Whether you consider yourself to be high-tech, low-tech or no-tech, this book is guaranteed to teach you something you didn’t know about how to more effectively use your tools and, ultimately, your time.
One would think that those of us who make a living focusing on the productivity of others would be experts when it comes to our own productivity. But even productivity experts can use a little bit of help when it comes to maximizing individual operational efficiency and getting WISE about our personal Workforce.
I just finished reading the book “Lifehacker: The Guide to Working Smarter, Faster, and Better” by Adam Pash and Gina Trapani. Instead of waxing poetic about all the things I love about this book, let me just make a bold statement: you gotta get this book.
Admittedly, there are many more tips and tricks (a.k.a. “hacks”) in here than I will ever use (for example, I won’t be setting up a personal VPN anytime soon). But the couple of hacks I have implemented have already been more than worth the price of the book.
Here are a few of my favorites:
- Hack 1: Empty Your Inbox (and Keep it Empty)
- Hack 11: Organize Your Documents Folder
- Hack 14: Instantly Recall Any Number of Passwords
- Hack 25: Make Your To-Do List Doable
- Hack 34: Take Great Notes
- Hack 62: Automatically Clean Up Your PC/Mac
- Hack 81: Set Up One Phone Number to Rule Them All
- Hack 86: Make Your “Dumb” Phone Smarter via Text Message