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08 July 2011

Free For All Friday No. 138

Now that we are just past the halfway point in the year, it's time to review those New Year's Resolutions you made back in January. How are they coming along? Are they still relevant, or has your situation changed? Now is the time to adjust your goals and note your progress, then gear up and get on track to complete them by the end of the year.

Do you write goals in your Filofax? How are your annual goals coming along?

And as always on Fridays, please feel free to discuss anything Filofax-related!

20 comments:

  1. Hi - not related to goals and new years resolutions as I only started out in the Filofax ways of getting organised earlier this year, thanks to one of your followers - she knows who she is - showing me her beautiful raspbery Chameleon at her boyfriends band practice!!! I am now addicted, but need some advice. I have decided that I need a new wallet, but am not sure whether a mini Filofax would really be big enough for this or whether I would be better off with a pocket one. And which model is most practical? Suggestions please :o)

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  2. I need help with goals - setting and managing - how do you do it?

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  3. I'm hoping to get to London in August - which Filofax shop is the best ti visit and why? Thanks!

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  4. I find the Mini to be too small to be practical, but the Pocket does the job - it does what it says,a and fits in the pocket nicely.

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  5. @Alison Neal Street and Conduit Street are the two main FF stockists and are both excellent in my experience. I don't think I'd want to express a preference - I'm in London Tuesday and will probably go to Conduit St, but that's just logistics really, not because I have a preference for one over the other.

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  6. I have same dilemma. Mini or pocket. Right now I use mini as my wallet/ID holder and I find it quite ok. I have WP2P insert and some papers for notes. It`s small enough to fit even my clutch. I sort of adjusted my mini Finsbury. I like the leather but it was too bulky and it didn`t lay flat. So i cut off the inside pocket and stiched/glued it back according my needs. I bought it for few pounds on ebay, so I wasn`t sorry to use scissors on my filo. Hope you won't hate me for that :o)

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  7. @LJ I think it depends on what you carry your wallet in. I found the mini fit into even smallish bags very well, but I found the coin bit really hard to deal with (have since gone back to a regular purse/wallet).

    The pocket is larger, therefore takes up more room, but is probably a bit more friendly to use.

    Why not get a cheap version of the one you think may be best (or one of each) from ebay, try them for a week or two, then you can resell them if you haven't fallen in love with them and/or get a more expensive one.

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  8. I've literally just taken delivery of an A5 Amazona in Red - this is second hand - very cheap on ebay - but it is showing signs of wear around the edges and is a bit 'mucky' in places. I have some leather 'cleaner' which I'll use on it, but has anyone used coloured creams to bring them back, or should I just stick with colourless ones? In other words can I feed to red, or just feed the leather and live with some wear and fading? (Which is not a problem, I just want it to look the best it can!)

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  9. Sorry - I'm not trying to take over Philofaxy, but I have more to say!

    I've made the decision to sell my personal binders as I just don't get on with them. I much prefer the A5 size. I'll put them on ebay this weekend (Sunday night), but in the mean time I wanted to see if anyone here was interested as I would like them to go to a good home.

    1. Brand new Ivory Deco in box with 2011 diary never opened. This comes with the standard set of inserts. This needs little description as you all know this model!
    2. Ivory Panama - has been used but you wouldn't know it. It's immaculate. The leather has a really lovely pearl effect and the inside is a pale tan leather - the rings are gold coloured. I so wish this was A5 as I love it! Officially no inserts, but if I find anything around I'll pop it in.

    If you are interested in making a reasonable offer please get in touch at ali at alisonreeves dot co dot uk. I'll be taking some picture over the weekend so can send them over if you want.

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  10. Alison
    Send me the pictures and the descriptions etc and I will put them on the Adspot page... it's free.. no commission...
    Steve

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  11. OK will do Steve - just as soon as I've sorted the pictures.

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  12. @LJ - Filofax UK has some very nice mini and pocket filos on half price - really nice leather ones. Might be worth a look - you can use the link on the main Philofaxy page.

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  13. Thanks for all the advice guys - think I will have another trawl on E-bay (saw a few bargains on there last night) and get a couple to try. Sure my DB won't be too annoyed if I get 2 more as I have just lost 2 pocket ones to my children :-)

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  14. I've been wondering the exact same thing about the mini filos, I'd love to see if one could work well as a wallet and have been very tempted by the mini brown Finchley and mini brown Amazona, both half price at the moment!

    I'm watching a few on ebay to see if i can trial one for a while, but I'm also thinking that at £32-£35 I'd be crazy not to get one of the ones on sale!
    I could always re-sell it as you say, Alison.
    My main issue is the coin pocket though, I tend to have a fair bit of change sometimes..

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  15. Goal setting sounds worse than it is. I found these sheets to be helpful in breaking a goal into action steps:

    http://getbuttonedup.com/2009/12/tool-free-printable-goal-list-form/

    That site also has a master goal tracker sheet that you may find helpful.

    Here is a tutorial of sorts on goal setting. Off to revisit mine and take inventory. Ugh.

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  16. @Sandra - thanks for the link - it looks like a really interesting site so I'll have a poke around it!

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  17. Adspot page? Well, I never saw that before ... it's awesome!!

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  18. Are there really no cotton cream page-per-day diaries?! In any country's store?

    Sorry if this is old news.

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  19. Just been to The Pen Shop and hubby treat me to a Pink A5 Filofax Flex and £30 worth of inserts for it. I've been after it for ages, I've proberley got more inserts than needed but then I've got the excuse to go and buy another Flex to fit them into.

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  20. It took me a while to warm up to the Mini. But I can no longer leave the house without. I do not use it as a planner (I use a Personal for that), but rather as a note book.
    I use it the way others would use a Moleskine, but I have the advantages of (many) extra pockets and the ability to refill and even reorganize pages.
    Best yet, it's the only size that actually fits in a shirt pocket or pair of jeans.

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