There’s certainly no shortage of productivity advice out there. But in a world where video is king, YouTube is arguably the best source of tips and tricks to help you squeeze even more out of your days.
If you’re someone who prefers video to text or audio, the channels in this list will have you covered. They span everything from showing breakdowns of popular productivity books, to explaining the hidden features of your favorite to-do list apps.
As a subscriber to Productivity Game, each week you’ll be treated to a short deconstruction of a new productivity book.
These animated videos don’t act as a replacement for actually reading the books, though. Rather, they focus on one or two key lessons from books including The Lean Startup and Getting Things Done (mentioned above). This is a great way to learn some quick productivity techniques, and to choose your next book!
If you’re looking for a YouTube channel to fire you up and make you realize how lazy you really are, follow Gary Vaynerchuk.
Entrepreneur and best-selling author, Vaynerchuk is the epitome of the hustle lifestyle. Seeing how he regularly works 15+ hour days to build his media agency, his DailyVee series will really show you what it means to be productive.
Each week you’ll find two new tech-focused productivity videos published to the DottoTech YouTube Channel.
They are generally aimed at helping you to better use your apps and software, including Evernote, Dropbox, Google Maps, and Chrome.
Although not all videos on this channel will be relevant to you, you’re sure to find plenty of useful tips to boost your productivity.
Carmichael is a prolific video creator, with over 600,000 dedicated followers. His videos mostly concentrate on sharing the wisdom and lessons of super-successful people, from Steve Jobs to Bruce Lee.
Along with this, you’ll also find videos on motivation, sleep, and decision-making. A lot of these videos do, however, concentrate on entrepreneurship. Do bear this in mind.
5. Ramit Sethi
Bestselling author of I Will Teach You to Be Rich (UK) and the founder of multi-million dollar blog of the same name, Sethi is — in his own right — a master of getting things done. But his YouTube channel doesn’t just focus on his own advice on self-improvement and productivity. Most of his videos are snippets of conversations he’s had with top performers from around the globe.
6. Robin Sharma
As “one of the world’s most trusted leadership advisors,” Robin Sharma is in a perfect position to teach you more about what it takes to up-your-game.
Although a lot of his videos are more dedicated to self-help and motivation, mixed with that content is a ton of practical advice. Just a couple of examples are his 90-90-1 rule and his tips on how to wake up at 5 AM every day.
Yes, this channel aims at helping students become better at learning. But you can use the advice in the videos at pretty much any stage in life.
Whether you want to remember more of what you learn, give better presentations, improve your sleep, or learn how to create a work-space, this channel has you covered.
And with over 600,000 subscribers, you can be confident the quality is up there.
Another channel aimed at students, Mariana’s Study Corner will show any student how to keep their head down and get more done. It’s certainly going to be useful in a college environment filled with distractions. Or for anyone prone to procrastination.
9. Brian Tracy
Brian Tracy is “the most listened to audio author on personal and business success in the world today.” His videos contain just some of the tips and methods he shares in his real-life seminars and keynotes.
If you’re into trying out the latest and greatest productivity apps, D’Alessio’s relatively undiscovered YouTube channel is for you. Packed with reviews and tips for new and popular productivity apps and software, as a subscriber, you’ll always be on top of the productivity app world.
The weekly animated self-improvement videos published by this channel will offer you plenty of practical productivity advice. Most of the videos are breakdowns of teachings found within productivity books or proven techniques used by top performers.
You could either take these videos as lessons in themselves or use them as starting points to further dig into the ideas they contain.
In a nutshell, “Simpletivity is dedicated to helping people be more effective and efficient at work.” The focus is on helping viewers become more productive by finding simple, elegant solutions to productivity problems.
As soon as you check Simpletivity, you’ll see this is a channel concentrated heavily on quick, practical tips — from showing you how to make Trello cards repeat to explaining how to use Google Keep without folders. Browse the video archives and you’ll soon find some ways to save a ton of time.
Which Channels Have We Missed?
Whoever said YouTube was a site just for time-wasting had obviously never visited these channels. Subscribe to just a few, and you’ll have a never-ending stream of advice waiting for you every time you sign in. You’ll learn about the latest productivity app tricks, breakdowns of proven productivity systems, and much more.
Just be careful not to succumb to information overload. All of this advice is worth nothing if it’s never acted on.
Although these are the best productivity channels I’ve come across, there are bound to be a few I’ve missed. If you know of other channels that should have been included here, please, share them in the comments!
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