Being Productive Category

5 Hacks All Digital Nomads Must Know to Successfully Work on the Road

It’s not as easy as it’s cracked up to be.

Sure you’ve let your imagination run wild and have had your fantasies.

What it would mean to be a digital nomad.

You’ve no doubt imagined the freedom. You’ve no doubt imagined the places you’ll see and the people you’ll meet. And you’ve no doubt imagined how much more rewarding your life would be.

But what you might not imagine is how you’ll actually get work done. You know, the work you’re required to do in order to fund your nomadic life style.

By using these 5 hacks, you too can live a fulfilled and productive life as a digital nomad.

5 hacks for nomads
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How to Become a Skype Ninja

Skype ninja!

Skype is a fantastic tool when used correctly, but if you’re not careful it can derail your productivity worse than an addiction to cat videos on YouTube.

I’ve found that there are two problem areas with Skype:

  1. Inefficient Communication
  2. Unnecessary Distractions

Let’s deal with inefficient communication first.

Part 1 – How to Eliminate Inefficient Skype Communication

Communication is a two-way street; you need to make sure that you communicate efficiently with others, and that they communicate efficiently with you.

Efficient & inefficient communication are easiest to demonstrate with examples, so here are a couple examples:

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Using Time Doctor as an App for Getting Things Done (GTD)

David Allen, Getting Things Done

If you’ve read David Allen’s book Getting Things Done and you’re familiar with his methodology, you might be interested in using Time Doctor as your Getting Things Done app.

If you are not familiar with the book, read it! The techniques he describes for time management are very effective and the book has certainly helped me shape my thinking and improve my productivity.

Organizing your tasks into different lists

A key feature of any app for Getting Things Done, or GTD, is to organize your tasks into different lists.

You can easily do this in Time Doctor by creating folders.

This only works in the Time Doctor Tasks version, so you will want to download that version if you are looking for a GTD app.

You can download it on the download page here:
http://www.timedoctor.com/download.html
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