1- Planner alternatives to the Whitney English Week on One Page with similar layout:
2- Budget-friendly planners!
Plus, watch for crazy flash sales on Whitney English’s IG.
3- Planning daily when you have lots of confidential info:
I do a lot of daily planning that has ‘coded’ confidential info (ie, it will just say “schedule res mtg” rather than the person’s name) and I use it for a lot of non-work priority setting (workout, habits, etc). If you are interested in trying time block planning, having a daily layout is helpful!
One idea: daily planner pad that you could tear off and shred at end of each work day. Ink and Volt makes a lot of nice ones!
4- How to handle “bridge months” – ie those beyond your current planner when you haven’t obtained the next one yet?
Low tech version that I’ve used in the past: free printed monthly calendars from timeanddate, tucked into the back of my planner cover. Just don’t lose them . . .
Potential option: simple list or layout in the back of your planner (if there is room)
Fanciest option: a little monthly planner book (I used an Ashley Shelly version at the end of 2021 to plan 2022! It’s no longer on her site, but I’m sure she will have something similar next year)
5- The next step for BLP . . .
At the end of the episode, I talked a bit about how overwhelmed I have been feeling. I do not necessarily plan on making changes to BLP, but need to take a hard look at when I fit it in, and how much time it actually takes (it usually takes less than 1 hour per week to draft / record / upload the ep, but I am not always strategic about when that hour happens . . .). Note: I do not do any of the editing or post-production work for either podcast.
I do plan on sticking to one guest / month and probably could continue one review ep, one Q&A ep, and one “concept” ep / month. Maybe I’ll also start airing a greatest hits ep on months with 5 weeks. That might be a nice compromise/break!