Why an app won’t revolutionize your workflow.

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I’ve read a lot of articles about how adopting a productivity app revolutionized someone’s workflow and made them so much more productive each day.

I’ve tried tons of apps, bought premium subscriptions to programs, and still haven’t found one that works for me.

Productivity is not the result of utilizing the right application or software.

Instead, productivity is a process.

It is finding the workflow or system that works for an individuals’ unique set of tasks. I’ve realized that I can’t commit to one productivity app because I haven’t found one that works for my process.

No matter what the creators of these apps say, they won’t make you more productive. …


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After about 20 weeks of working and studying from home, I found that I had become lazy and unmotivated. I longed for any opportunity to get out of the house, even if it were just to get groceries or to grab gas. I have found it challenging to live and work in the same space for an extended amount of time.

As COVID-19 cases have continued, there is growing evidence that I will be working from home for quite some time. As a result, I have started developing tips and tricks to continue working productively.


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Buying Your First Camera

Shopping for a new camera can be a pretty difficult task, especially if you’re new to the photography world. I couldn’t begin to count the number of times I’ve been asked what the “overall best camera for beginners” is. Before you run off and spend $2,000 on a new camera, it is important to narrow down what you’re hoping to accomplish with your new camera. Finding the best camera to buy for beginners can be a very difficult task.

I’ve been taking photos since I was 15 years old and I’ve had my fair share of cameras. …


If you’re anything like me, you have a million and one things you need to get done in a day. Sometimes it seems like there is so much to do that you’ll never be able to actually get anything done. In the past few years I have developed systems that have allowed me to stay productive all day. Here are my top 10 productivity tricks to stay productive all day long.

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Write Stuff Down

I am pretty forgetful, so I have to write everything down.


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If you would have asked me a few years ago about my thoughts on Black Friday, I would tell you how I thought it was the best time of the year to buy electronics, clothes, gifts and more. Recently my opinion on the holiday has changed, to a point where I don’t even go out any more. As Black Friday has ballooned into something huge, my interest in shopping during Black Friday has plummeted. Here are the three main reasons I’ve abandoned my Black Friday shopping trip & why you should too.


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When I first started writing, I wasn’t that good. Even now, I don’t consider myself an amazing writer; but, I can still write well enough to get my point across. While I have been writing seriously for a few months, I’ve been developing these tricks for much longer in school and while working. These three simple pieces of advice have made my writing so much better and have helped me improve the stuff I write each day.


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In one of my recent articles, I explained how waking up earlier has changed my life. I’m more productive, more energetic, and more organized. These simple tricks have allowed me to get up earlier each day to get more done.

Go to bed earlier

While it may sound obvious, this is one of the steps that takes the most effort If you’re going to wake up at 5:00 am everyday, you can’t go to bed at 12:00am every night and not expect to be tired.

I usually try to go to bed seven or eight hours before I plan to wake up. This allows…


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Earlier this year, I decided to launch a small blog and photography community on my website. It has grown since launch and has even earned me a few bucks in the process. This year, I also started working for a non-profit, doing various digital projects for them. I’m also currently enrolled as a full time student, so needless to say, I stay busy. I have stayed on top of these projects with a few time management tricks that I’ve picked up, allowing me to maximize my productivity.

Know when you work best.

I work best early in the morning. I start my days super early…


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This year I made the decision to cut paper from my workflow. I used to do all academic work with paper and pen, using technology only when necessary. I made the switch to a paperless workflow and couldn’t imagine going back now. I used to swear that paper and pen was the best way to work; however, I have since changed my mind. Here are 5 reasons I would encourage you to go paperless as well.

Everything is in one place

Before going paperless, I would carry around four or five large notebooks that had everything I needed for class or work in them. Not…


One of my biggest challenges is trying to do more each day. Here are 5 tricks that I use every day to stay motivated, focused, and on task all day, everyday.

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One of my biggest challenges day to day is trying to maximize my productivity. I’m always trying to juggle class, school work, two jobs, social commitments, and everything else in life, so productivity tricks have saved me when it comes to fitting more things into one day. Here my top 5 tricks to being more productive each and every day, maximizing your time and staying as efficient as possible.\

Gabriel Hershewe

Gabriel Hershewe is a content creator based out of Missouri. Learn more about his work at gabrielhershewe.com

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