September 8, 2021

The Best Productivity Hacks of All Time

Ali Abdaal
Visit or text aliabdaal to 500-500 (USA) and start listening with a 30-day Audible trial and your first audiobook. In this video I'll be ranking all the productivity techniques using the standard tier list system. ๐Ÿ‘‰ Get my Productivity Techniques summaries: Shoutout to @Matt D'Avella for the 2-day rule :) 00:00 Intro 00:54 Pomodoro Technique 01:38 Delegating 02:16 The two minute rule 03:00 The two day rule 04:06 Time blocking 05:00 The five minute rule 05:49 Systems 08:08 Daily highlight 08:49 Batching 09:15 Color coding 09:32 To-do lists 10:13 Consuming content at 2x speed 12:26 Deadlines 13:20 Eisenhower Matrix 13:52 Goals 14:31 Enjoying the journey MY FREE ONLINE COURSES: ๐Ÿš€ Productivity Masterclass - Principles and Tools to Boost Your Productivity - ๐ŸŽฌ Video Editing with Final Cut Pro X - From Beginner to YouTuber - ๐ŸŽ“ How to Study for Exams - An Evidence-Based Masterclass - PART-TIME YOUTUBER ACADEMY: ๐Ÿฟ My 6-week live online course - MY FAVOURITE GEAR: ๐ŸŽฅ My YouTube Camera Gear - โŒจ๏ธ My Keyboard - Wireless Coral mechanical keyboard (Cherry Blue) - ๐Ÿ“ My favourite iPad Screen Protector - Paperlike - ๐ŸŽ’ My Desk Accessories + Todo List - Ugmonk - MY FAVOURITE SOFTWARE: โœ๏ธ The best summaries of books (Shortform) - ๐Ÿ“š How I remember what I read (Readwise) - ๐ŸŽต Where I get my Music (amazing for YouTubers) - ๐ŸŽ™ My weekly podcast - My brother and I host a weekly podcast where we discuss happiness, creativity and the human condition. You can find it by searching โ€œNot Overthinkingโ€ on any podcast app (eg: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts etc). BE MY FRIEND: ๐Ÿ’Œ Sign up to my weekly email newsletter - ๐ŸŒ My website / blog - ๐Ÿ“ธ Instagram - ๐Ÿฆ Twitter - ๐ŸŽฎ Twitch - WHO AM I: Iโ€™m Ali, a YouTuber, podcaster, soon-to-be author and ex-Doctor working in London, UK. I make videos that explore the strategies and tools that help us live happier, healthier and more productive lives. I also have a weekly podcast with my brother (, and I write a weekly email newsletter that contains some quick thoughts + links to interesting things ( ๐ŸŒ My website / blog - GET IN TOUCH: If youโ€™d like to talk, Iโ€™d love to hear from you. Tweeting @AliAbdaal directly will be the quickest way to get a response, but if your question is very long, feel free to email me at I try my best to reply to things but there sadly aren't enough hours in the day to respond to everyone ๐Ÿ˜ญ PS: Some of the links in this description are affiliate links that I get a kickback from ๐Ÿ˜œ
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