“I have to admit that I love my fountain pens. It’s become so bad that my friends are now starting to give them to me as gifts. And in one case, my evangelism has led to a conversion and surpassing of the evangelist.”

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In 2015, I read two books. In 2016, I started a podcast that requires me to read a book every two weeks. Which means I’ve read a lot of nonfiction books since 2016. Here’s the story behind my reading habit and how my view of books has changed since reading 100+ self-help books.

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It begs the question, though, of whether or not it’s possible to live with a healthy relationship to technology while maintaining a job as Social Media Manager.

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Custom notebooks for dedicated methodologies are all the rage right now. And although I’m very much against the idea of using these things, I can’t help but wonder if it would actually work. The only one that piques my interest is Michael Hyatt’s Full Focus Planner. Has anyone gone down this route? Was it worth it?

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The term “analog productivity” generally comes with the assumption that we are talking about pen and paper and the associated methodology for using it to track our tasks and habits. But that shouldn’t be the case. Generally speaking, we use pen and paper because we need a break from the screens, we are more effective with it, or we simply like the feel of it. But those can all be justifications for the use of an old school chronograph over a smartwatch as well.

It’s a bit of a weird stance to be pushing analog tools so much and yet I have a strong dependence on digital task management. I do a TON of work in OmniFocus.

It’s no secret that I love Leuchtturm1917 notebooks. I really don’t even consider anything else.

It’s no secret that I love fountain pens. They have a unique feel to them that I just can’t find elsewhere. That said, I have a few favorite pens that are mostly in the beginner category. But I get a lot of mileage out of them.

Most everyone has heard of the Bullet Journal. But this one is quite different.