Our Kickstarter campaign opened on January 2, 2018 and closed on February 8, 2018, with a total of 6,097 backers!
(But if you still haven’t ordered EVO yet… Don’t worry, we’re still live on IndieGoGo!)
If you placed an order by backing our project on Kickstarter, you should have recently received an email updating you on the status of your order.
If you have any questions related to the EVO Kickstarter campaign or your Kickstarter pledge, please email us directly at email@example.com with the name and email address you used during the campaign.
We’re still in the planning/building stages for our e-Commerce store and Amazon listing, but we plan to have these up and running by Fall 2018.
The Backer Survey is the survey you receive after you order your EVO Flow System on either Kickstarter or IndieGoGo. This survey is how we collect your Brain Type and shipping information, as well as the place where you have the opportunity to order an add-on items.
If you place an order or pledge/back one of our campaigns but you don’t fill out this survey, we are not able to send your order to you because we don’t have your address! So please make sure to fill out your survey in a timely manner so your order is not delayed.
The Backer Survey is not to be confused with the Brain Type Assessment (BTA), which helps you determine which Brain Type you are and which EVO Style you should get. Please note that even if you have taken the BTA, you will still need to complete the Backer Survey.
You can make changes to your order or update your address using the link in the Survey email at any time. If you’re having trouble, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you pledged on Kickstarter, or on IndieGoGo more than 12 days ago, you should have already received your Backer Survey via email. If you can’t find your survey, try searching your email inbox with the phrases “Project EVO” or “BackerKit” (BackerKit is the survey host), and be sure to look in your spam/junk folders.
If you still can’t locate your survey and it’s been more than 12 days since you initiated your pledge, please email us at email@example.com so we can re-send it.
If you pledged on IndieGoGo less than 12 days ago, hang in there! You should receive your survey within 11 days after placing your order. Sometimes the good things in life take a little time… 😉
After you fill out your Backer Survey and give us your shipping address within that Survey (otherwise we can’t ship your order to you!), your order will be processed for shipping.
Once your order is ready to be shipped, you will receive an email with a tracking number letting you know that your order is on it’s way to you!
This process may take a while (weeks or even months!), due to the nature of crowdfunding projects like EVO. We appreciate your patience and understanding while we work out the kinks of turning this project into a reality. 🙂
Shipping costs are calculated based on our shipping partners and the standard rates for US carriers.
As of August, 2018, we are currently only accepting new orders to be shipped within the U.S. S
tay tuned for future information about International shipping!
If you have placed an order on Kickstarter, you should have recently received an email from us updating you on the shipping status for your order. Please email us directly with any questions regarding your Kickstarter order: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can update your address at any time within the Backer Survey, right up until we ship your order! If you need help, please contact us at email@example.com
If you haven’t received an email from us with a tracking number for your order, that is a sign that we have not shipped your order yet. 😉
Once your order ships, you will receive an email with a tracking number as well as estimated time of arrival.
Yes! We have a 30 Day Money-Back Guarantee. If you’re not satisfied with your EVO planner for any reason during the first 30 days*, just submit your claim, send it back**, and we’ll happily process your refund!
Claims can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*30 days from the day you receive your order.
**Shipping and/or restocking fees may apply.
You’re able to return* any EVO item for any reason for the first 30 days after you receive EVO in the mail. Please submit a claim to initiate the return process by emailing us at email@example.com.
If 30 Days have passed, we can only accept returned* items that have been unopened and are able to be restocked.
*Shipping and/or restocking fees may apply.
There are three main sections of the planners: Daily, Weekly, and Monthly. The Weekly and Monthly pages are currently the same across all four planners for each Brain Type, though that may change in the future.
The Daily Pages of each planner have been tailored to how each Brain Type operates. There are different tips and quotes for each Brain Type on the daily pages to help that Brain Type grow and evolve, different prompts to help each Brain Type thrive on a daily basis, and different ways of setting up the plan for the day based on our research of what each Brain Type finds most effective.
The EVO Flow System is a quarterly planning system, including an app and physical planner. Each physical planner from the first print round comes with 3 Monthly spreads, 12 Weekly spreads, and 90 Daily spreads, but subsequent print rounds will include 4 monthly spreads, 14 weekly spreads, and 90 daily spreads (we’re constantly EVOlving and improving our system with the help of feedback from our users!).
One EVO can cover approximately 3 months if you use it every single day.
