Productivity for all of us, and in particular for the entrepreneur who works for him or herself, is vital. There’s only so many hours in the day, so getting the most out of all of them is something we should all aspire to.
The following are some of the very best productivity blogs out there that’ll fill you with enthusiasm and have you rocking the heck out of every single minute!
1. Zen Habits
D’you know, unless you can cultivate a life and work style that allows you time to think, then how on earth can you be truly productive. Mindfulness website, Zen Habits, is all about clearing out the clutter so you can concentrate on what’s important.
And, let’s be honest, isn’t that what being productive is all about?
2. Workin’ It
Workin’ it is a kinda ‘big ticket’ item that has a pretty large team behind all the advice provided. It’s a little different from many of the other productivity blogs in our list, in that it has a number of people providing the articles and advice here, rather than the more individual approach found on the others.
But don’t let that put you off, because it’s jam packed full of great advice, particularly for those who’re looking for ways to increase the productivity of a team.
3. Barking Up The Wrong Tree
The name on it’s own is pretty cool. But when you realize that this is the blog of one, Eric Barker, it becomes even more awesome!
The Wall Street Times, Time Magazine, and the New York Times are just a few of the publications who’ve featured this science based productivity blog. So if you want to get the inside story on such gems as How To Kill Bad Habits, and How To Avoid Burnout, then Barking Up The Wrong Tree is the place to visit.
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Unsettle is the work of Sarah Peterson whose mission in life is to help everyone who reads her blog to ‘unsettle’ their life to create one that they truly love. This successful entrepreneur shares her own expertise and that of others who’ve made the jump from simply having a J.O.B., to working in a career they love, probably not in the traditional setting, and definitely not conforming to the regular 9-5.
If you’re looking for motivation, tips, and handy hints on how you too can do the same, then head on over to Peterson’s blog. It could, in all seriousness, change your life…!
A play on the famous Thomas Edison quote, ‘Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration’, 99U has the aim of inspiring the creative community. And we have to say, it really does hit the spot. Plenty of great articles are added to virtually on a daily basis, by some of the best minds and entrepreneurs out there.
If you’re looking for inspiration, creativity, and some real ways on how to work smarter, not harder, then take a look. But beware… Because there’s so much information here that it’s going to be hard to shut down the page. The savvy sign up to the newsletter to get the best of the best on a weekly basis, rather than scrolling randomly through the massive database that’s available.
6. Farnam Street
Farnam Street is the intellectual’s productivity blog. Here you can expect some top quality articles, all well researched and referring to the latest data, on such topics as mental models, learning, decision making, and – of course, all aimed at improving productivity.
Featured in loads of top publications, such as Forbes, The Business Insider, and the Wall Street Journal, this blog run by Canadian, Shane Parish, is now globally recognized by the street smart entrepreneur and business person. Well worth spending a few minutes of your time on.
7. Science of Us
If you’re interested in the Science of Productivity, then this is the blog for you. The scope of the articles on here is so wide it’s almost mind boggling. But the seemingly random subjects all have one thing in common – and that’s showing you exactly why the 21st century – with all it’s ‘time saving’ gadgets – is actually one that’s preventing us from being as productive as we should be.
We love the journalistic feel of the articles featured on Science of Us – and it’s a great blog to dip in and out of whenever you have a spare 5 minutes.
Unclutterer is, as the name suggests, dedicated to helping you declutter your life – both mentally and physically, and live a more productive life. And whilst you might think it’s only for those who’re hopelessly disorganized, rest assured that no matter how tight you think you have a handle on things, you’re sure to find something of use here.
9. Pick the Brain
Another one for those who love the science stuff, Pick the Brain is a combination of self improvement articles and the improvement of personal productivity. The websites grown massively since its inception in 2006, and is now regularly read by hundreds of thousands of people around the globe.
10. Mark Manson
OK, so we’ll forgive him the boring blog name (but hey, it worked for Tim Ferris, so who’re we to judge?). Mark Manson, of the blog of the same name, writes refreshingly different personal development and productivity articles that he regularly publishes on his blog.
If you’re getting a bit jaded of the ‘same old, same old’ that tends to be rehashed out by all the ‘productivity experts’ out there, then Manson might just have what you’re looking for.