From the Editor
This is issue №7 of your trusty productivity magazine. This is the January/Feburary issue and we’re aiming to bring you a fresh new issue of Productive Magazine every two months this year and we’ll see how it goes. Here’s to great 2011!
Meet Michael Hyatt
I’ve been following Michael for more than 5 years, back in the day when we were both using Toshiba M200 TabletPCs and he was already a recognized blogger with his “Working Smart” blog. Reading his blogs and accepting his guidance and advice, he became my role model — a successful business person (CEO of one of the biggest publishing companies in the world), a leader and blogger (just check out his blog), a family man and a father (with 5 daughters and loving wife), a productivity guru and technology geek (now you tell me we don’t have a lot in common) and a practicing Christian (being Catholic I’m a follower of Christ myself).
You might know Michael for his contributions to this magazine in the past. This time around he is contributing directly as the interviewee for this issue of the magazine. Last November on my business trip to the USA we finally met in person over lunch and we had a great time getting to know each other. I asked him to do an interview later on and he agreed. It’s a great read as you’ll learn from Mike a lot about leadership, productivity, work-life balance and how it all relates to personal health, too.
Laws and rules of Productivity
This issue’s theme is around certain laws of productivity that we need to obey to be more productive. Pat Brans teaches us the law of being present, Chris Edgar explains the 3 rules of breathing in order to keep the body productive, Leo Babauta breaks down for us the law of procrastination and what to do about it, Howard Flomberg analyzes Murphy’s Law and other rules that impact our productivity, Mike Vardy convinces us in his humorous style that being a “Yes Man” is a great choice if you don’t want to get anything done and finally I show you my way of looking at New Year’s Resolutions.
The Productive! Magazine and Productive! Show are growing and in this issue I share with you my recent short video show episodes so that you can enjoy some additional trips and tricks that work for me. I encourage you to share this magazine with as many people as you can - everyone needs some inspirational pieces of advice for 2011 and beyond in order to be able to make great things happen.