ChatGPT has exploded onto the world scene. Like many others, I was impressed with my early testing of ChatGPT, but I struggled a bit with how to work ChatGPT into my daily routine. So I went looking for ChatGPT examples that could help with my productivity.

Real-life ChatGPT examples for productivity were rare since it is so new, so I decided to develop my own! Here are some early ways I am already using ChatGPT in nearly all my workflows to improve productivity.

Here is a list of the ways I am using ChatGPT for productivity so far:

  • Article writing
  • Brainstorming
  • Checklist creation
  • Business book synopsis
  • Headline/blog title generation
  • Keyword research
  • Meeting preparation
  • Meta description writing
  • Proposal writing
  • Sales emails
  • Thesaurus

Starting with ChatGPT

When I first started using ChatGPT, I was worried that it would feel like an alien tool intruding into my workflow. After all, I had been refining my productivity hacks for years and they were really dialed in.

As with any new habit, I struggled at first. But the struggle gave way to enthusiastically embracing the new workflow when I saw how Chat GPT was improving my productivity.

For me, the key to remembering to use the tools was adding it to my startup list when I open my browser and pinning it to be the first tool I look at in my rotation. And then I set up a process where EVERY task had to start with ChatGPT so I would be forced to incorporate it into my workflow.

First ChatGPT Example: This Article

When I was writing this article, I wanted to make sure it would rank high in search engines so people could find it easily.

I started by using my usual process to build my keyword listβ€”and then I added ChatGPT to the mix.

ChatGPT found some keywords I hadn’t found, and one of them showed a higher traffic level with a lower difficulty index than the best keywords I had found in my usual research.

So ChatGPT quickly proved its worth being added to my keyword research workflow.

How else did ChatGPT assist with this article?

1. I asked ChatGPT for examples of how ChatGPT could help with productivity.

2. I asked ChatGPT to brainstorm blog titles for this article. One of the variations suggested is the one I used

3. I asked ChatGPT to help write the meta description for the article.

So ChatGPT is now a critical part of my workflow for keyword research and content creation.


I am a huge fan of brainstorming. I think it’s one of the best ways to get ideas flowing, and I believe that it should be used not only for coming up with new products and services, but also for solving problems and coming up with solutions for anything you are working on.

I love brainstorming so much that I created my own free brainstorming community where people come together and brainstorm ideas and solutions for each other.

But how do you brainstorm when you don’t have access to a community or team? You could try going solo, but it’s hard to come up with good ideas when you’re on your own. So what if there was a way to always have access to an unlimited supply of fresh ideas?

ChatGPT is a great brainstorming option for product ideas, writing, name generation, and almost anything else that you can use anytime. It’s especially helpful if you’re working soloβ€”you’ll always have someone there ready to bounce ideas off of!

Here is an example of a brainstorming question ChatGPT example.

Garland Question: Please provide examples of CRM lead workflow names

ChatGPT Answer:

  1. Prospect β†’ Contact β†’ Lead β†’ Opportunity β†’ Customer β†’ Advocate
  2. Cold Contact β†’ Engaged Prospect β†’ Qualified Lead β†’ Opportunity β†’ Customer β†’ Brand Ambassador
  3. Unknown β†’ Aware β†’ Interested β†’ Engaged β†’ Converted β†’ Loyal
  4. Suspect β†’ Prospect β†’ Qualified Lead β†’ Opportunity β†’ Customer β†’ Raving Fan
  5. Stranger β†’ Follower β†’ Subscriber β†’ Engaged Contact β†’ Customer β†’ Evangelist
  6. Initial Inquiry β†’ Interested Prospect β†’ Qualified Lead β†’ Sales Qualified Lead β†’ Customer β†’ Promoter
  7. Awareness β†’ Interest β†’ Consideration β†’ Intent β†’ Purchase β†’ Referral
  8. Inquiry β†’ Engagement β†’ Evaluation β†’ Conversion β†’ Retention β†’ Ambassador
  9. Target β†’ Lead β†’ Prospect β†’ Customer β†’ Brand Advocate
  10. Initial Contact β†’ Nurtured Lead β†’ Marketing Qualified Lead β†’ Sales Qualified Lead β†’ Customer β†’ Advocate

Using these ideas, I was able to come up with my own CRM workflow that resonated with me.

