Franklin Covey: Her Point of View Weekly Inserts for Filofax

I generally would not do a product review after such a short period of time but here goes…

I recently received the Franklin Covey Her Point of View Weekly Inserts and I am using them in my Filofax. I wanted to “live” with them for a while however, I think I’ve seen enough! These inserts are great! As I said in my previous post, I trimmed them to fit inside of my personal size Aston Filofax. The color scheme is pretty and the designs are whimsical. The days are lined, which makes for keeping things neat and easy to find. The week starts on Monday and ends with Saturday and Sunday (this block is split).

Franklin Covey HPOV Weekly Inserts (trimmed and punched)

Franklin Covey HPOV Weekly Inserts (trimmed and punched)

FC Weekly Inserts

FC Weekly Inserts

Each day block has a fine line going down the middle. You can use one side for personal tasks or school assignments and the other for business; or one side for personal to-dos and the other for tracking water intake, medications, exercise, food journal, etc. There are note sections at the bottom of each page for additional recording of important events, reminders, tracking, inspirational quotes, or gratitude. There are lots of options! The layout contains reference calendars for the prior and upcoming months as well as quotes for each week.

The weekly insert pages are not thick like the monthly pages. However, I have used several different pens on the weekly pages and have yet to experience any bleed through or show through. For example, I have used the Papermate Flairs, Sharpie pens, Recollections pens, Le Pens, and the Staedtler Triplus Fineliners. This is a nice feature because you don’t have to be so particular with the instrument you select to use in your planner.

I also have the monthly inserts and I interleafed the weekly and monthly pages. This works out nicely. I think it would work just as fine if you kept both inserts separated; it’s all a matter of preference in how you set-up your planner. The weekly inserts come with coordinating ‘Notes’ pages in between the months.

These are my inserts for next year. I plan to use another set of these for work. There is no need for me to search any further. Simple.

They can be purchased here on the Franklin Covey site.

K.Y.S.S.

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Product Review: Franklin Covey Her Point of View Monthly Inserts

I use the Franklin Covey Her Point of View monthly inserts in my personal size Aston Filofax. The Franklin Covey pages are a little wider than the Filofax pages so I trimmed down about ¼ inch and re-punched the pages. Some people use them without trimming however, the pages would interfere with the pen loop and stick out of my Filofax. It may depend on the Filofax you use that determines whether you need or want to trim them.

Monthly Tabs

Monthly Tabs

The calendar runs from July 2013 to June 2014. The designs are whimsical and colorful, yet clean and functional. The monthly spread is a month on two pages. It starts on Sunday and has a notes section after the Saturday column. The individual days are lined with enough space to record events, bill pay, work schedules, school schedules, appointments, and other notes.

Monthly View

Monthly View

TIP: Since the space is limited for a personal size, I use small stickers or drawn in symbols to track certain things. For instance, I track workouts with the hearts – I am concerned about my heart health and thought it was nicer than writing “gym”.  All of the hearts are in the same corner of each box in which they appear. I think that kind of consistency makes it easier to see tracked items as you start to fill up your pages. Consider appointments at the top, bills at the bottom, tracked items in the corners, etc.

Each month has an index to record certain events (on the right in the below picture). I use it and think it’s a great tool that works like a quick reference or “hot” sheet. I record such things as my license renewal, important phone calls or mailings, appointments, and project steps (for project planning).

At the end of each month is a master task list for personal and business tasks (on the left in the below picture). I think I could do a better job at using this going forward. I have a few tasks and goals listed here however, I think a better use of this section would be to clearly define monthly goals with perhaps the more important or substantive tasks, and long-term planning.

Monthly Tasks and Index

Monthly Tasks and Index

I have the whole year in my planner because I have the space. The paper is pretty thick and there’s no bleed through or show through with most gel, felt tip, specialty, and ball point pens that are in my stash. Even lighter color Sharpie permanent markers have very little show through whereas with Filofax paper, Sharpie permanent markers are a disaster.

I will soon start using the weekly inserts from this collection and these will be my inserts for 2014. I like them that much!