If you’re interested in a yearly option, we recommend the Annual EVO Flow System, which includes 4 physical EVO planners. You can order it here on our IndieGoGo Campaign!
There are no dates printed in the planner. 😉
No, but only because there are ZERO dates printed in the EVO planners! No matter when you receive your EVO, you can start using it that day!
For those who order during our Kickstarter and IndieGoGo Campaigns, we are providing a modified Daily spread for each type that you are welcome to print out as many times as you like! You can access these pages here!
You can also follow along with the daily planning audio guides provided in the EVO App to help you plan any time, anywhere!
Yes! For those who order during our Kickstarter and IndieGoGo campaigns, we are providing a modified Daily spread for each type that you are welcome to print out as many times as you like! Click here to download!
The iOS App is available for download NOW in the App Store. Click here to download it!
The Android version of the app is currently in development and we are currently estimating it will be released in Fall 2018.
We are currently anticipating that the Android App will be available in Fall 2018.
Currently, we are only focused on iOS and Android markets.
There is only one app to download, and many core features of the app will be the same for everyone.
However, your account within the app will show you specific nuances based on your Brain Type and will have various Brain Type specific features that will continue to grow as the app evolves.
The main purpose of the EVO App is to work in unison with the EVO Planner. However, the app can also be used entirely on its own! We’ve provided audio guides within the app to help you plan your day, as well as a manual entry feature to keep track of your data without a physical EVO Planner.
And when the app is used with the EVO Planner, it makes the planner experience even better by helping you keep track of your growth and progress.
When you scan the EVO section of your planner or log a manual entry on a daily basis, the app will keep track of that data and show you how you are evolving over time. This includes what days are your most/least productive, trends in workflow, ways you can improve, and much more.
We’ll be constantly working to grow and improve the EVO Flow System, including the App. If you have any suggestions or feedback for us, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org!
The app is free, and this free version will contain everything you need to be successful within the EVO System.
We will also be adding some premium tools that you can pay a monthly subscription fee to access if you would like to enhance your EVO experience.
For our early adopters who have supported our crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo and Kickstarter, we are offering a low premium price of $3 per month, which you can lock in now and keep forever! As we grow the premium features of the app, this price will increase, so don’t wait if you want in on this deal! 😉
You can download the iOS version of the app by clicking here!
(We’re working on the Android version currently and the same deal will be available there too!)
We have a few other products in addition to the EVO Flow System. These items are currently only available in the Add-On section of the Backer Survey (see above!). Once we get our e-Commerce store and Amazon listing up and running (see above!), these items will be available for purchase on their own.
EVO Go is a supplemental addition to your EVO Flow System… These 4×6 note cards are customized to your Brain Type and are a lightweight, convenient way to take EVO with you everywhere!
The EVO pen holder adheres to your EVO Planner so you never lose your writing tool!
Due to popular demand, we created printable versions of the daily pages for each Brain Type for customers to use while they wait for their order to arrive. If you backed us on Kickstarter or IndieGoGo, you can download the pages by confirming your order here: projectevo.org/print-evo
This is for our high performers and those who want to guarantee success. Once enrolled, you will meet virtually with one of our professional EVO coaches on a weekly basis, for either 4 weeks or 12 weeks, depending on which coaching package you select. Your coach will help you ensure that you’re meeting your goals, being held accountable, and feeling supported on your EVO journey.
If you’re interested in getting started with the EVO Coaching and want the most value for the cost, please click here.
Currently you can enroll in our coaching program by purchasing 4 or 12 sessions. To do so, please view our coaching perk packages here.
Yes, you can! Check out our “What is a One-On-One Advanced Brain Type Deep Dive” answer below for details!
This is a 60 minute individual session with the #1 Brain Type expert and creator of the BTA — Beckett Hanan, who will help you discover the deeper nuances of your Brain Type. Who are you really? Why do you do what you do? And you’ll also find out how you can apply this information to your life to get real results.
If you’re interested in doing an Advanced Brain Type Deep Dive, please email us for pricing: email@example.com
We have recently changed the way we frame the BTA to help you get into the right frame of mind before taking it, as well as adding in a page at the end that will help you find your Brain Type if you feel the assessment didn’t quite nail you. Hopefully this will make it easier to find the best fit for you.
Although we’ve found that our Brain Type Assessment is accurate for the majority of people, it is a tool that helps increase self-awareness, rather than a scientific measurement. As a result, there will always be a few people that don’t get the right Brain Type result on the first try. This could happen because you took the test on an off day, or while you were distracted.
