I’m thrilled to announce that the NeuYear Focused calendar is back for 2021! I recently received mine in the mail, and it looks fantastic.
I’ve been using these calendars for years, and was thrilled to partner with them last year to make a Focused-branded one. The calendar itself allows you to see the entire year at a glance, but also breaks the year into four quarters, with background shading that gives you a quick and visual indication of when one quarter ends and another one begins. This allows you to set your goals for each quarter and track them visually, and also gives you built-in reset periods if things don’t go exactly according to plan (#2020). Buffer weeks are even built-in, giving you space to think through what worked and what didn’t, celebrate your successes, and make the small adjustments necessary to get back on track.
There’s also a key on the bottom of the calendar that you can use to make your own color-coded system, which is perfect for tracking the habits that will be required to achieve your goals. Once you identify your big goals for the quarter and put the important dates and milestones on your calendar, you can document your progress by identifying the habits you’ll need to create in order to achieve them and tracking them visually using different colors or symbols.
The biggest change this year is that the calendar is now dry erase. We had a lot of requests for this last year, but it just wasn’t feasible since we weren’t sure how many we could sell (David & I didn’t want to be on the hook for a bunch of left over calendars, so we took the safe route). But we were able to make it work this year, and it turned out great.
If you want to get your own, they are $24 USD and available directly from NeuYear: https://www.neuyear.net/products/focused
So if you’re starting to plan for next year, check it out. You get an awesome calendar to help you make the most of 2021, plus you’ll show some love for the Focused podcast.