Hi! I’m Brian Hazard, CADC, CODP I, HS-BCP. (Look at all those letters… It’s like soup!)
I’ve been studying productivity and organizational techniques ever since discovering the amazing book Getting Things Done by David Allen five years ago. I am constantly trying out new systems and experimenting with ways to get more productive and efficient. When I was diagnosed with adult ADHD in 2016, it answered a lot of questions and gave me some direction on what I needed to learn next. Then in October of 2018, I discovered Bullet Journaling and it’s amazing community.
My incredibly busy life is a blessing and qualifies me to talk about the importance of productivity and organization.
I’ve worked in the field of substance use disorders (addictions) since 2006 and I am currently the Vice President of Clinical Services at The South Suburban Council, a treatment center in Illinois. I am on the Illinois Association of Behavioral Health committee for Addiction and Mental Health Practices and I am the chairperson of the committee for planning the annual conference that draws thousands of attendees. I am also a former President of the Southwest Coalition for Substance Abuse Issues. I am currently working on a graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and during the summer, I work as a subcontractor for Asmodee Games, demonstrating Fantasy Flight Games at Gen Con (I love to teach). I am a person in long-term recovery from using any drugs or alcohol since 1997 and I continue to interact with others on the same path. I have been mentoring others in recovery since 1999 and am currently mentoring 7 men. I also infrequently travel and speak for recovery events.
For fun, I am an avid tabletop gamer and amateur singer/guitarist who dabbles in video/audio editing. I like making small, metal models (Metal Earth – so cool) and putting together nice, wooden organizers for by board games to live in. In addition to running this website and interacting regularly in the Facebook groups, I also run two small YouTube channels – Game Spasm (for gaming) and this one (for everything else). Last year, I decided to combine the rules for my favorite 4X game and its expansions into one giant, easy-to-reference, 52-page Master Rule Book which I continue to update… because I didn’t like juggling the books while playing. 🙂
In-between all of the above, I fit in meditation, journaling, yoga, weekly self-help meetings, and a monthly men’s meeting – all while continuing to experiment with other forms of self-care.
I am very organized and very productive… If only people knew what it was like inside my head! I continue to be challenged just like everyone else, and I keep exploring and experimenting with the tools that can help make me a better Brian.
I have a beautiful wife of 16 years (Jenny), two sons in their twenties, a noisy cat named Malcolm, an adorable pooch named Kaylee, and a troublesome puppy named Kitsune.
I created Frankenlog to meet my own needs, but I made Frankenlog.com to see if I could help others meet their needs as well. Let me share my experiences and discoveries with you!
About My tools
These are the things that keep me moving in the right direction.
- The Pomodoro Technique
- Last Pass
- Leuchtturm1917 Official Bullet Journal
- The Bullet Journal Companion app (Android)
- Le Pen
- Tombow Mono 03 Drawing Pens
- The Moxiedori Journal Ruler
- Google Pixel 2
- Lenovo Yoga C930
- Amazon Kindle for Windows
- Anker PowerCore+ 20100 Portable Phone Battery
- Adobe Premiere Pro