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Productivity Cast

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The weekly show about all things personal productivity

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Control Your Day With Jim McCullen

On this cast, we invited a special guest—our colleague and friend—Jim McCullen, to talk about his email-focused personal productivity system for Microsoft Outlook (and eponymous book), Control Your Day. 

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In this Cast | Control Your Day Email Productivity System

Ray Sidney-Smith

Augusto Pinaud

Jim McCullen

Jim McCullen considers himself a productivity hacker, always looking for ways to reduce the effort it takes to stay organized and get more things done. Jim is an avid GTDer and has built a system called Control Your Day that allows Microsoft Outlook users to apply GTD practices to manage their email, task lists and delegated work all from one virtual search folder in Outlook.

Jim published his book, Control Your Day, on Amazon which has sold copies across the world and recently published a Udemy video training series titled Control Your Day.

Show Notes | Control Your Day Email Productivity System

Resources we mention, including links to them, will be provided here. Please listen to the episode for context.

Control Your Day (website)

Control Your Day (book)

Corporate Email Mastery (course)

Raw Text Transcript | Control Your Day With Jim McCullen

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Voiceover Artist 0:00 Are you ready to manage your work and personal world better to live a fulfilling productive life, then you've come to the right place productivity cast, the weekly show about all things productivity. Here, your host Ray Sidney-Smith and Augusto Pinaud with Francis Wade and Art Gelwicks.

Raymond Sidney-Smith 0:17
And Welcome back, everybody to productivity cast, the weekly show about all things personal productivity, I'm Ray Sidney Smith.

Augusto Pinaud 0:24 I am Augusto Pinaud.

Francis Wade 0:26I'm Francis Wade.

Art Gelwicks 0:27 And I'm Art Gelwicks.

Raymond Sidney-Smith 0:25And welcome to our listeners to this episode of productivity cast, where we actually are doing something a little bit different than we normally do. We have a guest today to talk about a system that I've known actually for quite a bit of time now. And and so what I wanted to do was for all of us to have a conversation around learning about a system based in Outlook called control your day. And so to do that, we have the progenitor of that system, Jim McCullen, Jim considers himself a productivity hacker always looking for ways to reduce the effort. It takes takes to stay organized and get more things done. Jim's an avid GTD er, and has built a system called control your day that allows Microsoft Outlook users to apply GTD practices to manage email task lists, delegated work, all from one virtual search folder in Outlook. So Jim published his book, control your day on Amazon. And it's sold copies across the world. And he recently published a course based on that series titled control your day. And so welcome to productivity cast,Jim.

Jim McCullen 1:31Hey, Ray, thanks so much for having me today. I am excited and look forward to be able to share some of this information with your audience.

Augusto Pinaud 1:38Oh, really, really excited to have you here. I think I met Jim at least virtually many, many years ago in a time where I was leaving on a closed outlook environment.

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