About Me
About Me

About Me

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This is me. Demetri Panici.

First thing’s first. I love grey shirts. This picture is taken from a thumbnail of mine because ironically even as a content creator I don't have many good pictures of myself.

Enough About Me… just kidding that’s what you came here for.

So who exactly is Demetri Panici?

As I can feel through you reading this you might have a hard time pronouncing my name. So naturally I’m going to do that phonetic spelling thing that everyone’s into nowadays.

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Duh-me-tree Puh-knee-chi

It’s really not that bad but I have found throughout my life that most people get it wrong the first time so I figured I’d save you the trouble.

So if you could not tell by now I have a bit of a hyperactive personality. Or at least that’s what I like to tell people. I have a whole lot of ideas constantly bouncing around in my head at all times.

Going along with that, when I find something I really like, whether it’s a joke (memes) I find funny, a video game (World of Warcraft) or a type of exercise (running), I really can’t stop saying or doing it without… overdoing it.

Luckily for me when I stumbled down the rabbit hole  of productivity and self development in the first semester of my senior year of college I fell through it hard.

Being inspired by my favorite content creator Matt D’Avella (who has an amazing YouTube channel by the way) I wanted to get into minimalism and freelance work. After a long summer of struggling to juggle my full time internship and running 60 miles a week, Matt had a fellow content creator Thomas Frank feature on his YouTube channel. Thomas is the founder of a wonderful blog called College Info Geek.

I spent the beginning of the semester going through all of Thomas’s YouTube content and taking inspiration from his use of the productivity app Notion.

From there I incorporated whatever I could find about Notion, Google Calendar and a time tracking app called Toggl to completely change the way I handled my time, task, and project management.

Above you can see my favorite productivity apps that have each played an integral part of my life since I discovered them. My goal for Rise Productive is to find the right tools that will have an impact on you like these three tools have impacted me.

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Since integrating these programs into my life I have less stress, more time, and am able to do what I want with the time I have.

Throughout this website, my YouTube channel and all the other content that I create I will do my best to help those that are in need of direction in order to build a better life.

With that being said all you need to do from here is take the first step. So if you’re ready to get started….