Calendering with Time-Design planners
I have recently come across the Time-Design(R) website. The Time-Design line of planners is the most impressive I have come accross so far. It also seem to be one which seems to be remarkably compatible with a gtd implementation; not that I would think of giving up on my current setting using FreeMind and mind-maps, which really seem to be ideally suited for the way I think and work.
A whole range of screenshots, which gives a good indication of the quality of the design, is available here.
An interesting feature of the planner system is that it is based on its very own methodology, called 5 Focus Management® Practices, which consists in the following principles:
- Free Your Mind by downloading and filtering your activities.
- Focus on the Big Picture by managing goals and short- and mid-term projects.
- Manage the Details of accomplishing your goals.
- Seal the Cracks so you never have to wake up in a panic
- Make Success Routine by focusing on your accomplishments.
Interestingly Time-Design also offer training and coaching as part of their portfolio. Besides the usual on-site and public seminars, it also offers training on-line with Focus on Line. Such on-line training course comes in two flavours: Focus Management® Using Outlook® and Focus Management® Using the Time/Design Management Planner. At US $49.95 plus US$ 45 for The Power of Focus Management® Workbook Available in .pdf format it does constitute an very attractive offer.
Please, pretty please ...
If anyone from Time-Design read this post I would like to express an interest in test-driving the online course, if this was possible, with a view to writing an evaluation of Focus-on-line on this blog.