I Laughed Out Loud At This Podcast’s Takedown of Bullet Journaling

Go to minute 47 of this week’s “Culture Gabfest” by Slate to hear the most entertaining discussion of Bullet Journaling you will hear. Ever. Be warned, the hosts swear a bit about it, as hard as that is to imagine. Anyway, minute 47. https://megaphone.link/PPY9054525813 The Managing Editor of Slate’s podcasts, June Thomas, wrote a defense … Continue reading I Laughed Out Loud At This Podcast’s Takedown of Bullet Journaling

Cal Newport’s Dismissal of Bullet Journaling Has Me Wondering

Cal Newport dropped Bullet Journaling after a month-long experiment because the system didn’t fit his expansive thinking on a daily basis. He summarizes: “The total amount of information I record, read, and regularly change to keep my energy focused productively is simply way too voluminous for me to tame with a single medium-size notebook and … Continue reading Cal Newport’s Dismissal of Bullet Journaling Has Me Wondering

Sick

My former Head of Staff and I used to sardonically observe that deaths in the congregation came in bunches. Whenever someone would pass, my boss and I would spend the next couple of days looking sideways at one another, waiting for news of another, silently eyeing our calendars with dread. It was eerie how often … Continue reading Sick

This Productivity Hack Changed Everything!

The reason some things don’t get done is that I don’t want them to get done. They’re scrawled in my Bullet JournalBullet Journal, page after page. I’ve voice-dictated them as Google Now reminders. I’ve tapped them into Evernote. They’re still not done. There is no tool in the world, analog or digital, that can match … Continue reading This Productivity Hack Changed Everything!

A Longer Master Project List Is Not A Better Master Project List

A staple of¬†Getting Things Done is the Master Project List, that compilation of everything you’re working on that requires multiple steps to complete. Planning the junior high lock-in belongs on the Master Project List, because it requires multiple tasks: designing the flyer, recruiting volunteers, building the schedule, and so on. I’ve maintained a Master Project … Continue reading A Longer Master Project List Is Not A Better Master Project List