I purchased LEONIE DAWSON’S LIFE + BUSINESS Work Books in October last year along with some extra copies to give as a Christmas gifts.
Then I found out that I had Cancer.
My planners arrived a few weeks later and and I took one look at them and cried my eyes out. It was a slap in the face.
How could I plan for 2021 if I didn’t even know if I was going to be alive?
How bloody sad.
So I put them away on the shelf and didn’t really look at them again until January 2021 – 4 weeks Post Mastectomy Surgery.
Turns out… I’m glad I did buy them.
They are fabulous. Loud. Waaay too colourful.
I love colour but I like my planners to be simple, clean and elegant.
Well Leonie’s Work Books are the opposite of clean.
They are insanely busy and I have no regrets!
I want a planner that feels light hearted and fun but with no compromise on content.
The KEY to using these planners is…
- You have to have the right PENS!
Art line / Sharpies with a medium pointed tip in loads of colours!!! See my pics
- You need colour in order to make your writing stand out.
- USE all the file TABS! There are a ton of sections in these books and you’ll want quick reference.
- You need to be free to MAKE A MESS.
Just get on in there, roll up your sleeves and GO FOR IT.
Leonie’s workbooks are quality. The content inside is second to none. She makes you dig in and do the numbers, the goals, the plans and so much more.
Once I got my colourful fat art line pens out… I was on FIRE! Smashing through the pages.
Naturally, because my health, healing and family are my focus, I found myself using the LIFE WORKBOOK more than the BUSINESS WORKBOOK though I have dug deep into both books.
Lucky for me I keep all my financial records up to date in spreadsheets so it was easy to access data for REVIEW of the previous year and INTENTIONS for the year ahead.
It made me feel like ME again. It made me happy. Gave me hope. Brought me a promise of a future. Showed me that I have things to focus on beyond the cancer treatment. I’m still me. Excited. Ambitious. Wanting to do all the things!!
And honestly I don’t know how all my plans and dreams fit in around Cancer treatment but I’m so glad I sat down and immersed myself in doing what I love. Giving myself things to look forward to. Reminding myself that I am alive and there is still so much I can create.