Feb.11: Where everybody is trying to get organised and one person gets their messy desktop outed Posted byBeate February 11, 2020February 11, 2020 Leave a comment on Feb.11: Where everybody is trying to get organised and one person gets their messy desktop outed Simon Hallo Beate hallo! John HAI Jen Haiiiiiiiieeee! Simon lol How’s everyone? Beate I’m feeling good! Just did a podcast-podcast earlier today, that was fun Jen Cold. It’s February and freezing up in here. Beate It’s february and NOT freezing up in here, which is alarming.. John im in a deep pit of dispair but apart from that – peachy keen Jen ❤ Simon Snowing here. And I’m all over the place What’s a podcast-podcast? Jen So old school, Bea. Now who’s the old lady? Beate hah Still you ? Beate Isn’t that what Anne of Green Gables says, she’s in the depths of despair? Very canadian Jen Speaking of old ladies, John is quoting Anne with an E John just in time for valentines day Simon So… I have officially abandoned my bullet journal No more BJs more me John what? Simon So was going to ask you guys this week about your organisational skills John ooohhh Beate THat didn’t last long! Jen that’s a short list but I’m ready Simon Since you cover the full spectrum of massively organised ?? to massively gong showy ?? John nothing say click bait like talking about organizational skills Simon It’s all about the pull-out quote John John ? Beate So why did you abandon it, Simon? Simon Meh…I think it was the paper that got me Well, the carrying it around Beate haha Simon I like it on my phone and computer Beate and did you use it as intented? Simon I mean yeh I did, but then did you know you’re also supposed to carry a pencil case? With lots of pens and stencils and shit Aint nobody got time for that Beate yeah if you’re a diehard Simon Trello is kind of working for me Jen We used Trello and really dug it… but just when it was perfect for us they were going to start to charge us Beate I like trello Simon Also if anyone mentions Slack I’m booting them out Beate I use a combination of trello, slack, google docs, email, calendar and paper don’t boot me! Simon Trello is nice and simple. And I’m using dates on it now too and thats cool. And it’s free Jen it is free for a while. We now use Freedcamp, on the recommendation of Cindy Wagman at Good Partnership ? Simon Do you pull in clients and stuff to that? Or is that just you and John sending each other messages John i use a notepad and a pen. you should see my desk #gongshow Simon Why do you use pen and paper? You’re a digital guy John i dunno… cos i can literally cross somethng off my list when im done sense of satsifaction Simon That is very satisfying John right? Simon And I love rewriting out a to do list Starting fresh Jen Less satisfying for me. (the story of Jen) Because when John needs to find something he digs around like a badger John vs – what? moving a tile? clicking a box? select and delete? Simon I feel like all these tools are moot. It’s more of a mindset? Jen TOTALLY a mindset Simon Does anyone actually have that mindset? I feel like organised people are actually just deviants Serial killers John lol Jen with the tools that work for you and your particular persnickety proclivities Simon wtf Beate For me: Slack is for informal conversation and discussion. Showing off early designs, getting feedback, agreeing on what we should make. Trello is for when we have the finished stuff, when we describe what needs to be made and hand it off for someone to make. Email is for someone external to the project that we need, but not enough to include them in slack or trello. Paper is for thinking out loud and making a today-list when I am overworked and need to make a list in order to get anything done. Jen I’d like to call out Bea’s use of Slack/Trello as a way to not get booted for mentioning Slack Bea just broke my brain John she’s very on brand though – isnt she? Beate it works guys! Simon She’ll bury us all Works for you What’s your morning routine Beate? Like how do you approach the day? Beate I’m really not very organised. My day is work through my mailbox. So whenever other people are involved, we need some kind of system – and that’s where slack and trello come in Simon Email or post? Beate POST?? John do they have mailboxes in norway???? Beate what kind of freak gets enough post that they work through it?? Jen Queen Tammy Zonker said