Select Page

How To Be Successful Using More Than One Planner

How To Be Successful Using More Than One Planner

Ever wondered how people are successful using more than one planner? Learn how I’m doing it for inspiration.

Is it possible to be successful using more than one planner?

My answer is an enthusiastic YES!

I’ve been using two planners for the past years and I love it.

Until 2017, I used only a:

But something happened on October 28 and 29, 2017…

I attended the very first PlannerCon Europe.

There, not only I had the chance to look and feel other brands, but it opened my mind to other possibilities.

Making a long story short, in 2018, I’ll use multiple planners and today, I’m here to show you how I’ll do it!

[ninja-popup ID=11356]Download this list today to get clarity about your productivity struggles so that you can solve them.[/ninja-popup]

Why I have multiple planners

Planners are for planning.

That we all know already.

But one thing we sometimes forget is that planning goes beyond writing tasks.

Other different uses for planners are, for example:

  • tracking goals
  • keeping memories
  • organizing projects
  • journaling

And this is just to name a few.

Because at the end of the day, the planner is yours and you do what you want with it.

Below, I’ll share how to be successful using more than one planner in 2018.

Please, don’t hesitate to ask questions in the comments below.

How to use planners to be more successful. Because you don’t have to ditch your favorite app to start using planners. Learn how I use multiple planners to be efficient and effective. Join my FREE VIP Tribe today and become a member of a community of high-achievers for support, accountability, motivation, and exclusive content! #productivity #confidence #success

Quo Vadis

One of the discoveries I made during PlannerCon Europe was Quo Vadis

They offer a wide variety of planners shipping from Europe (= no customs taxes).

The model I got is a Habana Business Prestige.

A few of its features I fell in love with are:

  • pocket size: this one I can take with me anywhere.
  • numbered weeks: so much easier for someone hosting a 52-week challenge!
  • conversion table: most of my workouts are given in pounds, not kilos.
  • world map: with clients spread all over the world, I don’t need to be online to check the time where they live.
  • extra notes insert: just in case I need to write something down other than an appointment.


Before continuing, let me tell you I thought I had found planner peace before PlannerCon Europe.

Adding new planners to my structure wasn’t the idea.

In fact, when I got my Filofax notebook (yep, another amazing gift), I didn’t even look further around their booth.

A couple days later, however, when visiting their website, I found this gorgeous special edition Saffiano Rose Gold.

Then and there I decided it was going to be my tracking planner for 2018.

How to use multiple planners to boost your efficiency. #coaching #MindfulPlanning Click To Tweet

Hobonichi Techo

I was disappointed with myself when I discovered Hobonichi Techo.

There was such a beautiful Japanese planner and I had never heard of it before.

While they weren’t selling anything at the event, one of their covers stole my heart.

After attending Teresa Hall’s workshop or Art Journal, I knew exactly what to do.

Erin Condren LifePlanner vertical

No change in the way I’ll use my colorful vertical Erin Condren LifePlanner next year.

It remains my functional planner for everyday tasks.

While I changed my color coding a bit last month, it stays pretty much business as usual.

Erin Condren LifePlanner hourly

Another one that won’t see any changes is my neutral hourly Erin Condren LifePlanner.

While using the exact same color coding I apply to my vertical one, I use the hourly to schedule meetings, events, calls, and appointments.

I also use it for writing down activities as I complete them. But it isn’t something I always do.

How to add multiple planners to your structure to be successful. #coaching #MindfulPlanning Click To Tweet

Erin Condren Deluxe Monthly Planner

I had a hard time deciding which covers I was going to pick for my 2018 vertical and hourly planners.

At the end, I opted out the “in bloom” one.

But when I saw it IRL at PlannerCon Europe, I realized I “needed”.

Since I hadn’t tried the Deluxe Monthly Planner yet, it was an easy choice.

It’ll be my business planner.

Erin Condren hardbound LifePlanner horizontal

I haven’t had an Erin Condren LifePlanner with horizontal layout since my very first one.

I waited years until she created it, but I ended up finding the vertical easier to use.

As the hardbound was something new, I decided to give the mix a try.

It’ll be my CrossFit workout tracker. The one I’ll have with me when I go training.

Poor “cherry blossom” cover…

How to structure the way you use planners. Because there isn’t a standard number of planners you should use to be successful. It’s all about the right approach. Join my FREE VIP Tribe today for exclusive content, follow-up, accountability, support, and motivation! #productivity #confidence #success

Different uses for planners

As you can see, there are various approaches to planners.

Each one of my planners deserves a blog post itself. There’s a lot more about them I didn’t mention for the sake of keeping this article concise.

If you want to check my progress, don’t hesitate to follow me on my planning Instagram handle.

And do use the comments below for your questions. I’d love to hear from you!

If you struggle to find the best planner for your needs or need an extra push, please, join our challenge.

Become a member of my FREE VIP Tribe for accountability, support, and motivation on your Journey towards Productivity, Confidence, and Success.

52-Week Challenge For A More Productive You

I’m hosting a 52-week productivity challenge on my closed Facebook Group.

You can read everything about the challenge here.

[ninja-popup ID=11356]Download this list today to get clarity about your productivity struggles so that you can solve them.[/ninja-popup]

How the 52-week productivity challenge works

First of all, grab a copy of the list [ninja-popup ID=11356]52 Things That Are Killing Your Productivity[/ninja-popup].

After signing up, you’ll be invited to join my closed Facebook group.

On the group, I’ll share daily prompts during the 52-Week Challenge For A More Productive You.

I’ll guide you through a brand-new topic each week.

From Monday through Friday, you’ll learn how you can use Mindful Planning™ to:

  • Become more efficient
  • Save time
  • Manage stress
  • Achieve your goals

You can start the 52-Week Challenge For A More Productive You at any moment of the year.

And you choose whether to follow every single week or to focus on your personal pain points.

If you miss anything, you can always refer to older posts for catch-up or review.

All that FOR FREE!

See you at the challenge

The method I apply to the challenge is exactly the same one I use with my clients: Mindful Planning™.

It’s a 5-step method you can use to all aspects of your life become more productive one day at a time without added stress.

Come and join the 52-Week Challenge For A More Productive You today.

I’m looking forward guiding you towards a successful year and beyond!

Ever wondered how people are successful using more than one planner? Learn how I’m doing it for inspiration. Learn how to find balance and manage them by joining my FREE VIP Tribe. Become a member of an awesome community of high-achievers. #productivity #confidence #success

Disclaimer: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. You will not pay more when buying a product through my link. However, when you order through my link, it helps me to continue to offer you lots of free stuff. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. Thank you, in advance for your support!

About The Author

Debbie Rodrigues

Debbie Rodrigues is a powerhouse Executive Assistant by day and a Planning aficionado by night. During her free time, when she is not cycling, you'll probably find her journaling.

Hello, my name is Debbie Rodrigues.

By day, I am a powerhouse Senior Executive Assistant; by night, I am a planning enthusiast. When I'm not cycling, you'll probably find me journaling in my free time.

On my website, you'll find tips to elevate your skill set, build confidence, improve productivity, and achieve success in the things that truly matter to you.