Business Book Summaries

I run a business book club where we meet online to discuss business books and learn from the best minds in the business world. We’re made up of people from all over the world, but we share a passion for learning and growing as entrepreneurs.

I had ChatGPT write me a synopsis of books like “Profit First” and “Rework” so I could give my members a brief description of each book. This was super helpful in preparing for our discussions!

Meeting Preparation

I was asked to be the meeting facilitator for a public open house for an upcoming property development. I asked ChatGPT to give me some tips for hosting an open house.

Many were already on my list, but there were several additional ideas that helped that I was able to work into my meeting prep and used during the session to make things go more smoothly.

Garland Question: Please provide tips for hosting an open hours for local residents to provide feedback on a new commercial development in the area

ChatGPT Answer:Β 

Sure, here are some tips for hosting an open house to gather feedback from local residents on a new commercial development:

  1. Choose a convenient location: Choose a location that is easy to access for residents in the area. If the new development is located in a specific area, choose a location nearby that is easily accessible by public transportation, car, or bike. Consider choosing a community center, library, or other public space that is familiar to local residents.
  2. Advertise the event: Use a variety of advertising methods to let residents know about the event. This could include social media, local newspapers, flyers, and posters in the area. Make sure to include the date, time, and location of the event, as well as information on what the open house is about.
  3. Prepare materials: Prepare materials that explain the proposed development in simple terms, including drawings, maps, and any other relevant information. You might also consider creating a website or online platform where residents can learn more about the development and provide feedback.
  4. Encourage participation: Make sure to encourage participation by providing refreshments or snacks, as well as activities or interactive stations where residents can learn more about the development. Consider having staff available to answer questions and guide residents through the materials.
  5. Provide opportunities for feedback: Provide multiple opportunities for residents to provide feedback, such as comment cards or digital feedback forms. Make sure to clearly communicate how the feedback will be used and how residents can stay informed about the development.
  6. Follow up: After the event, make sure to follow up with residents who attended and provide updates on how their feedback was incorporated into the development plans. Consider holding additional events or meetings as the development progresses to continue engaging with the community.

Sales Emails & Proposals

I was recently working on a sales letter for a client who has SaaS software and wanted an approach letter to send to large companies within their target audience.

I decided to try using Chat GPT to help me write that letter. To my surprise, the first attempt by ChatGPT was excellent! It was very usable, it just lacked some of the additional specific advantages of their software which I added.

I used ChatGPT again to help me write a coaching proposal letter for a project I found online.

Using ChatGPT gave me excellent ideas in both cases and cut my writing time by more than 50%.

Speaking Engagement Checklist

I’m a professional speaker, and I’ve been getting more speaking engagements since the pandemic. As I get more requests to speak, I want to make sure I’m doing everything possible to make sure that my clients are happy and that their events are successful.

So I asked ChatGPT to create a checklist of questions to ask when accepting a speaking engagement. Here’s what the AI came up with:

Garland Question: Create a checklist of questions to ask when accepting a speaking engagement

Chat GPT Answer:

Sure, here’s a checklist of questions you can use to help you evaluate and accept a speaking engagement:

  1. What is the topic or theme of the event?
  2. Who is the target audience for the event?
  3. What is the date and time of the event?
  4. What is the expected length of the speaking engagement?
  5. What is the location of the event?
  6. What is the expected size of the audience?
  7. Who are the other speakers at the event?
  8. Will there be any media coverage of the event?
  9. What is the budget for the speaker’s fee and travel expenses?
  10. Will there be any opportunities for networking or additional speaking engagements?
  11. Are there any specific requirements for the speaker’s presentation (e.g. format, equipment, materials)?
  12. What are the key goals or objectives for the event, and how can the speaker contribute to achieving them?
  13. Is there a specific message or call to action that the speaker should emphasize in their presentation?
  14. Is there any pre-event preparation or rehearsal required?
  15. Are there any restrictions or guidelines regarding what the speaker can or cannot say during their presentation?

By asking these questions, you can ensure that the speaking engagement is a good fit for your expertise and interests, and that you are able to deliver a high-quality presentation that meets the needs of the audience and event organizers.

Tips for Using ChatGPT for Productivity

I wanted to include some tips in this article about how to use ChatGPT more effectively. So I asked ChatGPT!

