Saturday, June 17

💯 Video of our 100th episode of The Podcast - celebrating two years podcasting weekly!

A week ago on WWDC in San Jose, California, we recorded our 100th episode of The Podcast - which is a great milestone - just two years in, we managed to record 100 episodes and we're enjoying it a lot. So cool the 100th espisode celebration happened when we were both at the same physical place - thousands of miles from our homes... and we recorded a video for you to enjoy:

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We're recording with only one microphone connected to my iPhone, we're totally tired and we're still jet-lagged. But hope you enjoyed this one - it's a great trip down the memory lane for us and hopefully for you.

Question: Which of our 100 episodes was your favorite?

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Tuesday, March 14

► Interview with Greg McKeown on Essentialism - Productive! Magazine's last interview (issue #34)

I've been a long-time fan of the book: Essentialism - the disciplined pursuit of less. I read the book twice and I wanted to have its author, Greg McKeown, as a cover interview for the Productive! Magazine - and just we've decided to shut down our magazine, we managed to get him on - which gives us the best farewell ever - we're focusing on what's essential for us (Nozbe) and appreciate what we had and experienced with the magazine, and closing the magazine down with a double-message of essentialism:

Greg McKeown

This interview is pretty long, but it's really worth watching it - we've covered lots of topics and really nailed down the Essentialism part

You can read more about the last issue of the Productive! Magazine on the Nozbe blog.

Thanks for being a part of the Productive! Magazine - I've been running it more than 8 years now but it was the time to finish it up with a blast and focus on other ways we can do to help people get more done.

Thanks!

Your editor-in-chief of the Productive! Magazine

  • Michael Sliwinski

P.S. After you've watched this video, make sure to check out my podcasts and the entire Productive! Show archive. I've done a few great interviews for this blog, check them out (Seth Godin, Michael Hyatt, Leo Babauta, Brian Tracy...)

Wednesday, January 4

► Interview with Marek Zmyslowski - Getting Things Done in Africa - Productive! Show #108

Marek Zmyslowski is a long-time Nozbe user and he's been using our app throughout his long career of first running startups in Poland to then accepting a great challenge of moving to Africa to Nigeria and starting an online business there. In this interview, originally published on the Nozbe blog, he shares his productivity tips and tricks and gives us a glimpse into his life in Africa, which to me sounds really exciting (and kinda scary!):

Marek Zmyslowski

This interview was originally published on Nozbe blog.

After you've watched this video, make sure to check out my podcasts and the entire Productive! Show archive.

I've done a few great interviews for this blog, check them out (Seth Godin, Michael Hyatt, Leo Babauta, Brian Tracy...)

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

► Interview with Jeff Sanders - Productivity for Podcasters - Productive! Show #107

As you know, I'm a regular podcaster these days. I've been publishing video interviews for a while now, but after more than 70 episodes of The Podcast and more than 7000 weekly listeners, I'm all about podcasting! And if you listen to podcasts, you might know my good friend Jeff Sanders whom I interviewed for the episode #102. He had me on his show, 5AM Miracle Podcast - episode 178 over a month ago, so I decided to publish my chat with him, which originally appeared on the Nozbe blog, where he shares his productivity tips for podcasters:

Jeff Sanders

This interview was originally published on Nozbe blog.

After you've watched this video, make sure to check out my podcasts and the entire Productive! Show archive.

I've done a few great interviews for this blog, check them out (Seth Godin, Michael Hyatt, Leo Babauta, Brian Tracy...)

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

► Interview with Glenn Williams - How to Delegate Tasks? - Productive! Show #106

It's amazing to be talking to people from different parts of the globe and to see how we influence lives of people and teams all over the world and this time I talk to Glenn Williams from Australia. I published this interview originally on the Nozbe blog but I think it can be very interesting for you as well, as Glenn's experience helping companies get more done and adapt to change is very inspiring:

Glenn Williams

This interview was originally published on Nozbe blog.

After you've watched this video, make sure to check out my podcasts and the entire Productive! Show archive.

I've done a few great interviews for this blog, check them out (Seth Godin, Michael Hyatt, Leo Babauta, Brian Tracy...)

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

► Interview with Erik Fisher - Beyond The Todo List host - Productive! Show #105

Recently I've been invited to many podcasts (thanks for having me :-) and one of my favorite ones was my guest appearance in Erik Fisher's Beyond The Todo List. We had such a great time that I invited Erik for an interview for the Nozbe blog and my community here on my personal blog. Hope you'll enjoy this interview as we discuss productivity essentials and Erik's methods for planning and staying on top of things.

Erik Fisher

This interview was originally published on Nozbe blog.

After you've watched this video, make sure to check out my podcasts and the entire Productive! Show archive.

I've done a few great interviews for this blog, check them out (Seth Godin, Michael Hyatt, Leo Babauta, Brian Tracy...)

