How This Method Works
The basic principle behind this method is creating a secret "base password" that only you know and then creating a "tag" system to add on to your base password to create a unique password for each account you create. You'll end up writing down all of your passwords in the book, but only you (and your trusted person) will be able to read them because your base password is always written down as an asterisk (*).
What is a Trusted Person?
This person knows your base password (or knows where to find it) in case something happens to you and they need to access your accounts. This person should be someone you trust with your life. They could be a spouse or partner, a sibling, an adult child, or the executor of your estate.
How to Get Started
Any journey begins with a single step. And then another step. And another.
The same works for using this password book. The first step is setting up your base password. (see the next section) Once you've done that, the next steps can be done at any time.
Each time you go to a website or account that needs a password, you take a moment to create or change your password and write it in the book. Don't worry about doing them all at once.
When I got my copy of Now More Than Ever, I did the exact same thing. Sure, I filled out a few accounts that I knew off the top of my head, but I didn't fill out the whole book. I've spent the past few years filling in the pages as I change passwords and create new accounts online. And I know I'm not done yet.
So, long story short, you don't have to dedicate hours or days at a time to use this book. It only takes a minute or two to update and record your accounts as you use them.
Download Your Base Password Worksheet
Coming March 2023!
Use this handy worksheet to create your base password. Remember, you don't want your base password written down in your password book. Download it today and work through the creation steps in the book (pages 5-8).
Shared Accounts? Yeah, you can do that.
Alright, you have your password journal and have started recording your passwords. Yay!!!
But, wait, you have an account that you share with someone. Maybe you have lots of accounts that you share with someone. You need to keep track of those, too. But how???
You have two options.
Have a separate logbook for all shared accounts that both people can access - this is more toward people living/working together.
Each of you keep your own personal logbook and have an indicator (like a symbol or acronym) that shows the account is shared, and therefore uses your shared base password.
Either way, you'll want to team up with your someone to create the shared base password. And determine how you'll be putting the base password together with the tag (base first, tag second or tag second, base first).