Posts with the Nested Folders tag
Nested Folders 44: Getting the Little Things Done
In this week's episode of Nested Folders, Scotty and I discussed approaches to managing the smaller tasks we are always faced with, trying to making it easier and more enjoyable to tackle the myriad of little things we have to tend to.
Nested Folders 21: Boundaries
In this episode of Nested Folders, Scotty and I discussed the importance of defining and managing boundaries, as well as how we might need to shift them in the context of significant change.
Nested Folders 20: Scotty’s DEVONthink Setup
This week we have a special episode of Nested Folders, sponsored by DEVONtechnologies, this special episode features me interviewing Scotty about how he has set up and is using DEVONthink in his workflow.
Nested Folders 19: Dealing with Sudden Change
In this episode of Nested Folders, Scotty and I discussed approaches to handling and managing sudden and large changes. There are plenty of changes going on around the world right now, and it can be tricky to keep on top of them all!
Nested Folders 17: Managing Overwhelm
This week on Nested Folders, Scotty and I discussed how we manage through feelings of overwhelm, how we think about overwhelm, and we reflected on our personal strategies to prevent overwhelm.
Nested Folders 16: The Maker and the Manager
According to the internet there are two kinds of people. What kinds these people are varies dramatically depending on the meme in question, but on this week's episode of Nested Folders, Scotty and I looked at the idea of the Maker and the Manager.
Nested Folders 15: Staying on the Rails
In the latest episode of Nested Folders, Scotty and I discussed our systems and mechanisms to keep consistent in our workflows and systems to avoid going off the rails, as well recognising as those tell tale signs that signal it happening.
Nested Folders 14: You’ve Got to Have a Plan
The key is to have a plan, so that you know what you’re changing when you change it. In this episode, Scotty and I talk about what it is to have a plan, make a plan, and deal with having a plan.
Nested Folders 13: The Year End Review
Scotty and I discussed our approaches to year-end reviews, reflecting on what has been and planning for what is to come. Some questions we ask ourselves: What did I do this year that was awesome? Why did that work so well? What do I want to do next year? What could I have improved?
Nested Folders 12: Actions vs. Reference
Is it a reference item or is it an action? In this week's episode of Nested Folders Scotty and I discuss what we do with our reference material, and what we put into our task managers!
Nested Folders 11: Someday/Maybe/Never
My Someday/Maybe list combination got pretty nerdy in this episode, but Scotty and I had a great discussion on the purpose of these lists too!
Keeping Track of My Someday & Maybe Tasks with Git
Someday and maybe tasks and projects are one of those things where I can never seem to find the perfect system. I’ve tried putting these things in OmniFocus and tagging them, using Trello (which I still use, but for different purposes) and I know there has been more than one paper planner over the years!
Nested Folders 9: Professional and Personal
How many hats do you have? Probably lots! We all have different views of areas of our lives and keeping these both separate and merged is the challenge we tackled in this week's episode!
Nested Folders 8: Setting Up Your Workspace
In this week's episode of Nested Folders Scotty and I look at our workspaces, yes - multiple! What makes them work for us? How do we identify pain points?
Nested Folders 7: How to Do Productivity With Others (Who May or May Not)
Working with other people can be a challenge, and not everyone likes to wave their productivity system around so we often don't know how they get things done! In this episode Scotty and I talked about how to work with others - whether or not we have a productivity system, how we can learn from them, and what to do to make sure the work gets done.
Nested Folders 6: Is It Worth Automating?
As many people know, automation is a topic near and dear to my heart - therefore I often think about automating something before I really know what that something is! Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Really it depends on the circumstance - so Scotty and I talked about it!
Nested Folders 5: How We Weekly Review
In episode 5 of Nested Folders Scotty and I dived into our weekly review routines. It was also good to review traps we've both previously fallen into with our reviews - I've been considering making a printed list of how I do my weekly review and if I do so I'm also going to make a list of "not to do" on it - as a reminder of those lessons that I've learned over the years!
Nested Folders 4: When Not to be Productive
Episode 4 of Nested Folders is out! In this episode Scotty and I discussed when you shouldn't be productive and some of the fun things we do when not being productive - and yes, my Nintendo Switch came up.
Nested Folders 3: Building Bookends
Episode 3 of Nested Folders has landed, in it we talk about building bookends - those magical periods of time in the run up to something in which we get everything done that we need to! I also trick Scotty into doing maths, and most important of all: Scotty has a new mic.
Nested Folders Episode 2: No(n) Zero Day
In this latest episode of Nested Folders I introduced Scotty to the idea of the Non Zero Day. I stumbled across this a few years ago on Reddit and thought that it was a great idea, do something towards your goals every day. It might not seem like rocket surgery but saying it out loud and then reviewing your efforts can make a big difference - especially for those larger goals!
Introducing Nested Folders, a Productivity Podcast
Today I’m launching a new podcast called Nested Folders with a friend of mine Scotty Jackson. Scotty and I met when we started testing early versions of OmniFocus 3 together, I believe our first real encounter was me helping him replicate a bug report so he could nail down the steps to email in. (Coincidentally this is also where I met Ryan Dotson who I ended up writing Build Your OmniFocus Workflow with - who would have guessed that people eager to do an early beta test of OmniFocus would also be good people to make productivity related content with?!)