I hope you enjoy it, I know from past comments we all love learning from other peoples experience and seeing the pictures of the inside of their Filofax.
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'How I Use My Filofax' - James Franklin
I first fell in love with Filofax when I saw the Winchester at age 14. I was too small to spend a few hundred bucks on a leather-made black binder. My dream came true a few years ago when I managed to buy one at an online auction and absolutely love it since then.
My organiser is divided into these sections:
- The goal section keeps my mission statement, my wife's and my annual targets
- The schedule section has to-do lists, yearly and weekly schedule sheets
- The note section stores diaries, ideas, extracts from newspapers and magazines
- The finance section keeps records of my spending and household budget
- Some plastic envelopes hold receipts and business cards
Diary sheets keep records of when I woke up, went to the office, left there and went to bed. I also write down at least one thing that I am grateful for, for instance good health, support from my spouse or the fact that I have work. It's repetitive most of the time but is fine because this is based on my belief that happiness stems in part from gratitude.
For note taking, I use a Filofax leather jotter holding three blank sheets. Each note has a title and a small box. I tick the box after inputting the title in a computer text file so that it's easy to search later. Notes and diaries are archived in plastic binders, which I read regularly, like a book.
Although I use an iPhone mainly for calling, texting and checking news sites, I don't think it can replace a Filofax. My organiser is like a map, compass and travel journal, tracking my progress to long-term goals, showing where I am and pointing to where to go.
I believe "you never actually own a Filofax. You merely look after it for the next generation.'' Sounds familiar? Google Patek Philippe!
Thank you James, you might also like to check out his blog. James also sent me a pdf of his daily diary page which is available for you to download and try out.