The Productivity Show: Time Management | GTD | Smart Personal Development | Business | Mac https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/ Asian Efficiency is the leading website on time management and productivity. Learn how to be efficient, get things done (GTD), and stay motivated. Wed, 02 Mar 2022 00:32:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.3 https://www.asianefficiency.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/favicon-ae.png The Productivity Show: Time Management | GTD | Smart Personal Development | Business | Mac https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/ 32 32 At The Productivity Show we believe you should get your important things done without having to sacrifice your health, family and things that matter to you. This is a weekly podcast where we show you ways to save time, increase your productivity and happiness. We cover topics such as goal setting, time management, personal development and efficiency. Listen to our podcast today and start doubling your productivity. Asian Efficiency clean Asian Efficiency podcast@asianefficiency.com podcast@asianefficiency.com (Asian Efficiency) Copyright Asian Efficiency, LLC Asian Efficiency The Productivity Show: Time Management | GTD | Smart Personal Development | Business | Mac https://asianefficiency.com/images/podcast/the-productivity-show.jpg https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/ Are you a jerk if you use Calendly? Productive TikTok? & More (TPS394) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/394-industry-news/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/394-industry-news/#respond Mon, 07 Mar 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=19143

Today’s episode is a new format we’re experimenting with. We know many of you like listening to podcasts to learn new things and also to stay on top of what’s happening in the world. So we thought it would be helpful to also share some industry news on the podcast so you’re always up to date with the latest news around productivity apps, tools, books, and everything else in between.

Aside from the industry news, we also have 3 important topics to go over:

Are you a jerk if you send someone your Calendly link?

Do you still have to pay for a text expander type of app anymore?

Is TikTok worthwhile for learning new skills?

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  • What are the topics of the day? [2:06]
  • Top 3 Productivity Resources [2:56]
  • What’s trending in the industry right now? [5:13]
  • What is Brooks’ input on what’s trending? [7:15]
  • What did Brooks mean by the title “Are you a Jerk for using Calendly?” [11:14]
  • What are Thanh’s thoughts on the etiquette of Calendly links? [13:26]
  • What is the biggest Calendly faux pas? [16:37]
  • What is Brooks’ take on the viability of TextExpander in a world of free alternatives? [19:43]
  • Who is Miss Excel, and what does she do? [31:12]
  • What does Thanh think of TikTok? [32:20]
  • Action step to integrate today’s topic into your life. [36:31]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/394-industry-news/feed/ 0 Today’s episode is a new format we’re experimenting with. We know many of you like listening to podcasts to learn new things and also to stay on top of what’s happening in the world. So we thought it would be helpful to also share some industry news on... Today’s episode is a new format we’re experimenting with. We know many of you like listening to podcasts to learn new things and also to stay on top of what’s happening in the world. So we thought it would be helpful to also share some industry news on the podcast so you’re always up to date with the latest news around productivity apps, tools, books and everything else in between.<br /> <br /> Aside from the industry news, we also have 3 important topics to go over:<br /> <br /> Are you a jerk if you send someone your Calendly link? <br /> <br /> Do you still have to pay for a text expander type of app anymore?<br /> <br /> Is TikTok worthwhile for learning new skills? <br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/394. Asian Efficiency 37:43
Wellness Apps: Our Favorites To Get Focused, Boost Energy, & Find Balance (TPS393) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/393-wellness-apps/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/393-wellness-apps/#respond Mon, 28 Feb 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=19133

Today is going to be another App episode, but this time we are going to get specific and talk about Wellness Apps.

We’ll each share 3 apps that we love, broken into the following categories:

  • FOCUS: How to zero in on what is important to you
  • ENERGY: How to have the energy to do what you want to do
  • BALANCE: How to be happier, more grounded, and more mindful

There are a million “wellness apps” out there – how do you know which ones are worth using?

Or maybe you’re feeling unfocused, lack of energy, or out of balance, you want to start taking action.

Or maybe you just like learning about apps!

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  • Top 3 Productivity Resources [2:50]
  • What is the first category of our wellness apps? [4:56]
  • What is Brooks’ first pick for wellness apps? [7:53]
  • What is Thanh’s recommended app for energy? [10:45]
  • What is Brooks’ recommended app for energy? [15:30]
  • How does Thanh work with his trainer? [17:04]
  • What is the final wellness category, and what is Thanh’s top pick? [19:40]
  • What is Brooks’ last app recommendation? [22:33]
  • Action step to integrate today’s topic into your life. [25:29]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/393-wellness-apps/feed/ 0 Today is going to be another App episode, but this time we are going to get specific and talk about Wellness Apps. - We’ll each share 3 apps that we love, broken into the following categories: FOCUS: How to zero in on what is important to you Today is going to be another App episode, but this time we are going to get specific and talk about Wellness Apps.<br /> <br /> We’ll each share 3 apps that we love, broken into the following categories:<br /> <br /> FOCUS: How to zero in on what is important to you<br /> <br /> ENERGY: How to have the energy to do what you want to do<br /> <br /> BALANCE: How to be happier, more grounded, and more mindful<br /> <br /> There are a million “wellness apps” out there - how do you know which ones are worth using?<br /> <br /> Or maybe you’re feeling unfocused, lack of energy, or out of balance. You want to start taking action<br /> <br /> Or maybe you just like learning about apps!<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/393. Asian Efficiency 26:24
Evernote: Can It Become Your All-In-One Super App? (TPS392) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/392-evernote/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/392-evernote/#comments Mon, 21 Feb 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=19126

It’s been a while since we talked about Evernote on the podcast, and this episode was triggered by the end of year letter that the CEO makes every year.

In his 2021 recap, he said this “Your subscriptions propelled Evernote to its highest annual revenues in history.

When we read that, we both said “What!!? Really?”

So we thought it would be good to do a little dive into where Evernote is now, what they’re doing feature-wise, and what some new features are that you may not be aware of or using.

You’re an Evernote user, but haven’t looked into any of the new features or changes.

You USED to be an Evernote user, but are curious what is happening with them these days – maybe even thinking of coming back.

You like staying up with the latest productivity tech developments.

You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/392.

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  • Top 3 Productivity Resources [3:40]
  • What are Thanh’s thoughts on the current state of Evernote? [5:27]
  • What are super apps? [9:47]
  • What is the first feature in Evernote that could make it a super app? [13:23]
  • What does Thanh think of the home area within Evernote? [14:23]
  • What is a filtered widget, and what does it do? [16:25]
  • How does Evernote integrate with a calendar? [18:23]
  • Does Thanh foresee himself moving to Evernote for task management in the near future? [27:23]
  • What are the last few important features in Evernote? [29:55]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/392-evernote/feed/ 1 It’s been a while since we talked about Evernote on the podcast, and this episode was triggered by the end of year letter that the CEO makes every year. - In his 2021 recap, he said this "Your subscriptions propelled Evernote to its highest annual rev... It’s been a while since we talked about Evernote on the podcast, and this episode was triggered by the end of year letter that the CEO makes every year.<br /> <br /> In his 2021 recap, he said this "Your subscriptions propelled Evernote to its highest annual revenues in history.<br /> <br /> When we read that, we both said “What!!? Really?”<br /> <br /> So we thought it would be good to do a little dive into where Evernote is now, what they’re doing feature-wise, and what some new features are that you may not be aware of or using.<br /> <br /> You’re an Evernote user, but haven’t looked into any of the new features or changes.<br /> <br /> You USED to be an Evernote user, but are curious what is happening with them these days - maybe even thinking of coming back.<br /> <br /> You like staying up with the latest productivity tech developments.<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/392.<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/392. Asian Efficiency 35:27
Tips For The Productivity Skeptic That Can Make A Big Difference (TPS391) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/391-productivity-skeptic/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/391-productivity-skeptic/#respond Mon, 14 Feb 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=19119

Today’s episode was inspired by feedback from a listener:

“My only feedback would be that the barrier to entry might be a little high, particularly for people who are already efficient and motivated but not bought in.”

It made us realize we all know people like that: people who maybe could benefit at least SOME productivity advice, but are generally skeptical of the whole “productivity thing”

So we decided to do an episode on the advice we would give to the “productivity skeptic”

Maybe the person in your life needs a lot of productivity help, but you’ve never been able to breakthrough.

Or maybe they are generally pretty efficient or organized, but you see some opportunities to get even better.

Or maybe that person is YOU – you’re skeptical of most productivity advice, or you’ve tried things over the years but nothing has ever stuck.

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  • Top 3 Productivity Resources [3:01]
  • What is Brooks’ tip for the productivity skeptic? [11:00]
  • What should you do if you simply cannot do everything you need to do at any given moment? [14:11]
  • What is the final tip for the productivity skeptic? [20:06]
  • Action step to integrate today’s topic into your life [23:24]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/391-productivity-skeptic/feed/ 0 Today’s episode was inspired by feedback from a listener: - "My only feedback would be that the barrier to entry might be a little high, particularly for people who are already efficient and motivated but not bought in." - Today’s episode was inspired by feedback from a listener:<br /> <br /> "My only feedback would be that the barrier to entry might be a little high, particularly for people who are already efficient and motivated but not bought in."<br /> <br /> It made us realize we all know people like that: people who maybe could benefit at least SOME productivity advice, but are generally skeptical of the whole “productivity thing”<br /> <br /> So we decided to do an episode on the advice we would give to the “productivity skeptic”<br /> <br /> Maybe the person in your life needs a lot of productivity help, but you’ve never been able to break through<br /> <br /> Or maybe they are generally pretty efficient or organized, but you see some opportunities to get even better<br /> <br /> Or maybe that person is YOU - you’re skeptical of most productivity advice, or you’ve tried things over the years but nothing has ever stuck.<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/391. Asian Efficiency 24:17
Date Night: Ideas and Making Time In Your Busy, Productive World (TPS390) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/390-date-night/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/390-date-night/#respond Mon, 07 Feb 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=19102

Today’s episode is going to be a bit different: we’re going to talk about… Date Nights!

You might be asking yourself … why on earth would a productivity podcast be talking about date nights? Am I listening to the wrong podcast?

We know Valentine’s Day is coming up and that many of you are in a relationship.

You might need last-minute ideas but more importantly, this wouldn’t be a productivity podcast, if we gave you some tips and strategies to keep date night going and ways for you to get ideas on what to do on a regular basis (especially if you’re not that creative or romantic).

Just like any habit, we’ll help you keep them going.

Whether you’re single, dating, or married for decades…we got tips and strategies to help you here today.

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  • Top 3 Productivity Resources [2:04]
  • What is a “Progressive Dinner?” [5:22]
  • What is a great date night idea Brooks had recently? [8:15]
  • What are some things to consider if you don’t want your date nights to get too routine? [16:27]
  • What is the Triple R Method? [17:57]
  • How do you apply these dating tips to the rest of your productivity life? [24:08]
  • How do you keep date night ideas fresh over time? [25:20]
  • How can some of the negative aspects of social media work in your favorite for date night ideas? [28:22]
  • What is Thanh’s final date night tip? [31:13]
  • Action step to integrate today’s topic into your life [32:07]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/390-date-night/feed/ 0 Today’s episode is going to be a bit different: we’re going to talk about… Date Nights! - You might be asking yourself … why on earth would a productivity podcast be talking about date nights? Am I listening to the wrong podcast? - Today’s episode is going to be a bit different: we’re going to talk about… Date Nights!<br /> <br /> You might be asking yourself … why on earth would a productivity podcast be talking about date nights? Am I listening to the wrong podcast?<br /> <br /> We know Valentine’s Day is coming up and that many of you are in a relationship. <br /> <br /> You might need last-minute ideas but more importantly, this wouldn’t be a productivity podcast, if we gave you some tips and strategies to keep date night going and ways for you to get ideas on what to do on a regular basis (especially if you’re not that creative or romantic).<br /> <br /> Just like any habit, we’ll help you keep them going.<br /> <br /> Whether you’re single, dating or married for decades…we got tips and strategies to help you here today.<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/390. Asian Efficiency 32:56
The 3 P’s of Productivity w/ Brittany Dixon (TPS389) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/389-brittany-dixon/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/389-brittany-dixon/#respond Mon, 31 Jan 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=19060

In today’s episode, we’re going to be talking about the 3 P’s of productivity to use every day to make an impact.

We’ll talk about what the 3 P’s are, and how to make the system work for you.

We’ll talk about some specific tools and techniques you can use to stay on top of everything you need to do in the day and reduce the overwhelm in your life.

You’re not a “goal setting” person, but you want to make sure you follow through with what you start.

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You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/389.

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  • Top 3 Productivity Resources [1:32]
  • Who exactly is Brittany, and what is she up to? [2:56]
  • What are the 3 P’s in Productivity? [4:21]
  • What is Brittany’s process/system to successfully start her day? [10:01]
  • How does Brittany deal with unexpected complications to her plans? [11:35]
  • What was Brittany’s experience with organizing homes? [15:03]
  • How does Brittany feel the environment impacts productivity? [17:05]
  • What are Brittany’s work-from-home tips? [18:12]
  • How does Brittany focus at home with kids? [19:09]
  • What is the role of a calendar within Brittany’s workflow? [20:35]
  • How does Brittany “change hats” when allocating time for activities? [22:05]
  • How does Brittany estimate the amount of time needed to complete tasks? [23:37]
  • What are some additional tools that contribute towards Brittany’s workflow? [25:51]
  • What is the productivity coaching world like from a female perspective? [29:05]
  • What are some productivity tips Brittany wishes more women knew? [31:30]
  • Action step to integrate today’s topic into your life [32:33]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/389-brittany-dixon/feed/ 0 In today’s episode, we’re going to be talking about the 3 P's of productivity to use every day to make an impact. - We’ll talk about what the 3 P’s are, and how to make the system work for you. - We’ll talk about some specific tools and techniques yo... In today’s episode, we’re going be talking about the 3 P's of productivity to use everyday to make an impact.<br /> <br /> We’ll talk about what the 3 P’s are, and how to make the system work for you.<br /> <br /> We’ll talk about some specific tools and techniques you can use to stay on top of everything you need to do in the day, and reduce the overwhelm in your life.<br /> <br /> You’re not a “goal setting” person, but you want to make sure you follow through with what you start.<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/389. Asian Efficiency 34:28
3 Ways To Keep Your Momentum Going This Year (TPS388) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/388-momentum/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/388-momentum/#respond Mon, 24 Jan 2022 12:00:33 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=19049

This episode is all about how to Keep Momentum Going, no matter what time of year it is.

Maybe you have goals or resolutions, or maybe you haven’t made them yet and are just taking what comes. Either way now is the time when many of us start to lose momentum, no matter how good our intentions were at the end of the year.

Do any of the following apply to you?

  • You’ve always struggled with accomplishing your goals. You set goals, and then lose momentum by the end of January.
  • Maybe you get past January and February OK, but by halfway through the year…your goals are still not accomplished.
  • You’re not a “goal setting” person, but you want to make sure you follow through with what you start.

If so, this is the episode for you.

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You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/388.


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  • Top 3 Productivity Resources [3:01]
  • How does Brooks like to think of momentum? [5:46]
  • What is Thanh’s first tip for maintaining momentum? [6:29]
  • What is tip #2 for maintaining momentum? [13:54]
  • What is a good question to ask yourself if you’re struggling with your goals right now? [21:09]
  • Action step to integrate today’s topic into your life [30:54]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/388-momentum/feed/ 0 This episode is all about how to Keep Momentum Going, no matter what time of year it is. - Maybe you have goals or resolutions, or maybe you haven’t made them yet and are just taking what comes. Either way now is the time when many of us start to lose... This episode is all about how to Keep Momentum Going, no matter what time of year it is.<br /> <br /> You’ve always struggled with accomplishing your goals. You set goals, and then lose momentum by the end of January.<br /> <br /> Maybe you get past January and February OK, but by half-way through the year...your goals still not accomplished.<br /> <br /> You’re not a “goal setting” person, but you want to make sure you follow through with what you start.<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/388. Asian Efficiency 32:15
Linking Your Thinking: Personal Knowledge Management w/ Nick Milo (TPS387) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/387-nick-milo/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/387-nick-milo/#respond Mon, 17 Jan 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=19018

In today’s episode, we’re going to be diving into the world of Personal Knowledge Management

This is a topic that is super-hot right now, and linked editing tools like Obsidian, Roam, and others are having an impact in a way that I haven’t seen since the early Evernote days.

There’s definitely something big going on here, and we’ve wanted to do an episode on it for quite some time – and there’s no one better to talk about it than Nick.

Go to Shopify.com/tps for a FREE fourteen-day trial and get full access to Shopify’s entire suite of features.

You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/387.

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  • Top 3 Productivity Resources [2:52]
  • What exactly is PKM? [7:32]
  • What are the differences between standard and linked note-taking? [10:34]
  • Why are emojis becoming more important in PKM? [16:10]
  • What sorts of notes would Nick recommend capturing through PKM? [18:17]
  • What is the most important factor in efficient PKM? [25:40]
  • What are the common “best practices” for starting a PKM? [29:07]
  • Which PKM app should people start with? [38:10]
  • Why is Obsidian so important to the world of PKM? [43:12]
  • What does Brooks think is important to factor into choosing a PKM app? [46:36]
  • How does Nick utilize Obsidian on mobile devices? [48:33]
  • How can a PKM change the way that you think? [50:09]
  • Why are reps so important in PKM? [1:00:24]
  • What does Nick think of visual representations of PKM? [1:02:26]
  • What’s the best approach to PKM if you have pre-existing data to work with? [1:07:52]
  • Action step to integrate today’s topic into your life [1:10:17]

Links:

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/387-nick-milo/feed/ 0 In today’s episode, we’re going to be diving into the world of Personal Knowledge Management - This is a topic that is super-hot right now, and linked editing tools like Obsidian, Roam, and others are having an impact in a way that I haven’t seen sinc... In today’s episode, we’re going be diving into the world of Personal Knowledge Management<br /> <br /> This is a topic that is super-hot right now, and linked editing tools like Obsidian, Roam, and others are having an impact in a way that I haven’t seen since the early Evernote days.<br /> <br /> There’s definitely something big going on here, and we’ve wanted to do an episode on it for quite some time, and there’s no one better to talk about it than Nick.<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/387. Asian Efficiency 1:13:21
The Year Of The Supply Chain (TPS386) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/386-supply-chain/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/386-supply-chain/#respond Mon, 10 Jan 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=19007

Today we are going to talk about something that has been in the news a LOT this year and will likely impact most of us in the year ahead: issues with the global and local supply chain.

You might have experienced that prices are going up, packages are delayed, and stuff you want to buy is backlogged by months or even out of stock.

Whether you’re a business owner, employee, academic, or retired – we’ll go over how these supply chain issues impact you and what you can do about it moving forward to have a happy and productive life.

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You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/386.

Cheat Sheet:

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  • Top 3 Productivity Resources [2:46]
  • What is happening to the supply chain, and why is AE talking about it? [5:06]
  • How has The Great Resignation (TPS 380) affected the supply chain? [10:50]
  • What is the Theory of Constraints? [14:54]
  • What are some of the other ways the supply chain has affected current events? [19:16]
  • What is something Thanh would like to normalize that isn’t very common in the world today? [27:19]
  • What has had the most major impact on Thanh in preparing for a supply chain crisis? [34:45]
  • What will be the general theme of 2022, according to Brooks? [38:25]
  • Action step to integrate today’s topic into your life [39:44]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/386-supply-chain/feed/ 0 Today we are going to talk about something that has been in the news a LOT this year and will likely impact most of us in the year ahead: issues with the global and local supply chain. - You might have experienced that prices are going up, Today we are going to talk about something that has been in the news a LOT this year and will likely impact most of us in the year ahead: issues with the global and local supply chain. <br /> <br /> You might have experienced that prices are going up, packages are delayed, and stuff you want to buy is backlogged by months or even out of stock.<br /> <br /> Whether you’re a business owner, employee, academic, or retired - we’ll go over how these supply chain issues impact you and what you can do about it moving forward to have a happy and productive life.<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/386. Asian Efficiency 41:00
What’s Your Plan? Student Procrastination & Productivity w/ Leslie Josel (TPS385) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/385-leslie-josel/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/385-leslie-josel/#respond Mon, 03 Jan 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=18996

In today’s episode, we’re going to be talking about productivity and procrastination, but with a special focus on STUDENTS.

90% of students procrastinate, but the reasons are very different than with adults.

We’re going to dive into that, and we’re going to share some special strategies to help the students in your life manage their time, develop smart study skills, and become FUNCTIONAL procrastinators.

Even if you don’t have kids (student-age or otherwise), there’ll be lots of productivity tips that can help anyone.

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You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/385.

Cheat Sheet:

  • Top 3 Productivity Resources [2:51]
  • Why is an analog clock better than a digital clock for time management? [4:17]
  • What is Leslie’s background and how did she get into time management? [7:14]
  • What age range is Leslie’s main focus for Order Out Of Chaos? [9:45]
  • How do students and adults procrastinate differently from one another? [13:03]
  • How does Leslie define procrastination? [19:03]
  • What are some ways parents can help their children break down priorities and structure responsibilities? [26:00]
  • How does the Order Out Of Chaos system vary across age ranges? [34:23]
  • What time management-specific advice does Leslie have for parents? [37:35]
  • How should parents deal with plans from their children that seem unreasonable/unattainable? [42:13]
  • What does Leslie think about parents creating effective learning environments for their children to thrive within? [46:12]
  • What is the secret superpower of using music during study? [52:01]
  • What are some planner “best practices”, according to Leslie? [56:34]
  • What does Leslie suggest to help with motivating students to improve their time management skills? [1:04:03]
  • Action step to integrate today’s topic into your life [1:08:27]

Links:

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/385-leslie-josel/feed/ 0 In today’s episode, we’re going to be talking about productivity and procrastination, but with a special focus on STUDENTS. - 90% of students procrastinate, but the reasons are very different than with adults. - We’re going to dive into that, In today’s episode, we’re going be talking about productivity and procrastination, but with a special focus on STUDENTS.<br /> <br /> 90% of students procrastinate, but the reasons are very different than with adults.<br /> <br /> We’re going to dive into that, and we’re going to share some special strategies to help the students in your life manage their time, develop smart study skills, and become FUNCTIONAL procrastinators.<br /> <br /> Even if you don’t have kids (student-age or otherwise), there’ll be lots of productivity tips that can help anyone.<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/385. Asian Efficiency 1:10:50
How To Say No: Set Boundaries and Create Win-Win Situations (TPS384) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/384-setting-boundaries/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/384-setting-boundaries/#respond Mon, 27 Dec 2021 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=18960

In today’s episode, we’re going to share how to set boundaries and SAY NO.

This is the last episode of 2021. If you could set one intention for this upcoming year, a great one is to say NO to more things to prevent yourself from being overcommitted.

It’s hard for a lot of us – me (Brooks) included. Saying no is my productivity kryptonite.

You find yourself overwhelmed with everything you need to do, and you find it hard to find time the work on the things you WANT or NEED to.

You end up missing commitments or dropping the ball because you can’t bring yourself to say no to things that realistically, you aren’t going to be able to do (or do well).

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You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/384.

Cheat Sheet:

  • Top 3 Productivity Resources [3:25]
  • What is the first tip to properly setting boundaries? [7:06]
  • How has Thanh’s experience been learning how to say no? [9:36]
  • How do you plan your future commitments based on today’s circumstances? [17:22]
  • What is tip #3 3 for learning how to set boundaries? [20:17]
  • How does Thanh use clarifying questions to get out of commitments? [25:17]
  • Action step to integrate today’s topic into your life [33:05]

Links:

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/384-setting-boundaries/feed/ 0 In today’s episode, we’re going to share how to set boundaries and SAY NO. - This is the last episode of 2021. If you could set one intention for this upcoming year, a great one is to say NO to more things to prevent yourself from being overcommitted.... In today’s episode, we’re going to share how to set boundaries and SAY NO.<br /> <br /> This is the last episode of 2021. If you could set one intention for this upcoming year, a great one is to say No to more things to prevent yourself from being overcommitted.<br /> <br /> It’s hard for a lot of us - me (Brooks) included. Saying no is my productivity kryptonite.<br /> <br /> You find yourself overwhelmed with everything you need to do, and you find it hard to find time the work on the things you WANT or NEED to.<br /> <br /> You end up missing commitments or dropping the ball because you can’t bring yourself to say no to things that realistically you aren’t going to be able to do (or do well).<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/384. Asian Efficiency 34:03
How To Get Ready For The New Year (TPS383) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/383-new-year/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/383-new-year/#respond Mon, 20 Dec 2021 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=18928

In today’s episode, we’re going to share how to get ready for next year.

In our last episode, TPS382, we talked about how to review the past year, see how you did, and maybe come up with some changes you want to make for the next year.

In THIS episode, we are going to connect that to the upcoming year.

1: What are the things you need to do to wrap up this year?
2: How do you figure out what you’re going to do this upcoming year?
3: How do you set yourself up for success and be ready to start taking action when your winter holidays (if you have any) are over?

Maybe you find every year you make big yearly goals and at the end of the year they didn’t happen, or you make the same goals every year.

You feel uncertain about… everything. Things keep opening, then closing, then seem to get better.. Then not… you find it hard to plan when everything seems so uncertain.

You’re someone who’s been very consistent in your annual process, but need more tips, or wants a tweak that can help achieve your goals faster.

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Cheat Sheet:

  • Top 3 Productivity Resources [2:54]
  • What is Brooks’ advice for preparing for the upcoming year? [4:34]
  • What’s the #1 way to prepare for the upcoming year, according to Thanh? [6:10]
  • What is “recency bias”? [9:23]
  • How has Brooks used the TEA framework in 2021? [15:07]
  • What is Tip #2 to prepare for a successful new year? [17:58]
  • How does Brooks use the TEA Framework to plan for a new year? [20:37]
  • What is Thanh’s final tip to prepare for a successful new year? [24:30]
  • Action step to integrate today’s topic into your life [30:55]

Links:

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/383-new-year/feed/ 0 In today’s episode, we’re going to share how to get ready for next year. - In our last episode, TPS382, we talked about how to review the past year, see how you did, and maybe come up with some changes you want to make for the next year. - In today’s episode, we’re going to share how to get ready for next year.<br /> <br /> In our last episode, TPS382, we talked about how to review the past year, see how you did, and maybe come up with some changes you want to make for the next year.<br /> <br /> In THIS episode, we are going to connect that to the upcoming year.<br /> <br /> 1: What are the things you need to do to wrap up this year?<br /> 2: How do you figure out what you’re going to do this upcoming year?<br /> 3: How do you set yourself up for success and be ready to start taking action when your winter holidays (if you have any) are over?<br /> <br /> Maybe you find every year you make big yearly goals and at the end of the year they didn’t happen, or you make the same goals every year.<br /> <br /> You feel uncertain about… everything. Things keep opening, then closing, then seem to get better.. Then not… you find it hard to plan when everything seems so uncertain.<br /> <br /> You’re someone who’s been very consistent in your annual process, but need more tips, or want a tweak that can help achieve your goals faster. <br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/383. Asian Efficiency 31:58
The Four Day Work Week Experiment: Tips and Lessons Learned (TPS382) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/382-four-day-work-week/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/382-four-day-work-week/#respond Mon, 13 Dec 2021 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=18904

Today’s episode is going to be a bit different.

From time to time we do episodes about how we do things at AE, for two reasons:

  1.  Going back to the early days of the blog in 2011 and the podcast in 2015, we get a LOT of questions about behind the scenes aspects of running AE
  2. We are always doing experiments to try to improve the company, be more productive, and have happier team members

You know what they say – “Happy people are productive people”; so we’d like to share what we learn from these experiments with you

A few summers ago we did an experiment: what if we ran the company just 4 days a week throughout the whole summer?

We had a vote and… SURPRISE… The team voted yes. 😂

We’ve done it a few times since, and are midway through another run at it, doing it during December for the first time.

If you’ve ever thought about trying a 4-day work week, we’ll share our lessons and insights with you that can help you decide if it’s right for you.

Perhaps you already do a 4-day work week and want more tips to make it more effective, we got you covered too.

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You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/382.

Cheat Sheet:

  • Why did Thanh decide to do an episode on the Four Day Work Week? [4:15]
  • Top 3 Productivity Resources [5:10]
  • When did the AE Team implement the Four Day Work Week? [7:34]
  • How does Thanh feel about employees essentially getting a free day off through Four Day Work Weeks? [12:11]
  • What is Labor-Efficiency Ratio? [15:21]
  • How does Thanh feel about AE’s first Four Day Work Week experiment in 2020? [19:19]
  • Why was AE’s first Four Day Work Week successful? [26:02]
  • How do you work a Four Day Work Week around employees that have to work certain hours of the day? [35:19]
  • Which is better— using Four Day Work Weeks as a reward/incentive, or implementing them consistently? [38:00]
  • What are some things to be aware of when trying out a Four Day Work Week, according to Thanh? [41:08]
  • How does Brooks feel the quality of work changed when AE implemented a Four Day Work Week? [45:39]
  • Why does AE only do Four Day Work Weeks in the summer and December? Why not all the time? [48:38]
  • What are Thanh’s tips for advocating for the Four Day Work Week? [51:46]
  • Action step to integrate today’s topic into your life [54:08]

Links:

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/382-four-day-work-week/feed/ 0 Today’s episode is going to be a bit different. - From time to time we do episodes about how we do things at AE, for two reasons:  Going back to the early days of the blog in 2011 and the podcast in 2015, Today’s episode is going to be a bit different.<br /> <br /> From time to time we do episodes about how we do things at AE, for two reasons:<br /> <br /> 1: Going back to the early days of the blog in 2011 and the podcast in 2015, we get a LOT of questions about behind the scenes aspects of running AE<br /> <br /> 2: We are always doing experiments to try to improve the company, be more productive, and have happier team members<br /> <br /> You know what they say – “Happy people are productive people”; so we'd like to share what we learn from these experiments with you<br /> <br /> A few summers ago we did an experiment: what if we ran the company at just 4 days a week throughout the whole summer?<br /> <br /> We had a vote and… SURPRISE… The team voted yes. 😂<br /> <br /> We’ve done it a few times since, and are midway through another run at it, doing it during December for the first time.<br /> <br /> If you’ve ever thought about trying a 4-day work week, we’ll share our lessons and insights with you that can help you decide if it’s right for you.<br /> <br /> Perhaps you already do a 4-day work week and want more tips to make it more effective, we got you covered too.<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/382. Asian Efficiency 56:08
[Special] How I Built Asian Efficiency https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/bonus-202112-conscious-creators-show/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/bonus-202112-conscious-creators-show/#respond Thu, 09 Dec 2021 19:13:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=18926 Today’s episode is going to be slightly different than what you might be used to from us.

This is Thanh Pham, the founder of Asian Efficiency. I was recently interviewed by Sachit Gupta, the host of the Conscious Creators Show: https://link.chtbl.com/thanh

If that name sounds familiar, I actually interviewed Sachit on episode #348: https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/348-sachit-gupta/

This time, we flipped roles and I started talking about how I built Asian Efficiency, grew the company, work 4 days a week, and built a highly efficient team.

It’s stuff I’ve never publicly shared before (not even on my own podcast) and I’ve included a short segment here as a preview.

For the full episode, head on over to subscribe to the Conscious Creators Show https://link.chtbl.com/thanh. Some of the things we talked about:

  • The mindset switch creators have to make to intertwine personal stories with their brand
  • How to onboard and match multiple personalities on the team when their talents’ variety
  • The core principles of establishing happiness in your workflow
  • How a 4 day work week led to an improvement in employee NPS
  • How to build a team of cross-functional generalists
  • How to implement a systematic approach to hire people and upgrade their skill set to be more productive
  • Why you should never be discouraged to ask for help to grow your business

For any questions or support, please email us at support@asianefficiency.com. I hope you enjoy it!

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/bonus-202112-conscious-creators-show/feed/ 0 Today’s episode is going to be slightly different than what you might be used to from us. - This is Thanh Pham, the founder of Asian Efficiency. I was recently interviewed by Sachit Gupta, the host of the Conscious Creators Show: https://link. Today’s episode is going to be slightly different than what you might be used to from us.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> This is Thanh Pham, the founder of Asian Efficiency. I was recently interviewed by Sachit Gupta, the host of the Conscious Creators Show: https://link.chtbl.com/thanh<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> If that name sounds familiar, I actually interviewed Sachit on episode #348: https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/348-sachit-gupta/<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> This time, we flipped roles and I started talking about how I built Asian Efficiency, grew the company, work 4 days a week, and built a highly efficient team.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> It's stuff I've never publicly shared before (not even on my own podcast) and I've included a short segment here as a preview.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> For the full episode, head on over to subscribe to the Conscious Creators Show https://link.chtbl.com/thanh. Some of the things we talked about:<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> The mindset switch creators have to make to intertwine personal stories with their brand<br /> How to onboard and match multiple personalities on the team when their talents’ variety<br /> The core principles of establishing happiness in your workflow<br /> How a 4 day work week led to an improvement in employee NPS<br /> How to build a team of cross-functional generalists<br /> How to implement a systematic approach to hire people and upgrade their skill set to be more productive<br /> Why you should never be discouraged to ask for help to grow your business<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> For any questions or support, please email us at support@asianefficiency.com. I hope you enjoy it! Asian Efficiency SPECIAL: How I Built Asian Efficiency bonus clean 20:46
Calendar Cleanup: Win Back Time & Trust Your Calendar Again (TPS381) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/381-calendar-cleanup/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/381-calendar-cleanup/#respond Mon, 06 Dec 2021 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=18897

In this episode, we are going to talk about Calendars, or more specifically doing a Calendar Cleanup.

Any way you can get your Calendar in top shape will have an immediate impact today and going forward. There aren’t many productivity changes you can make that will do that!

If your calendar has become cluttered with “not real”, out of date, or irrelevant events, we’ll take you through some ways to fix that up.

Maybe some big project or issue has come up and you need to free up time and clear space, quickly – we’ll help you do that.

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You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/381.

Cheat Sheet:

  • Top 3 Productivity Resources [2:42]
  • What is the main benefit of calendar cleanup? [4:32]
  • How was Thanh most recently reminded to de-clutter his calendar? [07:36]
  • What is the first tip for cleaning your calendar? [11:08]
  • What can you do if you’re constantly ignoring time blocks on your calendar? [13:28]
  • What is Tip #2 for de-cluttering your calendar? [15:58]
  • What are the 3 steps to calendar triage? [20:38]
  • What does Thanh do every Sunday for his weekly planning? [28:49]
  • What is Tip #3 for keeping your calendar uncluttered? [30:38]
  • Why is a weekly review so valuable for organization? [36:47]
  • Action step to integrate today’s topic into your life [39:34]

Links:

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/381-calendar-cleanup/feed/ 0 In this episode, we are going to talk about Calendars, or more specifically doing a Calendar Cleanup. - Any way you can get your Calendar in top shape will have an immediate impact today and going forward. In this episode, we are going to talk about Calendars, or more specifically doing a Calendar Cleanup.<br /> <br /> Any way you can get your Calendar in top shape will have an immediate impact today and going forward. There aren’t many productivity changes you can make that will do that!<br /> <br /> If your calendar has become cluttered with “not real”, out of date, or irrelevant events, we’ll take you through some ways to fix that up.<br /> <br /> Maybe some big project or issue has come up and you need to free up time and clear space, quickly - we’ll help you do that.<br /> <br /> Get an extra 3 months. Expressvpn.com/TPS.<br /> <br /> Thanks Masterworks. To skip to the front of the line and get your VIP pass for immediate access, go to masterworks.io/TPS<br /> <br /> Thanks Truebill.com/TPS. it could save you thousands a year.<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/381.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Cheat Sheet:<br /> <br /> Top 3 Productivity Resources [2:42]<br /> What is the main benefit of calendar cleanup? [4:32]<br /> How was Thanh most recently reminded to de-clutter his calendar? [07:36]<br /> What is the first tip for cleaning your calendar? [11:08]<br /> What can you do if you’re constantly ignoring time blocks on your calendar? [13:28]<br /> What is Tip #2 for de-cluttering your calendar? [15:58]<br /> What are the 3 steps to calendar triage? [20:38]<br /> What does Thanh do every Sunday for his weekly planning? [28:49]<br /> What is Tip #3 for keeping your calendar uncluttered? [30:38]<br /> Why is a weekly review so valuable for organization? [36:47]<br /> Action step to integrate today’s topic into your life [39:34]<br /> <br /> Links:<br /> <br /> NeuYear Calendar<br /> Calendly<br /> The Five-Minute Journal <br /> Fantastical<br /> Article: Is It Time For Calendar Triage?<br /> TPS 311<br /> Calendar Captain<br /> Dojo<br /> TPS+<br /> Quiz<br /> <br /> If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here's how. Asian Efficiency 44:13
The Great Resignation: How It Impacts You (TPS380) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/380-the-great-resignation/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/380-the-great-resignation/#respond Mon, 29 Nov 2021 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=18859

Today’s episode is going to be slightly different than what you might be used to from us.

