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Periscope Rebroadcast: By Request: My Project Lists

Periscope Rebroadcast: By Request: My Project Lists

This was supposed to be just regarding my Project Lists, but it turned into talk of #onebookdecember, inserts from DIYFish, RogueCrusade, and PlanInk on Etsy, and the lovely Filofax Personal Original in Pillar Box Red.

(And, yes, next time I’ll record the Periscope broadcast in Landscape mode. I’ve already gotten used to just holding the phone in portrait for Periscope and didn’t even give it a thought at the time.

New Field Notes Size Planning Pages (vCarie) from DIYFish

New Field Notes Size Planning Pages (vCarie) from DIYFish

I’ve developed several bad planning habits. I’m not entirely sure how that happened, but they’re definitely habits that need to go.

Chief amongst these bad habits is that I haven’t been maintaining a Long View as far as projects are concerned. I’ve had an absolute lack of focus. Every week I go through my project lists, picking and choosing a few; this would be fine if I also completed said projects. However, I’d take the whole week to prep for those projects (namely, video projects), get bogged down with everyone else’s needs (which really can’t be avoided in The Frat House), and then I’d be planning out the next week again, sifting through my lists again… right back at The Dreaded Square One.

As it’s the beginning of the school year, I was helping two of the Frat Boys plan out their book projects for the first quarter. While we were sketching out the pages for these projects in their Field Notes notebooks, it occurred to me that something similar might help me regain the focus I’d lost and find my Long View again.

I hastily threw together a few sketches and sent them to DIYFish. What she created from those sketches is even better than I could’ve imagined.

From the epic brain of DIYFish, I give you vCarie (yes, she named it after me, even though she’s the brilliant one).

 

#onebookjuly2015 Wrap Up

#onebookjuly2015 Wrap Up

Better late than never, right? Right?

Finally, my One Book July Wrap-Up video is complete. Please ignore the puffy-wrinkly-allergy-ridden eyes, mmm-k?

 

 

Week 10-2015 After Shots

Week 10-2015 After Shots

Happy Week 11! These After Shots include my return to my very first DIYFish crush… the Small Projects Management Inserts! Fish recently released them in a Midori Traveler’s Notebook style insert, which means I no longer have to up-size them and attach them as tip-ins to each individual month and week; I print them as a booklet and slip them into the beginning of the month. Done!

Week 10-2015 Small Projects Management After Shot
Week 10-2015 Small Projects Management After Shot
Week 10-2015 Weekly Chart & Monday After Shot
Week 10-2015 Weekly Chart & Monday After Shot
Week 10-2015 Tuesday & Wednesday After Shot
Week 10-2015 Tuesday & Wednesday After Shot
Week 10-2015 Thursday & Friday After Shot
Week 10-2015 Thursday & Friday After Shot
Week 10-2015 Saturday & Sunday After Shot
Week 10-2015 Saturday & Sunday After Shot

 

Project Planning #2 – Scheduling, Planning, & Archiving

Project Planning #2 – Scheduling, Planning, & Archiving

To me, scheduling your projects and planning them out are both about the same idea: breaking something big into smaller, more manageable pieces. Here’s how I schedule my projects and break them down so they get done, using a video project as an example.

Field Notes size Monthly Calendars from Marsia Bramucci on Etsy (video of the full MTN-size setup coming soon!)

DIYFish MTN v2.2 (Monthly Calendar and Weekly Charts)

Evernote

How the Evernote Moleskine Notebooks work

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