something recently that stuck with me. “Your email is a helpful container for other people’s priorities.” John word. Beate Yes! That’s why I try to use paper, and slack/trello for where other people are included Simon Tammy…that’s why she’ll always be the first lady of fundraising Simon Wagman was talking about setting aside time for emails. Like an hour a day or something. She even has that in her constant OOO That’s out of office Jen Tammy is our Beyonce Simon Not, “oooo….organised” Email is a bit of an annoying to do list I LOVE the snooze on my email Snooze that until tomorrow Beate Saaaaame!! Snooze that shit John i need to do that Simon Snooze it until I’m dead Beate it’s the only thing that keeps me in any kind of control of my inbox Jen I’m a flagger. Don’t snooze but I flag the fuck out of things Beate On the WORST-list though: fucking outlook!! Jen Outlook BAH Beate Outlook needs to die Jen Gmail/Mac Mail Simon Wow I forgot outlook existed. Havent used it in years Beate anyone who uses outlook as their email client is in a world of self inflicted pain for no reason at all John throw down… whoa Simon Nobody used outlook by choice Beate outlook is only used by people who have to because of their boss, or they don’t know better, or don’t want to change their habits Simon So Beate…you get up, you have a shower, you correct lots of people and then…what? You just work through trello and slack and email? How do you motivate yourself to start? Beate oh god By thinking about how much trouble I’ll be in if I don’t Jen “You correct lots of people” AMAZING John i need some help getting organized. my inbox, calendar, paper and brain are dumpster fire of stuff… Simon Haha Fear is a good motivator John i cant keep on top of it all. and im drowning in lists. Simon It’s hard. And then there’s you yahoos whatsapping me Beate hahah at different timezones of appropriateness Simon I think my problem is multitasking Like jumping around from thing to thing Jen Social media is a productivity plunge And as Wagman pointed out you lose so much time in the change John im dead in the water the second i try to multitask. Simon I need to start single tasking Beate This is why I make paper lists when shit’s on fire. I can then keep that list in front of my eyes and go task-to-task Simon We’re men. We can’t multitask Jen #BITCHPLEASE Simon Jen it’s true God didn’t give us that gift John he’s not too wrong you know Jen Don’t even with the gendered part of that Beate No one can multitask Jen I think my eyerolls might have caused a tsunami Simon Yeh maybe it’s a human thing Jen It’s a human thing Simon I’m going to start really boxing off one task at a time One tab in chrome Jen OH John yahhh rrriiiggghhhttttt Simon Is that ridiculous? Jen I have a blog post started about that Beate I never have one tab usually 3-7 more than that and I get a bit unnerved Jen Our gal Rory Green and I have talked about the whole idea of “close some tabs, will ya?” For work AND life Simon Ha – “I have a blog post started about that” Beate The irony ? Jen FAIR Simon Yeh I have minimum 5 tabs at all times Jen Those moments when you catch a glimpse of someone else’s browser or desktop Simon Organised chaos Tara’s desktop ??? Jen I actually captured a photo of a very well known fundraiser and presenter whose desktop showed up at a conference talking about a dumpster fire Simon I think I know who Let’s call him Bernard X Nooooo Let’s call him Mr Ross John lol ? Jen HAHAHAHHA Not even cheating the edit there, eh Simon? Beate What I really winds me up is those people who go: “Just clean your inbox, do them one at a time, tick stuff of your list, and you’ll feel sooooo much better”. It just makes me angry – I turn in to a 14 year old screaming “YEEES MUM I WILL CLEAN MY ROOM STOOOOP NAGGING I KNOOOOOOW!” The serial killer people the Inbox-zero-evangelists Jen Axe murderers. Same with people who tweet it. “Zero inbox and off I go on vacay” Beate “Inbox zero?” With the psychopath emoji John GFY. seriously. Simon Snooze is good for inbox zero Beate Yes And folders and archive/delete with easy access Simon This is the year I get organised Beate You just quit your bullet journal ? Simon This is the year I get organised in a different way Beate hahah Simon Trello is working for me And google calendar Jen This is a no shame chat…oh wait…sorry…wrong group Simon But you know the problem? Other