A Tasty Treats Podcast for Web Developers.

Ask a Potluck Question →
Wes Bos

Wes Bos

XL5G3 Full Stack JavaScript Developer. Creator of really good web development courses. BBQ enthusiast.

Scott Tolinski

Scott Tolinski

Web Developer, NX2V1, Creator of Level Up Tuts, Bboy, Robotops Crew and Youtuber

Playing: 122: How We Manage Our Lives — Notion, Todos, Notes, Focusing, Calendars, Goal tracking, and more!



Feb 27th, 2019

How We Manage Our Lives — Notion, Todos, Notes, Focusing, Calendars, Goal tracking, and more!

👇 Download Show✏️ Edit Show Notes

In this episode, Wes and Scott talk about life management — the systems and tools for managing all the the busy details of life and work.

Freshbooks - Sponsor

Get a 30 day free trial of Freshbooks at freshbooks.com/syntax and put SYNTAX in the "How did you hear about us?" section.

Sentry - Sponsor

If you want to know what's happening with your errors, track them with Sentry. Sentry is open-source error tracking that helps developers monitor and fix crashes in real time. Cut your time on error resolution from five hours to five minutes. It works with any language and integrates with dozens of other services. Syntax listeners can get two months for free by visiting Sentry.io and using the coupon code "tastytreat".

Show Notes

5:00 - Todos

  • GTD philosophy
  • Todoist
  • Things

12:31 - Focusing

  • Focus app
  • Turn off all notifications on iOS and desktop
  • Rename apps
  • Ask yourself why you feel the way you do
    • Should be doing email? Do I need to eat that frog?
    • Why do I not enjoy this?
  • Sticky note on screen or desk

21:27 - How we track ideas, thoughts, and notes

  • Get everything out of your head
  • Markdown files
  • Evernote
  • Notion

27:23 - Calendar and schedule

33:30 - Goal tracking / Life progression

  • Keep concepts and ideas in Notion
  • Milestones (bigger ideas) are separated
  • Use the system that works best for you

36:58 - Fun things with Notion

  • What is Notion?
  • Cross-linking/referencing between boards
  • Episode calendar and possible episodes kanban


Shameless Plugs

Tweet us your tasty treats!