28 November 2014

Free For All Friday No. 315

Whenever December starts to approach, I always spend a little time thinking about what has worked well or what might need tweaking in my Filofaxes. I found writing this post about my set up very helpful and it made me realise just how much I can fit in the personal size. I will be changing my set up slightly (another post to come) and am looking forward to starting next year with my new and improved system.

Do you do an informal end of year review like this as well?

And as always on Fridays, please feel free to discuss anything ring-binder related.
 

10 comments:

  1. If it is not broken... I suppose, at the time I print or acquire next year´s planner pages, I do the most of planning of the planner year ahead. But for several years now, I´m so familiar with my system and have found it works so instead of doing everything over, I just contently take 2014 pages (save Dec.since there will be dates and meetings I will need to refer) off at the beginning of 2015. I already have 2015 on my planner since I get appointments nearly on daily bases for different months already.
    However, what I do at the end of a year and at the beginning of another, is that I take a look at what I´ve accomplished and what I´d like to accomplish yet. I write a short´ish report to myself about it and I´ve learned that those moments talk very loudly about one´s abilities.
    Also, now that I employ two persons, it is very important to double check that I´ve done every duty an employer is required to do. When other people´s well- being depends upon you, you have to make every legal maneuver to them with the best of your abilities, with great respect and integrity.
    So I have a section for that as well.

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  2. I have used a mini Malden all year for my diary along with other specialised inserts, mainly to experiment and see if it all worked for me, and indeed it has, so I shall stick will a mini for my daily needs. I have bought a so far unused Amazona mini this year and I shall emigrate on the 1st January! Having said that I have also bought a slimline Amazona and two Raydoris ( yes I know, non ring items should not be mentioned, haha), so I still have plenty to think about before 2015 arrives. Bet I'm not the only one?

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    1. I would LOVE to use a mini as my planner. I struggle with them, though, because of the amount I feel that I need to carry on a day-to-day basis.

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    2. I no longer have to work Josh, so my needs are minimal, but I do manage to record a lot, and carry information via custom inserts and the see through envelope. The mini gives me a lot of pleasure, I must say.

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    3. Steve I agree that the smaller planners are awesome. I know I'm meant to be in a personal right now, but every now and then, esp, if I know I'm going to have a few slow days, I'll use my pocket just for the sheer joy of it.

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  3. Is Franklin Covey A5 size compatible to Filofax A5?

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    1. Paper size is similar, but the ring spacing isn't the same. This post might explain it

      http://philofaxy.blogspot.com/2012/01/great-organiser-hole-spacing-conspiracy.html

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  4. Ok it seems like I want what I can't have. I am in love with the gold croco VDS. I want a personal size one so very badly but the leather is no longer in stock so I am out of luck. I looked around and the only other personal size planner I am interested in is the Louis Vuitton in medium (personal). Which of course is also sold out. UGH! I am interested in seeing how Janet's untanned leather wears but I can't wait that long to purchase. I am getting tired of carrying around my A5 and want to convert it to a household binder and travel with a personal. I have beautiful red croco American made Raika in my cart on Amazon. Has anyone had any experience with this brand? I also like the Gillio medium compagna but non of the leathers have jumped out at me. Any advice?

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  5. I have settled in my Franklin pocket binder and am using dividers again. In one section I have project pages in a chart form. I think that this format will be effective. I am using my plastic card holder to put sticky tabs and flags on card stock that I cut to credit card size. In this way the tabs do not fall off. I am pleased with most of what I did in my binder, and I don't foresee any significant changes anytime soon.

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  6. I switched from a pocket to a personal size back in October. I'm glad I did it then because I am getting absolutely crushed here at the end of the year. I'm using a day on two pages and I've added a bullet journalling component. I'd thought I would try to choose between one or the other, but I think for now I will keep both.

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