We’re always looking for ways to make the podcast better, more fun, and insightful.

Every podcast episode is still actionable but the format might be different every now and then like today’s episode.

We are going to talk about something that has been in the news a LOT this year: what has been called The Great Resignation.

Records keep being broken for people INTENTIONALLY leaving their jobs, often without another job lined up yet.

This is happening in all sectors of the economy; especially in the US, but in many other countries as well.

Stat from The Atlantic: 1 in 14 employees in the “accommodations and food services” sector left a job in a single month.

It’s not just limited to that though!

Companies are offering signing & referral bonuses more than ever before (just ask Brooks’ wife!)

A PwC survey found that 65% of US employees are looking for a new job.

One of the things we like to say at AE is: happy people are productive people!

Whether you’re an employee, manager, or boss – we’ll go over how the Great Resignation impacts you and what you can do about it moving forward to have a happy and productive life.

Thanks to Mack Weldon for supporting The Productivity Show. For 20% off your first order, visit mackweldon.com/TPS with promo code TPS.

Thank you Hawthorne. Take your quiz and get 10% off your first purchase at hawthorne.co with code TPS.

Thanks to Masterworks. To skip to the front of the line and get your VIP pass for Priority Access, go to masterworks.io/TPS

You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/380.

Cheat Sheet:

  • Top 3 Productivity Resources [4:06]
  • How does Brooks feel The Great Resignation has been affecting the average TPS listener? [6:48]
  • What are some things Thanh thinks are contributing to The Great Resignation? [11:14]
  • What happens to the people left behind at their jobs in The Great Resignation? [14:15]
  • How does Brooks think perspectives on The Great Resignation vary across generations? [15:19]
  • How does Thanh feel that The Great Resignation is affecting managers? [17:22]
  • What is “the perfect job” like, according to Thanh? [18:57]
  • What does Brooks think a modern-day boss/manager needs to know to keep their people? [22:05]
  • How does Thanh think a modern-day boss/manager can keep their people? [25:07]
  • What is Thanh’s biggest piece of advice to participants of The Great Resignation? [36:05]
  • Action step to integrate today’s topic into your life [40:00]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/380-the-great-resignation/feed/ 0 Today’s episode is going to be slightly different than what you might be used to from us. - We’re always looking for ways to make the podcast better, more fun, and insightful. - Every podcast episode is still actionable but the format might be differ... Today’s episode is going to be slightly different than what you might be used to from us.<br /> <br /> We’re always looking for ways to make the podcast better, more fun, and insightful.<br /> <br /> Every podcast episode is still actionable but the format might be different every now and then like today’s episode.<br /> <br /> We are going to talk about something that has been in the news a LOT this year: what has been called The Great Resignation.<br /> <br /> Records keep being broken for people INTENTIONALLY leaving their jobs, often without another job lined up yet.<br /> <br /> This is happening in all sectors of the economy; especially in the US, but in many other countries as well.<br /> <br /> Stat from The Atlantic: 1 in 14 employees in the “accommodations and food services” sector left a job in a single month.<br /> <br /> It's not just limited to that though!<br /> <br /> Companies are offering signing & referral bonuses more than ever before (just ask Brooks' wife!)<br /> <br /> A PwC survey found that 65% of US employees are looking for a new job.<br /> <br /> One of the things we like to say at AE is: happy people are productive people!<br /> <br /> Whether you’re an employee, manager, or boss - we’ll go over how the Great Resignation impacts you and what you can do about it moving forward to have a happy and productive life.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Mack Weldon for supporting The Productivity Show. For 20% off your first order, visit mackweldon.com/TPS with promo code TPS.<br /> <br /> Thank you Hawthorne. Take your quiz and get 10% off your first purchase at hawthorne.co with code TPS.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Masterworks. To skip to the front of the line and get your VIP pass for Priority Access, go to masterworks.io/TPS<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/380.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Cheat Sheet:<br /> <br /> Top 3 Productivity Resources [4:06]<br /> How does Brooks feel The Great Resignation has been affecting the average TPS listener? [6:48]<br /> What are some things Thanh thinks are contributing to The Great Resignation? [11:14]<br /> What happens to the people left behind at their jobs in The Great Resignation? [14:15]<br /> How does Brooks think perspectives on The Great Resignation vary across generations? [15:19]<br /> How does Thanh feel that The Great Resignation is affecting managers? [17:22]<br /> What is “the perfect job” like, according to Thanh? [18:57]<br /> What does Brooks think a modern-day boss/manager needs to know to keep their people? [22:05]<br /> How does Thanh think a modern-day boss/manager can keep their people? [25:07]<br /> What is Thanh’s biggest piece of advice to participants of The Great Resignation? [36:05]<br /> Action step to integrate today’s topic into your life [40:00]<br /> <br /> Links:<br /> <br /> Book: Radical Candor- Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity<br /> Logitech Brio<br /> Nikwax TX.Direct Wash-In Waterproofing<br /> Quote: Adam Grant (Wall Street Journal)<br /> Antiwork: Unemployment for all, not just the rich!<br /> AE Communication Guidelines<br /> How I Made 200 Friends in One Year<br /> Dojo<br /> TPS+<br /> Quiz<br /> <br /> If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here's how. Asian Efficiency 41:12
The TPS Productivity Gift Guide – 2021 Edition (TPS379) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/379-gift-guide-2021/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/379-gift-guide-2021/#respond Mon, 22 Nov 2021 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=18805

In this episode, we are going to do our Annual Productivity Gift Guide.

What do you give to someone who is into productivity? Or maybe you’d like to give them something that would help them out.

This year, we are going to do something different.

We are going to share some of our favorite productivity gifts from past shows, since those have stood the test of time. We are ALSO going to share 1 new gift and 1 gift experience we each recommend.

If you know someone in your life that is trying to improve their productivity, these are some of our favorite gifts. OR – if the people in your life find you impossible to buy for, here are some suggestions that we’d love to get. OR – Maybe you want to buy some of these for yourself. No judgement! We always do every year! :)

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You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/379.

Cheat Sheet:

  • Top 3 Productivity Resources [2:29]
  • Why does Brooks like the Pro model of Theragun specifically? [5:31]
  • What makes the Kindle Paperwhite Brooks’ favorite type of Kindle? [8:35]
  • Apple AirTags or Tiles? Which does Brooks prefer? [10:52]
  • How do you use the Eero, and what does it do? [12:55]
  • What is Brooks’ final gift idea? [14:10]
  • What is Review Meta? [16:20]
  • Why are blue-light glasses important? [17:11]
  • What book does Thanh gift most frequently? [18:50]
  • What device did Thanh use before the Theragun? [20:19]
  • What makes the Oura ring a unique fitness tracking device? [21:26]
  • What is Thanh’s brand new gift suggestion for 2021? [25:27]
  • How does the Apollo Neuro affect your nervous system? [28:54]
  • What is Brooks’ brand new gift suggestion for 2021? [30:21]
  • How can Shoot My Travel enhance your vacations? [34:33]
  • What is Masterclass? [37:26]
  • Action step to integrate today’s topic into your life [40:52]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/379-gift-guide-2021/feed/ 0 In this episode, we are going to do our Annual Productivity Gift Guide. What do you give to someone who is into productivity? Or maybe you’d like to give them something that would help them out. This year, we are going to do something different. In this episode, we are going to do our Annual Productivity Gift Guide.<br /> <br /> What do you give to someone who is into productivity? Or maybe you’d like to give them something that would help them out.<br /> <br /> This year, we are going to do something different. <br /> <br /> We are going to share some of our favorite productivity gifts from past shows, since those have stood the test of time. We are ALSO going to share 1 new gift and 1 gift experience we each recommend.<br /> <br /> If you know someone in your life that is trying to improve their productivity, these are some of our favorite gifts. OR - if the people in your life find you impossible to buy for, here are some suggestions that we’d love to get. OR - Maybe you want to buy some of these for yourself. No judgement! We always do every year! :)<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/379.<br /> Asian Efficiency 42:26
How To Have Meetings People Actually Want To Attend (TPS378) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/378-meetings/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/378-meetings/#respond Mon, 15 Nov 2021 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=18779

In this episode, we are going to talk about everyone’s favorite topic: Meetings.

Believe it or not, there’s a way to make meetings less painful, and to even make them events that people WANT to attend (or at least don’t actively hate)

If you run meetings, we’re going to give you tips to make them effective and a great use of everyone’s time. If you don’t run meetings but just attend them, you’ll get tips to make your participation more impactful. Maybe you just want to hear some tips for how AE does meetings – we’ll dive into that too.

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You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/378.

Cheat Sheet:

  • Top 3 Productivity Resources [2:50]
  • What is Brooks’ first tip for designing a meeting that people will ACTUALLY want to attend? [7:25]
  • What are the three types of meetings at a high level? [8:56]
  • How do you make all three types of meetings actionable? [9:42]
  • Why is it important to consolidate your meetings as much as possible? [15:02]
  • How does Thanh think his idea of a Wednesday “Meeting Day” has gone since implementing it years ago? [18:28]
  • What is Brooks’ final tip for successful meetings? [27:35]
  • What is the “HI.P.P.O Effect?” [28:36]
  • What is Brooks’ biggest recommendation for handling the natural flow of a meeting? [30:49]
  • How does Thanh try to make meetings more useful for everyone? [33:06]
  • Action step to integrate today’s topic into your life [37:21]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/378-meetings/feed/ 0 In this episode, we are going to talk about everyone’s favorite topic: Meetings. - Believe it or not, there’s a way to make meetings less painful, and to even make them events that people WANT to attend (or at least don’t actively hate) - In this episode, we are going to talk about everyone’s favorite topic: Meetings.<br /> <br /> Believe it or not, there’s a way to make meetings less painful, and to even make them events that people WANT to attend (or at least don’t actively hate). If you run meetings, we’re going to give you tips to make them effective and a great use of everyone’s time.<br /> <br /> If you don’t run meetings but just attend them, you’ll get tips to make your participation more impactful. Maybe you just want to hear some tips for how AE does meetings - we’ll dive into that too.<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/378. Asian Efficiency 38:44
Focus Mode: Eliminate Distractions and Boost Focus On All Your Devices (TPS377) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/377-focus-mode/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/377-focus-mode/#respond Mon, 08 Nov 2021 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=18654

Apple released a new feature for iOS and macOS called Focus Mode to help you focus and customize your notifications for fewer distractions.

In this episode, we’ll unpack this feature, how we use it and how you can use it to focus and get less distracted. Even if you don’t use an iPhone or Mac, we’ll also cover Windows and Android alternatives.

If you have never heard of Focus mode, we’ll help you get started. Some of you might already use Focus Mode and we’ll give you more advanced tips to get the most out of it

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You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/377.

Cheat Sheet:

  • Top 3 Productivity Resources [2:15]
  • What is “Focus Mode”? [4:55]
  • What are some alternatives to Focus Mode for non-MacOS/iOS users? [8:11]
  • How should you start using Focus Mode? [10:24]
  • Which Focus Mode features does Thanh focus on most? [14:07]
  • Why does Thanh recommend Focus Mode for iPad specifically? [19:37]
  • What else can you do with Focus Mode besides moderating notifications? [25:26]
  • How does Thanh recommend using the custom interface features of Focus Mode? [28:35]
  • What is Brooks’ final tip for using Focus Mode effectively? [31:48]
  • How does Thanh manage his “Do Not Disturb” mode? [36:16]
  • Action step to integrate today’s topic into your life [41:31]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/377-focus-mode/feed/ 0 Apple released a new feature for iOS and macOS called Focus Mode to help you focus and customize your notifications for fewer distractions. In this episode, we’ll unpack this feature, how we use it and how you can use it to focus and get less distract... Apple released a new feature for iOS and macOS called Focus Mode to help you focus and customize your notifications for fewer distractions.<br /> <br /> In this episode we’ll unpack this feature, how we use it and how you can use it to focus and get less distracted. Even if you don’t use an iPhone or Mac, we’ll also cover Windows and Android alternatives.<br /> <br /> If you have never heard of Focus mode, we’ll help you get started. Some of you might already use Focus Mode and we’ll give you more advanced tips to get the most out of it<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/377. Asian Efficiency 42:28
Staying Focused: How We Use Notifications and Reminders (TPS376) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/376-notifications-and-reminders/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/376-notifications-and-reminders/#respond Mon, 01 Nov 2021 11:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=18604

A comment in a recent podcast recording Livestream made us realize that there’s this misconception that we are these notification-less monks, who have all of our devices on Do Not Disturb and never get notified about anything.

This is not quite true – we actually embrace notifications and reminders! The only difference is that they need to do something for us – they need to remind us to do something important, at the right time and in the right place and context.

So we are going to share how we use reminders, what we get reminded about, what we use to be reminded, and some best practices.

If you find yourself missing tasks, appointments, or not taking action on things you should – we’ll help you get reminded the right way

Maybe you have the opposite problem – you have too many reminders, notifications, and other beeps and popups going on that you get distracted and the important ones get lost in the noise

You just want to hear about how we do things to maybe get some ideas – fair enough.

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You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/376.

Cheat Sheet:

  • Top 3 Productivity Resources [3:07]
  • How does Thanh handle the “ringer” setting on his phone? [6:05]
  • What kinds of reminders does Brooks set for himself? [9:57]
  • How does Thanh handle reminders for non-appointment events, like birthdays? [16:32]
  • How is Brooks reminded of his most important tasks? [24:50]
  • What is a “daily support ritual”? [32:25]
  • What are Thanh’s daily support rituals? [34:27]
  • Action step to integrate today’s topic into your life [37:34]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/376-notifications-and-reminders/feed/ 0 A comment in a recent podcast recording Livestream made us realize that there’s this misconception that we are these notification-less monks, who have all of our devices on Do Not Disturb and never get notified about anything. A comment in a recent Podcast recording livestream made us realize that there’s this misconception that we are these Notification-less monks, who have all of our devices on Do Not Disturb and never get notified about anything. <br /> <br /> This is not quite true - we actually embrace notifications and reminders! The only difference is that they need to do something for us - they need to remind us to do something important, at the right time and in the right place and context.<br /> <br /> So we are going to share how we use reminders, what we get reminded about, what we use to be reminded, and some best practices. <br /> <br /> If you find yourself missing tasks, appointments, or not taking action on things you should - we’ll help you get reminded the right way<br /> <br /> Maybe you have the opposite problem - you have too many reminders, notifications, and other beeps and popups going on that you get distracted and the important ones get lost in the noise <br /> <br /> You just want to hear about how we do things to maybe get some ideas - fair enough.<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/376. Asian Efficiency 38:46
Zoom & Teams Best Practices: Make Online Meetings Less Painful (TPS375) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/375-zoom-fatigue/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/375-zoom-fatigue/#respond Mon, 25 Oct 2021 11:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=18593

Even if many of us are back in the office, at least part-time (or never left), it is inevitable that so much of our day is spent in online meetings. We fire up our computer, connect to Zoom or Teams, sometimes for back-to-back calls!

There are some things you can do to make your Zoom or Teams experience better, and some best practices to make the most effective use of your time. Anything we can do to make OUR experience better, and the experience of the people we are in meetings with better, will pay off.

In this episode, we are going to share 3 Zoom and Teams best practices to have the most of your Time, Energy, and Attention.

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You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/375.

Cheat Sheet:

  • Top 3 Productivity Resources [3:42]
  • What is “Zoom Fatigue”? [5:44]
  • What is a “Pre-Flight Checklist” [8:22]
  • What are some things Brooks has on his pre-flight checklist? [13:22]
  • What’s on Marmel’s general Zoom checklist? [15:39]
  • What is the 2nd tip for making online meetings less painful? [18:10]
  • How do camera-on and camera meetings vary to Marmel? [22:41]
  • What is Brooks’ favorite tip for reducing Zoom fatigue? [24:32]
  • Action step to integrate today’s topic into your life [32:29]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/375-zoom-fatigue/feed/ 0 Even if many of us are back in the office, at least part-time (or never left), it is inevitable that so much of our day is spent in online meetings. We fire up our computer, connect to Zoom or Teams, sometimes for back-to-back calls! Even if many of us are back in the office, at least part time (or never left), it is inevitable that so much of our day is spent in online meetings. We fire up our computer, connect to Zoom or Teams, sometimes for back to back calls!<br /> <br /> There are some things you can do to make your Zoom or Teams experience better, and some best practices to make the most effective use of your time. Anything we can do to make OUR experience better, and the experience of the people we are in meetings with better, will pay off.<br /> <br /> In this episode, we are going to share 3 Zoom and Teams best practices to have the most of your Time, Energy, and Attention.<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/375. Asian Efficiency 33:50
How To Recover From A Bad Day (TPS374) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/374-bad-day-recovery/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/374-bad-day-recovery/#respond Mon, 18 Oct 2021 11:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=18560

We’ve all been there.

You had a day that just went all wrong. Maybe you or someone else made a mistake, or some crisis came up and your day went totally downhill, or maybe you have some sort of habit you’re trying to keep (or break) and you backslid a bit.

Maybe it was a healthy eating goal, or a fitness goal, a reading goal, or maybe you talked over someone in a meeting and you’re trying to stop that.

Whatever it is, you had a setback and you’re not happy about it. It happens!

In this episode, we are going to share 3 tips so that you can recover from a bad day, and come back stronger than ever.

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You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/374.

Cheat Sheet:

  • Top 3 Productivity Resources [2:46]
  • How do you get to the source of a bad day? [6:07]
  • What is “affect labeling?” [9:14]
  • What is tip #2 for recovering from a bad day? [14:56]
  • How do you ask yourself for advice? [15:34]
  • How has Thanh practiced giving self-advice? [17:18]
  • What is the third tip to recover from a bad day? [21:48]
  • How does Thanh mentally re-frame a bad day? [30:07]
  • Action step to integrate today’s topic into your life [35:17]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/374-bad-day-recovery/feed/ 0 We’ve all been there. You had a day that just went all wrong. Maybe you or someone else made a mistake, or some crisis came up and your day went totally downhill, or maybe you have some sort of habit you’re trying to keep (or break) and you backslid a... We’ve all been there.<br /> <br /> You had a day that just went all wrong. Maybe you or someone else made a mistake, or some crisis came up and your day went totally downhill, or maybe you have some sort of habit you’re trying to keep (or break) and you backslid a bit.<br /> <br /> Maybe it was a healthy eating goal, or a fitness goal, a reading goal, or maybe you talked over someone in a meeting and you’re trying to stop that.<br /> <br /> Whatever it is, you had a setback and you’re not happy about it. It happens!<br /> <br /> In this episode, we are going to share 3 tips so that you can recover from a bad day, and come back stronger than ever.<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/374. Asian Efficiency 36:21
Apps We Love That Make Us More Productive Every Day (TPS373) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/373-productivity-apps/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/373-productivity-apps/#respond Mon, 11 Oct 2021 11:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=18509

Every year at The Productivity Show we have an episode where we share our favorite productivity apps.

This time we’re making it different by only highlighting the apps we don’t frequently talk about, but we absolutely love. We have six apps for you that are about to make you more productive and efficient.

You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/373.

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Cheat Sheet:

  • Top 3 Productivity Resources [2:44]
  • What is Thanh’s first favorite productivity app for 2021? [9:02]
  • What is Libby and how does it help improve your driving experience? [13:32]
  • What is Airalo, and where is it most useful? [18:12]
  • Why is Snagit a more valuable app than most of its competitors? [26:49]
  • What kind of usage is InShot most geared towards? [33:55]
  • Why is Zapier Brooks’ final productivity app recommendation? [36:49]
  • Action step to integrate today’s topic into your life [40:25]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/373-productivity-apps/feed/ 0 Every year at The Productivity Show we have an episode where we share our favorite productivity apps. This time we’re making it different by only highlighting the apps we don’t frequently talk about, but we absolutely love. Every year at The Productivity Show we have an episode where we share our favorite productivity apps. This time we’re making it different by only highlighting the apps we don’t frequently talk about, but we absolutely love. We have six apps for you that are about to make you more productive and efficient.<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/373.<br /> Asian Efficiency 41:34
Meal Planning: Save Time & Have More Energy, Even If You Hate Cooking (TPS372) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/372-meal-planning/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/372-meal-planning/#respond Mon, 04 Oct 2021 11:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=18505

The average person spends about 2.5 hours a day on prepping food, cooking, eating and drinking. That’s a lot of time and an opportunity to save time. Not only that, many of you struggle with eating healthy because it might be time consuming. You come home, you’re tired and not sure what to eat, so you order takeout or have food delivered to you. Usually it’s not healthy and you gain weight.

Luckily for you, there’s a more Asian Efficient way to go about this. You can eat healthy, delicious foods and save time all at once. We’ll show you how in this episode.

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You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/372.

Cheat Sheet:

  • Top 3 Productivity Resources [2:52]
  • Who is this episode for? [4:22]
  • What is “meal planning”, exactly? [5:43]
  • What’s the first tip for successful meal planning? [8:06]
  • What’s the most important question to ask yourself when meal planning? [11:17]
  • What does Thanh’s meal planning schedule look like? [14:18]
  • What’s tip #2 for successful meal planning? [16:00]
  • How does Thanh eat healthy at home if he hasn’t cooked in 7 years? [24:10]
  • What is the most common meal prep tip in the TPS+ chat? [30:37]
  • How can you make meal prep more exciting? [34:12]
  • What is the final tip for successful meal planning? [37:06]
  • Actionable step you can take to integrate this week’s topic into your life [42:30]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/372-meal-planning/feed/ 0 The average person spends about 2.5 hours a day on prepping food, cooking, eating and drinking. That’s a lot of time and an opportunity to save time. Not only that, many of you struggle with eating healthy because it might be time consuming. The average person spends about 2.5 hours a day on prepping food, cooking, eating and drinking. That’s a lot of time and an opportunity to save time. Not only that, many of you struggle with eating healthy because it might be time consuming. You come home, you’re tired and not sure what to eat, so you order takeout or have food delivered to you. Usually it’s not healthy and you gain weight.<br /> <br /> Luckily for you, there’s a more Asian Efficient way to go about this. You can eat healthy, delicious foods and save time all at once. We’ll show you how in this episode.<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/372.<br /> Asian Efficiency 43:40
Declutter Your Photos w/ Isabelle Dervaux (TPS371) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/371-isabelle-dervaux/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/371-isabelle-dervaux/#respond Mon, 27 Sep 2021 11:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=18440

Over the years, we’ve done many podcast episodes about organization and decluttering, but we always get questions about one specific area: photos!

We decided to call in an expert, so in this episode, I am joined by Isabelle Dervaux, a professional photo organizer and family photo curator. She has a background as an artist, is a regular speaker, and has been featured in Real Simple, the Wall Street Journal, and The New Yorker. We’re going to talk about decluttering your photos and making them something that brings you joy.

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You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/371.

Cheat Sheet:

  • Who is Isabelle, and what does she do? [2:54]
  • Top 3 Productivity Resources [4:30]
  • How did Isabelle end up becoming a photo organizer? [7:03]
  • Why is photo organization so different from other forms of organization? [9:33]
  • What has changed in photo organization as the digital world expands? [14:08]
  • Why go through the de-cluttering process if you can just buy/access more storage? [16:48]
  • What does Isabelle prefer for organization? Photo apps, or file apps? [19:46]
  • What are some successful approaches Isabelle has seen people use for photo organization over the years? [21:13]
  • What are some quick tips for large-scale photo management? [25:40]
  • What can you do when you aren’t sure how to organize a photo? [37:07]
  • What is Isabelle’s framework for overhauling your photo collection? [40:06]
  • How do you approach photo organization when you’re incredibly busy or overwhelmed? [44:12]
  • What are some common mistakes Isabelle has seen people make with photo organization? [45:27]
  • How can you approach organizing physical photographs too? [46:49]
  • What are Isabelle’s productivity tips? [48:34]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/371-isabelle-dervaux/feed/ 0 Over the years, we’ve done many podcast episodes about organization and decluttering, but we always get questions about one specific area: photos! We decided to call in an expert, so in this episode, I am joined by Isabelle Dervaux, Over the years, we’ve done many podcast episodes about organization and decluttering, but we always get questions about one specific area: photos!<br /> <br /> We decided to call in an expert, so in this episode, I am joined by Isabelle Dervaux, a professional photo organizer and family photo curator. She has a background as an artist, is a regular speaker, and has been featured in Real Simple, the Wall Street Journal, and the New Yorker. We’re going to talk about decluttering your photos and making them something that brings you joy.<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/371.<br /> Asian Efficiency 53:35
How To Run A Retrospective For Continuous Improvement (TPS370) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/370-retrospective/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/370-retrospective/#respond Mon, 20 Sep 2021 11:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=18422

At Asian Efficiency we follow a project management philosophy called “Scrum”. You might have heard of it. It’s popular in the software industry but not so much outside of it which is a shame because it’s a powerful way of getting things done for teams. One of the elements of practicing Scrum is called a “Retrospective” and that’s what today’s topic is about.

Whether you’re new to the topic or are already familiar with it, we’ll show you how you can use a retrospective to make you more effective and productive. We’ll share three tips you must know to run an effective Retrospective and some mistakes you want to avoid (that we had to learn the hard way).

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Cheat Sheet:

  • Top 3 productivity resources for this week. [3:12]
  • What is a Retrospective? [6:31]
  • What can you do to better visualize and understand Retrospectives? [7:52]
  • How can you use Retrospectives if you aren’t a decision-maker for your team? [11:31]
  • What is the first tip to run a Retrospective? [13:33]
  • What does Thanh like to do for AE’s quarterly “learning day?” [23:01]
  • What is Brooks’ tip on running a Retrospective? [25:33]
  • What are some questions AE brings to their Retrospective “round table?” [27:18]
  • What does Brooks feel is most powerful about running a Retrospective? [30:22]
  • What is Thanh’s final tip on running a retrospective? [31:18]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/370-retrospective/feed/ 0 At Asian Efficiency we follow a project management philosophy called “Scrum”. You might have heard of it. It’s popular in the software industry but not so much outside of it which is a shame because it’s a powerful way of getting things done for teams.... At Asian Efficiency we follow a project management philosophy called “Scrum”. You might have heard of it. It’s popular in the software industry but not so much outside of it which is a shame because it’s a powerful way of getting things done for teams. One of the elements of practicing Scrum is called a “Retrospective” and that’s what today’s topic is about.<br /> <br /> Whether you’re new to the topic or are already familiar with it, we’ll show you how you can use a retrospective to make you more effective and productive. We’ll share three tips you must know to run an effective Retrospective and some mistakes you want to avoid (that we had to learn the hard way).<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/370.<br /> Asian Efficiency 36:21
How to Fuel Your Creativity w/ Jeffrey Madoff (TPS369) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/369-jeffrey-madoff/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/369-jeffrey-madoff/#respond Mon, 13 Sep 2021 11:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=18395

Today I’m joined by Jeffrey Madoff, the founder of Madoff Productions, based in New York City.

His company has produced commercials for brands such as Ralph Lauren, Victoria’s Secret, Tiffany, and other big name brands you’ve heard of.

He also teaches a course on creativity at the Parsons School for Design, and that is also today’s topic for the podcast.

I asked Jeffrey, as a creative, how he turns ideas into work of art, how to fuel your creativity, how to make a living off of your ideas, and of course, how he gets stuff done. 

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You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/369.

Cheat Sheet:

  • Top 3 productivity resources for this week. [3:02]
  • How did Jeffrey get his start and become who he is today? [8:43]
  • What made Jeffrey want to step out of the fashion world and into other pursuits? [12:13]
  • How would Jeffrey define “creativity”, as someone who teaches it? [15:20]
  • Why don’t people consider themselves creative? [18:56]
  • What does Jeffrey think about the idea of forcing creativity? [22:07]
  • How does Jeffrey break down creative tasks and accomplishments? [24:35]
  • What is something many creatives overlook? [31:45]
  • How does Jeffrey organize his thoughts when doing something creative like writing a play? [34:48]
  • How does Jeffrey utilize his resources and teams to achieve his goals? [38:37]
  • What was Thanh’s process for determining how much to charge clients for his services? [41:57]
  • What is “Proof of Concept”? [44:28]
  • What does Jeffrey want people to know about his book on making a living through creativity? [46:38]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/369-jeffrey-madoff/feed/ 0 Today I’m joined by Jeffrey Madoff, the founder of Madoff Productions, based in New York City. His company has produced commercials for brands such as Ralph Lauren, Victoria's Secret, Tiffany, and other big name brands you’ve heard of. Today I’m joined by Jeffrey Madoff; the founder of Madoff Productions, based in New York City. His company has produced commercials for brands such as Ralph Lauren, Victoria’s Secret, Tiffany, and other big name brands you’ve heard of. <br /> <br /> He also teaches a course on creativity at the Parsons School for Design, and that is also today’s topic for the podcast. I asked Jeffrey, as a creative, how he turns ideas into work of art, how to fuel your creativity, how to make a living off of your ideas, and of course, how he gets stuff done. <br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/369.<br /> Asian Efficiency 52:46
Beat The Energy Dropoff: Feel Energized Even At End of Day (TPS368) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/368-energy-dropoff/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/368-energy-dropoff/#respond Mon, 06 Sep 2021 11:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=18373

Have you ever wanted to work on a project after work, you knew what you needed to do, you had the time to do it….you come home and then….you crash. You were too tired to work on it and then moved it to another day, for it only to repeat this cycle again. This is a common problem people have. So today we want to give you three tips to help you have more energy at the end of the day so you can get things done you want done.

You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/368.

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Cheat Sheet:

  • Top 3 productivity resources for this week. [3:20]
  • What does Brooks mean when he says “end of the day energy?” [6:16]
  • How does energy interact with the TEA Framework? [7:57]
  • What is Brooks’ first tip on how to have energy at the end of the day? [10:58]
  • Why does Thanh choose to exercise later in the day? [14:29]
  • What is Brooks’ tip to maximize energy towards the end of the day? [22:28]
  • How does Thanh use breathing exercises to improve his energy levels? [24:29]
  • How does Brooks express gratitude more clearly? [26:49]
  • What is Brooks’ final tip for an energetic end-of-day? [28:44]
  • What foods/beverages does Thanh have to maintain his energy level throughout the day? [30:56]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/368-energy-dropoff/feed/ 0 Have you ever wanted to work on a project after work, you knew what you needed to do, you had the time to do it….you come home and then….you crash. You were too tired to work on it and then moved it to another day, Have you ever wanted to work on a project after work, you knew what you needed to do, you had the time to do it….you come home and then….you crash. You were too tired to work on it and then moved it to another day, for it only to repeat this cycle again. This is a common problem people have. So today we want to give you three tips to help you have more energy at the end of the day so you can get things done you want done.<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/368.<br /> Asian Efficiency 38:57
How To Do A Workation: What You Need To Know (TPS367) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/367-workation/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/367-workation/#respond Mon, 30 Aug 2021 11:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=18327

Nowadays, many of us have the option to work remotely and from home. This opens a whole new world of possibilities.

What used to be reserved for digital nomads, people like you and me can now work from anywhere in the world and still get stuff done.

That’s what we call a workation, you get work done while enjoying some vacation time too. In this episode we’ll give you 3 tips to make your first workation a great success and a few pitfalls you must avoid.

You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/367.

Cheat Sheet:

  • Top 3 productivity resources for this week. [2:23]
  • Who is this episode useful for? [4:13]
  • What is a “workation”? [5:26]
  • How do Brooks’ and Thanh’s workations vary? [7:36]
  • Does Thanh believe workations should replace vacations? [10:25]
  • How does Brooks prefer to approach his workation? [13:49]
  • What is Thanh’s perspective as a boss on receiving workation requests? [16:23]
  • What does Brooks suggest when planning out your first workation? [20:46]
  • What was it like for Thanh being on a workation with a partner? [21:28]
  • What is something that is rather important to prioritize when planning a workation? [22:24]
  • What are some tips for checking for connectivity before taking a workation? [23:26]
  • How does Thanh recommend preparing for workations? [26:53]
  • What is the final tip for a productive workation? [29:15]
  • How does Thanh structure time in a workation? [31:08]
  • Actionable steps you can take to integrate today’s episode into your life. [34:07]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/367-workation/feed/ 0 Nowadays, many of us have the option to work remotely and from home. This opens a whole new world of possibilities. What used to be reserved for digital nomads, people like you and me can now work from anywhere in the world and still get stuff done. Nowadays many of us have the option to work remotely and from home. This opens a whole new world of possibilities. What used to be reserved for digital nomads, people like you and me can now work from anywhere in the world and still get stuff done. That’s what we call a workation, you get work done while enjoying some vacation time too. In this episode we’ll give you 3 tips to make your first workation a great success and a few pitfalls you must avoid.<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/367.<br /> Asian Efficiency 35:29
Chaos Contained: Tips For Overcommitted Moms w/ Valerie Recore (TPS366) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/366-valerie-recore/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/366-valerie-recore/#respond Mon, 23 Aug 2021 11:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=18299

In this episode I’m thrilled to welcome Valerie Recore – she’s a productivity specialist who works with overwhelmed and overcommitted moms. With a background in mental health and corporate training, she helps people who feel like they’re pulled into different directions.

Even if you’re NOT an overcommitted mom, you’ll get a lot out of this episode as Valerie shares some great mental reframing tips.

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You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/366.

Cheat Sheet:

  • Top 3 productivity resources for this week. [4:29]
  • Why did Valerie choose to specialized in overcommitted moms? [7:02]
  • How will Valerie’s information work for non-mothers? [9:37]
  • What are Valerie’s thoughts on maternity leave in the modern world? [10:39]
  • How does Valerie tackle the issue of finding balance when working with overcommitted moms? [13:17]
  • What is Valerie’s perspective on the work/life balancing act? [23:13]
  • How can partners of overcommitted moms work towards making things more equal? [26:19]
  • What are some tips to help you end your day on a positive note? [31:09]
  • What are some common suggestions Valerie often makes when working with clients? [33:33]
  • Actionable steps to implement from today’s episode [37:07]
  • What is the best frequency for family meetings as an overcommitted mom? [39:34]

Links:

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/366-valerie-recore/feed/ 0 In this episode I’m thrilled to welcome Valerie Recore - she’s a productivity specialist who works with overwhelmed and overcommitted moms. With a background in mental health and corporate training, she helps people who feel like they’re pulled into di... In this episode I’m thrilled to welcome Valerie Recore - she’s a productivity specialist who works with overwhelmed and overcommitted moms. With a background in mental health and corporate training, she helps people who feel like they’re pulled into different directions.<br /> <br /> Even if you’re NOT an overcommitted mom, you’ll get a lot out of this episode as Valerie shares some great mental reframing tips.<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/366.<br /> Asian Efficiency 41:59
Our Thinking Has Evolved On These Productivity “Rules” (TPS365) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/365-mindset-shift/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/365-mindset-shift/#respond Mon, 16 Aug 2021 11:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=18268

Some of our favorite episodes are ones that come directly from listener feedback, and this episode is no exception – how has our productivity thinking evolved over the years?

Are there any “productivity rules” we used to have, but we now do the opposite?

What causes these changes, anyway? We’ll dive into all of it in today’s episode.

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You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/365.

