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How have you improved your productivity?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by lemon, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. lemon

    lemon Junior Member

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    Hey guys, I'm sure you all know how challenging it can be to stay focused on your work. I thought it would be nice if we could share tips on how we keep ourselves focused.

    One program I use that is very helpful is called rescuetime. The free version is good enough for most tasks. It keeps track of what program you have open in your computer, and what websites you are visiting. I was surprised to learn how much time I spend per day changing the music on spotify! Tracking my app use has really made me realize how the little quick things you do on the computer can really add up over the course of a day.

    Dual monitors have also had a huge impact on my productivity. I can keep skype, a web browser and whatever document I am currently working on open all at the same time. It makes it really easy when you need to research something and record it elsewhere, or when somebody messages you. No need to change windows and forget what you were doing!

    What have you guys done to improve your productivity?
     
  2. Vic Sage

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    I use timeboxes/pomodoros for keeping track of time. 10 timeboxes a day for genuine work and 4 timeboxes a day for financing, studying and research.

    I use combo of Trello+Evernote (Both premium versions) with ifttt for keeping track of my tasks and Slack for keeping in touch with my 4 VA's+designers, coders and writers I occasionally work with.

    If you are using firefox, "Leechblock" is an excellent add-on for blocking time-wasting sites. You can also use "Procon Latte" for stopping yourself from watching porn.

    Gotta give some credits to Nootropics as well, Noopept and Modafinil both are extra-ordinary for focus, though, I experienced the same with 500mg Caffeine+250mg L-Theanine. Not to mention TRT (Testosterone Replacement Therapy) as well, after starting self-administered ('cause doctors in my country don't give a f*ck about Testosterone levels) TRT last year my income literally started going upwards, the agressiveness and focus "T" gives is nothing those anti-depressants can give.
     
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    I also take a nootropic, Alpha Brain by Onnit. It really helps me not feel so foggy and helps me stay focused. I also use this pretty workout called T+ which is a natural test booster made by them and I have had pretty solid results. How long have you been using
    nootropics? I've only been on mine for a month and a half. I hope it doesn't plateau eventually -_- lol
     
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    Bought myself a whip.. works wonders!
     
  5. Vic Sage

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    The ingredients in "Alpha Brain" seems impressive, it has a massive amount of L-Theanine and AGPC, both of those are great for improving mood.

    I have been using nootropics for 2 years, and I used 'em all. From modafinil to phenibut. Don't use anything for more than 8 weeks and switch to another after 8 weeks and you will be good to do. It's good to use an "Adrenaline Cleanser" after every 6 months for curing tolerance build-up:
    http://www.predatornutrition.com/mi...s/body-performance-solutions/adrenosurge.html

    Honestly, the product "T+" won't give you much of a boost over a longer period of time. I noticed 2 ingredients that I am familiar with -
    Pantothenic Acid which is known for improving mood.
    D-aspartic acid (Main ingredient) which boosts Testosterone, but it will stop working after 8 weeks.
    It's better if you get your bloodwork done and check where your "T" levels are at.

    You can also use "Virtus" which reduces Estrogen and boosts "T" considerably -
    http://www.strongsupplementshop.co.uk/virtus-by-iron-legion

    A friend of mine boosted his "T" by 500 points within a month using "Virtus" -
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/supplement-reviews-logs/282545-hulk-kills-e-20.html

    Injecting "T" is still 10x better solution than others, just make sure to use 18G needles to draw and 28g needles to inject so that scar tissues don't build up.
     
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