|What is life hacking?||2:29|
|Cloud Storage: Dropbox and Evernote||8:30|
|Enter the Titan||8:55|
|Off peak scheduling||21:30|
|Outsourcing: Odesk and 99 Designs||22:38|
|Trunk Club?33:00 – Unroll.me||30:37|
|Doodle group scheduling||39:45|
|iPhone – Do Not Disturb||43:18|
|Project Management Systems: Asana||47:47|
|Trello and BaseCamp||49:45|
On this episode of Modern American Realtor, Corey and Casey each discuss their Top Ten Life Hacks. Life hacking refers to strategies and tactics used to increase efficiency and maximize productivity throughout all aspects of your life; essentially these are solutions to help you optimize your daily routine. With the assistance of technology we are now able to automate, track, and systemize almost every element of our day (and night).
Increasing efficiency and productivity is a cornerstone of a successful business. Platforms like Asana, Trello, and Basecamp allow groups and individuals to collaborate and communicate effectively across multiple projects. Services like Dropbox and Evernote provide central storage in the cloud, allowing access for any user from anywhere and on any device. The brothers discuss their favorite workplace centered life hacks, finding solutions to event scheduling within a group, outsourcing specialized tasks and collecting on winning bets 5 years in the future.
Life hacks can also be applied outside the workplace. The convenience of Uber has far surpassed the services of standard taxi companies, allowing users to hail and pay for rides directly from their smartphone. Services like Trunk Club assign customers with a personal stylist who creates monthly packages of hand picked clothing that is delivered directly to the customer’s door. Hacks like these are discussed throughout the episode, giving you tactics to get the most from your personal life.
Everyone is working towards a successful work-life balance. However there is a third element to consider, lifestyle management, which refers to tasks and chores necessary to keep your life on track. Hacking these time consuming tasks allows you to improve your work-life balance, and gets you back to doing what you love. The brothers discuss strategies for minimizing maintenance, including taking advantage of services such as Amazon Prime, Postmates, and off peak scheduling.
The Internet and technology can be a double-edged sword. While it enables us to reach new heights of communication and collaboration, it often creates information overload. Throughout the show Corey and Casey explain how this perspective fuels their search for purposeful life hacks. Therefore, the hacks presented in this episode are directly designed to keep you on top of both your business and personal life. These life hacks look to cut through the noise and allow you to focus on what is most important in your life.
2:29 – What is life hacking?
4:25 – Followup.cc
8:30 – Cloud Storage: Dropbox and Evernote
8:55 – Enter the Titan
11:38 – Lastpass
15:15 – Shower Office
16:55 – Audible app
18:37 – Postmates
19:49 – Product hunt
21:30 – Off peak scheduling
22:38 – Outsourcing: Odesk and 99 Designs
25:00 – Habit Factor
28:38 – Uber
30:37 – Trunk Club?33:00 – Unroll.me
34:34 – Sleep Tracker
39:45 – Doodle group scheduling
40:37 – Bulletproof Coffee
43:18 – iPhone – Do Not Disturb
45:34 – Amazon Prime
47:47 – Project Management Systems: Asana, Trello and BaseCamp
49:45 – Documented Processes
Podcast produced and edited by Jacob Turnbloom
Intro and outro music created by Jacob Turnbloom
Show notes and transcription by Matt Russell
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