I am all about productivity around here. I read all the productivity books and then try to hack the crap out of my life. Sometimes it is eye opening and life changing (Miracle Morning anyone?) some time It turns out to be a load of crap, at least for me ( 4-hour work week bwahahahahah) but I am always game to whatever the productivity gurus make up next. I am all for trying apps that claim to make me a 1000 percent more productive so I can have time to sit on a tropical beach and ponder the meaning of life. I live and breathe technology. My phone is loaded with apps I have the latest Fitbit that analyses everything but when I go to the bathroom but has any of them made a REAL difference? Hard to say. I mean yes, I get motivated watching the numbers of calories burned go higher and higher on the Fitbit, but I doubt if it is LIFE changing. BUUUUUUUT there is one app that has COMPLETLY transformed how I work and has allowed me to be a million times more productive. Wanna know what it is……
Yes, an app that blocks the internet. I don’t know about you, but I am one of those people that can get sucked into reading blogs or looking at makeup and book stuff on youtube. Don’t even get me started on Pinterest. I can scroll for hours on that site. Yes, I am addicted to the internets. I was having a hard time getting shit done until I came across the Freedom app. I forget where I heard about it, but when I discovered it, I was hooked. I bought me a subscription, and now I have it set to where I can’t unlock it once its time for it to start. I have it set up so that it starts all by itself so that no matter what I am doing it will block the net and I will get stuff done and make some money.
This has been singlehandedly the reason I seem so productive these days. I block the internet for up to six hours a day and with nothing else to do I either read or write. It was hard at first. I could have sworn I was having withdrawal symptoms, but then it got easier and now it not a piece of cake but I no longer feel like weeping when it goes off, and it is time to work.
It takes discipline to make this self-employment work, and sometimes we all need a little help in the discipline department, and this is an app that will provide the much-needed support so we can all get shit done.
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