► Passion Planning with Kim!

Dear Friends,

Yesterday I shared with you the e-mail that inspired the Dear Kim Sessions. I wrote, ” I don’t know how it will go… but it is an idea, a way to connect with IENs, like you suggested” based on this blog.

Dear Kim has specific goals, to provide, “the encouragement, hope and support that people really need.”

Today I spent much of my day, at a cafe, working on my goals for the 2016 year, figuring out how to integrate my New Years Resolution of creating 6 new YouTube Channels, excited to use my Passion Planner.

Now, I have been planning for the upcoming year as long as I can remember. January has always been a time that I sit down and contemplate my goals, and then create plans to achieve them, adding dates, and writing them in my planner.

Being a creative person, much of my planning is different from how most left-brained people plan. It involves pictures, diagrams, mindmaps and charts. I use reams and reams of blank paper when I am planning… and lots and lots of colour!  Then I set to work and achieve. That is how I made it through two degrees. That is how I have reached every goals I have set for myself. That is how CELBANPrep came to being. That is how I have engaged in research and development over the past seven years. That is how I am planning my 2016 in preparation for my new adventure in 2017.

Last year my friend, EFL teacher and Career Coach introduced me to the Passion Planner. I didn’t give it much thought. It is pretty much what I already do, but that was in the summer, and while I repeat the whole process in September, I printed out the last few months of the year, but didn’t pay to much attention to it… mostly because my goals were not yet clearly defined.

But as I wrote in my New Year Message, I am so excited about the work I am about to do this year! And the Passion Planner is the perfect tool! Check it out:

Get YOUR Passion Planners

Here is a description from the website,

Passion Planner helps people break down their long and short terms goals into more actionable steps and gives them a place to incorporate these steps into their daily lives.

I wanted people to use this planner as a compass they could use to guide their daily decisions. It’s simple. You ask yourself: is what I am going to do today going to get me closer to my goals? Yes? Do it. No? Don’t do it.

I wanted to make a tool that encouraged people not only to start thinking about their goals, but make taking action towards them a part of their daily lives. And that’s how Passion Planner was born.

It really is a great story of how they came to be. But what really got me was the following picture.

Learn more about Passion Planners



Anyway, while I mapped out my goals, prioritized them, and created a timeline in preparation for my very own Passion Planner that I printed out and took to the print shop to have bound, I thought, “Hey, maybe this would be a good idea for my Dear Kim Sessions!” The more I thought about it the more excited I got.

Go to The CELBAN Trap 4 WaysThis idea fits perfectly with what I have seen over the past seven years in the CELBAN Trap: 4 Ways IENs Fall. Passion Planning Dear Kim Sessions would provide support, hope and encouragement to:


  • (Check out the CELBAN Trap: 4 Ways IENs Fall to discover which one, if any, you are!)

So, if you are like me and looking forward to the new year (setting new goals and achieving them) then join me for the Passion Planning Dear Kim Session on January 12 at 12:00 PST. (If there is enough interest expressed in comments or e-mails, I can also create an evening session.)

Passion Planning Dear Kim Sessions will be on-going: once a month to keep us accountable, to overcome challenges, and to celebrate milestones.

What you need to do is:

  1. Register through the IEPC Learning Center Event Calendar (Registration Deadline January 11.
  2. Download and Print your own Passion Planner (the pre-amble and for January at least)
  3. Make a donation to Angelia Trinidad
  4. Decide on your personal and professional goals:
    1. in 3 months
    2. in one year
    3. in three years
    4.  during your lifetime

Then, join me as together we integrate these 8 goals using the Passion Planner from now and “to infinity and beyond” 🙂 .

Come Passion Plan with me!

Looking forward to having you join me on this journey! Oh, and if you have friends that are interested: the more the merrier! Everyone is welcome, even if they are not nurses!



P.S. I have lowered the price for both of the CELBAN Trap books. For January 2016 you can own them for $4.99 CND each, or you can get them for free with a Kindle Unlimited Subscription. Remember, they are available internationally! Check out your local Amazon site.

Learn more about Kindle Unlimited


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