Who’s the boss? You are, with the desk jotter that keeps your schedule, to-do lists, and the full month ahead cool, calm, and all under control. WORK IT! features 17 months of calendar grids with plenty of room for jotting in plans, events, and notes—plus a bonus page each month with cheerful prompts, lists, and space for doodling during the 9-to-5. There are list headings that helpfully put priorities in their place: Need to Do, Want to Do, and Worry about It Next Month. Uplifting expressions: “Follow your enthusiasm.” “Wing it with confidence.” With vouchers to pass out to colleagues and friends, like an “instant good mood” card, a favor punch card (good for six favors!), and a coupon for a rain check.
Mary Kate McDevitt, a letterer and illustrator based in Philadelphia, finds inspiration in making up motivational phrases for herself. She hand-lettered the very phrases that she used to inspire herself to start an online shop, promote her work, and get stuff done. She is the author of Hand-Lettering Ledger.