Getting Things Done: The productivity technique. If you read one book, read this one. You will learn how to deal with all the stuff around you without being overwhelmed.
Atomic Habits set you up for success.
Pomodoro Technique: 25 minutes of uninterrupted work. Then a five minute break and back to work.
Envelope Budgeting to manage your finances.
How a password changed my life: How often do you type your password? What if it would remind you of your goal?
Take a Nap! Change your life: Taking a nap works better (and is healthier) than drinking coffee.
Things for managing tasks and projects.
You Need A Budget to keep track of your money.
Hey to fix e-mail.
Fitbod for working out.
The Best Productivity Apps for Mac: My list of small but essential helpers.
Lights: The dashboard of your life. (Notion template)
Twist as a deep-work focused Slack alternative that supports you rather than distracting you.
Krisp to remove background noises so you can have a call next to a construction site without anyone noticing.
Meeter to quickly join meetings across different accounts without having to manually switch them.
Morgan Eua does a great job introducing Niklas Luhmann’s Zettelkasten method for personal knowledge management.
In follow-up videos with easy to understand examples she details how she implements a Zettelkasten in Obsidian.
For a more comprehensive overview, check Sönke Ahrens’ book How to Take Smart Notes.
Haruki Murakami’s What I Talk About When I Talk About Running inspired Cal Newport’s theory of deep work. Newport explains:
Against the advice of nearly everybody, he sold his bar, and moved to Narashino, a small town in the largely rural Chiba Prefecture. He began going to bed when it got dark and waking up with the first light. His only job was to sit at a desk each morning and write. His books became longer, more complex, more story driven. He discovered what became his signature style.