Best 20 Productivity Blogs of 2021

This is a list of the best productivity blogs online. Every blog has been handpicked because it provides real advice to help boost productivity - not just at work, but at home, in business and in life.


Key criteria

I look for quality articles, written by someone who is writing from personal experience. The quality of the content is more important than how long an article is, but I do favour blogs which are kept updated with new posts on a regular basis. 

The best Productivity blogs you should follow

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Solve Problems Before They Happen by Developing an “Inner Sense of Captaincy”

Too often we reward people who solve problems while ignoring those who prevent them in the first place. This incentivizes creating problems. According to poet David Whyte, the key to taking initiative...

12 Life Lessons From Mathematician and Philosopher Gian-Carlo Rota

The mathematician and philosopher Gian-Carlo Rota spent much of his career at MIT, where students adored him for his engaging, passionate lectures. In 1996, Rota gave a talk entitled “Ten Lessons I Wi...

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I blog about transforming your relationship with time, work, money – and ultimately yourself. My writing is fluff-free and promises to push you out of your comfort zone/

The razor’s edge of diminishing returns

When it’s time to get to work, it’s time to get to work. And whether you’re plowing through Grand Central Station to make your connection or aggressively lane-switching on the 405, if there’s one acti...

My $10 Khe journey

The plane had just landed on the tiny island of Papeete in Tahiti. Fingers trembling, I pulled out my Blackberry 6510. My armpits were damp and my heart was beating violently through my chest. I hit p...

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I help people build their audiences, develop social media strategies, grow their newsletter, build businesses around their creative work, or get more creative in their business.

These Four Tweet Formats Work For Me Every Time

Access to this post restricted, please go to the website to read it. The post These Four Tweet Formats Work For Me Every Time appeared first on Josh Spector.

How To Ship Creative Work

I just finished reading The Practice: Shipping Creative Work by Seth Godin. Seth has been the single biggest influence on my thinking and work over the years so I wasn’t surprised to find a lot of val...

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Zen Habits is about finding simplicity and mindfulness in the daily chaos of our lives. It’s about clearing the clutter so we can focus on what’s important, create something amazing, find happiness.

I’m the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, Atomic Habits, which has sold more than 1 million copies worldwide. My work has appeared in Entrepreneur magazine, Time magazine, the Wall Street Journal and on CBS This Morning.

I'm a writer, programmer, traveler and avid reader of interesting things. For the last ten years I've been experimenting to find out how to learn and think better. I don't promise I have all the answers, just a place to start.

Listed as one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Business People” and one of Fortune’s “40 under 40.” Early-stage technology investor/advisor (Uber, Facebook, Shopify, Duolingo, Alibaba, and 50+ others) and the author of five #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers.

Josh Waitzkin and Tim Ferriss on The Cave Process, Advice from Future Selves, and Training for an Uncertain Future (#498)

Interview with Josh Waitzkin on The Tim Ferriss Show podcast.

Joyce Carol Oates — A Writing Icon on Creative Process and Creative Living (#497)

Interview with Joyce Carol Oates on The Tim Ferriss Show podcast.

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The Digital Project Manager is the home of digital project management inspiration, how-to guides, tips, tricks, tools, funnies, and jobs.

Science based insights on productivity, with a touch of humour. Eric Barker is also the author of Barking Up The Wrong Tree, which debuted at #2 on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list.

New Neuroscience Reveals 5 Rituals That Will Make You An Awesome Parent

*** Before we commence with the festivities, I wanted to thank everyone for helping my first book become a Wall Street Journal bestseller. To check it out, click here. *** 2020. Yeesh. I was starting ...

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Marie is author of the #1 New York Times bestselling book 'Everything is Figureoutable'.

From Shark Attack to Super Mom: The Bethany Hamilton Story

Her biggest fear, the unthinkable… It happened. But instead of being the nightmare she imagined, it became the answer to her prayers. You may remember hearing about her on the news. At 13-years-old, B...

Gender Equality Hero: Hattie Hill on 30+ Years Empowering Women

She was the only woman in the room… Again. In businesses across the country, this young Black consultant would shake hands with CEOs and look around the boardroom. Where were the women? Where were the...

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Becoming a frugalvore: How to eat well for less

Hey hey, y'all. Here's a guest post from former GRS staff writer (and perennial reader favorite) Donna Freedman. This piece about becoming a frugalvore contains material that originally appeared at Do...

When rules bring freedom

While I've identified as a writer since I was eight years old, what I've written has changed significantly over time. When I was very young, I was only interested in writing stories. These stories wer...

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Resetting After a Busy Season

Sometimes, life happens. You step into a new role. You become the parent of a newborn. Your business is turned upside down by an unforeseen emergency. Before long, you look around to realize that you’...

A Guide to an Effective Hiring Process

Over the years I have found a key element that can drive the success of your business more than anything else is effective hiring. And according to a study by Harvard Business Review, as much as 80% o...

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208 – Seven High-Performance Habits for Success, Love, and Money

Today's show is dedicated to the seven high-performance habits that will help you elevate your success, love, and money. The post 208 – Seven High-Performance Habits for Success, Love, and Money appea...

207 – King Kong Sales & Marketing Secrets with Sabri Suby

Would you like to sit down and get a coaching session with me from a coach who is mentoring me? His name is Sabri Suby and he is the author of Sell Like Crazy. It’s an amazing book that I’ve recommend...

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Discover neuroscience-based strategies to cultivate your curiosity, maximise your productivity, and dare to create. By subscribing to Maker Mind, you will receive original articles to increase your creativity and your productivity every week.

Nootropics, adaptogens, brain foods… What the heck is going on?

In a world where cognitive performance is considered a clear advantage to succeed—whether as a student or a busy professional—it’s not surprising the idea of popping a pill to enhance your brainpower ...

The Diderot Effect: why we buy things we don’t need

Did you really need everything you bought? Except if you are one of the most extreme minimalists out there, the answer is likely to be: probably not. Even so, we keep on buying new products, upgrading...

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Personal Finance Guide: Manage Your Money Like A Boss

13 min read I used to be very bad when it came to personal finance. I didn’t even use a savings account until my late twenties. Sure, I had one, but I just left all the cash I had in my checking accou...

The Stoic Path to Wealth: An ancient investing strategy for the modern world

10 min read There are so many financial opportunities in the world. And it seems like millions of people are getting rich without much effort by simply buying Bitcoin, Gamestop stocks, or you name it....

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Inspiring, informing and celebrating entrepreneurs.

6 YouTube channels in Spanish to learn how to manage money

Mexico and Argentina are the Latin American countries that showed the greatest interest in finance-focused creators as of July.

Three Basic Books for Novice Entrepreneurs

We all learn from the successes of others, but especially from their failures. So why not read those who have already been through that?

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I write about marketing, productivity and note-taking.

Identity Management: how to overcome the tendency of obsession.

I’m a person who eats healthy things. Everyone around me should know about my healthy eating habits. I don’t just want to eat healthy, I want people to know me as a healthy eater guy as well. My goal ...

We’re the product of our environment: How to design your life and habits.

We think we’re in control of our actions. We think we decide things with our free will, choose who we’ll become, what to eat, how to behave, who to be with. But in reality, you work hard because the o...

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