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Losers and Closers ▶︎

I had my annual performance review at work yesterday and the whole time I kept thinking about this video.

While I love a good productivity hack and think of myself as a generally productive person, I know I can do better. Being better would mean always following through, to Always Be Closing, to communicate more openly and more honestly at work when things are not working out. Especially when I’m waiting for something or someone to allow me to close.

2016 is to be the year to deliver, close, and do better 🔥.

This is up there as one of my all time favourite Casey Neistat videos.

Things for Apple Watch ▶︎

One of the many err ‘things’ I am looking forward to with the Apple Watch.

Getting Started with Things ▶︎

A great little primer for using Things, still my personal choice of to-do app.

Maciej Cegłowski, Pinboard - XOXO Festival (2013) ▶︎

Channelling Henry David Thoreau.

Trying Bullet Journal ▶︎

“Bullet journal is for those who feel there are few platforms as powerful as the blank paper page. It’s an analog system for the digital age that will help you organize the present, record the past, and plan for the future.”

Yep. I’m testing this one out. (Read more)

My things

One thing I particularly love at the moment about my iPhone 3G is nothing to do with the phone itself, rather an app that I have running most of the day.

It’s called Things and you could describe it in a nutshell as a to do list manager or task manager. But that would be selling it short.

I use Things as my personal oracle of – er – things. I check it when I get up, I plan my day on it whilst travelling into work, I get great pleasure from ticking things off and hate when something that I planned to get done, doesn’t.

Nothing is more satisfying that ticking that little checkbox against an item that’s been sitting in the Today list for more than it should or when completing anything in the Someday list.

The desktop version is great for keeping everything in sync (plus with the latest version you can add reoccurring items, something not yet available on the iPhone version), however the power of this great little app is being able to access it anywhere anytime to add that thing you know you should really get around to doing someday and to remember that other thing you got out of bed to do.

Not sure what I’d do without this little app. I’m really looking forward to giving it a spin on an iPad, their iPad version looks insane. And while I’m linking to videos, Apple also have a great one up profiling the developers behind Things.

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