Organize Your Life with Things 3 by Peter Akkies

Organize Your Life with Things 3

Learn a workflow you can trust. With real examples and a friendly instructor.

Learn a Things 3 workflow you can trust

Does this sound familiar?
  • You spend most of your time doing urgent tasks rather than important tasks.
  • You feel overwhelmed by everything you have to do.
  • Things are slipping through the cracks.
  • You often resort to pen and paper to plan your day.

See, if you're anything like me, you have dozens of things to do on any given day.

Home tasks, work projects, helping friends and family, staying healthy, taking care of your finances... how do you keep track of it all?

Before you know it, you forgot to buy a birthday present for your mom, your boss is nagging you about that report that was due yesterday, and you still haven't gotten around to filing your taxes. 🤦🏻‍♂️

It doesn't have to be that way.

Picture this:
  • You're on top of your projects, so you feel less stress.
  • You anticipate and meet deadlines, so people see you as reliable.
  • You make time, every day, for the work that matters, so you feel proud.
  • You know exactly what to work on next, so you get more done.
  • Nothing slips through the cracks.

How can you get there? By learning a simple workflow to organize your life with Things 3. A workflow you can trust. And that's what you'll learn in this course.

What you'll learn in the course:
  • Getting your tasks from everywhere else into Things
  • Structuring your tasks with Areas and Projects
  • Working with dates
  • Planning your days and weeks
  • Executing consistent weekly reviews
  • Working with tags
  • Using project templates to save time and reduce errors

Of course, you'll learn lots of specific things too, like how to actually reach Inbox Zero (🤯), when to use deadlines (⏰), and how to never forget a birthday again ( 🥳).

After you follow the course, you'll:
  • Be able to focus
  • Feel in control
  • Know what to work on next
  • Save time and reduce errors
  • Have a system that ensures that nothing slips through the cracks
That's what learning a workflow you can trust will do for you.

What students say:

This is a brilliant video course for Things 3. I'm amazed how much I missed trying to learn it myself. Cultured Code should have Peter do their in-depth training.
Stephen Davanzo
Since starting Peter's course, I’ve cut a lot of the fat from my system and feel like I’m engaging with Things in a way that actually helps me get things done. And Peter's Weekly Review template has been a game changer.
Michael Busillo
I like Peter’s short, clear videos that give all the necessary information. It’s a very practical course!
Viktorija Atarinova
I liked that Peter used real-life to-do examples. And after taking the course, I feel at ease and motivated.
Victoria Atamanchuk
I have tried other such courses hoping to kickstart my implementation of first OF and later Things. This is the first one that I feel like I really launched and will keep going.
John Griffith
I liked the clarity of the presentation, the relative brevity of the content and the instant and helpful interaction of Peter concerning questions and feedback in general. Very much appreciated!
Mat Rhein
Peter’s course accelerated my ramp up on switching from OmniFocus to Things since I didn't have to learn by trial and error.
Hugo Castellanos
Peter's course provided a lot of knowledge and technical capabilities for using Things 3. I liked the bite-sized segments. And the GTD perspective is very good.
Chris Staal
I would absolutely recommend the course. It's comprehensive without imputing complexity.
Bob Williams
I’m recommending Peter’s course to all my friends. This will help them feel peaceful and stay on track with their tasks.
Aziz Hamzaev
Peter has an excellent ability to convey valuable knowledge of Thing 3 in a simple and understandable way. I found new motivation to integrate Things 3 even more intensively into my daily workflow and to restructure it.
Holger Ruoss
After taking Peter’s course, my workflow is perfectly organized and I feel that I dominate the tool.
Lucas Repullo

Some praise for my other courses

Learn from this master teacher... Superb course, easy to navigate and delivers a force multiplier to your productivity!

Alison Rogers
Managing 500 employees and a $40 million budget means I have a lot of projects and tasks. Thanks to Peter's course I’m starting the week super-charged with my schedule and tasks lined up.
Paul Christy
Peter's course was perfect for what I was looking to do! I was letting all the due dates sit and wasn’t sure what to focus on NEXT. Having a refresher was what I needed!
Robin Melancon
You'll learn efficiently. I know you're busy.
You could piece together information on using Things from random places all over the Internet. But how long would that take? And what is that time worth to you? 

When you follow this course, you'll learn everything you need to know to organize your life and to be productive using Things 3. You'll save tons on time compared to figuring things out yourself. 

Think about what you could do with the extra time. You could spend it with your kids. You could spend it learning to play the guitar. Or you could, you know, spend the time doing the actual work you want to do!

Your time is valuable. Start learning a workflow you can trust. Enroll now.

Things 3 is a powerful tool

It's worth learning how to make the most of it, so you can be the most organized and productive version of yourself.

What's included?

