To do with todoist – STP061

Released Wednesday, 20th May 2020
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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

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