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I have a lot going on with a number of new projects taking off. But with new doors opening, a few doors need to be closed.
If you create content in any form and have dabbled in multiple mediums, you’re left with a decision about which method of consumption is best for the topic you want to present.
I’m pushing pen addict status. I don’t think I’m there yet, but I do have three fountain pens that I thoroughly enjoy using.
I sometimes listen to books via audio but there are a couple flaws with audiobooks that have me avoiding them when I can.
What you do for your morning and evening rituals doesn’t have to match what others do. The top 10 things that highly successful people do in the morning may derail your day entirely.
Since starting to exclusively write with pen and paper, I’ve added a dedicated writing desk to my office. This week I explore the pros and cons of using multiple desks in my office.
As I learn how to handle the good and bad that comes from being ADHD, I’ve learned the power of reading books over articles.
It’s been a while since I’ve shared my entire GTD structure. And now that I’m rereading the book, I figured it would be a good idea to share what I’m currently doing before it changes.
I’ve been actively exploring why I am big into productivity for the past two months. In part, that led me to seeing a counselor and discovering a missing piece to my mental puzzle, even though it’s likely obvious to most.
Markdown has become a major part of how I do all of my writing despite being a web developer. It has a lot of benefits even if you know how to write the HTML itself.
Mike Schmitz joins me this week to talk through the use of analog tools and how that can help us understand when and where to use the appropriate digital tool.
Here’s an update on the new TextExpander pricing and a deep dive into why I wrote a script that shuffles my tasks. That’s right. There’s a big benefit to randomizing a task list.
I go on a rant about building websites instead of apps. That leads me to a subsidiary rant about the polarizing changes to TextExpander.
When you have a large amount of data available, it’s easy to be paralyzed in making a decision about how to analyze it. The same is true when you have a lot of tasks and little clarity.
In this episode, I go through the ideas behind agile development and applying them to get a minimum viable product out the door. This is exactly how OmniGroup has now gotten to the point of bringing themes back to OmniFocus. Oh, and I completely missed daylight savings.
I’ve slowly drifted away from the mission that gets me excited each day. And that’s due to a lack of focus and alignment with my goals.
I reflect on my tendencies to fall into a procrastination pit. And a reader emailed me about web designers posing as developers so I go off on a rant.
Let’s talk about lurkers. Well, I’ll talk about them. You can just listen. And that’s okay because there’s a lot of value in lurking.
Coming up with ideas doesn’t have to be hard. There are four ways I create new ideas. And I had a moment of insight about being content at a birthday party for our girls.
With my recent move away from Evernote, I’ve made the decision to leave my project codes behind. And although there are serious competitors to Evernote, I’m staying away from them.
Leaving space around the edges of your day can have a major impact on your productivity and happiness throughout the day. Also, I’m glad I don’t have an Apple Watch.
Since I started my business I’ve developed an addiction to checking numbers. But I watched a webinar last week that really changed the game for me and has me hand writing my schedule for the day.
I’ve found that I have a lot of reasons to leave Evernote. In this episode, I talk through those and give a few updates to the articles I’ve written recently.
My Dvorak typing speed is picking up and I’ll be launching a new discussion in two days. Once that’s out, I’ll be going on a code freeze.
I’m looking for a good way to promote online discussions. I share my idea about it and give an update on Dvorak. And what about masterminds?
After an awesome break for Christmas and the New Year, I’m back with a slight change and format to talk about my switch to Dvorak, the bloated web, and resolutions.
Take time off this holiday season. And try not to spend too much time doing support for family. Also, don’t miss out on the discount for Working with OmniFocus.
Location based lists have a lot of uses. In this episode, I talk about the main ways I use them and how they’ve helped me in the past. There’s also some follow-up to my time tracking mechanism.
The way people structure their morning routine can easily dictate your motivation for the day. But what happens when you can’t control the circumstances around your morning? What about kids?
I’m starting to track my time. I’ve struggled with this in the past, but now I want to tie it to dollars. I want to know where my time is best spent.
I have more ideas than I can keep track of. And this is the whole of my creative process from idea development to storage.
A quick overview of how I see the higher Horizons of GTD and why they are important. Also, I talk about why I think our babysitter is awesome.
Before I got into OmniFocus, I used Evernote for GTD. I had a few different structures, but I think I ended with a simple setup that worked well for me before I outgrew it.
I’ve avoided ads in my creative work from the beginning. But there’s a lot of pressure to use them as a way to make an income. In this episode, I explain why I don’t plan to change.
I can’t believe I’ve started journaling every day. I’ve always equated journaling with writing in a diary, which is not for me. But the effects of not journaling caught me off-guard.
I’ve started waiting to upgrade operating systems and hardware when new releases are available. My impulse is to upgrade immediately, but I’ve put it off for a variety of reasons.
People are sometimes scared to get into coding because they think it’s complicated to learn. It’s not complicated, so don’t be one of those people. In this episode I talk about how I got into development (with no schooling) and how I pick up new languages.
When you have a new project that you’re doing research on, you need a great way to grab and store that research. Referencing it later can be invaluable and save you the trouble of doing that same research multiple times.
If you’ve made the decision to get into task management, congratulations! But you need to be intentional with getting started. Here’s a look at how I helped my wife put together her pen and paper system the first time.
Creating a checklist for the first time isn’t always easy. And I did it wrong when I created the initial list for this podcast. I did figure out a better way, though.
Ugh. Dealing with water coming into the family room. And of course, I hurt myself and had to have surgery. And surgery leads to pain pills.
In today’s world it’s easy to connect with more than 150 people. This is how keep up with 300+.
If you go through a job change, you’ll need to change your GTD contexts. I walk you through my recent job transition and what I did to determine my new contexts.