This video covers how I plan my year, including quarterly, monthly, weekly and daily milestones. This is a highly efficient planning tool, that I use every day to execute and improve.
The tool works better than any other “todo lists” and productivity planners I have come across because it aligns your yearly goals with quarterly, monthly, weekly and daily tasks that make it all happen. If a task is not aligned with your yearly goals, you are essentially wasting time and they shouldn’t be on your todo list (you out-delegate it eg. cooking, cleaning, shopping).
You can watch how I use it here (and download the template):
You can download the monthly planning template here (and copy-paste it to OneNote).