people Beate True Simon When you get your shit together and then suddenly childminder has to do something or someone phones you or whatever Beate or EMAILS YOU throws their dirty socks on the floor ? Jen WAIT I’m sure there is a way to say that in Norwegian Beate You just shout “ROTKAILL” after the dude who threw their socks on the floor? John ? John John, don’t even attempt it Jen Fucking right, I knew it@! John im sitting here trying Simon You know what I did which I love Beate I’m inserting Johns trying to say Donorlove in Norwegian here Your browser does not support the video tag. Simon I change my voicemail so it says dont leave me a voicemail Jen Let’s hear it! John WROTE-KAAAAIIIIII-LLLLL Beate Get wrid of the w and you’ve got it! Jen “Hey, It’s Simon, You missed me, so call me back and don’t leave a fucking message” Simon Yeh I basically just say please dont leave me a voicemail cos voicemails are terrible. Text me. Or dont Jen So next time I call you don’t pick up Simon Like really nothing is important enough. Even if someone’s dead, just let me chill out for a bit. I’ll find out eventually Beate Hey speaking of organised. Have you read that shit about how differently our brains are organised? How some people have a voice in their head narrating when they think/read, and others just …don’t..? Simon Beate Which one are you? Beate I totally have a voice Jen Beate My voice has a megaphone John I can attest to that Beate Like some people can’t speak to themselves in the mirror without speaking out loud and I DON’T UNDERSTAND! Simon I have someone else’s voice Beate Like what is your brain if it doesn’t have a voice, just a mush of images and vague concepts floating around? Simon Every time I go in to my psychiatrist they have to ask me if I’ve been hearing voices Thankfully never have Beate Well that’s good Simon But I would rather that then use Slack Beate HAHAH! You’re just one of those outlook people Jen Slack IS the “other” voice in your head Beate “oh I’ve always used it, it’s FINE” Simon Slack is like having everyone else’s voice in your head Beate But out of your emails, which is the better point Jen So Bea your voice is like an 8 track? Beate I’m a millennial, I don’t know what that is Jen oh shit just realized the old lady jen there DAMN Beate Ok – lobster fact time? Simon Oh fuck I forgot it’s my lobster fact turn John lol Beate Just do a John and reuse one but with different words John hey ? Simon Anyone have one stored in Slack or Trello or a piece of fucking paper? Have we done the one about lobsters smelling with their feet? Beate I don’t think so! Simon OK Hey guys, guess what lobsters smell with? Beate Their noses? John their FEET! Simon Lobsters can be left-‘handed’, right-‘handed’ or ambidextrous, and have several receptors on their claws and their legs, which they use to locate and recognise any food that is around them. Beate Is it actually smell? Simon Wait, I feel like that contradicts the title of the fact Beate Or some other kind of function? Simon I’m not using this lobster fact site again Beate Left-feeted John im not sure how this fact relates to this conversation though Beate ambifeettrous John like jen? Jen this is a very rare gongshow and shitshow colliding! Simon Oh ok I have a relevant one and then we’ll finish Beate two lobster facts, bonus! Simon Lobsters are biologically immortal Jen LIKE JEN Simon They keep growing until they die Beate …what..? Simon So their approach to time is different from us John is the “like jen” thing solely Simon’s territory? Beate yeah, kinda Simon Lobsters don’t use Slack John HA Jen We should start a Slack thread Beate So – if no one steps on them or fishes them, they live forever?? or do they die from size? ? Simon No John norweigan over-fishing? Simon They stop growing when they die. If they didnt die they’d grow to an infinite size They live until like 50 But one day The way lobster healthcare is progressing Beate The immortal thing threw me John IMAGINE! Simon They’ll be huge John giant lobsters! Simon Yeh the immortal thing is misleading. Blame science naming people Beate another faulty name lobster fact Simon OK I have to go Watch out for giant lobsters everyone I’m late John adios Beate buh-bye ? Jen Way to plan your time Simon Simon ❤ Jen Byyyyeeeeeeeeeee Did this chat make you laugh? Or think? Find us annoying? You should totally share that with your friends.