My Favorite Productivity Hacks Ever
Noah Kagan Presents
Want to get more productive? I’ve tried tons of productivity tips and hacks over the years — and now I’m sharing my favorites. Some of the tips include what typing speed WPM you need to achieve to be productive, how to be more grateful, and accountability check-ins… plus a bunch more Full show notes at https://okdork.com/podcast/99
In this episode
- 00:48 - How can people speed up their computer mouse to improve productivity ?
- 01:10 - How can phones and computers potentially impede productivity?
- 01:31 - What role does typing speed play in productivity ?
- 01:50 - What are the benefits of keyboard shortcuts ?
- 02:08 - What does "bed optimization" refer to ?
- 05:14 - What is the value of an "accountability check-in" scheduled weekly ?
- 05:32 - How can a simple index card help with daily productivity ?
- 06:36 - What is the Stride app ?
- 06:55 - How can daily rituals impact productivity?
- 08:19 - How can Siri be utilized for productivity ?
- 09:02 - Should individuals bring chargers with them when they work at coffee shops, etc. ?
Smash Notes summary for this episode
How can people speed up their computer mouse to improve productivity ?
A mouse or trackpad not set at full speed can really slow down a day, especially for those who work primarily from a computer. To resolve, one should to go to their mouse or trackpad settings and adjust to the highest speed. View this as a funnel. If a mouse/trackpad is slow, every activity dependent on this movement will be slower.
How can phones and computers potentially impede productivity?
If possible, individuals should be using the fastest phones and computers available. Time spent waiting for booting up, loading, etc. is time wasted that is compounded over the course of a year.
What role does typing speed play in productivity ?
If an individual is not typing at at least 80 words per minute (WPM), there is room for improvement. It is possible to think fast and type fast, which allows for time savings throughout the course of a day.
What are the benefits of keyboard shortcuts ?
Shortcuts, especially in gmail or other email servers, can be time savers. Learn shortcuts and use them accordingly.
What does "bed optimization" refer to ?
Sleep should be 8 hours a day and is the foundation of life. If one's bed and sleep habits are not optimized, it can impact a whole day. Air filters can help provide clear air/easier breathing. Try out different pillows until finding one that is suitable. A mattress topper can also add comfort.
What is the value of an "accountability check-in" scheduled weekly ?
A weekly review of the previous week and survey of the upcoming week helps to analyze what worked, what didn't work, and what can be scheduled to improve productivity going forward.
How can a simple index card help with daily productivity ?
A 3x5 card can be used to simply place a daily to-do list on based on the weekly accountability check-in. Write 3-5 tasks on the card and then star the most important item that needs to be completed.
What is the Stride app ?
This app provides reminders of things that need to be completed and helps to set a foundation for each day.
How can daily rituals impact productivity?
Some examples of habits that can help guide each day include reading daily mantras, committing to learning something new, studying another language, drinking plenty of water, taking supplements, and walking at least 5,000 steps per day. Each individual should find what works for them.
How can Siri be utilized for productivity ?
Siri can set daily reminders such as what someone is grateful for, etc. to help keep perspective and stay grounded at the start of each day.