Productive! Show

Michael Sliwinski — №1 with David Allen

While reading the book by David Allen “Getting Things Done — the Art of Stress-free Productivity”, I couldn’t escape many “a-ha” moments when I realized what David is saying is just pure common sense and most of it I already knew but never cared to put into practice.

One of these “obvious discoveries” I’ve made is the “2-minute rule” which says:

“If an action will take less than two minutes, it should be done at the moment it is defined.” (David Allen)

When I realized how powerful this rule is, I started searching for 2-minute actions during my busy day and found out that there are really many of them! When you know something takes less than two minutes — you just don’t have any excuse for not doing it.

While reading many articles by the productivity bloggers, I jotted down my favorite tips and “hacks” to keep them in mind for the future and maybe later share them with my Nozbe community. Then I realized these small pieces of advice can be presented in a form of a video series.

This is how the idea of the “2-minute Productivity Show” came to life.

I just thought – if I can squeeze some great tips and tricks into a short video that would last only two minutes – my users will watch it. After all, it’s just two minutes!

To date I’ve recorded one introductory video and a couple of episodes of the series. Let me briefly introduce them to you:

The Famous 2-minute Rule

In this episode we’re discussing the two-minute rule by David Allen. I’m also showing you how a small two-minute timer can help you determine your two-minute actions.

The INBOX and my inboxes

Here I’m sharing with viewers how many inboxes I have set up and how I’m using them to make sure I capture all the ideas and information worth processing.

David Allen on Getting Things Done ad 2011

We just celebrated porting Productive! Magazine issue #1 to the iPad and for that I interviewed David Allen of GTD (Getting Things Done) fame. Had a blast learning from David what he’s up to this year and how we sees productivity.

Michael sliwinski

Michael Sliwinski

Michael Sliwinski is the editor of Productive! Magazine, the founder of Nozbe (a time and project management application for busy professionals), and a best-selling author of the #iPadOnly book.

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