20 October 2019

19 October 2019

Web Finds - 19 October 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. Free For All Friday No. 570 - by Anita
  2. Web Finds - 12 October 2019
  3. Silent Sunday
  4. Podcast Filofax - By Steve
  5. Free For All Tuesday No. 454
  6. Video Web Finds - Wednesday 16 October 2019
  7. Philofaxy Meet Up - London October 2019 by Anita and Steve
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. Back in Franklin Covey Compact - Sharondippity
  2. Memory Planner Facile: looking through the window - Lucy-Wonderland 
  3. The Productivity Pyramid—Setting Goals - FranklinPlanner Talk
  4. Customer review: A5 Compagna - Blog | Gillio
  5. Trying out a new kind of A5 diary layout - The Old Ways
  6. Memory planner facile: Poppy&puppy - Lucy-Wonderland
  7. MUPPETS: the Ostrich Print Collection - Blog | Gillio
  8. Time management Monday: 5 minute daily habits for personal growth and well-being - Quo Vadis Blog
  9. Friday Freebie: How to Use Workflows to Streamline Your Life - Wendaful Planning
  10. 7 Quick Habits for a Healthier You - Day Designer
  • We monitor over 400 blogs and sites, your Filofax/Organiser blog posts could appear in this list, just contact philofaxy at gmail dot com to be added to our monitoring list. 
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18 October 2019

Free For All Friday No 571 by Laurie

Is it too early to start talking about holiday preparations??

November and December are always so busy for me, I'm already thinking about ways to try to make it easier on myself this year.

One way I do this is to streamline my holiday preparations. I keep holiday-related pages in my Filofax with lists of people to send cards to, a 5 week countdown with reminders of what needs done each week in the lead-up to Christmas (including deadlines on mailing cards and packages to my overseas friends and family so they will arrive on time), gift ideas, etc. I keep these pages with my December weekly pages. Then when the holidays are over, I just move those pages to next December so they are there when I need them. This keeps me from having to reinvent the wheel every year.

Do you have a holidays section in your Filofax?

Or is it too early to talk about the holidays yet??

17 October 2019

Philofaxy Meet Up - London October 2019 by Anita and Steve

Recently Anita and Steve both attended the inaugural William Hannah meet up in London.

Steve had helped David Round of William Hannah organise the event. You might remember the event was also advertised here on Philofaxy. It was no surprise that the venue chosen was Vapianos in Great Portland Street, the same location as all the usual Philofaxy Meet Ups!

David had brought along some of his early prototypes and others had of course brought along their own William Hannah leather notebooks too.

This is an early carbon fibre covered notebook, the material just didn't handle like leather does, although it does look quite stylish and modern.

Prototype carbon fibre William Hannah

Prototype A4 William Hannah - also not in production 
There were also quite a selection of ring bound organisers at the event including this limited edition Gillio Compagna.

A6 Gillio Appunto - suede in Flamingo Pink




York Director Deskfax 




William Hannahs






Steve was also pleased to see that Anita had brought along her new Van der Spek custom standard organiser.

After the main event a few of us made our way to Covent Garden for dinner and then we all headed home.

Thank you to everyone that came along and to Jené and Anita for the photos of the event.

There will be future William Hannah meet ups and of course Philofaxy organised ones as well.

15 October 2019

Free For All Tuesday No. 454

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.

14 October 2019

Podcast Filofax - By Steve

Ian recently showed me his 'Podcast Filofax' It shows a level of dedication I've never seen before!

He has based it on a Filofax Active which is certainly shower proof, I wouldn't say waterproof.



Inside on the left is a small MP3 player that he's stored the podcast episodes on and a pair of ear phones as well.


Ian has printed off all the show notes on Filofax personal sized paper.




Thank you Ian for sharing this with us. Thank you to Jené for all the photos.

You can catch up with the podcast here.

Why not become a Patron and support the podcast, you will get early access to the podcast and ensure that the podcast continues to be advert free. Join at Patreon.

13 October 2019

Silent Sunday




The Filofax Pocket Eton one of the most complete Pocket organisers ever to be made by Filofax.

