The Daily PlanIt

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I develop strengths to close the skills gap and open doors to opportunity.

What does life look like when you live at maximum potential? I imagine a world where people know what their talents are and how they want to use them, do work they love, earn the money they need, communicate well, understand and manage emotions, have strong relationships and friendships, develop physical strength and energy, connect with spiritual beliefs, develop character, and set goals and manage time effectively.

I believe these skills can be learned and developed for an optimal life. It may sound like a lot to tackle, but by doing just one activity a week on one of twelve monthly topics, a lot can be accomplished in a Year of Personal Development. You can really start any time, with any one of the topics, to maximize your life! I invite you start your own Whole Life Fitness group to connect with others interested in developing strengths, to exchange ideas and share activities. A Change Toolkit provides links to tools to develop a plan of action, including a printable Checklist for Change.

The Daily PlanIt website is full of great tools and information for developing work and life skills. I write articles about skills, and sometimes whatever other topics interest me. If you want to increase your productivity, a good place to start is my free Time Management 101 Tutorial.

On the Daily PlanIt Facebook page, you’ll find more articles and information, tips  & tools, motivational music and videos, inspirational quotes.

To receive updates and special reviews on Flipboard, click on “Sign up for our free newsletter by email” on the right side of this page, to enter your email address. Only 20% of what you receive in your inbox is valuable content, and my goal is to be in that 20%! I promise to respect your time.

My eBook, “Get Goaling” is a clear step-by-step guide to setting & achieving goals for $3.99. I would greatly appreciate any reviews. You can start learning about this skill with a free short course on How to Set Goals.

My course on Udemy, “On Purpose” shows how to discover hidden talents and use them to add value. It is $20.00. It’s not for those who already know exactly what their talents are and how they want to use them. But if you’re struggling to find your talents, I believe it can help. It’s been a challenge for me to figure this out, and I share some great tools I’ve found along the way. You can find a lot of the tools for free on The Daily PlanIt Sticky Wiki page on Talents. My article at Productive Magazine explains how personal branding is a powerful way to discover purpose.

You can develop skills at the Development Center, and there are lots of links to many free online courses available at the Smart Skills page.

Some of my printable tools are available for sale at Sellfy. There are also lots of Free Tools I’ve created or found from others. You might like my daily and weekly planning forms. (pdf)


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I was called a “Hidden Gem” by Chris Brogan at Lifehack.org!

About Me


I’m Rosemary Rice, and I’ve been writing about productivity and personal growth at the Daily PlanIt website since 2005. The name of my website reveals not only my interest in essential life skills, but also my fondness for Superman and wordplay. I love to find, organize and share great information and tools. I am passionate about connecting people with resources to learn the skills they need to survive and thrive. If you’re looking for photos of beautifully organized spaces, this isn’t the right place. I am quite good at cramming a lot of stuff into little areas, and they can even be efficiently set up, but they aren’t usually pretty. Even my Household Notebook is not attractive, but still it’s a great tool.

I enjoy seeing good design and creative commercials. I love to swim, if the water is warm. Most of my pet peeves involve driving.

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  3. I wanted to let you know that SUCCESS Magazine will relaunch in March 2008 with a new owner and publishing team and a return to its editorial roots Targeting the red-hot $11 billion personal-development industry. The new editorial direction marks a return to the magazine’s early publishing roots, providing entrepreneurs and small businesses with the tools and information they need to achieve their goals, dreams and ambitions. Launched in 1891 by Orison Swett Marden as a personal-development magazine, SUCCESS has been informing and inspiring achievers for more than a century. Through the years, the publication has been led by several renowned personal-development authors and editors, including Napoleon Hill, W. Clement Stone and Og Mandino.

    In anticipation of the launch, SUCCESS magazine is releasing their top ten list for achieving success in 2008. This will give you a nice idea of the kind of content that will be in the pages of SUCCESS. As you know, so many people switch careers multiple times these days. Very few people stay with the same company for the long haul, like they used to. SUCCESS recognizes that there is a certain skill set—such as time management, prioritization, goal setting, etc that is not taught in school—yet is necessary in order to retrain oneself for the changed workplace.

    Let me know if your readers would be interested in this news, if you would consider posting about this and if you would be interested in hearing from me about SUCCESS in the future. Should you post, here is a link to SUCCESS http://www.successmagazine.com/




    Dallas, Texas– New Year’s is a time for resolutions, and according to SUCCESS there is no better time design the person you want to become and the life you want to live in 2008. Publisher and Editorial Director of SUCCESS magazine, Darren Hardy, offers the following advice on how to make 2008 your best year ever!

    1. Decide to be Successful – Success is not a dream, hope or fantasy; it is a decision. Make the decision to change, improve and act on your ambitions.
    2. Design your Best Year Yet – As an architect would design a skyscraper, write out the goals, plans and actions it will take to achieve the life you want to live.
    3. Identify Your Passion – What are your unique interests, talents and gifts? Passion attracts success. Find what you love to do – you will never “work” again.
    4. Program Yourself for Success – You will see, perceive, expect and create what you think about. To program your mind for success – read watch and listen to materials that will support your success.
    5. Surround Yourself with Success – You are the combined average of the five people you hang around the most. Surround yourself with healthy, success-minded achievers.
    6. Model Success – The best way to learn to be successful at anything is to find someone who is where you want to be and model their success habits.
    7. Master the Fundamentals – Don’t complicate it. About a half a dozen things make up 90%+ of what it takes to be successful at anything. Keep it simple.
    8. Get Fit – The mind cannot achieve what the body cannot perform. Your family, friends and career and future depend on your good health. Make it priority No. 1.
    9. Remember What’s Important – At the end of the journey what will have mattered most will be your relationships – the people you love and those that love you. Make sure they are on your goal list for 2008.
    10. Make a Difference – What do you want your life’s legacy to be? You have the power to make a positive difference – to a single person, a neighborhood, a community, a nation, the world. Realize that power in 2008.
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    About SUCCESS magazine
    SUCCESS, published bimonthly, is designed specifically to serve the growing entrepreneur, home-based and small-business markets. SUCCESS features today’s thought leaders and success experts, leading CEOs, entrepreneurs and other achievers with practical advice, ideas, tips and training on leadership, goal setting, time management, selling, motivation and much more. SUCCESS retails for $5.95 and is distributed nationally with an initial rate base of 100,000. http://www.SUCCESSmagazine.com

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  5. Hi,

    Anyway, as a very interesting voice in the productivity blogging community, I was wondering what you’d say your most important productivity message for 2010 is? I hope to compile my findings from numerous bloggers into a post on my blog (www.hermestechnologies.ie) in early January – to coincide with the worldwide feeling to turning over a new leaf in the new decade.

    If you’d like to contribute, a paragraph or two would be amazing, and any links which readers can follow to learn more. I plan on promoting the post heavily, so you would get you some added exposure.

    I’d love to hear your input, if only just to spark a dialogue between us.

    Jack Kinsella

    PS Sorry about clogging up your “About us” page – just delete this once you’ve got the message

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