27 October 2021

Video Web Finds - Wednesday 27 October 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 Lockwood Personal Organiser - Review - Graham Rhind
  2. I made a discbound planner for my mother - The Unplanned Life
  3. Weekly Plan With Me || GanchiPlans Split Weekly - GanchiPlans
  4. My Custom VDS Senior (A6) in Janet Brown is here! - Peaceful Pensieve
  5. VDS A6 RIngs Unboxing! - erikalifeplans
  6. A flip through my new VDS custom personal wide ring planner. - Tilted Tierra with Melissa Reeves
  7. Cloth and Paper set up with brown pocket filofax and Louis Vuitton desk agendas - Madame Cristina Art
  9. Plan with me / KW42 / deutsch / Bullet Journal im Filofax / weekly PWM / Wochendeko - Sissi Oberste Schublade
  10. Moterm A7 VS Filofax : Je vous donne mon avis - Budget Chris
  11. Set Up My Wellness Section With Me! Janes Agenda Inserts in my Franklin Covey! - BuySellPlan
  12. Planner Setup // A Review and Flip Through of the Moterm Personal Wide Cream Croco Planner - the planner spot
  13. A5 Rings Companion Chat - Process & Flipthrough - Filofax Domino & Amazon Slim Rings - Monique Smith
  14. I made my own Weeklies for my Franklin Covey Planner! - BuySellPlan
  15. Plan with me for November 2021 on my discbound planner A5 slim (warm light, uncut video) - The Unplanned Life
  16. Plan With Me | Week of October 25 - 31 | Personal Rings - Tiffany’s Plans
  17. FUNCTIONAL Planning | Identifying REALISTIC Goal Setting Process - PlanTheGrind-SarahWheeler
  18. 2022 Franklin Covey Compact catch all set up #franklincoveycompact - Plan to Create
  19. Weekly Plan With Me || October 25 - 31st! || Franklin Covey Classic || Last Week Of October! - Sandra Dahl
  20. October 2021 planner flip featuring franklin covey compact size insert - Planit_joe Joe
  21. Plan with Me! Week of October 25th in my Tyler Binder. - BuySellPlan
  22. My LV Small Ring Agenda Setup!! - determine tobe
  23. What's in my Stationery Pouch? Delfonics Medium Pouch & TSL Engineer Pouch - Job's Journal
  24. Weekly FUNCTIONAL planning PROCESS and weekly gtd setup 2021 Wk 43 - PlanTheGrind-SarahWheeler
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26 October 2021

Free For All Tuesday - No. 560

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.

25 October 2021

The Filofax London Underground Tube Challenge

Filofax has long been associated with the city of London, their headquarters offices were there for many years, although not these days. They had shops in London, but again now sadly closed. A lot of the Filofax organiser names are places, districts within London. 

During a quiet moment during my stay in London this last summer, I happened to be looking through the London Underground Tube map and I started to note down the station names that were also Filofax model names. 

I was initially surprised at how many there are. Sure some of them need a little 'adjustment' to match the station name to the Filofax model name, but I'm sure that is allowed!. 

This lead me on to thinking of a new London Tube Challenge. Visiting all of the stations listed in the least possible time. A visit basically means that the train you are on stops there. You don't have to physically get off and exit the station and reenter the station, although you can if you wish. Also you can use bus and walk between stations as well. 

Where did I get this idea from? There are plenty of other Tube Challenges already, the main one involves visiting all of the underground stations (270+ stations) in London. This as you will see currently stands at under 16 hours! An on-line friend of mine Geoff Marshall has held the record twice, he has also done several other public transport related challenges including 'All the Stations' which was an epic trip around UK visiting all of the railway stations with his partner Vicki Pipe. 

There are lots of 'Alternative Tube Challenges' as well, I wonder if we could get the Filofax Tube Challenge added to the site!

Naturally I've created a diary insert for our own Tube Challenge!

