Aleksander Antoszek

Student, artist, writer & tutor


Hi!
I'm Aleksander (Alex, Alek, Olek), a student based in Kraków, Poland. I am the creator of Produktywny Uczeń, the first website for productive students in Polish. I help individuals & companies work better through a better understanding of their work & future possibilities. I have a blog, where I write about living a balanced life.

I'm always eager to meet & chat with interesting people. If you're ever in Poland, let me know. Or let's connect virtually

Aleksander Antoszek

Things that I'm currently doing


The Productive Student

Is my biggest project yet. It's a community full of useful resources for students of all ages who want to learn in a more mindful and effective way. The Polish version currently consists of a fortnightly podcast, weekly newsletter & semi-regular workshops in Poland. The English version is still a work in progress, but I'm planning to host webinars & write articles there. Hoping to launch it by June 2020. You can find all the relevant links related to this grand project at produ.site.

Tutoring

Is how I work with individuals to help them achieve their best results in school & college. We meet for 60-minute sessions where I provide you with top productivity & focus training and help you understand and develop your strengths. Think of this as tutoring + counseling + productivity training. Click here to learn more.


Other stuff


& more

I'm always looking for more opportunities, I am a fast learner & can adapt to new environments easily. Please contact me if you're interested in the things I do.

Aleksander Antoszek

About me


Who are you?

First of all, I'm a human being. Ok, got that out of the way.
I was born in Kraków, the second biggest city in Poland on a rainy Tuesday in June. I've lived there ever since.

I think that there are really three words that describe me well: curiosity, quality, and honesty.
These are the values I care about the most in work. I'm a naturally curious person, I read ~40 books a year, listen to many, many podcasts and just love learning new things preferably through experimentation. I'm a bit of a perfectionist, in that I really am only truly satisfied with something when it's completely finished. Also, I think that dishonesty destroys work immediately. Even when things are not as nice as they're supposed to be, everyone needs to know what's actually going on.

What do you want to do in life?

My primary goal is helping others. Giving what I have and listening to people that need it.

Can you help me?

I really want to. Helping others is what I truly love. If you're struggling with productivity/schoolwork/motivation, or are working on a project that I could help with, contact me.

I like you, can we connect?

Yes!

Why do you never show your face online?

With all the deepfakes, manipulations & privacy issues, sharing your face (arguably the most personal thing you own) doesn't sound like a fun idea to me. Although I am a real human being, and we can connect!

What do you use for work? What are your favorite tools?

Check this out

Tools

Curious what I'm using to get work done? Simply a geek who likes reading about workflows? You're in the right place.
Home & about me

Click on the logo when one is available to learn more about the tool.

Core

Standard Notes

Raindrop

Basecamp

More tools coming soon!

Standard Notes

Go check it out here

Incredibly simple by design, Standard Notes is an end-to-end encrypted note-taking app and overall productivity powerhouse. It's core version includes unlimited notes & devices, but the real deal is called Extended.
The app is designed with extensions in mind, you can install multiple editors, themes & components.
Other than being fully encrypted, the app is blazingly fast, fully open-source and has a strong community behind it.
It's my "second brain" - a place where I write, keep my todos, plan, track & store almost everything. Thanks to a "No Distraction" theme, Standard is also a fantastic tool for writers.

Go check it out here

Raindrop

Go check it out here

Raindrop is the ultimate bookmark, research & article reader app. It's "the second part of my second brain" - where I hold everything "external".
When I used Evernote, and later Notion, having both original and external content in one app was very distracting and cluttered app my second brain quickly. Now, everything that I create sits in Standard Notes, and everything that someone else created sits in Raindrop. Whenever I need to pull content out of Raindrop into Standard Notes, I open them simply side by side and highlight whatever I need. Having these tools separate is very important for me.

Go check it out here

Basecamp

Go check it out here

Basecamp is an amazing team collaboration platfrom. I only started using it pretty recently, but I'm loving it so far. Thoughtfully designed, incredibly powerful & free for education. Also, the company as a whole is really awesome. They even published several books about work.

Go check it out here

Aleksander Antoszek

What I'm currently doing


READING

Lost Connections by Johann Hari

Bauman by Dariusz Rosiak

In The Name Of Rose by Umberto Eco

MUSIC

Mettavolution by Rodrigo y Gabriela

The Wild Hunt by The Talles Man On Earth

Crack-Up by Fleet Foxes

PODCASTS

Rework by Basecamp

The Minimalists Podcast

Deeply Curious by Cody & Sarah Jensen

MAKING

In Search For Balance

Produktywny Uczeń

The Productive Student

HANGING AROUND

Kraków, Poland & Warsaw, Poland

FEELING

Surprisingly well

Inspired by Derek Sivers. Last updated 28 Jan '20