What a fun Christmas we had this year. Seriously, I love the way we decided to approach the season this year and it was just…less stressful and more joyful. The girls are 5 and 6 now so it was amazing to see how excited they got as they unwrapped each gift. We are so thankful for all the opportunities that have come our way this year – it’s been a great year.
Santa (Jordan) even brought me some special and unexpected gifts and I wanted to share this nifty one with you on the blog.
I am always looking for new ways to speed up my work flow or just make it more organised and exciting #nerdalert Work should be fun right? I also love to use new technology to make my personal life a little less stressful, to help me reach my goals and to stay on top of my responsibilities and habits. I prefer to use technology to make my life easier and more productive so that I can spend more time doing things that don’t necessarily involve screens.
Moving into 2019 – I’ve already set myself up a few goals. One of the goals is to publish 2 blog posts per week.
2 blog posts in one week? That’s huge.
I wrote one blog post last year and now I want to publish 2 per week? Lets see how this goes…
To get a head start on 2019’s goals – here I am – blogging! Let me take this opportunity to introduce you to my new friend, the Rocketbook Everlast “the endlessly reusable intelligent notebook”.
When I unwrapped this on Christmas morning, it took me a hot minute to wrap my head around it. My wheels were turning when I read that it integrates with all of my favorite productivity apps (Evernote, Trello, Dropbox – to name a few)
This notebook uses real ink! It came with this black 0.7 pen. (Pilot Frixion pens are recommended) . Jordan also added in a pack of 0.5 pens in black, red and blue. I have my eye on these marker pens on Amazon as well as some more 0.7 pens in various colors.
It comes with a cloth to wipe the pages clean…YES…the pages of the Rocketbook Everlast wipe clean with water!
How will I make this notebook work for me?
Each page of the notebook contains 7 symbols. You can decide to send your notes to 7 predetermined locations – one attached to each symbol (you can note your current notebook flow on the inside cover for reference)
You can always change these as your work flow changes but I decided to set mine up like this:
- a general Dropbox folder
- a general Google Drive folder
- an Evernote notebook for general notes (get a free month of Evernote premium here)
- an Evernote notebook for
oracleand tarot card readings
- Add a card to my “future” column on my weekly Trello calendar spread (Try Trello here! It’s free!)
- as well as to both of my email addresses
Color in the symbol associated with the location you want to send your note to, then scan in your pages using the Rocketbook app.
They save as PDF or JPG (I have mine set to PDF because you can bundle them as a multi-page document)
A super cool feature that is currently in beta is if you send your notes to email, you have the option to have the note scanned and transcribed to text for you. This is exactly how I wrote the first draft of this blog post! It’s easier for me to write ideas when I’m away from my computer. I’ve been really successful with consistent journal writing this year so I have decided to make hand written blogging using the Rocketbook Everlast part of my content creation strategy. Who knows, I may even start using my Rocketbook for my journal writing too.
I cannot wait to see how this new reusable notebook helps me reach my goals in 2019. You never know when inspiration may strike so having a notebook that is so freaking smart – can capture, transcribe and store your first draft sounds like a no-brainer to me!
What do you think? Could you use one of these in your life?
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this was super helpful! question – when you send notes to email and get the transcribed notes – how do you unformat (for lack of a better term) the text to work for you in a wrod doc….do you literally have to go in and remove all the spaces/line breaks ect?
Yes I usually copy and paste it into a Google or Word Doc.
It’s not very often that I do a load of writing in this notebook that needs to be seen by other people. But sometimes I just attach the scans of my notes to my Trello boards for quick reference!