One of my superpowers is having a ridiculously ⚡ fast typing speed (157 WPM). I believe everyone can get at least 2x more productive just by improving how fast they type.

Here are the 8 tips that I used to double my typing speed over the past 10 years 👇
✂️ Learn Keyboard Shortcuts - Absolute game-changer for fixing mistakes. If you have to hit backspace twice, there’s a problem. Instead, use either (1) Option/CTRL + Backspace to delete an entire word or (2) CMD + Backspace to delete an entire line.
⚡ Practice On @10FastFingers_ - 1 minute-long typing tests where all you have to do is type as many words in a minute as you can. Even semi-regular practice will help you ramp up your typing speed.
⌨️ Practice On - This website tests your typing for weak spots and then trains you on those. So, depending on which letters on the keyboard you’re most struggling with, the software will train you on those more often.
🚫 Ditch Your Mouse - Try to use ONLY the keyboard and use software like @alfredapp to search for all the things and switch between apps with a simple CMD + Spacebar combo. At first, it might feel intimidating but quickly you’ll never want to go back to using your mouse.
🙈 Avoid Looking At Your Keyboard - Train your muscle memory and resist the urge to look at the keyboard even if that means you have to type slower at first. The whole point of typing fast is to be able to do it without a single glance at your keyboard.
🔁 Return Fingers To Correct Resting Position - Left-hand fingers on A, S, D, F and right-hand fingers on J, K, L, ;. This is much easier thanks to these little bumps that every keyboard has on the F and J keys so get used to your index fingers returning to this position.
🔊 Try To Make Noise - Yes, this sounds a little bit weird but I’ve found that whenever I’m typing loudly I also tend to type faster. The explanation might be as simple as typing loudly helps us get into the right mindset which then helps increase the typing speed.
🎮 Treat It As A Game - Currently, I’m working towards a goal of 200 WPM. Mainly because it sounds cool but also because it makes me excited to improve even more. So, make sure you’re enjoying the process and have fun on your way to the goal.
If you’d like to learn about all the benefits of typing fast and where I explain all the above tips, check out this video on How I Type Really Fast 👉
And, if you’re curious about which keyboard to choose for better typing speed then head over to this video where I’ve tested and compared the 6 most popular mechanical and membrane keyboards (and found out which one is the best)👇

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