How to Use the Full Focus Planner

How can college students keep themselves focused and organized, so they’re in the best position to get the highest grades possible—preferably while studying less than most other people? My recommendation to students is, use the Full Focus Planner.

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The Full Focus Planner is a paper planner.

“Paper?” you’re thinking. “Come on, that is so low tech! What next—are you gonna tell us to chisel our appointments and task lists into stone tablets?”

Ha ha ha ha ha.

Don’t laugh at paper planners!

Top productivity gurus like Michael Hyatt are telling us—paper planners are the best. Especially the ones with lots of room to write.

Paper planners are quiet—without beeping distractions and pop-up notifications.

And, because all your notes and thoughts are right there in front of you—in your own handwriting—you don’t have the “out-of-sight-out-of-mind” problems that plague people who try to do their daily planning on electronic calendars.

You can see a short helpful video about the Full Focus Planner here.

Yes, I know Michael Hyatt has gray hair—but don’t let that throw you!

I’ve followed Michael Hyatt for years. He really knows what he’s talking about when it comes to high achievement and cut-to-the-chase, lean productivity.

(You can see me thanking Michael personally in the acknowledgements section on the very last page of my book.)

A brief helpful tutorial on how to use the Full Focus Planner can be found here, on a bonus episode of the Focus On This podcast. Just jump to minute 2:35, and you’ll get straight to the best part.

I include instruction on how to use the Full Focus Planner when I teach this 1/2-day seminar:

THE STRATEGIC COLLEGE STUDENT: How to Get Higher Grades While Studying Less Than Most Other People.

(Learn how you can get me to teach this seminar in person at your school, church, or conference.) 

Here’s how you’ll find out about this 1/2-day seminar.

Subscribe to my free weekly email newsletter, and you’ll be among the first to know when I’m teaching this class live or online.

This class is helpful for middle schoolers, high schoolers, college students, and grad students.

Pay your kid to attend this class if necessary. It’s that important.

I use the Full Focus Planner myself, every day.

I love all the different parts of this planner—but I especially love how the “Daily Big 3” section keeps me focused on what will make the biggest impact during each of my work days.

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Remember, having the right planner is only a small part of the picture when it comes to getting your kid through college efficiently, and debt-free.

For clear, step-by-step help with the whole debt-free college process from beginning to end, it takes only 7 hours to read my book:

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You can see why financial planners and wealth managers love LAUNCHhere.

You can see the top 9 questions parents are asking me about LAUNCHhere.

Read just one chapter of LAUNCH every 1–3 months while your child’s in middle school and high school, and you’ll know every viable strategy for debt-free college at exactly the right time to implement it.

And if your child’s already well past middle school? That’s OK; you can run to catch up. But the process of getting your kids through college debt-free goes more smoothly the earlier you start it—especially if you’re not planning to save up any money to pay for college.

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Who is Jeannie Burlowski?

Jeannie is a full-time academic strategist, author, speaker, and podcast host. Her writing, speaking, and podcasting help parents set their kids up to graduate college debt-free and move directly into careers they excel at and love. Her work has been featured in publications such as The Huffington Post, USA Today, NerdWallet, and US News and World Report, and on CBS News.

Jeannie also helps students apply to law, medical, business, and grad school at her website GetIntoMedSchool.com. You can follow her on Twitter @JBurlowski.