New Personal Development Resources

I've added three new templates in the personal development resources section of the site. This follows up on the free templates first seen in "Progress Tracking and Beyond". After a request to convert these templates into PDF format, I looked around on my PC to see what other templates I could share.

Free Templates

There are three new templates in total. They're very simple, but they were designed that way so it wouldn't matter if I spilt tea on them or made a mistake. The first template is a blog scheduler, the second is a to-do list and the third is a daily planner.

Blog Schedule

This is the template I use on all of my blogs to try and keep some form of order in the chaos. It's setup to use four steps for creating each post, which I outlined in "How a blog article is born".


To-Do List

I usually have a dozen or so projects going off at any time, so I created this little to-do list to be used with any project. It's meant to be as generic as possible, so it can be used for just about anything.


Daily Planner

This little template breaks the day into half-hour chunks that can be used to schedule your day. See "How to create an effective schedule" for a complete guide on creating a schedule that works.


You can find more printable templates in the resources section.

These templates are released under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 Licence, which means you're welcome to share and modify them as long as you keep the original link and don't use them for commercial purposes.

Posted in: General | Comments (12)


#1 | | October 09, 2007 at 09:33AM


I can't recall quite how I came upon your site but I am sure glad I did. Some great resources here and brilliant ideas, thanks.

#2 | | October 12, 2007 at 08:24PM

What a great resource! Thanks for sharing this!

#3 | | October 13, 2007 at 07:18PM

Hey Phil, great Blog! Lots of awesome information. Love your scheduling templates - thanks!

#4 | | October 18, 2007 at 02:27AM

Great list of resources. Keep up the good blogging

#5 | | October 18, 2007 at 08:43AM

Thanks for the compliments everyone!

#6 | | October 27, 2007 at 05:28PM

Hi, I found this site through the 'Blogosphere'.

What a great resource for us bloggers without any order.

Many thanks,


#7 | | October 29, 2007 at 09:39PM

Hi Phil

Great Blog u have created - I too manage a Blog which deals with self improvement and personal growth - I would be glad to refer my visitors to your books and templates - I think this is a great and very useful idea to build such.

Can I please get your permission to point them to your blog?

I would be very glad to get some professional opinion and feedback from you as well regarding my blog content

If u find my articles interesting please refer your visitors to my blog as well

Many Thanks


#8 | | January 02, 2008 at 12:08PM

Phil, thank you for these wonderful resources.

#9 | | February 01, 2008 at 06:57PM

Do you allow me to post your templates on my website for free? I will mention it is from you!


#10 | | February 03, 2008 at 01:39PM

Dennis: Yep, you're free to post them on your website and modify them as long as you keep the original link and don't use them for commercial purposes :)

#11 | | July 31, 2013 at 03:44AM

Hi, I was wondering what the "P" stands for on your To-Do List? My office has been having a good time debating it, but now I'm curious…

Thanks for the list! Saves me 10 mins having to make one!

#12 | | August 01, 2013 at 02:36AM

I'm afraid it's nothing exciting - the P is for "priority". Usually I just put an up arrow for high priority items.

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