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Productivity Cast

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Tailoring the Bullet Journal Method

On ProductivityCast, we talked about the Bullet Journal method, the paper-based personal productivity methodology developed by Ryder Carroll, and tailoring the Bullet Journal method in our own personal productivity systems (as well as managing it in digital environments).

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In this Cast | Tailoring the Bullet Journal Method

Ray Sidney-Smith

Augusto Pinaud

Art Gelwicks

Show Notes | Tailoring the Bullet Journal Method

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

We discussed the Bullet Journal Method in ProductivityCast episode 037, “What Is the Bullet Journal? How Does It Work?”

Some resources to get up to speed:

Bullet Journal tutorial

The Bullet Journal Method book summary

Bullet Journal Guide

The Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll

Essentialism by Greg McKeown

Goodnotes 3 (iOS)

Arc Customizable Notebook — A Staples® exclusive

Arc Notebook Systems by Staples

Everlast Rocketbook notebooks

Moleskine mini-notebooks

Journey (app)

DayOne (iOS/macOS)

Trapper Keeper

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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.

Art Gelwicks 0:24 And I'm Art Gelwicks.

Raymond Sidney-Smith 0:24Welcome, gentlemen, and welcome to our listeners to this episode where we are going to be talking about the idea of how we would tailor the bullet journal method to our own productivity systems. I've been giving this quite a lot of thought recently. And so I thought we would have an episode where we would all talk about the Bujo method and how we would actually use this in our system, even if we don't just kind of how we would so that you as listeners may incorporate some of the skills, some of the techniques that we have developed over time. How we would develop them using the bullet journal method. And so what we'll do is we'll do just a quick recap of boo Joe, to kind of aware of what it's all about. And then we will we will talk about ways in which we can supplement our systems in both analog and digital and we'll go from there. So let's let's start with what is the bullet journal method? art? Would you like to kick us off and tackle the the kind of top level explanation of what Bujo is?

Art Gelwicks 1:29Sure at the highest level. Bujo is really the brainchild of gentleman by the name of writer Carol. The bullet journal method is originally started as an analogue approach to keeping track of notes, tasks, activities, and basically keeping everything in one spot.

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