302 - Hardeep Nagra
Hardeep Nagra is from Birmingham, UK and he works in mortgage strategy for a top 10 UK bank.
Twitter → twitter.com/hardeepsnagra
Inside Hardeep's Workspace
- MacBook Air M1
- Dell Latitude (work laptop)
- Apple Studio Display
- Apple Magic Trackpad
- Logitech MX Keys Mini
- Logitech Triathlon M730 Mouse
- Kanto YU4 Speakers
- Belkin Boost Charge Pro
- iPhone 14 Pro (not pictured)
- Apple Watch S5
I have an in-depth blog post of all of the tools and apps I use to stay productive. You can check that out here, otherwise here are the apps I rely on daily:
- To-do app: Things 3
- Browser: Safari
- Content Planner: Notion
- Notes app: Bear
What is the most useful item in your workspace?
My Apple Studio Display. I love its simple yet beautiful design. It’s bright and has wonderful colours. But best of all, I can connect both my Mac and Windows laptop and switch instantly between them with the press of one button using a KVM switch. The built-in camera, mic, and speakers are great for Teams calls.
How do you spark creativity?
I’m one of those individuals who has to have a good work environment to be able to get focused and into the flow of things with minimal distractions. So I setup my desk to avoid clutter, and created a calm atmosphere with ambient lighting. Finally, I can’t work without some background music, and the Kanto YU4 speakers sound incredible when I’m listening to a focus playlist on Apple Music.
How do you manage work-life balance?
I think the most important thing for me was creating a separate office space at home. It lets me switch between work-mode and home-mode quickly.
What do you think is the main benefit of remote work?
I’ve very fortunate that my job is fully remote. With two young kids, it means I can take care of school runs without having to panic about commuter traffic and getting to the office in time. The amount of time I save on travelling to and from the office also means I actually have more time to get things done at work while still giving me time to get to the gym during my lunch break.