Super Human Productivity & Efficiency | Tips from a Surgeon


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  • This is not all 100
    % productive, a lot of this is simply movement without real action. Also, most of what you constitute as “productive” are processes that provide immediate results, it doesn’t really account for long term goals and true productivity. Flash cards in the grocery line, really? THAT much of a time crunch? I would be very anxious living your life.

  • yep productivity sharply declines once i start/review biochem + genetics lol
    much rather do pathology all day but this biochem…i hope my attending physicians in the future don't pimp on these enzymes + cofactors + gene translocations

  • Ivana Zirojevic says:

    So this guy thinks he is the best example of successful becaus he has 3 jobs and whatever. I want to know how old is he and how many children does he have. If he says not married one or two i dont count him as a successful.

  • very true, i use the pomodoro for couple time and i start to feel tried even 5,10mins break every cycle, ty for sharing great tips XD

  • It doesn't come from ignorance or fear but from being raised in a different way. You sound stuck up. Agreed on being more productive makes you more happy therefore it's more fun than being lazy

  • I still remember a line that Arnold Schwarzenegger said in one of his commencement speeches – "You sleep six hours then you'll have 18 hours left." Elon Musk said that if you put in 100 hours/week you'll accomplish a year worth in 4 months compare to an average person that works 40 hours /week

  • Ruy Martinez says:

    I'm gonna use my waiting times to study! I'm also gonna use downtime that isn't spent with good friends to get work done.

  • I'm going to be honest the thing that helped me most was NoFap both in terms of productivity and overall satisfaction in life. 1 year clean counting!

  • This explains why after 4 hours of studying, my head feels like it's going to explode. It's like i want to keep going, but something is stopping me. Now i know what to do. Thanks!

  • I am your fan from China,I determined to got a PhD degree in China,but I found its so hard to spend time on study in the evening, cos there is always distraction from my family or the job routine,I want to get up early in the morning if possible,about 4:30 or 5:00,so that I can use two extra time to read before I go to job,any suggestions?

  • Hello, i just went back to full time study at age 30 am still learning to manage my time your videos have helped with this was just wondering if you could do a video on tips for researching a topic when doing an assignment.

  • Quick summary:
    1. Time is money, your friends are wasting it you can just use it in better way.
    2. Give yourself less time to complete tasks, give yourself deadlines.
    3. Identify tasks you can perform anywhere. Ex: Listen audiobook while traveling or exercise or use Anki flashcards while travelling. Be productive even in your downtime.
    4. Switch tasks to be focused. Pomodoro is best. Optimise breaks – do quick walk or few jumping jacks.
    5. Everyone have 24 hours – Use feynmen techinque, -> why, what, how.

  • I love lists. I Often jot down the things i need in to do lists as a reminder so i wont have to waste minutes to search my mind for the tasks i need to accomplish daily. Also write down grocery/things to buy on a buying list. that way you can maximize the time you a lot for grocery and other errands. also stack on as some spares for toiletries and basic commodities (in moderation) This prevents you from having unplanned trips to the grocery because you ran out of tp!

  • I always feel bad when I don't watch or play games the whole time on the plane. Tickets are expensive and I wanted to try to use up all they had to offer. Yes more coffee and tea and water and juice.. and I make sure to finish all my food. If I can't finish, I give it to my mom. Lol

  • Here is a tip that personaly helps me , when you do wotk , try to think of it like you are doing a speed run (doing someting as fast as possbile in av video game , for intent of beating a world or personal record)

    basicly try to think of any way to cut out even a second of your work time . while working. and put all of your focus into it.

  • See I'm obsessed with medicine but I ended up as a programmer for a company I like at 29
    I really wish though that my path to more academic roles that deal with physiology would have been wider when I was 16-18
    Today I got so much low-level stuff done that I could open a logistics company, but I feel I am missing out on the critical stuff.

  • I used to study with pomodoro with 10mins of study and 3 to 5 minutes of rest. It sounds really lazy but it was so easy. In between i drank tea or saw a movie (yeah, with 10 minute breaks, lol). I could watch a movie or half a movie everyday and keep studying.

  • Very informative video. Surprisingly I just found out about this channel not too long ago. I used to function with the idea "you can sleep when you're dead" and just tried to cram as much as possible in one session until I was exhausted completely. But Little did I know I only spent about 50% of those times doing what is truly necessary. Sleep, break, and naps have become higher on my priority list because they keep me more productive. They basically become non-mentioned tasks I set for myself to switch in whenever I hit a certain limit.

  • First year in nursing school and it’s 3 AM but I’m heading to bed now. I really wanna continue to learn from your videos (at a more decent hour) and apply your ideas. Thanks for this channel!

  • What is this type of youtube video called? Where they use this real life hand drawing ala draw my life type video? I see a bunch of different youtubers having the same exact style as shown here. Is it in creator studio?

