Category: Productivity

  • My 5 Favourite Kanban Tools

    My 5 Favourite Kanban Tools

    Kanban is one of my favourite task management systems. It does an excellent job at visualizing what is outstanding in a project and seeing all of the tasks that are assigned to you. If you’re interesting in learning more about Kanban I suggest the Personal Kanban book. Today we’ll look at my 5 favourite kanban […]

  • Goals Shouldn’t Make You Feel Good

    Goals Shouldn’t Make You Feel Good

    Most people have goals that make them feel good because they want to be the type of person that has accomplished something. These goals are perfect in their imagination but they rarely put them into action. They say they want to write a book, but really they simply want to have written a book they…

  • Connect Todoist with Craft

    Connect Todoist with Craft

    Craftist is a fairly powerful Craft and Todoist extension. It will allow you to control your tasks in Todoist from inside Craft. Setting up Craftist Once you have the extension installed you’ll need to do is to get your API token from Todoist and add it to Craft. To find this open your Todoist preferences…

  • Set Your 2022 Intentions without Baggage

    Set Your 2022 Intentions without Baggage

    ~~ I recently talked about resetting my task list to 0 in Things 3, but that’s not all I do to start a year without the baggage of what’s happened in the past. This year I’ve been aided in clearing things out by moving from Chilliwack BC to Prince George BC. All the things I…

  • Planning my Week on Paper

    Planning my Week on Paper

    Like most people, I’m better at talking about my weekly planning routine than actually doing it as I describe. I always try, but at least 50% of the time life happens and I don’t get to it on Friday as I want to. In today’s video, I’m going to walk you through my ideal weekly…

  • Build a Focused Environment

    Build a Focused Environment

    If your devices are set for focus it’s time to look at your environment to see if it’s set up well to get work done. Even if you don’t have the luxury of dedicated office space, you can do some things to make it easier to stay on task. First, does your office have good…

  • Reset Your Overwhelming Task List

    Reset Your Overwhelming Task List

    One of the best reasons to switch to a new task manager is that you finally say no to all those things you were never going to do in the first place. That hammock you were going to put up for your kids in the summer finally doesn’t get moved to the new tool because…

  • How to Choose a good Task Manager

    How to Choose a good Task Manager

    As I’ve already said, your primary concern is going to be that your task manager works on the platforms you use to do your work. After that, there are a few other features most people like in their task managers. Easy Task Entry First and foremost you need to ask how easy it is to…

  • When We Embrace Boredom We Embrace Thinking Time

    When We Embrace Boredom We Embrace Thinking Time

    A recent post from Jamie got me thinking about our relationship to boredom and good deep thinking and progress on hard problems in our lives. I’ll start by highlighting a pertinent paragraph he writes as he wrestles with the choice to always have an audiobook around. The walk got me thinking: there are probably a…

  • Setting my iPad Up for Focused Work

    Setting my iPad Up for Focused Work

    This is not going to be about the applications on my iPad, that video is coming. Today I’m going to talk about how I set my iPad up to help me focus. Much like others have suggested I love working on my iPad Pro because of how it lets me focus on a single task…