Have you ever wished that you had juuuuust a little bit more time in the day.
And that you are bored hearing that successful-people-have-the-same-hours-in-day that you have but still achieve wayyy more.
So what do you do next?
You turn on the internet and type in “How to Improve Productivity ?“. And Google fills up pages and pages of websites on this topic.
Oh no!! Now you will have to skim so many websites only to lose interest in confusion and start a YouTube video on cats. (come on, who doesn’t love to watch cat videos? )
Have no Fear, ThoughtOSaur is Here, to the rescue….
5 (+15) Websites To Help You Boost Your Productivity
And What You Can Learn From Them.
This was the scenario that happened to me on 14th December 2014. I made a list of 70+ websites/books/other resources and started gobbling them up. I have been researching on this topic for last 3.5 years now, reading, experimenting and implementing.
Here’s a list of 5 resources that stood out and have something different to offer.
(+15 more gets special mentions at the end of the article.)
1. ASIAN EFFICIENCY
When you start searching for the topic Productivity, one of the first sites you land on is Asianefficiency.com. And stay on it lapping up all the excellent material.
Thanh Pham, the Asian behind the AsianEfficiency, states in his terms:
“Our goal is to show you how to make positive changes and live a better, stress-free, productive life.”
What To Look For:
- Crisp, fresh articles on the hacking mindset to be a leader.
- Concise and in-depth look into apps and tools related to productivity
- Step by step methods to learn and use productivity techniques, tips, and tricks for high efficiency.
2. BEYOND THE TO DO LIST
OK, I admit that I lied. This one is a Podcast and not a website. But an excellent source for giving you things to ponder on and apply the tips practically. Eric J Fisher, the host of the podcast, makes sure that you get the best of the people discussing the best of the topics related to productivity. The episodes can get as real and informative as can be. You get to hear strategies implemented, experimented and even failed at times. Every episode gives you a boost in upping your game of productive working.
What To Listen For:
- Tips and strategies as implemented by people and the success/fail story.
- To do’s and To don’ts based on practical experiments and deduced facts.
- Sleep: Erik Fisher on Chronotypes, Screens, Exercise and more – BTTDL159
- Failure: Alli Worthington shares how failure often primes the pump for success – BTTDL018
3. GET ORGANIZED WIZARD
Started with Michelle Connolly‘s first post on July 25, 2008. The team expanded with Kylie Browne‘s (her Community Manager) first post on February 5, 2014. From then to the present day, the blog’s evolution has been phenomenal. The one topic that most productivity blogs do not think of covering: organizing and managing the physical side of the life.
It’s been my only go to source to read about organizing closets, de-cluttering home and doing it in the most efficient way. The freebies are excellent, and the paid ebooks are totally worth the money. As creative persons, sometimes cleaning and organizing stuff around helps overcome the overwhelm attached with the hustle.
What To Look For:
- Quick organizing tips for multiple areas in life like home, office, etc.
- Methods and mindsets on de-cluttering and the results de-cluttering have on your mind.
- How to get your groove back then you can get organized
- How much decluttering can you do in 10 minutes
4. SKETCHNOTE ARMY
This one is one of my personal favorites. And this is a different one from any other productivity blog. Because it focuses on one small yet very very powerful productivity trick. Making VISUAL NOTES or as called: Purposeful Doodles.
Mike Rohde has ensured that no method is left uncovered in the world of doodling on the path to productive note taking. How’s and why’s and where’s, everything thing is covered in this package.
Oh, and the best part is the examples. You can find hundreds of doodles created by people from around the globe.
What To Look For:
- Articles by real people on real stuff in their Doodling Language.
- All the Staff Picks section on the archives page.
It is so very difficult to pick a favorite among the posts on this website. Just go and explore. you will love each and every Purposeful Doodle on this website.
5. UNMISTAKEABLE CREATIVE
There are times when you are reading or listening to something, and you don’t have words to describe it. And all you do is sit there and take notes.
These are the kind of discussions Srinivas Rao ( Srini for short) brings in his podcast. Srini and his team searches and brings people to the podcast who are instigators. Who have gone against the norm and started something mind blowing. Like I said you won’t have words to describe the feeling this podcast evokes.
What To Listen For:
- Ideas which are unconventional and even revolutionary. And how you can implement them in your thinking.
- All the productivity episodes. The similarities AND the differences in the ideas here and traditional concepts are phenomenal. You will understand what I am talking about once you start listening to the episodes.
- Why 96 Percent of Personal Development Efforts Fail
- Building Unshakable Mental Toughness with Graham Betchart
So these are my primary source of information and inspiration to move in the right direction while researching on this topic.
These five are not the only sources to go to read about Productivity.
Here are 15 more websites you can follow and learn to improve your productivity:
- Barking Up The Wrong Tree
- Michael Hyatt
- Zen Habits
- James Clear
- The Muse
- Farnam Blog
- Marc and Angel
- Jonathan Fields
- Mark Manson
- Marie Forleo
- Dumb Little Man
Make no mistake of thinking that these are in any way less important than the 5 mentioned above. If you are even 1% interested in taking that step towards improving your productivity and achieve everything you desire for, I suggest you take look at these websites… and get hooked to them.
Do you think I have missed any other Website or Podcast that can benefit people looking forward to increase their productivity?
Let me know in the comments below.
Or you can choose to send me a tweet Tweet to @thoughtosaur and I would love to connect with you there.