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Help Me Help You Become More Productive

CreaDev Labs is a brand new website, being only about a month or so old, so I’m still very much in the early stages of figuring out exactly what the site is going to be. I’ve been experimenting with different kinds of content, and I’ve received some feedback on things people like, but I’m still struggling to find what it is that will truly make my content unique. A couple questions I have on my mind are, “What kinds of resources can I create that will be most helpful to people?” and “What will make people want to keep coming back?”

Ultimately my goal is to help others to build out their own personal productivity systems, thus enabling them to achieve their life’s goals. So the first question I should probably ask is, “What are the biggest struggles and pain points people have when trying to be more productive?” And then the question, “What resources can I create to help relieve those pain points?”

If you have any thoughts or feedback on these questions, I’d love to hear from you. Please shoot me an email at brennan@creadevlabs.com or send me a message over on LinkedIn. Your comments will be greatly appreciated!

Tip of the Week

Experiment, experiment, experiment! The only way to find out what helps you to be more productive is to try things out. It takes time and it takes effort, but the more variety of things you try, the sooner you’ll land on the right solution for you.

Related: Keys to Productivity: Iteration

What I’m Reading / Watching / Listening To:

Video: How to Start an Email Newsletter that Changes your Life

As I only started this newsletter about a month ago, I’m still experimenting with the content and layout. I watched the above video by Ali Abdaal talking about email newsletters, and was able to get a few ideas, such as including things I’ve read, watched, or listened to this week. This was something I did on a previous website, and the newsletter seems like a good place to continue that.

Video: The Bookmark You Take Notes On

I’ve read a lot of productivity books over the years, and I’ve mostly taken digital, text based notes on these books. I’ve been thinking of using these text based notes to create Sketchnote summaries so I can not only review and remember the information, but also share them with others. This video by Doug Neill shows a way of making those visual notes much easier to create by having a piece of paper as your bookmark that you take Sketchnotes on as you read. I really like this idea, and plan to give it a try when reading my next physical book. You wouldn’t be able to use this with an e-book, but I’d still like to do some form of this while reading books on my iPad, perhaps by doing the rough Sketchnotes inside my Bullet Journal.

What’s new on CreaDev Labs:

Productivity System

What I Like About Obsidian

CreaDev Labs Content Management (Notion + Obsidian)


Experiment: Content Management in Obsidian

Software Development

How to Open External Links in a New Tab in Ghost CMS

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