We live in an era where we can find absolutely anything online. As entrepreneurs, you have access to anything from avenues to learn new skills to consistently inspiring stories, tips to become more productive and even random funny videos. You imagine it and it’s right there, just a click away. The key is to use this enormous resource in the best possible and most rewarding way. One of the main things you need to do on the internet is be updated and in the loop about new tools and outlets that you can tap into.
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Medium, a publishing platform with a rising following and founded by Twitter co-founder Ev Williams, is one such relatively recent, yet powerful tool that works both ways. It helps you and your business target a large audience base and also allows you to follow publications, individuals or brands for the tips, tricks and useful content. We have compiled a list of Medium accounts that startups can follow to get inspired, learn something new and gather a few tips on productivity that you can use to get ahead in your life and career. So here you go:
Part leadership advisor and part life coach, Benjamin Hardy shares tips and strategies to get your life and career on track and achieve your goals faster. Currently pursuing his PhD in organisational psychology, Benjamin writes about a range of topics starting from productivity hacks, motivational quotes and inspirational interviews. Following him will provide you with little capsules of motivation every day.
Our favourite piece: How to learn in two days what normally takes six months
Modern-day career guru, Darius Foroux’s main area of focus is procrastination and how to beat it. A self-proclaimed researcher, he writes about how to achieve more in your life and career and how to become more productive. He also runs a publication called The Art Of Practicality on Medium, which echoes the style of his personal writings that is filled with pragmatic, actionable solutions. From finding good mentors to reading 100 books a year, building a thick skin and the secrets of good sleep, Darius will keep you posted with two new articles a week.
Our favourite piece: The science behind procrastination and how to beat it
An author, educator and angel investor, Nir Eyal writes on what he calls ‘behavioural design’. His articles mostly talk about an intersection of psychology, technology and business and he gives tips to businesses to create a user-friendly experience and to individuals to build healthy habits. He runs a Medium publication called Psychology Of Stuff and uses various interactive tools like illustrations, infographics and videos to put his ideas forward.
Our favourite article: Happiness Hack: This one ritual made me much happier
Formerly known as #SWLH, short for Startup, Wanderlust, Life Hacking, this publication features handpicked articles on technology, business, marketing and design. It also publishes articles on self-improvement, productivity, life lessons, writing and creativity. The publication has about 1,65,000 followers, a rare feat for a platform like Medium.
Our favourite article: How to turn stress and panic into productivity
One of the most popular writers on Medium, Jon Westenberg is a marketer who writes about how you can make money ‘creatively’. His articles are written in a conversational, humorous and down-to-earth style, making them easy to read and follow. He writes refreshing content marrying the concepts of entrepreneurship and creativity and provides many realistic tips for startups and small businesses.
Our favourite article: How I run a blog, started a business and work at a full-time job all at once
Founder of Maqtoob, a unique software discovery platform for entrepreneurs and small business, Kristyna Z. writes about tools that startups can use to increase conversion, engage a larger audience base and to make more money. Her articles have gone viral with over three million views in all, and she edits a publication on Medium called Mindful Entrepreneurship.
Our favourite article: Growth hacking on steroids: 33 powerful tools to maximise number of users
So whom do you follow on Medium for your daily productivity fix? Let us know in the comments section below.