Planning for next year

I am a person who likes (and needs) to plan, organize and write down my days and life. Last year I went on the hunt for the perfect day planner for my needs and after trying out a few different ones, I finally found the Day Designer.

It has been a great planner for me. I love the day-per-page layout, goal setting worksheets and daily gratitude. The community and inspiration that comes along with Day Designer has also been a pretty great resource as well. Each month they share free downloadable pages and challenges. You saw that I posted about the “Daily Gratitude Challenge” last month, which I actually completed, and it was a great exercise to take a step back and think about things I’m lucky to have in my life.

I’ve just purchased my 2017 Day Designer and got the brand new 2017 Mini Edition in the Pink Painterly Stripe, Belle & Blush exclusive edition design. It was a very hard decision between this one and the black & white striped cover that I had last year. Like seriously I had to ask a few of my work friends which one to choose!

I’m super excited for this to arrive so I can begin planning for 2017. I’ve got some dreams spinning around in my head that I need to get sorted out and written down.

Because I love the Day Designer so much, I signed up to be an affiliate,¬† so if you’re looking for a great new planner and click through from my blog link to purchase from their site, I get a little something back.

Happy Planning!






I’ve been with IQ PARTNERS since July of 2011 and it has been one of the best opportunities of my career. Last year I made it my personal goal to work my butt off and make it to Vice President.

Well guess what?

I did it!


My boss, Mark Rouse & I

On September 30, 2016 I was officially promoted to Vice President, Client Services at IQ PARTNERS. I had a lot of help from some great mentors and a supportive team around me. There is nothing better than coming in to work with a group of people you respect and admire and I love helping people make that next move in their career.

On another note, we’re hiring here at IQ PARTNERS, so if you’re a Recruiter looking to join a great team of high performing and super fun people, send me an email to fairlie[at]





Current Opportunities November 14 2016


I’ve got some great new roles that I’m hiring for this November and we’re in a very busy season. If you’re thinking of making a move, check out the jobs below or head over to IQ PARTNERS Job Board for all our current opportunities.

Qualified applicants, please feel free to apply online or email your Resume to me – fairlie[at]

Practicing Gratitude

I love my Day Designer planner and part of the reason is the inspiring community that came with it. For the month of November, Day Designer has created the Daily Gratitude Challenge – a month long challenge with a free page to download – and the goal is to write down every day what you are most grateful for.

The Day Designer has a Daily Gratitude box, but it’s honestly not something I use most of the time and it’s a really good habit to get into. It gets hard to think of the positives¬† when life throws you curveballs.

So for the past 13 day I have been doing just that and it’s been refreshing to think of something different every day. It allows me some time to be peaceful and reflect on the good things in my life.

So why don’t you put a little more gratitude in your life and join me in this challenge! Click the image below to get to free download.

Oh – and this is a post just from me, because I appreciate the positive message and want to spread it. No advertising here!




My horoscope today

Some good advice.


There may be a bit of restlessness in your psyche,

due to strong forces at work that are urging you to take action.

A dynamic feeling is in the air calling on you to get up and get a move-on.

Take this opportunity to push through some of your new ideas,

and make strides toward the completion of your goals.

Don’t let your emotions get in the way of your mental process.

via AstrologyZone