Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 13

GTD Productivity And Using Your Paper Planner

There must be a point where we can actually breathe a sigh of relief knowing we have accomplished the day’s work and allow ourselves the momentary celebration of understanding our location in the progress of our lives as we plan and track our way through it.

In this episode, Steve and Karine embrace the zen of David Allen and oddly, actually get something done!

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

Show Notes (timings approximate)

00:05 - Introduction
01:00 - David Allen - Getting Things Done
02:15 - Clutter
04:30 - GTD Videos
06:00 - How many inserts/pages do you really need to keep in your organiser
08:15 - GTD and a Paper Planner - A4 or Letter
10:00 - Actions
14:30 - Filing Systems
18:50 - Tasks - The Pomodoro Technique
21:00 - Context
22:00 - Colour coding
23:30 - Daily planner page for GTD
26:30 - The need to do GTD or using your planner in a more efficient way.
28:30 - Tip of the week

Guest Posts on Philofaxy:
My GTD Set Up - David Popely - Guest Post
Guest Post - My current (GTD based) Filofax setup - David Popely
Guest Post - How I use my Personal Filofax for GTD

Episode 13 - GTD Productivity And Using Your Paper Planner 


A direct download is also available here: Episode13.mp3

Shownotes: 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 - Steve Morton and Karine Tovmassian

Our Websites: Philofaxy  TN Times and The Streamlined Life Thinker Extraordinaire Thinker Extraordinaire (Services)

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:

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

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 12

Job Seeking and Keeping

Looking for work is not for the faint of heart. It’s a full time job and anyone who says differently is selling you something.

In this episode, Steve and Karine (who also happens to be a professional resume writer and career/life coach) give the best tips on how to use your planner to look for work and what setups to consider in order to become top at your job and have people coming to you for expert advise. Tune in and takes notes.

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

Show Notes (timings approximate)

00:30 - Introduction
01:30 - Tools for job seeking
02:30 - Backing up your planner to Evernote (video)
03:45 - Keeping standard information in your planner
05:00 - Keeping records of elements of different jobs in the last 5-10 years
07:45 - Do you take your planner in to the interview
09:30 - Asking the interviewer questions at the end of your interview
11:45 - Job information sheet
13:00 - Streamlining the job seeking process
19:15 - When you start the job, keep a record of what you do each day/week
20:30 - Tracking Milestones
21:00 - Work planner...or combine it with personal planner/organiser
26:30 - Tips of the Week

Episode 12 - Job Seeking and Keeping  


A direct download is also available here: Episode12.mp3

Shownotes: 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 - Steve Morton and Karine Tovmassian

Our Websites: Philofaxy  TN Times and The Streamlined Life Thinker Extraordinaire Thinker Extraordinaire (Services)

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:

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

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 11

Planner Fail

You’ve got everything lined up, all the pens and markers match, the stickers are the perfect shade of (insert favourite colour here), the moon is waxing, and Mars is not in retrograde for once. However, you look down at your planner and suddenly NOTHING WORKS! You are in a strange dimension called “Planner Fail.”

In this episode, the gruesome twosome explore identifying a planner fail and more importantly, navigating out of it just in time to note the next episode of HitchHiker’s Guide to the Plannerverse in your now brilliant planner set up.

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

Show Notes (timings approximate)

01:20 - Identifying planner fail.
04:00 - Switching inserts, but still not right.
06:00 - Not just the diary part of your planner
08:00 - Use blank tabs so you can order the sections to your requirements
09:00 - Choose the planner that suits your needs and your lifestyle
09:30 - Empty your planner.... and go back to basics
09:50 - What tabs do you need?
11:15 - DiY Fish inserts
12:05 - Contents/Index
12:45 - A6 inserts
13:25 - A6 Today marker
15:25 - Frequent contact information only in the contacts section
16:30 - Facebook friends list
17:30 - Backing up your planner using Evernote
19:00 - Working out what is working
20:00 - Over committing
21:00 - Master task list
24:00 - Identifying recovery from planner fail
26:00 - Organising project tasks
27:30 - Tips of the week

Episode 11 - Planner Fail  


A direct download is also available here: Episode11.mp3



Presenters - Steve Morton and Karine Tovmassian

Our Websites: Philofaxy  TN Times and The Streamlined Life Thinker Extraordinaire Thinker Extraordinaire (Services)

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:


Episode 10 - Planner Hacks
Episode 9 - Planner Planning
Episode 8 - Choosing Inserts
Episode 7 - How do you carry your planner
Episode 6 - Planners on the go - Travelling with your planner
Episode 5 - Why would you pay more than double the price of a Filofax?
Episode 4 - Using Your Planner To Create Small and Permanent Habit Changes.
Episode 3 - A Multi Plannerverse: Getting on with two or more planners.
Episode 2 - Where to start your planning journey and why....
Episode 1 - What size and why....