Life Designer's Toolkit
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Evernote is my go-to note-taking app. I use it to capture my fleeting thoughts, keep personal documents, and write notes from books or courses. The best part is that even when I write notes on paper, I can scan the page from Evernote mobile app and the text magically becomes searchable! That means when I search Evernote, it also detects and searches through my written notes. Alternative: OneNote
Brave is a web browser that’s on a mission to fix the web. They’re safer, faster and more private than normal browsers. The best part is that migrating from other browsers is super easy and you can even use Chrome extensions on Brave. When you use Brave, you also support this blog without paying anything!
TRACKTION Planner is the best daily productivity planner I’ve ever seen. It not only helps you take care of the daily priorities, but it also manages your entire life. If you want to get organzied and balanced in each area of your life, get this planner now! Alternative: Best Self Related: TRACKTION Masterclass
While [email protected] provides music to help you focus, you may prefer “brainwave sounds” that can help you match brain frequencies to get you focused, calm and energetic among other mental states Brainwave Shots provides. Give it a try by getting their free samples. It helps a lot personally as I use it often when I feel unfocused. Alternatives: Nitro Focus and Brain Salon
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50 bestselling experts reveal their best strategies for getting things done and achieving peak work performance. You can attend the online summit for free and get peak work performance playbook as a bonus when you register for the event. Related: TRACKTION Masterclass and The Ultimate Productivity Bundle
Health Optimization Tools
If you work on a computer, you NEED this. The blue light that comes out from the screen not only harms your vision, it also interrupts your circadian rhythm which gives rise to sleep problems. Then, sleep problems give rise to chronic diseases you want to stay miles away from. So trust me on this and get IRIS. Alternatives: f.lux and Twilight (for android). Related: Blue Light Blocking Glasses
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While there are a lot of calorie-tracking apps out there, Cronometer is by far my favorite one. Besides tracking your macronutrient profile, it gives you details about micronutrients so you can find out if you’re eating a nutrient-rich diet. You may be surprised to find out the deficiencies you can fix.
If you want to reap the benefits of strength training, Fitbod makes it super easy for any person (beginner to advanced) to get personalized workout routines and recommendations. Save your time and decision-making energy while getting massive gains!
If there’s one ‘life hack’ that you’re looking for then it’s getting better sleep. Your body recovers during sleep and it’s crucial to get a good sleep for high performance and focus. Use Sleep Cycle to track your sleep so you can work on improving it. I’ve noticed that my deep sleep (which is crucial for recovery) has improved in the past few months.
Deep sleep is critical for longevity, night sweats, performance and recovery. Without it, your health, productivity, mood and so on will suffer. chiliPAD is the ultimate cooling mattress pad you’ll need for optimizing the temperature of the mattress for deep sleep. Try it risk-free for up to 90 days!
Lifelong Learning Tools
Blinkist is my number one resource for reading or listening to book summaries. It’s impossible to read every good book. So, the best way to accelerate your learning is to consume the biggest ideas from the books in in-depth book summaries. The best part – they provide one book summary daily for free! Alternatives: Instaread, 12min, getabstract, readingraphics, flashnotes and habitcoach.
Skillshare is an online course platform where you’ll find courses on almost any skill. It covers courses on creativity, business, lifestyle, and technology so no matter what new skill you want to learn, Skillshare got you covered. Through my link, you get 2 months of Skillshare premium for free.
Going to a college just for education is a thing of a past. Coursera has 1600+ online courses from top universities and companies that you can take from home. It will not only help you transform your career and master skills, but it will also give a degree upon completion. Alternatives: Future Learn and edX
Udemy is like a flea market of online courses. You get amazing courses at extremely low prices on wide range of topics. Choose what you want to learn, pick the courses you like and add them to your cart. Once you make the purchase, the courses are yours to keep for the lifetime. Alternative: Bit Degree
CreativeLive is the place where experts give live classes on life, money, business, and all kinds of creative skills. You can watch classes airing live 24/7 for FREE. OR you can access them anytime if you buy a class. OR you can get a creator pass to access all classes anytime! Alternative: Masterclass
You know how crucial it is to read books. But the problem is that you may not have time to read books in your busy life. That’s where audible comes in where you can listen to audiobooks while commuting, cleaning, eating, cooking, walking, or doing any passive activity. Get a free month and two free audiobooks of your choice at Audible.
Physical books occupy a lot of space and weight. I love reading physical books but I don’t always buy them because there’s just so many books out there. The solution is to get a Kindle Paperwhite that is like your personal library without the hassle of owning physical books. I love that the Kindle’s screen has no glare, so it acts like paper.
If you’re like me, you spend a lot of time in front of a computer. While I love reading articles, sometimes, it’s just too much for my eyes to stare at the screen. Then, I use TTS Reader to listen to the articles. You can also use it to “speed read” articles as two inputs (reading and listening) enhances your focus and reading speed.
If you want to save all your highlights from ebooks and articles you read, Readwise is the #1 tool to revisit your highlights in one place so you don’t have to go through each book or article separately. You can tag, search, organize and make notes so you can remember what you read using the power of spaced repetition and active recall.
If you’re a lifelong learner like me, you need to learn how to learn so you can 3X your learning speed and comprehend more than ever before. This course has saved me loads of time and made me SuperLearner! I even got a SuperLearner certificate upon completion. Check out SuperLearner Academy and get 4 videos for free! Simiar: Raising SuperLearners, SuperLearner Memory
Personal Growth and Success Tools
If you’re a personal growth lover and are looking for a “Netflix of self-improvement”, joining the SuperHuman Squad is the way to go. You can get their individual courses like Ultimate Advantage, Speed Demon Productivity, Digital Zen, Meaningful Life & Happiness, SuperHuman, Passive Income Powerhouse…or you can get all of them when you join the squad! Alternative: Optimize.me
Emotional Mastery is an online course (by yours truly) to raise your emotional intelligence and master your emotions so you can thrive in work, life and relationships. Everything starts and happens in your mind. So if you can learn to master your emotions, you can overcome anything in life!
Blogging, Business and Branding Tools
If you chose WordPress as your platform, you need a reliable hosting. When I started my website, I deeply researched different hostings out there. Finally, I went with SiteGround and I don’t regret it at all. It’s cheap, it’s fast, and it’s safe. And their customer support is remarkable. I’ve never rated their customer service below 5 stars. Alternative: Bluehost
Normally, you’d need technical knowledge to further customize your WordPress site, or you’d settle with rules set by your theme creator. But now, you have the freedom to customize your website the way you want with Elementor page builder. You can just drag and drop and come up with a unique style for your website.
Next, you need a way to build your email list. If you’re just getting started, you don’t need to pay a huge amount of money to more advanced email marketing software. Like me, you can start with MailerLite which is affordable and comes with all the features you may need at the beginning. Alternatives: ConvertKit
AWAI is the number one place to learn copywriting from anywhere in the world if you have internet. It not only teaches you how to write to sell, but it also teaches you how to turn it into a business to get high-paying clients and make money online. Related & Alternatives: K Money Mastery, 24-Hour Book, How To Write A Book and 6-Figure Speaking
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