Cheat Sheet:

  • Top 3 productivity resources for this week. [2:19]
  • Who is this episode targeting mainly? [4:37]
  • How has Thanh’s thinking evolved while running Asian Efficiency? [7:26]
  • How has Thanh’s productivity thinking changed over time? [10:15]
  • Why is Brooks a morning person? [14:09]
  • How Brooks changed his thinking over the years? [18:56]
  • Why does Thanh prioritize processes over tools? [21:43]
  • What is something Thanh used to obsess over that he no longer swears by? [26:59]
  • What is something Brooks tends to have a hard time with? [31:15]
  • Why isn’t “Eat Your Frog” for everyone? [32:06]
  • Actionable steps you can take to integrate today’s topic into your life. [37:38]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/365-mindset-shift/feed/ 0 Some of our favorite episodes are ones that come directly from listener feedback, and this episode is no exception - how has our productivity thinking evolved over the years? Are there any “productivity rules” we used to have, Some of our favorite episodes are ones that come directly from listener feedback, and this episode is no exception - how has our productivity thinking evolved over the years? <br /> <br /> Are there any “productivity rules” we used to have, but we now do the opposite? What causes these changes, anyway? We’ll dive into all of it in today’s episode.<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/365.<br /> Asian Efficiency 39:21
Our Favorite Trick To Build Any Habit And Make It Stick (TPS364) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/364-habit-stacking/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/364-habit-stacking/#respond Mon, 09 Aug 2021 11:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=18262

On The Productivity Show we’ve talked a lot about the power of habits but we know it can be difficult to add new habits to your life. One strategy that helps you introduce new habits is called “habit stacking” and that’s what we’ll be going over today.

It’s an easy way to add habits and I’ve used this myself in the last decade before it even had a name. So if you’re struggling with habits, listen up and pay attention!

You’ll discover how you can easily add 3 new habits right away.

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You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/364.

Cheat Sheet:

  • Top 3 productivity resources for this week. [3:05]
  • Why do we have so much trouble creating habits? [6:03]
  • What is the habit stacking formula? [9:23]
  • How does Thanh use the habit stacking formula? [11:14]
  • What is the Achilles Heel of habit stacking? [14:49]
  • How does Thanh use habit stacking in his personal life? [19:40]
  • What is the final tip for habit stacking? [24:22]
  • How does Thanh approach the final tip for habit stacking? [26:51]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/364-habit-stacking/feed/ 0 On The Productivity Show we’ve talked a lot about the power of habits but we know it can be difficult to add new habits to your life. One strategy that helps you introduce new habits is called “habit stacking” and that’s what we’ll be going over today.... On The Productivity Show we’ve talked a lot about the power of habits but we know it can be difficult to add new habits to your life. One strategy that helps you introduce new habits is called “habit stacking” and that’s what we’ll be going over today. <br /> <br /> It’s an easy way to add habits and I’ve used this myself in the last decade before it even had a name. So if you’re struggling with habits, listen up and pay attention! You’ll discover how you can easily add 3 new habits right away.<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/364.<br /> Asian Efficiency 31:39
3 Tips for Productive Post-Pandemic Travel (TPS363) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/363-post-pandemic-travel/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/363-post-pandemic-travel/#respond Mon, 02 Aug 2021 11:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=18211

We’ve done travel podcast episodes before, but never one right during and after a global pandemic! You might be wondering what has changed and how you can do it in the most stress-free and productive way. You might also be wondering how to keep your routines going while traveling in this “new normal”.

I’ve been doing a lot of traveling over the past 12 months, so in this episode we will be sharing our experience with 3 tips for traveling during and after the pandemic.

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Cheat Sheet:

  • Top 3 productivity resources for this week. [3:03]
  • What are some things to adjust to when coming out of a pandemic? [8:14]
  • What is Thanh’s first tip for productivity travel post-pandemic? [10:39]
  • How has post-pandemic protocol economically impacted travel culture? [16:51]
  • What nature of travel does Thanh suspect is more dominant in a post-pandemic world? [21:02]
  • What is Thanh’s second post-pandemic travel tip? [21:35]
  • How does Thanh feel about airport lounges in a post-pandemic world? [29:49]
  • What are some things Thanh recommends doing to prepare for travel in a post-pandemic world? [33:33]

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Behind The Scenes- Our Podcast Gear, Workflow, and Rules [Major Milestone!] (TPS362) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/362-behind-the-scenes/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/362-behind-the-scenes/#respond Mon, 26 Jul 2021 11:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=18162

This podcast episode is going to be slightly different. We recently surpassed 10 million downloads for The Productivity Show so we thought it would be fun to give you a look behind the scenes of what it takes to run a successful podcast. We’ll share what technology, gear, and workflows we use to produce our podcast. Plus tips and numbers to help you start your own podcast. Even if you have no intention of starting a podcast, as a TPS listeners and Asian Efficiency follower, you’ll still get lots of behind-the-scenes stories that we’d otherwise never bring up. I hope you enjoy it!

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You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/362.

Cheat Sheet:

  • Top 3 productivity resources for this week. [3:01]
  • How did Thanh get the idea to put the podcast together? [8:13]
  • What sort of gear does TPS use when producing the show? [12:35]
  • What is the trickiest thing about professional microphones? [16:51]
  • What are some great tools to get podcasts recorded? [18:45]
  • Why does Thanh have an editor work on his episodes? [20:11]
  • What is the first thing that goes into the workflow of a TPS episode? [27:00]
  • What is TPS’s up-front rule for creating podcasts? [28:58]
  • What productivity tip does Brooks give all the time? [31:53]
  • How important is consistency when producing TPS? [33:19]
  • How does TPS approach programming guests? [36:18]
  • Where can TPS stand to improve the most? [37:19]
  • What are Thanh’s thoughts on navigating the world of sponsors? [41:31]
  • How does Brooks feel the importance of labor costs differs between a professional and a leisure podcast? [45:26]

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How Many Pomodoros Should You Do In A Day? (TPS361) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/how-many-pomodoros/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/how-many-pomodoros/#respond Mon, 19 Jul 2021 11:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=18146

Have you heard of the Pomodoro Technique? It’s a popular time management and focus strategy and something we’ve been teaching for a long time at Asian Efficiency. One question we get often is how many pomodoros should you do in a day? Or in other words, how many hours of work should you do in a day? We’ll answer that question in today’s episode and we’ll give you our best focus tips as well.

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You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/361.

Cheat Sheet:

  • Top 3 productivity resources for this week. [2:35]
  • What is the Pomodoro Technique, and how does it work? [6:41]
  • How does Thanh feel about the rigidity of the exact timing of the Pomodoro Technique? [9:34]
  • How does Brooks use the Pomodoro technique personally? [14:09]
  • How does Brooks break down the Pomodoro Technique and get the most out of it? [20:45]
  • What are Thanh’s tips for being successful with the Pomodoro Technique? [23:09]
  • What are some apps/tools Brooks uses to help with the Pomodoro Technique? [24:58]
  • Which apps/tools does Thanh prefer when addressing Pomodoro Technique? [26:12]
  • How many Pomodoro sessions does Thanh recommend in one day? [28:28]
  • Actionable steps you can take to integrate today’s topic into your life [31:28]

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CEO of Brain.fm on High Performance, Focus, Meditation, and Workflows w/ Dan Clark (TPS360) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/360-dan-clark/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/360-dan-clark/#respond Mon, 12 Jul 2021 11:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=18123

Today I’m joined by Dan Clark. He’s the CEO of Brain.fm which is an app that offers focus music. I had the opportunity to discuss the science behind focus music, how the brain works, what we can do to focus better, and other ways we can be more productive in our daily lives using scientific principles. 

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Cheat Sheet:

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  • Top 3 productivity resources for this week. [3:03]
  • Who is Dan and how did he become the CEO of Brain.fm? [4:10]
  • How would Dan describe Brain.fm? [5:26]
  • How does music work for different states of mind? [7:37]
  • How quickly does Brain.fm work? [9:27]
  • Does Brain.fm have any lasting effects on flow state and focus? [11:10]
  • What does Dan recommend for people getting started with Brain.fm? [13:23]
  • Who makes the music for Brain.fm? [20:45]
  • How effective is Brain.fm in eliminating other productivity strategies? [24:27]
  • How do Dan and his team measure the effectiveness of Brain.fm? [29:31]
  • How is Brain.fm different from other sonic solutions? [32:24]
  • What happened to Brain.fm’s lifetime membership deal? [35:08]
  • What are some things that Dan does on a daily or weekly basis to stay productive? [36:11]
  • How does Dan get through an incredibly unproductive week? [40:21]

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Get Focused: How To Overcome Distractions and Boost Your Attention (TPS359) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/359-overcome-distractions/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/359-overcome-distractions/#respond Mon, 05 Jul 2021 11:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=18085

We’re continuing our series on the TEA framework and this time we’re talking about Attention. How do you become more focused? How do you have more attention for what matters? How can you eliminate distractions? We cover all these topics today and more. If you feel like you want to become more focused, this episode is for you.

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You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/359.

Cheat Sheet:

  • Top 3 productivity resources for this week. [2:55]
  • What are some signs to look for that show you are lacking in attention? [7:10]
  • How can you most easily improve your attention? [8:17]
  • What are some tactical ways to eliminate “low-hanging fruit”, attention-wise? [10:36]
  • What are Thanh’s “low-hanging” fruit distractions? [12:39]
  • Which type of distraction is the toughest to work around? [15:54]
  • How would Brooks recommend going about eliminating distractions proactively? [18:44]
  • How does Thanh know what to prioritize when working on attention? [21:29]
  • What does Brooks do prioritize effectively? [29:46]
  • What is the “I’ll Just” Strategy? [31:25]
  • What is the “Thinking Time” Strategy? [35:09]
  • Why is optimizing human interactions often so difficult? [40:38]
  • Where should someone start to improve their focus and attention if they aren’t quite sure? [43:25]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/359-overcome-distractions/feed/ 0 We’re continuing our series on the TEA framework and this time we’re talking about Attention. How do you become more focused? How do you have more attention for what matters? How can you eliminate distractions? We’re continuing our series on the TEA framework and this time we’re talking about Attention. How do you become more focused? How do you have more attention for what matters? How can you eliminate distractions? We cover all these topics today and more. If you feel like you want to become more focused, this episode is for you.<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/359.<br /> Asian Efficiency 44:40
Feeling Low Energy? Here are 3 Things You Can Do Today That Will Help (TPS358) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/358-improve-your-energy/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/358-improve-your-energy/#respond Mon, 28 Jun 2021 11:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=18061

Do you find that even when you know what you want to do, it just doesn’t happen? Or maybe by the end of the workday you’re feeling so ground down, you don’t feel like doing things with friends or family or working on a side project or hobby. Chances are, it’s not a time problem, it’s an energy problem! In this episode, we’re going to share 3 ways to improve your energy so you can do all the things you want to do.

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You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/358.

Cheat Sheet:

  •  Top 3 productivity resources for this week. [3:15]
  • Why should we focus on energy to win back time? [6:48]
  • How do you track your energy? [10:08]
  • What steps does Marmel take to recognize patterns in her energy? [12:35]
  • Where can you learn more about optimizing your mental and emotional state? [18:49]
  • What can be done to minimize setbacks? [21:14]
  • What are Marmel’s thoughts on the mental/emotional side of energy? [22:32]
  • What is the final way you can improve your energy through productivity? [25:33]
  • How does Marmel use routines to influence her energy levels? [26:56]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/358-improve-your-energy/feed/ 0 Do you find that even when you know what you want to do, it just doesn’t happen? Or maybe by the end of the workday you’re feeling so ground down, you don’t feel like doing things with friends or family or working on a side project or hobby. Do you find that even when you know what you want to do, it just doesn’t happen? Or maybe by the end of the workday you’re feeling so ground down, you don’t feel like doing things with friends or family or working on a side project or hobby. Chances are, it’s not a time problem, it’s an energy problem! In this episode we’re going to share 3 ways to improve your energy so you can do all the things you want to do.<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/358.<br /> Asian Efficiency 30:55
3 Easy-To-Implement Ways To Win Back Time (TPS357) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/357-win-back-time/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/357-win-back-time/#respond Mon, 21 Jun 2021 11:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=18047

Do you wish there were more hours in a day? Are you starving for more free time? Then this episode is for you! We’ll show you 3 ways you can create more free time and we’ll share tons of examples of how we’ve done it ourselves to win back over 5 hours a week.

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You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/357. And now, on with the show.

Cheat Sheet:

  • Top 3 productivity resources for this week. [2:32]
  • What does TEA Framework stand for? [5:05]
  • How does Brooks track time? [6:55]
  • What is Thanh’s first recommendation for taking back your time? [9:53]
  • How do you optimize your workflow? [15:01]
  • What has Brooks done to optimize his workflow? [17:08]
  • How does Thanh optimize his time? [23:00]
  • What is an alternative to saving time through optimizing your workflow? [26:34]
  • What does the Eisenhower Matrix do? [28:42]
  • How does Thanh implement the Eisenhower Matrix? [31:07]
  • What is one important thing to remember about the Eisenhower Matrix in a team setting? [34:24]

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One of The Most Productive People In The World Shares His Secrets w/ Ari Meisel (TPS356) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/356-ari-meisel/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/356-ari-meisel/#respond Mon, 14 Jun 2021 11:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=18019

Today I’m joined by Ari Meisel of Less Doing. He helps founders replace themselves in their business and have more time for the things that matter to them. I heard of Ari many years ago when he shared his outsourcing philosophies but we never got to connect. We were finally able to do so and I got to ask him everything about how he doesn’t use email anymore and what he uses instead, how to stop snoring, how to identify your priorities when everything is important, and we share some of our favorite biohacking tips. There’s a lot of great tips here that I’m sure will help you live a more productive life. Please enjoy!

You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/356.

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Cheat Sheet:

  • Top 3 productivity resources for this week. [2:14]
  • How did Ari make the best of a tough situation? [4:50]
  • How would Ari prioritize something if you only had an hour a day? [7:04]
  • What is Voxer? And how does Ari get people to use it? [12:01]
  • What was does Voxer filter out certain types of interactions? [20:28]
  • How does Ari manage his workload within Voxer? [23:17]
  • What are the benefits of a short time limit in Voxer? [29:56]
  • Where did Ari’s interest in biohacking come from? [32:25]
  • What lifestyle changes would Ari recommend after exploring biohacking? [37:23]
  • How did Ari find a solution to his sleep apnea? [39:05]

Links:

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/356-ari-meisel/feed/ 0 Today I’m joined by Ari Meisel of Less Doing. He helps founders replace themselves in their business and have more time for the things that matter to them. I heard of Ari many years ago when he shared his outsourcing philosophies but we never got to co... Today I’m joined by Ari Meisel of Less Doing. He helps founders replace themselves in their business and have more time for the things that matter to them. I heard of Ari many years ago when he shared his outsourcing philosophies but we never got to connect. We were finally able to do so and I got to ask him everything about how he doesn’t use email anymore and what he uses instead, how to stop snoring, how to identify your priorities when everything is important, and we share some of our favorite biohacking tips. There’s a lot of great tips here that I’m sure will help you live a more productive life. Please enjoy!<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/356.<br /> Asian Efficiency 42:20
Which Productivity System Is Best For You? We Compare and Recommend (TPS355) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/355-productivity-systems/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/355-productivity-systems/#respond Mon, 07 Jun 2021 11:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=17972

If you’ve been studying productivity for a bit you probably have come across different systems like the TEA Framework, Getting Things Done, 12 Week Year, and many others. They all promise to help you become more productive and in this episode, we’ll be comparing all of them and by the end you’ll know which one is most suitable for you.

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You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/355.

Cheat Sheet:

  • Top 3 productivity resources for this week. [3:00]
  • What is a productivity system in general? [6:05]
  • What is the TEA Framework in general? [9:32]
  • How has Thanh found the TEA Framework helpful and who is it good for? [10:49]
  • What is GTD? [14:02]
  • Who is GTD best for? [18:12]
  • What is The 12-Week Year? [25:32]
  • Who is the 12-Week Year good for? [27:36]
  • What makes The 12-Week Year so involved? [29:59]
  • What is a Bullet Journal? [30:52]

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Back To Back Meetings: Win Back Your Time, Energy, and Attention (TPS354) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/354-meetings-problem/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/354-meetings-problem/#respond Mon, 31 May 2021 11:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=17964

One of the biggest struggles many of The Productivity Show listeners and Asian Efficiency clients have is that they are in meetings all day. Oftentimes they’re on back-to-back-to-back meetings and they have no time for themselves so they end up working long days, on the weekends, and missing out on life. What can you do about this?

Good news! We have 3 tips to help you deal with this so stay tuned.

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You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/354

Cheat Sheet:

  • Top 3 productivity resources for this week. [2:23]
  • What are the obvious problems of back-to-back meetings? [6:12]
  • How can you take more control of your day when navigating meetings? [9:43]
  • How does Thanh get proactive about his meeting schedule? [10:31]
  • What is a way that we can have more control than we’d think? [13:22]
  • What is a “Meeting Day”? [15:49]
  • How can you reduce the negative impact of back-to-back meetings? [21:12]
  • How can you improve the efficiency of a meeting through notetaking? [22:09]
  • What are the “3 W’s”? [23:34]
  • Why is having a buffer between meetings important? [26:01]
  • What is the benefit of maximizing time before and after meetings? [27:34]
  • How can you maximize the productivity of your meetings at the end of a workday? [29:47]
  • Action steps you can take to integrate today’s topic into your life. [32:14]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/354-meetings-problem/feed/ 0 One of the biggest struggles many of The Productivity Show listeners and Asian Efficiency clients have is that they are in meetings all day. Oftentimes they’re on back-to-back-to-back meetings and they have no time for themselves so they end up working... One of the biggest struggles many of The Productivity Show listeners and Asian Efficiency clients have is that they are in meetings all day. Oftentimes they’re on back-to-back-to-back meetings and they have no time for themselves so they end up working long days, on the weekends, and missing out on life. What can you do about this? <br /> <br /> Good news! We have 3 tips to help you deal with this so stay tuned.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Gusto for supporting The Productivity Show. Get 3 months free when you run your first Payroll at gusto.com/tps.<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/354<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Cheat Sheet:<br /> <br /> Top 3 productivity resources for this week. [2:23]<br /> What are the obvious problems of back-to-back meetings? [6:12]<br /> How can you take more control of your day when navigating meetings? [9:43]<br /> How does Thanh get proactive about his meeting schedule? [10:31]<br /> What is a way that we can have more control than we’d think? [13:22]<br /> What is a “Meeting Day”? [15:49]<br /> How can you reduce the negative impact of back-to-back meetings? [21:12]<br /> How can you improve the efficiency of a meeting through notetaking? [22:09]<br /> What are the “3 W’s”? [23:34]<br /> Why is having a buffer between meetings important? [26:01]<br /> What is the benefit of maximizing time before and after meetings? [27:34]<br /> How can you maximize the productivity of your meetings at the end of a workday? [29:47]<br /> Action steps you can take to integrate today’s topic into your life. [32:14]<br /> <br /> Links:<br /> <br /> Fireflies AI<br /> Book- The Power of Engagement by Jim Loehr and Tony Schultz<br /> Calendly<br /> There's No Action Without ACT w/ Mridu Parikh (TPS260)<br /> How to Run Effective Meetings w/ John Poelstra<br /> The Asian Efficiency Guide to Productive Meetings<br /> 3 Steps To Create An Evening Routine To Sleep Better And Feel More Energetic (TPS350)<br /> Calendar Captain<br /> TPS+<br /> Productivity Quiz<br /> <br /> If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here's how. Asian Efficiency 34:06
Productivity Music: The Power of Focus Playlists with Will Henshall of Focus@Will (TPS353) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/353-will-henshall/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/353-will-henshall/#comments Mon, 24 May 2021 11:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=17932

Will Henshall is the CEO of Focus@Will which is a productivity music company. They have different genres of music and playlists that help you get focused and into a flow state. We talked about how different music works for different people, the 5 types of brains, how to take care of your brain for optimal performance, and how to find the best music that works according to your brain type.

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Cheat Sheet:

  • Top 3 productivity resources for this week. [3:12]
  • What difference does eliminating points of drag/friction make in the grand scheme? [7:23]
  • Where did things start for Will? [8:39]
  • Where did Will shift his focus after Londonbeat? [11:02]
  • What was the catalyst in developing the idea for Focus @ Will? [17:20]
  • How do you know when a track resonates with you? [20:34]
  • What is the OCEAN score? [21:26]
  • Do sleep and tiredness affect listening preferences? [22:36]
  • Why does focus music work so well? [27:16]
  • What are the main uses for focus music? [30:21]
  • How does Will measure the effectiveness of focus music? [34:44]
  • What is the easiest way to win back 1-2 hours of the day? [35:45]
  • How is Focus @ Will different from other music services? [37:13]
  • How long does it take for focus music to take effect? [44:01]
  • What are some ways to make the best use of Focus @ Will? [46:49]
  • How does Will recommend keeping our brains healthy? [48:45]
  • What’s next for Focus @ Will? [50:23]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/353-will-henshall/feed/ 1 Will Henshall is the CEO of Focus@Will which is a productivity music company. They have different genres of music and playlists that help you get focused and into a flow state. We talked about how different music works for different people, Welcome to The Productivity Show, a podcast by Asian Efficiency, to help you maximize your productivity so you can get the important things done without having to sacrifice your health, family and things that matter to you. We’ve helped tens of thousands of people save time, be happier, and become more productive.<br /> <br /> Today I’m joined by Will Henshall. He’s the CEO of Focus@Will which is a productivity music company. They have different genres of music and playlists that help you get focused and into a flow state. We talked about how different music works for different people, the 5 types of brains, how to take care of your brain for optimal performance, and how to find the best music that works according to your brain type.<br /> <br /> I also want to apologize for a technical issue we had mid-way through the recording. We missed about a 1minute of recording but it won’t take away from the valuable content we have here today.<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/353.<br /> Asian Efficiency 55:29
Small Changes Lead To Big Results: How To Free Up 1.5 Hours of Your Time (TPS352) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/352-small-changes/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/352-small-changes/#respond Mon, 17 May 2021 11:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=17931

Do you want to make a change in your life? Most people think you need to make drastic changes that usually don’t last. At Asian Efficiency we believe that when you make small, consistent changes you’ll have much better results getting what you want. In today’s episode, we’ll show you different ways you can make small changes in your life that lead to big results.

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  • Top 3 productivity resources for this week. [2:36]
  • Why is Brooks talking about the power of small changes? [6:13]
  • Why is Thanh talking about the power of small changes? [8:14]
  • How does the power of small significant changes affect efficiency? [10:19]
  • How much time did Brooks waste before thinking about the power of small changes? [15:26]
  • What does Brooks do to eliminate time squanders? [17:42]
  • What is upstream optimization? [18:29]
  • Why is upstream optimization so powerful? [21:43]
  • What is the concept behind accessing apps? [28:34]
  • What does Thanh recommend accessing in every app? [31:08]
  • What is the easiest way to win back 1-2 hours of the day? [35:45]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/352-small-changes/feed/ 0 Do you want to make a change in your life? Most people think you need to make drastic changes that usually don’t last. At Asian Efficiency we believe that when you make small, consistent changes you’ll have much better results getting what you want. Do you want to make a change in your life? Most people think you need to make drastic changes that usually don’t last. At Asian Efficiency we believe that when you make small, consistent changes you’ll have much better results getting what you want. In today’s episode we’ll show you different ways you can make small changes in your life that lead to big results.<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/352.<br /> Asian Efficiency 39:21
How To Organize Your Files, Notes, and Photos [Brand New Method] (TPS351) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/351-file-organization/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/351-file-organization/#comments Mon, 10 May 2021 11:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=17903

We all have these things in our work and personal life we call Time Squanders — those 5-10 minute activities that somehow work their way into our days. These really add up and have a surprising impact on your Time, Energy, and Attention. A perfect example of this is dealing with your files, notes, and photos — figuring out where to put them, and even worse: trying to dig through a digital mess trying to find that piece of information you KNOW is there somewhere.

In this episode, we are going to share 3 ways to get organized with your files, notes, and photos so that things are stored right the first time, and you can find what you need whenever you need it.

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You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/351.

Cheat Sheet:

  • Top 3 productivity resources for this week. [2:56]
  • Why even bother organizing your files? [4:39]
  • What is a “time squander”? [10:29]
  • What would Brooks do with an extra hour a day? [12:12]
  • Where should you add your key folders to on your computer? [13:59]
  • How can Mac users save themselves lots of time in file management”? [16:31]
  • What is Brooks’ philosophy on naming files? [23:37]
  • How does Thanh recommend naming files? [27:16]
  • Why is it important to create an easy organization system? [33:08]
  • What is the “EOS” System, and how did Brooks discover it? [35:12]
  • What is the AAA method, and how does it enhance the EOS system? [36:42]
  • How does Thanh apply the AAA method practically? [39:39]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/351-file-organization/feed/ 1 We all have these things in our work and personal life we call Time Squanders — those 5-10 minute activities that somehow work their way into our days. These really add up and have a surprising impact on your Time, Energy, and Attention. We all have these things we in our work and personal life we call Time Squanders — those 5-10 minute activities that somehow work their way into our days. These really add up, and have a surprising impact on your Time, Energy, and Attention. A perfect example of this is dealing with your files, notes, and photos — figuring out where to put them, and even worse: trying to dig through a digital mess trying to find that piece of information you KNOW is there somewhere.<br /> <br /> In this episode, we are going to share 3 ways to get organized with your files, notes, and photos so that things are stored right the first time, and you can find what you need whenever you need it.<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/351.<br /> Asian Efficiency 44:38
3 Steps To Create An Evening Routine To Sleep Better And Feel More Energetic (TPS350) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/350-evening-ritual/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/350-evening-ritual/#comments Mon, 03 May 2021 11:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=17877

Back in 2013, at Asian Efficiency we first introduced the evening ritual which is the idea of having a routine at the end of the day to help you wind down, get ready for the next day and have a great night of sleep. Since then, we’ve helped people all over the world implement an evening ritual to help them be more productive at work and in life. 

In this episode we’ll share with you a simple evening ritual you can use today to sleep better and feel more energetic.

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You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/350.

Cheat Sheet:

  • Top 3 productivity resources for this week. [2:28]
  • Why talk about an evening ritual at all? [5:09]
  • How does the TEA Framework work hand-in-hand with an evening ritual? [7:07]
  • What is a “Reverse Alarm Clock”? [9:59]
  • How does Brooks wind down? [11:07]
  • How do you define your evening ritual? [20:06]
  • What are some “best practices” for Brooks in his evening ritual? [22:22]
  • What are some things in Thanh’s evening checklist? [25:18]
  • How will creating a sleeping environment benefit you most? [29:44]
  • What does Brooks recommend to improve your sleeping environment? [31:25]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/350-evening-ritual/feed/ 1 Back in 2013, at Asian Efficiency we first introduced the evening ritual which is the idea of having a routine at the end of the day to help you wind down, get ready for the next day and have a great night of sleep. Since then, Back in 2013, at Asian Efficiency we first introduced the evening ritual which is the idea of having a routine at the end of the day to help you wind down, get ready for the next day and have a great night of sleep. Since then, we’ve helped people all over the world implement an evening ritual to help them be more productive at work and in life. <br /> <br /> In this episode we’ll share with you a simple evening ritual you can use today to sleep better and feel more energetic.<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/350.<br /> Asian Efficiency 36:58
How To Plan Your Month To Avoid Surprises (TPS349) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/349-monthly-planning/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/349-monthly-planning/#respond Mon, 26 Apr 2021 11:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=17875

At Asian Efficiency we’re known for the TEA Framework which is our productivity method. It stands for Time, Energy, and Attention which are the three pillars of productivity. Today’s episode will help you maximize Time, the first pillar in our framework.

On The Productivity Show, we’ve talked a lot about weekly and quarterly planning but not so much about monthly planning. When you incorporate monthly planning into your life, you’re setting yourself up for a productive month where you’ll get the important things done and you’ll be able to meet all your deadlines.

We’ve developed our own process for how we plan our upcoming month for both on a company level on a personal level. You’re about to learn how you can plan the upcoming month for maximum productivity and some mistakes you want to avoid that prevent you from overworking.

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Cheat Sheet:

  • Top 3 productivity resources for this week. [3:04]
  • How does reviewing your quarterly goal affect productivity? [10:08]
  • How does Thanh work the link between monthly and quarterly goals? [12:46]
  • What are your “rocks” for the month? [20:57]
  • What sorts of tactics does Thanh employ when planning out his month? [23:15]
  • How does Brooks deal with his big “rocks”? [29:23]
  • What is Brooks’ final tip on monthly planning? [31:40]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/349-monthly-planning/feed/ 0 At Asian Efficiency we’re known for the TEA Framework which is our productivity method. It stands for Time, Energy, and Attention which are the three pillars of productivity. Today’s episode will help you maximize Time, At Asian Efficiency we’re known for the TEA Framework which is our productivity method. It stands for Time, Energy and Attention which are the three pillars of productivity. Today’s episode will help you maximize Time, the first pillar in our framework.<br /> <br /> On The Productivity Show we’ve talked a lot about weekly and quarterly planning but not so much about monthly planning. When you incorporate monthly planning into your life, you’re setting yourself up for a productive month where you’ll get the important things done and you’ll be able to meet all your deadlines.<br /> <br /> We’ve developed our own process for how we plan our upcoming month for both on a company level on a personal level. You’re about to learn how you can plan the upcoming month for maximum productivity and some mistakes you want to avoid that prevent you from overworking.<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/349.<br /> Asian Efficiency 37:20
Self-Awareness: The Ultimate Productivity Hack of Life w/ Sachit Gupta (TPS348) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/348-sachit-gupta/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/348-sachit-gupta/#respond Mon, 19 Apr 2021 11:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=17813

Today I’m joined by Sachit Gupta, host of the Conscious Creators podcast and an expert helping people launch their platforms. We discuss how you can build self-awareness and why it’s the ultimate productivity hack, powerful questions to ask yourself for self-discovery, and his rules of productivity that allow him to be creative and get stuff done.

You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/348.

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Cheat Sheet:

  • Top 3 productivity resources for this week. [2:05]
  • How did Sachit figure out what he wanted to do with his life? [5:19]
  • When did Thanh get serious about Asian Efficiency? [7:01]
  • How long did it take before Thanh began to see success with Asian Efficiency? [8:03]
  • How does Sachit manage perfectionism as a creative? [11:33]
  • How does Thanh decide whether to hire someone to do a task or attack it himself? [14:43]
  • What is the ultimate productivity hack? [17:51]
  • How does Sachit typically structure his day? [20:01]
  • What motivates Sachit to change the way he operates organizationally? [25:24]
  • Sachit’s personal rules around productivity [28:05]
  • What is Sachit’s biggest advice for podcasters? [32:42]
  • What are some questions you can ask yourself to promote self-awareness? [37:34]
  • What is something Thanh tends to underestimate in his business life? [42:05]
  • What is a trend that Thanh sees with hiring employees? [44:52]
  • How has procrastination affected Sachit’s business life? [46:57]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/348-sachit-gupta/feed/ 0 Today I’m joined by Sachit Gupta, host of the Conscious Creators podcast and an expert helping people launch their platforms. We discuss how you can build self-awareness and why it’s the ultimate productivity hack, Today I’m joined by Sachit Gupta, host of the Conscious Creators podcast and an expert helping people launch their platforms. We discuss how you can build self awareness and why it’s the ultimate productivity hack, powerful questions to ask yourself for self-discovery and his rules of productivity that allow him to be creative and get stuff done.<br /> <br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/348.<br /> Asian Efficiency 50:39
Flow State: The Systems and Tools We Use To Get In The Zone (TPS347) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/347-flow-state/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/347-flow-state/#respond Mon, 12 Apr 2021 11:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=17778

Have you ever been working away on something and you felt like time just melted away? You came out of it feeling like you made a ton of progress, and that everything just came together.

That feeling was a state of Flow, and in this episode, we are going to share some tactical ways that YOU can get into the flow state, with systems and tools that work for us and many of your fellow TPS listeners.

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Cheat Sheet:

  • Top 3 productivity resources for this week. [2:31]
  • What is “Flow State”? [5:24]
  • How does Brooks implement Flow State? [7:17]
  • How does Thanh implement Flow State? [9:52]
  • What is the importance of having a clear outcome and goal? [20:01]
  • How the clarity of an outcome affects productivity [23:44]
  • The benefit of the “Flow State” [25:55]
  • What flow rituals does Brooks practice? [27:00]
  • What flow rituals does Thanh practice? [28:47]
  • Action Steps You Can take to integrate today’s topic into your life. [31:45]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/347-flow-state/feed/ 0 Have you ever been working away on something and you felt like time just melted away? You came out of it feeling like you made a ton of progress, and that everything just came together. - That feeling was a state of Flow, and in this episode, On the Asian Efficiency website we have over 600 blog posts. That’s close to a million words that have been written and we didn’t even include all the newsletters, course materials, workbooks and everything else we produce. We write a lot and in this episode we’ll share how we get so much writing done. We share our 4-step writing process, which apps and tools we use, and tips to make you a better and more efficient writer.<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/346.<br /> Asian Efficiency 33:20
Be A Better Writer With Our 4-Step Process and Recommended Tools (TPS346) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/346-better-writing/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/346-better-writing/#respond Mon, 05 Apr 2021 11:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=17777

On the Asian Efficiency website, we have over 600 blog posts. That’s close to a million words that have been written and we didn’t even include all the newsletters, course materials, workbooks, and everything else we produce. We write a lot and in this episode, we’ll share how we get so much writing done. We share our 4-step writing process, which apps and tools we use, and tips to make you a better and more efficient writer.

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Cheat Sheet:

  • Top 3 productivity resources for this week. [2:19]
  • What is the “Brainstorming Phase”? [6:51]
  • How does Thanh approach the Brainstorming Phase? [10:06]
  • How Thanh does his research? [14:44]
  • Where does Thanh often find unexpected research? [16:00]
  • Does Brooks impose any limitations on his research? [19:31]
  • Does Thanh impose any limitations on his research? [20:35]
  • How does Brooks work on research introductions? [27:54]
  • Thanh’s Writing Tips [28:26]
  • What simple writing tool is often overlooked in the corporate world? [34:56]
  • Thanh’s Editing Tips [36:29]
  • Brooks’ Editing Tips [39:24]
  • What is the ONLY way to improve your writing? [40:42]
  • Action Steps You Can take to integrate today’s topic into your life. [41:20]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/346-better-writing/feed/ 0 On the Asian Efficiency website, we have over 600 blog posts. That’s close to a million words that have been written and we didn’t even include all the newsletters, course materials, workbooks, and everything else we produce. On the Asian Efficiency website we have over 600 blog posts. That’s close to a million words that have been written and we didn’t even include all the newsletters, course materials, workbooks and everything else we produce. We write a lot and in this episode we’ll share how we get so much writing done. We share our 4-step writing process, which apps and tools we use, and tips to make you a better and more efficient writer.<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/346.<br /> Asian Efficiency 42:56
The 3X Rule: Solve Your Recurring Problems Once And For All (TPS345) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/345-3x-rule/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/345-3x-rule/#respond Mon, 29 Mar 2021 11:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=17712

How many things in your work or personal life do you just “put up with”? It could be mistakes that happen, a tool that annoys you, or someone that you work with that slows things down.

At Asian Efficiency we have a principle called the “3 Times Rule” to get to the root of all these things once and for all, which lets us move forward quickly and effectively. In this episode, we’ll explain how we use the 3X Rule and give some examples that you can use in your work and personal life.

You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/345.

