How to Use Plans & Purposes

How to Use Plans & Purposes

When we launched Plans and Purposes: A 12 Month Workbook in 2016, we at Olivia Women had one question: How could we help other women like ourselves to make the most of their upcoming year? And so we set out to create a tool to help us put action into our goals and dreams, and thus came our first workbook. We hope that by this time, you have already started your journey to focusing on just three plans for 2017, and that you have begun to partner with a friend or enlisted mentor, and have map out your plans. To find out more about how we designed the workbook to be used and how you can maximize it, watch this short video where our founder Mrs. Bo, co-founder Chrina Cuna-Henson, and I break down the steps:

Here’s what’s in the Olivia Women team’s Plans and Purposes:

  • Mrs. Bo, founder: “Projects for home and online channels, education goals–my master’s degree and Philip’s set up.”
  • Larissa Joson, style editor: “Take better care of my finances by investing in stocks and keeping my credit card expenses down, plus read God’s word every day. I was able to enroll in a financial seminar and will be investing, and I already limited my credit card expenses this month! I was also able to achieving my reading goals.”
  • Mau Alvero, brand director: “Learn (watch five documentaries and read two books), make (cook, create short videos and design), and sustain (continue the habits that I started last month).”
  • Ronna Capili Bonifacio, editor in chief: “Start my book projects, read at least one book a month, declutter our entire home!”

We want to hear from you–how has Plans and Purposes helped you so far? And what’s your top three for 2017?
Share it with us and comment below!


Special thanks to Lovely Santiago, Jae Rosales Lolo, and May McShine for the video | Makeup by Bea Colet using MAC Cosmetics

Ronna is a writer, columnist, and editor who has worked in magazine and digital publishing for 10 years with Philippines' top broadcasting networks and a major broadsheet. She co-authored two books, I Do! An Insider's Guide for Brides and Face: Beauty for Every Woman, both published by Philippine Daily Inquirer Lifestyle. She and her husband Bojo, a kids pastor, have two small children, Vera and Mateo. When Ronna isn’t looking for crayon bits inside a toddler mouth or watching impromptu concerts, she attempts to read for fun. She is #littlegirlwrites, because she proudly stands at 5 feet--when wearing 4-inch heels. Follow her blog at


  1. Tina Templa

    7 February

    Hi! Is it still possible to order three plans and purposes workbook? 🙂 i hope it’s not yet too late. Looking forward to your positive feedback.
    Thank you!

    Tina Templa