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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Success Choice 2017 planners

Are you looking for a planner to help every aspect of your life including work, family, home care and maintenance, personal goals and growth? What planner could possibly encompass all of that?

This one: The Success Choice Planner.

Pamela Henrie, the creator of The Success Choice planner, has done (and continues to do) a ton of research on productivity, goal setting and tracking, and time and task management. She incorporates all of this into her planners.

The Success Choice Planner is comprised of quarterly books (or looseleaf pages) that are packed full of features designed to help you identify your goals, reach your potential, and keep everything running at once. The pages are 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches (half letter size) so the books are lightweight and portable. They are designed to go everywhere with you so you can capture plans and ideas on the go.

New for 2017: After considering all the feedback from customers, the paper has changed and is now white! The white paper and new clearer font make the pages easier to read.

Every quarter there is a new color scheme, and monthly pages have heavier paper and colored edges to make them easy to find embedded in the weekly pages. Every month there is a theme to focus on. For example January's theme is Discover Your Talents.

I'm not going to show you all the features of these planners, partly because there is just so much but also because I don't want to give everything away. Part of the fun of these planners is discovering all the jewels throughout.

Every month there are pages to plan your goals for every aspect of your life, which helps with work-life balance and personal focus. There are tips relating to that month's focus, and monthly traditions to help build relationships and happy memories. Every week there are pages for tasks, household chores, meal planning and grocery lists.

The weekly pages have lots of room for your schedule and tasks each day, and trackers for your water, exercise, and nutrition plus customizable daily trackers. The week has Monday-Thursday on a two page spread:

And Friday-Sunday on the following page, along with a page to review your week with lessons learned, successes, and space for reflection. 

Throughout the books there are plenty of pages to help you think ahead about your goals, track your goals along the way, and evaluate your progress. There are pages for journaling and notes throughout the books.

Every month there are pages to review your month, list successes and lessons learned.

Again I don't want to show you everything, but at the beginning of the year there are pages to help you set goals for every aspect of your life: health, spirituality, relationships and family, finances, etc. There are spaces to brainstorm what you would like to happen in the upcoming year. Then there are pages to help you break these goals down by month.

At midyear there are pages for your goals checkup and review:

And again at the end of the year there are pages for your year-end review.

The inside covers of these books are filled with tips on creating your success plan, tracking your success, establishing monthly, weekly and daily routines, etc.

In the back of each quarterly book are forward planners for the next two years, more notes pages, and a pocket for cards and papers.

The Planner Companion booklet is sold separately and is designed to fit into the back of the leather cover along with your spiral planner.

This booklet is full of reference pages and is the perfect place to keep long term lists and info to use year after year. Again I don't want to show you everything, but this will give you an idea of the enormous amount of information this slim lightweight booklet holds.

The first page is quick reference, handy during those panic/ crisis moments:

There are pages for important information like rewards programs, WiFi location logins, important people:

There are pages you can customize for your own needs:

Vehicle repair logs:

Detailed contacts pages, gift ideas, books to read, movies to see, restaurants and phone numbers, vacation ideas, birthdays and anniversaries, etc. There is a lot of information crammed into this very slim and portable book, so you have access to this info all the time.

The companion booklet is specifically designed not to ask you to write down information that could lead to identity theft like passwords or account numbers.

The Success Choice Planners and the Companion Booklet will help you get and stay organized in all aspects of your life, all year long.

Use code plannerisms15 to get 15% off your entire order at www.TheSuccessChoice.com!

Many thanks to Success Choice for sending me these planners as samples to review!

My own photos, with permission from Success Choice.


  1. Gaaaah I love the idea of the Success Choice planners SO MUCH, and the changes this year are wonderful ideas! But there's no full year looseleaf option available at the moment, which is a shame as I would be seriously tempted to make use of that 15% off otherwise. But then there's shipping to consider as well...

    1. Gail the entire year is available in looseleaf, here is the link: http://www.thesuccesschoice.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=66&products_id=219 The price includes shipping in the US, you can contact her to ask about international shipping rates but I think the flat rate is now $20 or $25. Then you'd have to pay VAT and import fees to the UK as well.

  2. Out of curiosity, can I ask, do you use the goal pages in the Success Choice Planner? Or do you prefer the Plannerisms ones? I love both, despite the fact that one's a lot more structured than the other. Sometimes I think I actually just don't know what I want ;-)

  3. I have happily used this planner ever since I saw your review here on Plannerisms years ago. I've tried others, but always come back to the Success Choice planner! As a bonus, I can fit one quarter + notebook or two quarters in my Oberon Design cover. Pretty Planner Peace!


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