Sunday, December 30, 2018

Organize My Life vlog notes

  • Background
    • "Organize My Life" is a series about professional and personal organization management, hosted by Travis Wise. Travis lives and works in Silicon Valley and is an attorney for Google. The views expressed by Travis are his alone.
  • Contact Info
  • Reference Material & Tools
  • Published Shows & Show Notes
      • Welcome to Organize My Life, a YouTube series about professional and personal organization management, hosted by me, Travis Wise. In this series I am going to take you through my very best organization systems for my work and personal life. Subscribe to my YouTube channel and stay tuned for a lot of helpful content.
      • Getting Things Done (GTD)
      • Productivity Consultant David Allen, written books on the topic.
      • Flexibility is key. Find your own methodology.
      • Basic concepts that we will be discussing: A collection point; processing incoming information; organization with sorting and filing/archiving.
    • Episode 4: Collection Point
      • What is a collection point
      • Different ones for different purposes.
      • Email Inbox is my primary collection point for incoming emails, incoming tasks, and my daily working list of what I’m processing that day. I’ll explain later how I do this.
      • Task List (I use my email)
      • Calendar for time-specific items.
      • Alternatives: Notepad, Collection of sticky notes
      • Physical space: Slot for mail, shelf for things that need sorting.
  • Future Show Ideas (suggestions welcome by email!)
    • Episode 5: Brain Dump
      • Mind Maps - visual
      • Get things out of your head and into a collection point. This can be done one-off as they enter your mind, or in a big brain dump of all the things rattling around in your head. The point is to get them out of your head where they are just taking up resources you need for processing, and get them into your collection point where they can be processed.
    • Episode 5: Processing basics
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    • Organizing with Gmail
      • Archiving and Snoozing/Labeling to Inbox Zero
      • Folders/Labels vs. Search
      • Inbox vs. Gmail
      • Inbox Zero
      • Methodology (-1, -w, etc.)
      • Tasks (snooze, recurring)
      • Desktop
      • Mobile
      • Staying Sane while on Vacation
      • Batch processing by grouping into smart labels
      • Morning email processing
      • Declaring email bankruptcy (once, and after a break)
    • Google Drive
      • Overall organization
      • Spreadsheet lists for (recurring) projects
    • Calendaring
      • Shared calendars
      • Colors
      • Blocking time for tasks and personal use
    • Minimalism, generally
    • Physical Organization
      • What’s In My Bag?
        • Everyday Carry (EDC)
        • Travel Bag
      • Closet Organization
      • Paperwork (cumulative files)
      • Buy It For Life (BIFL) tools
      • If you haven’t touched it in a year, get rid of it.
    • Computer organization - 100% in a cloud; lose or swap your computer.  Same with phone (for pictures, music).
    • Organization at Work
      • Minimalist Standing Desk
      • Coaching Staff (shared docs, goals)
      • Snippets
      • Notetaking (outline)
    • Bookmarks (daily read)
    • Personal Finance in a spreadsheet
    • Diet and Fitness in a spreadsheet
    • Content
      • Podcasts, audiobooks, YouTube videos
    • Telephone
      • Phone call flows to Inbox task through transcribed voicemail
    • Useful Phone Apps and Websites
    • Interview dad - organizing genealogy

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