Boost Your Productivity While Working From Home (And Support COVID-19 Relief)

As COVID-19 continues to impact the lives of people all over the world, I’ve been looking for ways to make a difference (aside from simply staying home and avoiding social contact, which is our duty during this unprecedented time).

With so many people suddenly working from home, often for the first time, staying productive can be a challenge.

As luck would have it, I teach a course on this very subject—and I want to use it to help those in need.

For the next five days, you can enroll in my Modern Productivity course on Udemy for just $10.99 (or your local equivalent), and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

This fund helps the WHO do things like:

  • Send essential supplies such as personal protective equipment to frontline health workers
  • Enable all countries to track and detect the disease by boosting laboratory capacity through training and equipment.
  • Ensure health workers and communities everywhere have access to the latest science-based information to protect themselves, prevent infection and care for those in need.
  • Accelerate efforts to fast-track the discovery and development of lifesaving vaccines, diagnostics and treatments

Here’s a blurb about the course itself, via The Next Web:

The Modern Productivity: Supercharge Your Focus in a Distracted World course may prove to be the most impactful for many with sound strategies for shoring up your mental game. These proven methods will help you develop a productive attitude, stay motivated, focus on what’s important and keep moving toward meeting your long term goals.

The $10.99 discount lasts until March 28 at 11am PDT, after which Udemy will begin adjusting the price based on their current promotions. However, all proceeds through this link (or the coupon code COVID-RELIEF) will still be donated to the WHO fund indefinitely.

Here’s a link to the fund if you’d like to donate directly.

You Should Do Hill Sprints

I’ve been doing a lot of hill sprints in preparation for this year’s “Fit and Fearless” race to the top of Brimstone Hill, one of the highest points in St. Kitts.

Let me just say… hill sprints are no joke.

They’re hard. They get your heart rate up more than any flat sprint. They build serious power and speed that translate directly to your other runs. And yeah, if you’re trying to get shredded, they burn a metric fuck-ton of calories.

Not to mention the fact that hill sprints, while extremely intense, are a lower-impact exercise for your joints. (Be careful coming back down, though.)

Find a hill. Run to the top. Then do it again. And again. And again.

You can thank me later.

Peaks And Valleys

When the scary news headlines get you down, it helps to remember that by almost every measure, this is the greatest time in history to be alive as a human being. There are peaks and valleys on every upward trend. ?