21 October 2016

Free All Friday No 414

When ever I share one of the old Filofax catalogues a common theme to the comments is typically:
'I wish we still we able to buy those inserts these days'
Back in the 1980's and early 1990's there was a huge range of very esoteric inserts available. Some that were not obvious as to how they were supposed to be used!

During the spell when I wasn't using a Filofax and I had been using an electronic organiser the whole range changed (read as - was decimated!)

When I emerged again in 2005 and started using a Filofax again, I was surprised by how much was no longer available. I still had some unused inserts from the 1980's. So I recreated some for my own use, not for commercial use.

It was from recreating some of the old inserts I discovered Philofaxy... and the rest is history!

So do you have any specific insert needs that you have seen in the old catalogues? May be we can create an updated version of some of them.

Since it is Friday, all organiser related topics are welcome as well of course!

20 October 2016

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 34

Listeners Question.

Cara Jonkers asked in the Plannerology Facebook Group " I would love an episode on how Steve's planning habits / process has changed over the life of the podcasts.

I know you touch on it in most episodes - but the journey to get to where he is now in one podcast I think would be helpful and insightful."

So I was not prepared for this, but I hope that I answered Cara's question well enough.

If you have ideas for future episodes please send them to steve at philofaxy dot com

Show Notes (timings approximate)
00:00 - Introductions
01:00 - The question....
02:30 - Have my planning habits changed?
04:30 - The changes through the year
06:30 - Getting things written down
08:00 - Time Bank
08:30 - Time Investment article in Paper Planning Magazine
09:15 - Splitting your time during the day
10:00 - Motivation
11:00 - Steve's other voluntary work (RSGB ETCC)
15:00 - Project management
16:30 - Dual calendars for Home and Work
17:30 - Going over to one organiser instead of two, the arrival of the A5 Heritage
19:20 - A6 Time Management Inserts
20:00 - What am I using/looking at on a regular basis?
21:00 - Not always carrying my planner away from home!
22:00 - Carrying an A5 all the time
23:00 - Try and pick your size wisely
25:00 - 2017 inserts ready
25:30 - Contextualising tasks and how I use my inserts
27:00 - Regular reviews
28:00 - Podcast workflow
29:00 - Final thoughts

Episode 34 - Listeners Question.

A direct download is also available here: Episode34.mp3

Show notes: A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf

NB: A5 is in A4 format so it can be scaled to suit A5 or A6 size. Personal is for printing direct on Personal size paper.

Presenters - Karine Tovmassian and Steve Morton
Editing and production - Steve Morton

Our Websites:
Karine: Plannerology, Karine Tovmassian (IG)
Steve: Philofaxy, Travellers Notebook Times, Mr Philofaxy (IG)

Naturally we would love to hear your feedback on the podcast. If you use iTunes please gives us your rating or reviews of the podcast.

Previous Episodes:

33 - Pens and other writing instruments - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
32 - Proper storage, care and shipping of planners, rings etc - A5 docx pdf Personal docx pdf
31 - Guest Interview - Louise Umeki - Plannercon 2017 - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
30 - Form Following Function -  A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
29 - Seasonal To Do Lists - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
28 - Making and keeping annual goals - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
27 - Organising the family - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
26 - Guest interview - Theresa Hall - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
25 - Guest interview - Ray Blake - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
24 - Defining the important things from the urgent things - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
23 - Guest interview with Rita Sedani - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
22 - Printing your own inserts - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
21 - How to derail your planning system by over thinking - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
20 - Digital devices/services and your analogue planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
19 - What To Keep In Your 'Others' Tab - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
18 - Zombie Apocalypse Preparation - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
17 - Managing Finances In Your Planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
16 - Planning for those of us who actually can't live without planning, with guest co-host Carie Harling - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
15 - Automation NirvanaA5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
14 - Work Life Balance and Your Planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
13 - GTD Productivity And Using Your Paper Planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
12 - Job Seeking and Keeping - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
11 - Planner Fail -  A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
10 - Planner Hacks - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
9 - Planner Planning - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
8 - Choosing Inserts - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
7 - How do you carry your planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
6 - Planners on the go - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
5 - Why would you pay more than the price of a Filofax? - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
4 - Using Your Planner To Create Permanent Habit Changes - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
3 - Getting on with two or more planners - A5 docx pdf Personal docx pdf
2 - Where to start your planning journey and why - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
1 - What size and why....  - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf

19 October 2016

My Own 'Pocket Slim'

Tim recently provided us with two posts about the new Lockwood Pocket Slim and about how he started using it.

