Friday, December 21, 2018

🎬 10 steps to Ultimate Productivity book walkthrough in just 2 minutes!

Now that my latest book is launched: “10 steps to Ultimate Productivity” inspired by my video course... and as I've already published the excerpt from the foreword of the book, it's time to have a look and see what the book is like!

It’s a real physical book!

And no, it's not just an ebook or audiobook - it's a physical book that we've self-published and self-printed and we'll be self-shipping it to our Nozbe customers and whoever buys it on Amazon.

Here's how the book looks like in 2 minutes:

Book walkthrough

As you can see we've made sure the book is really practical:

  • large font - easy to read and get back to
  • lots of white space - to take notes
  • practical exercises at the end of each chapter
  • lots of examples from productivity experts from our book launch team

Make sure to check it out!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

🎬 Blast from the past - the “10 Steps to Ultimate Productivity” Video Course back from 2013 ahead of my book launch!

I’m about to self-publish a book inspired by my “10 Steps to Ultimate Productivity” video course which I recorded back in 2013. Basically what I did with the book was to enhance the script of the video course, adapt it to the year 2018 and publish it as a physical book which you can hold in your hand.

The book is launching soon so I wanted to publish this blog post with all the links to the video course in case you wanted to enjoy it before the book ships. Here’s the video introduction to the course:

Each lesson is short and to the point, so if you want to watch lesson 1 and the following lessons, just go to:

Alternatively you can just listen to the audio version:

I recorded the course in 5 languages!

Yep, I love learning different languages and communicating in them, so I recorded the video course not only in English, but also in:

Import the course to your Nozbe as a project:

There’s an easy way to go through the course and get each lesson done by using a Nozbe.how template and import it to your account as a project:

With subtitles:

Enjoy the course!

The course lessons might have been recorded over 5 years ago, but the course is timeless, it’s free and very soon you’ll see what a great productivity) book I managed to write based on it :-)

Get notified when the book launches

Friday, November 30, 2018

✔️ [TV appearance!] Nozbe’s TGIF - Thank Goodness It’s Friday on Polish national television - how to work smarter?

As I’ve written here, and on the NoOffice blog and on Nozbe blog, today is Friday and in our company we treat this day differently - we don’t do the usual work - we focus on getting the weekly review done and later each member of our team can design this day the way they want: do something for personal development, catch up on reading, conference watching, learning new skills... or simply run errands - it’s all up to them... and last month our system got the attention of the Polish national breakfast television and I had a privilege of being there:

Nozbe’s TGIF - Thank Goodness It’s Friday on Polish national television - how to work smarter?

Watch the program with yours truly on television (in Polish)

How do you do Fridays?

Please read how we do them at Nozbe and if you have any questions, let me know!

And if you want to know the back story how I got to TV, here it is:

Thursday, November 22, 2018

🎬 I’m thankful for Robert Kubica being back as racing driver for Formula 1

Wow, I’ve been waiting for this news for the last two years! This is a fairytale and a story of passion, perseverance and drive... Robert Kubica is back as a regular driver for Williams Racing in the next Formula 1 season! Here’s why it’s amazing (and here’s a short video of his career to date):

I’m thankful for Robert Kubica being back as racing driver for Formula 1

Robert Kubica is back as a driver in Formula 1

Today is “Thanksgiving” in America - something we don’t celebrate in Europe, although today is a day Formula 1 fans and people of Poland should be very thankful for - our one-and-only Formula 1 racing driver is back on the F1 grid - Robert Kubica is back and confirmed by the Williams Racing Team as a regular driver for them in the 2019 and 2020 seasons!

It’s been a long time coming. After his almost-fatal accident in 2011 where he’s almost lost an arm, nobody thought he’d be able to race again... let alone be back in the fastest racing cars on the planet. And today he’s back and I’m so really thankful for this! And so happy!

He wasn’t supposed to drive again...

This story reminds me of a story of Hermann “Herminator” Maier who also had a near-fatal accident and almost lost his leg... and wasn’t supposed to walk again, let alone ski... and he not only managed to cure his leg... he went back to skiing and won a World Cup and World Championship back!

Robert is similar - he almost lost his arm... and he wasn’t supposed to drive again... and he went back to driving and racing in Rally Championships and became a WRC2 European Champion... and last year he was already testing F1 cars at Renault and Williams... but didn’t get the place... and now he’s back!

Now here’s me hoping he’ll not only start racing again, he’ll win races again... and maybe even become a World Champion? Who knows, this guy can apparently accomplish anything!

Robert Kubica videos by his team, Williams Racing

Here’s team chief, Claire Williams announcing Robert Kubica:

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And here’s another video, where Robert Kubica himself tells his amazing fairytale-like story:

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P.S. Back to Thanksgiving...

