some random internet playing I found the
website Skillshare and their class: Get Things Done Like A Boss taught by Tiago Forte for $19.99. I’m always looking for some way to increase
my productivity and tame procrastination so I paid for the class and watched all the videos in one day.
a bit similar to Penolope’s Trunk’s Quistic
but the classes are much, much cheaper.
of the class:
intents and purposes he’s just an average joe who is teaching the productivity
tips he learned from reading Get
Things Done by David Allen. I’ve
never read Allen’s book, so I can’t compare the book to the class.
notes on the class:
- The instructional videos with handouts were very useful. The class was clear and concise structure. I didn’t get bored or too confused. I was able to finish all five
chapters/videos and implement the system in one day. Admittedly, I didn’t get much else done
implement the full program I needed Evernote and a task tracking program.
I already had Evernote, but until the class I had not idea how to use
it. For a task tracking program
there were two choices. The first
choice was Things for MAC. I do
half of my writing with a Mac, but
I didn’t want to pay the price for the apps ($49.99 for MAC, $19.99 for
Ipad, and $9.99 for Iphone). I downloaded the second choice, Todoist, instead. With Todoist you only pay once for all platforms, but Todoist is $29/year.
So overtime, Todoist may not have been the best choice. There is a free version of Todoist, but
to follow the program I needed to buy the premium version.
Cleaning…I’ve been using what I learned from the class daily for the past
month. The skills I learned are perfect
for the home. My house (and my cubicle) has never been more consistently clean. I do feel like
a boss when it comes to cleaning.
Apparently all I needed was a daily list with reminders. I really can’t stress how much this has helped me keep clean. I’ve become a little obsessed with cleaning now. I hop i keep this habit.
Writing…I’m on the fence. Since
writing isn’t my full-time gig, its hard to have solid goals. I’m taking it one day at a time, task by
task, scene by scene. I’ve been enjoying
listing the steps as they arise on Todoist but I need a few more months to
see if this process works for writing.
The process produces a good roadmap and a daily reminder of what’s
important. If I get distracted I have
Todoist open, reminding me what I need to get done for the day.
all, if you’re having trouble cleaning and remembering what the hell you’re
supposed to be doing on a day to day basis or if you’re just a productivity
junky like me, the class Get Things Done Like a Boss is well worth the money.