Organize Your Life
with Things 3

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Feeling overwhelmed? Not as productive as you could be?

If you wish you could use Things 3 to get organized, but you haven’t found a system that works for you, you’re in the right place.

In this video course, you’ll learn a Things 3 workflow you can rely on.

Picture this:

  • You feel less stressed because your to-dos and projects are under control.
  • You’re more consistent and reliable because you don’t miss deadlines.
  • You feel proud because you’re doing your most important work.
  • You’ve got a great overview, so you know exactly what to work on next.
  • And nothing slips through the cracks.

Let’s make that happen for you.

Learn a simple workflow you can trust. With real examples and a friendly instructor.
Max Jimenez
“It’s only been a week since I bought Peter’s course and my life hasn’t felt this organized ever.”
Ready to take control of your to-dos?

You have lots of responsibilities—and that’s okay.

Tasks at home. Projects at work. Being there for your friends and family. Staying healthy. Taking care of your finances. It’s a lot.

It’s a lot, but it’s manageable with the right system.

With the right system, you can stay on top of your email. You can consistently get around to your most important tasks. And you can meet your deadlines.

Things 3 can be a great foundation of that system—if you set it up right. And that’s where this course comes in.

In this course, you’ll learn how to:

  • make Things an extension of your brain
  • structure your tasks with Areas and Projects
  • plan your day and your week
  • save time with repeating tasks and project templates
  • execute the #1 most important productivity habit: the weekly review

Of course, you’ll learn lots of specific things too, like when you should use deadlines; how to access the incredibly useful hidden views in Things; and how to use the Someday feature to keep track of tasks that aren’t relevant right now.

Your time is valuable.

You’ll learn exactly what you need—no more and no less. I’ve designed the course to be as efficient as possibly.

You could piece together information on using Things 3 from random places all over the Internet. But how long would that take? And what is your 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!

After completing the course, you’ll:

  • be able to focus better,
  • feel more in control,
  • know exactly what to work on next,
  • save time,
  • and have a productivity system that ensures nothing slips through the cracks.

That’s what learning a Things 3 workflow you can trust will do for you.

Michael Busillo
“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.”
Each video lesson comes with English captions and subtitles in many languages.

30-day money-back guarantee

If you’re not happy with the course, just let me know within 30 days of your purchase and I’ll give you a full refund. No drama, no questions asked.

👆🏻 What one student found after having taken the course.

Option: goal-setting workshop

You can choose to get access to my goal-setting workshop, Translating Your Goals Into Action. The workshop takes a few hours to work through and you’ll walk away with:

What’s more, you get a handy, step-by-step workbook.

Option: personal feedback video from Peter

You can also choose to get personal feedback from me on your Things 3 setup. Here’s how that works:

  1. You enroll in the personal feedback edition of the course.
  2. Within 4 weeks of enrolling, you send me screenshots or a short video (< 5 minutes) of your Things setup.
  3. Within 2 weeks of receiving that, I send you back a personal video with my feedback on your setup, including actionable steps for you to get even more out of Things.

If you’d like to get your Things workflow dialed in as quickly as possible, choose the personal feedback option.

10 modules, 53 lessons

Go at your own pace. Take your time or work through all modules in one sitting. Refer back to the course any time.

Getting your tasks into Things

  • Creating areas for your responsibilities
  • The many ways to add tasks to Things
  • Processing your email with Things

Navigating Things

  • Things keyboard shortcuts
  • Using Quick Find (and some hidden, handy views)
  • Using multiple Things windows

Structuring with projects

  • What is a project?
  • Organizing within projects
  • Sorting your tasks into projects

Working with dates

  • How dates work in Things
  • Repeating to-dos and projects
  • When and how to use deadlines

Planning your days and weeks

  • Planning today
  • Planning ahead
  • Calendar event or Things task?

The weekly review

  • The nine steps to a weekly review
  • Weekly review cheat sheet
  • Scheduling your weekly review

Sorting tasks with tags

  • What tags are for
  • How to use tags in Things
  • Some tags to start with

Saving time with project templates

  • Why project templates will save you time
  • Example templates
  • How to create your own templates

Example use cases

  • Finding calm on a stressful day
  • Keeping track of groceries
  • Processing to-dos after a meeting

Pro Tips

  • What to do instead of tracking goals in Things
  • Building better habits with Things
  • Reference material and Things
Bob Williams
“Had I not taken Peter’s course, Things 3 would be just another app on my phone. In fact the first version got used very little. I hated starting the day without a well defined agenda and the tasks I needed to get done. Now, for the first time in a long time, I’m actually starting to consider myself ‘organized.’ The spillover effect is noticeable too: organizing my office, starting a morning routine, etc.”

This course is for you if:

  • You feel overwhelmed by everything you need to do.
  • You have trouble focusing.
  • You want to learn a system you can trust.
  • You want to learn how to get the most out of Things.
  • You’ve used Things in the past, but have gotten away from it.

This course is not for you if:

  • You’re looking for a magic solution that requires zero effort.
  • You’d rather figure everything out yourself, from scratch. (You can, but it’ll take you much longer.)
  • You want to learn about Things automation.

