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Hello, I’m Michael Sliwinski, founder of Nozbe - to-do app for modern teams. I write about productivity, #NoOffice, #iPadOnly and I believe that work is not a place you go to, it’s a thing you do.

☑️ Productivity

Productivity-related topics. How I hack my life, do things better, faster and most of all, create long-lasting habits. I’m a constant productivity student. Now focused mostly on team productivity with the recent launch of Nozbe Teams.

Live demo walkthrough of Nozbe Teams - how to do GTD in teams?

Thursday, October 22, 2020

On my last webinar about working differently I did something crazy and performed a live demo of Nozbe Teams and turns out it went pretty great. It’s only 20 minutes and it shows clearly how easy it is to invite people to a team, create projects, add tasks and delegate them, and just make sure you know what’s going on in your team. Check it out:

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Once a week to create a long-lasting habit

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Once a week to create a long-lasting habit

Today I’d like to remind myself and you that to start a good habit of doing something consistently you should commit to doing it just once a week. And for best results, same day every week. This helped me start running and eventually doing triathlons. This will hopefully help me blog more regularly and reply to emails. From now on I’m committed to writing a new blog post every week on a Thursday and reviewing all my email backlog every week on a Friday. Details below.

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My new journaling routine for 2020 using Shortcuts on iPad or iPhone

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

My new journaling routine for 2020 using Shortcuts on iPad or iPhone

I’ve been keeping a semi-regular journal for the past few years and every now and then I’m tweaking the way I approach it. In 2016 I posted why it’s important for me to journal regularly and who inspired me to do that. In 2018 I posted my updated workflows for journaling and planning the day with additional apps I was using - Ulysses, Bear, etc. Later I introduced the concept of intermittent journaling with updated workflows. For 2020 and iOS13 I decided to review and simplify all of this and now I write both my journal and daily planning in Bear app using only three Shortcuts in iOS - here are the details:

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2019 review - a transition year…

Sunday, January 5, 2020

2019 review - a transition year…

Hello in 2020! So… instead of saying that “hindsight is 20/20” we can say that the future is twenty-twenty! Does it mean, I have a “perfect vision” for this upcoming year - well, maybe… but now let’s focus on reviewing 2019 as it was a very transitional year for me:

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I challenge you to simplify your life in 2020

Friday, January 3, 2020

I challenge you to simplify your life in 2020

In the January isssue of iMagazine - the leading Polish lifestyle magazine I wrote a column challenging people to simplify their stuff (and the way they’re doing things) in 2020 - to make this year a year of simplifications and reducing the barriers of entry to things they want to be doing more of… to basically simplify in order to create good, meaningful habits.

Get iMagazine 01/2020 and read my column (in Polish)

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Pre-deciding is the key to success.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Pre-deciding is the key to success.

Decision fatigue is real. It means that the quality of our decisions deteriorates as the days go by. We make better decisions in the morning when we’re rested… but by the end of the day we make worse decisions. So the key is to make most important decisions in the morning… and to reduce the number of decisions we make every day - and that’s where the concept of “pre-deciding” comes into play:

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Productivity technology and more at the Productivity Summit 2019

Monday, September 30, 2019

Productivity technology and more at the Productivity Summit 2019

I’m very excited to be participating at the end of this week live at the “Productivity Summit 2019” virtual conference - and unlike Business Systems Summit, this one is not pre-recorded but it will be done live via Zoom, so make sure to sign up.

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Why reading the same book again (or several times in life) is OK

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Why reading the same book again (or several times in life) is OK

I just maxed out my limit of audiobooks for this year’s Audible subscription and I still haven’t read all of the ones I purchased, but recently I decided to re-read some of the old books I already read before. Why would I do that?

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My new smartphone - iPhone SE - why I’m voluntarily switching to the slowest smartphone possible.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

My new smartphone - iPhone SE - why I’m voluntarily switching to the slowest smartphone possible.

I’ve owned every iPhone in the history of mankind… or more like in the history of smartphones… and for many years I’ve been upgrading to the latest and the greatest every year… and now that iOS13 is about to ship and the new iPhone 11 is about to be launched… I’m gradually switching to the smallest and slowest iPhone there is - the iPhone SE - here’s why:

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Emailing like texting - how to get back to inbox zero and make every email a GTD “2-minute rule”

Monday, August 26, 2019

Emailing like texting - how to get back to inbox zero and make every email a GTD “2-minute rule”

In the last years I had some serious problems replying to emails from people. Internally we don’t use email at Nozbe, but people from the outside had serious problems emailing me - either because I was throwing my assistant at them, or because I really took lots of time (weeks or even months!) to reply. This all changed last month by introducing a new way of dealing with email - “emailing like texting” which I introduced inspired by Katie’s article from Buzzfeed. Now my email inbox is at zero most of the days and I don’t need an assistant as much as I used to. Here’s how it works:

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Focusing on the WHEN and not the HOW…

Thursday, August 15, 2019

No Ironman - how I blew my dream because I was… late

Sunday, August 11, 2019

After 10 years, GTD Summit is back!

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Challenge: social media sabbatical for a month

Thursday, April 18, 2019

10 Steps to Ultimate Productivity book now available in Traditional Chinese!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

How intermittent journaling and some smart Siri shortcuts help me enjoy more intentional and productive days

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

How I learned JavaScript by studying source code of Basecamp… and how I keep learning programming by studying code written by others…

Monday, February 4, 2019

2018 review - an ongoing personal and business development

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Why “lessons learned” is better than just “lessons” - or how I edit my writing…

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Time to start your annual review!

Friday, December 28, 2018

Essentialism is easier when you’re forced to choose what’s really important

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

BOOK LAUNCH - 10 Steps to Ultimate Productivity

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Introduction to my new book - 10 steps to Ultimate Productivity

Thursday, December 6, 2018

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

Tuesday, December 4, 2018