Garland: Give me some tips on how to work with ChatGPT more effectively, especially for productivity

ChatGPT: Sure! Here are some tips on how to work with ChatGPT more effectively for productivity:

  1. Be clear and specific: When giving instructions to ChatGPT, be as clear and specific as possible. Clearly state what you want or the task you need assistance with. This helps ChatGPT understand your request accurately and generate relevant responses.
  2. Use bullet points or numbered lists: When you need to provide multiple pieces of information or ask for a series of tasks, consider using bullet points or numbered lists. This helps organize your request and makes it easier for ChatGPT to generate responses in a structured manner.
  3. Experiment with system and user prompts: ChatGPT responds to both system and user prompts. You can start with a system prompt to guide the conversation or use a user prompt to directly ask a question or request specific information. Experiment with different prompts to see which approach yields the best results for your task.
  4. Iterate and refine: If the initial response from ChatGPT doesn’t fully meet your needs, feel free to iterate and refine your request. You can provide additional context, specify the type of information you’re looking for, or ask ChatGPT to think step-by-step or debate pros and cons before settling on an answer.
  5. Use the temperature and max tokens settings: The temperature and max tokens settings can affect the output of ChatGPT. Temperature determines the randomness of the response, with higher values (e.g., 0.8) making the output more creative, and lower values (e.g., 0.2) making it more focused and deterministic. Max tokens limits the length of the response. Experiment with these settings to control the length and creativity of the generated content.
  6. Proofread and verify: ChatGPT generates text based on patterns learned from data, but it may not always produce accurate or error-free content. Always proofread and verify the information provided by ChatGPT to ensure its accuracy and reliability before using it in a professional or important context.
  7. Explore other features: ChatGPT may have other features or capabilities that can assist with your productivity. For example, it can help with language translation, summarization, brainstorming ideas, or providing explanations. Take time to explore and experiment with different use cases to make the most of ChatGPT’s capabilities.

Remember, while ChatGPT can be a valuable tool for productivity, it’s important to critically evaluate the information it generates and use it as a tool to support your decision-making, rather than relying solely on its outputs.

To this I would add my own tips, some of which mirror ChatGPT’s suggestions but have my own take on them:

  1. Use ChatGPT first: Pin ChatGPT where you can easily access it and create your workflow to start with ChatGPT.
  2. Experiment wildly: I am not sure of everything ChatGPT can do so I just try stuff. Sometimes ChatGPT can’t help, but often I am amazed at how much help it is on things I didn’t expect it to be able to help with.
  3. Learn how to use “prompts.” I love to look at other ChatGPT examples where people use prompts to structure their questions for better clarity and results.
  4. Know ChatGPTs limitations.
    1. ChatGPT doesn’t have full access to all your databases
    2. ChatGPT 3 was only trained on data up to 2021. So you can’t ask who won the SuperBowl in 2022. I am sure later versions will be up more to date.
    3. Check the stats – sometimes the AI just makes stuff up, so don’t stake your reputation on stats or claims the AI makes. Look for credible sources to back up the statistics and claims.

What Does ChatGPT Replace for Me?

As you can see by these ChatGPT examples, I am quickly finding real value in using this AI tool for my personal productivitity.

ChatGPT is replacing some types of searches, especially the ones where I am looking for ideas.

Brainstorming with ChatGPT is often faster than looking through tons of articles trying to spark the creativity I am looking for.

But, because the current version has access to data up to 2021, it isn’t able to help me with current trends and the most up to data information.

ChaGPT does well as a thesaurus.

So writing, research and brainstorming are the strongest use cases for me rightΒ  now.

What doesn’t Chat GPT replace for me?

Keyword Research Tools: While ChatGPT did a great job of brainstorming keywords, it doesn’t at this time have statistics on how many people search for the keywords and how difficult it would be to attain top search results. ChatGPT is a great addition to my favorite keyword research tool, KWFinder, but doesn’t replace it.

What can’t ChatGPT do -yet?

I would love to be able to turn ChatGPT loose in my databases such as my CRM and personal knowledge base to find, filter, and build connections. But that functionality isn’t there yet. I think the next version, ChatGPT 4 can do that so I look forward to providing new ChatGPT examples by having it work within my databases.


At the moment, I feel I am just dipping my toe in an ocean of productivity possibilities!

ChatGPT is so friendly and helpful, I think it deserves it’s own name!

I hope you have enjoyed these ChatGPT examples for productivity. Stay tuned for additional videos and articles on how I use ChatGPT and other AI tools for productivity.