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What is the OPIC™ Planning System?

The OPIC™ planning system is specifically designed for Artists, Designers, Crafters, and all Creative Professionals.

The OPIC™ planning system is a guide to goal setting and action planning specifically designed for creative professionals. Using the OPIC™ planning system you’ll establish detailed goals for yourself that are realistic and achievable. Goals that, while specific and measured, are still exciting and inspirational.

As a Business LifeStyle Coaches working extensively with creative clients, and drawing upon  industry knowledge, we wanted to develop an easy to use planning system for the ArtSHINE creative community. The OPIC™ planning system is a system creative professionals can pick up and apply in any creative practice. It’s a system that you can use to motivate yourself and take charge of your Business LifeStyle.

The OPIC™ planning system resonates with artists and designers because it’s specifically created with creative passion in mind.

  • Define your strengths and weaknesses.

  • Understand what aspects of business you need to focus on to be successful.

  • Stay on track and still have time to create.

  • Execute, review and follow up with your desire, passion, and purpose.

  • Priortise and organise your creative business and keep you on track with your Business LifeStyle goals.

  • Hit your goals and be so excited you want to do more.

The OPIC™ planning system is very useful when it comes to goal setting. It will help you keep track of your progress and give you a clear process for planning each of your steps.

OPIC™ stands for:

  • Objective

  • Planning

  • Implementation

  • Commitment

Objective: Record the goals you want to achieve. Remember you want to write your goals in the present tense as if you have already achieved them.

Planning: In this section write down your action steps in a sequential order. If your goals are broad make sure you chunk down the tasks into smaller steps.

Implementation: In this section you can plan, outline, and delegate (for yourself and others) the specific tasks required to complete each action step.

By Whom: This section refers to whom will action each of the steps you have planned. It could be yourself or others.

By When: Note the time or date when you anticipate the task will be actioned and completed.

Validation: Indicate ‘Y’ or ‘N’  to the task has been actioned.

Commitment: This section is a critical section for you as you work towards achieving your goals. Focus on the reasons why you have set out to achieve your goals, and how you will maintain your mindset as you encounter hurdles and setbacks. This final section is where you can also record what you’ve learned as you worked towards achieving your goal. Write down the key “wins” and “gains” from your journey have been.

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The OPIC Planner Diary is available for Free Download until the end of February  2014 when it will be back to full price at $29 USD.

To receive your free OPIC Planner Diary CLICK HERE to DOWNLOAD NOW!

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 Also, as an added bonus you will receive 8 BONUS OPIC weekly emails to motivate and help you on track with your goals.

  • Monthly Goals Planner

  • Daily Priorities Planner

  • Goals Achieved & Rewards

  • Next Year Goals Planner.


Vinh Van Lam
the authorVinh Van Lam
Vinh Van Lam, co-founder of ArtSHINE, is a visionary art coach and entrepreneur with a passion for fostering creativity. With a diverse background in art and business, he brings a unique perspective to empower emerging artists, enabling them to thrive in the dynamic art industry through the innovative platform of ArtSHINE.


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