Cheat Sheet:

  • Top 3 productivity resources for this week. [7:26]
  • What is the 3x rule? [5:56]
  • How do you know if you’re in a 3x Rule situation? [11:07]
  • What is the 2-minute rule? [12:40]
  • How Brooks uses the 3x rule for TPS [14:57]
  • How Brooks and Thanh differ in their perspectives of the 3x rule. [16:29]
  • How Thanh uses the 3x rule for TPS [18:08]
  • How Thanh uses the 3x as a CEO [21:15]
  • What are some ways that the 3x rule can build on itself? [25:30]
  • How Brooks uses the 3x rule in his personal life. [27:54]
  • How Thanh uses the 3x rule in his personal life. [29:46]
  • Action Steps You Can take to integrate today’s topic into your life. [34:42]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/345-3x-rule/feed/ 0 How many things in your work or personal life do you just “put up with”? It could be mistakes that happen, a tool that annoys you, or someone that you work with that slows things down. At Asian Efficiency we have a principle called the “3 Times Rule” ... How many things in your work or personal life do you just “put up with”? It could be mistakes that happen, a tool that annoys you, or someone that you work with that slows things down.<br /> <br /> At Asian Efficiency we have a principle called the “3 Times Rule” to get to the root of all these things once and for all, which lets us move forward quickly and effectively. In this episode, we’ll explain how we use the 3X Rule and give some examples that you can use in your work and personal life.<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/345.<br /> Asian Efficiency 36:22
The Power Of The Accountability Trifecta, w/ Debbie Rosemont (TPS344) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/344-debbie-rosemont/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/344-debbie-rosemont/#respond Mon, 22 Mar 2021 11:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=17675

Want to know the secret to achieving your goals and getting your important work done? It’s not time management, apps, or tools – it’s ACCOUNTABILITY. But what does that mean? And how do you find accountability for yourself? 

In this episode, I’m joined by Debbie Rosemont – a Certified Professional Organizer and Productivity Consultant who is the founder of Simply Placed. She helps clients increase productivity, maximize efficiency and bring balance and control into their work and lives, and she’s going to share how you can use accountability to achieve that too.

Thanks to Feals for supporting The Productivity Show. Feals is offering 50% off with free shipping if you become a new member today at feals.com/tps.

Cheat Sheet:

  • Top 3 productivity resources for this week. [3:31]
  • What is the importance of accountability in the workplace? [8:13]
  • How does a coaching relationship work? [10:32]
  • What are the benefits of having a coach? [14:29]
  • What are the best ways to find a coach? [16:21]
  • What are some common obstacles Debbie helps clients overcome as a coach? [17:21]
  • What is the difference between a coach and a consultant? [19:44]
  • What is a Mastermind? And what will a mastermind help you with? [21:06]
  • What are the time commitments for masterminds? [26:53]
  • How Debbie finds masterminds. [28:35]
  • How does having an accountability partner differ from having a coach? [31:34]
  • What to look for in an accountability partner. [33:21]
  • How to hold people accountable without being annoying. [37:25]
  • Which ways can you close the loop and administer some self-accountability? [39:49]
  • Action steps you can take to integrate today’s topic into your life.[43:47]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/344-debbie-rosemont/feed/ 0 Want to know the secret to achieving your goals and getting your important work done? It’s not time management, apps, or tools - it’s ACCOUNTABILITY. But what does that mean? And how do you find accountability for yourself?  - In this episode, Want to know the secret to achieving your goals and getting your important work done? It’s not time management, apps, or tools - it’s ACCOUNTABILITY. But what does that mean? And how do you find accountability for yourself? <br /> <br /> In this episode I’m joined by Debbie Rosemont - a Certified Professional Organizer and Productivity Consultant who is the founder of Simply Placed. She helps clients increase productivity, maximize efficiency and bring balance and control into their work and lives, and she’s going to share how you can use accountability to achieve that too.<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/344<br /> Asian Efficiency 46:19
Want To Do A Productivity Reset? Here’s What We Would Do (TPS343) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/343-productivity-reset/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/343-productivity-reset/#respond Mon, 15 Mar 2021 11:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=17636

If you’re just starting out in your productivity journey, you are in a GREAT situation. You can optimize right away, and you can learn from what has worked for others and, where it makes sense, apply it to yourself. It’s a gift that will pay off for years to come.

However, maybe you’ve been working for a while. What lessons do you WISH you had learned years ago? If you had a time machine, what changes would you make to make you more productive? And what’s stopping you from making them right now? It’s never too late.

In this episode, Brooks, Marmel, and myself share the productivity lessons WE would implement if we were just starting over — what we wish we knew back then, and what is helping us now. 

Even just asking yourself this question will be a powerful exercise, so benefit from our lessons learned.

Thanks to Indeed for supporting The Productivity Show. Indeed is offering our listeners a $75 credit at Indeed.com/tps.

Cheat Sheet:

  • Top 3 productivity resources for this week [3:07]
  • What is most important about Self-Management? [6:43]
  • How do personality tests benefit your productivity? [7:37]
  • What paths do we often go down when considering advice? [10:00]
  • How does self-awareness strengthen learning? [12:13]
  • Why is it important to make use of free information [14:35]
  • Marmel’s tips on successful goal setting [16:45]
  • What are some community picks for a productivity reset? [23:34]
  • Brooks’ sage advice on accountability in the workplace [25:21]
  • Action steps you can take to integrate today’s topic into your life. [28:39]

Links:

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/343-productivity-reset/feed/ 0 If you’re just starting out in your productivity journey, you are in a GREAT situation. You can optimize right away, and you can learn from what has worked for others and, where it makes sense, apply it to yourself. If you’re just starting out in your productivity journey, you are in a GREAT situation. You can optimize right away, and you can learn from what has worked for others and, where it makes sense, apply it to yourself. It’s a gift that will pay off for years to come.<br /> <br /> However, maybe you’ve been working for a while. What lessons do you WISH you had learned years ago? If you had a time machine, what changes would you make to make you more productive? And what’s stopping you from making them right now? It’s never too late.<br /> <br /> In this episode, Brooks, Marmel, and myself share the productivity lessons WE would implement if we were just starting over — what we wish we knew back then, and what is helping us now. <br /> <br /> Even just asking yourself this question will be a powerful exercise, so benefit from our lessons learned.<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/343. <br /> Asian Efficiency 29:53
Affordable Productivity Apps: How To Be More Productive With A $100 Budget (TPS342) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/342-productivity-apps/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/342-productivity-apps/#respond Mon, 08 Mar 2021 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=17603

When searching for productivity apps, you’ll find thousands of apps out there. How do you know which one is right for you? What if you had a limited budget? It’s easy to spend hundreds of dollars on apps only to find out that most are garbage.

So in this episode, we set a challenge for ourselves with our top picks of productivity apps with a budget of only $100. We’ll have recommendations for Windows, Android, Mac, and iOS so there’s something for everyone.

Thanks to Indeed for supporting The Productivity Show. Indeed is offering our listeners a $75 credit at Indeed.com/tps.

Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [1:35]
  • What is Thanh’s top FREE productivity app? [7:26]
  • Which calendar app is most effective? Thanh’s pick, or TPS Dojo’s pick? [11:21]
  • What is the most important factor in a quality writing app? [12:38]
  • How can remote workers communicate better with their teams? [14:02]
  • How Brooks utilizes launcher apps for a more productive day [16:25]
  • What is a productivity app that Thanh takes for granted the most? [18:24]
  • What is one takeaway that Brooks has about most premium apps? [24:22]
  • What is “capture”, and why is it important when getting things done? [26:34]
  • How does Brooks utilize “mind maps” when thinking through a project? [29:40]
  • Action steps you can take to integrate today’s topic into your life [34:10]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/342-productivity-apps/feed/ 0 When searching for productivity apps, you’ll find thousands of apps out there. How do you know which one is right for you? What if you had a limited budget? It’s easy to spend hundreds of dollars on apps only to find out that most are garbage. - When searching for productivity apps, you’ll find thousands of apps out there. How do you know which one is right for you? What if you had a limited budget? It’s easy to spend hundreds of dollars on apps only to find out that most are garbage. So in this episode we set a challenge for ourselves with our top picks of productivity apps with a budget of only $100. We’ll have recommendations for Windows, Android, Mac and iOS so there’s something for everyone.<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/342.<br /> Asian Efficiency 35:49
How To Keep Your Contacts Under Control And Uncluttered (TPS341) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/341-contact-management/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/341-contact-management/#respond Mon, 01 Mar 2021 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=17576

I’m a big believer in the idea that a majority of our happiness comes from the people we surround ourselves with.

Imagine when everyone in your family, friends, and closest contacts are all cheering for you, are regularly letting you know how much they care about you, and that you can always count on them for anything you need.

Wouldn’t that be amazing?

Well, it is, but to get to that stage, you need to be able to identify who you want to surround yourself with and who you want to stay in touch with.

That’s where Contact Management comes in and what today’s episode is all about.

We’ll show you 5 tips to get started with managing your contacts and ways to stay in touch with people in the most efficient way possible.

Thanks to ExpressVPN for supporting The Productivity Show. Visit ExpressVPN.com/tps right now to arm yourself with an extra three months of ExpressVPN for free.

Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:27]
  • Why we need to manage our contacts [7:09]
  • Where does Thanh store his contacts? [12:11]
  • One hidden feature in contact lists that you should definitely pay attention to [16:33]
  • How do you deal with those pesky business cards? [24:40]
  • Which third-party contact management apps are the most effective? [30:25]
  • This one app totally changed how Thanh nurtures healthy business relationships [33:08]
  • How to effectively clean and manage your contacts using the most common platforms [38:02]
  • Action steps you can take to integrate today’s topic into your life [42:23]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/341-contact-management/feed/ 0 I’m a big believer in the idea that a majority of our happiness comes from the people we surround ourselves with. - Imagine when everyone in your family, friends, and closest contacts are all cheering for you, I’m a big believer of the idea that a majority of our happiness comes from the people we surround ourselves with.<br /> <br /> Imagine when everyone in your family, friends and closest contacts are all cheering for you, are regularly letting you know how much they care about you, and that you can always count on them for anything you need.<br /> <br /> Wouldn’t that be amazing?<br /> <br /> Well it is, but to get to that stage, you need to be able to identify who you want to surround yourself with and who you want to stay in touch with.<br /> <br /> That’s where Contact Management comes in and what today’s episode is all about.<br /> <br /> We’ll show you 5 tips to get started with managing your contacts and ways to stay in touch with people in the most efficient way possible.<br /> <br /> Thanks to ExpressVPN for supporting The Productivity Show. <br /> Visit ExpressVPN.com/tps right now to arm yourself with with an extra three months of ExpressVPN for free. <br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/341 Asian Efficiency 44:47
Stay Secure Without Remembering A Million Logins (TPS340) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/340-secure-logins/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/340-secure-logins/#respond Mon, 22 Feb 2021 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=17528

One of the most important things you can do to protect yourself online is to be smart about how you create and store your passwords.

In 2021, you don’t want to be re-using the same passwords on multiple sites, writing them on sticky notes, or storing them in Passwords.doc on your Desktop.

So what should you do instead?

In this episode, we’re going to talk about how to keep yourself safe online with good password management, and we’ll share how we keep our passwords safe for ourselves, our families, and our businesses.

Thanks to Indeed for supporting The Productivity Show. Indeed is offering our listeners a $75 credit at Indeed.com/tps.

Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:04]
  • How to manage your passwords with one simple solution. [10:04]
  • What is the best free resource for password protection? [12:13]
  • Why are third-party password management apps superior? [17:44]
  • How you can utilize third-party password management apps to store other forms of secure information. [23:05]
  • Thanh’s tips for two-factor authentication. [27:29]
  • The benefit from family plans in password management apps. [31:36]
  • How to utilize team plans for password management. [34:57]
  • Action steps you can take to integrate today’s topic into your life [43:10]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/340-secure-logins/feed/ 0 One of the most important things you can do to protect yourself online is to be smart about how you create and store your passwords. - In 2021, you don't want to be re-using the same passwords on multiple sites, writing them on sticky notes, One of the most important things you can do to protect yourself online is to be smart about how you create and store your passwords.<br /> <br /> In 2021, you don't want to be re-using the same passwords on multiple sites, writing them on sticky notes, or storing them in Passwords.doc on your Desktop.<br /> <br /> So what should you do instead? In this episode, we're going to talk about how to keep yourself safe online with good password management, and we'll share how we keep our passwords safe for ourselves, our families, and in our business.<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/340. <br /> Asian Efficiency 45:21
The $100 Challenge – What Productivity Tools Would We Buy With Only $100? (TPS339) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/339-productivity-tools/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/339-productivity-tools/#respond Mon, 15 Feb 2021 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=17509

Imagine for a moment that you only have $100 in your budget to spend on productivity tools. What would you spend it on?

We asked ourselves that question and came up with a list of gear and tools that we would buy on a limited budget of just $100.

Every dollar counts so we made sure that every recommendation would pull its weight and help you become more productive.

We want to show you that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to be more productive.

Thanks to Indeed and Feals for supporting The Productivity Show. Indeed is offering our listeners a $75 credit at Indeed.com/tps.

Feels is offering 50% off with free shipping if you become a new member today at Feals.com/tps.

Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [3:38]
  • How Brooks combats back pain from compromised at-home workspaces [11:48]
  • Why Brooks swears by this unbreakable mechanical pencil; lefties take notes! [16:24]
  • What’s in Thanh’s bag? A noteworthy endorsement of field notes by our CEO [23:17]
  • “Buy Nice or Buy Twice” – How you can take advantage of a life of luxury at any opportunity [24:56]
  • The importance of audio quality in the business/productivity world, and how you can improve your video call experiences [30:56]
  • The effects of sleep on productivity and Thanh’s life hack for good rest. [34:01]
  • What is the Pomodoro Technique? How to maximize your work efficiency [35:42]
  • Action steps you can take to integrate today’s topic into your life [43:21]

Links:

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/339-productivity-tools/feed/ 0 Imagine for a moment that you only have $100 in your budget to spend on productivity tools. What would you spend it on? - We asked ourselves that question and came up with a list of gear and tools that we would buy on a limited budget of just $100. Imagine for a moment that you only have $100 in your budget to spend on productivity tools. What would you spend it on? <br /> <br /> We asked ourselves that question and came up with a list of gear and tools that we would buy on a limited budget of just $100.<br /> <br /> Every dollar counts so we made sure that every recommendation would pull its weight and help you become more productive.<br /> <br /> We want to show you that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to be more productive.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Indeed and Feals for supporting The Productivity Show. Indeed is offering our listeners a $75 credit at Indeed.com/tps. <br /> <br /> Feels is offering 50% off with free shipping if you become a new member today at feals.com/tps.<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/339. Asian Efficiency 45:14
Use Your Calendar Like A Pro With These 5 Calendar Hacks (TPS338) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/338-calendar-hacks/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/338-calendar-hacks/#respond Mon, 08 Feb 2021 12:00:37 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=17473

Your calendar is so important – it’s the ultimate record of where you put your priorities and where you spend your time.

It is also one of the productivity tools we use the most, so any improvement to the way you USE your calendar will have an immediate impact every single day. There aren’t many productivity changes you can make that will do that!

In this episode, we’re going to share 5 calendar hacks that will help you maximize your time, energy, attention while using your calendar on desktop and mobile.

Thanks to Indeed for supporting The Productivity Show. Indeed is offering our listeners a $75 credit at Indeed.com/tps.

Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:41]
  • What Brooks and Thanh use as their front-end and back-end calendar stack [5:30]
  • Why color-coding your calendars and tagging your events can have such a huge impact on your productivity [11:36]
  • What widgets Brooks and Thanh use to get super quick and easy access to their calendars on mobile [19:32]
  • Automate your scheduling and get rid of those annoying back-and-forth emails for good [24:01]
  • How to customize your views and be more selective about what information you get from your calendar [29:32]
  • Why you should change your default meeting length [32:31]
  • How a monthly check-in with yourself and your calendar can help trim bad practices out of your daily life [36:01]
  • Action steps you can take to integrate today’s topic into your life [38:36]

5 Calendar Hacks

  1. Color Code Your Calendars
  2. Use A Widget On Your Mobile Home Screen
  3. Use An Appointment Scheduler
  4. Customize Your Visible Days
  5. Change Default Meeting Length
  6. BONUS: Review your past calendar every month

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/338-calendar-hacks/feed/ 0 Your calendar is so important - it's the ultimate record of where you put your priorities and where you spend your time. - It is also one of the productivity tools we use the most, so any improvement to the way you USE your calendar will have an immed... Your calendar is so important - its the ultimate record of where you put your priorities and where you spend your time.<br /> <br /> It is also one of the productivity tools we use the most, so any improvement to the way you USE your calendar will have an immediate impact every single day. There aren’t many productivity changes you can make that will do that!<br /> <br /> In this episode, we’re going to share 5 calendar hacks that will help you maximize your time, energy, attention while using your calendar on desktop and mobile.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Indeed for supporting The Productivity Show. Indeed is offering our listeners a $75 credit at Indeed.com/tps.<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/338. Asian Efficiency 40:46
How To Do A Digital Declutter: 5 Ways To Reclaim Your Focus (TPS337) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/337-digital-declutter/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/337-digital-declutter/#respond Mon, 01 Feb 2021 12:00:33 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=17450

Digital clutter is the hidden enemy of productivity.

Bit by bit, it steals your time, energy, and attention. And since we use our computers, tablets, and phones so much every single day, the distraction and wasted time really adds up.

In this episode, we will share 5 ways you can do a digital declutter, and for each one, we’ll give you tips to STAY decluttered.

Thanks to ExpressVPN for supporting The Productivity Show. ExpressVPN is offering our listeners an extra 3 months free on a one year package. Go to ExpressVPN.com/tps to learn more.

Thanks to Indeed for supporting The Productivity Show. Indeed is offering our listeners a $75 credit at Indeed.com/tps.

Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:38]
  • What “digital clutter” is and what you can get from a “digital declutter” [7:04]
  • Why a digital detox is not the same as a digital declutter [9:28]
  • The key places on your computer you want to keep clean and distraction-free [13:30]
  • How Thanh’s folder and file management has changed for the better over the years [20:35]
  • The dangers of using your email inbox as a todo list and how to make your email a safer place to go during your workday [24:06]
  • Why not decluttering your phone can lead to a productivity “death by a thousand cuts” [30:27]
  • Declutter your computer’s app shortcuts and keep your dock clean [36:50]
  • The easiest way to manage your notifications and their effect on your productivity [40:51]
  • Action steps you can take to integrate today’s topic into your life [47:17]

5 Ways To Reclaim Your Focus

  1. Clear Your Downloads and Especially Your Desktop
  2. Declutter Your Email
  3. Declutter Your Mobile Device
  4. Declutter Your Computer’s App Shortcuts
  5. Declutter Your Notifications

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/337-digital-declutter/feed/ 0 Digital clutter is the hidden enemy of productivity. - Bit by bit, it steals your time, energy, and attention. And since we use our computers, tablets, and phones so much every single day, the distraction and wasted time really adds up. - Digital clutter is the hidden enemy of productivity.<br /> <br /> Bit by bit, it steals your time, energy, and attention. And since we use our computers, tablets, and phones so much every single day, the distraction and wasted time really adds up.<br /> <br /> In this episode, we will share 5 ways you can do a digital declutter, and for each one, we'll give you tips to STAY decluttered.<br /> <br /> Thanks to ExpressVPN for supporting The Productivity Show. ExpressVPN is offering our listeners an extra 3 months free on a one year package. Go to ExpressVPN.com/tps to learn more.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Indeed for supporting The Productivity Show. Indeed is offering our listeners a $75 credit at Indeed.com/tps.<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/337. Asian Efficiency 49:48
Want To Stay On Track? Keep Your Goals Visible With These 5 Tips (TPS336) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/336-visible-goals/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/336-visible-goals/#respond Mon, 25 Jan 2021 12:00:57 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=17411

When this episode is released, it’s the end of January and you know what that means – it means it’s the time when those goals and resolutions many of us made at the start of the year begin to fade away.

Well, not this year 2021! In this episode, we are going to share a key strategy for sticking with your goals — keeping them visible — and we’re going to share 5 ways we’ve kept goals visible that have made all the difference.

Thanks to Indeed for supporting The Productivity Show. Indeed is offering our listeners a $75 credit at Indeed.com/tps.

Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:34]
  • Why Brooks and Marmel wanted to put this episode just a little bit after the start of the new year [4:57]
  • How something unconsciously in your field of view can help you make better choices [7:25]
  • Set up recurring reminders to keep your resolutions at the front of mind [13:37]
  • Why Brooks and his family swears by using a whiteboard, and how Marmel uses different whiteboards for different goals and projects [16:28]
  • Ways to keep constant visual reminders on your small and large devices [18:49]
  • How repetition can solidify your goals in your mind and in your life [23:51]
  • Action steps you can take to integrate today’s topic into your life [31:41]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/336-visible-goals/feed/ 0 When this episode is released, it's the end of January and you know what that means - it means it's the time when those goals and resolutions many of us made at the start of the year begin to fade away. - Well, not this year 2021! In this episode, When this episode is released, it's the end of January and you know what that means - it means its the time when those goals and resolutions many of us made at the start of the year begin to fade away.<br /> <br /> Well, not this year 2021! In this episode we are going to share a key strategy for sticking with your goals — keeping them visible — and we're going to share 5 ways we've kept goals visible that have made all the difference.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Indeed for supporting The Productivity Show. Indeed is offering our listeners a $75 credit at Indeed.com/tps.<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/336. Asian Efficiency 33:50
Family Productivity: How to Be Productive While Having a Family w/ Paul Maskill (TPS335) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/335-family-productivity/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/335-family-productivity/#respond Mon, 18 Jan 2021 12:00:03 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=17330

Today I’m joined by Paul Maskill, a business coach helping home service business owners systematize and scale their businesses. He’s also a big productivity nerd like the rest of us and we dove into his personal productivity system, how he uses buffer blocks, why he wakes up every day at 5am, and how he delegates things within his family life.

You can learn a lot from other people and what’s working for them. This episode is no different and I’m excited to share Paul’s productivity systems with you.

Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:51]
  • What got Paul into the productivity world [3:50]
  • Why “The One Thing” has been one of Paul’s most helpful guides on how to work more efficiently [6:40]
  • Why you should share your goals with people you trust to help keep you motivated and accountable [10:45]
  • What a typical work-week looks like for Paul and why he keeps to a rigorous schedule [17:42]
  • Why regularly blocking out time for his work and for buffer blocks ensures Paul finishes what he needs to finish [20:45]
  • How to get back on track when you miss your prep day and how to keep your work-life balance [27:23]
  • How Paul delegates his personal tasks away to make more time for his work and family [31:25]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/335-family-productivity/feed/ 0 Today I’m joined by Paul Maskill, a business coach helping home service business owners systematize and scale their businesses. He’s also a big productivity nerd like the rest of us and we dove into his personal productivity system, Today I’m joined by Paul Maskill, a business coach helping home service business owners systematize and scale their businesses. He’s also a big productivity nerd like the rest of us and we dove into his personal productivity system, how he uses buffer blocks, why he wakes up every day at 5am and how he delegates things within his family life.<br /> <br /> You can learn a lot from other people and what’s working for them. This episode is no different and I’m excited to share Paul’s productivity systems with you.<br /> <br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/335. Asian Efficiency 37:46
5 Simple Browser Hacks You Can Implement Right Away (TPS334) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/334-browser-hacks/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/334-browser-hacks/#respond Mon, 11 Jan 2021 12:00:08 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=17310

The web browser is one of the most commonly used tools. You probably spend more than 4 hours a day using it and it’s a powerful tool. If you’re like most people you haven’t looked much into how to use this tool and turn it into a productivity powerhouse tool. That’s going to change today as we’re going to share some of our favorite browser hacks that will make you much more productive and efficient. Whether you use Edge, Sarafi, Chrome, or Firefox we got you covered!

Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:00]
  • Why we should pay more attention to our web browser and how to be more efficient with it [4:32]
  • How to turn on dark mode for the entire web [8:55]
  • Superpower your personal knowledge management with the ability to get anything you need easily from any page [11:07]
  • How to increase your security online and never again forget your login information [17:01]
  • Why using different profiles or personas in your browser can cut down on headaches ad increase productivity [24:36]
  • Why staying away from your mouse is one of the best ways to get faster in your browser and on your computer [29:06]
  • How your bookmark bar can give you much easier access to your most accessed webpages [34:09]
  • Why adding tasks to your task manager directly from your browser can increase your productivity [38:08]
  • How to quickly and easily get to “tab zero” on your mobile browser [40:30]
  • How to magically vet all Amazon reviews before you buy and make sure you’re getting the right thing [43:10]
  • Browser hacks from the Dojo and TPS+ members [46:17]
  • Action steps you can take to integrate today’s topic into your life [49:10]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/334-browser-hacks/feed/ 0 The web browser is one of the most commonly used tools. You probably spend more than 4 hours a day using it and it’s a powerful tool. If you’re like most people you haven’t looked much into how to use this tool and turn it into a productivity powerhous... The web browser is one of the most commonly used tools. You probably spend more than 4 hours a day using it and it’s a powerful tool. If you’re like most people you haven’t looked much into how to use this tool and turn it into a productivity powerhouse tool. That’s going to change today as we’re going to share some of our favorite browser hacks will make you much more productive and efficient. Whether you use Edge, Sarafi, Chrome, or Firefox we got you covered!<br /> <br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/334. Asian Efficiency 50:53
Personal Outsourcing: How To Win Back 5+ Hours/Week (TPS333) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/333-personal-outsourcing/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/333-personal-outsourcing/#respond Mon, 04 Jan 2021 12:00:09 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=17271

Do you find it hard to find the time, energy, and attention to do everything you want to do each week?

It could be that you’re doing things that you really shouldn’t be doing.

Maybe they’re things you don’t like to do, or maybe they’re things that you ENJOY doing, but they are taking you away from making progress on your goals.

In this episode, we are going to talk about one of my favorite high leverage productivity topics: Outsourcing. Learn some of the ways we outsource to create more time in the week and discover how to avoid some of the mistakes most people make when trying to outsource.

Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [3:06]
  • How the TEA framework ties into outsourcing different parts of your life for more time, energy, and attention in their lives [7:38]
  • Why it’s so hard to justify spending money outsourcing things we can do ourselves, and how to move past that [11:54]
  • How to discover all the things in your life that you can (and maybe should) outsource [16:15]
  • How Brooks and his wife collaborated to help outsource the housework they each didn’t want to do to each other [19:00]
  • Some prompt to help kickstart ideas of what you could outsource in your life [24:08]
  • The pros and cons of having the work you’ve outsourced stay onshore or go offshore [30:44]
  • Where you can find people to help you with your tasks, no matter how big or how small [33:23]
  • How to ensure the work you have gets done as you’d like it and gets done well [41:38]
  • Why you should always state the obvious when working with new people, and what can happen if you don’t [45:46]
  • Action steps you can take to integrate today’s topic into your life [51:44]

3 Ways To Outsource Successfully

  1. Make a task list
  2. Determine which type of personal outsourcing you want to do
  3. Set the right expectations

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/333-personal-outsourcing/feed/ 0 Do you find it hard to find the time, energy, and attention to do everything you want to do each week? - It could be that you're doing things that you really shouldn't be doing. - Maybe they're things you don't like to do, Do you find it hard to find the time, energy, and attention to do everything you want to do each week?<br /> <br /> It could be that you're doing things that you really shouldn't be doing.<br /> <br /> Maybe they're things you don't like to do, or maybe they're things that you ENJOY doing, but they are taking you away from making progress on your goals.<br /> <br /> In this episode, we are going to talk about one of my favorite high leverage productivity topics: Outsourcing. Learn some of the ways we outsource to create more time in the week, and discover how to avoid some of the mistakes most people make when trying to outsource.<br /> <br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/333. Asian Efficiency 54:21
Work-Life Balance: How One Family Man Stays Productive While Having Fun w/ Joe Fier (TPS332) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/332-joe-fier/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/332-joe-fier/#respond Mon, 28 Dec 2020 12:00:33 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=17252

Today I’m joined by Joe Fier. He’s the co-host of the podcast Hustle & Flowchart where they interview successful entrepreneurs and go deep about their unique business strategies. He’s also the co-founder of Evergreen Profits where he helps people start and grow online businesses.

In this episode, we talked about how to incorporate more fun in your day to stay productive, how Joe implements sprints in his personal life to get stuff done, how he and his wife raise a 9-month-old kid while working from home, and the importance of slowing down during this crazy time we’re in.

Thanks to Blinkist for supporting The Productivity Show. Blinkist is offering our listeners a free 7-day trial and 25% off your new subscription. Go to Blinkist.com/tps to learn more.

Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:05]
  • A typical workday for Joe and how he takes a lot of time to center himself before getting to work [5:09]
  • What Joe recommends for parents who are looking for the time to stay productive [8:49]
  • Joe’s work habit he believes is fundamental to his productivity, and why he thinks everybody should try it [11:24]
  • How Joe and his wife support each other in their work and their life [17:55]
  • How the GTD methodology has worked for Joe and why it was really hard to get started and then maintain it [21:51]
  • Joe’s prioritization process when preparing his week and his day [24:05]
  • How to keep the balance between work and life [27:40]
  • Other lifehacks and work tips that Joe uses in his life [31:05]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/332-joe-fier/feed/ 0 Today I’m joined by Joe Fier. He’s the co-host of the podcast Hustle & Flowchart where they interview successful entrepreneurs and go deep about their unique business strategies. He’s also the co-founder of Evergreen Profits where he helps people start... Today I’m joined by Joe Fier. He’s the co-host of the podcast Hustle & Flowchart where they interview successful entrepreneurs and go deep about their unique business strategies. He’s also the co-founder of Evergreen Profits where he helps people start and grow online businesses.<br /> <br /> In this episode, we talked about how to incorporate more fun in your day to stay productive, how Joe implements sprints in his personal life to get stuff done, how he and his wife raise a 9-month-old kid while working from home, and the importance of slowing down during this crazy time we’re in.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Blinkist for supporting The Productivity Show. Blinkist is offering our listeners a free 7-day trial and 25% off your new subscription. Go to Blinkist.com/tps to learn more.<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/332. Asian Efficiency 35:13
How To Decompress: 5 Stress Busters That Really Work (TPS331) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/331-decompress/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/331-decompress/#respond Mon, 21 Dec 2020 12:00:22 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=17111 The Productivity Show Logo

It sounds counterintuitive, but sometimes we need to slow down a bit in order to achieve our goals. Burnout is a real thing, and it is impossible to stay productive if we are going at 100% all the time.

The solution is to find opportunities to decompress — to find even short periods of time where you can recharge and relieve stress.

But decompressing is about more than just taking a break or going on vacation. In this episode, we are going to cover 5 ways that you can decompress and stay productive in the long term.

Thanks to Fundrise for supporting The Productivity Show. Fundrise is offering our listeners 90 days of advisory free service. Go to Fundrise.com/tps to learn more.

Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:41]
  • What Asian Efficiency means by “decompress” and why productivity minded people need to keep this in mind, too [5:39]
  • How the TEA framework can help us find when we are working too much and need to regain our energy [10:12]
  • Why picking up a new hobby or activity can help us loosen up and destress [12:52]
  • How Marmel’s new hobby has remained relaxing and helpful for her stress despite turning it into a small business [15:48]
  • Why setting a time to relax is an easy way to stay in the flow of work and scheduling while also honoring your self [18:13]
  • How exercise and physical activity can replenish your energy, boost your mood, and give your brain a break [24:49]
  • Why you should schedule some time to connect with your friends and family and add them to your calendar [28:40]
  • How spending time away from technology, a digital detox can really help center us [33:33]
  • Action steps you can take to integrate today’s topic into your life [40:38]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/331-decompress/feed/ 0 It sounds counterintuitive, but sometimes we need to slow down a bit in order to achieve our goals. Burnout is a real thing, and it is impossible to stay productive if we are going at 100% all the time. - It sounds counterintuitive, but sometimes we need to slow down a bit in order to achieve our goals. Burnout is a real thing, and it is impossible to stay productive if we are going at 100% all the time.<br /> <br /> The solution is to find opportunities to decompress — to find even short periods of time where you can recharge and relieve stress. <br /> <br /> But decompressing is about more than just taking a break or going on vacation. In this episode, we are going to cover 5 ways that you can decompress and stay productive in the long term.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Fundrise for supporting The Productivity Show. Fundrise is offering our listeners 90 days of advisory free service. Go to Fundrise.com/tps to learn more.<br /> <br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/331. Asian Efficiency 43:15
The Best GTD Apps: Be In Control And Achieve Your Goals With These 5 Tools (TPS330) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/330-best-gtd-apps/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/330-best-gtd-apps/#respond Mon, 14 Dec 2020 12:00:45 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=17081

Here at The Productivity Show, we all use at least an adapted version of David Allen’s GTD or Getting Things Done productivity system.

Once you start using GTD the question becomes – what do you use to keep track of your Projects, Tasks, and Next Actions?

For most people it is an app, but which one is the “best”? And what does the “Best GTD app” even mean?

In this episode, we break down 5 GTD apps and give recommendations for which apps are the “best” for different types of users.

Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:16]
  • How this episode can help people who are new to GTD find their tools, and veterans find their perfect software [4:00]
  • What to consider before investing your time and money in a new GTD system [9:08]
  • Not so fast! How to fight Shiny Object Syndrome with new tools and apps [12:47]
  • Thanh and Brooks’s favorite GTD app and why they have been using it religiously for years [14:40]
  • The cross-platform app that Thanh and Brooks recommends most for people looking for a robust and friendly UI [21:17]
  • Why Things holds its own in the task management space, and who would benefit most from using it [25:28]
  • What software can help people who think visually take on GTD (and how it can help people who don’t want task management software at all) [29:27]
  • Why this classic David-Allen-recommended app is still a GTD powerhouse after all these years [32:46]
  • Which apps are still amazing for GTD but didn’t make the top 5 [36:11]
  • Action steps you can take to integrate today’s topic into your life [37:41]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/330-best-gtd-apps/feed/ 0 Here at The Productivity Show, we all use at least an adapted version of David Allen's GTD or Getting Things Done productivity system. - Once you start using GTD the question becomes - what do you use to keep track of your Projects, Tasks, Here at The Productivity Show, we all use at least an adapted version of David Allen's GTD, or Getting Things Done productivity system.<br /> <br /> Once you start using GTD the question becomes - what do you use to keep track of your Projects, Tasks, and Next Actions?<br /> <br /> For most people it is an app, but which one is the "best"? And what does the "Best GTD app" even mean?<br /> <br /> In this episode, we break down 5 GTD apps, and give recommendations for which apps are the "best" for different types of users. <br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/330. Asian Efficiency 39:55
CRM Power Tips w/ Amy Payne – Productivity Consultant and Professional Organizer (TPS329) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/329-crm-power-tips/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/329-crm-power-tips/#respond Mon, 07 Dec 2020 12:00:18 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=16990 CRM Power Tips w/ Amy Payne - Productivity Consultant and Professional Organizer (TPS329)

If you deal with people in your business (and who doesn’t?), a key tool is a Customer Relationship Management system or CRM. Not having one can hold you back, and if you implement the right one the right way, it can help take your business to the next level.

In this episode, I talk to Amy Payne, a Certified Professional Organizer, Productivity Consultant, and founder of Lasting Order. Amy and her team help individuals and small businesses in all sorts of ways, but today we mainly focus on how she helps small businesses choose, implement, and use CRMs. It’s a topic we get questions on all the time.

Of course, since she does run a Professional Organizer company, I also ask her for her top tips on organizing a productive workspace. I couldn’t help myself.

Thanks to Indeed for supporting The Productivity Show. Indeed is offering our listeners a $75 credit at Indeed.com/tps.

Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [3:58]
  • Where Brooks and Amy met and how she transitioned from a home organizer to productivity consultant [6:22]
  • What a CRM is good for and why Amy believes it is essential for any small business [12:05]
  • Amy’s sales pitch for what a CRM can do that your homebrew system can’t, and how to know which system is the right one for you [17:14]
  • The most common mistakes that people make when choosing a CRM [21:38]
  • What signs show Amy that she and her client have found the right CRM for the job and not something that is just good enough [24:46]
  • Amy’s favorite CRM systems and who they work best for [29:30]
  • How to have a successful migration from one CRM to another [33:05]
  • What Amy recommends for having a functional and effective work-from-home environment [37:14]
  • Amy’s most important killer productivity tip [40:40]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/329-crm-power-tips/feed/ 0 If you deal with people in your business (and who doesn't?), a key tool is a Customer Relationship Management system or CRM. Not having one can hold you back, and if you implement the right one the right way, If you deal with people in your business (and who doesn't?), a key tool is a Customer Relationship Management system, or CRM. Not having one can hold you back, and if you implement the right one the right way, it can help take your business to the next level.<br /> <br /> In this episode, I talk to Amy Payne, a Certified Professional Organizer, Productivity Consultant, and founder of Lasting Order. Amy and her team help individuals and small businesses in all sorts of ways, but today we mainly focus on how she helps small businesses choose, implement, and use CRMs. It's a topic we get questions on all the time.<br /> <br /> Of course, since she does run a Professional Organizer company, I also ask her for her top tips on organizing a productive workspace. I couldn’t help myself.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Indeed for supporting The Productivity Show. Indeed is offering our listeners a $75 credit at Indeed.com/tps.<br /> <br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/329. Asian Efficiency 44:58
Your 3 Step Guide To Make Sure Next Year Is Better Than The Last (TPS328) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/328-best-year/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/328-best-year/#respond Mon, 30 Nov 2020 12:00:39 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=16963

2021 is just around the corner and we want to help you get ready for a productive year. I know 2020 has been a weird year for all of us, and we all want to forget about what happened but in order to have a great year ahead of you, you do have to reflect on what has happened, what you learned, and how the next year can be better.

That’s what today’s episode is all about. We’ll walk you through how to reflect on 2020 and we’ll give you 3 tips to make sure 2021 is going to be an uber-productive year for you.

Thanks to Fiverr for supporting The Productivity Show. Fiverr is offering our listeners 10% off their first order by going to Fiverr.com and using the code TPS.

Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:27]
  • How this episode can help you accomplish your new year’s resolutions, create better goals, and set better habits for the new year [4:41]
  • Three questions you can ask to help your annual review if you don’t have a journal [10:10]
  • What you can do to turn the challenges you have faced into new opportunities [16:00]
  • How to use the TEA Framework to see where you can make improvements in your life [19:42]
  • Why it is so important not to try and improve too many things at once [24:48]
  • Why scheduling time to work on your goals in your calendar can help maintain momentum [30:10]
  • How to find the right amount of time to be spending on these goals every day [34:24]
  • Action steps you can take to integrate today’s topic into your life [38:49]

3 Steps To Make Next Year Your Best Year

  1. Use the TEA Framework to see where you can make improvements
  2. Focus on one main goal
  3. Schedule time on your calendar to work on your goals

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/328-best-year/feed/ 0 2021 is just around the corner and we want to help you get ready for a productive year. I know 2020 has been a weird year for all of us, and we all want to forget about what happened but in order to have a great year ahead of you, 2021 is just around the corner and we want to help you get ready for a productive year. I know 2020 has been a weird year for all of us, and we all want to forget about what happened but in order to have a great year ahead of you, you do have to reflect on what has happened, what you learned and how the next year can be better.<br /> <br /> That’s what today’s episode is all about. We’ll walk you through how to reflect on 2020 and we’ll give you 3 tips to make sure 2021 is going to be an uber productive year for you.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Fiverr for supporting The Productivity Show. Fiverr is offering our listeners 10% off their first order by going to Fiverr.com and using the code TPS. <br /> <br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/328. Asian Efficiency 40:37
It’s Here! The TPS Productivity Gift Guide, 2020 Edition (TPS327) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/327-2020-gifts/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/327-2020-gifts/#respond Mon, 23 Nov 2020 12:00:40 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=16941

The holidays are just around the corner and that means it’s gifting season for many of us. What would you gift someone who is obsessed with productivity? What would you give someone who you’d like to be more productive? And let’s be honest, many of us also like gift guides for ideas to spoil ourselves (I definitely do). In this episode, we’re going to share some of our favorite gift ideas for this holiday season.

Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:31]
  • The best gifts that Brooks, Marmel, and Thanh have ever received [6:00]
  • How to improve the lives of the tech people in your life with some simple peripherals [10:22]
  • The best investment in his health that Thanh has made this year [15:22]
  • Why Marmel swears by her headphone stand to keep her desk well managed [21:52]
  • How different lights can help improve your mood and your day overall [23:42]
  • The different types of glasses that can help you fall asleep more quickly and get better sleep [28:43]
  • What makes the Kindle so indispensable to Thanh and Brooks that going even a day without it is enough to buy a replacement [33:01]
  • How to never leave the house without that crucial cord or power supply again [37:55]
  • Top picks for productivity gifts from the Dojo and TPS+ members [42:57]
  • Action steps you can take to integrate today’s topic into your life [45:16]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/327-2020-gifts/feed/ 0 The holidays are just around the corner and that means it’s gifting season for many of us. What would you gift someone who is obsessed with productivity? What would you give someone who you’d like to be more productive? And let’s be honest, The holidays are just around the corner and that means it’s gifting season for many of us. What would you gift someone who is obsessed with productivity? What would you give someone who you’d like to be more productive? And let’s be honest, many of us also like gift guides for ideas to spoil ourselves (I definitely do). In this episode, we’re going to share some of our favorite gift ideas for this holiday season.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Cheat Sheet:<br /> <br /> The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:31]<br /> The best gifts that Brooks, Marmel, and Thanh have ever received [6:00]<br /> How to improve the lives of the tech people in your life with some simple peripherals [10:22]<br /> The best investment in his health that Thanh has made this year [15:22]<br /> Why Marmel swears by her headphone stand to keep her desk well managed [21:52]<br /> How different lights can help improve your mood and your day overall [23:42]<br /> The different types of glasses that can help you fall asleep more quickly and get better sleep [28:43]<br /> What makes the Kindle so indispensable to Thanh and Brooks that going even a day without it is enough to buy a replacement [33:01]<br /> How to never leave the house without that crucial cord or power supply again [37:55]<br /> Top picks for productivity gifts from the Dojo and TPS+ members [42:57]<br /> Action steps you can take to integrate today's topic into your life [45:16]<br /> <br /> Links:<br /> <br /> SpiderOak<br /> Start Finishing: How To Go From Idea To Done<br /> Avantree 15 Pack Long Lasting Cable Clips<br /> TPS+<br /> Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Plus<br /> 7 In 1 USB-C Hub Multiport Adapter<br /> ViewSonic VX2776-SMHD 27 Inch 1080p Frameless Widescreen IPS Monitor<br /> Theragun Pro<br /> Headphone Stand<br /> Verilux Happy Light<br /> 10’’ LED Ring Light<br /> THL Sleep Blue Light Blocking Glasses<br /> Amazon Kindle<br /> Kindle Paperwhite<br /> Kindle Oasis<br /> Electronics Organizer Bag<br /> Tom Binh Snake Charmer<br /> Antidote<br /> Banana Hook<br /> Lumecube<br /> Ubiquiti Unifi WiFi Access Point<br /> Ticktime<br /> Airpods Pro<br /> Tile<br /> Chipolo<br /> Strongtek Balance Board<br /> <br /> If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here's how.<br /> <br /> `; document.getElementsByClassName('wp-switch-editor switch-tmce')[0].click(); document.getElementById('in-category-235').checked = 'checked'; document.getElementById('post_author_override').value = '4'; document.getElementById('powerpress_summary_podcast').value = `The holidays are just around the corner and that means it’s gifting season for many of us. What would you gift someone who is obsessed with productivity? What would you give someone who you’d like to be more productive? And let’s be honest, many of us also like gift guides for ideas to spoil ourselves (I definitely do). In this episode we’re going to share some of our favorite gift ideas for this holiday season. \n\n\nYou can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/327. Asian Efficiency 47:07
Happy People Are Productive People: Turn Your Mood Around In 10 Minutes or Less (TPS326) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/326-improve-your-mood/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/326-improve-your-mood/#respond Mon, 16 Nov 2020 12:00:59 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=16915

Have you ever sat down to work on what you are supposed to be doing, and you just don’t feel like it? It’s not an energy problem, you feel fine, but you’re just… not in the mood.

Being in a bad mood is obviously not an excuse to stop working, but you know the more you can improve your mood, the more productive you’ll be. As I always say: happy people are productive people.

In this episode, we’re going to share 5 tips to turn your mood around, and you can then funnel that into your best work.

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Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [3:22]
  • How our mood affects us and our productivity throughout our day [5:16]
  • How mindfulness and deep breathing can help us get out of dangerous mood spirals and relieve difficult emotions [9:26]
  • Why journaling is so effective at relieving stress and anxiety [18:00]
  • The power that changing our environment or context has on our mood [22:34]
  • Why when you’re having a bad day is a perfect time to reach out to a positive happy person in your life [26:43]
  • Thanh’s and Brooks’s go-to method for boosting their mood [30:51]
  • Action steps you can take to integrate today’s topic into your life [38:00]

5 ways to turn your mood around

  1. Practice deep breathing and be mindful
  2. Journal every day and get rid of stress and anxiety
  3. Change your environment
  4. Talk to a positive person
  5. Listen to uplifting music and your favorite songs

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/326-improve-your-mood/feed/ 0 Have you ever sat down to work on what you are supposed to be doing, and you just don’t feel like it? It’s not an energy problem, you feel fine, but you’re just… not in the mood. - Being in a bad mood is obviously not an excuse to stop working, Have you ever sat down to work on what you are supposed to be doing, and you just don’t feel like it? It’s not an energy problem, you feel fine, but you’re just… not in the mood.<br /> <br /> Being in a bad mood is obviously not an excuse to stop working, but you know the more you can improve your mood, the more productive you’ll be. As I always say: happy people are productive people.<br /> <br /> In this episode, we’re going to share 5 tips to turn your mood around, and you can then funnel that into your best work.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Blinkist for supporting The Productivity Show. Blinkist is offering our listeners a free 7-day trial and 25% off your new subscription. Go to Blinkist.com/tps to learn more.<br /> <br /> Thanks to NetSuite for supporting The Productivity Show. Take a free product tour today at NetSuite.com/tps.<br /> <br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/326. Asian Efficiency 40:04
Feel Exhausted? Try These 5 Proven Rituals to Increase Energy and Productivity (TPS325) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/325-rituals/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/325-rituals/#respond Mon, 09 Nov 2020 12:00:36 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=16839

The most underrated part of our TEA Framework – which stands for Time, Energy, Attention – is ENERGY. Many of us are trying to improve our time and focus, when it’s often energy that is the real underlying problem.

What do you do when you’re feeling low on energy? Like most people, you’ll down a bunch of caffeine or maybe take a nap. Those are great short-term fixes, but in this episode we are going to talk about rituals you can implement to have more energy PERMANENTLY. So if you feel like you’re low on energy, you don’t want to miss out on today’s episode.

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Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:31]
  • Who this episode was created for and how it can help them (and you, too) [4:38]
  • Why everybody should have a morning ritual [8:20]
  • How having a dedicated meditation time can set your day off right [13:08]
  • Why starting an exercise routine is one of the most difficult to pick up and one of the easiest to give up [20:05]
  • How to close all your open loops at the end of the day so the next day is an easy start [27:16]
  • The surefire way to go from the end of your workday to a great night of sleep [33:51]
  • Action steps you can take to integrate today’s topic into your life [38:45]

5 rituals to create more energy

  1. Implement a morning ritual
  2. Set a time to meditate daily
  3. Have a regular exercise routine
  4. Apply Clearing to Neutral
  5. Master your evening ritual

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/325-rituals/feed/ 0 The most underrated part of our TEA Framework - which stands for Time, Energy, Attention - is ENERGY. Many of us are trying to improve our time and focus, when it’s often energy that is the real underlying problem. - The most underrated part of our TEA Framework - which stands for Time, Energy, Attention - is ENERGY. Many of us are trying to improve our time and focus, when it’s often energy that is the real underlying problem.<br /> <br /> What do you do when you’re feeling low on energy? Like most people, you’ll down a bunch of caffeine or maybe take a nap. Those are great short-term fixes, but in this episode we are going to talk about rituals you can implement to have more energy PERMANENTLY. So if you feel like you’re low on energy, you don’t want to miss out on today’s episode.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Indeed for supporting The Productivity Show. Indeed is offering our listeners a $75 credit at Indeed.com/tps.<br /> <br /> You can find links to everything that we share in the show notes by going to theproductivityshow.com/325. Asian Efficiency 40:38
Effectiveness Before Efficiency: How Most Productivity Advice Gets It Wrong (TPS324) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/324-effectiveness/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/324-effectiveness/#respond Mon, 02 Nov 2020 12:00:58 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=16599

Since our name is Asian Efficiency, you might think that we are 100% focused on your efficiency. I mean, it’s right there in the name! Well, efficiency is important, but we think it gets too much focus — what’s just as important is making sure you are doing the right things efficiently.

In this episode, we’re going to share 3 steps to make sure you are efficient AND effective.

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Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:46]
  • Why this episode can help even the most Asian-efficient people [4:59]
  • The difference between effectiveness and efficiency [6:49]
  • Why you should measure effectiveness first before efficiency [8:22]
  • How to make sure you are doing the RIGHT things and you’re doing them OFTEN [11:21]
  • Why Thanh spends time doing what he calls “backlog grooming” and why it’s some of his most important work [18:31]
  • How to get better at doing the right things by doing them well [23:47]
  • How Thanh has optimized everyday tasks that many people may overlook [29:49]
  • Why you should regularly assess how you can improve effectiveness and efficiency [32:58]
  • Action steps you can take to integrate today’s topic into your life [39:58]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/324-effectiveness/feed/ 0 Since our name is Asian Efficiency, you might think that we are 100% focused on your efficiency. I mean, it’s right there in the name! Well, efficiency is important, but we think it gets too much focus — what’s just as important is making sure you are ... Since our name is Asian Efficiency, you might think that we are 100% focused on your efficiency. I mean, it’s right there in the name! Well, efficiency is important, but we think it gets too much focus — what’s just as important is making sure you are doing the right things efficiently.<br /> <br /> In this episode, we’re going to share 3 steps to make sure you are efficient AND effective.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Fiverr for supporting The Productivity Show. Fiverr is offering our listeners 10% off their first order by going to Fiverr.com and using the code TPS.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Net Suite for supporting The Productivity Show. Take a free product tour today at NetSuite.com/tps.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Fundrise for supporting The Productivity Show. Fundrise is offering our listeners 90 days of advisory free service. Go to Fundrise.com/tps to learn more.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Cheat Sheet:<br /> <br /> The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:46]<br /> Why this episode can help even the most Asian-efficient people [4:59]<br /> The difference between effectiveness and efficiency [6:49]<br /> Why you should measure effectiveness first before efficiency [8:22]<br /> How to make sure you are doing the RIGHT things and you're doing them OFTEN [11:21]<br /> Why Thanh spends time doing what he calls "backlog grooming" and why it's some of his most important work [18:31]<br /> How to get better at doing the right things by doing them well [23:47]<br /> How Thanh has optimized everyday tasks that many people may overlook [29:49]<br /> Why you should regularly assess how you can improve effectiveness and efficiency [32:58]<br /> Action steps you can take to integrate today's topic into your life [39:58]<br /> <br /> Links:<br /> <br /> Fiverr<br /> Net Suite<br /> Fundrise<br /> The Effective Executive<br /> The Economist Espresso<br /> Drafts<br /> TPS+<br /> Goal Setting and Goal Getting: Having a Why<br /> The Overwhelm Survival Kit: Tips & Strategies to Help You Get the Space & Control You Need (TPS206)<br /> 9 Ways to Break Up Your Work to Stay Focused and Productive<br /> The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change<br /> Hazel<br /> Your GTD Weekly Review: Be Consistent And Achieve “Mind Like Water” Each Week (TPS311)<br /> Check out Asian Efficiency's DTDT session about Planning The Perfect Week<br /> <br /> If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here's how. Asian Efficiency 42:12
How To Get Unstuck, Rebuild Your Habits, and Move Forward Now (TPS323) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/323-get-unstuck/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/323-get-unstuck/#comments Mon, 26 Oct 2020 11:00:47 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=16587

We’ve all had situations where we know what we WANT to do to be more productive, but it just doesn’t happen. Maybe it’s a habit we once had but it fell apart over time, or maybe we are stuck and are having problems getting started.

If that’s you, this episode will give you 5 strategies to get unstuck, and we will share tips that we used to move forward and rebuild positive habits. You can use these tactics to regain momentum in your work and life, too.

Thanks to Azlo for supporting The Productivity Show. Try Azlo Pro free for 14 days at Azlo.com/tps and get a free copy of Azlo’s small business starter guide.

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Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [3:18]
  • Why you should be scheduling your habits if you’re serious about sticking to them [9:00]
  • How to honor the calendar commitments we make to ourselves instead of blowing it off [11:20]
  • How to reduce the friction of your difficult tasks and make them easy [19:31]
  • Why despite what you think you are capable of, multitasking does not work [24:54]
  • The power of clearing to neutral when you’re completing your work [27:21]
  • How a group or mentor can help get you out of a rut and back on track with your work [30:50]
  • How to design your environment for success [36:34]
  • Action steps you can take to integrate today’s topic into your life [43:45]

5 Tips to Getting Unstuck

  1. Schedule your habits
  2. Make it as easy as possible
  3. Focus on one task at a time
  4. Find a Group, a Friend, or a Mentor
  5. Design your environment for success

Links:

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/323-get-unstuck/feed/ 1 We’ve all had situations where we know what we WANT to do to be more productive, but it just doesn’t happen. Maybe it’s a habit we once had but it fell apart over time, or maybe we are stuck and are having problems getting started. - If that’s you, We’ve all had situations where we know what we WANT to do to be more productive, but it just doesn’t happen. Maybe it’s a habit we once had but it fell apart over time, or maybe we are stuck and are having problems getting started.<br /> <br /> If that’s you, this episode will give you 5 strategies to get unstuck, and we will share tips that we used to move forward and rebuild positive habits. You can use these tactics to regain momentum in your work and life, too.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Azlo for supporting The Productivity Show. Try Azlo Pro free for 14 days at Azlo.com/tps and get a free copy of Azlo's small business starter guide.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Masterclass for supporting The Productivity Show. Masterclass is offering our listeners 15% off your annual all-access pass at Masterclass.com/tps.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Cheat Sheet:<br /> <br /> The top 3 productivity resources for this week [3:18]<br /> Why you should be scheduling your habits if you're serious about sticking to them [9:00]<br /> How to honor the calendar commitments we make to ourselves instead of blowing it off [11:20]<br /> How to reduce the friction of your difficult tasks and make them easy [19:31]<br /> Why despite what you think you are capable of, multitasking does not work [24:54]<br /> The power of clearing to neutral when you're completing your work [27:21]<br /> How a group or mentor can help get you out of a rut and back on track with your work [30:50]<br /> How to design your environment for success [36:34]<br /> Action steps you can take to integrate today's topic into your life [43:45]<br /> <br /> 5 Tips to Getting Unstuck<br /> <br /> Schedule your habits<br /> Make it as easy as possible<br /> Focus on one task at a time<br /> Find a Group, a Friend, or a Mentor<br /> Design your environment for success<br /> <br /> Links:<br /> <br /> Azlo<br /> Masterclass<br /> TickTime<br /> TaoTronics LED Desk Lamp<br /> The Crossroads of Should and Must: Find and Follow Your Passion<br /> TPS+<br /> Goal Setting and Goal Getting: Having a Why<br /> Tune in to the upcoming DTDT on November 3: How to Get Unstuck Or Regain A Habit<br /> Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones<br /> Atomic Habits: 4 Laws for Changing Your Identity & Living the Life You Want w/ James Clear (TPS217)<br /> 5 Ways To Get Laser-Like Focus Every Day<br /> Focus Filter<br /> How To Design Your Environment To Make It Work For You, Not Against You<br /> How To Work Productively From Home<br /> How To Design A More Focused and Productive Work Environment (TPS291)<br /> TEA Framework<br /> <br /> If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here's how. Asian Efficiency 45:57
5 GTD Tips To Become A Power User And Get Things Done Consistently (TPS322) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/322-gtd-power-user/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/322-gtd-power-user/#comments Mon, 19 Oct 2020 11:00:26 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=16570

Getting Things Done, or GTD, is one of the most popular productivity systems on the planet, and for a good reason — it helps you be on top of your tasks and obligations by getting them out of your overloaded brain and into your trusted system, so you can focus on execution, not juggling.

In this episode, we’re going to examine some of the keys to being successful with GTD — we can all read the book and learn the tactical stuff, but how do you actually make it work for you and stick with it?

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Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [3:15]
  • A quick overview of Getting Things Done and some quick recommendations for seasoned veterans [7:22]
  • Why using your GTD system, you should always start with being clear on why you are using it [8:49]
  • Why you should have as few places to write things down as you possibly can [20:39]
  • Why avoiding any friction in the note-taking process is paramount [23:24]
  • The simple rule that will remove a lot of simple tasks from your todo list [27:04]
  • Why two tech-obsessed power users think you should print out a flowchart and stick it to your wall [31:40]
  • The power of classical conditioning in helping you stick with your productivity system [35:24]
  • Action steps you can take to integrate today’s topic into your life [40:41]

There are 5 steps to GTD

  1. Capture
  2. Clarify
  3. Organize
  4. Reflect
  5. Engage

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/322-gtd-power-user/feed/ 1 Getting Things Done, or GTD, is one of the most popular productivity systems on the planet, and for a good reason — it helps you be on top of your tasks and obligations by getting them out of your overloaded brain and into your trusted system, Getting Things Done, or GTD, is one of the most popular productivity systems on the planet, and for a good reason — it helps you be on top of your tasks and obligations by getting them out of your overloaded brain and into your trusted system, so you can focus on execution, not juggling.<br /> <br /> In this episode, we’re going to examine some of the keys to being successful with GTD — we can all read the book and learn the tactical stuff, but how do you actually make it work for you and stick with it?<br /> <br /> Thanks to ExpressVPN for supporting The Productivity Show. ExpressVPN is offering our listeners an extra 3 months free on a one year package. Go to ExpressVPN.com/tps to learn more.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Masterclass for supporting The Productivity Show. Masterclass is offering our listeners 15% off your annual all-access pass at Masterclass.com/tps.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Azlo for supporting The Productivity Show. Azlo is offering our listeners to Sign up today with no minimum deposit at Azlo.com/tps and get a free copy of Azlo's small business starter guide.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Cheat Sheet:<br /> <br /> The top 3 productivity resources for this week [3:15]<br /> A quick overview of Getting Things Done and some quick recommendations for seasoned veterans [7:22]<br /> Why using your GTD system, you should always start with being clear on why you are using it [8:49]<br /> Why you should have as few places to write things down as you possibly can [20:39]<br /> Why avoiding any friction in the note-taking process is paramount [23:24]<br /> The simple rule that will remove a lot of simple tasks from your todo list [27:04]<br /> Why two tech-obsessed power users think you should print out a flowchart and stick it to your wall [31:40]<br /> The power of classical conditioning in helping you stick with your productivity system [35:24]<br /> Action steps you can take to integrate today's topic into your life [40:41]<br /> <br /> There are 5 steps to GTD<br /> <br /> Capture<br /> Clarify<br /> Organize<br /> Reflect<br /> Engage<br /> <br /> Links:<br /> <br /> ExpressVPN<br /> Masterclass<br /> Azlo<br /> Do You Struggle With These Mental Blocks? Remove And Turn Them To Your Advantage (TPS321)<br /> Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress Free Productivity<br /> Widgetsmith<br /> Logitech MX Master 3 Mouse<br /> TPS+<br /> The 5 GTD Mistakes Almost Everyone Makes… Do You? (TPS309)<br /> Your GTD Weekly Review: Be Consistent And Achieve “Mind Like Water” Each Week (TPS311)<br /> Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action<br /> Check out the Asian Efficiency courses Optimize Outlook, Inbox Detox, and Habits Crash Course<br /> Look at the GTD flowchart Brooks pinned up in his cubicle<br /> <br /> If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here's how. Asian Efficiency 42:38
Do You Struggle With These Mental Blocks? Remove And Turn Them To Your Advantage (TPS321) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/321-mental-blocks/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/321-mental-blocks/#respond Mon, 12 Oct 2020 11:00:01 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=16548

Welcome to The Productivity Show, a podcast by Asian Efficiency, to help you maximize your productivity so you can get everything done without having to sacrifice your health, family and things that matter to you. We’ve helped tens of thousands of people save time, be happier, and become more productive.

What happens if you have your time, your energy, and your focus all nailed down, but you STILL can’t get started? Or if you do start, but making progress is way slower than you expected? The problem might be mental, not tactical.

In this episode, we are going to talk about one of those mental factors that can get in the way of your productivity — mental blocks. We’re going to talk about the types of mental blocks, and how you can get around them or even turn them to your advantage.

Thanks to Indeed for supporting The Productivity Show. Indeed is offering our listeners a $75 credit at Indeed.com/tps.

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Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:52]
  • Why more focus and attention should be given to the internal factors in improving our productivity [6:15]
  • Why many of the mental blocks we face can be improved through a simple reframing of the problem [7:16]
  • The different types of mental blocks [10:21]
  • How to know which mental blocks you have and which to focus on [17:57]
  • How to uncover the causes of your mental blocks and why that is so important in dealing with them [20:22]
  • The impact of our early work experiences and how they can follow us throughout our life [26:52]
  • How to notice and capture the mental blocks that you can notice so you can work on them later [29:03]
  • How you can reduce the power of your mental blocks [34:04]
  • Transforming the mental blocks into productive behaviors [40:52]

The Seven Common Types Of Mental Blocks

  1. Self Doubt
  2. Indecision
  3. Fixed Mindset
  4. Comparison
  5. Uncertainty
  6. No Limits
  7. Tunnel Vision

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/321-mental-blocks/feed/ 0 Welcome to The Productivity Show, a podcast by Asian Efficiency, to help you maximize your productivity so you can get everything done without having to sacrifice your health, family and things that matter to you. Welcome to The Productivity Show, a podcast by Asian Efficiency, to help you maximize your productivity so you can get everything done without having to sacrifice your health, family and things that matter to you. We’ve helped tens of thousands of people save time, be happier, and become more productive.<br /> <br /> What happens if you have your time, your energy, and your focus all nailed down, but you STILL can’t get started? Or if you do start, but making progress is way slower than you expected? The problem might be mental, not tactical.<br /> <br /> In this episode, we are going to talk about one of those mental factors that can get in the way of your productivity — mental blocks. We’re going to talk about the types of mental blocks, and how you can get around them or even turn them to your advantage.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Indeed for supporting The Productivity Show. Indeed is offering our listeners a $75 credit at Indeed.com/tps.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Blinkist for supporting The Productivity Show. Blinkist is offering our listeners a free 7-day trial and 25% off your new subscription. Go to Blinkist.com/tps to learn more.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Everyplate for supporting The Productivity Show. Get 3 weeks of Everyplate meals for only $2.99 per meal by going to Everyplate.com and use the code TPS3.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Cheat Sheet:<br /> <br /> The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:52]<br /> Why more focus and attention should be given to the internal factors in improving our productivity [6:15]<br /> Why many of the mental blocks we face can be improved through a simple reframing of the problem [7:16]<br /> The different types of mental blocks [10:21]<br /> How to know which mental blocks you have and which to focus on [17:57]<br /> How to uncover the causes of your mental blocks and why that is so important in dealing with them [20:22]<br /> The impact of our early work experiences and how they can follow us throughout our life [26:52]<br /> How to notice and capture the mental blocks that you can notice so you can work on them later [29:03]<br /> How you can reduce the power of your mental blocks [34:04]<br /> Transforming the mental blocks into productive behaviors [40:52]<br /> <br /> The Seven Common Types Of Mental Blocks<br /> <br /> Self Doubt<br /> Indecision<br /> Fixed Mindset<br /> Comparison<br /> Uncertainty<br /> No Limits<br /> Tunnel Vision<br /> <br /> Links:<br /> <br /> Indeed<br /> Blinkist<br /> Everyplate<br /> Ikea KLUBBSPORRE Ergonomic Pillow<br /> Miro<br /> BenQ ScreenBar Plus<br /> TPS+<br /> Need to Prioritize? Here’s Our Favorite Tool That You Can Start Using Today (TPS315)<br /> Change Your Mind, Change Your Life: How a Growth Mindset Leads You to Your Ideal Future (TPS171)<br /> How to Beat Decision Fatigue: The Ultimate Guide<br /> Meditation for the Rest of Us: 10 Surprising Benefits from Making Mindfulness a Habit (TPS210)<br /> Achieving Next-Level Productivity Through Conative Understanding w/ David Kolbe (TPS197)<br /> The Algebra of Happiness: Notes on the Pursuit of Success, Love, and Meaning<br /> The New Corner Office<br /> The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage<br /> <br /> If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here's how. Asian Efficiency 46:15
When A Productivity Expert Wants To Be Productive This is What They Do with Jeff Sanders (TPS320) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/320-jeff-sanders/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/320-jeff-sanders/#respond Mon, 05 Oct 2020 11:00:22 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=16487

I’m joined today by Jeff Sanders. He is a keynote speaker, productivity coach, author of The 5 AM Miracle, and host of the 5 AM Miracle Podcast. As a fellow productivity junkie, I asked him about his morning routine, what his personal productivity system looks like, and how he balances work and life while raising a young kid. I know you’re going to learn a lot in this episode and I can’t wait for you to dive in.

Thanks to Fiverr for supporting The Productivity Show. Fiverr is offering our listeners 10% off their first order by going to Fiverr.com and using the code TPS.

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Cheat Sheet:

  • Why transitioning to working from home was not easy for Jeff at all [2:32]
  • Jeff’s advice for people who are new to working from home [4:20]
  • A typical day or workweek for Jeff, and how it has changed since the pandemic started [6:30]
  • How Jeff maintains his balance between work and life [10:28]
  • The rhythm and seasons of work and why we should expect this in our own lives [19:26]
  • How Jeff approaches goal-setting for his work and projects [20:52]
  • Jeff’s weekly review process and what happens when he misses one [24:16]
  • The core technology of Jeff’s productivity ecosystem [28:00]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/320-jeff-sanders/feed/ 0 I’m joined today by Jeff Sanders. He is a keynote speaker, productivity coach, author of The 5 AM Miracle, and host of the 5 AM Miracle Podcast. As a fellow productivity junkie, I asked him about his morning routine, I’m joined today by Jeff Sanders. He is a keynote speaker, productivity coach, author of The 5 AM Miracle and host of the 5AM Miracle Podcast. As a fellow productivity junkie, I asked him about his morning routine, what his personal productivity system looks like, and how he balances work and life while raising a young kid. I know you’re going to learn a lot in this episode and I can’t wait for you to dive in. Asian Efficiency 30:42
Ditch Digital Clutter And Stay Organized: 3 Simple Rules That Work (TPS319) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/319-ditch-digital-clutter/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/319-ditch-digital-clutter/#respond Mon, 28 Sep 2020 11:00:40 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=16436

Is your downloads folder a huge mess? Do you find it hard to find email attachments you downloaded a few weeks ago? Do you easily get frustrated trying to find files and documents?

Then you want to listen carefully to today’s episode! We’re going to share with you 3 tips to help you organize your files, folders and documents so you can easily find anything within a few seconds. Even if you have thousands of files and notes laying around, by the end of this episode you’ll know how to organize everything quickly and efficiently.

Thanks to Indeed for supporting The Productivity Show. Indeed is offering our listeners a $75 credit at Indeed.com/tps.

Thanks to Azlo for supporting The Productivity Show. Azlo is offering our listeners Sign up today with no minimum deposit at Azlo.com/tps and get a free copy of Azlo’s small business starter guide.

Thanks to Blinkist for supporting The Productivity Show. Blinkist is offering our listeners a free 7-day trial and 25% off your new subscription. Go to Blinkist.com/tps to learn more.

Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [3:08]
  • How this episode can help everybody and why it’s such an important topic [5:15]
  • Thanh’s and Brook’s personal digital organization systems [14:30]
  • Why you need to take as much care naming the item as you do naming the folder you put it in [17:02]
  • Why naming your files appropriately is only advantages with pretty much no disadvantages [28:06]
  • Why a simple but very intentional system will usually beat out a “complete” but extremely complicated system [29:57]
  • The case for not fiddling with new systems and staying deliberate and intentional [35:17]
  • Why using the right tools for the job will save you a lot of time and a lot of headache [37:31]
  • Why you need to fall in love with the search functions in your system [44:47]
  • Action steps you can take to integrate today’s topic into your life [50:16]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/319-ditch-digital-clutter/feed/ 0 Is your downloads folder a huge mess? Do you find it hard to find email attachments you downloaded a few weeks ago? Do you easily get frustrated trying to find files and documents? - Then you want to listen carefully to today’s episode! Is your downloads folder a huge mess? Do you find it hard to find email attachments you downloaded a few weeks ago? Do you easily get frustrated trying to find files and documents?<br /> <br /> Then you want to listen carefully to today’s episode! We’re going to share with you 3 tips to help you organize your files, folders and documents so you can easily find anything within a few seconds. Even if you have thousands of files and notes laying around, by the end of this episode you’ll know how to organize everything quickly and efficiently.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Indeed for supporting The Productivity Show. Indeed is offering our listeners a $75 credit at Indeed.com/tps.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Azlo for supporting The Productivity Show. Azlo is offering our listeners Sign up today with no minimum deposit at Azlo.com/tps and get a free copy of Azlo's small business starter guide.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Blinkist for supporting The Productivity Show. Blinkist is offering our listeners a free 7-day trial and 25% off your new subscription. Go to Blinkist.com/tps to learn more.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Cheat Sheet:<br /> <br /> The top 3 productivity resources for this week [3:08]<br /> How this episode can help everybody and why it's such an important topic [5:15]<br /> Thanh's and Brook's personal digital organization systems [14:30]<br /> Why you need to take as much care naming the item as you do naming the folder you put it in [17:02]<br /> Why naming your files appropriately is only advantages with pretty much no disadvantages [28:06]<br /> Why a simple but very intentional system will usually beat out a "complete" but extremely complicated system [29:57]<br /> The case for not fiddling with new systems and staying deliberate and intentional [35:17]<br /> Why using the right tools for the job will save you a lot of time and a lot of headache [37:31]<br /> Why you need to fall in love with the search functions in your system [44:47]<br /> Action steps you can take to integrate today's topic into your life [50:16]<br /> <br /> Links:<br /> <br /> Indeed<br /> Azlo<br /> Blinkist<br /> File Juggler<br /> Hazel<br /> Beetelite<br /> TPS+<br /> Mac Power Users<br /> Dropbox<br /> Ulysses<br /> Evernote<br /> The Virgin Way: If It's Not Fun, It's Not Worth Doing<br /> Sapiens: A Brief History Of Humankind<br /> The PARA Method: A Universal System for Organizing Digital Information<br /> How To Build a Second Brain and Be More Organized w/ Tiago Forte (TPS310)<br /> Notion<br /> The Most Effective Way of Organizing Your Files, Folders and Documents<br /> JIRA<br /> Confluence<br /> DTDT - How To Organize Your Files, Folders and Documents (October 6th)<br /> <br /> If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here's how. Asian Efficiency 53:37
Decision Fatigue: Here’s How To Outsmart This Productivity Killer (TPS318) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/318-decision-fatigue/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/318-decision-fatigue/#respond Mon, 21 Sep 2020 11:00:43 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=16417

How often do you find yourself saying “I can’t deal with this right now… I’ll figure it out later” or you just avoid decisions altogether?

For busy professionals, it’s extremely common, and the culprit is usually decision fatigue — the more decisions you make in a short period of time, the poorer quality your decisions become and the less willing you are to make them. We’ve all been there.

In this episode, we’re going to cover 3 strategies you can use to cut off decision fatigue and tools you can use to keep your focus on the important decisions that really do need your attention.

Thanks to Raycon for supporting The Productivity Show. Raycon is offering our listeners 15% off their wireless earbuds at BuyRaycon.com/tps.

Thanks to Sleep Cycle for supporting The Productivity Show. Sleep Cycle is offering our listeners a free 7-day trial of their intelligent alarm clock and sleep tracker. Learn more at SleepCycle.com/tps.

Thanks to Masterclass for supporting The Productivity Show. Masterclass is offering our listeners 15% off your annual all-access pass at Masterclass.com/tps.

Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:55]
  • Why this episode will help everyone, from people new to productivity to seasoned veterans [5:04]
  • What decision fatigue is and why it can be so detrimental to our productivity [10:45]
  • Why decisions cause us to use up so much energy and how Steve Jobs famously handled it [14:41]
  • The number one way to combat decision fatigue [26:21]
  • How to look ahead to the next day and perceive any potential big decisions [29:40]
  • Why you need to work on the most important thing first every day [34:13]
  • What to do if you feel like you have to be always on [38:44]
  • The power of your community and how you can leverage it into less decision fatigue [41:55]
  • How having a solid definition of done is key in good delegation [47:49]
  • How to replace your regular decisions with routines [50:00]
  • Action steps you can take to integrate today’s topic into your life [52:34]

Links:

If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here’s how.

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/318-decision-fatigue/feed/ 0 How often do you find yourself saying "I can't deal with this right now... I'll figure it out later" or you just avoid decisions altogether? For busy professionals, it's extremely common, and the culprit is usually decision fatigue — the more decision... How often do you find yourself saying "I can't deal with this right now... I'll figure it out later" or you just avoid decisions altogether?<br /> <br /> For busy professionals, it's extremely common, and the culprit is usually decision fatigue — the more decisions you make in a short period of time, the poorer quality your decisions become and the less willing you are to make them. We've all been there.<br /> <br /> In this episode, we're going to cover 3 strategies you can use to cut off decision fatigue and tools you can use to keep your focus on the important decisions that really do need your attention.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Raycon for supporting The Productivity Show. Raycon is offering our listeners 15% off their wireless earbuds at BuyRaycon.com/tps.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Sleep Cycle for supporting The Productivity Show. Sleep Cycle is offering our listeners a free 7-day trial of their intelligent alarm clock and sleep tracker. Learn more at SleepCycle.com/tps.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Masterclass for supporting The Productivity Show. Masterclass is offering our listeners 15% off your annual all-access pass at Masterclass.com/tps.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Cheat Sheet:<br /> <br /> The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:55]<br /> Why this episode will help everyone, from people new to productivity to seasoned veterans [5:04]<br /> What decision fatigue is and why it can be so detrimental to our productivity [10:45]<br /> Why decisions cause us to use up so much energy and how Steve Jobs famously handled it [14:41]<br /> The number one way to combat decision fatigue [26:21]<br /> How to look ahead to the next day and perceive any potential big decisions [29:40]<br /> Why you need to work on the most important thing first every day [34:13]<br /> What to do if you feel like you have to be always on [38:44]<br /> The power of your community and how you can leverage it into less decision fatigue [41:55]<br /> How having a solid definition of done is key in good delegation [47:49]<br /> How to replace your regular decisions with routines [50:00]<br /> Action steps you can take to integrate today's topic into your life [52:34]<br /> <br /> Links:<br /> <br /> Raycon<br /> Sleep Cycle<br /> Masterclass<br /> LumaFusion<br /> High Output Management by Andrew Grove<br /> Airalo<br /> TPS+<br /> Origins: The Podcast<br /> The Simple 6-Step Process to Start Your Productive Day the Night Before w/ Dave Caolo (TPS196)<br /> Start Finishing: How to Go from Idea to Done<br /> Eat That Frog – Do Your Most Important Tasks In The Morning<br /> Can The “Sandwich Technique” Solve Your Focus Problems? w/ Erin Chase (TPS226)<br /> 3 Simple Steps To Delegating Work The Right Way So You Don’t Have to Worry About It (TPS182)<br /> Need to Prioritize? Here’s Our Favorite Tool That You Can Start Using Today (TPS315)<br /> 5 Examples of Tasks You Can Automate To Save Yourself An Hour a Day (TPS262)<br /> Atomic Habits: 4 Laws for Changing Your Identity & Living the Life You Want w/ James Clear (TPS217)<br /> The CEO’s Secret to Productivity: An Executive Assistant (TPS143)<br /> How to Get Started with An Executive Assistant w/ Tim Francis (TPS190)<br /> Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones<br /> <br /> If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here's how. Asian Efficiency clean
Become An Outlook Power User – 5 (OK, 9) Easy Tips To Save You Time And Increase Focus (TPS317) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/317-outlook-tips/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/317-outlook-tips/#comments Mon, 14 Sep 2020 11:00:09 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=16398

If you’ve worked in a decently-sized organization, there’s a good chance that you are, have, or will at some point use Microsoft Outlook. It’s everywhere.

The problem is, most of us just start using it, and don’t spend any time making it work FOR us. In this episode, we’re going to share 5 – ok, more like 8 or 9, Outlook tips that have made us more productive and let us get back to doing our work instead of messing around in our Inbox.

Thanks to Indeed for supporting The Productivity Show. Indeed is offering our listeners a $75 credit at Indeed.com/tps.

Thanks to ExpressVPN for supporting The Productivity Show. ExpressVPN is offering our listeners an extra 3 months free on a one year package. Go to ExpressVPN.com/tps to learn more.

Thanks to Blinkist for supporting The Productivity Show. Blinkist is offering our listeners a free 7-day trial and 25% off your new subscription. Go to Blinkist.com/tps to learn more.

Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [3:12]
  • The introduction of TPS+! [7:03]
  • Brooks’s and Marmel’s experience with Outlook, and why Brooks ditched all of his Google Suite for Microsoft 365 [11:24]
  • Get the zen focus of minimal notifications without sacrificing important communications [15:35]
  • How to reduce the clutter in your email inbox through auto filing meeting responses [24:05]
  • Stop wasting time digging around your messages and use search folders [27:00]
  • Make Outlook Mobile work for you and customize the swipe actions [29:51]
  • Why Brooks and Marmel believe that Outlook has the most comprehensive and useful rules system of any email client [33:06]
  • More quick tips to streamline and maximize your Outlook productivity [38:42]
  • Action steps you can take to integrate today’s topic into your life [43:49]

Links:

If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here’s how.

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/317-outlook-tips/feed/ 1 If you’ve worked in a decently-sized organization, there’s a good chance that you are, have, or will at some point use Microsoft Outlook. It’s everywhere. The problem is, most of us just start using it, and don’t spend any time making it work FOR us. If you’ve worked in a decently-sized organization, there’s a good chance that you are, have, or will at some point use Microsoft Outlook. It’s everywhere.<br /> <br /> The problem is, most of us just start using it, and don’t spend any time making it work FOR us. In this episode, we’re going to share 5 - ok, more like 8 or 9, Outlook tips that have made us more productive and let us get back to doing our work instead of messing around in our Inbox.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Indeed for supporting The Productivity Show. Indeed is offering our listeners a $75 credit at Indeed.com/tps.<br /> <br /> Thanks to ExpressVPN for supporting The Productivity Show. ExpressVPN is offering our listeners an extra 3 months free on a one year package. Go to ExpressVPN.com/tps to learn more.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Blinkist for supporting The Productivity Show. Blinkist is offering our listeners a free 7-day trial and 25% off your new subscription. Go to Blinkist.com/tps to learn more.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Cheat Sheet:<br /> <br /> The top 3 productivity resources for this week [3:12]<br /> The introduction of TPS+! [7:03]<br /> Brooks's and Marmel's experience with Outlook, and why Brooks ditched all of his Google Suite for Microsoft 365 [11:24]<br /> Get the zen focus of minimal notifications without sacrificing important communications [15:35]<br /> How to reduce the clutter in your email inbox through auto filing meeting responses [24:05]<br /> Stop wasting time digging around your messages and use search folders [27:00]<br /> Make Outlook Mobile work for you and customize the swipe actions [29:51]<br /> Why Brooks and Marmel believe that Outlook has the most comprehensive and useful rules system of any email client [33:06]<br /> More quick tips to streamline and maximize your Outlook productivity [38:42]<br /> Action steps you can take to integrate today's topic into your life [43:49]<br /> <br /> Links:<br /> <br /> Indeed<br /> ExpressVPN<br /> Blinkist<br /> BOGI Microfiber Travel Sports Towel<br /> Tile<br /> Todoist<br /> Outlook<br /> TPS+<br /> Microsoft 365<br /> Next-Level Email Processing: How to Handle Any Email in Your Inbox (TPS166)<br /> Optimize Outlook<br /> Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis<br /> It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work<br /> Evernote<br /> MS Power Automate<br /> Zapier<br /> <br /> If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here's how. Asian Efficiency clean
A World Traveler and Entrepreneur Reveals His Personal Productivity System w/ Chris Reynolds (TPS316) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/316-chris-reynolds/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/316-chris-reynolds/#respond Mon, 07 Sep 2020 11:00:17 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=16372

Today I’m joined by Chris Reynolds, the founder of the Business Method podcast and Get Shit Done Live! Chris’ business and events help entrepreneurs optimize their productivity to reach peak performance consistently, and scale their businesses rapidly using research-driven techniques. Chris has been a location-independent entrepreneur for 11-years, living in multiple countries & traveling the world during that time.

In this episode we talk about how to optimize your brain for focus, what high performers have in common, Chris’ workflows, and his personal productivity system for how he gets things done.

Thanks to Fiverr for supporting The Productivity Show. Fiverr is offering our listeners 10% off their first order by going to Fiverr.com and using the code TPS.

Thanks to Mint Mobile for supporting The Productivity Show. Mint Mobile is offering our listeners $15 per month and free shipping on their phone at MintMobile.com/tps.

Thanks to Fundrise for supporting The Productivity Show. Fundrise is offering our listeners 90 days of advisory free service. Go to Fundrise.com/tps to learn more.

Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:51]
  • How Chris found his dream job and what he realized he needed most in his life [4:32]
  • What about working in an entrepreneur house was most influential on Chris and his future in productivity [9:05]
  • How Chris engages with and helps people looking to boost their productivity [13:00]
  • The importance of setting boundaries on your time, and how to stay productive while traveling [16:24]
  • How Chris manages his rituals while traveling and still enjoying his travels [27:40]
  • What a normal day looks like for Chris [32:48]
  • What Chris believes to be the most important part of every productivity system [38:36]
  • Why Chris doesn’t do any formal tracking of his mood or productivity or anything [45:09]

Links:

Connect with Chris Reynolds

If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here’s how.

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/316-chris-reynolds/feed/ 0 Today I’m joined by Chris Reynolds, the founder of the Business Method podcast and Get Shit Done Live! Chris' business and events help entrepreneurs optimize their productivity to reach peak performance consistently, Today I’m joined by Chris Reynolds, the founder of the Business Method podcast and Get Shit Done Live! Chris' business and events help entrepreneurs optimize their productivity to reach peak performance consistently, and scale their businesses rapidly using research-driven techniques. Chris has been a location-independent entrepreneur for 11-years, living in multiple countries & traveling the world during that time.<br /> <br /> In this episode we talk about how to optimize your brain for focus, what high performers have in common, Chris’ workflows, and his personal productivity system for how he gets things done.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Fiverr for supporting The Productivity Show. Fiverr is offering our listeners 10% off their first order by going to Fiverr.com and using the code TPS.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Mint Mobile for supporting The Productivity Show. Mint Mobile is offering our listeners $15 per month and free shipping on their phone at MintMobile.com/tps.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Fundrise for supporting The Productivity Show. Fundrise is offering our listeners 90 days of advisory free service. Go to Fundrise.com/tps to learn more.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Cheat Sheet:<br /> <br /> The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:51]<br /> How Chris found his dream job and what he realized he needed most in his life [4:32]<br /> What about working in an entrepreneur house was most influential on Chris and his future in productivity [9:05]<br /> How Chris engages with and helps people looking to boost their productivity [13:00]<br /> The importance of setting boundaries on your time, and how to stay productive while traveling [16:24]<br /> How Chris manages his rituals while traveling and still enjoying his travels [27:40]<br /> What a normal day looks like for Chris [32:48]<br /> What Chris believes to be the most important part of every productivity system [38:36]<br /> Why Chris doesn't do any formal tracking of his mood or productivity or anything [45:09]<br /> <br /> Links:<br /> <br /> Fiverr<br /> Mint Mobile<br /> Fundrise<br /> BrainFM<br /> Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less<br /> The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich<br /> NOW Glutathione Supplements<br /> No “yes.” Either “HELL YEAH!” or “no.”<br /> WAVi Brain Scanner<br /> <br /> Connect with Chris Reynolds<br /> <br /> TheBusinessMethod.com<br /> The Business Method Podcast<br /> <br /> If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here's how. Asian Efficiency 52:57
Need to Prioritize? Here’s Our Favorite Tool That You Can Start Using Today (TPS315) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/315-ice-matrix/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/315-ice-matrix/#respond Mon, 31 Aug 2020 11:00:02 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=16351

How do you prioritize your projects? How do you know which project to work on first and ignore everything else? It’s not as simple as it sounds. Today we’re going to show you how we prioritize projects at Asian Efficiency using a tool called the ICE Matrix. It’s what we use for our annual goals and quarterly goals to figure out what the most important project is to focus on. You can apply this on a company level but also on a personal level. So if you want to get better at prioritizing, then this episode is for you.

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Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [3:49]
  • Why you need to start prioritizing your goals [6:55]
  • What the ICE Matrix is and how you can use it to better align your goals with your actions [11:57]
  • One way to implement the ICE Matrix on your goals today [13:29]
  • How the ICE Matrix helps you prioritize for the most impactful projects [24:08]
  • How to use the ICE Matrix in a team setting [26:19]
  • Why having a goal in mind before trying this method can greatly help its efficacy [32:12]
  • How Marmel has used ICE in her personal life and her own business [34:08]
  • Why scoring should be done both individually and privately, and how it can affect the scoring as a team [37:34]
  • When you should be reprioritizing and why it’s more often than you might think [41:03]
  • Action steps you can take to integrate today’s topic into your life [45:25]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/315-ice-matrix/feed/ 0 How do you prioritize your projects? How do you know which project to work on first and ignore everything else? It’s not as simple as it sounds. Today we’re going to show you how we prioritize projects at Asian Efficiency using a tool called the ICE Ma... How do you prioritize your projects? How do you know which project to work on first and ignore everything else? It’s not as simple as it sounds. Today we’re going to show you how we prioritize projects at Asian Efficiency using a tool called the ICE Matrix. It’s what we use for our annual goals and quarterly goals to figure out what the most important project is to focus on. You can apply this on a company level but also on a personal level. So if you want to get better at prioritizing, then this episode is for you.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Raycon for supporting The Productivity Show. Raycon is offering our listeners 15% off their wireless earbuds at BuyRaycon.com/tps.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Masterclass for supporting The Productivity Show. Masterclass is offering our listeners 15% off your annual all-access pass at Masterclass.com/tps.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Blinkist for supporting The Productivity Show. Blinkist is offering our listeners a free 7-day trial and 25% off your new subscription. Go to Blinkist.com/tps to learn more.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Cheat Sheet:<br /> <br /> The top 3 productivity resources for this week [3:49]<br /> Why you need to start prioritizing your goals [6:55]<br /> What the ICE Matrix is and how you can use it to better align your goals with your actions [11:57]<br /> One way to implement the ICE Matrix on your goals today [13:29]<br /> How the ICE Matrix helps you prioritize for the most impactful projects [24:08]<br /> How to use the ICE Matrix in a team setting [26:19]<br /> Why having a goal in mind before trying this method can greatly help its efficacy [32:12]<br /> How Marmel has used ICE in her personal life and her own business [34:08]<br /> Why scoring should be done both individually and privately, and how it can affect the scoring as a team [37:34]<br /> When you should be reprioritizing and why it's more often than you might think [41:03]<br /> Action steps you can take to integrate today's topic into your life [45:25]<br /> <br /> Links:<br /> <br /> Raycon<br /> Masterclass<br /> Blinkist<br /> Our 3 Biggest Challenges of Implementing Scrum & How We Overcame Them (TPS191)<br /> How to Prioritize Your Todo List With A Sheet of Paper<br /> reMarkable 2<br /> Grammarly Mobile Keyboard app for iOS and Android<br /> Mi Home - Android / iOS<br /> Join the DTDT call on Putting the ICE Matrix into Practice on Tuesday, September 8 at 1pm Central<br /> The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich<br /> Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action<br /> <br /> If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here's how. Asian Efficiency clean
How To Get Into Flow State and Make Massive Progress Quickly (TPS314) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/314-flow-state/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/314-flow-state/#comments Mon, 24 Aug 2020 11:00:17 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=16330

Have you ever been working on a work or personal project and you realize you’ve made massive amounts of progress? It feels like the time just flew by, and instead of feeling drained after, you feel awesome and energized.

In this episode, we’re going to talk about how to get into a state of Flow, and we’ll give you 5 tools you can use to get there yourself.

Thanks to Indeed for supporting The Productivity Show. Indeed is offering our listeners a $75 credit at Indeed.com/tps.

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Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [3:19]
  • What flow state is and why we all strive for it in our work [6:37]
  • The three things you need to get into a flow state [12:34]
  • How to create a flow state ritual [14:55]
  • Why visualizing your day is an easy way to hone your focus for flow state [28:33]
  • How focusing on a single task at a time can reinforce your state of flow [30:53]
  • What Brooks means when he says you want your tasks to be difficult but not too hard [36:05]
  • How to find a quiet and calm place to get into flow state [43:04]
  • Using the Pomodoro technique and deadlines to help get reinforce routine [46:43]
  • Action steps you can take to integrate today’s topic into your life [52:37]

Links:

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/314-flow-state/feed/ 1 Have you ever been working on a work or personal project and you realize you've made massive amounts of progress? It feels like the time just flew by, and instead of feeling drained after, you feel awesome and energized. In this episode, Have you ever been working on a work or personal project and you realize you've made massive amounts of progress? It feels like the time just flew by, and instead of feeling drained after, you feel awesome and energized.<br /> <br /> In this episode, we're going to talk about how to get into a state of Flow, and we’ll give you 5 tools you can use to get there yourself.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Indeed for supporting The Productivity Show. Indeed is offering our listeners a $75 credit at Indeed.com/tps.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Sleep Cycle for supporting The Productivity Show. Sleep Cycle is offering our listeners a free 7-day trial of their intelligent alarm clock and sleep tracker. Learn more at SleepCycle.com/tps.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Blinkist for supporting The Productivity Show. Blinkist is offering our listeners a free 7-day trial and 25% off your new subscription. Go to Blinkist.com/tps to learn more.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Cheat Sheet:<br /> <br /> The top 3 productivity resources for this week [3:19]<br /> What flow state is and why we all strive for it in our work [6:37]<br /> The three things you need to get into a flow state [12:34]<br /> How to create a flow state ritual [14:55]<br /> Why visualizing your day is an easy way to hone your focus for flow state [28:33]<br /> How focusing on a single task at a time can reinforce your state of flow [30:53]<br /> What Brooks means when he says you want your tasks to be difficult but not too hard [36:05]<br /> How to find a quiet and calm place to get into flow state [43:04]<br /> Using the Pomodoro technique and deadlines to help get reinforce routine [46:43]<br /> Action steps you can take to integrate today's topic into your life [52:37]<br /> <br /> Links:<br /> <br /> Indeed<br /> Sleep Cycle<br /> Blinkist<br /> TripMode<br /> Headspace<br /> Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience<br /> Ulysses<br /> Screenflow<br /> Breville Tea Maker<br /> The Virgin Way: If It's Not Fun, It's Not Worth Doing<br /> Thinking, Fast and Slow<br /> Check out our Morning Ritual Starter Kit at theproductivityshow.com/morning<br /> Eat Your Frog<br /> Ticktime<br /> Time Timer<br /> <br /> If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here's how. Asian Efficiency clean
The Best Apps and Tools To Work From Home Productively (TPS313) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/313-work-from-home/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/313-work-from-home/#respond Mon, 17 Aug 2020 11:00:07 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=16317

Being productive at home can be a challenge when you don’t have the right tools.

By “tools”, we are talking about your physical gear – things like desks, chairs, technology, AND digital tools – things like desktop & mobile apps.

Like any job, we think the tools you use can make working from home easier and more productive, and in this episode, we are going to share 8 physical and digital tools that we love. We’ve been working from home for more than a decade each, so we’ve tried it all and you’re going to get our top recommendations.

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Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [3:09]
  • Why Brooks and Thanh wanted to talk about work-from-home tools on this episode [6:44]
  • What are some of the biggest changes they have made in their setups to increase productivity [8:33]
  • The top physical tools that can help to work from home be more productive [14:56]
  • Thanh’s top advice for laptop users who work from home [22:34]
  • How Brooks and Thanh streamline some of their most-used computer functions [26:22]
  • How an anti-fatigue mat can make working at a standing desk even better [30:37]
  • The power of the purse hook for workspace organization [35:00]
  • Why getting reminders to take a break and stay hydrated is so important when working from home [39:16]
  • How Thanh streamlined his screen sharing [41:24]
  • Action steps you can take to integrate today’s topic into your life [44:40]

Links:

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/313-work-from-home/feed/ 0 Being productive at home can be a challenge when you don’t have the right tools. - By "tools", we are talking about your physical gear - things like desks, chairs, technology, AND digital tools - things like desktop & mobile apps. - Like any job, Being productive at home can be a challenge when you don’t have the right tools.<br /> <br /> By "tools", we are talking about your physical gear - things like desks, chairs, technology, AND digital tools - things like desktop & mobile apps.<br /> <br /> Like any job, we think the tools you use can make working from home easier and more productive, and in this episode, we are going to share 8 physical and digital tools that we love. We've been working from home for more than a decade each, so we've tried it all and you’re going to get our top recommendations.<br /> <br /> Thanks to ExpressVPN for supporting The Productivity Show. ExpressVPN is offering our listeners an extra 3 months free on a one year package. Go to ExpressVPN.com/tps to learn more.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Azlo for supporting The Productivity Show. Azlo is offering our listeners Sign up today with no minimum deposit at Azlo.com/tps and get a free copy of Azlo's small business starter guide.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Raycon for supporting The Productivity Show. Raycon is offering our listeners 15% off their wireless earbuds at BuyRaycon.com/tps.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Cheat Sheet:<br /> <br /> The top 3 productivity resources for this week [3:09]<br /> Why Brooks and Thanh wanted to talk about work-from-home tools on this episode [6:44]<br /> What are some of the biggest changes they have made in their setups to increase productivity [8:33]<br /> The top physical tools that can help to work from home be more productive [14:56]<br /> Thanh's top advice for laptop users who work from home [22:34]<br /> How Brooks and Thanh streamline some of their most-used computer functions [26:22]<br /> How an anti-fatigue mat can make working at a standing desk even better [30:37]<br /> The power of the purse hook for workspace organization [35:00]<br /> Why getting reminders to take a break and stay hydrated is so important when working from home [39:16]<br /> How Thanh streamlined his screen sharing [41:24]<br /> Action steps you can take to integrate today's topic into your life [44:40]<br /> <br /> Links:<br /> <br /> ExpressVPN<br /> Azlo<br /> Raycon<br /> Swagup<br /> Elgato Stream Deck<br /> Anker Powerwave Stand Wireless Charger<br /> Check out Brooks' and Thanh's old work from home desks<br /> Bose QC25<br /> Join the Work From Home webinar here!<br /> Our complete guide to physical and digital tools that can supercharge your productivity at home<br /> Logitech C920<br /> Logitech Brio<br /> Logitech K750<br /> Logitech MX Master<br /> iQunix F96 Coral keyboard<br /> Webcam Settings (mac)<br /> Check out this open-source webcam settings solution for Windows<br /> Dropshare<br /> Setapp<br /> Droplr<br /> Anti Fatigue Comfort Floor Mat By Sky Mats<br /> Topo Comfort Mat by Ergodriven<br /> Topo Mini Floor Mat<br /> ReviewMeta<br /> Purse Hooks<br /> HeroClip<br /> Waterminder<br /> Cloud app<br /> Zappy (Zapier)<br /> <br /> If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here's how. Asian Efficiency 47:06
Tim Stringer on Managing Personal Tasks & Team Projects, Communication, and Holistic Productivity (TPS312) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/312-tim-stringer/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/312-tim-stringer/#respond Mon, 10 Aug 2020 11:00:17 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=16282 Tim Stringer on The Productivity Show

In this episode, I am super excited to introduce Tim Stringer to the Productivity Show. Tim is a professionally-trained coach, productivity expert, and an accomplished yoga and meditation teacher. He’s the founder of Technically Simple and LearnOmniFocus.

As you can imagine, we cover a wide range of topics like how to best use a task manager for personal tasks, professional tasks, and team projects, what type of tasks to put where, and how a serious health issue led him to develop an approach he calls Holistic Productivity.

Thanks to Indeed for supporting The Productivity Show. Indeed is offering our listeners a $75 credit at Indeed.com/tps.

Thanks to Fiverr for supporting The Productivity Show. Fiverr is offering our listeners 10% off their first order by going to Fiverr.com and using the code TPS.

Cheat Sheet:

  • How Tim got into the productivity space [2:12]
  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [5:24]
  • How Tim sells the concept of a task manager to somebody who believes they don’t need one [11:21]
  • Which task managers and systems Tim uses and why [17:31]
  • How Tim manages both his work and the collaborations he has with others with tools like Asana [21:27]
  • Why Tim advises people to break down projects and larger tasks in their main task manager and not in team management apps [29:40]
  • How integrating Zapier with your task and team management tools can streamline your workflow [32:29]
  • How Tim segregates his work and personal actions in Omnifocus [36:53]
  • Tim’s favorite new features in Omnifocus [39:18]
  • The biggest challenges people face when starting with Omnifocus [45:06]
  • What Tim wants to see in future development of Omnifocus features [47:50]
  • Tim’s favorite tech tools to make his work life better and more efficient [51:59]
  • How yoga and mindfulness fit into Tim’s daily productivity [1:00:38]
  • Action steps you can take to integrate today’s topic into your life [1:04:04]

Links:

Connect with Tim Stringer

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/312-tim-stringer/feed/ 0 In this episode, I am super excited to introduce Tim Stringer to the Productivity Show. Tim is a professionally-trained coach, productivity expert, and an accomplished yoga and meditation teacher. He’s the founder of Technically Simple and LearnOmniFoc... In this episode, I am super excited to introduce Tim Stringer to the Productivity Show. Tim is a professionally-trained coach, productivity expert, and an accomplished yoga and meditation teacher. He’s the founder of Technically Simple and LearnOmniFocus.<br /> <br /> As you can imagine, we cover a wide range of topics like how to best use a task manager for personal tasks, professional tasks, and team projects, what type of tasks to put where, and how a serious health issue led him to develop an approach he calls Holistic Productivity.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Indeed for supporting The Productivity Show. Indeed is offering our listeners a $75 credit at Indeed.com/tps.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Fiverr for supporting The Productivity Show. Fiverr is offering our listeners 10% off their first order by going to Fiverr.com and using the code TPS.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Cheat Sheet:<br /> <br /> How Tim got into the productivity space [2:12]<br /> The top 3 productivity resources for this week [5:24]<br /> How Tim sells the concept of a task manager to somebody who believes they don't need one [11:21]<br /> Which task managers and systems Tim uses and why [17:31]<br /> How Tim manages both his work and the collaborations he has with others with tools like Asana [21:27]<br /> Why Tim advises people to break down projects and larger tasks in their main task manager and not in team management apps [29:40]<br /> How integrating Zapier with your task and team management tools can streamline your workflow [32:29]<br /> How Tim segregates his work and personal actions in Omnifocus [36:53]<br /> Tim's favorite new features in Omnifocus [39:18]<br /> The biggest challenges people face when starting with Omnifocus [45:06]<br /> What Tim wants to see in future development of Omnifocus features [47:50]<br /> Tim's favorite tech tools to make his work life better and more efficient [51:59]<br /> How yoga and mindfulness fit into Tim's daily productivity [1:00:38]<br /> Action steps you can take to integrate today's topic into your life [1:04:04]<br /> <br /> Links:<br /> <br /> Indeed<br /> Fiverr<br /> Company of One: Why Staying Small Is the Next Big Thing for Business<br /> Notion<br /> Stream Deck<br /> The Automators Podcast Episode 40: Automating with Tim Stringer<br /> Notion and Choosing The Right Productivity Tool For You w/ Francesco D’Alessio (TPS273)<br /> Asana<br /> Drafts<br /> Bullet Journal <br /> OmniFocus<br /> Zapier<br /> Web Automation: The Easiest Way To Be More Productive Online (TPS282)<br /> <br /> Connect with Tim Stringer<br /> <br /> TechnicallySimple.com<br /> LearnOmnifocus.com<br /> TimStringer.com<br /> Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimStringer<br /> <br /> If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here's how. Asian Efficiency 1:08:04
Your GTD Weekly Review: Be Consistent And Achieve “Mind Like Water” Each Week (TPS311) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/311-weekly-review/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/311-weekly-review/#respond Mon, 03 Aug 2020 11:00:57 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=16267

If you’ve tried David Allen’s Getting Things Done methodology, you’ve probably run into this scenario: You start doing your Weekly Review, and then you miss one, and then you miss another one, and before you know it, things are starting to slip.

It doesn’t have to be that way — in this episode, we are going to talk about doing an effective and efficient Weekly Review, and we are going to talk about how to be CONSISTENT. It almost always comes down to one of 2 things, and we’ll help you save both of them.

The Weekly Review is the best way to achieve that “Mind Like Water” state, every single week. Even if you are not a GTD person, you can benefit from doing this Weekly Review.

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Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:52]
  • What the GTD Weekly Review is and why it’s so powerful for productivity [6:00]
  • How David Allen breaks down the Weekly Review in Getting Things Done [11:43]
  • Why getting clear of what happened since your last review is so important [12:25]
  • How to improve the trust you have with your current systems and why it matters [24:15]
  • Why having next actions is the key to avoiding procrastination on your projects [30:08]
  • How to drive your professional development by getting creative [33:52]
  • How to overcome the MOST difficult problem people share: consistency [38:57]
  • The common pitfalls that Thanh has seen with people and their weekly reviews [44:55]
  • Action steps you can take to integrate today’s topic into your life [48:54]

The Three Stages To A Great Weekly Review

  1. Get Clear — Tie up any loose ends from the week before.
  2. Get Current – Plan out the steps you need to take over the next week to advance whatever projects you’re currently working on.
  3. Get Creative — Think about and start planning things you could be doing to move your life.

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/311-weekly-review/feed/ 0 If you've tried David Allen's Getting Things Done methodology, you've probably run into this scenario: You start doing your Weekly Review, and then you miss one, and then you miss another one, and before you know it, things are starting to slip. If you've tried David Allen's Getting Things Done methodology, you've probably run into this scenario: You start doing your Weekly Review, and then you miss one, and then you miss another one, and before you know it, things are starting to slip.<br /> <br /> It doesn't have to be that way — in this episode, we are going to talk about doing an effective and efficient Weekly Review, and we are going to talk about how to be CONSISTENT. It almost always comes down to one of 2 things, and we'll help you save both of them.<br /> <br /> The Weekly Review is the best way to achieve that "Mind Like Water" state, every single week. Even if you are not a GTD person, you can benefit from doing this Weekly Review.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Mint Mobile for supporting The Productivity Show. Mint Mobile is offering our listeners $15 per month and free shipping on their phone at MintMobile.com/tps.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Sleep Cycle for supporting The Productivity Show. Sleep Cycle is offering our listeners a free 7-day trial of their intelligent alarm clock and sleep tracker. Learn more at SleepCycle.com/tps.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Cheat Sheet:<br /> <br /> The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:52]<br /> What the GTD Weekly Review is and why it's so powerful for productivity [6:00]<br /> How David Allen breaks down the Weekly Review in Getting Things Done [11:43]<br /> Why getting clear of what happened since your last review is so important [12:25]<br /> How to improve the trust you have with your current systems and why it matters [24:15]<br /> Why having next actions is the key to avoiding procrastination on your projects [30:08]<br /> How to drive your professional development by getting creative [33:52]<br /> How to overcome the MOST difficult problem people share: consistency [38:57]<br /> The common pitfalls that Thanh has seen with people and their weekly reviews [44:55]<br /> Action steps you can take to integrate today's topic into your life [48:54]<br /> <br /> The Three Stages To A Great Weekly Review<br /> <br /> Get Clear — Tie up any loose ends from the week before.<br /> Get Current – Plan out the steps you need to take over the next week to advance whatever projects you’re currently working on.<br /> Get Creative — Think about and start planning things you could be doing to move your life.<br /> <br /> Links:<br /> <br /> Mint Mobile<br /> Sleep Cycle<br /> Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity<br /> Verilux Happy Light <br /> Nozbe<br /> Swagup<br /> The 5 GTD Mistakes Almost Everyone Makes… Do You? (TPS309)<br /> Join in the upcoming Do The Damn Thing call on Tuesday August 11, on how to do your best GTD Weekly Review<br /> Your Perfect Week Starts With 4 Easy-To-Follow Steps<br /> 5 Things to Plan Your Week Around for Maximum Long-Term Impact (TPS164)<br /> <br /> If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here's how. Asian Efficiency clean
How To Build a Second Brain and Be More Organized w/ Tiago Forte (TPS310) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/310-tiago-forte/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/310-tiago-forte/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2020 11:00:19 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=16249 Tiago Forte on The Productivity Show

Today I’m joined by Tiago Forte, founder of Forte Labs and the creator of Building A Second Brain. It’s a system he developed for organizing ideas and information to help people become more productive and creative. If you’re a knowledge worker and want to be more efficient and organized, then you’re going to love today’s episode.

We’re also going to host a live webinar together on the topic of Building a Second Brain a few days from now and you can sign up for it here at theproductivityshow.com/brain

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Cheat Sheet:

  • Tiago’s top 3 productivity resources [2:23]
  • How Tiago developed the ‘second brain’ system [5:36]
  • What the second brain system is and how to build your own [10:50]
  • How Tiago’s system addresses the dreaded pile of information and files [17:23]
  • What you can put into practice today with the PARA system [26:49]
  • What you can do if you’re “totally new” to productivity [32:38]
  • Why David Allen’s GTD system and Tiago’s second brain are ‘twins’ [35:11]
  • Tiago’s weekly routine and how it keeps him productive in his own life [38:31]

Links:

Connect with Tiago Forte

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/310-tiago-forte/feed/ 1 Today I’m joined by Tiago Forte, founder of Forte Labs and the creator of Building A Second Brain. It’s a system he developed for organizing ideas and information to help people become more productive and creative. Today I’m joined by Tiago Forte, founder of Forte Labs and the creator of Building A Second Brain. It’s a system he developed for organizing ideas and information to help people become more productive and creative. If you’re a knowledge worker and want to be more efficient and organized, then you’re going to love today’s episode.<br /> <br /> We’re also going to host a live webinar together on the topic of Building a Second Brain a few days from now and you can sign up for it here at theproductivityshow.com/brain<br /> <br /> Thanks to ExpressVPN for supporting The Productivity Show. ExpressVPN is offering our listeners an extra 3 months free on a one year package. Go to ExpressVPN.com/tps to learn more.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Raycon for supporting The Productivity Show. Raycon is offering our listeners 15% off their wireless earbuds at buyraycon.com/tps<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Cheat Sheet:<br /> <br /> Tiago's top 3 productivity resources [2:23]<br /> How Tiago developed the 'second brain' system [5:36]<br /> What the second brain system is and how to build your own [10:50]<br /> How Tiago's system addresses the dreaded pile of information and files [17:23]<br /> What you can put into practice today with the PARA system [26:49]<br /> What you can do if you're "totally new" to productivity [32:38]<br /> Why David Allen's GTD system and Tiago's second brain are 'twins' [35:11]<br /> Tiago's weekly routine and how it keeps him productive in his own life [38:31]<br /> <br /> Links:<br /> <br /> ExpressVPN<br /> Raycon<br /> Hours Tracker<br /> Breaking Smart Newsletter<br /> GorillaPod<br /> The PARA Method: A Universal System for Organizing Digital Information<br /> The One-Touch Guide to Doing a Weekly Review: How I Go From Chaos to Clarity in 30 Minutes<br /> Asian Efficiency and Tiago Forte Joint Training<br /> <br /> Connect with Tiago Forte<br /> <br /> ForteLabs.co<br /> Subscribe to Tiago's newsletter here and receive '7 Lessons Before You Build A Second Brain' FREE<br /> <br /> If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here's how. Asian Efficiency clean
The 5 GTD Mistakes Almost Everyone Makes… Do You? (TPS309) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/309-gtd-mistakes/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/309-gtd-mistakes/#comments Mon, 20 Jul 2020 11:00:25 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=16239

GTD or “Getting Things Done” is a productivity system that has been a lifesaver for us going back to the mid-2000s.

