The Better Dayplanner was created by Chris Lake, a marketing consultant and Certified Instructor of The Napoleon Hill Foundation.
I am a big fan of Chris time planner and interviewed him for Journey To Success Radio. It will air on BlogTalkRadio on Friday, December 11th at 4:00 pm EST.
Christopher Lake is a copywriter and marketing consultant in Phoenix, Arizona. With 25 years of experience in writing, publishing, and marketing, he has worked with companies of all sizes, from one-man startups to multinational corporations including Microsoft and The Coca-Cola Company.
Since the late 90s, Chris has focused on trends and technologies in both online and offline direct response. Recently he has worked on projects for Nightingale-Conant and Glazer-Kennedy. For the past ten years, Chris has been marketing consultant and webmaster for the Napoleon Hill Foundation. He is also a Certified Instructor of Napoleon Hill’s success philosophy.
Chris has also developed a unique daily calendar called The Better Dayplanner, which is tailored for entrepreneurs and success-oriented individuals who need to plan for more than an 8-to-5 job. The Better Dayplanner spans a long day from 5:00 am to 9:00 pm and includes features to aid in short- and long-range planning as well as prompts for reflecting on the events of the past month. The Better Dayplanner is more than just a calendar -- it’s a tool for becoming more productive and successful.
The New Year. Time to get organized, right?
I’ve been there too: make the annual resolution to get more organized, buy a day planner, use it for a few weeks.
By Valentine’s Day I’d usually forgotten it and lost the thing under piles of paper on my desk.
Another 40 bucks down the drain – and the feeling of guilt every time I found that expensive paperweight.
Often I’d try again in summertime, and maybe even buckle down and use the dayplanner for few more weeks, but for some reason I couldn’t — or wouldn’t — stick with it.
Then a few years ago it dawned on me: I was trying to use something that didn’t fit the way I work. Like tight, uncomfortable shoes that come with a rented tuxedo (you know, for the June wedding I neglected to write in my planner back in March).
Two words: dead battery.
I know, I know, you can put in recurring appointments and awesome Star Wars light-saber battle alarm tones and sync up your schedule with your computers at work and at home and never be out of touch with your calendar again. (And yes, I use Google Calendar for events both my wife and I need to keep track of, like kids’ school functions and vacations.)
But I bet I can flip my planner open and write down an appointment faster than you can click and drag and type and save. And I probably won’t accidentally delete what I wrote in pen.
Maybe I’m just old-school, but I like having things in writing.
Plus I can scribble a quick arrow or star to make a change. Or add a quick note on the page without fumbling around with my phone or iPad or SuperDuperTablet3000.
Trust me, real men (and women) still use paper.