Productivity is not a gift or a talent. It’s a skill anyone can learn. This one productivity secret has quantified my daily achievement more than anything else.

You’ve probably heard about all the basic stuff like turn all your notification settings off, exercise, eat healthy, meditate, plan the night before, take breaks, drink water, take vitamins, and so.

These are all great when put into practice which will most definitely increase your daily productivity.

But out of all these, there is still one tip which is actually becoming less common in today’s world.


It’s uncommon knowledge that putting pen to paper is a direct line to the subconscious mind. You’re able to reprogram the subconscious, retain more information longer, and understand what you wrote at a deeper level.

So how can you use handwriting as you’re secret weapon to becoming more productive?

Master List

Create one giant list of everything that needs to be accomplished. I literally mean everything! And don’t keep it vague so the list is smaller. Get detailed and LIST EVERYTHING!

My personal list has over 320 actions to complete at any given time. When planning the next day the night before I look at this list. As I get things done throughout the day, I refer back to this list. When I think of something else that needs to get done, I handwrite it on this list.


According to Dr. Stephen Covey, it helps if you place each one into a certain category. On your master list, you can simply place a number next to each point and change that number as needed:

  1. Urgent/Priority
  2. Not Urgent/Priority
  3. Urgent/Not Priority
  4. Not Urgent/Not Priority

When you know where each task stands, you’ll know if something needs to get done today, this week, this month, or sometime in the future.

This will help you live up to Gary Vee’s famous saying:

Stop doing stupid shit!

Insider Tips

  • Know what you want and why you want it
  • Visualize your day the night before
  • Visualize you completing all tasks every morning
  • Debrief yourself at the end of the day
  • Refer back to your list numerous times each day
  • Handwrite everything (if you’re into tech, take a pic or type it up AFTER handwriting)
  • Make other lists for the day, week, month, quarter, year


This is a simple challenge. Take a couple hours and brain dump absolutely everything you need to accomplish. That’s it. Just do that.

By handwriting it, those directives go to the subconscious and you’ll end up accomplishing some. Take it to the next step if you desire and implement this entire post into your daily routine!

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