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I love planning and journaling and decided to use along with all my other planners also the high-performance planner full-year pack in 2019 to stay focused and to rock my goals.

In this post, I’m solely focusing on the high-performance planner created by Brendon Burchard, so you can see what this planner is all about.

But first of –  who is Brendon Burchard?

Brendon Burchard is a world’s leading high-performance coach, personal development trainer and a multiple New York Times bestselling author.

His latest book called high-performance habits – how extraordinary people become that way was first published in September 2017.

Click here to check out the book on Amazon

It’s an awesome book and also available as an audiobook in case you are an audiobook fan as well and want to check it out.

Speaking from audio, he also has a great podcast called the Brendon show I highly recommend to check it out.

In November 2018 he added the high-performance planner to his portfolio.

Click here to check out the planner on Amazon 

I can recommend all three the book and the planner and the podcast if you are interested in creating an intentional, focused life and want to take yourself to the next level in terms of performance.

WHAT IS THE HIGH-PERFORMANCE PLANNER

high-performance planner is a high quality 60 days planner with 192 pages in size 8.4″x11.5″.

It’s based on the 20 years experience of Brendon Burchard by working with and studying the habits of high performers.

This planner is not just a notebook with a few random pages in it.

It’s a science-backed tool helping you to improve your mindset, to plan out each day with intention, to track what matters and to increase your overall performance in life.

Some of the tools presented in the planner were built upon the findings of the world’s largest study of high performers.

Before publishing the planner, Brendon Burchard tested this planner for 3 years with his best clients and friends.

The high-performance planner is available separately,  as a half year pack or as a full year pack in 6 different colors: yellow, orange, red, blue, green and black.

All pages are undated, which means that you can start using them any time of the year.

WHAT IS IN THE PLANNER

Included in the planner is:

  • An introduction to the high-performance planner by Brendon Burchard
  • A whole life assessment sheet similar to the level 10 life concept
  • High-performance habits assessment sheet based on the 20-years long study of high performers
  • Monthly page at a glance (undated) with space for major projects, events, deadlines, and personal goals
  • Monthly review: learning and reflection page + long-term goal alignment and whole life assessment sheet
  • Daily page with journal prompts for the morning. To start the day focused and with an intention
  • Daily page with journal prompts for the evening to review the day and to assess own performance of the day
  • In the daily page section, there is also room to schedule in tasks from 6 am to 7.30pm and some space to write down the top 3 goals of the day, deadlines and notes
  • Weekly review page to assess the whole life similar to the level 10 life concept + journal prompts for weekly review
  • The weekly review page also has an assessment sheet to review your own performance of the week

FEEL AND THE LOOK OF THE PLANNER

The planner comes with a high-quality hardcover and with high-quality pages.

I have to admit that I was surprised when I opened the box because somehow I expected the planner to be in a journal size.

But unlike other planners and journals, this one comes in size 8.4″x11.5″ and therefore is also quite heavy.

So it’s not a handy planner you can carry along with you in your purse.

Meanwhile, I got used to it and only fill out the planner at home in the morning and at night.

The set up of the pages are clear and not crowded which is really pleasing to the eye.

There is also enough room for own notes on each page.

HOW IS THIS PLANNER DIFFERENT TO OTHER PLANNERS?

The high-performance planner is a daily planner and journal in one.

It’s based on the study of high performers.

In particular on how high performers: set goals, create supportive habits, prioritize in their lives and improve their productivity and mindset each and every day.

The journal prompts and assessment sheets help you do the same in the way high performers do.

The high-performance planner claims to help you to:

  • prioritize
  • stay focused
  • accelerate your productivity
  • build supportive habits
  • know yourself better
  • see and measure clearly what matters to you most

There is a life assessment sheet after each week and a high-performance assessment chart for every day where you can track your performance of the day.

WHAT I DON’T LIKE ABOUT THIS PLANNER

1. BIG & HEAVY

I don’t like the fact that the planner is so huge and heavy and therefore not so easy to carry along in a purse or in a smaller backpack.

2. PREMADE DAILY SPREAD TO BIG AND ONLY FROM 6 am to 7.30 pm

Besides the size and weight, I also don’t like that the premade daily spread takes up so much space in the planner and is only from 6 am until 7.30pm. 

I personally have another schedule and can’t make use of this premade schedule so much. So for planning out my year, months, weeks, days, I’m using this year this notebook for bullet journaling.

3. MONTH AT A GLANCE AT END OF MONTH

The month at a glance page is after the month is over which is an unfortunate aspect as well.

4. THERE IS NO TABLE OF CONTENT

There is no table of content at the beginning of the planner and no page count, which is sometimes like playing hide and seek when I want to find a particular page in the planner.

5. 1 PLANNER ONLY LASTS FOR 2MONTHS

The fact that I need 6 planners for the year because each planner is just for 2 months is also something I don’t like about it.

From minimalism and sustainability point of view, this is a clear minus point for the planner.

They take up a lot of space and the fact that I need 6 per year isn’t so good for the environment.

6. NO GOAL SETTING SECTION

Although this planner is designed to help increase long-term success what I find missing in this planner is the overall goals section. 

