🚀 The Ultimate Guide to Productivity

We all want to be more productive, right? But what does being productive mean and how can we improve our own productivity to live happier, healthier and more efficient lives?

My Free, In-Depth Productivity Class

The best way to learn about my theories about productivity is to take my Productivity Masterclass on Skillshare. If you don't have a Skillshare subscription, you can sign up to a free 2-month trial. You can always cancel your subscription during the trial if you don't want to pay for it, although it's $10/month and a pretty worthwhile thing to subscribe to anyway.

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Parkinson’s Law

March 3, 2019

This week, I met up with a chap called Chris. He’s of the Acute Medicine Consultants at my hospital. Some friends and I are working with him on a Quality Improvement Project to improve the way junior doctors at my hospital respond to cardiac arrests. We shared our thoughts about how to analyse the data, and discussed […]

Keystone Habits

February 17, 2019

In Atomic Habits James Clear writes about Keystone Habits – small choices that lead to a cascade of other actions. For example, when he and his wife get home from work, they either (a) immediately change into their gym kit, or (b) sit on the sofa. Their evening changes based on this decision. If they change into […]

When my to-do list piles up, I use this productivity trick

February 3, 2019

At the start of this week, I found myself feeling a little overwhelmed. I’d been on holiday over the Christmas period, and on returning to the UK I had two back-to-back weeks of 13-hour shifts at the hospital. In that time, various things had piled up in my email inbox and my to-do list. To […]

You should get a Kindle

December 9, 2018

If there’s one thing I’d recommend you buy/request as a gift over the Christmas period (or anytime really), it’s an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite. This is not a sponsored post (I wish) but does include some affiliate links as usual 😉 Here are some reasons why you should get a Kindle. (1) It massively reduces the friction […]

Force yourself to start

September 23, 2018

If you want to start something, don’t wait, just start. Writing a personal statement or an essay? Great, just start typing and force yourself to write something. It doesn’t matter if it sucks, because you can always edit it later, but you need to write something. Want to start a blog? Great, start writing your […]

What pencil do you use?

August 20, 2018

You’ve probably heard of Stephen King. He’s like, the world’s most best-selling author of all time. He apparently attends lots of writers conferences where he does Q&As. Sometimes, a young, well-intentioned, budding new writer asks the question “Mr King, what pencil do you use?”

My Productivity Videos

Lots of my videos are generally themed around productivity. Here's a selection of some of the most popular ones.

The Productivity Equation
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How I Type REALLY Fast (156 Words per Minute)
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My Ultimate Guide to Productivity

And if you want to get up to speed with my productivity guides, check out the below.

✏️ How-to Guides

How to stop Procrastinating

How to take smart notes

The 2 minute productivity rule

When my to-do list piles up, I do this

Time management

📚 Books I've enjoyed

Book Notes - Atomic Habits by James Clear

Book Notes - The Magic of Thinking Big by David Swartz

💁 Cheeky Tips

The Inbox for your Brain

The Power of Project Lists

Motivation is a Myth

You might also find my tech section handy - I list all my favourite gear there and there's a big focus on how you can use tech to be more productive, as well as my apps page where I share all of my favourites.