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2017 planner setup

Second Hobonichi order

My second (and last) Hobonichi order arrived this week, so I'm finally all set for 2017. I've changed my mind a few times in the past couple of months about what setup I want for my 2017 planners, and no doubt I'll change my mind throughout the ...


Review: Slice Planner

I was recently offered a prototype of a new "augmented reality notebook" to review. The Slice Planner is a hybrid digital/analogue notebook that you can support on Kickstarter right now. Thanks to the Slice Planner team for sending out a prototype for me to review.

Slice Planner hard cover

I haven't reviewed ...


2017 Jibun Techo

Jibun Techo with Pilot Custom Heritage 92

I received a new toy to play with a couple of days ago, called a Jibun Techo. It's a planner from Japan that's competing with Hobonichi, but it seems much more rare to see these in the wild, so I've had lots of questions about it.

I ...


Sketchnotes: Single-tasking

I create sketchnotes as part of my research process when working on articles for my freelance clients. See all my posts about sketchnotes here.

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Finished article: Forget multitasking! How to improve your focus and productivity with single-tasking

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Monthly Review: October 2016

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Last month's review. All monthly reviews.

What did I complete that I am proud of this month?

✔️ My fifth magazine/feature article pitch (5 was my goal for the year)

✔️ Huge progress on Exist for iOS, both fixing stuff in the location branch and building/improving the food branch ...


Sketchnotes: Eisenhower matrix

I create sketchnotes as part of my research process when working on articles for my freelance clients. See all my posts about sketchnotes here.

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Finished article: Prioritise your work using the Eisenhower matrix

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Monthly Review: September 2016

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Last month's review. All monthly reviews.

This month's goals

✔️ Finish editing my first personal essay and pitch it to a publication

✔️ Catch up on Exist iOS deadlines and be on time or early by end of September

✔️ Restart gymnastics classes

✖️ Draft a new essay/feature article

I got ...


Some of my favourite blogs

coffee cup

I wasn't too much into blogs when they were a big deal, initially. I'm quite late to the party, I guess, but I really like the idea of everyone having their own blog, and using posts to reply to other posts, and using RSS to keep up with ...


Sketchnotes: personal hackathons

I create sketchnotes as part of my research process when working on articles for my freelance clients. See all my posts about sketchnotes here.

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Finished article: Need to push forward on a project? Try a personal hackathon for plan.io

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Sketchnotes: motivation

I create sketchnotes as part of my research process when working on articles for my freelance clients. See all my posts about sketchnotes here.

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Finished article: 3 Science-backed ways to boost your motivation (even when you don't feel like working) for zapier.com

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