Episode 64 –  Your thinking isn’t as rational or balanced as you think. Let us tell you why, and how you can be more aware of what’s stuffing it up. Look at all this stuff we covered: What cognitive biases are How they affect us Why your brain is SO effective – and that’s the problem How not to make a cup of tea Our top 10 chart of biases The difference between sharks, selfies and coconuts THE IDIOT (and his lockdown diary) Here are the links to the resource where you can find out more: Buster Benson’s image showing 200 cognitive biases The Visual Capitalist – 24 Cognitive Biases The Scientific American article on the role of luck in success “Thinking Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman The excellent VeryWellMind article on biases Ted-X talk on the Dunning Kruger effect Myles on the Just World hypothesis Vicky and her amazing art at Etsy Jessica Abel’s Creative Focus Workshop Laura Gassner Otting The Woo Long Talks podcast Run With Me On This podcast As always, we’re really grateful for your help in supporting this podcast. To do this you can: Buy me a coffee (I’d be ever so grateful) Rate or subscribe on apple podcasts by going here – apple podcasts Contact us on Twitter – we are @sharppodcast here Connect with us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/sharppodcast/ Share with at us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/sharppodcast/ Post comments on the website. This link will take you to the home page, and then you can go onto the episode you’d like to comment on here Thanks EVER SO MUCH for listening. If we help you to BE BETTER at what you do, then it’s all been worth it!
Episode 63 –  The final episode in our kind of ‘trilogy’ on using Todoist. We briefly explore how to use Todoist at an advanced level. We also share great disciplines for managing tasks regardless of whether you use paper, Todoist or something else. Look at all this stuff we covered: We meet Theresa – she’s a ‘Level 3’ kind of person Sharing files – so others can help you on the project Filters – to keep track of everything Needless references to Findus Crispy Pancakes AGAIN The ‘Teams Plan’ on todoist Summarising Level 1 – The things Wanda might do: Simple to-do lists Shopping Lists Summarising Level 2 – What Emma could use it for: Projects Actions Recurring tasks Labels Prioritising Karma Gamification Productivity Summarising Level 3 – The sophisticated stuff for Theresa: Sharing files Uploading files Complex projects Assigning tasks Using Slack and Dropbox Filters to manage it all Whether you use todoist or not – our Ten Task Managing Take-Aways: Capture things well – either in a notebook, on paper, or electronically Keep a master list of ALL your tasks somewhere Review it regularly once a week moving things from your master list to places where you will come across them when you need to on an app, a calendar or a diary Use ‘Projects’ if something has 2 or more actions For each action, write it down starting with the verb (the action word) e.g. “Write the…” “Call…” “List…” Group tasks together by contexts – where you will do them Carry out the tasks in batches – do similar things together (phone calls, check e-mails, brain dead stuff, focus stuff etc.) Keep a record of what you’ve done and reflect at the end of the day Review what you’ve got for the next day – plan to do the task you enjoy LEAST first Plan the good stuff in too – don’t assume it will just happen The resource and links to find out more Real people doing real things with todoist Uploading files in todoist Using Slack David Allen on projects Why using ‘contexts’ is a good idea The benefits of journaling and reflecting at the end of each day Eating the frog As always, we’re really grateful for your help in supporting this podcast. To do this you can: You could buy me a coffee (that would be nice!) Rate or subscribe on apple podcasts by going here – apple podcasts Contact us on Twitter – we are @sharppodcast here Connect with us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/sharppodcast/ Share with at us on Instagram – here Post comments on the website. This link will take you to the home page, and then you can go onto the episode you’d like to comment on here Thanks EVER SO MUCH for listening. If we help you to BE BETTER at what you do, then it’s all been worth it!
