Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 18

Zombie Apocalypse Preparation

What paperwork and items does your family need to get a hold of if you are ever incapacitated?

What's your family's procedures for handing emergency situations when everyone is away from home? Heavy storms? Power outages?

Planning for emergencies is the best way to ensure you've been responsible for everything under your control when things get out of your control. In this week's episode the gruesome twosome baton down the hatches and hunker down for emergency planning preparedness.

Grab your manual crank radio and listen in.

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 Events that can lead to you needing your planner
03:00 October 1987 storm in UK
04:00 Utility company details
04:40 Home binder
05:30 Have emergency money available
06:30 Information bank split
07:30 In case of an emergency information
09:00 Pet owners information
10:00 No internet! Make a note of your ISP
11:00 Home emergency go bag
12:00 Electronic calendars
14:00 Backing up your planner to Evernote iPhone App
14:30 Names and phone numbers of team member in an emergency
15:00 Credit card details and contact information
15:45 Bookmarks and passwords for accounts stay at home
17:00 Electronic copies of documents
18:20 What is in your Go-bag
19:00 Know where your family are located
20:00 Telephone call chain
22:30 Carry your prescriptions for medication
24:30 On Steve's To-Do list
26:00 Karine's win story
28:00 DiY Fish Inserts

There are numerous template files on our Files page you can download and use for a lot of this information we mention in this podcast

Episode 18 - Zombie Apocalypse Preparation


A direct download is also available here: Episode18.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 Steve Morton
Editing and production - Steve Morton

Our Websites: The Streamlined LifeThinker ExtraordinaireThinker Extraordinaire (Services) Philofaxy, Travellers Notebook Times

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:

17Managing 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

The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 18

Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 17

Managing Finances In Your Planner.

Money, Money Money! How to track the vast quantities you have you ask? 

Well, ask no more! In this week’s episode Steve and Karine reunite for another epic journey into the innards of a planner where finances, cash, cards and the like live (and hopefully breed when the lights go out). 

Sit back in a comfy seat, get yourself a refreshing beverage and turn up the volume on Managing Finances In Your Planner.

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 - Using your planner to know the figures each month .docx .pdf
03:00 - Where will you be using this information? What size to use?
05:00 - What is safe to carry with you?
06:00 - What to track, on a daily, weekly, monthly basis
07:45 - Car expenditure .doc .pdf
09:45 - Car documentation in a Gillio Giramondo
10:30 - Cash or Card
12:00 - Receipt envelopes by Ray Blake
13:30 - 13 column sheet
14:20 - Chequebook register .docx .pdf
15:00 - Wallet in a planner
15:30 - Dave Ramsey envelope system
17:30 - Malden as a wallet (Video)
18:20 - M2 as a wallet
19:30 - Carrying coins
20:45 - Pocket Malden
21:00 - Gillio coin holder and intelligent card wallet
23:00 - Keeping track of bank details when you have more than one bank account
24:30 - Informing your bank before you travel
26:30 - Planning so you can plan for emergencies
27:30 - What is on your To do list this week.

Episode 17 - Managing Finances In Your Planner


A direct download is also available here: Episode17.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 Steve Morton
Editing and production - Steve Morton

Our Websites: The Streamlined LifeThinker ExtraordinaireThinker Extraordinaire (Services) Philofaxy, Travellers Notebook Times

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:

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

Thursday, June 16, 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

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 15

Automation Nirvana

If the way you lived your life today was captured and recorded for review by complete strangers to get an impression about who you are, would the things you do be a reflection of how you want your life reflected to others?

If not, then 'pay attention', as Steve Morton often quips. In episode 15, the gruesome twosome discuss the joys, yes, I repeat, the joys of routine development. Hold on to your dull-o-meters, because Automation Nirvana is on, like Donkey Kong.

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

Show Notes (timings approximate)

00:00 - Introduction
02:00 - Processes
03:30 - Setting up processes
04:15 - Processes within your planner
06:30 - Contexts
07:30 - Daily routines
09:00 - Clutter
09:45 - Home planner
10:15 - Organising your life
13:00 - Collecting or using
13:45 - Automating processes around the home
15:00 - Grouping things together
16:00 - Gathering together your emergency bag
18:20 - Recording your planner collection
20:00 - Clutter when reviewing
22:00 - Clear Desk Policy
23:00 - Indexing your planner
24:30 - Home Inventory
28:00 - Tips of the week

Episode 15 - Automation Nirvana


A direct download is also available here: Episode15.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:

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

Thursday, June 2, 2016

The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 14

Work-Life Balance and Your Planner

Have you wondered how to manage your work-life balance with your planner?

You know you have! You, the one clutching your planner. Calm down. 

Have a seat, get yourself a drink and enjoy the gruesome twosome discussing how to employ your planner as your first employee when you are working for yourself. Social life, work life-manage it all here in Episode 14.

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

Show Notes (timings approximate)

00:45 - Introduction
02:00 - An Index and Table of Contents in your planner
03:00 - A place for your planner
04:00 - Managing travel details
06:30 - Purging your planner of un-necessary contents
07:10 - Treasury Tags
07:45 - Managing Contacts
09:00 - Annual planner updating
10:00 - Transferring forward unfinished work
11:15 - Meshing of Work and Personal lives in your planner
11:50 - Contexts
12:20 - Key contacts in your planner
14:00 - Your Planner is central to organising your life
15:30 - Planner planning
16:15 - Vertical Week per View
17:30 - Increments of time required for your inserts
18:30 - The span of your day
20:30 -  'Hot Desking'
23:30 - Listeners... how are you viewed in the modern office world using a paper planner
27:00 - Tip - Balance will come if you work in harmony
28:35 - Tim Ferriss Podcast
29:00 - A special hello.....

Episode 14 - Work-Life Balance and Your Planner 


A direct download is also available here: Episode14.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:

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