Peter Akkies

You‘re probably old enough, but in case you need a reminder…

Published 13 days ago • 1 min read

I don’t know how old you are, but you’re probably old enough to have noticed by now that time moves pretty quickly. Days can feel long, but years tend to feel short. At least, that’s my experience.

Today is March 31, 2024. It’s the final day of Q1. Zooming out a bit, we’re also roughly a quarter of the way through the century, which is nuts for those of us who remember the year 2000. But the numbers don’t lie.

Because I like to use my time well and live in accordance with my values, interests, and goals, I’m going to make make a quarterly plan tomorrow. Join me, in spirit? That way we can all be a bit more intentional.

Watch: Best To-Do List Apps in 2024

There’s an endless supply of to-do list apps. While doing the work is the most important bit of the equation, some apps really can make you more productive. So, which are the best to-do list apps in 2024? Here’s my list:

Listen: conversation with Derek Sivers

What you believe determines how you behave. So imagine believing that everything that happens in your life is your responsibility—could that, counterintuitively, be good for you?

I recently chatted with Derek Sivers, an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and musician. He’s got some provocative views on the topic of beliefs and his reasoning really got me thinking.

We discussed a bunch of other topics, too, including productivity topics, so I think you’ll love listening to this conversation.

Peter Akkies

Productivity Teacher

Hi, I’m Peter from Amsterdam. I’ll help you get organized and be more productive. Every Sunday, I send a productivity-themed newsletter to 9,000 people. Join us!

Read more from Peter Akkies

I’m in Bali at the moment, on a working-remotely trip, and I’m spending a lot of my time at a coworking space. What do I mean by a coworking space? It’s a building with a public café as well as members-only spaces. The members-only spaces come in a variety of flavors, from “you can talk as much as you want here” to “be really quiet please”. There are focus rooms for taking calls, some meetings rooms, and even a video recording studio. It’s a great space! The main area looks like this:...

5 days ago • 2 min read

Using the right app to manage your to-dos and projects can be life-changing. But what’s the best to-do list app? Here’s my list, depending on your needs: Best for Managing Personal and Team Tasks Together: Todoist Pros: Lightweight Syncs with Google Calendar and integrates with other calendar apps like Fantastical View your lists in whatever way you like: list, (kanban) board, calendar Slice and dice your to-dos with customizable filters Attach files and comment to tasks Use it for your...

20 days ago • 4 min read

It’s the easiest thing to forget yet perhaps the most important thing to remember: Life is happening right here, right now! I’ve always been very good at looking to the future. I save for retirement, I floss twice daily, I maintain my friendships, and so on. I’m very aware that I might live to be 80 or even older and some of my choices now will affect my happiness later in life. This is probably also why I am into “productivity” and “goal-setting”, those nebulous yet important concepts. Maybe...

27 days ago • 2 min read
Share this post