16 June 2016

The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 16

Planning For Those Of Us Who Actually Can’t Live Without Planning

In this episode, Steve and Karine find themselves unable to be present at the same time and place for the podcast recording. Subsequently, mother of 42 dragons, Carie Harling, joins the podcast as a co-host to expand on tips and tricks of managing a household planner, where planning for everyone is a full-time job. 

Karine and Carie, also lovingly known as 'Ka-Ca' will dive into handling multiple schedules, organizing work on-the-go and discuss how to steal seemingly insignificant moments, turning them into significant wins for dragon mothers everywhere. 

No dragons were harmed in the production of this podcast.

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

Show Notes (timings approximate)

00:00 - Introductions
01:00 - Carie's memories of early planning
02:15 - Thoughts on digital planning
03:15 - Scheduling other peoples lives
04:00 - Communication is key
05:30 - Busy vs Productive
07:00 - Family scheduling
07:30 - Colour coding
09:00 - Working as well - Planner Planning
11:15 - Master Task List
12:00 - DiY Fish Inserts
17:30 - Finding time to work on the move
19:00 - Contexts
22:00 - Dividing work in to suitable chunks
25:00 - Using Evernote in conjunction with your analogue pages
26:00 - Tips of the week

Episode 16 - Planning For Those Of Us Who Actually Can’t Live Without Planning

A direct download is also available here: Episode16.mp3

Show notes: A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf

NB: A5 is in A4 format so it can be scaled to suit A5 or A6 size. Personal is for printing direct on Personal size paper.

Presenters - Karine Tovmassian and Carie Harling
Editing and production - Steve Morton

Our Websites: The Streamlined Life Thinker Extraordinaire Thinker Extraordinaire (Services) Carie Harling – Dispatches From The Frat House

Naturally we would love to hear your feedback on the podcast. If you use iTunes please gives us your rating or reviews of the podcast.

Previous Episodes:

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


  1. Now I want a car, just as a mobile office space.

    1. And a few children... I'm sure Carie can put a few out on loan without noticing!

    2. It would be a good excuse to get another a5...

  2. I found the shows because of Carie, it was on her blog. I had no idea you guys were doing planner shows. Now I'm excited to go back and listen to others. Carie gave great tips for that working mom who can never seems to get all her things done.