Well I have my own version of this size/format.  First of all let me describe this beauty for you. 

It is a very dark pebbly leather, almost black as you can see from the photographs below.  

With the organiser open in the front inside cover there are four vertical card slots with a vertical slip pocket behind them.

The rings are 11mm Krause rings, which click nice and tightly shut.

In the inside back cover there are two vertical slip pockets and a full leather pen loop which is quite generous in size, it will take my Uniball Vision Elite pens with no difficulty at all.

Looking down from above you will notice it has a full width back pocket too, which will take extra documents and notes as well.

Unlike the Filofax Lockwood Pocket Slim this has a clasp to hold it closed. The style of the clasp is similar to that used on other brands of organisers.

Overall a very nice organiser, one slight issue.... there is no makers name on it at all. I've been over it with a magnifying glass to try and spot any clues as to the name of the maker. 

The person that sold it to me via Adspot, did not know the make either, but we agreed a very reasonable price for it! 

What will I use it for? Good question, notes I think and for carrying other documents and loose papers and reward cards which I hate cluttering up my compact wallet. 

Yes I'm getting used to using smaller ring organisers.... how about you? 

18 October 2016

Web Finds - 18 October 2016

So I hope you have had a good weekend.

So now it is time to enjoy a great collection of blog posts and videos from around the internet.

So here are a selection of the latest Filofax videos for your enjoyment.
  1. Franklin Covey | Compact Ava | Gut Swap - OurDreamyNest
  2. Rings and Strings - Rita Weaver
  3. Planners: Update- Franklin Covey, Kate Spade, Happy Planner and more! - Kaye Bella
  4. 2016 Fall DayTimer Flip Through and Review - LadyNik Brisard
  5. September Monthly Review: Filofax Bullet Journal - Brandy Michelle Plans
  6. UNBOXING: Gillio Compagna (Medium) Dark Brown - My Wonderful Bookland
  7. Filofax Pocket Penny Bridge Review - Elaine Canha
  8. Christmas Planner Set Up 2016 : My Pretty Week : Paperchase : Personal Planner : Filofax : - Ugly Bug Plans 
  9. Filofax Butterfly Planner Setup | creativediary - creative diary
  10. Filofax up-date - Eli
  11. Fall Planner Tour ft. Happy Planner, Personal Filofax Malden, School Planning and Pocket Filo Wallet - The Personified Pen
  12. How I customize my Filofax Malden Ochre - Wie ich meinen Planer einrichte - Ines Plannergirl
  13. Filofax Divider Giveaway, die Auslosung!!!:) - Lalalunia
  14. October Setup: Filofax Bullet Journal - Brandy Michelle Plans
  15. Who lives there now - BBC London Magazine
  16. Functional Plan With Me Personal Filofax 10/17/2016- 10/23/2016 - PlansMeetPaper
  17. Lets look in my filofax planner - Mama's Nails 
  18. Meine FiloFax-/Planersammlung - Videowoche - HannaLena90
  • For tips on how to improve your videos, please see this post.  Also this video too Webfinds 
  • Your Filofax/Organiser Videos could appear in this list, just contact philofaxy at gmail dot com to be added to our monitoring list. 
My Week Posts
  1. My week #235 - Paper Lovestory
  2. DIY Weekly Planner Lay Out - Tales From A Polk County Girl
  3. My Week - The Stationery Geekette
  4. My Week #41 (2016) - Joannywhite.co.uk
  5. Plan My Week : UglyDori : BUJO Inserts - Ugly Bug Does Life

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