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331: How to Manage Your Task List, with Tim Stringer

By Dave Stachowiak

Tim Stringer: Technically Simple Tim Stringer of Technically Simple is one of the world’s leading experts on using task management systems and is the founder of, the premier site for teaching OmniFocus users how to be as productive as possible. Key Points In general, keep the planning and working tasks separate. By planning first, it’s much easier to be productive when you go into worker mode. Your task management system should collect your whens, your whats, and your ideas. Make your task management system a sacred space. Use due dates only when there is a consequence for not finishing something by that date. Focus on only doing a few important tasks first, then move on to the rest of the tasks. A morning and evening review will help you stay on top of your system. Common mistakes: Putting too much into your task management system, overusing due dates, and tasks that aren’t immediately actionable. Resources Mentioned Getting Things Done* by David Allen ToDoist OmniFocus Evernote Bullet Journal MindNode Virtual Forum: Make an Effective Decision This week: join me and other members of our listening community via live videoconference to participate in a collaborate discussion with 2-3 other listeners on how you can make a better decision on something that’s in front of you right now. To claim your free, virtual seat, just visit Related Episodes CFL151: How To Be More Productive CFL180: Do This for a Productive Week CFL184: Getting Things Done with David Allen CFL319: The Way to Stop Spinning Your Wheels on Planning Next Episode Daniel Pink returns to the show to share the scientific secrets of perfect timing. Thank You Thank you to Parul in Hong Kong and Fzil.Gum in the UK for the kind review on iTunes. To leave a rating or review, visit

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