The Weekly Review

by The Weekly Review · · ·

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.

57: I Have To Laugh May 17, 2019

So we lasted a whole five weeks since our Emailiversary show (Ep. 52) before we took up the topic of email processing again, probably because it has been a hard week and we are behind on email. Luckily we both have a sense of humor about it. We also discuss listener follow-up to last week's episode Whelmed, with a pledge to try a new suggestion as soon as we get unwhelmed after LIVE near WWDC. Links: Get $5 off Mailstrom and Chuck (referral link) Get $5 off Sanebox (referral link)

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56: Whelmed May 10, 2019
As the annual James Dempsey and the Breakpoints LIVE near WWDC benefit concert for App Camp For Girls approaches, James reports he has spent the past few days being ‘whelmed’ with show preparations. Jean and James talk about these sort of times when you are so focused on a set ...
Jean returns from a week in Florida with her dad and siblings, where they took on the task of clearing out the home that the family has occupied since 1963. She shares her fresh insights into how to deal with stuff that has sentimental value, how to organize a family ...
Jean and James talk with Ish ShaBazz, an app developer whose company Illuminated Bits recently released Capsicum, a new approach to the task management notebook. We learn what led Ish to the idea of building a notebook app, the power of round-trip translation with Boomerang, and how it felt for ...
53: A Personal Investment April 19, 2019
In this episode Jean and James discuss how finding the right tool or appliance can change your daily routine for the better as well as have a significant effect on your day to day life. Jean tells the story of a hair dryer so good that it has put a ...
52: Emailiversary April 12, 2019
It's been a whole year since Jean and James started their quest to get their email inboxes under control. Find out how they did over the past twelve months. Jean talks about the satisfaction of banishing marketing emails from her inbox. James reveals the secret little cheat that has kept ...
Jean and James continue to ferret out overlooked inboxes and lists as part of our efforts to make sure that obligations and projects are correctly categorized. This week we look at a common spot where Someday/Maybe dreams hang out: the domain names that we own. We look at a few ...
50: Fifty! March 29, 2019
Jean and James celebrate their 50th episode by actually doing full weekly reviews. The discussion includes recommiting to doing full weekly reviews and techniques to help get back on track. In a celebratory mood, the conversation ranges from including a review of your lofty goals in a weekly review, to ...
As James continues to identify the points of friction that have hindered regular weekly review completion, Jean looks at doing daily reviews to process all the inboxes that silently accumulate obligations as a way of minimizing the weekly procrastination. Links: [Get $5 off Mailstrom and Chuck](https://mailstrom.co/referral/SNCRV) (referral link) [Get $5 ...
As James continues to identify the points of friction that have hindered regular weekly review completion, Jean looks at doing daily reviews to process all the inboxes that silently accumulate obligations as a way of minimizing the weekly procrastination. Links: [Get $5 off Mailstrom and Chuck](https://mailstrom.co/referral/SNCRV) (referral link) [Get $5 ...
The weekly review is a key piece of keeping your trusted system humming along, but it can also feel like a daunting, onerous task to be avoided. This week James talks with Jean about his diagnosis as to why he has not performed a full weekly review in a while. ...
This week, Jean tells James about her latest productivity strategy, the micro project, and how she used a repeating 30-minute timer to get ready for the trip and actually leave the house early with all her pre-flight actions checked off. It is amazing how much you can get done in ...
This week, Jean tells James about her latest productivity strategy, the micro project, and how she used a repeating 30-minute timer to get ready for the trip and actually leave the house early with all her pre-flight actions checked off. It is amazing how much you can get done in ...
This week Jean and James discuss collections and the seemingly conflicting goals of accumulating collectables and reducing clutter. Jean describes the few things she collects and how she resists the temptation to begin new collections. James talks about his treasure trove of Disneyland Guidemaps and reveals why it is a ...
By definition, curveballs are not anticipated and they don't fit neatly into your time management system. Last week was [not the best week](https://www.theweeklyreview.fm/2019/02/15/not-the-best.html), and we have been working through some unanticpated disruptions to our plans to be productive since then. Turns out, the universe is still not done throwing us ...
44: Not The Best Week Feb. 15, 2019
This week Jean and James discuss those unexpected things in life that can mentally and emotionally knock the wind out of you. James shares the sad news of the sudden passing of his cat Dinah. Jean talks about a long-planned trip being disrupted by a combination of feeling under the ...
This week, we look at some principles of budgeting your money and whether these principles can also apply to budgeting your time. [You Need A Budget aka YNAB](https://www.youneedabudget.com) [YNAB Podcast: Rule One](https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rule-one-in-an- afternoon/id477248343?i=1000428135853&mt=2)
In this episode, our interpid organizers delve into that alternate dimension that seems to defy organization: the junk drawer. Join Jean and James for suggestions, tips, and laughter as they discuss items ordinary and extraordinary (but mostly ordinary) that they have found in those ever-present drawers that sometimes seem might ...
James and Jean are back from [PodCon 2](https://www.podcon.com/) in Seattle, a gathering of podcasters and podcast fans of all stripes. They share some of the fun moments as well as their tips for getting the most out of a conference. [TripIt](https://www.tripit.com/home) [Mac OS Calendar Suggestions](https://www.macobserver.com/tips/quick- tip/macos-turn-off-calendar-contacts-suggestions/) Photo: [Rosemary Orchard](https://micro.blog/rosemaryorchard), [David ...
In this episode, Jean and James talk about those times when organizational fun turns into organizational fatigue. James describes his experience going off the rails of his trusted system while traveling over the holidays. Jean recounts her difficulty establishing daily habits. Jean seeks grace in the new year while James ...