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.
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 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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Who is Jeannie Burlowski?
Jeannie is a full-time academic strategist, podcast host, and sought-after speaker for students ages 12–26, their parents, and the professionals who serve them. Her writing, speaking, and podcasting help parents set their kids up to graduate college debt-free, ready to jump directly into careers they excel at and love. Her work has been featured in publications such as The Huffington Post, USA Today, Parents Magazine, and US News and World Report, and on CBS News.
This article was updated on November 3rd, 2022.