These are the tools I use every day to coach and write SuiteScript, to create content, to run a business, and to manage my life.
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I sit on a Herman Miller Mirra2 chair at a 60" Herman Miller Sit-Stand desk. I've had these since 2016, and they have been worth every penny.
I custom-build my own PC every 7 or so years. Currently, I'm running:
- CPU: Intel i9 7980XE
- GPU: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080Ti
- RAM: 32GB
- OS: Windows 10 Pro
My mouse is a Razer Naga Trinity. I love all the programmable thumb buttons of an MMO mouse.
I clack on a Razer Huntsman Elite keyboard.
In 2023, I purchased an Elgato Stream Deck Plus for even more programmable buttons and dials. This has been a huge productivity boost, particularly when recording and editing videos.
On the go, I take a Framework 12th Gen laptop. Hurray for the Right to Repair!
I use a Sennheiser Profile USB mic mounted on a Sennheiser boom arm.
I use Camtasia for recording and editing videos.
For lighting, I use two Dazzne desk-mount LED panels.
Perhaps not what you think of when you think "productivity", I hand-write nearly all of my notes and my daily schedule before transitioning them to a digital system. I write almost exclusively with uniball JETSTREAM ballpoints, and I write in either Moleskine Classic notebooks or New Leaf Green Notes memo books (the dotted Ash version).
Notion is the digital system I use to manage my entire life - personal and professional. This is hands-down the most impactful piece of software I've ever used for any purpose. It is my calendar, my TODO list, my knowledge management, my project management, my note-taking, and more all in one place.
Firefox is my primary browser, and duckduckgo is my primary search engine.
WebStorm is my IDE; I write all of my code there, whether SuiteScript or website or anything else (I'm composing this page in WebStorm right now).
For light-weight text edits, I use Notepad++.
For a terminal, I
use WSL2 running an
Ubuntu image; I use the
bash shell because I've never learned anything else
I use Slack for professional chat.
I use Google Workspace for email and calendar.
I use SendOwl for selling digital products.
For booking appointments, I use Calendly.
For email marketing, I use Drip.
I use JSDoc to document all my SuiteScript.
Despite its end-of-life status, moment.js is my go-to library for dates and times since most of the libraries that supersede it do not yet work in NetSuite.
When I don't want to reinvent an Array iteration method or write an Object polyfill, I use lodash.
Books, Podcasts, and Other Media
In order to generate more of my own ideas and content, I’ve made a concerted effort to dramatically cut down the time I spend consuming other people’s ideas. That said, here are a whole bunch of people, shows, and sources I’ve “used” in the past that have genuinely improved my career and life.
- Jonathan Stark
- Rochelle Moulton
- Philip Morgan
- Soloist Women
- The Business of Authority
- Ditching Hourly
- Self-Made Expert