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Special video for our 10th anniversary

As you probably know, we celebrated the 10th anniversary of Nozbe this year. On this occasion we’re thrilled to show you how great YOU are :) It was a demanding decade. As you can read in one of our previous blog posts, the early stage of Nozbe was a pretty difficult time as Michael (the CEO and Founder) worked on Nozbe as a side project - in the evenings, right after finishing his day job.

Quick rehash of FRESH system handled in Nozbe

If you follow the Nozbe blog or newsletter closely, you might have seen my article discussing how I use Nozbe to implement the FRESH approach (from the book, “The Accidental Creative” by Todd Henry). I’ll spare you and not completely rehash the entire approach, but one aspect of FRESH that is very important is the “F,” which stands for “Focus.” As we all know, a very important part of being productive and creative is lazer focus. Not only do you get a lot more done when you fully concentrate on the essential few, but you also use your energy and brainpower much more efficiently.

Since I wrote my previous post for Nozbe, I’ve been continuing to tweak and refine my FRESH Nozbe system, and I recently had a breakthrough after reading Brian Talty’s post on using “organizing headers” in Nozbe. At first, I played around with Brian’s method for a few days, but I continued to tweak it in a slightly different direction. Eventually, I came up with the idea of creating “time block” categories.

Meet Nozbe users - Brian Talty and his organizing headers

We can learn a lot from specific, real-life use cases. Check out how Brian negotiates with himself using task headers.

Meet Brian

I am a Christian Pastor at First Christian Church in Decatur, IL.

My journey with task management began with Stephen Covey’s “7 habits of highly effective people” in college; and then was further honed by David Allen’s “Getting Things Done” several years ago.

Productivity ideas from Erik Fisher - the host of the Beyond the To-Do List podcast

“I ultimately knew I wanted to have conversations with people” - Erik Fisher

After talking to Erik Fisher on his Beyond the To-Do List podcast, Michael (our CEO) thought it would be great to present the BTTDL host to the whole Nozbe community.

Here is the outcome: a great interview on productivity essentials and Erik’s methods for planning and staying on top of things.

Spare less than 15 minutes of your time and learn:

Changes in the affiliate program and our 1st Ambassadors for the UK and US

As you all realize, Nozbe affiliate program is one of the focal points of our marketing. Over the years, we have grown almost exclusively thanks to it… Thanks to your recommendations.

It remained unchanged for several years, so it was time for it to mature. Therefore, we have decided to introduce a couple of changes in order to provide our affiliates with more support, materials and aid.

It is still open to anyone, for full details please take a look at the information in your Nozbe account settings and at our Help Page.

Affiliates and Ambassadors

Nozbe users, from now on, will be divided into three groups.

Meet Nozbe users - Jamie Rufe and his F.R.E.S.H Nozbe system

We’ve already introduced several Nozbe power-users, eg. Jeff Sanders and Robby Miles. Today, we would like you to meet Jamie Rufe.

About Jamie

My name is Jamie Rufe and I’m 27 years old. I’m originally from the United States, but I’ve been living in East Asia for the past 5 and a half years – 2 and a half in Shenzhen, China and 3 years in Taiwan. I moved to East Asia once I graduated from university in 2010. I worked in Semiconductor manufacturing from 2010 to the end of 2014. For the past year, I’ve been busy starting my own Chinese language education business. I primarily do one-on-one language coaching, but I’m also currently developing an online course for learning basic spoken Chinese in just a few months.

Jamie and his Nozbe

I discovered Nozbe last year and it’s been a crucial tool in staying productive and keeping track of all the different things I need to do. As an entrepreneur, Nozbe is indispensable.

FRESH system

I base my Nozbe “system” on an approach I learned in a book I read recently called The Accidental Creative. This book uses the acronym FRESH as a framework for its productivity/creativity method: Focus, Relationships, Energy, Stimuli, Hours.

How do you use Nozbe? Interview with Mike St. Pierre

If you are looking for a new source of inspiration and trustful productivity tips for 2016, Mike St. Pierre and his blog are your solution. Mike St. Pierre is a blogger, host of “The Emergent Leader Podcast”, the Executive Director of the Catholic Campus Ministry Association and a father of 4 children. As you might guess, he uses Nozbe to get organized with all his projects. As an active user, Mike wrote a comprehensive Nozbe 2.

Meet Nozbe users - Robby Miles, the founder of the Mission Mindset

Some time ago, we introduced you one of Nozbe power-users: Jeff Sanders. Today, we would like you to meet another fantastic member of Nozbe community: Robby Miles.

About Robby - a busy guy from North Idaho :-)

Robby is a husband, a dad of four, a college prep teacher, a freelance writer, and an Officer in the Army National Guard. After hours, he runs a Mission Mindset project to help people like himself stay on top of things.

He says:

*I’m from North Idaho. Up here productivity means getting the right things accomplished. And this can only be done through simplicity and focus.*

Robby’s goals

Robby is convinced that only by using practical systems you can create focus for the missions that matter (putting your priorites first)… And he helps you with that by providing you the exact templates and systems busy parents and students may use to create focus, overcome distraction, and get back hours of quality time each day.