In the mail yesterday, I found a direct mail piece promising an extra hour of free time each day if you used the product. Normally, I would throw out this as “junk mail”, but since I am in the business, I went ahead and opened it to see what it was.
Turns out it is a new (to me) paper planner called the Planner Pad Organizer.
I have used nearly every other different paper planner from Franklin, Day Runner, Filofax and Day-Timer. However, I have never heard of this product.
It does have a unique way of planning in that your view is Top-Down and a full week at a time. You begin planning your entire week by listing out the categories you’ll be working. For instance, you’d have a work projects, self-dev., family, and so on. Underneath those headers you’d write down what you want to perform in the period of a week.
Once you finish working in your categories, you’d list your tasks to do for each day. You’d create simple to-do lists.
Finally, you’d move down into the calendar area and make your appointments. The company calls their planning method as a way to “Funnel” your work into more productivity.
To me, it looks like it would be a good spin on the old paper planner methods.
I find it a little strange their mailer didn’t have a business website listed. A simple Google search did reveal they do have one. But it seems like a planner company would be losing a lot of business by not listing their website in their mailers. No?
It seems unique enough I am curious. So if you use or have tried the planner Pad organizer, drop a line and let me know what you think of it.