I'm a big planner addict. My love for Happy Planners knows no bounds. I have one of those wheeled three tray carts filled with my stickers, notebooks, planners, punches, etc.
I spent a year and a half trying various planners intended for writers until I discovered Sarra Cannon, an author, and Heart Breathings. Her HB90 Quarterly Planning Method appeared to be exactly what I was looking for. Yay! This was back in 2018, but it wasn't as smoothed as I hoped in the beginning.
I bought the HB90 Q4 planner off the Heart Breathing's Etsy shop midway through the fourth quarter of 2018, and I floundered. I wasn't quite sure about a few things and something was just missing. I didn't think it was the system but me. So, when I saw Sarra was running a planning bootcamp for Q1 of 2019, I signed up, and suddenly everything clicked. Although this system is intended for writers, others (friends have let me know how it's working) use it quite successfully.
On Monday’s I post my weekly planner spread on Instagram and then that goes to a
board on Pinterest, too. Let's just say, I have way too much fun decorating them. Decorating your planner is not required, but it’s my me time! Because… stickers! Still, it’s the plan itself that’s important.While Sarra's quarterly planner is included when you bootcamp, I use a Happy Planner and incorporate her system into that. I used her planner at first until I had a good handle on the method. There's also a Kanban Board used (mine is digital because of my cat Beauty who enjoyed the stickie notes too much) that has hugely impacted my productivity and organization too.
Since I took that first bootcamp in December 2018, HB90 has been a game changer for me. Sarra Cannon has changed the way I worked and helped me stay on track (and catch up) when life went off the rails. The program is flexible. It works for you, not the other way around.
The Q2 Boot Camp is now open for enrollment. You can just buy the planner (and if you can’t afford more that’s a great option!) But if you have the money, I highly recommend the bootcamp if you're interested in trying this system. You get lifetime access to the course via Teachables. Each quarter I got through the bootcamp so I’m ready for the next three months.
If you’ve been looking for a way to stay on track and up your productivity, check out the HB90 Quarterly Planning Boot Camp at https://melissamcclone.com/HB90. I am an affiliate but feel free to delete the code at the end if you’re more comfortable with that. Also, if you have any questions, just let me know. I'll be taking the course at the same time it runs live, so you'll have someone to ask if that's easier for you too.