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

► Interview with Mike St Pierre - Getting Things Done at schools - Productive! Show #104

Mike is a great friend. I originally did this interview with him for the Nozbe blog. He is a blogger, host of "The Emergent Leader Podcast", and ex-president of Morris Catholic High School and a father of 4 children. As you might guess, he uses Nozbe to get organized with all his projects. In this interview he explains how we uses Nozbe.how templates to create more structured projects and we dive deeper into the "weekly review" concept and why it's so important!

Mike St Pierre

This interview was originally published on Nozbe blog.

After you've watched this video, make sure to check out my podcasts and the entire Productive! Show archive.

I've done a few great interviews for this blog, check them out (Seth Godin, Michael Hyatt, Leo Babauta, Brian Tracy...)

Thursday, November 17, 2016

► Last year's interview with Marcus Platt on Little Book of Nozbe

This interview was published last year on our Nozbe YouTube Channel but it's very relevant still for people trying out getting organized with Nozbe - and it's an amazing example of why I love what I do, when I get to talk to fans of our work who build something new based on it. This is what Marcus did - he wrote a book about Nozbe Little Book Of Nozbe and a lite version and now updated it to Nozbe 3. In this interview you'll learn behind the scenes of how the book came to be and what was his motivation to write it and our to help him promote it :-)

Interview with Marcus

If you liked this episode, make sure to share it and let me know on social media.

This was episode 103. For the past episodes of the Productive Show please check out the archives where I interview some amazing folks for the Productive! Magazine and this site. Thanks!

Friday, July 29, 2016

► Jeff Sanders and dominating day before breakfast - Productive! Show #102

Michael talks to Jeff Sanders, the host of "The 5AM Miracle Podcast" and the author of a new book: "The 5 A.M. Miracle: Dominate Your Day Before Breakfast."

He asks Jeff some essential questions concerning his book as well as waking up early and the whole "methodology" behind it.

"When you wake up early you can actually use your time wisely and get a lot done."

Jeff convinces that if you read his book you will get a list of think you could do to change your life!

He also gives you a whole bunch of practical tips and motivates you to change the way you plan your day.

Question: Have you tried to switch to rising early in the morning? How did it go?

Please post your comments below, thanks!

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Friday, June 17, 2016

► How to motivate #NoOffice employees - Productive! Show #109

What motivates people in No Office company? People work for money but not because of money.

Give your employees something cool, a purpose to work in your company. Let them make decisions and give them freedom. They should choose how they reach the goal and when they'll work on that. The key to keep the flow is asynchronous work.

The most important thing is that you have to trust your employees. Treat them as partners and adults so they'll work as adults.

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Friday, March 25, 2016

► How to write. Fast. Interview with Sean Platt for the Productive! Magazine 32

A great interview with Sean Platt - speaker, published author, and founder of the Sterling & Stone Story Studio, and most importantly - DAD.

He talks to Michael Sliwinski about the way he learned to write really fast as well as about getting into a flow and looking for excuses. Sean also offers some advice for aspiring authors and tells how his usual writing day looks like.

More details in http://ProductiveMag.com/32

Question: What do you think about the fast-writing method described by Sean? Do you agree?

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

► How to be really productive? Interview with Grace Marshall for the Productive! Magazine 31

Grace Marshall is a naturally disorganised productivity coach, chief encourager at grace-marshall.com and a productivity ninja with the team at Think Productive. Today she speaks with Michael about the work-life rhythm that should replace the work-life balance. She also gives soem tips on how to be really productive not just busy.

More details in Productive! Magazine 31

Question: Have you read Grace's new book - "How to Be Really Productive"?

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

► Why you need to clear your head - Productive!Show #99

I'm in a very stressful moment right now. Lots of work, big marketing strategy for Nozbe, also big decisions in private life. Really I'm slammed. And today was so windy I didn't feel like running. It was a perfect excuse to stay at home and keep working. But I did go out and here's what I learned!

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Friday, September 11, 2015

☆ Video: How I work with my assistant step-by-step [on: Nozbe blog]

A month ago I wrote a blog post with my assistant on how we work together. It became very popular and people have been sharing it and following our advice. So to actually show how we work together, today on the Nozbe blog I posted a video screencast:

Video: How I work with my assistant step-by-step

In this video we show click by click how we deal with emails, share projects, delegate tasks, schedule meetings, collaborate on new projects and work under time pressure... And much more!

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Thursday, August 6, 2015

► Interview with Derek Sivers for the Productive! Magazine #30

Originally a professional musician and circus clown, Derek Sivers created CD Baby in 1998. It became the largest seller of independent music online, with $100M in sales for 150,000 musicians. In 2008, Derek sold CD Baby for $22M, giving the proceeds to a charitable trust for music education. He is a frequent speaker at the TED Conference, with over 5 million views of his talks. Since 2011 he has published 34 books, including "Anything You Want," which shot to #1 on all of its Amazon categories.

Today, he speaks to Michael Sliwinski about: - His recipe for a happy life by a quasi-retired entrepreneur - Developing own company - Giving and taking

More details in Productive! Magazine 30

Question: Would you give $22M to a charity like Derek did?

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