Book review: Start Finishing by Charlie Gilkey

I’m a long-time fan of Charlie Gilkey’s website Productive Flourishing, so when I found out he had published a book, I was very excited to read it! Charlie is a productivity guru and guide for entrepreneurs and creatives. He has a really interesting background: he’s ABD for a PhD in philosophy, and was a lieutenant […]

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Writing Wednesday: Jet Pens Top Fountain Pen Ink Releases of 2019

We at Exaclair were thrilled that our J Herbin Kyanite du Nepal fountain pen ink made the short list of Jet Pens Top Fountain Pen Ink Releases of 2019! You can watch the video of the descriptions of all the inks that made their list here: Kyanite du Nepal is a vibrant blue ink with […]

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Writing Wednesday: Goulet Inksploration with Jaques Herbin Vert Amazone ink

Katie at Goulet Pens recently did an Inksploration review of Jaques Herbin Vert Amazone ink. In her review, Katie said: Vert Amazone reminds me of a walk through the woods, which is one of my happy places! I also love rich, vibrant inks and this one checked off both of those boxes for me. She […]

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Time management Monday: How to manage different timescales for your goals

It’s the time of year when everyone is making goals and resolutions! The different timescales for goals (daily, weekly, monthly, year, 5-year, lifetime) require different approaches. Here are some tips on how to manage the varying timescales for your goals. Daily = Lifetime: Daily goals are usually habits we want to cultivate, like eating a healthy […]

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Quo Vadis Habana Notebook Durability

Journaljoy recently did a video showing her filled Quo Vadis Habana notebook that she used as her journal for her morning pages. Even after several trips and frequent use, her Habana still looks great! You can see her video here. The Quo Vadis Habana notebooks are elegant with fountain pen friendly, archival paper and lay-flat […]

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Time management Monday: Getting your planner ready for the new year

Happy New Planner Day for everyone starting a new weekly planner today! Here’s how to make sure your planner is all ready for the new year. In the post How To Set Up A New Planner I walk you through the process of making sure all your important dates get into your planner right from […]

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Month, Year, and Decade review, December 2019: Patterns

Welcome to this month’s post in our series designed to help you do your Month Reviews! Normally in this series, we review the month with a new theme each month. But this month is exceptional: not only are we reviewing the month and, since it’s December, the year, we are also reviewing the decade! For […]

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