There is a whole life assessment chart, but there is no weekly, quarterly, yearly, 3-years, 5-years, 10-years goal setting section in this planner at all. For this purpose, I’m currently using the slay your goals planner in combination with my bullet journal.

WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THIS PLANNER

1. + 2. MORNING AND EVENING JOURNAL PROMPTS

I like about this planner, in particular, the morning and evening journal prompts.

They are unlike the prompts I’ve seen in planners before.

The prompts are more a holistic approach to start and to end an intentional day considering all areas of life + they are written in an empowering way.

If I would describe the planner in my words I would say:

It’s not a “get stuff done planner” (what I thought it would be)  like the productivity planner, but more of a “live each day with intention and do what matters to you most each and every day + stay focused” planner.

And I really like this approach. It’s not just about tackling goals, but more of creating a fulfilling life each and every day while staying focused on your goals.

The premade morning, evening and weekly journal prompts help you to do so.

3. TODAY’S MESSAGE TO MYSELF PROMPT

I also really love in particular the “Today’s message to myself” prompt.  

Somehow this just reminds me every day that I know best what’s good for me.

Taking a few minutes in the morning and reconnecting with myself thinking about what I want this day to be like is really empowering.

We know best what’s good for us.

4. + 5. WEEKLY REVIEW SETUP & PROMPTS OF THE WEEKLY REVIEW

The set up of the weekly review page and the prompts of the weekly review are great as well.

6. + 7. WHOLE LIFE ASSESSMENT & PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT SHEETS

There is a whole life assessment every week + performance assessment daily and weekly to track your life and performance. 

The only thing I have to really get used to is the life assessment sheet every week and the high-performance habits assessment every day and each week.

I’ve never tracked my performance before and was also used to check my life assessment much less frequently.

THE BOTTOM LINE

From my today’s perspective, I can say that considering the negative and the positive aspects,  overall I really like the high-performance planner.

We decided to order another full year pack for my husband (because he already took out one planner from my pack for himself) and to try it out the entire year.

I’m going to check in, in a few months from now again and report if I’m still loving it and if the use of this daily planner had an amazing impact on my life or not.

 

Click here to check it out on Amazon!

I believe this planner is awesome for you if you want to learn how to create your days with intention, sharpen your focus and increase your overall performance in life.

It takes into account all areas of your life and is not solely focused on increasing your productivity as the productivity planner does.

If you are looking for a daily planner to plan out your day in the mornings and to review your evenings at night as part of your morning and evening ritual, this planner just might be the perfect fit for you.

Just keep in mind that it’s a bigger and heavier planner than usual journals are and 1 planner can be only used for 2months. It’s undated which means you can start with the planner whenever you want.

You can purchase the high-performance planner separately (it’s a 60days planner, usable for 2months) or as a full-year pack (6 planners usable for 12 months) on Amazon.

 

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WRAP UP!

WHAT IS THE HIGH-PERFORMANCE PLANNER

It’s a mix of planner and journal based on the world’s largest study on high performers.

The planner is developed by the high-performance coach and New York Times bestselling author Brendon Burchard.

The planner is designed to help you:

  • set monthly and daily goals
  • create supportive habits
  • learn to prioritize in your life
  • accelerate your productivity
  • improve your mindset

It’s a high quality 60 days planner with 192 pages in size 8.4″x11.5″ available in 6 different colors: yellow, orange, red, blue, green and black.

This planner is available separately (1 planner covers 60days),  as a half year pack (3 planners cover 6 months) or as a full year pack (6planners cover 12months).

The pages are undated and can be used throughout the whole year.

The size of the planner is bigger than a usual journal and therefore also heavier.

WHAT IS IN THE HIGH-PERFORMANCE PLANNER

  • Whole life assessment similar to the LEVEL 10 LIFE CONCEPT
  • High-performance habits assessment sheet backed by science
  • Monthly overview of goals and tasks
  • Empowering daily morning journal prompts
  • Daily evening journal prompts for reflection
  • Space for goals, tasks, and notes for each day
  • A weekly review including journal prompts, life assessment score chart and high-performance habit assessment sheet

Goal setting sections for weekly, quarterly, yearly goals aren’t included in this planner.

BOTTOM LINE

This planner is awesome for you if you want to learn how to create your days with intention and focus.

I believe that using this planner every day has a positive effect on the overall performance in life + helps to stay focused and intentional.

It takes into account all areas of your life and is not solely focused on increasing your productivity as the productivity planner does.

It’s more a holistic approach to planning out and reviewing the day and the week.

If you are looking for a daily planner to plan out your day in the mornings and to review your evenings at night as part of your morning and evening ritual, this planner just might be the perfect fit for you.

If you are interested in the planner you can buy it separately 1 planner, it’s undated and usable for 2months.

You can purchase the high-performance planner separately (it’s a 60days planner, usable for 2months) or as a full-year pack (6 planners usable for 12 months) via Amazon.

Click here to buy the planner on Amazon 

I bought the full-year pack  for this year.

Click here to buy the full year pack on Amazon