Brilliant Tools to Achieve Your New Year Resolutions and Create an Awesome 2014

It’s that time of the year where many of us are making new year resolutions or setting new goals.

However, is a part of you thinking that your efforts may just amount to nothing….. again? Year after year, you’ve enthusiastically written down some big goals but shortly after, you got distracted, your fire fizzled out and your dreams went unfulfilled.

But what if there are some cool tools that not only make this process fun and inspiring but more importantly, they actually help you stay focused, allow you to systematically track your progress and empower you to achieve results?

I’m excited to share with you some awesome planners for life and business I’ve discovered. Read on to learn more about these amazing tools!

 1. 2014 Create Your Amazing Year Workbook, Planner & Calendar (Biz and Life Edition)


Over 26,000 women around the world have used the Create Your Amazing Year Workbook, Planner and Calendar created by Leonie Dawson, author, visual artist and mentor to women who want to build successful heart-centered, soulful businesses.

Many have shared how using this vibrantly illustrated workbook cum planner has helped them achieve some very incredible results in their lives and businesses. Little wonder that it is now back for the fifth year running.

What you’ll get (Biz edition):

  • Guided + business-focused process for reviewing, celebrating + releasing 2013
  • Powerful questions + guidance on setting your business goals & making them happen
  • Find out what’s holding you back in your biz and how to fix it
  • How to ensure 2014 is an incredibly successful year in your business
  • Monthly calendar + monthly income goal templates
  • Over 80 gorgeous pages + worksheets

What you’ll get (Life edition):

  • Make wonderful goals in every part of your amazing life
  • Make a powerful theme to transform your year
  • Create new year habits that sustain, nourish and inspire you
  • Loads of reflective, soulful questions to help you get clarity, joy and healing
  • Monthly calendar + daily planner template
  • 100 gorgeous pages + worksheets

Dream, plan and grow your incredible new year in life + biz with this tool.


To check  it out or buy a copy, go here.


2. Bizplantastic – Biz planning for dreamers and doers


Karen Gunton is the founder of Build a Little Biz, a highly popular blog where she shares about marketing, branding, and business tips. A teacher at heart, she loves teaching strategies to micro biz owners.

Bizplantastic is created as a “perfect mix of instruction, ideas, inspiration, and flexibility: your biz, your plan, your way.” The goal is to help you take your biz from vision to reality, and not only that, but to make it shine.

Expect to hone in on your vision, set goals, choose the right strategies (product, brand, marketing and sales), and create plans (year, month, week) which are then broken down into tasks (monthly, weekly, daily). Does it sound dry or boring? Karen makes sure that it is actually a fun and inspiring process. Being the teacher that she is, you can expect to get golden nuggets of wisdom from her instructions.

What you’ll get:

  • A 50-page workbook that comes with instruction, ideas, and examples that you can apply to your biz
  • Inspiration to help you stay focused and get excited about your plans
  • 11 printable planners that you can customize & use in multiple ways e.g. for different initiatives, projects

To check it out or to buy a copy, go here.

3. Your Best Year: 2014 Productivity Workbook and Creative Business Planner


Your Best Year: 2014 Productivity Workbook and Creative Business Planner is the brainchild of Lisa Jacobs of Marketing Creativity and Energy Shop Jewelry.

Talking about the essence of the workbook cum planner, Lisa says, “It’s created with this formula in mind: Clear Priorities + Focus = Dreams Come True. It will help you clearly name your priorities, improve your focus, and make your business dreams come true!”

The first part of this tool is packed with reflective questions that will give you insights to what’s working in your life so that you can focus on doing more of that. It also helps you figure out how to get from where you are to where you want to be and improve productivity by eliminating distractions and time wasters. Expect to also set monetary goals and devise strategies to reach those goals. Look out for a list of money affirmations too.

What you’ll get:

  • 200 colorful pages of prompts, goal-setting exercises, goal-prioritizing exercises, and tough questions to help you build an organized and successful creative business
  • A personal calendar and business planner that is organized by month-at-a-glance, a weekly break-down to keep you on task, and quarterly prompts and reviews
  • A mid-year review to help you take stock, evaluate your progress, find out what’s working or not and adjust your course accordingly


With positive feedback and requests from her followers, Lisa went on to create Your Best Year: 2014 Spiritual Workbook and Dream Life Planner for those who don’t  own a business. It contains journal prompts, review and reflection exercises, and goal-organizing techniques similar to the business planner.

To check it out or buy a copy, go here.

These brilliant tools will help you achieve your new year goals and create your best year ever! via@Ruth_Wong {Tweet this!}

My experience

I’ve purchased two three of the above planners (Create An Awesome Year and Your Best Year: 2014, both biz edition, and Karen’s Bizplantastic). I’ll most likely get a copy of Bizplantastic too and use it to build strategies for specific projects that I’ll be working on for 2014.

I’m working slowly through the worksheets in the first two planners. This is the first time I’ve ever done this and I’m savouring the process. I’ve found some of the questions rather tough to answer (through no fault of the authors), especially when it comes to the money part. But as I pushed through and got honest with myself, I gained much greater clarity and insights. It’s been an inspiring process so far.

As for Bizplantastic, I’ve just purchased it and haven’t got down to it yet. But looking through the pages, I’m blown away by how much information is packed into this 51-page planner. Like the great teacher she is, Karen takes you systematically through the entire process:

vision > goals > strategies > plans > tasks

It’s like guiding you to draw up your own success roadmap, every step of the way. How cool is that.

Bizplantastic is fabulous on its own and in my case, a great complement to the other two planners. I have a feeling working through the book is going to make a big difference for my biz.

I highly recommend that you grab at least one of these planners, work through the prompts and exercises, and create your best year ever!

2014 Create Your Amazing Year Workbook, Planner and Calendar (Life & Biz edition) by Leonie Dawson

Bizplantastic – Biz Planning for Dreamers & Doers by Karen Gunton

Your Best Year: 2014 Workbook and Creative Business Planner by Lisa Jacobs

Your Best Year: 2014 Spiritual Workbook and Dream Life Planner by Lisa Jacobs

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  1. Thank you for this Ruth! Really helpful. I ended up buying 2 of them :D I’m so impressed reading the reviews for the Create Your Amazing Year Workbook, Planner and Calendar. One of the reviewers on her site was from Simone – my raw vegan teacher. So glad I saw this post from you. Wishing you a year of abundance in 2014, my friend.
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    • Hi Maureen, so glad you found the post useful! Leonie’s workbooks have received rave reviews and I heard from my friends who have been using it that they have achieved some pretty amazing results! Anyway, I’m using three (all biz related) and I’m excited to see how the year is going to unfold. I foresee that working on these planners is going to turn into my yearly ritual :)

      Wishing you a rich and fruitful 2014!

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