I’m a bit of an app addict. I admit that freely. Not all of them are for productivity. Some are there in case I get stuck on something and need to free my brain for a little while. Others manage to do both like the one I’m going to talk about today.
I’ve gotten quite a few people asking what apps I use on a daily basis and I thought I’d share them in case they might help you out. I’ll tag the series of posts so as to be easily found.
Yesterday I was perusing my subscription feed on Youtube when I came across a Graham Norton video featuring Dwayne Johnson. Now, I’m a fan of Dwayne’s. Shocking right? I follow his tweets and find him fun and inspirational. So when they talked about his new app, The Rock Clock™, of course I was going to download it.
The premise of the app is to get you motivated to reach your goals. You’re asked to plug in a goal, then you’re asked to set a time to wake up where you’re given the option to sync with Rock Time where your phone will wake you the same time as The Rock (4am), and the alarm you want to get you up.
The cool thing about it is that there will be a new video message from The Rock every morning to get you moving.
So I set it up. The goal, surprise surprise, to ‘Finish Book’. I choose the Classic Alarm from the twenty-five different ones created by The Rock himself. The Classic, by the way, is him saying ‘BEEP BEEP BEEP I CAN DO THIS ALL MORNING BEEP BEEP BEEP’ which I found hilarious. I didn’t use it as my main alarm straightaway, however. As a test I’d set it up to go off a half hour after I knew I’d already be up. Just in case. Sure enough as I was enjoying my morning coffee I heard a ‘BEEP BEEP BEEP…’ and when I checked the video it was The Rock and Kevin Hart with a quick message to get my ass moving.
So far it’s entertaining me and (unlike so many apps that get deleted after a disappointing initial run through) I’m going to keep it for the meantime. But I will set it as a signal to start my writing day and start work with a smile.