Personal Planners Are Here!

Hurray! Printed personal inserts are now available in the shop, along with a few new A5 printed designs. *Happy dance* 🙂 Watch the video below for a full run through of what’s new, and a sneak peek of what I’m putting in my own personal planner.

How to increase your chances of goal achieving

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No amount of pretty lighting or fancy backdrop can make this book look less battered and bruised than it is. But, its scars show just how well loved ‘The One Thing‘ has been by me and my family. It’s provided some valuable lessons to me personally and to everyone I know who has read it, and I’d definitely recommend it to you if you want to see extraordinary results in your life… which I suppose is most people.

There’s so many great things I could share from this book, but my affinity towards goal setting and achieving urges me to tell you of one fact that blew my mind. Did you know that people who write down their goals are 39.5% more likely to achieve them? I’d say that’s a pretty good reason to get them on paper. But, what’s more, is that people who write their goals on paper and send progress reports to friends are 76.7% more likely to achieve them. WOAH!

I’m all for anything that will help me keep on track with my goals, but part of me just wants to call my planner my ‘friend’ so that I don’t need to hunt an accountability partner down 🙂 But, alas, the research doesn’t lie, and so I’m making it my mission this week to find a goal accountability partner.

Do you have a goals accountability partner already? If not, I can be yours! Let me know how your goal progress is going by commenting on the post or even writing me an email. Or, if this already works for you, I’d love to hear any wisdom you may have on the matter, too!

Until next time,
Jordan x

My Planner Setup for Ultimate Productivity

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I’ve been thinking recently on just how much my life has changed over the past few years. Ironically, if you had known me a few years ago, you’d have laughed at the idea of me owning a planning business. Laughed! I’d like to think I wasn’t super unorganised, but the idea of keeping a schedule or having a plan definitely didn’t rank high on my priorities list.

That’s why I’m a pretty good testament to the power of planning. Nowadays, you won’t catch me at my desk unless I have a plan (or, more importantly, a reason to be doing what I’m doing) and I can honestly say I’ve achieved more in the last few years of my life than ever before.

I believe that planning ignites the main thing we need in order to make things happen and see change in our lives: focus. Focusing on what you’re working towards and where you’d like to be in the future is something I’d encourage everyone to check in on every once is a while. Like Zig Ziglar said, “If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time”. Ouch, Zig, talk about cutting to the core! But he’s so right.

For me, my focus comes entirely through goal-setting. And let me tell you, I’m BIG on goal-setting! I set yearly goals, which I break down into quarterly goals, which I break down into monthly, weekly and daily goals. It may sound excessive, but I have never found a system that encourages me to knuckle down and make progress like I do now. It’s encouraged me to dream big, work smarter and achieve more than I thought was possible. In other words, these steps are transforming huge mountains (my big goals) into walkable hills.

So, let me encourage you to dream big, focus and make a plan that will propel you towards the change you want to see in your life. If you need planners to help you get there, check out the ones I use: the Productivity Planner and the Goals Planner.

Wishing you a lovely week!
Jordan x

Daily Planning: A Pretty & Eco-Friendly Alternative

Hurray!! Today’s the day!! Glass Encased Dry Wipe Planners are available to pre-order now!

I’m so so so excited about this new product for a few reasons: a) They’re an environmentally friendly way to plan, b) They’re a way to beautify your space whilst being an organisational rock star (aka, they’re just pretty ?) c) They’re a way to keep your goals in front of you all day, everyday.Glass Encased  Planners

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Dry Wipe Planner

There’s four planners to choose from: the Weekly Planner, Daily Planner, Daily To Dos and Meal planner. And rather than babble on about how fun it is to write-on-wipe-off your goals everyday (Karate Kid style!), I’ve filmed a quick video to show you these beauties up close and personal.

So, there we have it… my first product that everyone can enjoy – whether you have a physical planner or not – and I’m super excited about it. I hope you all love it and would love to hear what you think of this new idea!

Happy planning,
Jordan x

Welcome to Crossbow Printables: The non-blog blog

Woah… first ever blog post and I’m feeling the pressure! The good news is that I’m not a blogger, so hopefully I can manage your expectations from the get go 😉 I’m hoping that what this space will give me, though, is a place to get to know each other a little better and somewhere to keep you updated when things get exciting in the Crossbow HQ. And by ‘exciting’, I mean that you’ll be the first to know when my dog learns how to talk, or my printer turns into a Transformer. OK, maybe not that exciting – in fact, I don’t even have a dog. But, if you’re a planner lover like me, you’ll probably like it here.

If you’re new to Crossbow Printables, hello! I’m Jordan, a 5-foot-tall lover of design, adventures, family, friends, music and tea. Jesus is my homeboy, and organisation is my specialty. And I’m the planning nerd behind Crossbow Printables. I designed my first planners in 2014, and using them has helped me achieve so much in the last few years that it’s now my personal goal to help you get focused, think about what you want to achieve in life, and become the goal-getting machine you were born to be. It’s so important to me that the planner pages I design aren’t just beautiful, but are sophisticated enough to make complex planning seem simple and accessible.

So, if you’re new to Crossbow Printables, or if you’ve been with me from its humble beginning on Etsy in 2014, please accept a huge virtual squeeze as a thank you for stopping by! Feel free to browse the shop, and swing by from time to time for updates and planner talk.

Jordan x

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