MiGoals is most known for their diaries and journals but they also produce other products including their line of Get Shit Done notebooks. I got several of their A6 Get Shit Done notebooks ($4.77 USD) recently, not to be confused with the I Got Shit to Do notepads that I make.
On the cover of most of the MiGoals notebooks is a lovely debossed foil stamped “Get Shit Done” lettering. The notebook I tested had the lettering small, in a tone-on-tone look which was subtle and not so in your face that I couldn’t carry this book to work.
The cover is very heavyweight cardstock. Inside, is a slip sheet with inspirational info about MiGoals and the GSD (Get Shit Done) mission. It’s pretty charming and life-affirming. On the first page of the notebook is also an uplifting quote.
On the next page of the book are tips for how to tackle your daily to do lists. This may be helpful if you don’t have a system in place already. I also included the flip side of the slip sheet and the next page of the notebook which is what all the subsequent pages look like.
The interior paper is 100gsm. There are 48 pages in each book and the paper is a warm white color. At the top of each page is a place to add the date and the first three lines are numbered one through three for your top three items. If you want to continue to number things you certainly could. At the end of each line is a dot that can be used to check off or mark when the task is completed or migrated to another page.
I tested lots of different pens to see how the paper handled ink. The lines are pretty close together (about 5mm spacing) so I didn’t push to super broad points.
I went ahead and continued my writing samples on the back side which means you can see if there was any bleed through. No. That 100gsm paper is pretty thick and durable. There is no feathering either.
For size clarity, I photographed the A6 next to a Field Notes for scale. I like the A6 size. While it’s probably not back pocket pocket pocketable, the A6 fits nicely into the pocket of a bag.
The nice thing with the MiGoals notebooks is that you can purchase these individually instead of in sets of three like many other pocket notebooks. The paper is good quality and the covers are heavier weight than a lot of books.
Thanks to MiGoals and Milligram,
I have two Get Shit Done A6 Pocket Notebooks to giveaway. One is in an out-of-print color (bright blue with white lettering) and one is black-on-black. So, I will pick two winners for this giveaway.
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