And just as a side note to this post I’d like to highlight that even though we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in Europe, I do practice being thankful every morning when I do my jourinaling.

And if you want to learn more about why being thankful and grateful is truly powerful, make sure to listen to the podcasts episodes by Michael Hyatt and Shawn Stephenson.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

🎬 Which mobile apps we use to run our Nozbe company? - video of my presentation at Mobiconf 2018

Last month I was kindly invited to one of the biggest mobile conferences in Europe - Mobiconf 2018 and I had a chance to do a follow up to my Infoshare 2018 presentation on the way we work. Today it's Saturday so if you want to get inspired how to work better next week, make sure to check it out:

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My presentation at Mobiconf was about the apps we use to do our #NoOffice work and the way we communicate- specifically our pyramid of communication

Here's the link to all the resources mentioned in this presentation.

Enjoy, and if you'd like to also get my book on “NoOffice apps” make sure to sign up to my newsletter below this post.

It was also nice that some people who were at my presentation rally liked it. So much so that I won an award for the best presentation on the “everything mobile” track, neat! If you liked it, too, make sure to let me know!

Which mobile apps we use to run our Nozbe company? - video of my presentation at Mobiconf 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018

🎬 Video review - why I’m calling the 11” iPad Pro a “retro iPad”?

This week is all about the new iPad Pro and on IGTV I recorded this video when I’m comparing it to...

Video review - why I’m calling the 11” iPad Pro “retro design”?

Let’s take a look at the difference between the new 11” iPad Pro and the old 10.5” one and the “ancient” original iPad from 2010

The new iPad Pro is stunning and it’s so similar to the original iPad. Especially the silver version is stunning. The sharp edges are so cool. Check it out!

Saturday, November 10, 2018

🎬 Why “No Office”? Why I’m running an all-remote company? - my presentation at Infoshare 2018

In this presentation that I did in front of an audience of 500+ people at InfoShare 2018 I’m talking about the “why” of #NoOffice - why we’re running a company without an office. What are the advantages and disadvantages and why I believe it’s the future of work.

Why an all-remote team can be successful and work better!?

Infoshare

Apart from the big “why” I also talk about the practical aspects of running an all-remote company and why it might not make sense to rent an office space for your company/startup and why by working all-remote you can have a better team:

  • how you can make your team feel more connected... even though they don’t share the same physical space
  • how to run meetings, how to run projects, how to get stuff done together in a “no office” team
  • when meeting in person matters and when it really doesn’t - how to build a company based on trust and not just control
  • why when you’re together you’re wasting time and having only an illusion of control - how to structure communication in your team
  • why a physical office can be an additional tool for your team/company but is not a requirement - why you can hire from anywhere and how it benefits you
  • why you can save money on rent and save time and stress on daily commute

Plus lots of practical tips of running an all remote team from me - a person, who’s been doing this for the last 11 years + more tips from other companies who’re doing it as well (Automattic, Buffer, MySQL, etc.). Enjoy!

P.S. And if you want to find out how I worked on this presentation, you’ll get the whole back-stage listening or watching the episode 145 of The Podcast

Friday, July 20, 2018

💡 How to do a Weekly Review explained in 3 minutes (video) 🎬

Today is Friday so it’s time for a weekly review and as I was playing on my instagram account I decided to record a short vertical video about it, where I feature my template for a weekly review, here goes:

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In short, the concept of a weekly review is to have this habit to regularly review your past week and plan your next week. It’s the moment to take time to slow down, have an honest meeting with yourself and see what happened... and plan what’s going to happen.

I like doing my weekly reviews on Fridays, because this way I go into the weekend with all my work issues closed and with a plan for next week. This way on Mondays I don’t have to think what to do, I just start the day with a plan prepared beforehand.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this short video and hope you’ll take your time to do your review.

Question: Did you do your weekly review today?

Sent from my iPhone X

Monday, October 23, 2017

💡 The Podcast - live video from Wrocław

Just a week ago I came back from our fall "Nozbe Reunion" from the beautiful city of Wrocław in Poland where I met my entire Nozbe team. We spent a great week there, having fun, working, brainstorming and just enjoying each other’s company. If you want to learn all about it, make sure to check our live video recording of the 116th episode of the Podcast. It’s great to be able to do this recording live, we had lots of fun:

Hope you enjoyed watching this video as much as we did recording it, and if you like The Podcast make sure to check out past episodes, or:

Subscribe to The Podcast in iTunes | [Subscribe on YouTube][y] | [Get RSS][rss]

Thanks! The next video podcast will probably be recorded in half a year... let’s see if we keep up learning Spanish and French...

Sent from my iPhone 7 Plus

Saturday, June 17, 2017

💯 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?

Sent from my iPhone 7 Plus Jet Black

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

► 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, 2017

► 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...)