07 December 2021

Free For All Tuesday - No. 566

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06 December 2021

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 120

Analogue Tools in our Digital World

Steve and Karine are both content creators of one sort or another. We have both evolved our own workflows for doing various daily tasks. 

In this episode we share our thoughts on our favourite tools, devices, set ups and workflow hacks that allow us to continue creating content, maintain good work habits and enjoy the process.

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Show Notes (timings approximate)
00:00 - Introductions.
01:00 - A certain You Tube/IG trend.
01:45 - Everyday use.
03:00 - Keeping notes.
04:30 - Podcast creation process.
05:30 - Breaking down processes.
08:30 - Solutions to storing your passwords for all sites. Use a password manager. (1Password or similar).
11:00 - Writing tools.
12:00 - Colour coding appointments. 
13:00 - Planner sizes.
15:00 - Journaling.
16:45 - Rationalising old pens!
17:00 - Digital devices.
19:00 - Headphones.
21:30 - Desks.
23:00 - Lighting.
26:00 - Best time of day for creatives.
27:00 - Weather. Netatmo weather station.
30:00 - Thank you to all our Patreon supporters.


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A direct download is also available here: Episode120.mp3

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

Our Websites:
Karine: PlannerologyThroat Punch Resumes, IG: Karine Tovmassian
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Previous Episodes:


119 - Real Life vs Planner Life?
118 - Guest Interview - Jena Peebles - The Pixel Artist and Her Planner
117 - Habits
116 - How To Turn Any Planner Into A Franklin Covey System Planner
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


05 December 2021

Coming soon – the ultimate guide to Filofax!

Today, I’m thrilled to reveal the cover for the ebook of my new book – fILE OF fACTS: A Comprehensive A-Z Reference for Everything fILOFAX.

It will include how to choose size and inserts, the best design to fit your life plus hints and tips, a timeline and a few little secrets!

Several years of pain, fun and experience are brought together in one book which will suit both new and established users, plus cover everything from the basics to some really clever stuff!

fILE OF fACTS will be published in early January in both ebook and paperback versions.

More about it within the next ten days, including how to pre-order an ebook version!

04 December 2021

Web Finds - Saturday 4 December 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 27 November 2021
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. A date for your diary Sunday 5th December 2021
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 565
  5. Video Web Finds - Wednesday 1 December 2021
  6. Highlights for November 2021
  7. Free For All Friday No. 682 by Anita
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. Episode #131: Too Much to Do - Getting Things Done
  2. Which planner size is best for you? Find out here! - The Fabulous Planner - News
  3. Holiday Hacks – Keeping it Simple - FranklinPlanner Talk
  4. When something triggers you - Lime Tree Fruits
  5. So, you want a new planner - Thoughts Along Life's Highway
  6. Grab Your Pen! How To Start Planning For 2022 - Day Designer
  7. Routines and How to Stick with them - The Fabulous Planner - News
  8. Planner Quote: November 29, 2021 - FranklinPlanner Talk
  9. RESTOCK: Black Croco Matte - Blog | Gillio
  10. Link Love: The First Day of Inkvent! - The Well-Appointed Desk
  11. Web Finds – 1 December 2021 - Travellers Notebook Times
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03 December 2021

Free For All Friday No. 682 by Anita

Since increasing my work hours back in September, I realised recently that I haven't been using my Kensington as much as normal, which usually means that I'm overdue some kind of review or clear out. So, this weekend I will be doing the following (tea, snack and music are essential):

  • Remove all contents
  • Clean with a damp cloth 
  • Polish with Lord Sheraton leather balsam
  • Choose a different dashboard and dividers
  • Process all notes and brain dumps from my inbox (first section)
  • Update my to do lists
  • Update my projects list and notes
  • Update my A to Z section - remove any unwanted sheets and update projects and/or to dos from this section
  • Add more spare paper to my inbox.
I always enjoy this process and find that it means that I use my Filofax more as it's more tidy, up to date and I enjoy the change in dashboard and dividers.

Is your Filofax overdue a clear out, like mine is? 

