Productivity Self Improvement

The Best YouTube Channels to Hack Your Productivity

Rob Nightingale 15-06-2017

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 To-Do List App Showdown: vs Todoist vs Wunderlist Some to-do list apps stand head and shoulders above the rest. But how do they compare and which one is best for you? We'll help you find out. Read More .

If this isn’t enough, however, check out our selection of top practical productivity blogs and the best productivity audiobooks and podcasts 10 Top Productivity Audiobooks and Podcasts Are you still wasting idle time? What you need is a healthy dose of productivity advice. Listen to one of these productivity audiobooks and podcasts to use every second of your day. Read More . That’ll make sure no stone is left unturned!

1. Productivity Game

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 Squeeze an Extra Hour out of Each Day with These 10 Quick Tips A few simple habits can help us shed some inefficient ways and increase our reservoir of time doing the things that matter. These ideas can get you one extra productive hour every single day. Read More , and to choose your next book!

2. Gary Vaynerchuk

If you’re looking for a YouTube channel to fire you up How Watching 3 Motivational Videos a Day Changed My Life Want to see if motivational videos have any kind of impact on your life? If you have a dream that you've been putting off, try a life experiment of watching motivational videos every day. Read More 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.

3. DottoTech

Each week you’ll find two new tech-focused productivity Feeling Overwhelmed? Stop! 4 Time Management Tools to Save You Do you struggle to stay productive because your mind keeps wandering to deadlines, appointments, or pressing tasks? We show you smart time management tools that will help you relax, re-focus, and get things done. Read More 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.

4. Evan Carmichael

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 Are These Cognitive Biases Negatively Impacting Your Decision Making? Read More . 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.

There’s plenty to be learned in these short videos. That includes how to negotiate a better salary, improve your small-talk skills, and use motivation waves to build better habits How to Use Micro Habits and Spark Massive Personal Change Creating new habits is hard. Habits are usually built over weeks or months of repetition, and motivation is the challenge. When the going gets tough, micro-habits can be a huge help. Read More .

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.

7. CollegeInfoGeek

Yes, this channel aims at helping students become better at learning Use This Web & Mobile Highlighter to Remember What You Read An online highlighter is one of the simpler tools you can use to focus on specific chunks of text. Read More . 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 Become a Better Public Speaker by Imitating These TED Talks Imitation can be the best form of learning if the source is right. If you want to become a good presenter, the best TED Talks can show you the finer points of public speaking. Read More , 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.

8. Mariana’s Study Corner

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.

With tips from organizing binders to effective note-taking methods, this is all actionable advice that you can benefit from right away.

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.

These include videos explaining how to combat time poverty or overcoming procrastination. And with most videos only running at 5-7 minutes in length, it’s a channel that’s very easy to keep up with.

10. Francesco D’Alessio

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.

For a couple of particularly great videos, you should watch Choosing the Perfect Task Manager and How I use a Calendar.

11. One Percent Better

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.

12. Simpletivity

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 10 Time-Wasting Habits You Should Quit Today A minute here or there doesn't feel like much, but it all adds up! Could it be that you're wasting time on meaningless habits? We'll show you daily tasks you can quit. Read More  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 The 5 Best News Curation Apps to Fight Information Overload You've got so much vying for your attention -- news articles, Reddit posts, tweets, Facebook posts -- but what if you could get it all curated in one place? Read More . 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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    April 7, 2018 at 4:31 pm

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  2. Jaures
    August 14, 2017 at 3:57 am

    Super ! Thank for the information !