12 October 2019

Web Finds - 12 October 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. Free For All Friday - No. 569 by Steve
  2. Web Finds - 5 October 2019
  3. Silent Sunday
  4. Date for your diary - Sunday 13 October
  5. Free For All Tuesday No. 453
  6. Video Web Finds - Wednesday 9 October 2019
  7. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 92
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. EST. 1921 - The Official Filofax Blog
  2. Episode #53: An Overview of GTD - Getting Things Done
  3. Organized October—The Productivity Pyramid - FranklinPlanner Talk
  4. Printable Cute Kitty 2020 Year at a Glance Inserts Instant Download - Filofax Love
  5. End of the year overwhelm kicking in? Try this - Lime Tree Fruits
  6. Goal Setting and Planning - paperinkplan
  7. Memory Planner facile! - Lucy-Wonderland
  8. Time management Monday: Very quick and simple yet very effective meditation exercises - Quo Vadis Blog
  9. The Productivity Pyramid—Establishing Your Values - FranklinPlanner Talk
  10. Restock & new colours: A5 Compagna - Blog | Gillio
  11. Our Favorite Five-Minute Habits for Crushing Your Goals - Day Designer
  12. Customer review: A5 Compagna - Blog | Gillio
  • We monitor over 400 blogs and sites, your Filofax/Organiser blog posts could appear in this list, just contact philofaxy at gmail dot com to be added to our monitoring list. 
  • We can not guarantee people will read your posts, but we know there is a higher chance of people reading your posts and returning to read other posts if you make them interesting with pictures and good hints and tips. Do not forget to give your posts a title... 
  • Your Filofax/Organiser posts could appear in this list, just contact philofaxy at gmail dot com to be added to our monitoring list. 
  • For some general tips on Filofax Blogging, please see this post
  • Consider joining our Facebook group - Filofax for Philofaxy fans
And have you tried reading one of my Flipboard magazines yet? It works great on a tablet or smart phone, but you can view them on a desktop machine as well. Be sure to Follow the ones you like and you will get notifications when I update them.

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11 October 2019

Free For All Friday No. 570 - by Anita

As always, I really enjoyed attending the London meet up last Saturday, but I was ever so slightly concerned that I might come away wanting to buy a William Hannah after seeing them in the flesh for the first time. After recently getting my custom Van der Spek, I guess I didn't want to be tempted by something else, especially after my recent selling sprees. The William Hannahs are wonderful, but I won't be buying one as I'm very content with what I already own, my pocket Raydori and VdS. Over time, I've discovered that it can vary as sometimes attending a meet up makes me want to buy something, and other times it definitely helps confirm that what I already have is perfect for me.

Do you find that you want to go shopping after attending a meet up, or seeing other people's organisers? Or does it have the opposite effect on you?

And as always on Fridays, please feel free to discuss anything ringbound planner related.
Have a great weekend.

10 October 2019

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 92


Workflows. 

These are things we do every day, sometimes without thinking about it, but can we do more?

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.
01:30 - Dealing with day to day things.
02:45 - Something we do every day.
03:00 - Workflow the definition.
04:00 - It is not just about the planner.
05:00 - Making sure nothing is forgotten.
06:00 - Mixing digital planning with paper planning for different purposes.
08:00 - Workflows at work.
09:00 - Steve's workflows.
12:30 - Making sure nothing is missed.
15:00 - Dividing up the day.
16:00 - Cutting down distractions.
20:00 - First Class Lifestyle.
22:00 - Getting more done.
24:00 - Planner planning
25:00 - Review check list.
28:00 - Be in control of your own life

Episode 92 - Workflows


A direct download is also available here: Episode92.mp3



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

Our Websites:
Karine: PlannerologyThroatPunchResumes.comKarine Tovmassian (IG)
Steve: Philofaxy, Travellers Notebook Times,  IG: Mr Philofaxy Steve Morton

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If you want a quick link to all the podcasts remember: http://philofaxy.com/podcast/

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Previous Episodes:

2019

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

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

09 October 2019

Video Web Finds - Wednesday 9 October 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. Flip Thru of My Gillio Compagna Slim - the planner spot
  2. October Planner Update | Kendra Bork - Kendra Bork
  3. A6 Rings Flip | Van der Spek Stardust Croco - Planner Bunny Press
  4. Goal Setting and Daily Planning - Troy Mayfield
  5. My thoughts on Van Der Spek and Gillio leathers - Planner Mumsy
  6. Gillio Firenze Lotus and VDS Parme Comparison - Sara Enriquez
  7. Gillio Medium Compagna personal rings - Reneesplannerplace
  8. Filofax Croc Setup | Flip Through Ita | Angela Smile - Angela Smile
  9. Stationery Talk, Filofax malden, unboxing, deringing steps and thoughts - Lola Mitchell
  10. Personal Original Filofax Flip - sarahjplans
  11. Plan With Me New Inserts - A5 Purple Malden Filofax - Planner Rings - Plan Hers - Plan Hers
  12. My pink week in Filofax Croc A5 - Lisenok Li
  13. Planner Setup | October 2019 - Elizabeth Kathryn
  14. Showing and Reviewing the Filofax Saffiano Planner/Wallet - Kari's Ideas and More
  • For tips on how to improve your videos, please see this post.  Also this video too Webfinds 
  • Your Filofax/Organiser Videos could appear in this list, just contact philofaxy at gmail dot com to be added to our monitoring list. 
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