5 (+15) Websites To Help You Boost Your Productivity

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….

Here are

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

 

Asianefficiency

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:

  1. Crisp, fresh articles on the hacking mindset to be a leader.
  2. Concise and in-depth look into apps and tools related to productivity
  3. Step by step methods to learn and use productivity techniques, tips, and tricks for high efficiency.

Must Reads:

  1. Write It Down, Make It Happen
  2. The Inevitability Mindset: How to Achieve Anything You Want Without Willpower

2. BEYOND THE TO DO LIST

 

Beyond the todo 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:

  1. Tips and strategies as implemented by people and the success/fail story.
  2. To do’s and To don’ts based on practical experiments and deduced facts.

Must Listens:

  1. Sleep: Erik Fisher on Chronotypes, Screens, Exercise and more – BTTDL159
  2. Failure: Alli Worthington shares how failure often primes the pump for success – BTTDL018

3. GET ORGANIZED WIZARD

 

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:

  1. Quick organizing tips for multiple areas in life like home, office, etc.
  2. Methods and mindsets on de-cluttering and the results de-cluttering have on your mind.

Must Reads:

  1. How to get your groove back then you can get organized 
  2. How much decluttering can you do in 10 minutes

4. SKETCHNOTE ARMY

 

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:

  1. Articles by real people on real stuff in their Doodling Language.
  2. All the Staff Picks section on the archives page.

Must Reads:

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

 

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:

  1. Ideas which are unconventional and even revolutionary. And how you can implement them in your thinking.
  2. 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.

Must Listens:

  1. Why 96 Percent of Personal Development Efforts Fail
  2. 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:

  1. Barking Up The Wrong Tree
  2. Michael Hyatt
  3. Scoro
  4. Zen Habits
  5. James Clear
  6. Unsettle
  7. The Muse
  8. 99U
  9. Farnam Blog
  10. Marc and Angel
  11. Jonathan Fields
  12. Mark Manson 
  13. Marie Forleo 
  14. Unclutterer 
  15. 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 and I would love to connect with you there.

39 Comments

  1. Wow! Such a helpful post! Bookmarked it because there are way too many sources in it!!!

  2. This post is very helpful! Thanks for sharing these amazing links with us. I think this is the time for me to be super productive and I think your blog have the tools which I need! Thank you Ankit! You did a amazing job!

  3. Such a large list of productivity resources. It’s gonna take me awhile to get through all of this, but I will, and hopefully, I can learn from them.

  4. Will save this post for reference. I am not very techy so this is helpful. Thank you for a great post.

  5. It is super important to keep on track. If you ever lose focus, it can be hard to get back on track. but with these reference sites to help boos your producitivty I am sure it will help you keep focused.

    • Hi Lindsey,
      Yea the purpose was to keep a list of reference sites and sources I can use to research more about productivity. But if it helps my readers too, then nothing is better then that.
      Ankit

  6. Ever since I launched my business I have been making sure to stick to the schedule that I’ve made for myself. It’s important to be productive especially when you have a business to run. These websites are amazing.

  7. I think these websites are worth the visit. There are days wherein you feel a little less energized to do anything that needs to be done and that’s how these sites can help.

  8. Thank you for this blog post. I bookmarked this page so I can come back to it. Want to look more into the sites you mentioned. I need all the help I can find to stay productive and organized 😉

    • Hi Kimberly,
      I am glad you found the post useful. Incidentally, you should also bookmark my blog since it is about productivity too. You are going to find some amazing content in coming months.
      Thanks
      Ankit

  9. This is such a great list! Excited to check out a few that you mentioned. Have you heard of pomodoro technique? I feel like it would go well with this list.

    • Hi Rebecca,
      Yes I have heard of it and I have also mentioned it in two other posts. I am currently doing a bit of experimenting on the Pomodoro technique to make it useable in wider areas.Keep in touch to know more about it.
      Ankit

  10. Exactly what i was looking for, thank you for sharing.

  11. What a post! Bookmarking for later so I can go back through each link. At first glance I’m excited to listen to the Beyond the To-Do List podcast. Every afternoon when I go out for a walk .. I listen to them and learn something new!

  12. I better get busy, I have not heard about any of them. Wow, where have I been! And I am really in the need of getting back into the groove of things, after moving, and then getting sick right after that. Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. I am constantly looking for more ways to be productive. This is a great list of resources!

  14. That reminds me of “Seven Habits by Stephen Covey”..Good tips and useful resources. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Micheal Hyat is one I use myself and it has proven a successful form of productivity. I like the sound of Sketchnote army, I will let you know how I get on with it x

  16. Ooh! This list is so helpful-thx! I love podcasts. I will definitely be checking out the unmistakable creative!

  17. I have never thought of this before. This is something different I have ever thought. Great tips and information, I want to learn more about it.

  18. Very informative….keep up the good work

  19. This is super helpful, Ankit! Thanks for sharing these with us. I think as a society we want to be super humans and super productive and although it’s great to have so many tools it can be hard to narrow it down and find what is right for you. Great job!

    Best,
    Rebecca

    • Hi Rebecca,
      That is the core purpose of foraying into the field of productivity. I want to make it as simple and accessible to people around the world as is drinking a glass of water ( it’s a bad analogy but you get the gist).
      Thanks for taking out time to read.

  20. Great tips and sites. Thanks for the recommendations. I’m not very techy but found the above really informative

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