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Contents

Getting ready
Welcome!
2 mins
Course goal, requirements, and philosophy
4 mins
Customizing some Things settings
6 mins
Getting all of your tasks into Things
Dividing your responsibilities up into areas
6 mins
Getting tasks from your head into the Things inbox
6 mins
Adding tasks to the inbox with Quick Entry
4 mins
Adding tasks to the inbox on iOS
3 mins
Using the share sheet to add to Things on iOS
2 mins
Adding tasks with Siri on iOS
4 mins
Processing your email with Things
6 mins
Check-in: making sure all your tasks are in Things
2 mins
Navigating Things
Things keyboard shortcuts
Using Quick Find (and some handy, hidden views)
4 mins
Structuring with projects
What is a project?
7 mins
Creating your first project
13 mins
Organizing larger projects with headings and areas
11 mins
When to use checklists
4 mins
Moving your tasks from the inbox to areas and projects
5 mins
Working with dates
How dates work in Things
13 mins
How to assign dates and reminders to tasks and projects
9 mins
Location-based reminders (using Apple Reminders)
5 mins
The two types of repeating todos
9 mins
Editing and setting reminders and deadlines for repeating to-dos
7 mins
Being on top of birthdays, anniversaries, etc. with Things
5 mins
Repeating entire projects
6 mins
Assign deadlines to your existing to-dos and projects
2 mins
Planning your days and weeks
How to plan what to work on today
8 mins
Planning ahead
5 mins
Calendar event or Things task?
6 mins
Plan your day and week now
2 mins
What is a weekly review and why should you make reviewing a habit?
3 mins
Weekly review
The nine steps to a weekly review in Things 3
23 mins
Weekly review cheat sheet
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Bonus: reflect on what you've already completed
2 mins
When and how often to review
7 mins
Working with tags
What are tags for?
6 mins
Working with tags in Things
4 mins
A few tags to get started with
12 mins
Incorporating tags into your workflow
4 mins
Working with project templates
Why project templates will save you time
2 mins
Example: weekend camping trips
5 mins
Example: creating and using a packing list
7 mins
Create your own project templates
3 mins
Example use cases
Progress update
1 min
Finding calm on a stressful day
7 mins
Keeping track of groceries to buy
2 mins
Processing to-dos after a meeting
4 mins
Tracking your habits
7 mins
Wrapping up
How to do Things (😉) on iOS
4 mins
Congratulations!
2 mins
Course summary (PDF)
29.2 KB

Meet your instructor

Hi, I'm Peter Akkies.

A few years ago, I wrote a blog post on how I used my task manager. That post blew up. So I decided to teach productivity in a more structured way.

Today, I've taught over 250 happy students. I've also been featured on OmniFocus.com, The Sweet Setup, and the popular YouTube channel Keep Productive. Listen to this podcast episode to learn more about me.

I'm also into bouldering, scuba diving, the Philadelphia Eagles, F1, veganism, and escape rooms.

Plus, some bonuses

Did I mention that the course includes two bonuses? The first is a weekly review cheat sheet. The second is a course summary in PDF format. You'll get access to these bonuses right away when you enroll in the course.

Bonus: weekly review cheat sheet

This cheat sheet will help you be on top of your projects. It has step-by-step instructions for reviewing your projects. By following these steps, you can trust that nothing will slip through the cracks.

Bonus: course summary PDF

After you finish the course, you can refer back to the summary to refresh your memory of what you've learned. And you can remind yourself of the Things 3 best practices we'll have covered.

Full video transcripts and subtitles

I want to make it as easy as possible for you to follow along with the course, so all lessons come with full video transcripts and subtitles.

FAQ

Is this course for me?

If you want to learn a simple Things 3 workflow you can trust, to get organized and be more productive, this course is for you.

If you are already an advanced Things 3 user, this course is probably not for you.

What’s your refund policy?

I do not offer refunds.

All my courses, including Organize Your Life with Things 3, come with a strict no refunds policy.

I want you to have “skin in the game”. Please enroll because you are committed to applying the lessons to create real, positive changes in your life. I want you to get the best results—and you’ll get the best results if you enroll with a genuine commitment.

To buy this course without a money-back guarantee, you must trust yourself to follow through and trust me. If you’re not sure, or if you need a money-back guarantee to be convinced, then I suggest you enjoy my free material here and on YouTube.

Note that when you enroll, you can repeat this course as often as you like, for years to come. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to extract abundant value from your investment.

So, are you in?

How much time does the course take to complete?

You'll be up and running with this workflow in an afternoon or two.

How long will I have access to the course?

Forever!  

Other sites may require you to keep a monthly subscription, but for this course, you pay once and you get lifetime access.

You'll also have access to course updates and new lessons.

When does the course start and finish?

This course is self-paced, so you can start it whenever you like and take as long as you need.

What if I need to use a Windows PC at work?

If you use Apple devices at home, but you use a PC at work, you can still use Things and you'll still get a lot out of the system you'll learn in this course.

In this case, I recommend that you bring your Macbook or your iPad to work. Simply use Things on your laptop/tablet and do the work on your PC. 

Do I need to buy Things before taking the course?

Nope! Download Things from the Cultured Code website or from the Mac App Store and you'll get a 15-day free trial. That's plenty of time to take this course and learn the workflow.

What if I have more questions?

Just email me at peter@peterakkies.net and I'll do my best to respond quickly.

Not convinced? Get the free weekly review cheat sheet

Regularly reviewing your projects is the best way to get back on track. Get my free weekly review cheat sheet to learn how.
Get the free cheat sheet