31 July 2021

Web Finds - Saturday 31 July 2021

So now it is time to enjoy a few blog posts from around the internet,  so grab a drink and make yourself comfortable for our weekly round-up.

Here are some Philofaxy posts you might have missed this week:
  1. Web Finds - Saturday 24 July 2021
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. A Date For Your Diary - Sunday 1st August 2021
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 547
  5. Video Web Finds - Wednesday 28 July 2021
  6. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode116
  7. Free for All Friday No. 664 by Nan
Here are the latest Filofax and other brand blog posts from around the Internet. Don't forget to leave a comment on the posts you enjoyed reading, all bloggers enjoy getting comments.
  1. Planner Quote: July 26, 2021 - FranklinPlanner Talk
  2. Getting From There To Here - Plannerology
  3. Episode #116: Getting Started with GTD - Getting Things Done
  4. Enhancing Your Planning System - FranklinPlanner Talk
  5. 2022 Master Planner Launch - Strange & Charmed
  6. RESTOCK: Black Croco Matte - Blog | Gillio
  7. Link Love: Don’t Believe the Cat (Photo) - The Well-Appointed Desk
  8. The Franklin Five: August 2021 - FranklinPlanner Talk
  9. Web Finds – 28 July 2021 - Travellers Notebook Times
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30 July 2021

Free for All Friday No. 664 by Nan

 I've seen a quote going around social media lately: Can we all agree that in 2015 not a single person got the correct answer to 'Where do you see yourself five years from now?'

Yes, 2020 was a year that most of us would not have predicted. Now that we're moving into a 'new normal', do you find that you're looking back to where you were and what you were doing one year ago? 

For example, while relaxing with friends on a farm, all of us were thinking back to last July, when this very get-together was originally scheduled and had to be canceled. 

When I walk into my mother's building to visit her, I inevitably remember that a year ago I couldn't enter, or that a few months ago I had to take my temperature and wear a mask. 

Do you find yourself referring back to your 2020 organizer more often, to see where you were at this time during that most usual year? 

As always on Friday, feel free to discus anything organizer related. Have a great weekend!

29 July 2021

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 116 - How To Turn Any Planner Into A Franklin Covey System Planner

How To Turn Any Planner Into A Franklin Covey System Planner

How to use your existing planner for the methods described in the Franklin Covey system with a prioritised daily task list (PDTL)

Thank you to all our Patreon supporters in helping to bring you this episode.

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

Show Notes (timings approximate)
00:00 - Introductions.
01:00 - Using the system without owning the actual FC branded planners/inserts
01:30 - Karine's experience of using the Franklin Covey planners
03:00 - Issues using them. 
04:30 - Why are the rings so big?
05:00 - The good things about the inserts.
06:30 - Phase 1 - Capturing the tasks
08:00 - The Brain/Task Dump
09:00 - Put the tasks on the list as you think of them, don't worry about the order.
12:00 - Don't overthink it. 
12:30 - Phase 2 - Prioritised List
13:00 - Sorting out what is important and the order to do tasks in.
16:00 - Phase 3 - Follow Up 
18:00 - Delegated to you, or delegation to someone else. 
20:30 - Why a 3 month time span?
25:00 - Phase 4 - Review
27:00 - What inserts could you use. 
28:00 - When to conduct your review.
30:00 - Tracking electronic tasks and communications.

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A direct download is also available here: Episode116.mp3

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

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Karine: PlannerologyThroat Punch Resumes, IG: Karine Tovmassian
Steve: Philofaxy, Travellers Notebook Times,  IG: Mr PhilofaxySteve Morton

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Previous Episodes:


115 - Developing Values for Advance Planning
114 - Habit Tracking
113 - Update and Tasks (short episode)
112 - Turning any planner in to a productivity planner
111 - The Pocket Planner - The most underrated size?
110 - Your Life All in One Place
109 - Project Planning: From Start to Finish
108 - How to Plan for 2021 despite 2020

107 - Questions and Answers Session for Steve and Karine.
106 - Practical ways to get yourself out of a funk while using your planner.
105 - Time Management for those that are being managed by time.
104 - Planning for a medical emergency.
103 - Trust the process.
102 - The Return.
101 - The Mighty Little Checklist: The Unsung Hero of Success
100 - What do we use every day?
99 - Some Day May Be
98 - Transform Your Productivity
97 - Getting out of Stuck


96 - Minimalist Planning.
95 - How to take your planning to the next level.
94 - Mission and Vision Statements
93 - How to plan your year in advance
92 - Workflows
91 - How to plan in a week that is already a busy one.
90 - Avoiding mistakes in planning
89 - Refocus
88 - When Your Plans or Goals Don't Work Out
87 - Decluttering Your Life - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
86 - Accessories for your Planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
85 - Journaling -  A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
84 - Workflows - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf


83 - Routines - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
82 - Productivity 201 - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
81 - Planner Sizes - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
80 - Do you have too many planners? - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
79 - Improving Your Planning Productivity - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
78 - Ten reasons why you have stopped planning - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
77 - Letting Your Planner Take The Strain - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
76 - The Franken Flex - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
75 - Decluttering - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
74 - Engagement - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
73 - Reflection and Review - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
72 - Organisation - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
71 - Clarification - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
70 - Capture - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
69 - How to do nothing - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
68 - Changes - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
67 - Tones versus Pulses - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf


