22 January 2012

Poll: Business or Social?

A simple question really... What is the primary use of your Filofax organiser Business or Social?

Please vote in the poll in the side bar.

25 comments:

  1. I've been striving really hard to keep my personal Cuban Zip "personal". I work from home so it's important that I create that boundary so when I walk down the hall from my office at the end of the day, my work stays there. I have an A5 for work content.

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  2. My primary objective is managing my life and that can't be separated easily between business and private; voted social because it is a personal choice to use fax based system.

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  3. I can't answer that because I Own 2 Filofaxes that get equal usage. A5 is my teacher planner personal is my personal planner. Have both with me at all times.

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  4. I use for both although separate ones - one for work and quite a few for personal.

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  5. I really use mine for both. I can't even say I use it more for one than the other, flipping through my day pages I see lots of both social and business info, notes, appointments, etc.

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  6. Oh I think you need to extend the poll - I currently have one for work and one for personal so how do I answer?

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  7. I use my personal for both work & "personal". It actually has more personal than work.

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  8. I say that what I use my filofax for is just daily life. Most of what I do is uni stuff, with lectures and homework, and then work shifts. I also note down to-dos, which can apply to either work or home life. Unfortunately, I don't have much of a social life!! So I put 'business'.

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  9. Mainly personal but if I get called in to work I need to record that and the hours so I can make sure I get paid. Therefore, a mixture of business and social really.

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  10. Like many others on here, I use filofxes for both. I have a personal size (for personal) and an A5 for work. I don't know how to vote...
    :-(

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  11. Can't answer that - it's not that straightforward! For many of us, the 9-5 business day followed by social or family time, is long since history! Everything gets merged into one life with lots of fuzzy edges! I work in the hospitality sector with the 'phone likely to ring and booking enquiries at all hours of the day and all expecting an immediate response. It's just not possible to "shut the office door", unless I want to lose valuable business!

    Filofaxes are great for helping to juggle all aspects of our merged lives though! But it follows that many of us should be following the "one life, one Filofax" doctrine. So, why do we still have such a diverse collection of them!?!

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  12. I understand that some people want to follow the 'one-life, one'filofax' principle, but that doesn't suit all of us. After realising that I absolutely needed to be able to separate work from home or risk my health, I am more than happy to work out of two filofaxes. But, just because it works for me, I wouldn't insist on anyone else following it. If whatever system is working for someone, why mess with it? Of course, if it's not working, than by all means offer/seek advice.
    I don't believe that one size fits all in life - we are all individual.

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  13. Very interesting that so many are using the filo for both social and work. Maybe it proves how flexible a beast it is!

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  14. My mini has to be used for both. I carry it with me everywhere so if someone gives me a date or something I put it there first. I just started using my personal for church. I will use that one for Bible Study. The A5 Family I use for family.

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  15. I use my one Filo for both. But I have more work stuff like meetings, appointments and deadlines to remember than social stuff. I voted "business" based on that but my days aren't work at work and home at home. I have a schedule that really mixes the two.

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  16. I have to also say both! While I know everyone works differently, I work very well using one Filo for work and personal combined. It probably helps that I use colors to differentiate work appointments vs. personal and work to-dos vs. personal ones. And that I have few actual work appointments, mainly tasks.

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  17. Mine is for both, but at present it is used more for work than personal stuff. This is mainly because I am not very good at organising myself personally, but thanks to using a FF for the last 6+ months for work, my work is almost in order and by the end of this week I should be able to go into monthend with no outstanding junk left from last year so I will be ready to start planning on how to achieve the objectives I have been given for 2012 (whilst also planning to cut my hours so I am mainly working the standard 42 hour week that is in my contract). My filo rocks!!!

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  18. Business for me although beginning to add more personal stuff.
    By the way Steve told this morning by Time Management (Filofax) TM Week view Annual update has been dropped - no replacement announced - staff member stunned as TM week view a big seller.

    Charles

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  19. No option for One Life One Filo!

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  20. Primarily business (projects / notepad) - The A5 ones. So voted as business..

    The filos allocated for personal / social life remain pretty much unused and still look new!

    The mini and pockets get used as wallets and emergency note taking - primarily for noting down social life of children! (another one - recording mobile phone numbers of friends / relatives when they change theirs and let know over phone - Ever tried recording that on the phone in contacts app? any smart phone? literally impossible.. atleast for me!)

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  21. Everything for both work and personal goes into my A5 Finsbury but it seems that work gets the most ink these days.

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  22. @Bareges - I've given up with the atrocious inserts from Filofax. Have recently taken delivery of day-timer ones for my personal and I really love them. If I decide to go back to a larger binder I would probably buy one of their binders (because of the ring sizes) and give up on Filofax. After all - the whole point of filofax is really the inserts and how you use it. I just don't understand their thinking on the subject of inserts.

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  23. I have to admit I was surprised how many people used filofaxes for social. I thought the vote would be mostly for business use.

    I use one planner for everything but have been disillusioned for the past year or so on filofax's concentration on binders and not their time management system. I am finding the stock filofax inserts totally not up to coping with my business schedule and am now in the process of moving to another system completely. I have a horribly complicated combination of meetings (think like a doctor's booking sheet - totally different each and every day), invoices, attendance registers, billing information, client notes plus I need detailed to do lists as I am forgetful AND I have a complicated job. I travel for my job so my planner needs to be a mini office plus portable.

    And Alison I would give you a thousand stars for your post on atrocious inserts if I could.

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  24. I use my personal for both work and social things. I found this today and it made me giggle. I know it's not Filofax, but it was clever.

    http://organize.com/business-or-pleasure-journal-bob-your-uncle-reg.html

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