20 June 2019

Filofax UK 2019 - Brochure

This week I'm sharing a Filofax Brochure that was handed out at PlannerCon Europe this year.

The content of this post is the intellectual property of Filofax Group Ltd. The scans are reproduced here with the full permission of Filofax Group Ltd for educational and research purposes only.



















Higher resolution versions of these scanned images are available here.

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19 June 2019

Video Web Finds - Wednesday 19 June 2019

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. Franklin planner tour - Troy Mayfield
  2. My current planner system/set-up - PlanWithMe ChristaMarie
  3. Van der Spek Parme A6 rings flip through - exoticshortplans
  4. Review of the Brushed Blue Franklin Planner Love Simulated Leather Snap Binder - Tonya Plans
  5. Chunky Planner Flip (Gillio)! / MySummerTouch - mysummertouch
  6. My Big Gillio Fiasco - Planner Mumsy
  7. Daily planning with a Franklin Planner - Troy Mayfield 
  8. Stone Filofax Original Planner Unboxing | 2019 - arlene rocha
  9. Filofax Weekly PWM - Pocket Size - Ganchi_mH
  10. Filofax Malden Kingfisher Planner Set Up | Minimal & Functional - JosieRose Plans
  11. Noch Ein Planer Tag - Planner Addict Tag - Filofax Für Über 200 Euro - Da Bestelle Ich Am Liebsten - Schreibtischchaos
  12. Making New Filofax Dividers | Winnie the Pooh - Ganchi_mH
  13. Happymail Von @_Kathze_, Action-Besuch &Amp; Pokemon Go Community Day | Kw 23 Im Filofax - dekoRIAt
  14. Filofax Deco Magic Swan Timelapse - Diamondis Creativ
  15. How to pronounce Filofax | English pronunciation - Pronunciation Flashcards
  16. June Planner update Filofax Domino & Happiescrappie kit - eraizza reyes
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18 June 2019

Free For All Tuesday - No. 437

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.

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17 June 2019

My Set Up - 2019

I forget the last time I shared my set up here on Philofaxy. I don't think my set up has changed dramatically in recent years, but I'm often asked for details and photographs of my set up, so here it is.

Currently my sections are housed in these two Van der Spek A5 custom organisers.


On the left is the 'compact' clasp-less A5 with 25mm rings, that was originally created to go with the Gillio A5 outer jacket, but I now prefer to use it on its own, as I will explain in this post. Full details about this organiser are shown in this earlier post here.

On the right is my recent acquisition the custom A5 in Dark Brown and Yellow leather, with 35mm rings. Full details about this organiser are in this recent post.

The contents of the organiser is the key part of my set up. How they are carried in a way is secondary to the contents. So this post will concentrate on the contents rather than the actual organisers themselves.

Splitting up the contents in to sections. It goes like this:

Notes In (Inbox)
This has one or two sheets of the following:
  • Blank note paper, ideal for drawings etc.
  • Lined note paper.
  • To-Do list
  • Address/Contact page
I use these for gathering information quickly as it is the front section and I can move the pages or copy the information to existing pages when I have more time. 

Planner
This contains my main Enhanced Time Management Week on Two page planner, which tends to be my main focus on a daily basis. I use this for all my appointments and tasks, reminders, notes of forthcoming things etc. 


Also in this section I have a Month on One Page planner which is only used for planning blog posts here on Philofaxy. I find it easier to plan these on paper rather than looking at dates on a calendar or the edit page. I tend to use pencil to plan these because there is often changes of dates etc. 


To-Do
This section is used for my longer term task lists, I tend to review these lists at least once a month. Tasks are moved in to the planner section as and when the time is right etc.

Notes
I use this section for additional lined paper notes, copies of my blank packing lists that I use for most of my travels. A5 size: Weekend Travel Packing List - .docx .pdf


Information
In here I have the following pages:
Contacts
I have devised a method of being able to print my Apple Contacts in a suitable format for my A5 Filofax, I don't have every field on the print outs, just Name, Address, Tel, Mobile, Email address. 

A typical address looks something like this:

I will do a separate blog post on how I create these pages if there is enough interest. It took me a little while to get it right and there is some manual editing required. 

Normally all of the sections are kept together in the Dark Brown A5 as that one has the larger 35mm rings. I can carry that if I'm using my laptop rucksack, but I prefer to use a smaller bag for day to day use.

Therefore when I need my planner and I'm just using my smaller messenger bag, I take the first four sections out (Notes In, Planner, To-do, Notes) and put them in to the lighter brown clasp-less A5 which slips in to the back pocket of the bag like this.


As both organisers share the same inside front layout  I can easily transfer any paperwork across easily too.

I don't miss the other sections when I'm using my 'portable' A5 set up, I can move individual pages in to the portable set up, if required, there's plenty of ring space still even with only 25mm rings on the 'clasp-less' A5. 

If you have any questions about my set-up, please post a comment below and I will endeavour to answer them.

16 June 2019

Silent Sunday


A pair of Van der Spek A5 organisers.
More details about them tomorrow here on Philofaxy.

