From the Editor
It is my great pleasure to give you this fourth issue of Productive! Magazine. I know, I know, we have procrastinated with this one and released it later than expected, but it is finally here, on your screens. Enjoy.
Because of so many things happening in my private life, ie. my responsibilities as a father and our move to a new apartment, the time I had left to work has been used to focus on my company, my web app - Nozbe and the new web app that we are going to release this year. Let’s hope it’s the last delay in the Productive! Magazine history.
Now on to this issue’s theme. Let’s start with my own company — no, we don’t have a physical “central office”. Everyone works from home, including yours truly. That’s why there’s always a challenge of balance between work and private life. The two boundaries blend and very often it’s hard to draw the lines between the two.
The main rationale behind working from home is not a way to save money. It is mostly a lifestyle choice and I love it. I fell in love with the concept when I was in college writing my final thesis on Teleworking (Telecommuting). This is why the theme of this issue of Productive! Magazine is “working from home” and we have great experts to help me tell more about the subject.
First off, we’ve got über-blogger Leo Babauta who writes one of the most popular blogs on the Internet, Zen Habits directly from his home office on the beautiful island of Guam or from San Francisco (OK, not yet, but he is moving there this year!). We also have Stephanie Dickinson, one of the most famous home-office workers on the planet, author of “The 30-Second Commute:A Non-Fiction Comedy about Writing and Working From Home”.
To cover the theme of productivity of the self-employed home-worker, we’ve got Art Carden’s review of the New York Times bestseller “The Four-Hour Workweek” and great articles by regular contributors. Michael Hyatt, my personal role model, will tell you how to delegate even when you don’t have anyone working for you. Similarly, Mike Vardy, our laughter guru, will tell you how to outsource… in a very humorous way and Steven Aitchison will tell you how to make irrational thoughts go away.
I will also contribute twofold — with my personal take on Leo Babauta’s Zen-To-Done methodology and my continued efforts to bring you the best productivity tips and tricks in less than two minutes. On video.
Hope you will enjoy this issue of Productive! Magazine as much as we have preparing it. We’ll try to make the next one happen sooner rather than later and if you have any comments or feedback, feel free to post it on our website