And as always on Fridays, please feel free to discuss anything organiser related. I hope that you have a great weekend.

02 December 2021

Highlights for November 2021

So here are the highlights for last month.

We published the following posts.

General Posts:
Web Finds Posts:

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If you have a guest post idea, please contact steve at philofaxy dot com  or if there is a topic you would like to see us cover or revisit also please contact Steve.

I hope you find this post useful, please let us know in the comments and we will do our best to do a highlights post each month.

Wishing you all the best for this November 2021.

01 December 2021

Video Web Finds - Wednesday 1 December 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. November Set-Up | Personal Rings Flip Through - Tiffany’s Plans
  2. Plan With Me || New Monthly Inserts for December 2021 - GanchiPlans
  3. December Daily 2021 Setup ✦ Free Printable - Job's Journal
  4. Putting Christmas dashboards in my Personal Wide VDS planner - Tilted Tierra with Melissa Reeves
  5. I turned a snap envelope into a travel cover for my discbound planner - The Unplanned Life
  6. Filofax Confetti Zipper Pocket - Review - Graham Rhind
  7. Franklin Covey Compact - Monique Smith
  8. Customize your planner - featuring Agendio - Tonya Plans
  9. How to make a laminated pouch without a laminator - The Unplanned Life
  10. Easy Redating Guide: reusing old The Happy Planner! how to redate + example, frankenplanner tutorial - lizzuplans
  11. Plan With Me | Week of November 29 - December 5 | Personal Rings - Tiffany’s Plans
  12. Plan with Me! November 29 in my Franklin Covey Vintage Aurora - BuySellPlan
  13. Day on 2.6 pages for my discbound planner?!?! - The Unplanned Life
  14. Gillio Compagna Messy Personal Rings Planner Flip/ November 2021 - Nicola PinkPlannerGirl
  15. New November 2021 Flip! - Filofax Personal Malden Ochre & Mini Kensington - breezyplans
  17. Ready for 2022 Setup - Filofax Personal Rings Malden Flip Thru - Roselyn Angelica
  18. Filofax Refills бланки которые можно выбросить. - The Object
  19. Black Filofax Holborn (Set up Only) - Alondra Karwowski
  20. Franklin Covey Weekly Plan With Me || First Week of December! || Decorative Christmas Stickers! - Sandra Dahl
  21. Je prends ce qui reste dans mon filofax pour finir ma dernier semaine /enveloppes budgetaires - Les économies de JULIE
  22. Christmas planner set up - filofax malden pocket - eraizza reyes
  23. 2022 Planners and Techo Kaigi Time with The Stationery cafe! - The Stationery Cafe
  24. [87] The cheap answer to my expensive dreams? | Lidl personal size ring planner 2022-2023 - Kati plans
  25. Ring Planner Inserts and more Holiday Fun-ery! - Christine Louise on Paper
  26. A5 Rings Work Planner Weekly Setup Week 47 2021 Plan With Me - Scrapcraftastic
  27. Louis Vuitton Small Ring Agenda|A7| PM Flip through - Stephanie's Homestyle
  28. New planner for 2022 but I have a dilemma ... - Planning With Eli
  29. 2021 Planner Recap | planner flip through | planner set up | A5/ Personal/ A6/ Pocket/ Stalogy - Q U E E N M A R Y B E L L A
  30. Pocket Rings Planner Flip of Christmas Cuteness!!! - Christine Louise on Paper
  31. December 2021 Monthly Franklin Planner Setup || Decorative Planning for Christmas! - Sandra Dahl
  32. Planner Flip: Louis Vuitton GM Agenda | November Set Up - Linda Anna
  33. 2022 Agenda Planner Options - All under $85 dollars - A Dash of Planning
  34. November ring planner setup - Forestt
  35. Moterm Luxe 2.0 in A6 - Lizbutterfly
  36. Moterm personal rings planner setup 2022 - Rebeka Plans
  37. Setting up my work planner - Moterm A5 - Christie Nicole
  38. November Flip Thru | A6 rings, Moterm - Thoughts Along Life's Highway
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