15 June 2019

Web Finds - Saturday 15 June 2019

So I hope you have had a good week

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 8 June 2019
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 88
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 436
  5. Video Web Finds - Wednesday 12 June 2019
  6. Filofax 1989 Promotional Brochure
  7. Free for All Friday No. 552 by Nan
So 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. PlannerCon Europe 2019 - Blog Vdsshop
  2. How to Deal with Distractions - Wendaful Planning
  3. The Trendy New Way to Organize Your Schedule: A Paper Planner - Wall Street Journal
  4. Spring 2019 – Issue 13 - Paper Planning Magazine
  5. One Planner Only - paperinkplan
  6. National Stationery Week 2019 - a week in pictures - She's Eclectic
  7. GTD® and Outlook® for Mac 2019 Setup Guide - Getting Things Done
  8. I'm an "insert whore". - PAIGE'S PAPER, PENS AND PLANNERS - Blog
  9. Focusing on What’s Most Important - paperinkplan
  10. Using Franklin Planner Inserts in A Filofax Organizer - Paper Planning Magazine
  11. Gillio Mini Mia Cara! I have something like a weak spot ... - Chrissie`s Universe
  12. 2020 Refills - vanilla folders - Updates
  13. When Did I Last…? - Paper Planning Magazine
  14. Freebie Friday – Habit Trackers for Planners - Wendaful Planning
  15. Every planner I’ve ever used – and mini reviews - Polkadotparadiso
  16. 5 Ways to Create Space for Inspiration to Come Through - Day Designer
  17. Why I use a 2 page per day planner - paperinkplan
  18. Midsummer Madness? We made a mistake and we’re very sorry. But, if it’s your birthday… - Dodevoted
  19. Antique watch diary - This Bug's Life
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14 June 2019

Free for All Friday No. 552 by Nan

What would you do if your Filofax vanished? Don't panic—this is just a rhetorical question. Suppose you suddenly had to rely on something else—your phone or computer, the nearest blank notebook, or a stack of index cards. What would you reach for?

If you had to do without your Filofax, what would be the next best thing?

13 June 2019

Filofax 1989 Promotional Brochure

I was very fortunate recently to be contacted by one of our readers in Canada, who had some Lefax and Filofax catalogues and price lists from the 1980's... was I interested... naturally I said yes I was interested in receiving them!

They arrived safely in the post the other week and since then I've been scanning them in to share with you.

We start off with a promotional brochure from 1989 from Filofax. I liked this brochure because of the message in it is similar to the messages used in modern advertising by Filofax.

The content of this post is the intellectual property of Filofax Group Ltd. The scans are reproduced here with the full permission of Filofax Group Ltd for educational and research purposes only.





Higher resolution versions of these scanned images are available here.

If you have any old Filofax catalogues that you would like to donate to our digital archive, please contact Steve: philofaxy at gmail dot com Thank you.

12 June 2019

Video Web Finds - Wednesday 12 June 2019

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. GO Wild 2019: Filofax Weekly Planner & ClipBook - Planner Stuff
  2. How I Store Washi Tape - John Rush
  3. Planner COLLECTION | TNs, Hobonichi, Filofax & More - Dani Planorama
  4. PlannerCon Europe 2019 - PlannerCon Europe
  5. Van Der Spek TM Flip through - Planner Mumsy
  6. Planner 101 | How to Choose a Planner 2019 - The Hooting Pirate
  7. Van Der Spek Junior planner set up//Functional set up, in-depth flip through - Tiffy Butter
  8. Van Der Spek TM Flip through - Planner Mumsy
  9. Sinking Funds & Cash Envelopes Check-in || Filofax || Recollection Planner - Blackberry Hills Shop
  10. Updated Look at Filofax Pocket Holborn! New Inserts! - CIAO IT'S DANIELLE
  11. Filofax Bujo | Weekly Layout Progression - Ganchi_mH
  12. Filofax Wochendeko KW 22 - starflower_plans
  13. Latest Planners - Planner Love
  14. First Impressions | Filofax Clipbook and Accessories Review - AdultingwithNovia
  15. Nix Los Im Hause Dekoriat.. | KW 21 Im Filofax - dekoRIAt
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11 June 2019

Free For All Tuesday - No. 436

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.

10 June 2019

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 88


When Your Plans or Goals Don't Work Out  

We all start our year with the best of intentions and six months later you realise you have missed so many deadlines.

How can you counter this reoccurring issue!

Please support the podcast via Patreon

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

Show Notes (timings approximate)
00:00 - Introductions.
03:00 - Have your plans and goals changed?
04:00 - Journal the times when you have struggled to meet your goals.
05:00 - Priorities.
08:00 - Filling up the page.
11:00 - Estimating the time required to do a task.
12:00 - What steps are you going to have to take to make you feel that you are making progress.
13:00 - Specific goals.
15:30 - Reach out to the community.
17:00 - Failing better.
20:00 - Urgent and timely.
21:00 - Why?
26:00 - Tracking tasks.
27:00 - Bullet Journaling.

Please support the podcast via Patreon

Episode 88 - When Your Plans or Goals Don't Work Out


A direct download is also available here: Episode88.mp3



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

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Previous Episodes:

2019

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

2018

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

2017

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

2016 

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