Working from home means you’re the one who ultimately manages your own time and structure. Without solid practices and habits in place, you can very easily get overwhelmed by the sheer number of things that have to be done. In this episode we take a closer look at how to break down tasks and get things done.

  • 0:46 - A really good inside joke from a show that most people listening to this show have never heard.
  • 1:30 - Do you have recommendations of people we can interview? Let us know at
  • 5:48 - We all have things floating around in out head that we need to do. How do we organize it?
  • 6:39 - We discuss a similar topic with Jeff Sheldon in episode 22
  • 7:45 - Some practical advice about organizing the things you need to do.
  • 8:35 - Use a task manager to brain dump. Some suggestions: Omnifocus and Things
  • 10:02 - All The Things - A calm productivity and task management course. Plus screencast tutorials for Things 3.
  • 11:04 - Always break projects down into smaller, more achievable, steps.
  • 14:57 - Cory’s method for organizing projects and tasks.
  • 18:40 - Get things out of your head. You don’t have to use an app, there are a lot of options.
  • 19:53 - Things that Things does well and ideas for how you can better organize your tasks.
  • 23:56 - Don’t be afraid to experiment. There are a lot of solutions out there and the goal is to find a system that works for you.
  • 25:02 - Make the events on your calendar are concrete. They will get done at that time on that day.
  • 28:19 - Deadlines should be part of your projects no matter what. If you don’t have a deadline, there’s no reason to get anything done.
  • 29:11 - Accountability will push you to get things done.
  • 32:34 - Atomic Habits by James Clear
  • 39:17 - What causes you to not meet goals and deadlines?
  • 45:58 - If you aren’t getting things done, ask yourself the tough questions and find the gaps in your process.
  • 51:13 - Slipping Backwards is part of growing.
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