At the end of the BTA, if your result doesn’t seem to fit you, we have a link you can follow to go through a process that will help you figure out what the best fit is. You can also access that here at any time: projectevo.org/brain-type-clarity
Although your BTA result could change if you take the assessment over and over and base your answers on how you feel in a given moment, this is not indicative of a true preference switch.
Brain Type only represents one small part of who you are, and although humans are dynamic and will undoubtedly grow and change, Brain Type is a preference akin to being left or right handed. It’s unlikely that your Brain Type preference will ever actually change, although as you get older, you might use your Secondary Brain Type more regularly, in conjunction with your Primary Brain Type.
First off, please remember that 1. We all use a little bit of each Brain Type process to some degree, and 2. Brain Type does not even begin to describe every single aspect of people. The processes we refer to are only a small piece of what makes you who you are– a unique individual with your own talents, experiences, insights, and gifts.
During our years of preliminary research, we have found that people’s Primary Brain Type always corresponds with a specific Secondary Brain Type, because of the natural flow and balance of each Brain Type process. This is what we have observed:
Primary Oracles are always Secondary Explorers
Primary Explorers are always Secondary Oracles
Primary Architects are always Secondary Alchemists
Primary Alchemists are always Secondary Architects
We know this, because of two simple principles:
1) As humans, we are all able to process information in our minds, and deal with information in the world around us.
2) We all have the capacity to have ideas and understanding of abstract thought, as well as the capacity for understanding concrete, practical information.
The Primary and Secondary Brain Type describe this holistic balance of our preferences.
As a reminder:
Architects lead with a concrete internal process
Explorers lead with a concrete external process
Oracles lead with an abstract internal process
Alchemists lead with an abstract external process
A person can’t function as an Oracle with a secondary Alchemist (for example) because we all need to have some degree of balance between the abstract and the concrete.
For example, if you were 100% abstract (Alchemist + Oracle), you wouldn’t have a healthy way to process concrete information in the real world—you’d be some sort of equivalent of a brain in a jar on a shelf. 😛
On the flip side, you can’t be 100% concrete (Architect + Explorer), because no human exists solely in their 5-senses concrete experiences— that would be like some sort of robot who isn’t able to handle even the simplest abstract thought or idea (for example, reading this page would be impossible!).
In addition, everyone deals with processing information out in the world (we are all able to communicate and affect change on other people and the world around us in a variety of ways), as well as processing information internally (we’re all capable of thought and reflection in our own minds). This means we must have some preference for dealing with information externally and internally. As you can see, Primary and Secondary Brain Types explain this balance.
Some of us use our Primary and Secondary Brain Types fairly often (you could say with a 60%/40% kind of split), while others mostly focus on their Primary almost exclusively (more like 80%/20%). When you take all of these factors into account, hopefully you’ll find that understanding the relationship between Primary and Secondary Brain Types is relatively easy.
You can check out our blog here!
We’re continually adding new information about Brain Type Theory and how it relates to your growth and EVOlution!
No, the BTA isn’t based on any other assessment or system.
Brain Type started with a deep understanding of the patterns of human processing Swiss psychologist Carl Gustav Jung observed in his work. This is the main foundation of our Brain Type framework.
Beckett Hanan (the creator of the Brain Type Assessment) and the rest of our team have spent years researching, testing, and applying Jung’s theories through coaching and interviewing thousands of people. This includes over 20 distinct variations of our assessment, hundreds of hours of 1-on-1 work, and over 100,000 test takers!
From this, we have created our unique language for describing how people’s brains work. Although a couple of other assessments use Jung’s work for their theories, the foundation of how we approach Jung’s work and how we have evolved it into this dynamic system is unique to Brain Type Theory.
Technically, everyone uses some element of all four Brain Types. But since Brain Type focuses on the one we prefer to use most of the time, we generally focus on your Primary Brain Type, and to a lesser degree, your Secondary Brain Type.
Think about the fact most people use both hands to type, and probably most fingers (on a keyboard at least). But when you go to grab a pen to sign your name, you probably prefer to use one hand and a certain arrangement of fingers that makes it comfortable for you to hold that pen.
Why? It’s not because you never use the other hand, it’s just that you have come to prefer a certain hand.
Brain Type exists to help you figure out your Primary Brain Type preference. Some people have stronger preferences, and some are more in the middle and switch back and forth between their Primary and Secondary Brain Types more often (just like someone are more ambidextrous than others). But in our experience, everyone has a consistent preference.