As we’ve talked to members of the community and podcast listeners over the years, we’ve found that there are certain things that almost everyone does when they’re just starting out, and most of the time they cause problems later.

We don’t want that to be you! So we’re going to go through 5 mistakes that almost everyone makes with GTD, and what you should do instead. Even if you’ve been using GTD for years, we bet you’re doing some of these too.

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Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:35]
  • What GTD is and for who and for what it works best [9:10]
  • Why the key to having a good capture system is to minimize the amount of inputs [16:25]
  • How specificity with your next actions can have a profound effect on your GTD system [26:46]
  • How not having a clear idea of contexts can be confusing [34:00]
  • The strength of keeping consistent scheduled times to do your weekly reviews [40:38]
  • Why overthinking things can cause your system to fall apart [45:15]
  • Action steps you can take to integrate today’s topic into your life [51:30]

Links:

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/309-gtd-mistakes/feed/ 1 GTD or "Getting Things Done" is a productivity system that has been a lifesaver for us going back to the mid-2000s. As we've talked to members of the community and podcast listeners over the years, we've found that there are certain things that almost... GTD or "Getting Things Done" is a productivity system that has been a lifesaver for us going back to the mid-2000s.<br /> <br /> As we've talked to members of the community and podcast listeners over the years, we've found that there are certain things that almost everyone does when they're just starting out, and most of the time they cause problems later.<br /> <br /> We don't want that to be you! So we're going to go through 5 mistakes that almost everyone makes with GTD, and what you should do instead. Even if you've been using GTD for years, we bet you're doing some of these too.<br /> <br /> Thanks to ExpressVPN for supporting The Productivity Show. ExpressVPN is offering our listeners an extra 3 months free on a one year package. Go to ExpressVPN.com/tps to learn more.<br /> <br /> Thanks also to Azlo for supporting The Productivity Show. Azlo is offering our listeners Sign up today with no minimum deposit at Azlo.com/tps and get a free copy of Azlo's small business starter guide.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Cheat Sheet:<br /> <br /> The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:35]<br /> What GTD is and for who and for what it works best [9:10]<br /> Why the key to having a good capture system is to minimize the amount of inputs [16:25]<br /> How specificity with your next actions can have a profound effect on your GTD system [26:46]<br /> How not having a clear idea of contexts can be confusing [34:00]<br /> The strength of keeping consistent scheduled times to do your weekly reviews [40:38]<br /> Why overthinking things can cause your system to fall apart [45:15]<br /> Action steps you can take to integrate today's topic into your life [51:30]<br /> <br /> Links:<br /> <br /> ExpressVPN<br /> Azlo<br /> Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity<br /> GTD Setup Guides<br /> Printful<br /> TPS58: Getting Things Done w/ David Allen<br /> GTD 101: The Beginner’s Guide To Getting Things Done<br /> Join the DTDT GTD Weekly Review on August 11, 2020 at theproductivityshow.com/implement<br /> OmniFocus<br /> How to Prioritize Your Todo List With A Sheet of Paper<br /> How To Plan Your Perfect Week In Under 45 Minutes (TPS293)<br /> <br /> If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here's how. Asian Efficiency clean
Has The Pandemic Put You Behind On Your Goals? Here’s What We Did To Get On Track (TPS308) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/308-back-on-track/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/308-back-on-track/#respond Mon, 13 Jul 2020 11:00:13 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=16231

Had the pandemic put you behind on your goals? Maybe you’ve completely abandoned your goals altogether when life got too crazy. Given what has been going on in the world this year, you might be thinking “Goals? Those went out the window in March” — we get it.

But there’s still half a year to go and so much left for you to accomplish! In this episode, we are going to share best practices around goal setting, how you can start fresh and give you tactics for accomplishing your goals for the rest of the year.

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Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:41]
  • The goals that Thanh and Brooks set for themselves this year and how it’s going [6:52]
  • Why changing goals is not giving up [10:38]
  • Why you should not limit yourself to a new year to set new goals [13:35]
  • How Thanh and Brooks prepared their 2020 goals [16:45]
  • How to whittle away the things in your life that are making achieving your goals more difficult [25:16]
  • Staying on track with your goals by measuring your key drivers [31:17]
  • What pitfalls and obstructions to your goals you should look for in the future [35:45]
  • Action steps you can take to integrate today’s topic into your life [41:30]

Links:

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/308-back-on-track/feed/ 0 Had the pandemic put you behind on your goals? Maybe you’ve completely abandoned your goals altogether when life got too crazy. Given what has been going on in the world this year, you might be thinking "Goals? Had the pandemic put you behind on your goals? Maybe you’ve completely abandoned your goals altogether when life got too crazy. Given what has been going on in the world this year, you might be thinking "Goals? Those went out the window in March" — we get it.<br /> <br /> But there's still half a year to go and so much left for you to accomplish! In this episode, we are going to share best practices around goal setting, how you can start fresh and give you tactics for accomplishing your goals for the rest of the year.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Fiverr for supporting The Productivity Show. Fiverr is offering our listeners 10% off their first order by going to Fiverr.com and using the code TPS.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Cheat Sheet:<br /> <br /> The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:41]<br /> The goals that Thanh and Brooks set for themselves this year and how it's going [6:52]<br /> Why changing goals is not giving up [10:38]<br /> Why you should not limit yourself to a new year to set new goals [13:35]<br /> How Thanh and Brooks prepared their 2020 goals [16:45]<br /> How to whittle away the things in your life that are making achieving your goals more difficult [25:16]<br /> Staying on track with your goals by measuring your key drivers [31:17]<br /> What pitfalls and obstructions to your goals you should look for in the future [35:45]<br /> Action steps you can take to integrate today's topic into your life [41:30]<br /> <br /> Links:<br /> <br /> Fiverr<br /> Pso-rite<br /> Glutathione supplement (NOW, 250mg)<br /> Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find - and Keep - Love<br /> 6 Simple Ways To Stick To Your Goals This Year That Don’t Involve Willpower (TPS281)<br /> Q1 Goal Check-In: How We’re Doing, And How You Can Stay On Track With Yours (TPS294)<br /> Did You Choose The Right Goals? Here’s How To Find Out And Get Unstuck (TPS304)<br /> Should You Keep Or Drop Your Goal? Here’s How To Know If A Goal Is Worth Pursuing<br /> Here’s A Quick Way To Stay On Track With Your Goals All Year (TPS254)<br /> Daylio<br /> Oura Ring<br /> How We Improved Our Lives and Work With Journaling – And You Can Too (TPS301)<br /> We have a “DTDT” session about creating a journaling habit in the Dojo. View the recording and register for the next session at theproductivityshow.com/implement<br /> The Summer Juggle — Can You Be Productive When The Kids Are On Summer Break? (TPS251)<br /> <br /> If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here's how. Asian Efficiency clean
How To Beat Zoom Fatigue, Even If You Don’t Use Zoom (TPS307) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/307-zoom-fatigue/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/307-zoom-fatigue/#respond Mon, 06 Jul 2020 11:00:54 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=16223

Have you ever noticed that at the end of a long web conferencing call like on Zoom or Teams, you feel way more drained than if it was an in-person meeting?

The term for this is “Zoom Fatigue”, and even if you use another tool like Microsoft Teams or Skype, it’s a real thing and a lot of us are feeling it these days.

In this episode, we’re going to share with you 5 tips to beat Zoom Fatigue and still stay productive in the day, even if you’re staring at a screen full of meetings all day long.

Thanks to Azlo for supporting The Productivity Show. Azlo is offering our listeners Sign up today with no minimum deposit at Azlo.com/tps and get a free copy of Azlo’s small business starter guide.

Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:25]
  • Why despite the advanced tech, online calls are so fatiguing [7:53]
  • Why you should use the “Active Speaker” mode whenever possible [11:40]
  • Why Thanh never prefers using the grid mode over “Active Speaker” mode, even when speaking to a group [14:02]
  • Why AE recommends you turn off the self-view option in a Zoom call [19:35]
  • The power of taking mini-breaks [23:14]
  • Why you should push to do meetings with your camera off if you can [27:47]
  • How multitasking can ruin a Zoom meeting for you and everybody else [34:58]

Links:

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/307-zoom-fatigue/feed/ 0 Have you ever noticed that at the end of a long web conferencing call like on Zoom or Teams, you feel way more drained than if it was an in-person meeting? The term for this is "Zoom Fatigue", and even if you use another tool like Microsoft Teams or S... Have you ever noticed that at the end of a long web conferencing call like on Zoom or Teams, you feel way more drained than if it was an in-person meeting?<br /> <br /> The term for this is "Zoom Fatigue", and even if you use another tool like Microsoft Teams or Skype, it's a real thing and a lot of us are feeling it these days.<br /> <br /> In this episode, we're going to share with you 5 tips to beat Zoom Fatigue and still stay productive in the day, even if you’re staring at a screen full of meetings all day long.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Azlo for supporting The Productivity Show. Azlo is offering our listeners Sign up today with no minimum deposit at Azlo.com/tps and get a free copy of Azlo's small business starter guide.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Cheat Sheet:<br /> <br /> The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:25]<br /> Why despite the advanced tech, online calls are so fatiguing [7:53]<br /> Why you should use the "Active Speaker" mode whenever possible [11:40]<br /> Why Thanh never prefers using the grid mode over "Active Speaker" mode, even when speaking to a group [14:02]<br /> Why AE recommends you turn off the self-view option in a Zoom call [19:35]<br /> The power of taking mini-breaks [23:14]<br /> Why you should push to do meetings with your camera off if you can [27:47]<br /> How multitasking can ruin a Zoom meeting for you and everybody else [34:58]<br /> <br /> Links:<br /> <br /> Azlo<br /> Upwork<br /> Canva<br /> Krisp<br /> Check out the Productive at Home Course<br /> Fatigue, Procrastination, and Being Unproductive…These Are Some of the Penalties of Ignoring This One Thing (TPS237)<br /> 6 Tips for Running More Effective Meetings (TPS195)<br /> Why Taking Frequent Breaks Is the Key to Productivity<br /> Work From Home Challenge Day 4: Reenergize With Breaks<br /> How To Design Your Environment To Make It Work For You, Not Against You<br /> Work From Home Challenge Day 3: Create Time And Space To Focus<br /> TPS291: How To Design A More Focused and Productive Work Environment (TPS291)<br /> Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School<br /> <br /> If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here's how. Asian Efficiency clean
Master Your Calendar: 3 Actionable Tips To Take Control of Your Day (TPS306) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/306-master-your-calendar/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/306-master-your-calendar/#respond Mon, 29 Jun 2020 11:00:39 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=16208

Your calendar is your most important productivity tool. It represents so much — what your commitments are, what your opportunities are, and what is going on in your life and your work.

In fact, we’d even say that your calendar is the true reflection of your priorities. It represents what you ACTUALLY spend your time on, not what you WISH you spend your time on.

Your calendar can be a force for good with your productivity, and in this episode, we’re going to share 3 tips to help you Master Your Calendar and become Jedi level productive.

Thanks to Raycon for supporting The Productivity Show. Raycon is offering our listeners 15% off their wireless earbuds at BuyRaycon.com/tps.

Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [3:36]
  • How to use your calendar to check if your ambitions can fit into reality [7:27]
  • How to figure out what kind of calendar you will use [10:14]
  • The advantages of paper or digital systems [12:34]
  • How to use emojis to streamline your calendar organization [16:16]
  • How to get the best of both worlds with the hybrid method [19:03]
  • Unique ways to fully utilize your calendar [24:28]
  • What should go on a calendar and what should go in your task manager [31:49]
  • The benefits of color-coding your events [34:20]
  • Why buffer blocks are so useful when scheduling your days out [40:43]
  • Action steps you can take to integrate today’s topic into your life [45:06]

Links:

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/306-master-your-calendar/feed/ 0 Your calendar is your most important productivity tool. It represents so much — what your commitments are, what your opportunities are, and what is going on in your life and your work. - In fact, we’d even say that your calendar is the true reflection... Your calendar is your most important productivity tool. It represents so much — what your commitments are, what your opportunities are, and what is going on in your life and your work.<br /> <br /> In fact, we’d even say that your calendar is the true reflection of your priorities. It represents what you ACTUALLY spend your time on, not what you WISH you spend your time on.<br /> <br /> Your calendar can be a force for good with your productivity, and in this episode, we’re going to share 3 tips to help you Master Your Calendar and become Jedi level productive.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Raycon for supporting The Productivity Show. Raycon is offering our listeners 15% off their wireless earbuds at BuyRaycon.com/tps.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Cheat Sheet:<br /> <br /> The top 3 productivity resources for this week [3:36]<br /> How to use your calendar to check if your ambitions can fit into reality [7:27]<br /> How to figure out what kind of calendar you will use [10:14]<br /> The advantages of paper or digital systems [12:34]<br /> How to use emojis to streamline your calendar organization [16:16]<br /> How to get the best of both worlds with the hybrid method [19:03]<br /> Unique ways to fully utilize your calendar [24:28]<br /> What should go on a calendar and what should go in your task manager [31:49]<br /> The benefits of color-coding your events [34:20]<br /> Why buffer blocks are so useful when scheduling your days out [40:43]<br /> Action steps you can take to integrate today's topic into your life [45:06]<br /> <br /> Links:<br /> <br /> Raycon<br /> Worldtimebuddy<br /> Asana<br /> The Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll<br /> Join the Dojo to register for the 7/7 DTDT Call: Mastering Your Calendar<br /> NeuYear Calendar<br /> PlannerPad<br /> Bullet Journal<br /> BusyCal<br /> Fantastical<br /> TimePage<br /> How to Save Hours of Chaos and Damage Control With A Family Calendar (TPS235)<br /> The Hybrid Calendar System That Will Help You Stay On Top Of Everything (TPS233)<br /> How To Use a Calendar and Task Manager Together<br /> The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Others Do in 12 Months<br /> Can The “Sandwich Technique” Solve Your Focus Problems? w/ Erin Chase (TPS226)<br /> Calendly<br /> <br /> If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here's how. Asian Efficiency 47:29
See How Easily You Can Start a Side-Hustle w/ Jen Shultz (TPS305) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/305-jen-schultz/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/305-jen-schultz/#respond Mon, 22 Jun 2020 11:00:31 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=16194 Jen Schultz on The Productivity Show

Today I’m joined by Jen Shultz, founder of The Non-Nine-to-Five where she helps people transition from a full-time career to starting a business. She has helped many people over the years and still manages to do everything herself without any staff which to me is crazy. So I asked how she’s able to be productive, run a business, help clients, and live a normal life. We also dove deep into the apps and tools she uses, and her workflows.

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Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [1:51]
  • What inspired Jen to leave her job in New York and move to Austin [3:13]
  • What gave Jen the courage to just quit her job without a backup plan [7:43]
  • Why Jen transitioned from her first successful business into her current one [10:42]
  • How intuition plays into Jen’s work with her clients [13:17]
  • How one can start a side business when they’re so busy at work [21:47]
  • What steps Jen takes to ensure her work and personal lives run efficiently [29:56]
  • Why Jen doesn’t use a lot of productivity tools and what her priorities are in her planning [37:28]
  • How Jen deals with procrastination [42:31]

Links:

Connect with Jen Schultz

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/305-jen-schultz/feed/ 0 Today I’m joined by Jen Shultz, founder of The Non-Nine-to-Five where she helps people transition from a full-time career to starting a business. She has helped many people over the years and still manages to do everything herself without any staff whi... Today I’m joined by Jen Shultz, founder of The Non-Nine-to-Five where she helps people transition from a full-time career to starting a business. She has helped many people over the years and still manages to do everything herself without any staff which to me is crazy. So I asked how she’s able to be productive, run a business, help clients, and live a normal life. We also dove deep into the apps and tools she uses, and her workflows.<br /> <br /> Thanks to ExpressVPN for supporting The Productivity Show. ExpressVPN is offering our listeners an extra 3 months free on a one year package. Go to ExpressVPN.com/tps to learn more.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Cheat Sheet:<br /> <br /> The top 3 productivity resources for this week [1:51]<br /> What inspired Jen to leave her job in New York and move to Austin [3:13]<br /> What gave Jen the courage to just quit her job without a backup plan [7:43]<br /> Why Jen transitioned from her first successful business into her current one [10:42]<br /> How intuition plays into Jen's work with her clients [13:17]<br /> How one can start a side business when they're so busy at work [21:47]<br /> What steps Jen takes to ensure her work and personal lives run efficiently [29:56]<br /> Why Jen doesn't use a lot of productivity tools and what her priorities are in her planning [37:28]<br /> How Jen deals with procrastination [42:31]<br /> <br /> Links:<br /> <br /> ExpressVPN<br /> StrengthsFinder 2.0<br /> Zoho<br /> <br /> Connect with Jen Schultz<br /> <br /> Grab a free copy of Jen's ebook "The #1 Step to Staying WITH your Business Mission" at her website<br /> Instagram<br /> Facebook<br /> <br /> If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here's how. Asian Efficiency 47:51
Did You Choose The Right Goals? Here’s How To Find Out And Get Unstuck (TPS304) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/304-right-goals/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/304-right-goals/#respond Mon, 15 Jun 2020 11:00:49 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=16170

At the start of the year or quarter you made a goal which sounded fantastic. You were all in.

Now? Maybe you’re not so sure. How do you know whether the goal you THOUGHT was a good idea truly is a goal worth pursuing for the rest of the year?

In this episode, we’re going to share 3 ways you can take a look at your goals and decide whether they’re goals you should still go after. Maybe they are, and maybe they’re not — we’ll find out!

Thanks to Fiverr for supporting The Productivity Show. Fiverr is offering our listeners 10% off their first order by going to Fiverr.com and using the code TPS.

Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [1:59]
  • Why Asian Efficiency felt this topic wasn’t discussed enough [6:08]
  • What it takes to make a strong why for your goals [7:56]
  • Why it is okay for our motivations and our goals to change over time [11:06]
  • Why we need to fall in love with our goals and get our emotions involved [14:15]
  • How evaluating your current situation can help you get insight on your goals [18:49]
  • Why you should break down goals into manageable steps and consult with experts often [26:02]
  • Action steps you can take to integrate today’s topic into your life [35:55]

Links:

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/304-right-goals/feed/ 0 At the start of the year or quarter you made a goal which sounded fantastic. You were all in. Now? Maybe you're not so sure. How do you know whether the goal you THOUGHT was a good idea truly is a goal worth pursuing for the rest of the year? At the start of the year or quarter you made a goal which sounded fantastic. You were all in.<br /> <br /> Now? Maybe you're not so sure. How do you know whether the goal you THOUGHT was a good idea truly is a goal worth pursuing for the rest of the year?<br /> <br /> In this episode, we're going to share 3 ways you can take a look at your goals and decide whether they're goals you should still go after. Maybe they are, and maybe they're not — we'll find out!<br /> <br /> Thanks to Fiverr for supporting The Productivity Show. Fiverr is offering our listeners 10% off their first order by going to Fiverr.com and using the code TPS.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Cheat Sheet:<br /> <br /> The top 3 productivity resources for this week [1:59]<br /> Why Asian Efficiency felt this topic wasn't discussed enough [6:08]<br /> What it takes to make a strong why for your goals [7:56]<br /> Why it is okay for our motivations and our goals to change over time [11:06]<br /> Why we need to fall in love with our goals and get our emotions involved [14:15]<br /> How evaluating your current situation can help you get insight on your goals [18:49]<br /> Why you should break down goals into manageable steps and consult with experts often [26:02]<br /> Action steps you can take to integrate today's topic into your life [35:55]<br /> <br /> Links:<br /> <br /> Fiverr<br /> TechSmith Capture<br /> Oh Bother<br /> Book Depository<br /> How To Stay Focused When You Get Bored Working On Your Goals (TPS272)<br /> Goal Setting and Goal Getting: Having A Why<br /> Thinking Time: the Counterintuitive Approach to Growth (TPS162)<br /> 5 Simple Steps to Setting Goals and Achieving Them<br /> <br /> If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here's how. Asian Efficiency clean
Our Most Useful Productivity Purchases From The Last Year (TPS303) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/303-productivity-purchases/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/303-productivity-purchases/#respond Mon, 08 Jun 2020 11:00:26 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=16161

We all know that you can’t buy your way to productivity. The biggest factor to you becoming more productive is for you to have focus and to execute as consistently as possible.

HOWEVER, applying the right tool, app, book, or course can make things go faster, run more smoothly, or can just make things more enjoyable.

In this episode, we are going to cover 10 of our favorite purchases over the past year, and share how they’re helping us get healthier, smarter, more productive, and making our lives better.

Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:16]
  • Thanh’s best purchase he has made to stay healthy during quarantine [5:57]
  • Why Brooks loves his Surface Pro 7 [9:37]
  • Why the Airpod Pros are a step up from the others [12:51]
  • The community-building book that turned out to be way better than Brooks expected [18:27]
  • How Thanh is finding trends in how his habits affect his day [20:38]
  • What data-storage solutions Brooks is upgrading into [24:05]
  • Thanh’s number one purchase of the past year [27:37]
  • The course that helped Brooks master the “most underutilized app out there” [30:40]
  • How a percussive therapy massage device has kept Thanh relaxed and in shape [33:45]
  • How Brooks turned a forgotten project into a retro gaming station during quarantine [38:06]
  • Action steps you can take to integrate today’s topic into your life [40:55]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/303-productivity-purchases/feed/ 0 We all know that you can't buy your way to productivity. The biggest factor to you becoming more productive is for you to have focus and to execute as consistently as possible. HOWEVER, applying the right tool, app, book, We all know that you can't buy your way to productivity. The biggest factor to you becoming more productive is for you to have focus and to execute as consistently as possible.<br /> <br /> HOWEVER, applying the right tool, app, book, or course can make things go faster, run more smoothly, or can just make things more enjoyable.<br /> <br /> In this episode, we are going to cover 10 of our favorite purchases over the past year, and share how they're helping us get healthier, smarter, more productive, and making our lives better.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Cheat Sheet:<br /> <br /> The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:16]<br /> Thanh's best purchase he has made to stay healthy during quarantine [5:57]<br /> Why Brooks loves his Surface Pro 7 [9:37]<br /> Why the Airpod Pros are a step up from the others [12:51]<br /> The community-building book that turned out to be way better than Brooks expected [18:27]<br /> How Thanh is finding trends in how his habits affect his day [20:38]<br /> What data-storage solutions Brooks is upgrading into [24:05]<br /> Thanh's number one purchase of the past year [27:37]<br /> The course that helped Brooks master the "most underutilized app out there" [30:40]<br /> How a percussive therapy massage device has kept Thanh relaxed and in shape [33:45]<br /> How Brooks turned a forgotten project into a retro gaming station during quarantine [38:06]<br /> Action steps you can take to integrate today's topic into your life [40:55]<br /> <br /> Links:<br /> <br /> REARAND Neck and Shoulder Relaxer<br /> PSO-RITE Muscle Release Tool and Personal Massager<br /> LMNT Recharge Electrolyte Hydration Powder<br /> Surface Pro 7<br /> AirPods Pro<br /> Bose QC35<br /> Get Together: How to build a community with your people by People & Company<br /> Daylio<br /> Samsung T5 1TB<br /> WD Blue 3D + UGREEN Enclosure<br /> Oura Ring<br /> Keyboard Maestro Field Guide by MacSparky<br /> Theragun Pro<br /> CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 Complete Starter Kit - 32 GB Edition<br /> <br /> If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here's how. Asian Efficiency clean
Can Productivity Challenges Help You Grow? Yes! Here Are Ours (And What We Did) (TPS302) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/302-challenges/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/302-challenges/#respond Mon, 01 Jun 2020 11:00:23 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=16151

If you’re listening to this podcast, we’re going to bet that you’ve had some sort of productivity challenge in your life. Maybe you found yourself repeating the same negative habits. Maybe you haven’t adapted as well to a new situation than you’d like, or maybe distractions get the better of you and you get to the end of the day and don’t feel like you’ve accomplished anything.

Well, even though we host a podcast called The Productivity Show, we’ve been there too. In this episode, we’re going to share 4 productivity challenges we’ve had over the years, and what we did to overcome them.

Even though your challenges may be different, we think you’ll pick up some ideas that will help you breakthrough.

Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:33]
  • What happened with Brooks that made him work on his productivity habits [8:15]
  • How Brooks took a weekend off of his work and family life to implement his new productivity system [12:23]
  • What made Thanh and the Asian Efficiency team learn to focus on only one thing at a time [16:00]
  • How to evaluate many opportunities and learn to settle on just one using the ICE matrix [22:14]
  • What Brooks did when he found himself overextended in one area of his work [26:57]
  • How a period of uncertainty in his job and learning about how our brains work brought Thanh to GTD [35:46]
  • Action steps you can take to integrate today’s topic into your life [43:47]

Links:

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/302-challenges/feed/ 0 If you're listening to this podcast, we're going to bet that you've had some sort of productivity challenge in your life. Maybe you found yourself repeating the same negative habits. Maybe you haven't adapted as well to a new situation than you'd like,... If you're listening to this podcast, we're going to bet that you've had some sort of productivity challenge in your life. Maybe you found yourself repeating the same negative habits. Maybe you haven't adapted as well to a new situation than you'd like, or maybe distractions get the better of you and you get to the end of the day and don't feel like you've accomplished anything.<br /> <br /> Well, even though we host a podcast called The Productivity Show, we've been there too. In this episode, we're going to share 4 productivity challenges we've had over the years, and what we did to overcome them.<br /> <br /> Even though your challenges may be different, we think you'll pick up some ideas that will help you breakthrough.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Cheat Sheet:<br /> <br /> The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:33]<br /> What happened with Brooks that made him work on his productivity habits [8:15]<br /> How Brooks took a weekend off of his work and family life to implement his new productivity system [12:23]<br /> What made Thanh and the Asian Efficiency team learn to focus on only one thing at a time [16:00]<br /> How to evaluate many opportunities and learn to settle on just one using the ICE matrix [22:14]<br /> What Brooks did when he found himself overextended in one area of his work [26:57]<br /> How a period of uncertainty in his job and learning about how our brains work brought Thanh to GTD [35:46]<br /> Action steps you can take to integrate today's topic into your life [43:47]<br /> <br /> Links:<br /> <br /> Wingz<br /> DJI Mavic Mini<br /> Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success<br /> Thinking Time: the Counterintuitive Approach to Growth (TPS162)<br /> How To Be Productive Through Illness and Recovery with Jennifer Lava and James Lot Jr. (TPS256)<br /> Getting Things Done<br /> How to Get the Most Value Out of Conferences and Implement What You’ve Learned (TPS225)<br /> Check out Derek Sivers' blog post: No “yes.” Either “HELL YEAH!” or “no.”<br /> Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World<br /> GTD 101: The Beginner’s Guide To Getting Things Done<br /> <br /> If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here's how. Asian Efficiency clean
How We Improved Our Lives and Work With Journaling – And You Can Too (TPS301) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/301-journaling/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/301-journaling/#respond Mon, 25 May 2020 11:00:59 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=16131

Do you find yourself with scattered thoughts, not sure what to work on at the start of your day, or do you go to bed with thoughts, tasks, and ideas swirling around in your head?

One of the most underrated but powerful productivity techniques is to journal. It’s something that anyone can do, and it is so easy to get started.

However, there is a difference between just jotting down thoughts and journaling to really improve your productivity — and that is what we are going to help you within this episode. We’re going to take you through 4 tips to start journaling and we’ll show you how to be consistent with it going forward.

Thanks to ExpressVPN for supporting The Productivity Show. ExpressVPN is offering our listeners an extra 3 months free on a one year package. Go to ExpressVPN.com/tps to learn more.

Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:34]
  • The connection between journaling and productivity [4:42]
  • How knowing your “why” for journaling can be the best way to stick with journaling long-term [6:20]
  • Pick a medium that you enjoy to journal [14:12]
  • Two of the most popular ways that you can use your journal [21:53]
  • How you can use your journal to help shape the way you think [26:54]
  • Why it is important to make your journaling a routine [29:11]
  • Brooks’s and Thanh’s journaling rituals [30:55]
  • Why you should regularly review your journal entries [37:55]
  • Action steps you can take to integrate today’s topic into your life [47:10]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/301-journaling/feed/ 0 Do you find yourself with scattered thoughts, not sure what to work on at the start of your day, or do you go to bed with thoughts, tasks, and ideas swirling around in your head? One of the most underrated but powerful productivity techniques is to jo... Do you find yourself with scattered thoughts, not sure what to work on at the start of your day, or do you go to bed with thoughts, tasks, and ideas swirling around in your head?<br /> <br /> One of the most underrated but powerful productivity techniques is to journal. It’s something that anyone can do, and it is so easy to get started.<br /> <br /> However, there is a difference between just jotting down thoughts and journaling to really improve your productivity — and that is what we are going to help you within this episode. We’re going to take you through 4 tips to start journaling and we’ll show you how to be consistent with it going forward.<br /> <br /> Thanks to ExpressVPN for supporting The Productivity Show. ExpressVPN is offering our listeners an extra 3 months free on a one year package. Go to ExpressVPN.com/tps to learn more.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Cheat Sheet:<br /> <br /> The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:34]<br /> The connection between journaling and productivity [4:42]<br /> How knowing your "why" for journaling can be the best way to stick with journaling long-term [6:20]<br /> Pick a medium that you enjoy to journal [14:12]<br /> Two of the most popular ways that you can use your journal [21:53]<br /> How you can use your journal to help shape the way you think [26:54]<br /> Why it is important to make your journaling a routine [29:11]<br /> Brooks's and Thanh's journaling rituals [30:55]<br /> Why you should regularly review your journal entries [37:55]<br /> Action steps you can take to integrate today's topic into your life [47:10]<br /> <br /> Links:<br /> <br /> ExpressVPN<br /> BestSelf Journal<br /> A Maker and Creative Entrepreneur Reveals Her Personal Productivity System (w/ Best Self’s Cathryn Lavery) (TPS284)<br /> Jarvis Standing Desk<br /> Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It<br /> Join the Dojo to register for the 6/2 DTDT Call on Journaling<br /> TPS69: Journaling w/ Kendra Wright<br /> 5 Reasons Why You Need to Start Journaling<br /> Bullet Journal<br /> Day One<br /> Mac Journal<br /> Ulysses<br /> TextExpander<br /> TextExpander Snippets for Journaling Prompts<br /> How To Make Journaling A Ritual<br /> Keyboard Maestro<br /> <br /> If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here's how. Asian Efficiency clean
Ask Us Anything – Live Q&A On Productivity, Tech, Behind The Scenes, and Working for AE (TPS300) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/300-behind-the-scenes/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/300-behind-the-scenes/#respond Mon, 18 May 2020 11:00:55 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=16124

This is Episode 300 of The Productivity Show, and we thought we’d celebrate by turning the show over to you!

This is our first Q&A episode of the show, and we invited listeners of the podcast, readers of the Asian Efficiency blog, and our followers on Social media to ask us anything.

There are questions about productivity, behind the scenes questions about the podcast, our setups, and a whole lot more.

Thanks to Fiverr for supporting The Productivity Show. Fiverr is offering our listeners 10% off their first order by going to Fiverr.com and using the code TPS.

Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [3:26]
  • “How has doing the podcast for the last five years helped you with your productivity?” [7:33]
  • “How do you win the fight against start-of-the-day inertia? What motivates you to be Asian Efficient every morning when you wake up?” [11:50]
  • “Where are the past hosts of The Productivity Show now?” [14:30]
  • “What apps do you have on your home screens?” [18:31]
  • “How do you join AE as an employee?” [22:31]
  • “How do you organize your editorial calendar and content creation?” [28:33]
  • “What are some of your personal reasons for choosing Mac over Windows?” [35:52]
  • “How do you decide what kind of products you should develop and how long it will take to bring to market?” [41:57]
  • “Why Asian Efficiency?” [45:56]
  • “What are your audio/video setups and tools? How do you speak into the camera naturally when you’re trying to look at your notes?” [48:14]
  • “How do you estimate your marketing budget for a given project?” [55:32]
  • “What is your main goal for the next 3 years? Where do you want to see the Asian Efficiency Team?” [1:00:23]
  • Action steps you can take to integrate today’s topic into your life [1:05:37]

Links:

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/300-behind-the-scenes/feed/ 0 This is Episode 300 of The Productivity Show, and we thought we'd celebrate by turning the show over to you! This is our first Q&A episode of the show, and we invited listeners of the podcast, readers of the Asian Efficiency blog, This is Episode 300 of The Productivity Show, and we thought we'd celebrate by turning the show over to you!<br /> <br /> This is our first Q&A episode of the show, and we invited listeners of the podcast, readers of the Asian Efficiency blog, and our followers on Social media to ask us anything.<br /> <br /> There are questions about productivity, behind the scenes questions about the podcast, our setups, and a whole lot more.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Fiverr for supporting The Productivity Show. Fiverr is offering our listeners 10% off their first order by going to Fiverr.com and using the code TPS.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Cheat Sheet:<br /> <br /> The top 3 productivity resources for this week [3:26]<br /> "How has doing the podcast for the last five years helped you with your productivity?" [7:33]<br /> "How do you win the fight against start-of-the-day inertia? What motivates you to be Asian Efficient every morning when you wake up?" [11:50]<br /> "Where are the past hosts of The Productivity Show now?" [14:30]<br /> "What apps do you have on your home screens?" [18:31]<br /> "How do you join AE as an employee?" [22:31]<br /> "How do you organize your editorial calendar and content creation?" [28:33]<br /> "What are some of your personal reasons for choosing Mac over Windows?" [35:52]<br /> "How do you decide what kind of products you should develop and how long it will take to bring to market?" [41:57]<br /> "Why Asian Efficiency?" [45:56]<br /> "What are your audio/video setups and tools? How do you speak into the camera naturally when you’re trying to look at your notes?" [48:14]<br /> "How do you estimate your marketing budget for a given project?" [55:32]<br /> "What is your main goal for the next 3 years? Where do you want to see the Asian Efficiency Team?" [1:00:23]<br /> Action steps you can take to integrate today's topic into your life [1:05:37]<br /> <br /> Links:<br /> <br /> Fiverr<br /> YNAB (You Need A Budget)<br /> Grammarly<br /> 5 by Dan Zadra<br /> Check out our first podcast survey<br /> Thanh's home screen<br /> Thanh's favorite apps on his home screen:<br /> <br /> Latch<br /> Calm<br /> Overcast<br /> Audible<br /> Carrot<br /> <br /> <br /> Brooks's home screen<br /> Brooks's favorite apps on his home screen:<br /> <br /> Fantastical<br /> Reeder<br /> <br /> <br /> Logitech C920 Camera<br /> Logitech Brio<br /> Heil PR40 Mic<br /> Audio-Technica AT2005<br /> Audio Hijack Pro<br /> PromptSmart Pro (iOS/Android)<br /> <br /> Extra Questions and Answers:<br /> <br /> What’s the best way to demonstrate improved productivity to my manager when working from home so that when we’re all able to return to work I can KEEP working from home?<br /> <br /> Working From Home? Productivity Tips From Decade+ Work From Home Veterans (TPS297)<br /> <br /> <br /> Best tips on working at home for people who aren't used to this?<br /> <br /> Working From Home? Productivity Tips From Decade+ Work From Home Veterans (TPS297)<br /> We recently covered this in a Dojo “Do The Damn Thing” live session. You can watch the recording at https://theproductivityshow.com/implement<br /> <br /> <br /> What’s the best process to follow up with people and action items after meetings?<br /> <br /> Can The “Sandwich Technique” Solve Your Focus Problems? w/ Erin Chase (TPS226)<br /> <br /> <br /> How does one overcome mental tiredness that sets in after a hard day at work to pursue a side hustle in the evening? (Data point: already starts work at 7 am)<br /> <br /> Have A Side Hustle? 5 Ways To Maximize Your Time, Energy, and Attention With a Job and a Freelance or Passion Project (TPS290)<br /> <br /> <br /> What’s the best way to set yourself up for success the next day or the next week OTHER THAN Clear To Neutral, which he loves. Anything else?<br /> <br /> How To Plan Your Perfect Week In Under 45 Minutes (TPS293)<br... Asian Efficiency clean
4 Ways You Can Be Happy, Healthy, and Sane When Stuck At Home (TPS299) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/299-healthy-at-home/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/299-healthy-at-home/#respond Mon, 11 May 2020 11:00:29 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=16106

There is a lot of information out there about working from home, but most of it is little hacks and tips and tricks. Those are definitely useful, but they ignore the mental and physical side of being stuck at home.

