Embracing the Power of AI: Enhancing Productivity and Creativity

A smiling brain that is half machine.

Hey there!

You know, we’ve all heard so much about AI lately, it’s almost become exhausting, hasn’t it? But, despite the fatigue, I’ve found myself warming up to it more and more because, well, it’s actually been pretty amazing in my life!

A little while back, I stumbled upon Tiago Forte’s book, Building a Second Brain. It got me thinking about how we can free up our minds from the mundane task of memorizing information by shifting it to an organized digital space, like a note-taking app. This way, our brains can focus on the fun stuff—like being creative and coming up with new ideas—while relying on this digital brain for quick info retrieval.

I gave Tiago’s method a shot and saw some great benefits. But now, I’ve taken it up a notch: my second brain is now AI. Specifically, I’ve been using Chat-GPT.

With Chat-GPT, I don’t have to waste time organizing and sorting through information anymore. I can just ask for what I need, and bam, it’s right there!

Not only does it speed up my access to information, but it also helps automate boring tasks, giving me more time to focus on the things that really matter—like being creative and solving problems.

Let me walk you through some examples to show you what I mean:

Boosting Development

For instance, if I need to whip up a sign-up form in React using MUI components, I just ask Chat-GPT, and voila! I’ve got a solid starting point.

When I’m tweaking the layout or debugging a tricky issue, I can describe the problem to Chat-GPT, and it helps me figure out what’s going wrong. Sometimes, it even makes the changes for me!

Overall, I’d say I’m coding about 35% faster with Chat-GPT by my side. Plus, it makes coding more enjoyable, since I can spend less time on tedious tasks and more time on the fun stuff–building!

Managing Finances

I also use Chat-GPT to help me with my finances.

When I need to budget, I just plug in my spending from the previous month, and Chat-GPT gives me suggestions on how to cut back and save more.

When it comes to investing, I rely on Chat-GPT to analyze ETFs and stocks, summarizing their key differences so I can make informed decisions for my portfolio. It even gives me feedback on my portfolio’s performance and suggests ways to improve it.

Generating Ideas

Having someone—or in this case, something—to bounce ideas off of is invaluable. And with Chat-GPT, it’s like having a genius brainstorming partner at my fingertips.

Whether I’m brainstorming business ideas or refining my own, Chat-GPT always has insightful suggestions to offer.

Facilitating Learning

The internet gave us the gift of having the greatest source of human knowledge in existence. And it can all be accessed instantly and quickly.

But, now, Google has become a bit archaic. Giving us a list of links to sift through instead of the direct answer isn’t exactly user-friendly. And Google made it even worse by filling the first quarter of the page with sponsored content.

Using Chat-GPT is as easy as sending a quick prompt. Interested in delving into cybersecurity? Just ask, and Chat-GPT will lay out a roadmap specifically tailored to your needs.

It starts with the basics, gradually introducing more advanced topics as you gain confidence. This not only helps you find your bearings but also allows you to focus on areas that spark your curiosity, all while receiving step-by-step guidance from Chat-GPT.

What’s really cool about this approach is how customizable it is. Everyone learns differently, and Chat-GPT adjusts to your needs.

And the best part? Once you’ve been given a starting point, Chat-GPT remains your learning co-pilot. It can generate explanations of each topic in the form of clear and concise notes that you can refer back to whenever you need a refresher.

Chat-GPT can become your teacher and study buddy!


So, yeah, Chat-GPT has become a pretty indispensable part of my life. Sure, it’s not perfect, and it still relies on me to provide good prompts. But the time it saves me is totally worth it.

At the end of the day, AI isn’t about replacing humans—it’s about enhancing what we can do. And for me, that means more time to do what I love most: creating.

So, if you haven’t already, I encourage you to give AI tools like Chat-GPT a try. You might just be surprised by what they can do for you!

Here’s to embracing the future and all the exciting possibilities it holds!