I used to be the editor of the Productive! Magazine between 2008 and 2016 (34 issues), also in Polish (18 issues), Dutch (5 issues), Spanish (4 issues) and Japanese (1 issue) as a part of my now shut-down Remag startup.
From the editor of the Productive! Magazine №34 with Greg McKeown: Do you know that this is the last time we meet here? This issue of Productive! Magazine marks the end of our series. All the archive editions will be certainly kept online so that you can always come back to your favorite articles and recommend them to the people who might need some inspiration or advice. In this post I’ll explain why and how we’re finishing off our magazine:
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:
The new issue of Productive! Magazine has just been published. It is the next to last edition of my free magazine. It includes articles that will help you develop productivity-boosting habits and routines. If you really want to achieve your goals, don’t miss this issue!
A great interview with Sean Platt - speaker, published author, and founder of the Sterling & Stone Story Studio, and most importantly - DAD. I talk to him about learning 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. Productive! Magazine #32
The new issue of Productive! Magazine has just been published. I hope you find an article that will prove really timely for you and that will help you stay in control of your time. Right – time. Because time is your most precious resource. It’s one of those few things you simply can’t get back no matter what you do. We both know that the real key here is not the amount of hours you stay at work, but how you actually use this time. Efficiency, process optimization and persistence are very important. And so is the focus!
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
Optimization is a really popular term nowadays, and I guess because of that its meaning has faded and lost some of its value. It’s a pity, because I see optimization as one of the crucial elements of productivity. It lets me save time and effort and maintain the quality of my work.
This is the Editor’s Note that I wrote for 31st issue of Productive! Magazine. See how you can use the workflow optimization rules employed in plants and factories to improve your personal productivity and team effectiveness.
I’m so proud of our Productive! Magazine network growing and later this week we’ll publish the 31st issue of our global one in English, but our Spanish franchise keeps growing, too. Now with my good friend Josep running the show with Augusto and a great bunch of Spanish-speaking productivity bloggers, they have just delivered yet another great issue:
More and more often, people go on about how busy they are as a reply to a simple “How are you” question. It becomes uncomfortable for me to listen to this. I don’t like it. We’re all busy, right?
This is the Editor’s Note that I wrote for 30th issue of Productive! Magazine. Learn, what has helped me focus on the essential stuff and get more things done that matter.
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 me about:
More details in Productive! Magazine 30