66 - Planning and Execution - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
65 - The Power of Habit - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
64 - Planning for the end of the year - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
63 - Planning For Unexpected Life Events - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
62 - Staying in two sizes of planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
61 - Staying in one size of planner. - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
60 - Functional Planning - Macro and Micro Planning - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
59 - PlannerCon Europe - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
58 - Speeding up by slowing down - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
57 - To Do Lists and Diary Pages -  A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
56 - Hints and Tips on making planner videos - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
55 - Keeping up to date - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
54 - Interview with Jennifer Powell at PlannerCon - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
53 - Conferences and Meet Ups - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
52 - The Magic of Contextualising Your Life - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
51 - Guest Interview - Rose Orchard - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
50 - Organising your significant other - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
49 - Creating the ultimate planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
48 - Getting past New Years resolutions - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
47 - How to understand being a planner newbie - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
46 - Buying and Selling 101 - A5 docx pdf Personal docx pdf
45 - A5 or A6 - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
44 - End of Year - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf


43 - Digital Planning vs Analogue Planning - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
42 - Planning vs Organising - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
41 - Short and Long Term Planning - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
40 - Good and Bad Planner Habits - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
39 - Tackling Planner Size Change - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
38 - Self-Improvement or Personal Development - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
37 - What is productivity anyway - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
36 - The Planner Community - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
35 - Wellness Planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
34 - Listeners Question - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
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


28 July 2021

Video Web Finds - Wednesday 28 July 2021

So I hope you have had a good weekend.

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

Here are a selection of the latest Filofax videos for your enjoyment.
  1. Filofax card slot dissection. - Flatability
  2. Updated Planner Lineup - thefoxicorn
  3. First-Class Lifestyle Video. First Ever Planner Video - Plannerology
  4. A6 Moterm Luxe with Franklin Covey Compact Inserts - Monique Smith
  5. One Book July 2021 (Part 6) - How I Plan - The Unplanned Life
  6. I got another Mini 5 Ring organizer Think Than Kay Unboxing + Review - Job's Journal
  7. Pocket Filofax Flipthrough | Changes to my Planner System! - GanchiPlans
  8. Minimalist Planner Set Up in Louis Vuitton MM Epi Leather Agenda - MadyPlans
  9. My Current Planner Setup and Flip Through - How I Use My Planner - Tonya Plans
  10. Personal Deringed Filofax Holborn - B6 Slim TN - Monique Smith
  11. Plan with Me | Personal Rings | July 26-Aug 1, 2021 (ft. Saucy Stickers Co) #moterm #personalrings - Michelle Miller
  12. Archiving & Storing Ring Pages - Thoughts Along Life's Highway
  13. When you collect binders like purses #shorts - Tonya Plans
  14. VDS Pocket TM Tabac - Unboxing and Set-Up - A Life by Angi M
  15. VDS Velvet Sand Flip | A6 Rings - Planswithjay
  16. Daily Plan With Me in my Franklin Covey Vintage Aurora - Sandstone Inserts - BuySellPlan
  17. 10 of My Planner Accessories and Decorations - Tonya Plans
  18. Franklin Covey Classic Size Flip Through Update - Budget Mom Hustle
  19. Planwithme Filofax A5 - Straight Plans
  20. July 26-31 Minimalist Plan with Me | Functional Planning | Franklin Covey - BuySellPlan
  21. Мой filofax domino poket - Маруся &filofax
  22. Filofax haul - christine.diary
  23. Wallet Setup In A Filofax Pocket Holborn - Joy2Plan
  24. A5 Planner Set Up Video | Moterm Planner - Planning With Coon
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27 July 2021

Free For All Tuesday - No. 547

So what questions or discussion points have you got for us today?

It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or a more experienced user of organisers, we want to hear your thoughts, questions, opinions etc.

We are here to answer your questions.

Make today the one day you post a comment or a question.

It is Tuesday after all so fire away with any questions and comments.

26 July 2021

A Date For Your Diary - Sunday 1st August 2021

Given the success and the number of people that took part in the last  'Virtual Meet Up' we are going to run another one.

When? - Sunday 1 August at the following time:
  • Los Angeles 8:00 am, 
  • Denver 9:00 am
  • Dallas 10:00 am, 
  • New York 11:00am, 
  • Moncton 12:00 noon,
  • London 4:00 pm 
  • Paris 5:00 pm etc.  
Do not worry if you aren't available at the start of one of our sessions each one lasts 1-2 hours so pop up when you are available and say hello.

Where? - an on-line chat using Skype. with voice and video (if you wish)

Join the chat here: https://join.skype.com/A85fEyS7HPUP

What do I need? - just a micro-phone and some head phones(in ear phones work fine) and a free Skype account. Using headphones or earphone reduces 'echo' on the call. Video is optional, but a few of us will be on video as well.

Who - All of you... Join the chat here: https://join.skype.com/A85fEyS7HPUP  Come and listen if you don't want to chat.  What do we talk about? Filofax stuff... but anything else as well. It's like long lost friends meeting up for coffee and a catch up.. but don't worry if you have never joined in before... you are an old friend too!

If you have any questions you want to ask then please let us know in the group or before we start.

Come and join in the fun, even if you only pop in to say hello... but don't be afraid to join in the discussion.

If you need any assistance setting up Skype, please pop a comment in this post and I will try and help you get one line. Skype is free for computer to computer calls....

Here is my post on how to improve your Skype audio with headphones or a headset.

Hope to be chatting with you on Sunday 1 August 2021.