This is in Personal size, so just print it on to a single sheet of personal size paper and you are ready to go. 

You might need to do some planning ahead of time and reorder the stations in to your own preferred route, so I've made the page available in Word and PDF format.

  • Philofaxy Tube Challenge - Word
  • Philofaxy Tube Challenge - PDF

It would a fun challenge for a future London Philofaxy meet up may be!??

23 October 2021

Web Finds - Saturday 23 October 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 16 October 2021
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. New Templates
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 559
  5. Video Web Finds - Wednesday 20 October 2021
  6. Analogue Vs Digital.... or vice versa!
  7. Free for All Friday No. 676 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. Schedule chaos to schedule order - This Bug's Life
  2. Organized October – Weekly Planning - FranklinPlanner Talk
  3. Episode #127: Duct Tape Marketing - Getting Things Done
  4. Paper Review: Kokuyo Campus A5 Biz Loose Leaf - The Well-Appointed Desk
  5. Freebie Friday – October 21, 2021 - http://mylifeplanners.com
  6. Restock: Freddies in Medium Compagnas - Blog | Gillio
  7. Planner Quote: October 18, 2021 - FranklinPlanner Talk
  8. Web Finds - Wednesday 20 October 2021Travellers Notebook Times
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22 October 2021

Free for All Friday No. 676 by Nan

 What's your favorite multi-task? 

When you're setting up your organizer or using it to plan, what do you like to do at the same time? Sip wine? Listen to relaxing (or stimulating) music? Stream TV episodes or podcasts? 

As always on Fridays, feel free to discus any topic related to ring-bound organizers! 

21 October 2021

Analogue Vs Digital.... or vice versa!

The on-going discussion about the pros and cons of using analogue or digital will continue for ever... well as long the lights don't go out and your digital device doesn't run out of electrons to power it! 

I like to think I'm not in either camp, I use both, using the strengths of either system to overcome the weaknesses of the other. The 'best of both worlds' as it were. 

I try not to duplicate a complete planning system in both although as you will see if you are using both it's hard to avoid that. 

If you are a 'purist' you might be only using digital apps for all your planning and task reminders, but you are very unlikely to be reading this blog post?  

Or may be you only use paper planners for all of your planning and task reminders and note taking... and we love you for accepting that method as the only way of doing things. Why not!

Going exclusive or only partial digital isn't as straight forward as you might think, there are host of different apps for different aspects of your digital planning needs, calendars, note taking apps, task reminders, project planning, etc. etc. and the outputs of these can be private to just you or shareable in some way or form with your partner assuming they are using a similar app. 

The sharing with others seems to me to be the main reason for retaining a digital calendar. It's often a requirement of some work places that you share your calendar with your team/line manager as it makes booking meetings easier. 

Alison and I have access to each others main calendars without getting out of our office chairs or speaking to each other! It helps avoiding clashes of dates when booking things etc. We both have additional calendars as I'm sure Alison doesn't need to know about the schedule for Free for All Friday posts on Philofaxy, and I don't need to know about her book blogging schedule! 

As I'm sure I've mentioned before I do use Apple Reminders for routine tasks that are repeating in nature in either regular or irregular intervals. The advantage of this is that when you tick off a task as being completed, the system will automatically reset itself for the next time and you don't have to work out the date in 9 weeks time or what ever it is. 

However, I do bring together in my organiser these routine tasks and my many 'one off's' that don't get put on my digital app. That way I have all of my tasks for the next week or two in 'one place' on my paper organiser diary insert. Noted down on their appropriate days. 

At least once a week I look at the schedule list of my reminders and I transfer them across to my paper insert. 

I also cross-check my appointments at the same time so that those are in-sync between the digital and paper world.

I only have one paper diary to keep up to date. It is too easy for multiple planners to get out of sync if you using more than one (as I used to do!) 

There are plenty of You Tube videos discussing 'Analog vs Digital' take a look

Which camp are you in?