to do them weekly.



The original Week Dominator planners have letter size pages (8 1/2 by 11 inches) and have six months per book to keep them light enough to carry around. The new version has a soft lightweight cover which will make the books even more portable.

You can click here to pre-order the Week Dominator directly from Neu Year. I highly recommend these planners to anyone who wants a tool that will help them be more effective and productive, and that is easy and pleasant to use!

Note: I am not affiliated with Neu Year/ Week Dominator in any way. I do not sell these products and I do not receive any commission from their sales. If you have any questions about ordering, customer service, products, or anything else, you will need to contact them directly at www.Neuyear.net.

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    1. Yes inside they are completely identical. The Kickstarter versions offered different colors for the covers, so I chose two different colors but the insides of the books are the same.

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