Prasanna Natarajan

The ultimate productivity hack is...

…to say no.

Say no to things you don’t have to do. It takes courage and practice to decline invitations, especially from friends and family. To say no to friendly water-cooler conversations at work. They’ll all feel hurt. But that’s how you reclaim your time and invest it in things you want to do.


Wait, there’s a better hack.

The ultimate productivity hack is to sleep better. If you are a student, or an athlete, or a business owner, or if you do anything with purpose at all, sleep is a competitive advantage. Not many alive today has read this important book on sleep, and so many just postpone their sleep for the simple pleasures of scrolling through facebook/twitter/instagram or just netflix and chill. But if you get the memo, and prioritize sleep, then you’ll have a much better emotional and physical health and also a highly optimized brain that’s tuned for learning and doing.


Wait, that’s just not true.

The real ultimate productivity hack is… uh.. “being in a high-trust, monogamous, long-term relationship with specialized roles, dual incomes, and no kids.

Go figure.


Thanks to twitter folks @shl, James Clear and this tweet: https://twitter.com/fortelabs/status/1123690995072290817