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Productive Interview Series: Patrick Rhone

Productive Interview Series: Patrick Rhone

Productive Interview Series is a quick four questions interview, targets on productive people who have been changing their work/life style with life hacks and self-development tips. The following are the answers from Patrick Rhone, a Mac guru and blogger.

Who are you?

Patrick Rhone. I am the resident “Mac Guru” at a private 4 year liberal arts college. I also own and operate my own Macintosh Consulting business. I am also recently married and raise two teenage sons. My personal blog is focussed mainly on the things I am interested in and/or obsess over. This includes productivity, web apps, organization, Moleskines, paper pr0n, Macs and Ubuntu with some posts about my personal life thrown in occasionally to let folks know I have one.

What have you done to increase your productivity?

Getting Things Done is a big influence to me but not the only one. I would say that it’s concepts and practices have probably had the greatest day-to-day impact on my productivity. The main thing for me is to make sure I get everything out of my head, off of my desk, out of my Inbox and put it somewhere, anywhere, that I can process later.

What is your best life hack?

Using the three greatest productivity tools ever invented with ninja-like precision – The Delete Key, The Trash Can and The Word “No”

What are your favorite posts at lifehack.org?

Not sure if it helps, or even quallifies, but I love the Lifehack Commuity list that has been set up at Listible:

http://www.listible.com/list/the-life-hack-community

I think it is a great idea.

That being said, the posts always seem to be useful, interesting and worth while.

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Last Updated on July 12, 2021

Lifehack Reviews: 50 Best Life Hacks for Your Life

Lifehack Reviews: 50 Best Life Hacks for Your Life

Do you want to be as productive as many of us, but missed a lot of actions at lifehack.org during the year? We’ve selected the best 50 life hacks, based on their popularity and contents in different categories. Invest your time – read them. Bookmark this page and mark reading them as one of your new year resolutions.

Communication, Writing, Studying

  1. My Best Presentation Tricks
  2. The Business Card Game
  3. Persuasive Writing for Students, Webmasters, Bloggers, and Everyone Else
  4. 7 tips of handling your Emails without feeling overwhelmed
  5. Writing as a Form of Self Healing
  6. Advice for students: Writing by hand
  7. Yes, But Do People Like You?
  8. Writing – Just do it!
  9. A good place to study
  10. Blog your way through Writer’s Block
  11. 14 Tips for Communicating Ideas

Productivity, Creativity, Motivation

  1. 9 Top Secrets of Naturally Born Organizers
  2. Fight The Flab!
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  4. Limit Creativity, Get Innovation
  5. Precious Moments
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  10. There’s No Time!
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  12. Time Management: Handling Disruptions in Daily Schedules
  13. Productivity Hack: Write Mini Process Flows
  14. Design an Online Workflow

Management, Self-Management, Entrepreneurship

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  7. 5 Important Keys to Bootstrap Your Entrepreneurship
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  9. Everyday Performance Reviews
  10. Meetings, @&!!$*@ Meetings!
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  12. How to Ruin Your Career In Five Easy Steps

Procrastination, Goal Settings, Life

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  2. Pro-Active Steps to Prevent Procrastination
  3. Improve Your Life By Following A Schedule
  4. The Causes of Procrastination And How To Conquer Them
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