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A podcast dedicated to stationery and how to use to get great work done.

Stationery Freaks Rob Lambert & Helen Lisowski

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

A podcast dedicated to stationery and how to use to get great work done.

    Goal Setting - how a stationery freak mixes analogue and digital tools for goal setting

    Goal Setting - how a stationery freak mixes analogue and digital tools for goal setting

    In this episode Rob shares his goal setting process using paper and digital tools. Rob explains what makes a good goal, Helen asks lots of questions and Rob shares how to track goals.
    We cover:
    Goals should be measurable and timeboundAn annual review is a positive processPainting a picture of the future and aligning goals is importantThe why is importantPrecious little red notebooksTracking in ToDoistThe power of journalingWhy not subscribe to the newsletter too!

    • 34 min
    The world of Hobonichi Planners - and switching productivity systems

    The world of Hobonichi Planners - and switching productivity systems

    In this episode we explore the world of Hobonichi Planners. Helen decided that January was a good time to switch productivity, journaling and note-taking systems (it may not have been a wise decision).
    She chats us through the world of Hobonichi Planners and how she is using them to "force" her to develop the habit of journaling. She also needed mountains of stickers. All the stickers.
    We also cover Midori notebooks (Helen raves about these), Etsy Hobonichi sticker providers and why productivity systems must be hacked to make them work for you.
    Rob explores "containers with rules" and explain how he's impressed with a new calendar view in Todoist.
    We hope you enjoy this episode.
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    Thanks Helen and Rob

    • 31 min
    Money is no object - The Stationery Freaks Christmas Gift Guide 2023

    Money is no object - The Stationery Freaks Christmas Gift Guide 2023

    It's that time of the year again - time for something festive.
    In this special edition, episode 4 of 4, we offer up some advice and insights into things we would buy if money were no object.
    Rob breaks the rules on this one, Helen less so.
    Listen to the end for a magical and amazing idea we'd love to do, but alas, money IS an object.
    We cover:- Helen - Smythson Soho Luxury Notebooks. About £170 - £250- Rob - Parker Bumble Bee - ebay link so may expire. £5000 for a pen!- Helen - Diamine Inkvent Calendar - this is SO cool. £89.95- Rob - Antique Writing Desk - link may expire if sold. £3650- Helen - Helen would like a pen made from the Apple Tree made famous by Isaac Newton. We believe you can only get them in the store at Woolsthorpe Manor, not online. Alternatively, Helen would like a pen made of wood from the actual York Minster.- Rob - My more reasonable choice (although still expensive) would be this amazing pencil sharpener by Labour And Wait. Epic. But is around £200.
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    • 21 min
    Accessories - The Stationery Freaks Christmas Gift Guide 2023

    Accessories - The Stationery Freaks Christmas Gift Guide 2023

    It's that time of the year again - time for something festive.
    In this special edition, episode 3 of 4, we offer up some advice and insights into stationery accessories that are on our gift list.
    Helen shares three and Rob shares three.
    We cover:- Helen - TipEx Mouse- Rob - Firbon A4 paper cutter- Helen - Bookaroo Sticky Tabs- Rob - Rapesco desktop Pencil Sharpener- Helen - Hobonichi Deco Rush Stickers- Rob - Vretti thermal printer (here's the Vretti one I bought but it looks like it's been discontinued) Here's a "memoking" that receives high praise.- Helen also shares her disappointment about Dove Grey ink
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    This Christmas Gift Guide newsletter is out now - subscribe here : https://stationeryfreaks.substack.com/Check out the website : https://www.stationeryfreaks.com/Follow us on Insta : https://www.instagram.com/stationeryfreaksuk/

    • 25 min
    Notebooks - The Stationery Freaks Christmas Gift Guide 2023

    Notebooks - The Stationery Freaks Christmas Gift Guide 2023

    It's that time of the year again - time for something festive.
    In this special edition, episode 2 of 4, we offer up some advice and insights into notebooks that are on our gift list.
    Helen shares three and Rob shares three.
    We cover:- Helen - Zen Art B5 Dotted Notebook- Rob - Ottergami A5 notebook- Helen - Atoms to Astronauts notebooks- Rob - A4 Yellow Legal Pads- Helen - Midori Notebook- Rob - Plotter Japan Notebook
    And an honourable mention (we both assumed the other had it on their list) to the very excellent Mark and Fold Everyday Notebook (And no, we are not sponsored or affiliated with Mark and Fold :) )
    We make use of affiliate links which means you don't pay any more but we earn a tiny commission that goes to keeping the servers running.
    After the first three episodes have aired we'll send out a Christmas Gift Guide newsletter - subscribe here : https://stationeryfreaks.substack.com/
    Check out the website : https://www.stationeryfreaks.com/
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    • 28 min
    Pens - The Stationery Freaks Christmas Gift Guide 2023

    Pens - The Stationery Freaks Christmas Gift Guide 2023

    It's that time of the year again - time for something festive.
    In this special edition, episode 1 of 4, we offer up some advice and insights into 6 pens/pencils/inks that are on our gift list.
    Helen shares three and Rob shares three.
    We cover:Helen - The Stalogy Gel PenRob - Sharpie Ultra FineHelen - Glow in the dark ink (Etsy)Rob - Staedtler Norris School PencilsHelen - Waterman Carene Ink Pen (Fountain Pen)Rob - Waterman Deluxe Ink Pen (Fountain Pen)
    We make use of affiliate links which means you don't pay any more but we earn a tiny commission that goes to keeping the servers running.
    After the first three episodes have aired we'll send out a Christmas Gift Guide newsletter - subscribe here : https://stationeryfreaks.substack.com/Check out the website : https://www.stationeryfreaks.com/Follow us on Insta : https://www.instagram.com/stationeryfreaksuk/

    • 17 min

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