Many of the time management experts tell us to try and only work on the important stuff. I agree. Where it starts getting more complicated is trying to figure out what is important. Hobbs, Smith and Covey all write about trying to separate the urgent from the vital. I looked up urgent and important in … Continue reading Focusing on What’s Most Important
I've always subscribed to the notion that if you use a planner you should only have 1. I have a hard enough time remembering the stuff I put in my single planner let alone if I had multiple planner to juggle my life through. I've used a 2 page per day planner for most of … Continue reading One Planner Only
I’ve referred to Time Power as where I got my start in learning about time management. Several members over at the facebook group - PLAN to Enjoy Life - Functional Planner group - have asked about this since it is somewhat of an “older” approach to time management. I’m somewhat of an older type fellow. … Continue reading Time Power – Insight on Time Management
One of the cool things I’ve learned about using a Franklin planner and before that a Daytimer, is how easy it is to keep events and obligations from falling through the cracks of life. I want to share a bit about how I use the tools of the monthly calendar (including Google calendars) and the … Continue reading Monthly Calendar and Daily Pages
I threatened (promised) to write more about the index system I use in my Franklin planner. This will be a pretty short entry.The index is simply a listing of the things I think I may need to refer back to in the future. So I selectively choose just a few things to list. The … Continue reading The Index and Cross-Referencing
I really enjoyed the freedom of the Bullet Journal but found it fell short of what I needed for planning out into the future. I came back to a pre-printed 2 page per day Franklin planner in a ring binder. I didn’t buy the “starter kit” which has quite few samples of some pre-printed … Continue reading Customizing a Pre-Printed Planner
My personal effectiveness depends on me focusing and accomplishing my highest priorities. Charles R. Hobbs referred to the highest priorities of life as unifying principles. Hyrum Smith calls them values. Covey, well, he dances around the same concept and sort of combines the two ideas. Benjamin Franklin is remembered among us time management geeks for … Continue reading Planning What Matters Most
I try to work on the same basic planning system for as long as it is effective. The Bullet Journal Method worked for several years, but over the past few months I realized that some things were simply falling through the cracks. The Bullet Journal, as a note taking method, is outstanding, but as far … Continue reading Planner Evolution V.?