Welcome to the inaugural episode of our monthly series, “PM Talks,” where my good friend Patrick Rhone and I delve into a myriad of topics, each leading to incredibly productive and insightful conversations. This time around we’re (mostly) kicking things off with a subject that’s near and dear to both of us: the world of paper planners.
In this episode, Patrick and I share our love and experiences with various paper planners. We discuss everything from the classic Midori Traveler’s Notebook to the Hobonichi Techo, exploring how these tools not only help us stay organized but also play a vital role in our mindfulness and productivity. Whether you’re a planner enthusiast or just getting started, this conversation is packed with valuable insights and personal stories.
Key Discussion Points
- Exploring the effectiveness of simplicity over complexity in achieving goals and making clear decisions.
- The importance of sequencing tasks and addressing critical issues first to prevent burnout.
- Utilizing storytelling to illustrate complex business problems and the power of productive relationships.
- Discussing the dynamic nature of balance and the possibility of finding fulfilling work with the right mindset.
- The shift in younger generations’ approach to career success and the quest for personal fulfillment.
- Emphasizing the need for balance and a clear perspective in both life and work.
To wrap up our first episode in this “PM Talks” series I must say that it’s always a pleasure chatting with Patrick. Our conversations never fail to be enlightening and thought-provoking, making each episode a journey of discovery in productivity and beyond. So, tune in, take notes, and join us in this exciting new series where talking and listening lead to truly productive outcomes.
Links Worth Exploring
- Midori Traveler’s Notebook
- Hobonichi Techo
- Frictionless Cards (RIP)
- “Same as Ever”
- MUJI Chronotebook (RIP)
- EVO “Slice” Planner
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