Your instructor:

Hi, I’m Peter Akkies

After graduating from a top college (Swarthmore, for the curious), I went to work in litigation consulting. I faced a never-ending to-do list and was always involved in many projects simultaneously. I didn’t have much free time.

After a few years, I decided to quit and start my own business. I soon began to teach people how to use task management apps to organize their lives, the way I wished I had when I worked in consulting.

These days, I can’t imagine my life without my to-do system. And I use what I learned as a consultant and in running my own business to help people like you get more organized. I’ll show you how to use the right workflows and systems to be more productive, and feel less overwhelmed.

For an introduction to my productivity philosophy, listen to my appearance on the popular Modern Wisdom podcast, episode 660 (Spotify, YouTube). You can also read more about me or listen to me tell my story on my own (former) podcast.

Anyway, shall we get started?

John Griffith
“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.”
(See more testimonials.)

Frequently-asked questions

What support can I get?

If you get stuck or want to run something by me, just leave a comment on the relevant course lesson.

What’s your refund policy?

If you’re not happy with the course, just let me know within 30 days of your purchase; I’ll give you a full refund, no questions asked.

Do you offer a payment plan?

You might be eligible to pay in installments. At checkout, look for the option to pay with Affirm, Afterpay, or Klarna. I don’t control whether this option is available to you, unfortunately.

Do you have any discounts?

No, I don’t. You can, however, buy this course as part of a bundle, at a lower price than if you were to purchase the courses separately.

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.

I’ve already bought another course on Things. How is this course different?

You won’t only learn where the buttons are in Things (though that is part of the course, too). We will go beyond that: you’ll learn a simple yet effective workflow that you can use, right away, to get stuff done.

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

Do you have an iPad? The Things app for iPad is quite good, too!

What languages are available for video subtitles?

Arabic, Chinese (simplified), French, German, Italian, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, and Turkish. If you need them in a different language, ask me. I might be able to add them; it depends on whether the course platform supports your language.

Can I buy bulk licenses for my team?

Yes, just email me.

Students say…

Elzo Guarnieri
“Your course is great value for money. Your way of explaining was straight forward, clear, easy to follow. I ended up loving things 3 - and I was not a fan before.”
Khalid Salah Meyran
“Peter’s course is fun, useful and has plenty of real-life practical use cases for both personal or work projects.”
Sandra Franklin, Retired Magistrate Judge
“This was such a great course. I thought I knew Things 3 pretty well and just wanted a refresher. WOW! I got so much more than that. I especially appreciated understanding the ‘philosophy’ behind the Areas and When sections. I wasn’t using them effectively at all. And because of that lack of understanding, I never did a good weekly review. So much better, now. Thanks for your clarity and for the depth of this course.”
Angela Marshall
“After taking Peter’s course, I am coming into the new week with so much more clarity.”
Stephen Davanzo
“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.”
Adrian Mack
“I discovered more reliability in the software system. Learned about the unique features of Things 3 that make it stand out. Discovered a simpler system to track tasks and projects. And I discovered more confidence in ‘my’ process with a task manager versus the expectation of the app to do it for me.”
Vivian G.
“Peter’s course completely changed my perspective on how to use Things 3. Nothing comes close to this course in quality and practicality.”
Sharon Wong
“I was surprised by how many things I learned about Things 3 even though I had been using it on and off for years, and following GTD much longer! The pacing of the course felt really natural, more so than GTD books or websites that I’ve read in the past.”
Viktorija Atarinova
“I like Peter’s short, clear videos that give all the necessary information. It’s a very practical course!”
Mat Rhein
“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!”
David Martín-Gálvez
“Peter’s Things 3 course is really good. I like the quality of the recordings; the possibility of activating the subtitles and having transcripts of the videos; and the fact that the course stays up to date with new videos.”
Alison Suell
“Peter’s course is so much more than just a simple ‘How-to set it up’ - he takes you through a workflow. If I had just downloaded Things and started using it, I wouldn’t have been as organized or had a process like I do now having taken Peter’s course - and I would have quickly fallen off of using the app.”
Rick Taylor
“Peter’s course did more than just list the features of Things 3. It taught me how one uses and organizes one’s projects and task lists. Even if I end up using different task manager, I will still consider this course worthwhile, as the principles it taught went beyond one task manager.”
Hugo Castellanos
“Peter’s course accelerated my ramp up on switching from OmniFocus to Things since I didn't have to learn by trial and error.”
Aziz Hamzaev
“I’m recommending Peter’s course to all my friends. This will help them feel peaceful and stay on track with their tasks.”
Holger Ruoss
“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.”
Lucas Repullo
“After taking Peter’s course, my workflow is perfectly organized and I feel that I dominate the tool.”
“I switched from OmniFocus to Things 3. I don’t feel overwhelmed anymore. OmniFocus was harder to use and less attractive/fun. And that was the reason why I nearly stopped using it recent months.”
Mark Hayes
“Peter’s ability to transfer his project management skills in a clear and understandable manner with this simple tool is exceptional.”
Xavi Tribó
“This course is a breakthrough for me unlike anything I've tried before.”

Not convinced? Get my Things 3 cheat sheet.

Things 3 is an incredibly well-designed app. But there are a few things that aren’t intuitive—and Things has some hidden features, too. So I made a handy cheat sheet that you can refer back to. Get the cheat sheet.