Here Are 25 Productivity Hacks That Actually Work!

Here Are 25 Productivity Hacks That Actually Work!

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Brandon Turner

Brandon Turner is an active real estate investor, entrepreneur, writer, and podcaster. He is a nationally recognized leader in the real estate education space and has taught millions of people how to find, finance, and manage real estate investments.

Brandon began buying rental properties and flipping houses at the age of 21. He started with a single family home, where he rented out the bedrooms, but quickly moved on to a duplex, where he lived in half and rented out the other half.

From there, Brandon began buying both single family and multifamily rental properties, as well as fix and flipping single family homes in Washington state. Later, he expanded to larger apartments and mobile home parks across the country.

Today, Brandon is the managing member at Open Door Capital, where he raises money to purchase and turn around large mobile home parks and apartment complexes. He owns nearly 300 units across four states.

In addition to real estate investing experience, Brandon is also a best-selling author, having published four full-length non-fiction books, two e-books, and two personal development daily success journals. He has sold more than 400,000 books worldwide. His top-selling title, The Book on Rental Property Investing, is consistently ranked in the top 50 of all business books in the world on, having also garnered nearly 700 five-star reviews on the Amazon platform.

In addition to books, Brandon also publishes regular audio and video content that reaches millions each year. His videos on YouTube have been watched cumulatively more than 10,000,000 times, and the podcast he hosts weekly, the BiggerPockets Podcast, is the top-ranked real estate podcast in the world, with more than 75,000,000 downloads over 350 unique episodes. The show also has over 10,000 five-star reviews in iTunes and is consistently in the top 10 of all business podcasts on iTunes.

A life-long adventurer, Brandon (along with Heather and daughter Rosie and son Wilder) spends his time surfing, snorkeling, hiking, and swimming in the ocean near his home in Maui, Hawaii.

Brandon’s writing has been featured on,,, Money Magazine, and numerous other publications across the web and in print media.

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Everyone is productive in the first few weeks of January, but how do you stay on track for the long haul?

Here are 25 hacks and habits that have helped me skyrocket my productivity, efficiency, and success in 2018!

Keep in mind, just knowing these tips won’t change anything. You have to implement them into your own life and be cognizant of when you start to return to your old ways.

Remember, to change your habits is to change your life!



1. Be proactive about being productive

Ask yourself, are you committed to an effective and productive lifestyle?

2. Outsource the Small Stuff

Time is money. Hire out for tasks that are below your personal hourly rate.

Related: My #1 Productivity Tool May Surprise You

3. Batch Similar Small Tasks

I knock out all my emails at once, sometimes only once a week or less.

4. Don’t Watch Too Much TV

It interferes with goal accomplishment. I try to only watch one to two hours at most.

5. Focus on The 80/20 Rule

Twenty percent of what you do will give you 80 percent of the results. What few things in your life make the biggest difference?

6. Never Sit Down Without Knowing What You’re Going to Work on

Be intentional. Don’t get to your desk and procrastinate. Take time to plan what you’re going tackle when you sit down at your desk.

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7. Time-Block Activities

Put on your calendar the things you intend to get done. Then do them!

8. Wake Up Earlier

When you wake up earlier and set that time aside for intentionality and yourself, you’ll get into the right mindset to attack the day.

Related: How My Journal Transformed My Productivity and Goals for 2018

9. Don’t Multitask

If you want to accomplish something, dedicate 100 percent of your time to that thing until it’s done.

10. Stop Paying Attention to the News

It puts you in a bad mood, distracts you, and sucks you in. Instead, ask someone what’s going on in the news today?

11. Have a Dedicated Work Space Free of Distractions

Find a separate place to work and make it your sanctuary.

12. Focus on Being Effective, Not Just Efficient

Are you doing the right things? You might be good at getting through emails, but are you avoiding the work that matters in exchange for efficiency?

Check out the video for the rest of the tips with more in-depth explanations!

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What about you?

What tips do you have for acing productivity? Share below!