If our FYP is similar at all, you’ve seen this video on Tik Tok about the 12 Week Year planner on Notion. I already use Notion to organize my business and personal life so using this planner was a no-brainer.
@christy_ix Fitting one whole year into 12 weeks🗒️🌼 #notiontemplates #12weekyear #12weekyeartemplate #12weekyearprep #12weekyeartutorial #12weekyearprogress ♬ original sound – Brooke // Arcanum
Before Tik Tok, I hadn’t heard of a 12-week year but once I started Googling I found out that it’s a book by Brian P. Morgan. The idea of the 12-Week Year is that if you know what you want to accomplish in a year, then you can break down your goals into 12-week increments so that you can plan better and be less stressed while accomplishing your goals.
1. I made time to reflect on my previous year. I took inventory of what didn’t work and what worked well so I could continue to build the muscle on what I was already doing consistently.
2. It gave me time to set goals in smaller increments that felt more manageable.
3. I tracked my reading, writing, business, and personal goals so I could log them all in one place. The best part is that Notion has an app you can download on your phone and on your ipad.
4. It created personal accountability by checking off tasks and being able to look back and see how far I’ve gotten.
This plan has already helped me focus more on my goals and I’m trying to be more consistent. I love the 12 weeks because it’s short enough for me to get things done and long enough for me to have tangible results toward any goal both personal and business related. I definitely recommend this planner to anyone who is working towards a goal, especially a big one. You’ll feel supported and motivated by seeing tasks checked off and how much time is left in your year.
Shout out to Christy Lee, who put me and so many of us on to a 12-week year. She is a 23-year-old marketer based in Chicago. Make sure to follow her on Tik Tok and show her some love. She put out this template completely free.
Download you 12 Week Year template here
She also shared with us her homepage template, you can download it here.
Here’s her walkthrough on how the planner works:
I highly recommend using this template or something similar to track your goals and work. It’s so great to get more organized with our year and not just do random things every week without any plan for what needs to be done. Do you use a 12 Week Year planner? Will you try it if you don’t? Thanks for reading!
Brandie Carlos is based in East Los Angeles and is an online business expert, speaker, and mental health advocate. She has been featured in TIME, Oprah Magazine, Los Angeles Times, and more. She is a life long entrepreneur and plans on having a home library one day.