The Weekly Review

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Whether you are new to task management or you've fallen off the wagon a few times, this podcast is for you. Once a week, Jean and James review their progress toward a more organized (and less stressful) way of life, and talk about highlights, challenges, and questions. Sometimes they ask the experts to chime in. But the focus will always be on how two friends, who not productivity gurus, figure out how to make this system work for them longterm.

There are some great online tools to deal with email inboxes, but what can be done about all the paper mail that comes to our doorstep? Jean and James talk about how they cope with that daunting stack of envelopes, flyers, and catalogs that can pile up especially during extended periods of travel, and discuss solutions for cutting down the amount of junk mail received. FTC: Stopping Unsolicited Mail, Phone Calls, and Email NY Times: How To Cut Down On Unwanted Junk Mail Direct Marketing Association DMA Choice Opt Out of Prescreened Credit Offers Paper Karma app

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70: The Mid-Air Refinery Aug. 16, 2019
While criss-crossing the country in July, James listened to the _Getting Things Done_ audio book. In this episode, James talks about his newly refined thoughts about his trusted system and how hearing about GTD through a different medium helped him to understand the system in a different way. Jean and ...
This week we turn our focus from Jean’s "tumble in Trieste" to James’ latest adventure in the Canadian maritime province of New Brunswick, where his father was born and raised. After the death of his father last year, James and his sister had many of the typical issues to deal ...
This week we turn our focus from Jean’s "tumble in Trieste" to James’ latest adventure in the Canadian maritime province of New Brunswick, where his father was born and raised. After the death of his father last year, James and his sister had many of the typical issues to deal ...
This episode follows up on Jean’s mishap on her trip with Jean discussing some reflections and lessons learned. Topics range from travel-specific subjects like travel insurance and packing for a day trip to more universal thoughts like being willing to accept help when offered and trying to keep a positive ...
This episode follows up on Jean’s mishap on her trip with Jean discussing some reflections and lessons learned. Topics range from travel-specific subjects like travel insurance and packing for a day trip to more universal thoughts like being willing to accept help when offered and trying to keep a positive ...
In this episode Jean tells the story of her ill-fated day trip to Trieste, where she injured herself and had to cut short her summer in Slovenia. Jean talks about her odyssey from an Italian piazza to her arrival back home in Portland, Oregon. Along the way, a few thoughts ...
In this episode Jean tells the story of her ill-fated day trip to Trieste, where she injured herself and had to cut short her summer in Slovenia. Jean talks about her odyssey from an Italian piazza to her arrival back home in Portland, Oregon. Along the way, a few thoughts ...
For this episode, Jean is in Slovenia and James is about to take a trip to the east coast. Jean talks about the possibility of declaring OmniFocus Bankruptcy. James suggests that it would be a shame to lose all the work already done capturing items into the trusted system. Jean ...
For this episode, Jean is in Slovenia and James is about to take a trip to the east coast. Jean talks about the possibility of declaring OmniFocus Bankruptcy. James suggests that it would be a shame to lose all the work already done capturing items into the trusted system. Jean ...
Lep pozdrav iz Ljubljane! / Greetings from Ljubljana! 🇸🇮 In our first intercontinental podcast episode, Jean talks about how living away from home, either in a hotel or a small apartment, makes it possible to form new habits that can stay in place once you get back. It's a lot ...
Lep pozdrav iz Ljubljane! / Greetings from Ljubljana! 🇸🇮 In our first intercontinental podcast episode, Jean talks about how living away from home, either in a hotel or a small apartment, makes it possible to form new habits that can stay in place once you get back. It's a lot ...
Leaving things to the last minute is the bête noire of the organized person, right? But Jean and James have found that sometimes the last minute can be your friend, as long as you are cognizant of what absolutely must be settled in advance. Sometimes the choices you make at ...
Leaving things to the last minute is the bête noire of the organized person, right? But Jean and James have found that sometimes the last minute can be your friend, as long as you are cognizant of what absolutely must be settled in advance. Sometimes the choices you make at ...
63: Still In My Head June 28, 2019
James is finding that even thought it has been a number of weeks since WWDC, he is still living in his head, not checking in with his trusted system, but still feeling productive. Jean talks about creating a daily 'punch list' of items to do on that particular day. Jean ...
63: Still In My Head June 28, 2019
James is finding that even thought it has been a number of weeks since WWDC, he is still living in his head, not checking in with his trusted system, but still feeling productive. Jean talks about creating a daily 'punch list' of items to do on that particular day. Jean ...
63: Still In My Head June 28, 2019
James is finding that even thought it has been a number of weeks since WWDC, he is still living in his head, not checking in with his trusted system, but still feeling productive. Jean talks about creating a daily 'punch list' of items to do on that particular day. Jean ...
62: Spontaneity and GTD June 21, 2019
Jean leads off a discussion about the delight of making spontaneous plans and how to decide whether they are feasible in the context of all our other commitments. Making time to be with the people you love has become Jean's top criteria when deciding whether to make new plans on ...
62: Spontaneity and GTD June 21, 2019
Jean leads off a discussion about the delight of making spontaneous plans and how to decide whether they are feasible in the context of all our other commitments. Making time to be with the people you love has become Jean's top criteria when deciding whether to make new plans on ...
This week Jean and James talk about their time at WWDC 2019. Bringing a long- planned project to its conclusion, the LIVE near WWDC concert was well- received. The annoucements from Apple hold promise to make developers and users alike more productive. Also, James is trying out new style of ...