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My Goals Report – March 2021 Update

📔 Journal

March 3, 2021

This is the (new) monthly series where I update this public journal about the various goals I’m working towards.

My New Public Journal

📔 Journal

March 2, 2021

Hey friends, So now that my team and I are taking this website more seriously, and now that I’ve decided that being a writer is a dream of mine, I’m starting this public journal. I do a reasonable amount of writing privately (thanks to Morning Pages, Roam Research and the Day One app), but one of my […]

The Art of Reading More Effectively and Efficiently

🎓 Studying

February 26, 2021

It might seem odd to have a blog post devoted entirely to reading more effectively. After all, if you’re reading this, chances are you can read. But reading effectively and efficiently is its own skill – one that we’re never really taught how to do. Throughout our academic life, we’re programmed to believe that effective […]

The Ultimate Guide To Studying For Exams

🎓 Studying

February 22, 2021

How NOT To Study for Exams Rereading The Futility of Rereading Highlighting Textbooks Aren’t Colouring Books Bad Notetaking When Extra Work Doesn’t Produce Better Results When was the last time you were taught how to study? We have lessons on a whole a range of subjects but we rarely, if ever, see ‘Studying’ as a […]

Ali’s Book Journey – Issue #1

✍️ Writing

January 16, 2021

Hey friends, Thanks for joining the journey as I write a book about meaningful productivity. This is going to be fun 🙂 📘 Book Update I’ve got the publishing deal with Penguin Random House (UK). We’re working on finalising the book proposal to send the US publishers as well to try and get a US + […]

How To Stop Procrastinating

🔥 Habits

October 14, 2020

“Tomorrow – A mystical land where 99% of all human productivity, motivation and achievement are stored” Regardless of how many productivity books we’ve bought (and haven’t read) or how many motivational videos we’ve watched (and never acted upon), we all struggle at some point during our lives with the productivity plague of the modern era […]

How to Study for Exams – An Evidence-Based Masterclass

🎓 Studying

September 22, 2020

Being able to study efficiently and effectively is a superpower. As students, it boost our grades, reduces our stress levels and frees up our time to do more interesting things. But we’re never taught how to do it. Most of us rely on ‘intuitive’ techniques like rereading, note-taking, summarising and highlighting to get through our […]

The MD Leather Notebook Cover

✍️ Writing

June 21, 2020

This was a joke that went too far. But since we’re all playing along, we might as well do something useful from it. I’ve teamed up with Will Hodges, a bespoke goods leatherworker from Cambridge, to design these fancy-ass notebook covers that perfectly fit the Leuchtturm 1917 A5 notebooks (my favourite). If you want one, they’re […]

Video Editing with Final Cut Pro X – From Beginner to YouTuber

🎬 YouTube

June 21, 2020

In this class, you’ll learn everything you need to get started with Final Cut Pro, and how to take your editing to the next level. We’ll work together to create a YouTube-style video following a 3-part workflow. Video Editing with Final Cut Pro X – From Beginner to YouTuber | Ali Abdaal | Skillshare Video […]

Learn Anything with Flashcards – The Ultimate Guide to Anki

🎓 Studying

June 20, 2020

Learn Anything With Flashcards – The Ultimate Guide To Anki | Ali Abdaal | Skillshare Learn Anything With Flashcards – The Ultimate Guide To AnkiFinding the right tools and techniques for learning is difficult. We've all spent time at some poi… Skillshare Finding the right tools and techniques for learning is difficult. We’ve all spent […]