I have a smart phone. I carry it everywhere with me. I'm 56 years old and my eyes don't work quite like they used to. I almost went to the phablet craze when I replaced my humongous Note 8, but chose to go smaller with an S10E. I know that my smartphone is a tool … Continue reading New Binder
2020 Planner Setup
Yesterday my wife asked me if got a new planner. I was a little nonplussed for just a bit because I hadn't. But she continued, "Well, I saw a box from Franklin, so assumed you did." That's when my man brain finally snapped to what she meant. I ordered refills of the guts of my … Continue reading 2020 Planner Setup
Overwhelmed by Distractions?
"Time Management" experts seem to encourage getting everything out of your mind and into your trusted collection device - like a planner or app. I've heard the term 'brain dump' used many times over the past number of years. I became familiar with the term 'grasscatcher' list over 35 years ago. Brain dumps or grasscatcher … Continue reading Overwhelmed by Distractions?
What If I’m Wrong?
I know that I’m probably the only person who has ever made a decision about planning materials/supplies/systems that turns out to be wrong. Since I am, please indulge me and read along so that you can avoid the same sort of mistake. One of the real keys for any planning system for me is that … Continue reading What If I’m Wrong?
Just a thought…
I've been using the same basic planning method for around 30 years. I've veered off a time or two to try digital methods, other "systems" etc. But I've always came back to the old Time Power system. Of course, I've adapted it to take into account that I am likely exposed to 100 times more … Continue reading Just a thought…
The end/beginning of the month is an opportune moment to take a snapshot of what you accomplished last month and to take stock of what you want to accomplish in the upcoming month. I understand that time is more of a continuum and that the flow of events doesn't necessarily pause until a certain calendar … Continue reading Monthly Planning
Video Tour of my planner
Hello. I took a bit of time this afternoon and recorded a video showing my planner and how I set it up. Let me know if you like it. Franklin planner on Youtube
Why I use a 2 page per day planner
I originally started out using a 2 page per day (2ppd) pocket Daytimer back in 1983. I would guess that I've used a 2 ppd set-up for at least 25 of the past 36 years. Some folks might wonder why I've returned to this set up that admittedly has quite a bit of white space … Continue reading Why I use a 2 page per day planner
Time Power – Insight on Time Management
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
The Index and Cross-Referencing
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