Delivered: The Courageous Life Planning System
“Delivered:” is a series in which we look at crowdfunded ideas that have successfully shipped to their supporters. We dive into the final product, after its long journey from concept to fulfillment.
The Courageous Life Planning System is a three-part life and management system that includes three journals all working together to help a person accomplish their goals in life. Created by Michael Anthony, an author, and award-winning speaker, this system takes everything that is lacking form a traditional journal or planner and transforms the way you plan out your life.
The three individual journals might seem daunting at first, but once you understand how they all work and complement each other, it’s an intriguing and motivating concept. The three journals are 1. Lifetime Success, the Legacy Blueprint, 2. Yearly Success, the Yearly Planner, and 3. Daily Success, The Daily Journal. The planning system starts big- plan out and dream up your whole life, and then takes it to the micro-level with a planner and daily journal.
The Legacy Blueprint is a space to determine what you want out of life and asks those big picture questions. Usually, this concept is difficult for me to get on board with, but the blueprint makes it simple and focuses on 7 different areas in life: relationships, spiritual life, health and fitness, career, financial, education, and rest and recreation. When it’s broken down like this it’s easier to think of long-term goals.
It’s easy to get overwhelmed with long-term and big-picture goals, which is why I appreciate the yearly planner and daily journal for check-ins. I’m still able to write down my to-do list and weekly appointments, but the prompts on the pages remind me of my bigger goals and motivate me to keep moving in the right direction. The daily journal is just another method for accountability and they all work seamlessly together.
Michael Anthony saw the problem with other planners when they assumed you already had your life figured out and goals mapped out. Other planners just keep track of the day-to-day things that fill our calendar but don’t really give any direction on how to get where we ultimately want to be. By using this system every day it gets me thinking about those big goals on a daily basis, which means my actions are more aligned with them.
The Legacy Blueprint and Yearly Planner are hardbacks, and the Daily Journal is a soft leather-bound book. Each Courageous Life System also comes with access to dozens of how-to videos to expand the learning and impact.
To learn more about Courageous Life, the Planning System they delivered, or their Kickstarter campaign, checkout the links below