Productive Magazine Issue 4 with Leo Babauta

Finally the 4th issue of Productive! Magazine is out, make sure to check it out and download your free PDF copy!
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Posted on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 (magazine,show,walkthrough)

Max Schaufler
Mar 31, 2010 01:38
Hi Michael, after following your activities for quite a while I finally have to post a comment. For me you are a good example of some key concepts I found relevant to strive after: *) If you want to do something, then ... ... start everything, ... start now, ... start small. *) Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly at first. (taken from Barbara Sher) Don't get this wrong - I'm certain you put a lot of effort into your work, and the output shows for itself! I just really like the touch of imperfectness, because it's real (at least I think it is) and not acted. But focusing on the positive instead of the negative (actually there is no negative in the brain, try to not think of something), I see what I try to accomplish every day: You put out videos, in addition to all your other daily work. They are not perfect, sterile studio-atmosphere stuff, and you don't get stopped by minor details. You do something different all the time, trying something new. This is what impresses me. Anyway, that's what I wanted to say. Looking forward to reading the just-downloaded issue. Keep it up! Max
Michael Sliwinski
Mar 31, 2010 10:10
Thanks for your comment, Max! Really appreciate it. Sincere comments like these keep me going. You know Max, I just enjoy doing all these things. I learn in the process and I enjoy the "learning process" as such. I strongly believe that only people who actually get something done achieve success, whereas people who strive for perfection, very often fail to start int the first place. Hope that my lack of perfection doesn't get in the way of making my point across and hope that you do get the benefits of the advice I try to give with these videos, the magazine and my web app :-) What can I say? I'm just loving the process and I'm enjoying each step of the way. I think your comment deserves an entire blog post :-) Thanks and enjoy the magazine!
Michael Boyter
Apr 2, 2010 12:17
Michael, I just wanted to drop you a quick note and tell you how amazing your current issue is (issue 4)! As I scanned down the content of this issue EVERY article peeked my interest. I have read about 25% of it so far and I will be reading the remainder by the end of the day. I work from home and am well aware that I need to improve my productivity, or my goals will not be met as soon, or at all, as I hope. Productivity is something that is on my mind constantly. Daily I face many of the challenges (of working from home) that your publication addresses. I look forward to your future issues. Keep up the outstanding work and I thank you. All the best, Michael
Web
May 18, 2010 06:54
Don’t get this wrong – I’m certain you put a lot of effort into your work, and the output shows for itself!I just really like the touch of imperfectness, because it’s real (at least I think it is) and not acted. But focusing on the positive instead of the negative (actually there is no negative in the brain, try to not think of something), I see what I try to accomplish every day:You put out videos, in addition to all your other daily work. They are not perfect, sterile studio-atmosphere stuff, and you don’t get stopped by minor details. You do something different all the time, trying something new. This is what impresses me. +1
Michael Sliwinski
Jun 18, 2010 14:10
Thanks guys for great comments and for liking my in-perfection. The new Productive Magazine is almost ready. You'll love it. All the best, - Michael
Ian
Jul 16, 2010 01:01
Michael, Great video and I will check out the other site you mentioned. Keep up the good work. Your effort you put into your online presentation was good, I know personally I am a little shy if I know its going to be recorded.
Michael Sliwinski
Aug 11, 2010 05:27
I'm shy, too, but it just needs to get done. Let's see how my other videos work out here, I'll be working on those a lot more now. Thanks for your comments Ian!
Kristaps Knets
Oct 31, 2011 22:30
I'm still learning from you, but I'm trying to achieve my goals. I certainly liked reading all that is posted on your blog.Keep the stories coming. I enjoyed it!