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Being professional: appearing organised

I took a tiny step today towards being a more professional freelancer. This may seem trivial, but helped me with the commitment.

I’m fairly organised, and can keep track of most of my appointments in my head. I don’t usually use a diary or ever appear to write things down. And I don’t forget (well, except a few little things for the IA Summit, but you don’t know how many little details I did manage to remember).

But if you didn’t know that, you wouldn’t just trust that I’d remember if I didn’t write things down. So today I decided to take a step in at least looking organised, and bought a diary. While I like gadgets, I decided that needed too much research, and bought the old-fashioned leather and paper kind.

I spent ages in the office supply store. I wanted something small and light, but big enough to be useful. I wanted it to look professional (but not too granny), and definitely didn’t want someone’s brand screaming at me every time I got it out.

So I bought this lovely filofax. Look ma, no branding. Just good, solid leather & elegance. I feel like a grown up.

my new filofax. brown leather cover, elastic strap

5 Responses to “Being professional: appearing organised”

  1. Liz Says:

    organised
    is misspelled

  2. Liz Says:

    organised
    is misspelled

  3. Liz Says:

    organised
    is misspelled

  4. Donna Maurer Says:

    Liz. I’m Australian. That’s how we spell it.

  5. E Says:

    Is this the Domino? Then it would not be leather. Do you still use it, does it age okay?

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