Episode 62 –  This is a great episode! In our second look at todoist, we move up to Level 2. Our survey said most of you use paper to manage your tasks. Todoist Level ‘2’ could really help YOU too! Look at all this stuff we covered: We meet ‘Emma’ who has different stuff going on in her life – work stuff, hobby stuff, home stuff – and she manages it all with todo lists on paper and spreadsheets Projects – they’re not just for big things like building hospitals Preparing Lucy’s birthday celebration is a project Learning the guitar is a project Be clear on what the tasks are for your project Why you MUST get flames painted on the Volvo How todoist can help you manage projects Why you might consider the premium package A sentimental ‘lockdown’ reminiscence of going for a coffee Labels – grouping ‘like’ tasks together Batching – a great way to work Deciding which tasks to do when My labels: 5 min job 10 min job full focus low energy phone pc Using todoist’s fabulous ‘natural language’ to set up multiple recurring tasks and put them in the right place at the right time: “Choose colour of #flames @pc on Saturday at 3 pm“ “Check Facebook every weekday at 9 am #social @mobile“ Karma – why it’s vital, but all other task managers miss it out Gamification Neopolitan Ice Cream bar charts (this is mine)… Emma has now: Grouped all her different activities into projects Set up recurring tasks Created labels so she can batch tasks together Learned guitar Gained a sense of accomplishment and achievement Here are the links and the resource we used: Projects – a great video guide from Carl Pullein Todoist’s video on labels Foundations video – including viewing tasks in context An overview of what you can do with Premium A good article on batching. Note the name of the provider – I read it as “Metal Learners!” As always, we’re really grateful for your help in supporting this podcast. To do this you can: Rate or subscribe on apple podcasts by going here – apple podcasts Contact us on Twitter – we are @sharppodcast here Connect with us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/sharppodcast/ Share with at us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/sharppodcast/ Post comments on the website. This link will take you to the home page, and then you can go onto the episode you’d like to comment on here Thanks EVER SO MUCH for listening. If we help you to BE BETTER at what you do, then it’s all been worth it!
Episode 61 –  Do you keep your tasks on a post-it note? Or are you happy using technology? We look at how “todoist” can help a range of people across a variety of situations. (Warning – episode features multiple references to Findus Crispy Pancakes.) Look at all this stuff we covered: Amir’s story – the brains behind todoist How a ‘rootless’ upbringing seems to have resulted in a great business ethos If you’re using pen and paper what could an app like todoist do for you? Freeing up your mental space Keeping track of what you’ve got on Introducing the 3 levels we’re going to explore: Wanda – who doesn’t like technology and has simple needs Emma – with a more sophisticated life, Emma has a need for something more structured to help her manage lots of variety Theresa – a full project and team manager who has complex needs Why I converted to todoist Level 1 (Wanda) Creating a shopping list Using Alexa – (if you have one, you might wanna turn it off while you’re listening) Sharing lists with people (unless you’ve bought fungal foot powder) Setting up folders for her other stuff Setting up tasks for future activity – cutting the grass Recurring tasks – recycling and cuddles Using todoist’s amazing ‘Natural Language’ to easily set tasks up The tasks we created looked like this: “Alexa – add Findus Crispy Pancakes to my shopping list“ “Cut the grass on Saturday“ “Take the recycling bins out every other Thursday at 7pm“ “Cuddle my partner every other Wednesday” (perhaps don’t do this) How todoist uses this natural language to put everything exactly where you need it, ready for action Using your inbox as your master list (this is level 1 don’t forget) How all this can give Wanda (and you) clarity of mind Letting you try this all out before we move onto Level 2 in the next episode where we’ll meet Emma Here are the links to what you need, and where we did our research for the episode: Todoist features Integrating with Alexa Integrating with Google Assist Using Siri The difference between the inbox and a project (folder) Sharing folders like your shopping list (and other projects) Amir’s interview on Founder Chats at Baremetrics As always, we’re really grateful for your help in supporting this podcast. To do this you can: Rate or subscribe on apple podcasts by going here – apple podcasts Contact us on Twitter – we are @sharppodcast here Connect with us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/sharppodcast/ Share with at us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/sharppodcast/ Post comments on the website. This link will take you to home page, and then you can go onto the episode you’d like to comment on here Thanks EVER SO MUCH for listening. If we help you to BE BETTER at what you do, then it’s all been worth it! Attribution for Wanda’s voice https://freesound.org/people/bennstir/sounds/81129/
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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
Episode Count
77
Podcast Count
2
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1 day, 15 hours
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