Dec 8, 2022

6 Ways to Boost Productivity & Get More Done Using AI (ChatGPT)

6 Ways to Boost Productivity & Get More Done Using AI (ChatGPT)
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OpenAI just launched ChatGPT and it has crossed 1M users in less than a week. Since then, many people have used it to do all sorts of things but let’s focus on how it can help us improve productivity and get more done.

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What is ChatGPT?

Since ChatGPT launched in November, 2022, it has crossed over 1 million users in less than a week.

It's an AI powered chat bot that's currently free to use while it's in research preview. All you need to do is just sign up for an account on

Use cases for ChatGPT

Generate Ideas 💡

First thing you can use ChatGPT for is to generate ideas. Some of the ideas I've mentioned here are generated by ChatGPT.

It can provide suggestions like new product ideas or business strategies, and you can also use it to suggest keywords or any search terms for SEO (Search Engine Optimization). It can help generate some unique and innovative concepts.

For example, I use ChatGPT to brainstorm for some good YouTube channel ideas, and here's what it suggested me.

Generate prompts for AI art

Another way to use it is to generate prompts for. So, for example, Guy Parsons has asked this question in ChatGPT.

He typed in a one liner question, it generated answers within a few seconds.

He entered these prompts into Midjourney, which is an AI powered system that generates images based on the user's prompts. So after that, here's what he got. Pretty awesome, right? The whole process probably takes less than a minute.


Another way you can use AI for is writing. You can write a song, ask ChatGPT to generate an email draft, generate content for social media or blog, generate product descriptions, marketing copy and more.

You can also use ChatGPT, like a research assistant, and it will generate information on a wide variety of topics.

If you own a business and you often need to do customer service yourself, you can basically use it like a customer service assistant where it gives you quick automated responses to common inquiries that your customers have.

Summarize a book

I have tried using it to summarize the book 'The 4 Hour Workweek' by Tim Ferriss and this is what it told me.

Write and debug code

Another mind blowing thing that's trend on Twitter right now is its ability to write and debug code. ChatGPT can identify the bug in your code, fixes it for you, and explains the fix.

Dave Williams asked ChatGPT to write a Figma plugin, and here's the mind blowing results.

Seek advice or suggestions (but of course, use it at your own risk)

Another interesting use case: Wilbert used ChatGPT to advise on his startup. He asked how can he make 10,000 MRR from his B2B SaaS product? Here's what it said.

All of the results generated are pretty generic, and it's not a hundred percent correct. After all, it's AI, not human, but I see a lot of potential here.

I've also tried doing this. I told ChatGPT that I'm a designer and an educator and I feel like an imposter, and here is what it told me. It even remembers and retains context of what I asked in my questions and answer me based on that. I gotta say this response is pretty good.

I have asked ChatGPT to tell me a joke and it never failed me. I also use it to get suggestions on random stuff. I ask ChatGPT if they can suggest me some creative Christmas gifts for my parents. There's also other use cases like using it to generate a recipe.

What you shouldn’t use ChatGPT for

It may generate incorrect information and it may occasionally generate some harmful instructions or offensive content, and it has limited knowledge of world events after 2021.

It cannot browse the internet for you, and it cannot access information that it hasn't been trained on.

So, what's next?

How you use ChatGPT is entirely up to your own creativity. Since AI has the ability to write the book code generate art, and so much more what happens to humans? So I asked ChatGPT, will AI replace humans? And this is what it said.

On a positive note, Shawn Wang, a developer has shared on Twitter that developers shouldn't be threatened by generative AI because in his perspective, AI helps us automate a lot of the boring stuff. In return, humans get to spend more time on valuable things.

Instead of fearing AI taking over humans. Let's embrace it and leverage on the technology and its intelligence to help us accomplish what we want to do. I'm not an expert, but I'm still learning about these new AI tools. I'm excited for what's to come.

Many people are already saying that the responses of ChatGPT are better than Google search results, but is this the death of Google? I don't think so. This is just the beginning.

I hope you're inspired based on these creative use cases so you can get more things done with ChatGPT.

Thank you for reading :)

Rachel How
Hey, I'm Rachel How 👋
Designer & Solopreneur. I'm passionate about solopreneurship, diversifying our income, UI/UX design and productivity. Currently building my 8th income stream and sharing the lessons learnt along the way.

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