The TM Inspiration Pad is a unique notebook. It’s available from the TM shop for between €16 and €23 depending on where you live. It’s pricy but there’s a reason for that. Read on…
I’ll cover the boring bits first. There are 48 pages and there’s a soft card cover. It’s 165mm by 210mm which makes it a little larger than A5 size. The paper is very fountain pen friendly.
As you can now see, this isn’t your ordinary notebook.
Every pair of pages has a unique design. Some of these are insane. Some are merely crazy.
The idea, and I think there’s a clue in the name, is that the pages encourage you to think differently. How effective this is will depend on how your brain is wired.
I find it does work but, and this is what I’m like, because each page is different I find myself wanting to save pages for exactly the right purpose. Consequently I am often frozen with fear that I might use a page for a sub-optimal purpose. Clearly this is silly and I’m trying to get over it.
Having said that I have had a lot of fun with this notebook and when I have been brave enough to put pen to paper it’s really helped. It’s helped me work through some tricky challenges at work. I was sent this notebook for free so I could do this review but once I’ve used it up I will buy another one, even though it’s undeniably expensive. I keep it with me at all times, ready to spring into action.