Productivity tips are only valuable if you use them. Here are some tips to use

February 6, 2008 by Jared Goralnick

It’s interesting that we can be excited about discovering the most productive ways to do things…regardless of the impact it has on our productivity. It’s like hearing the secret to a magic trick–just because we’ve found it out doesn’t mean we can now pull it off on our own. It takes a little patience and practice. With that in mind I’m not going to give you another tip for you to gloss over, but instead invite you to look at some articles that have influenced me, some helpful tips from others, and some that I’m most proud of sharing–all of which can help you out.

Some influential reads/views:

Some great lists of tips:

  • Steve Pavlina’s 33 productivity tips (there are 66 more on the bottom of the page)
  • Dave Cheong’s 18 ways to stay focused at work
  • Chrono Cr@cker’s keyboard tips for “life without a mouse” [update, this article has been removed so I killed the link; thanks for the heads up, Amelia!]

Some of my best tricks:

If you have any links to resources that you feel would be helpful, please do share them below.

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2 Responses to “Productivity tips are only valuable if you use them. Here are some tips to use”


  1. Mark Hurst

    You might also consider reading “Bit Literacy” –

  2. Jared Goralnick

    I’ve bought the book and recommended it to others :). We actually talked about this via email a while ago! Keep up the good work with the Uncle Mark guides, which I recommend to many people every year, as well.

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