  • I love that your content always has promising and intriguing titles on interesting topics- and it actually delivers. No clickbait nonsense, just solid information! You’re one of my favorite channels on YT.

  • Use scetch notes as visual aids in school and work. "Verbal to visual" on will show you how to use scetch notes in school and work.

  • What if you focus on your dream and do that instead of being retarded and lying to yourself…all the great people pursued one thing they liked…they didn't had to do this.. they had ups and downs but they went where they wanted to be…
    And what?? After all this? You will get a job that you don't like?? You will still be in this chain?? And constantly hate your life?
    If being productive is taking the fun out of your life then you are not being productive for the right thing…fuck this i am dropping out of college College this year..

  • This is packed, so much in such a short vid. YT could be giving ad income to dense quality instead of X minutes duration of fluff, rambling about nothing

  • Complete Formula says:

    I consider myself a relatively productive individual…but watching this gave me so many tips! Thank you appreciate the content!

  • Optimizing my breaks is a really handy tip. I can get most of my stuff done during the day, and I'll still have time for myself.

  • Confused StrawberryBanana says:

    I’m trying so hard to be productive but it’s not working for me so I can’t get anything done thinking about the other things I haven’t done :/

  • I’ve watched this and a couple other of your videos on procrastination so I’m convinced that “systems produce results”. But just as a reference point to get an idea for what I should do for myself, would you make a video on YOUR systems that you used during your pre-med/med school years that were most effective? Like ochem has been a beast and I’d like to improve my study habits but don’t quite know how to make a stellar “system” with it, so I’d appreciate the guidance!

  • I’m going to listen to lectures when I go walking instead of listening to music since it’s the only time I get to be outside and spending more time outdoors is something I want to do. I will also print out practice quizzes and past years exams to do when I need to change tactics. I’ll also try to implement Parkinson’s law and see how it goes 😉
    Thank you again for all this quality content, I’m currently trying to get into med school and if I do it’s going to be thanks to you so well done and thank you for everything ^*

  • My 5 cent:
    1. detox: cut out/minimize useless or toxic habits, things, distractions and draining people out of your live. live minimalistic and prefer loneliness and meditation over time with unproductive and pessimistic people/habits. Stop watching series. save those and the drugs up for when your 100+ and can´t walk around the whole day having fun with your challenges and passions anymore. this way you might free up tons of time and energy, combined with the advice from this video get you to great places in live.

    2. I try to combine activities that are challenging and/or productive and possibly make me feel good at the same time. Flirting and encountering social fears is a big one for me, just as getting my health-care-professional career forward takes not only a lot of work but also courage. Many jobs are also challenging and productive and can make you feel good. Medicine certainly can be that if you give it your heart. Conquering challenges/fears and the right type of productivity (like helping others) can feel great just on their own. I love the feeling I have after doing something i feared.. Once you have a profession that you love and that pays you will spend lots of time having fun and being productive, what could be better on this earth? I would not like to have to choose between fun and productivity.

    I personally am a distracted person losing time due to lack of focus, i still need to minimalize my life, detox (e.g. from youtube (lol) and drug friends) and do more meditation, organize myself, clean up my room, be willing in order to spend slightly more money and delegate tasks in order to save time and energy and stabilize myself. Next step is collecting this energy and balls in order to challenge fears and really get my life forward.

  • The very first tip about clearly separating work and free time really resonated with me!
    I just caught myself doing exactly what you recommended against.
    I tried to work and relax at the same time and in the end, I didn't really get anything significant done and didn't feel relaxed at all.

  • @ MedSchool Insiders: Could you repeat/summarize all the tips at the end of your videos, please?
    This way, we can remember them better and have a nice overview. Thank you.🤗


  • To sum up:
    1) Time is money, you may decide to spend a little more money to save some time. (e.g. ordering food instead of getting it yourself).
    2) Parkinson's law: The more time you give yourself for a task, the more time you'll spend doing the said task. Give yourself not too much time to do something.
    3) Get things done wherever you are: use Anki if you have a few minutes (Dr. J, we know you are paid to make ads for them, even if you denie it) or work while you travel by plane or train. While driving, listen to audiobooks or podcasts.
    4) Use the pomodoro technique to avoid burnout and get other things (that don't involve too much brain activity, like ironing) done during a break. Also, if you are deconcentrating after a few hours, switch task to maintain the momentum.
    5) Delegate some tasks to other people, for example take turns for going to the grocery store with your roommates.

    You are welcome!

  • Krisielle Kim says:

    I'm not even a med student but i like to thank you for making these cool videos. it helps me a lot!!!!!!!! i would like to do the same thing (sharing techniques and learnings) soon!

  • Mammy to a little man old page says:

    Parkinsons law so works I didn't know the name of it, but I've been doing it for ages but not on purpose 😂😂😂 when I've went to bed early instead of preparing for the next day, when I have a limited amount of time I get so much done 😂

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