20 January 2017

Free For All Friday no. 427 by Anita


I was away last weekend for my work's annual conference and as per normal, my Filofax and a book were in my bag. It occurred to me that these two simple and everyday items offer so much between them:
  • As an avid reader, I can easily lose myself in a good book for many hours and can travel anywhere in the world in my imagination
  • If I pack a non-fiction one, I can study and make notes in my binder
  • I didn't pack my laptop this time, so I found that it helped me focus on doing some project planning without the temptation of the internet
  • I could easily jot down random thoughts as they popped into my head for processing later into my action lists. 
Whilst there are other binder accessories that I own that are useful, I've realised that when I go away the book and planner have become part of my essential items. Somehow it also feels like a little bit of home, no matter where I am.  

What essentials do you pack to go with your planner when you go away?

And always as it's Friday, please feel free to discuss anything ring bound organiser related. Have a great weekend! 

19 January 2017

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 46


Buying and Selling 101

Have you wondered what the basics of buying and selling planners are in the various social media platforms?

Although the gruesome twosome mainly focus on Facebook, this week's episode gives us all basic guidelines for being successful whether you are a buyer or a seller.

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 - Why buy and sell if you only own one...
04:00 - Facebook groups
06:15 - Philofaxy Adspot
09:00 - Read the rules of the group before posting.
10:00 - Preparing to sell, good photographs
12:00 - Make sure the description is correct
13:20 - Pricing and differences due to taxes
15:30 - State your location
16:26 - Packing and insuring your package (also here)
18:00 - Fair market price
19:45 - Put in an offer if you think the price is a little high
20:30 - Hazards of running Adspot....
21:45 - Do your research, know the market, know the prices
23:00 - Seasonal changes?
25:00 - Set your price after researching
27:00 - Filofax Catalogues
27:40 - Communications
29:30 - Be civil...

Episode 46 - Buying and Selling 101


A direct download is also available here: Episode46.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:
Karine: Plannerology, Karine Tovmassian (IG)
Steve: Philofaxy, Travellers Notebook Times, Mr Philofaxy (IG)

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.

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

Previous Episodes:

45 - A5 or A6 - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
44 - End of Year - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
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

18 January 2017

Reader Question - Help identify this vintage organiser.



Hello Philofaxy team,

We received this from Linda, can you help identify this make and model of organiser? Leave a response in the comments or email me steve@philofaxy.com  
I have a lovely old diary/planner that I got in 1991 and had never thought much about the brand until now. And now it's driving me nuts because I cannot work out who made it. I am happy to keep using it but if I could get another of the same beautiful leather I would like to. Of course in my searching I've seen and now fallen in love with lots of other brands and I can feel an obsession coming on.

Anyway I am hoping you might recognise it and be able to tell me who made it. Looking forward to hearing back from you.

Regards

Linda



17 January 2017

Web Finds - 17 January 2017

So I hope you have had a good weekend.

So now it is time to enjoy a great collection of blog posts and videos from around the internet.

So here are a selection of the latest Filofax videos for your enjoyment.
  1. 2017 Planner Lineup | Franklin Covey Ava | Michaels Recollections - OurDreamyNest
  2. My YouTube And Etsy Planner Set Up | RECOLLECTIONS CREATIVE LIFE PLANNER | SUGAR - Sugar
  3. Plan With Me Franklin Covey Budget Planner Jan 16 thru Jan 22 2017 - The Clumsy Crafter
  4. My planners from 2016 and what I'm using now - Franklin Covey, Filofax, Van der Spek - Joshua LaPorte
  5. (Review) Franklin Covey Classic "Planner Love" Binder, 2017 Botanical Planner Inserts and More - JLJBackToClassic.com
  6. Personal Planner Setup 2017 | Filofax Ochre Malden - gradient_colors
  7. Tutto il 2016 con la mia Agenda Filofax - Paola Style
  8. PWM ~ How I Plan in my Personal Filofax Bullet Journal / The Organized Planner - Katy A: TheOrganizedPlanner
  9. 2017 Planner Set-up: Filofax Personal Malden Ring Bound - Tiffany Girliegirl
  10. Plan with me - Filofax A5 - KW3/2017 - Do what you Love
  11. My Diary Planner Setup 2017 FiloFax Personal Planner | Nicola Dunna - Nicola Dunna
  12. Filofax Malden setup Jan 2017 - MadeWithLoveCrafter
  13. Filofax Malden SETUP January 2017 - Plan with Ana
  14. [Show and tell] Filofax patterns - all_my_ filos
  15. Filofax Setup - Amelie's Regenbogenwelt
  16. Filofax Bullet Journal: Cómo encuadernar tu bullet journal si usas filofax o agendas de anillas - IsaLot
  17. PLANNER LINE-UP 2017 series (1 of 6) Filofax, Happy Planner, Recollections Planner! - PlanWithMe ChristaMarie
  18. Filofax vpj - Dani,s World
  19. My filofax planner for 2017 - Ida
  20. Filofax Identity Personal size Organiser Review - Jacob Hicks
  21. LA MIA AGENDA CARTOPAZZA simil filofax da Aliexpress - Crudeli De Tube
  22. Filofax Setup | Planner Setup | Filofax Original Patent nude | Personal | sarahmaryslifeinpictures - sarahmaryslifeinpictures
  23. My 2017 Planner Setup! Ft. Filofax Original Patent Nude - Alexa Golden
  24. Planner organiser Filofax A5/ Personal Paperchase! - Miss Marvellous
  25. Filofax Pocket Malden in Ochre | 2017 - Mely's Corner
  26. Mein FILOFAX SETUP | deutsch 2017 - jessy wittmann
  27. How To Make Custom Filofax Inserts On Microsoft Word!!! - Jacob Hicks
  28. DIY Tutorial FILOFAX Federn bestempeln und embossen / feather stamping and embossing - Diamondis Creativ
  29. SetUp Update FiloFax The Original Dark Aqua A5 - Blog/YouTube Planung - HannaLena90
  30. Pocket size Filofax as my wallet flip though - Frugal_Me
  31. Filofax and my Templates - July SunShine
  32. My 2 new Filofax's - Darla Palmer
  33. Gillio Compagna Pocket VS Mia Cara Pocket - Bushimen
  34. Gillio Planner Unboxing - Lindsey Harbison
  35. Bullet Journal four months later - ABeautifulPlan
  36. 2017 Planner Set Up - Erin Condren, Foxy Fix, Powersheets and Cocoa Daisy! - Rachel Blundell
  37. New Year Goals and Planning 2017 - The Little Craft Cave
  • 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. 
My Week Posts
  1. My week #248 - Paper Lovestory
  2. Plan With Me || Snowflake - Karens Obsessions
  3. My Week #3 (16th-22nd Jan) - The Stationery Geekette
  4. Filofax Planner pages January 1 - February 4 - ink'd paper by mae
  5. This Weeks Spread (for week 16 -22nd Jan) - Life with my Planners
  6. Plan With Me : Week 3 : 15/01/217 - Ugly Bug Plans
  7. Hobonichi Week Two - Sam Simpson
Enjoy.


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