Sumo Hacks’ Top 10 in 2015

With the New Year at our fingertips, eagerness comes easy. We’re all excited to enjoy new beginnings, resolutions, and whatever else 2016 might have in store. Before we get too far ahead of ourselves and proclaim the quintessential “that’s a wrap” on 2015, it’s nice to take a moment and reflect on the successes of the year passed. Let’s take a look back at just a handful of productivity and travel hacks from the past year in Sumo Hacks’ Top 10 in 2015.

#1 10 Health and Fitness Apps for Busy Entrepreneurs

I know how tough it can be to stay on top of your fitness goals. As a busy entrepreneur (or any constantly productive humanoid), it’s easy to prioritize business calls, team meetings, and company goals over making a trip to the gym. Fortunately, our technology is looking out for us. At least one of the ten apps listed here will be a good fit for your fitness goals. For the super-ambitious: try making multiple of these apps work together for a perfect fitness plan.


#2 10 Time Management Hacks to Turn You Into a Productivity Machine

Time Management Chef, Tor Refsland, serves up a platter of his ten most helpful hacks for getting productive. He says to achieve actual increases in productivity, stop reading about time management hacks! Instead, you should pick the methods you think will work, and then actually implement them. This list helps you break down what productivity could actually mean for you.

#3 Top 10 Productivity Courses on Udemy

For lifelong learners: Udemy offers over 35,000 courses specializing in hundreds of areas of skills. You could master photography, programming, project management, or even productivity. In this round-up by Yokozuna, discover the highest ranked productivity courses offered by this online university.

top productivity courses on udemy

#4 10 Branding Hacks to Grow Your Brand Without Losing Soul

In this free webinar, learn from branding and design experts Sunny Bonnell and Ashleigh Hansberger how to build a brand without sacrificing sincerity.

“Branding is the deliberate effort you make to say, ‘This is who we are’ to the world.” 

#5 10 Comedians Share How Anybody Can Make an Audience Laugh

Laughter makes people relax, connect, and engage; it wakes up your brain unlike anything else and can therefore be used as a tool for successful learning. Marc Raco collects ten tools straight from comedians for making an audience laugh. Read through for use in your own presentations and conversations, and get some laughs of your own along the way.

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#6 Top 10 Productivity Books on Amazon

If you’re going to invest the time it takes to sit down and read a book, you probably want to make sure there will be fruitful information to gain from your investment. Even a book on productivity could be unproductive if you choose the wrong one. Check out this list of the best-selling and best-rated productivity books on Amazon.

#7 4 Mental Hacks to Achieve a State of Peak Performance

Peak performance requires the same set of practice and rituals no matter the game. Whether you want to perform well in a tennis match, a business meeting, or at a big presentation, your ability to control your emotions will be an important skill to master. Check out these four hacks from performance psychologists to help you get your head in the game.


#8 12 Productivity Hacks to Optimize your Time Like a Pro

This is a round-up of some of my favorite productivity hacks learned from twelve fellow entrepreneurs. Some are simple additions to your day while others will help you rethink and reorganize. The last hack on the list seems counter-intuitive as the entrepreneur claims “I spend hours away from the laptop daily.” This is simple proof that more time does not always mean more productivity.

#9 8 Inspirational Quotes from Mark Cuban to Achieve Success

There are likely only very few things Mark Cuban couldn’t give you good advice about. From the man who has been successful wearing each of his many hats, here are some quotes that might just give you the little extra push you need today.

Mark Cuban Quotes

#10 10 Travel Hacks to Get the Most Out of Your Travels

Work hard, play hard. Some people get to do both simultaneously. This collection of hacks from contributing writer Sarah Dunn explains how to really immerse yourself while traveling. While not everyone will get the opportunity to fly free for a year like Sarah did, we all owe it to ourselves to really dive into the peculiarities of travel like she explains.

So here we are on the cusp of a new year! I hope this look back at the top ten hacks of 2015 inspires you to have a new and even more productive year ahead. Rely on Sumo Hacks in 2016 for information, collaboration, and tools to help you accelerate in all walks of life. Let’s raise a glass to that!

One Response to Sumo Hacks’ Top 10 in 2015

  1. Ryan Biddulph January 9, 2016 at 4:53 pm #

    Fab list Matt! Sarah’s article seems neat to me. Even though I am a full time digital nomad I have much to learn on the tech side of things when it comes to hacking. I know my stuff through traditional ways and means but am figuring out more when it comes to devices and hacks and all that good stuff.

    Here’s to a rocking 2016 on Sumo Hacks!


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