We always say that happy people are productive people, and that theory has never been tested more than right now while so many people are stuck at home trying to get things done.

In this episode, we’ll share 4 important things you can do to be happy, healthy, and sane when stuck at home.

Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [1:50]
  • What Brooks and Thanh are learning about their work habits in quarantine [6:34]
  • Why it’s important to try and stick with your routine as much as possible [10:49]
  • Make sleep and exercise a high priority to stay healthy during quarantine [15:58]
  • What Thanh’s personal trainer recommended for a minimal home gym and workout [19:32]
  • Why we all need to make sure we are socializing as much as we can [26:46]
  • Why socializing doesn’t necessarily mean reaching out to people out of the house [35:17]
  • Disconnect when you can! [37:06]
  • Action steps you can take to integrate today’s topic into your life [45:41]

Links:

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/299-healthy-at-home/feed/ 0 There is a lot of information out there about working from home, but most of it is little hacks and tips and tricks. Those are definitely useful, but they ignore the mental and physical side of being stuck at home. There is a lot of information out there about working from home, but most of it is little hacks and tips and tricks. Those are definitely useful, but they ignore the mental and physical side of being stuck at home.<br /> <br /> We always say that happy people are productive people, and that theory has never been tested more than right now while so many people are stuck at home trying to get things done.<br /> <br /> In this episode, we’ll share 4 important things you can do to be happy, healthy, and sane when stuck at home.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Cheat Sheet:<br /> <br /> The top 3 productivity resources for this week [1:50]<br /> What Brooks and Thanh are learning about their work habits in quarantine [6:34]<br /> Why it's important to try and stick with your routine as much as possible [10:49]<br /> Make sleep and exercise a high priority to stay healthy during quarantine [15:58]<br /> What Thanh's personal trainer recommended for a minimal home gym and workout [19:32]<br /> Why we all need to make sure we are socializing as much as we can [26:46]<br /> Why socializing doesn't necessarily mean reaching out to people out of the house [35:17]<br /> Disconnect when you can! [37:06]<br /> Action steps you can take to integrate today's topic into your life [45:41]<br /> <br /> Links:<br /> <br /> Centriq<br /> Houseparty<br /> iLightshow<br /> COVID-19 Guide from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health<br /> Tune into the LIVE “Do The Damn Thing” session about working from home<br /> Family and Working From Home: How To Get Things Done When You’re Stuck Together 24/7 (TPS298)<br /> The article linked to Charlotte Armitage's (a media and business psychologist at YAFTA) post about routines <br /> Learn more about the effects of exercise on depression<br /> Do These 3 Things, and Your Energy and Productivity Will Skyrocket (TPS238)<br /> Check out this article from the American Psychological Association, The risks of social isolation<br /> How to Focus While Fear, News and Social Media Is Dominating Your Life (TPS296)<br /> <br /> If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here's how. Asian Efficiency clean
Family and Working From Home: How To Get Things Done When You’re Stuck Together 24/7 (TPS298) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/298-work-with-family/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/298-work-with-family/#respond Mon, 04 May 2020 11:00:47 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=16069

The perfect storm has finally happened. Many of us are working from home whether we want to be or not, and if that wasn’t complicated enough, if we have family members, they’re stuck at home too!

If you are working from home with kids, you’ll know how hard it is to get your work done AND keep them from going feral AND keep them from playing video games or watching Youtube 12 hours a day.

If you DON’T have kids, chances are you’re working with people who are going through this.

Many of us here on the AE team is in this situation, so in this episode, we will be sharing what we and members of the community have been doing and what works for us to get things done with kids at home.

Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:13]
  • How to create a fun learning environment for your kids at home [7:19]
  • What activity stations can do to help delineate activities and tasks for kids [14:16]
  • Creating a routine for you and your kids [17:40]
  • How to use visual cues to minimize interruptions [28:47]
  • Why we need to make sure we have compassion for ourselves and for our family in this time [33:03]
  • Why communicating your schedule effectively with others can alleviate a lot of issues [39:17]

Links:

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/298-work-with-family/feed/ 0 The perfect storm has finally happened. Many of us are working from home whether we want to be or not, and if that wasn’t complicated enough, if we have family members, they’re stuck at home too! If you are working from home with kids, The perfect storm has finally happened. Many of us are working from home whether we want to be or not, and if that wasn’t complicated enough, if we have family members, they’re stuck at home too!<br /> <br /> If you are working from home with kids, you’ll know how hard it is to get your work done AND keep them from going feral AND keep them from playing video games or watching Youtube 12 hours a day.<br /> <br /> If you DON'T have kids, chances are you're working with people who are going through this.<br /> <br /> Many of us here on the AE team is in this situation, so in this episode, we will be sharing what we and members of the community have been doing and what works for us to get things done with kids at home.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Cheat Sheet:<br /> <br /> The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:13]<br /> How to create a fun learning environment for your kids at home [7:19]<br /> What activity stations can do to help delineate activities and tasks for kids [14:16]<br /> Creating a routine for you and your kids [17:40]<br /> How to use visual cues to minimize interruptions [28:47]<br /> Why we need to make sure we have compassion for ourselves and for our family in this time [33:03]<br /> Why communicating your schedule effectively with others can alleviate a lot of issues [39:17]<br /> <br /> Links:<br /> <br /> Wired In<br /> ClickUp<br /> Loom<br /> Productive At Home<br /> Brooks' Family Kanban Board<br /> Children interrupts BBC News interview<br /> Simple Strategies To Find Time to Parent Without Feeling Guilty w/ Julie Morgenstern (TPS232)<br /> Khan Academy<br /> TPS47: 13 Productive Parenting Hacks<br /> Dojo member: Meghan McInerny's Red/Yellow/Green paper for signaling her deep work time<br /> Dojo member: Meghan McInerny's Kanban for Kids<br /> Check out this automated “Dad’s on a call” sign with LEDs and controlled by a Telegram bot<br /> <br /> If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here's how. Asian Efficiency clean
Working From Home? Productivity Tips From Decade+ Work From Home Veterans (TPS297) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/297-work-from-home/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/297-work-from-home/#respond Mon, 27 Apr 2020 11:00:29 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=16057

Recently a lot of people transitioned to work from home and feel out of their element. They’re finding it harder to focus and get things done. They don’t have the right tools, they have their kids at home, a partner around them 24/7 and they’re going crazy staying inside the whole time! Don’t worry, anyone can productively work from home with a few tips and strategies and that’s what we’ll share with you today. Brooks and I have combined over 21 years of working from home and we have 5 tips that we’ll help you get more done at home without going crazy!

Thanks to Literati for supporting The Productivity Show. Literati is offering our listeners 25% off their first two orders. Go to Literati.com/TPS to learn more.

Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:33]
  • How today’s episode can help everybody, from people new to working from home to seasoned veterans [4:40]
  • Why people who are used to working from home will have an advantage in this new economy [7:41]
  • The importance of having a dedicated workspace that you love [14:48]
  • How creating a schedule for your day can help direct your energy and focus [24:02]
  • Why making a schedule and sticking to it can help you keep a healthy work-life balance [31:24]
  • Why keeping your team members informed about your availability is very helpful for you and for them [33:05]
  • How regular breaks throughout the day can keep you healthy, refreshed, and recharged [42:20]
  • The importance of letting your family know when you are at work and when you are not [48:10]
  • Action steps you can take to integrate today’s topic into your life [53:00]

Links:

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/297-work-from-home/feed/ 0 Recently a lot of people transitioned to work from home and feel out of their element. They’re finding it harder to focus and get things done. They don’t have the right tools, they have their kids at home, a partner around them 24/7 and they’re going c... Recently a lot of people transitioned to work from home and feel out of their element. They’re finding it harder to focus and get things done. They don’t have the right tools, they have their kids at home, a partner around them 24/7 and they’re going crazy staying inside the whole time! Don’t worry, anyone can productively work from home with a few tips and strategies and that’s what we’ll share with you today. Brooks and I have combined over 21 years of working from home and we have 5 tips that we’ll help you get more done at home without going crazy!<br /> <br /> Thanks to Literati for supporting The Productivity Show. Literati is offering our listeners 25% off their first two orders. Go to Literati.com/TPS to learn more.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Cheat Sheet:<br /> <br /> The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:33]<br /> How today's episode can help everybody, from people new to working from home to seasoned veterans [4:40]<br /> Why people who are used to working from home will have an advantage in this new economy [7:41]<br /> The importance of having a dedicated workspace that you love [14:48]<br /> How creating a schedule for your day can help direct your energy and focus [24:02]<br /> Why making a schedule and sticking to it can help you keep a healthy work-life balance [31:24]<br /> Why keeping your team members informed about your availability is very helpful for you and for them [33:05]<br /> How regular breaks throughout the day can keep you healthy, refreshed, and recharged [42:20]<br /> The importance of letting your family know when you are at work and when you are not [48:10]<br /> Action steps you can take to integrate today's topic into your life [53:00]<br /> <br /> Links:<br /> <br /> Literati<br /> Anker USB C Charger, PowerCore+ 26800 PD<br /> The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance By Josh Waitzkin<br /> SelfControl<br /> Check out our live webinar about how to be productive at home<br /> Using a Virtual Background with Zoom<br /> 7 Keys to Setting Up Your Home Office for Maximum Productivity (TPS202)<br /> How To Design A More Focused and Productive Work Environment (TPS291)<br /> 6 Tips for Running More Effective Meetings (TPS195)<br /> The Asian Efficiency Guide to Getting Started With Structural Productivity<br /> How to Save Hours of Chaos and Damage Control With A Family Calendar (TPS235)<br /> 4 Strategies for Developing Your Focus Muscle and Creating the Future You’ve Always Dreamed of (TPS145)<br /> <br /> If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here's how. Asian Efficiency clean
How to Focus While Fear, News and Social Media Is Dominating Your Life (TPS296) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/296-focus-without-fear/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/296-focus-without-fear/#respond Mon, 20 Apr 2020 11:00:54 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=16035

Recently, we did a survey of the Asian Efficiency audience and did a check-in: we asked what kind of impact the global pandemic we’re going through is having.

As we suspected, a *lot* of us are struggling. Even if you and your family are healthy, and even if you’re used to working from home, there’s a lot of change going on right now, and change can be extremely disruptive.

The good news is that it is possible to focus on your important priorities *and* be informed. In fact, we think that ability is going to be a competitive advantage in the future.

In this episode, we’re going to give you 5 strategies to give you that advantage.

Thanks to Fiverr for supporting The Productivity Show. Fiverr is offering our listeners 10% off their first order by going to Fiverr.com and using the code TPS.

Thanks also to Literati for supporting The Productivity Show. Literati is offering our listeners 25% off their first two orders. Go to Literati.com/TPS to learn more.

Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:50]
  • What inspired this episode and who will benefit most from it [5:35]
  • Why you should only be focusing on what you can control [11:43]
  • How to be proactive and firewall your attention [16:49]
  • What music can do to help ensure you have a focused time for work [25:20]
  • Use focus blocks to carve out time to focus [31:57]
  • Why setting aside time to stay up to date on what is happening in the world helps [36:23]
  • Action steps you can take to integrate today’s topic into your life [43:04]

Links:

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/296-focus-without-fear/feed/ 0 Recently, we did a survey of the Asian Efficiency audience and did a check-in: we asked what kind of impact the global pandemic we're going through is having. As we suspected, a *lot* of us are struggling. Even if you and your family are healthy, Recently, we did a survey of the Asian Efficiency audience and did a check-in: we asked what kind of impact the global pandemic we're going through is having.<br /> <br /> As we suspected, a *lot* of us are struggling. Even if you and your family are healthy, and even if you're used to working from home, there's a lot of change going on right now, and change can be extremely disruptive.<br /> <br /> The good news is that it is possible to focus on your important priorities *and* be informed. In fact, we think that ability is going to be a competitive advantage in the future.<br /> <br /> In this episode, we're going to give you 5 strategies to give you that advantage.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Fiverr for supporting The Productivity Show. Fiverr is offering our listeners 10% off their first order by going to Fiverr.com and using the code TPS.<br /> <br /> Thanks also to Literati for supporting The Productivity Show. Literati is offering our listeners 25% off their first two orders. Go to Literati.com/TPS to learn more.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Cheat Sheet:<br /> <br /> The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:50]<br /> What inspired this episode and who will benefit most from it [5:35]<br /> Why you should only be focusing on what you can control [11:43]<br /> How to be proactive and firewall your attention [16:49]<br /> What music can do to help ensure you have a focused time for work [25:20]<br /> Use focus blocks to carve out time to focus [31:57]<br /> Why setting aside time to stay up to date on what is happening in the world helps [36:23]<br /> Action steps you can take to integrate today's topic into your life [43:04]<br /> <br /> Links:<br /> <br /> Fiverr<br /> Literati<br /> Focus Booster<br /> StayFocusd<br /> Momentum Dash<br /> COVID-19: How To Be As Productive As Possible During Coronavirus Isolation (TPS291.5)<br /> Freedom<br /> Cold Turkey<br /> Focal Filter<br /> Pomodoro<br /> The Ultimate Guide to The Pomodoro Technique<br /> The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Others Do in 12 Months<br /> The 12 Week Year: The “Secret Sauce” To Achieving Your Goals Every Quarter (TPS288)<br /> <br /> If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here's how. Asian Efficiency clean
3 Simple Ways to Bounce Back From Failure and Thrive (TPS295) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/295-failure/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/295-failure/#respond Mon, 13 Apr 2020 11:00:16 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=15980

Let’s talk about failure. It is easy to be productive when everything is going well, but what happens when you have a setback? Even a small failure can be discouraging and get you in a rut. What can you do to get yourself to be productive again? We’re going to share 3 strategies for how to bounce back from failure and share examples of how we’ve done it ourselves.

Thanks to Blinkist for supporting The Productivity Show. Blinkist is offering our listeners a free 7-day trial and 25% off your new subscription. Go to Blinkist.com/tps to learn more.

Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [1:43]
  • Some of Brooks’ and Thanh’s recent failures [5:42]
  • Why it is important to separate yourself from your successes and failures [8:48]
  • Why your first instinct may not always be best [16:12]
  • What changing your environment can do to get you back on track [17:25]
  • Why happy people are productive people [24:05]
  • What makes different members of the Asian Efficiency Dojo happy [30:15]
  • Action steps you can take to integrate today’s topic into your life [33:15]

Links:

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/295-failure/feed/ 0 Let’s talk about failure. It is easy to be productive when everything is going well, but what happens when you have a setback? Even a small failure can be discouraging and get you in a rut. What can you do to get yourself to be productive again? Let’s talk about failure. It is easy to be productive when everything is going well, but what happens when you have a setback? Even a small failure can be discouraging and get you in a rut. What can you do to get yourself to be productive again? We’re going to share 3 strategies for how to bounce back from failure and share examples of how we’ve done it ourselves.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Blinkist for supporting The Productivity Show. Blinkist is offering our listeners a free 7-day trial and 25% off your new subscription. Go to Blinkist.com/tps to learn more.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Cheat Sheet:<br /> <br /> The top 3 productivity resources for this week [1:43]<br /> Some of Brooks' and Thanh's recent failures [5:42]<br /> Why it is important to separate yourself from your successes and failures [8:48]<br /> Why your first instinct may not always be best [16:12]<br /> What changing your environment can do to get you back on track [17:25]<br /> Why happy people are productive people [24:05]<br /> What makes different members of the Asian Efficiency Dojo happy [30:15]<br /> Action steps you can take to integrate today's topic into your life [33:15]<br /> <br /> Links:<br /> <br /> Blinkist<br /> Otter<br /> MindMeister<br /> HelloSign<br /> The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance<br /> The Secret to Finding Your Blindspots and Overcoming Setbacks w/ Nabill Idrisi (TPS160)<br /> How to Bounce Back When Everything Goes Wrong (TPS150)<br /> Goal Setting and Goal Getting: Having a Why<br /> The ONLY Way You Can Inspire Change in Others (TPS204)<br /> Change Your Mind, Change Your Life: How a Growth Mindset Leads You to Your Ideal Future (TPS171)<br /> <br /> If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here's how. Asian Efficiency clean
Q1 Goal Check-In: How We’re Doing, And How You Can Stay On Track With Yours (TPS294) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/294-stay-on-track/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/294-stay-on-track/#respond Mon, 06 Apr 2020 11:00:14 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=15974

The first quarter of the year is done — how are you doing on your yearly goals? Are you on track? Are you behind? Have you dropped some goals and added any new ones? Have you even made any goals for the year?

In this episode, we will be reviewing the goals we made on the podcast at the beginning of the year, and most importantly — we will share some tips and things we’ve learned about keeping and working towards your goals.

We’ll also share what to do when a goal doesn’t make sense anymore. Sometimes things come up and you need to make a course correction.

Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:24]
  • Who this episode is for and how it can help people who struggle with goal setting [4:33]
  • The goals Brooks and Thanh set last quarter [7:29]
  • How Thanh’s goals evolved over the first quarter and what he could do better next time [10:28]
  • What Brooks implemented for his goals this year and how it helped him succeed so far [14:08]
  • How Thanh is increasing his likelihood of succeeding at his new goal [19:38]
  • The little “kaizen” improvements Brooks has made over this first quarter [24:10]
  • Why Thanh prefers consulting professionals for advice instead of going the DIY route [27:53]
  • How Brooks and Thanh keep track of their progress [30:20]

Links:

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/294-stay-on-track/feed/ 0 The first quarter of the year is done — how are you doing on your yearly goals? Are you on track? Are you behind? Have you dropped some goals and added any new ones? Have you even made any goals for the year? In this episode, The first quarter of the year is done — how are you doing on your yearly goals? Are you on track? Are you behind? Have you dropped some goals and added any new ones? Have you even made any goals for the year?<br /> <br /> In this episode, we will be reviewing the goals we made on the podcast at the beginning of the year, and most importantly — we will share some tips and things we've learned about keeping and working towards your goals.<br /> <br /> We'll also share what to do when a goal doesn't make sense anymore. Sometimes things come up and you need to make a course correction.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Cheat Sheet:<br /> <br /> The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:24]<br /> Who this episode is for and how it can help people who struggle with goal setting [4:33]<br /> The goals Brooks and Thanh set last quarter [7:29]<br /> How Thanh's goals evolved over the first quarter and what he could do better next time [10:28]<br /> What Brooks implemented for his goals this year and how it helped him succeed so far [14:08]<br /> How Thanh is increasing his likelihood of succeeding at his new goal [19:38]<br /> The little "kaizen" improvements Brooks has made over this first quarter [24:10]<br /> Why Thanh prefers consulting professionals for advice instead of going the DIY route [27:53]<br /> How Brooks and Thanh keep track of their progress [30:20]<br /> <br /> Links:<br /> <br /> Zoom<br /> Copied<br /> How to Lead When Your Boss Can't (Or Won't) by John Maxwell<br /> Here’s How To Improve Every Year Using Our Annual Review Template (TPS279)<br /> What Do Productivity Ninjas Do To Prepare For An Amazing 2020? (TPS280)<br /> 6 Simple Ways To Stick To Your Goals This Year That Don’t Involve Willpower (TPS281)<br /> Day One<br /> Ulysses<br /> Daylio<br /> <br /> If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here's how. Asian Efficiency clean
How To Plan Your Perfect Week (TPS293) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/293-perfect-week/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/293-perfect-week/#comments Mon, 30 Mar 2020 11:00:22 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=15945

Do you ever get to the end of the week and realize that you haven’t made real progress on any of your goals and priorities? You see stuff on your todo list that didn’t get done. And then maybe you thought to yourself: “How did this happen?”

The key to having a productive week is not just what you do during the week – it is what you do before the week even starts. You need to plan your week and plan it the right way.

In this episode, we will take you through the 4 things you should do to plan your perfect week, so you can finish the week with a feeling of accomplishment, not frustration.

Thanks to Blinkist for supporting The Productivity Show. Blinkist is offering our listeners a free 7-day trial and 25% off your new subscription. Go to Blinkist.com/tps to learn more.

Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:46]
  • One of the new techniques that the Asian Efficiency Dojo has been implementing [5:42]
  • Why it is important to set aside dedicated time to plan out your week [8:54]
  • Why we can’t leave our priorities for the week up to chance [17:54]
  • What you can learn from reviewing your past week [26:06]
  • How leaving yourself with unplanned time is necessary for a productive week [34:39]
  • Some action steps to help you get started on this today [40:57]

Links:

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/293-perfect-week/feed/ 1 Do you ever get to the end of the week and realize that you haven’t made real progress on any of your goals and priorities? You see stuff on your todo list that didn’t get done. And then maybe you thought to yourself: “How did this happen?” - Do you ever get to the end of the week and realize that you haven’t made real progress on any of your goals and priorities? You see stuff on your todo list that didn’t get done. And then maybe you thought to yourself: “How did this happen?”<br /> <br /> The key to having a productive week is not just what you do during the week - it is what you do before the week even starts. You need to plan your week and plan it the right way.<br /> <br /> In this episode, we will take you through the 4 things you should do to plan your perfect week, so you can finish the week with a feeling of accomplishment, not frustration.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Blinkist for supporting The Productivity Show. Blinkist is offering our listeners a free 7-day trial and 25% off your new subscription. Go to Blinkist.com/tps to learn more.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Cheat Sheet:<br /> <br /> The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:46]<br /> One of the new techniques that the Asian Efficiency Dojo has been implementing [5:42]<br /> Why it is important to set aside dedicated time to plan out your week [8:54]<br /> Why we can't leave our priorities for the week up to chance [17:54]<br /> What you can learn from reviewing your past week [26:06]<br /> How leaving yourself with unplanned time is necessary for a productive week [34:39]<br /> Some action steps to help you get started on this today [40:57]<br /> <br /> Links:<br /> <br /> Join in on the Asian Efficiency Dojo's "Do The Damn Thing" call<br /> Blinkist<br /> Uniball Signo DX .38 pen<br /> Marinara Pomodoro Timer<br /> MagicPlan<br /> How I Plan My Week as a CEO<br /> Thinking Time: the Counterintuitive Approach to Growth (TPS162)<br /> How to Use Your Calendar<br /> Atomic Habits: 4 Laws for Changing Your Identity & Living the Life You Want w/ James Clear (TPS217)<br /> 3 Simple Steps to Help You Master Your Calendar (TPS198)<br /> How to Prioritize Your Todo List With A Sheet of Paper<br /> Listen to Time Ferris's podcast with Jim Collins — A Rare Interview with a Reclusive Polymath (#361)<br /> Oura Ring<br /> The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Others Do in 12 Months<br /> The 12 Week Year: The “Secret Sauce” To Achieving Your Goals Every Quarter (TPS288)<br /> Can The “Sandwich Technique” Solve Your Focus Problems? w/ Erin Chase (TPS226)<br /> <br /> If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here's how. Asian Efficiency 43:51
Our Controversial Productivity Beliefs (And Why They Work) (TPS292) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/292-controversy/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/292-controversy/#respond Mon, 23 Mar 2020 11:00:02 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=15925

I did a Google search for “productivity advice”, and it brought back 210,000,000 results. A lot of those results are giving the same advice over and over, and a lot of time we just accept it. Someone puts it in a book, so it must be true!

Here’s the thing though: it may not be true for YOU.

In this episode, we are going to share our controversial opinions on productivity. Things that we believe, even though they may not be conventional wisdom or people may not be willing to talk about.

Thanks to Freshbooks for supporting The Productivity Show. Freshbooks is offering our listeners a free 30-day trial, no catch and no credit card required. Go to Freshbooks.com/tps and enter TPS in the “How did you hear about us” section to get started.

Thanks also to Fiverr for supporting The Productivity Show. Fiverr is offering our listeners 10% off their first order by going to Fiverr.com and using the code TPS.

Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:21]
  • What “Time Arbitrage” is and why Thanh believes it is the key to getting more productive hours out of your day [6:01]
  • Why even though you _think_ you’re a night owl, you’re probably not [9:33]
  • How having a day of only meetings can free up a lot of time and deep work disruption [12:05]
  • What to do if you want a meeting day but aren’t in charge of scheduling meetings [20:34]
  • Why DIY is often not efficient at all [24:27]
  • Believe it or not, doing your most important task first is NOT necessarily the golden rule of productivity [39:03]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/292-controversy/feed/ 0 I did a Google search for “productivity advice”, and it brought back 210,000,000 results. A lot of those results are giving the same advice over and over, and a lot of time we just accept it. Someone puts it in a book, so it must be true! I did a Google search for “productivity advice”, and it brought back 210,000,000 results. A lot of those results are giving the same advice over and over, and a lot of time we just accept it. Someone puts it in a book, so it must be true!<br /> <br /> Here’s the thing though: it may not be true for YOU.<br /> <br /> In this episode, we are going to share our controversial opinions on productivity. Things that we believe, even though they may not be conventional wisdom or people may not be willing to talk about.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Freshbooks for supporting The Productivity Show. Freshbooks is offering our listeners a free 30-day trial, no catch and no credit card required. Go to Freshbooks.com/tps and enter TPS in the "How did you hear about us" section to get started.<br /> <br /> Thanks also to Fiverr for supporting The Productivity Show. Fiverr is offering our listeners 10% off their first order by going to Fiverr.com and using the code TPS.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Cheat Sheet:<br /> <br /> The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:21]<br /> What "Time Arbitrage" is and why Thanh believes it is the key to getting more productive hours out of your day [6:01]<br /> Why even though you _think_ you're a night owl, you're probably not [9:33]<br /> How having a day of only meetings can free up a lot of time and deep work disruption [12:05]<br /> What to do if you want a meeting day but aren't in charge of scheduling meetings [20:34]<br /> Why DIY is often not efficient at all [24:27]<br /> Believe it or not, doing your most important task first is NOT necessarily the golden rule of productivity [39:03]<br /> <br /> Links:<br /> <br /> Freshbooks<br /> Fiverr<br /> Grailed<br /> Daylio<br /> Snapseed<br /> 8 Strategies for Waking Up Early and Becoming a Morning Person (TPS130)<br /> Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It...and Why the Rest Don'tscaling up book<br /> 6 Tips for Running More Effective Meetings (TPS195)<br /> TaskRabbit<br /> How I Spend $5,000 a Month to Win Back Time and Make Me Happier<br /> Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time<br /> Eat That Frog – Do Your Most Important Tasks In The Morning<br /> Can The “Sandwich Technique” Solve Your Focus Problems? w/ Erin Chase (TPS226)<br /> <br /> If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here's how. Asian Efficiency clean
COVID-19: How To Be As Productive As Possible During Coronavirus Isolation (TPS291.5) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/291-5-covid19-coronavirus-isolation/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/291-5-covid19-coronavirus-isolation/#respond Thu, 19 Mar 2020 02:16:28 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=15966 As you know we’re in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. We thought it was our duty to help you stay productive throughout this period, and that’s why we put this bonus episode together at the last minute.

The reality is, for most of us life goes on and we have to adapt to what’s going on. We still have to pay our bills, mortgages, and rent. Deadlines still have to be met.

A lot of people are now forced to work from home which is challenging, and then having your kids at home on top of that can make it even more difficult to be productive.

Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:23]
  • How to work from home and in a remote team, even if it is new to you [9:44]
  • How you can get anything done with kids at home [29:53]
  • Ways to focus while fear, news, and social media is dominating your life [38:01]
  • Tips to stay healthy and sane during isolation time [47:34]
  • How to make “social distancing” bearable [59:43]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/291-5-covid19-coronavirus-isolation/feed/ 0 As you know we’re in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. We thought it was our duty to help you stay productive throughout this period, and that’s why we put this bonus episode together at the last minute. The reality is, As you know we’re in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. We thought it was our duty to help you stay productive throughout this period, and that’s why we put this bonus episode together at the last minute.<br /> <br /> The reality is, for most of us life goes on and we have to adapt to what’s going on. We still have to pay our bills, mortgages, and rent. Deadlines still have to be met.<br /> <br /> A lot of people are now forced to work from home which is challenging, and then having your kids at home on top of that can make it even more difficult to be productive.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Cheat Sheet:<br /> <br /> The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:23]<br /> How to work from home and in a remote team, even if it is new to you [9:44]<br /> How you can get anything done with kids at home [29:53]<br /> Ways to focus while fear, news, and social media is dominating your life [38:01]<br /> Tips to stay healthy and sane during isolation time [47:34]<br /> How to make "social distancing" bearable [59:43]<br /> <br /> Links:<br /> <br /> Calm App<br /> Congaplex<br /> Freedom<br /> Zoom<br /> The Summer Juggle — Can You Be Productive When The Kids Are On Summer Break? (TPS251)<br /> Simple Strategies To Find Time to Parent Without Feeling Guilty w/ Julie Morgenstern (TPS232)<br /> OK To Wake Alarm Clock<br /> The Ultimate Guide to The Pomodoro Technique<br /> Vitamin-R<br /> Serene Sleep<br /> Speed Up by Slowing Down: Sleep Secrets to Boost Your Focus and Maximize Your Productivity (TPS214)<br /> Start Yourself On A Lifetime of Unlimited Physical Energy and Amazing Sleep (TPS267)<br /> <br /> If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here's how. Asian Efficiency clean
How To Design A More Focused and Productive Work Environment (TPS291) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/291-environment/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/291-environment/#respond Mon, 16 Mar 2020 11:00:31 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=15919

Whether you are working in an office or working from home, the environment you are in is either supporting or hurting your productivity – you just may not know it!

This episode is about designing your environment. We don’t mean whether your walls should be “Raspberry Truffle” or what size your baseboards should be — we mean setting up where you work and live so that you are able to get your best work done and be as productive as possible.

Thanks to Freshbooks for supporting The Productivity Show. Freshbooks is offering our listeners a free 30-day trial, no catch and no credit card required. Go to Freshbooks.com/tps and enter TPS in the “How did you hear about us” section to get started.

Cheat Sheet:

  • Brooks and Marmel’s top 3 productivity resources for this week [3:05]
  • How Marmel has put today’s topic into immediate practice during recording [6:10]
  • The productivity boost of having a well-curated workspace [9:53]
  • How Brooks and Marmel have made difficult corporate workspaces in the past work for them [13:36]
  • Why “a cluttered desk makes a cluttered mind” [18:06]
  • What to do if you need to use one space for many different contexts [30:32]
  • How to minimize digital distractions [33:51]
  • The power of friction [38:05]
  • Keep a recurring time to declutter your space [48:06]

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/291-environment/feed/ 0 Whether you are working in an office or working from home, the environment you are in is either supporting or hurting your productivity - you just may not know it! This episode is about designing your environment. Whether you are working in an office or working from home, the environment you are in is either supporting or hurting your productivity - you just may not know it!<br /> <br /> This episode is about designing your environment. We don’t mean whether your walls should be “Raspberry Truffle” or what size your baseboards should be — we mean setting up where you work and live so that you are able to get your best work done and be as productive as possible.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Freshbooks for supporting The Productivity Show. Freshbooks is offering our listeners a free 30-day trial, no catch and no credit card required. Go to Freshbooks.com/tps and enter TPS in the "How did you hear about us" section to get started.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Cheat Sheet:<br /> <br /> Brooks and Marmel's top 3 productivity resources for this week [3:05]<br /> How Marmel has put today's topic into immediate practice during recording [6:10]<br /> The productivity boost of having a well-curated workspace [9:53]<br /> How Brooks and Marmel have made difficult corporate workspaces in the past work for them [13:36]<br /> Why "a cluttered desk makes a cluttered mind" [18:06]<br /> What to do if you need to use one space for many different contexts [30:32]<br /> How to minimize digital distractions [33:51]<br /> The power of friction [38:05]<br /> Keep a recurring time to declutter your space [48:06]<br /> <br /> Links:<br /> <br /> Freshbooks<br /> Visit a City<br /> Contigo AUTOSEAL West Loop Stainless Steel Travel Mug<br /> Portable Bidet<br /> Atomic Habits: 4 Laws for Changing Your Identity & Living the Life You Want w/ James Clear (TPS217)<br /> 7 Keys to Setting Up Your Home Office for Maximum Productivity (TPS202)<br /> NexStand<br /> 57 Secrets for Organizing Your Small Business<br /> post-it note Twitter thread<br /> Jarvis<br /> Momentum<br /> The One Habit That Stops Procrastination In Its Tracks: Clearing To Neutral<br /> OneTab<br /> <br /> If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here's how. Asian Efficiency clean
Have A Side Hustle? 5 Ways To Maximize Your Time, Energy, and Attention With a Job and a Freelance or Passion Project (TPS290) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/290-side-hustle/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/290-side-hustle/#respond Mon, 09 Mar 2020 11:00:41 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=15909

Today’s episode is about how you maintain a full-time job while starting and growing a side hustle. This could be a passion project, freelancing gig, or something else you want to start on the side while maintaining your full-time job. It can be tough to balance the two without feeling overwhelmed and for a lot of people, it’s almost impossible to start a side hustle because their full-time job is taking up all their time.

But don’t you worry, we got you covered. We’ll share 5 tips to maximize your time and ways for you to start and grow your side hustle.

Thanks to Freshbooks for supporting The Productivity Show. Freshbooks is offering our listeners a free 30-day trial, no catch and no credit card required. Go to Freshbooks.com/tps and enter TPS in the “How did you hear about us” section to get started.

Thanks to Indeed for supporting The Productivity Show. Get started today at Indeed.com/tps.

Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [3:32]
  • What a side hustle can mean and who this episode is for [5:24]
  • Why becoming a master of scheduling your time is so important in having a side hustle [7:19]
  • The power of cumulative time [18:15]
  • How to automate and delegate tasks and why you should do it as often as you can [24:54]
  • Prioritize communication way higher than you think you should [32:24]
  • Why you need to celebrate the wins you get with your side hustle [41:08]

Links:

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/290-side-hustle/feed/ 0 Today’s episode is about how you maintain a full-time job while starting and growing a side hustle. This could be a passion project, freelancing gig, or something else you want to start on the side while maintaining your full-time job. Today’s episode is about how you maintain a full-time job while starting and growing a side hustle. This could be a passion project, freelancing gig, or something else you want to start on the side while maintaining your full-time job. It can be tough to balance the two without feeling overwhelmed and for a lot of people, it’s almost impossible to start a side hustle because their full-time job is taking up all their time.<br /> <br /> But don’t you worry, we got you covered. We’ll share 5 tips to maximize your time and ways for you to start and grow your side hustle.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Freshbooks for supporting The Productivity Show. Freshbooks is offering our listeners a free 30-day trial, no catch and no credit card required. Go to Freshbooks.com/tps and enter TPS in the "How did you hear about us" section to get started.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Indeed for supporting The Productivity Show. Get started today at Indeed.com/tps.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Cheat Sheet:<br /> <br /> The top 3 productivity resources for this week [3:32]<br /> What a side hustle can mean and who this episode is for [5:24]<br /> Why becoming a master of scheduling your time is so important in having a side hustle [7:19]<br /> The power of cumulative time [18:15]<br /> How to automate and delegate tasks and why you should do it as often as you can [24:54]<br /> Prioritize communication way higher than you think you should [32:24]<br /> Why you need to celebrate the wins you get with your side hustle [41:08]<br /> <br /> Links:<br /> <br /> Freshbooks<br /> Indeed<br /> Peerspace<br /> Fully Jarvis<br /> Swish<br /> Target Shipped<br /> 5 Examples of Tasks You Can Automate To Save Yourself An Hour a Day (TPS262)<br /> 10% Entrepreneurship w/ Patrick McGinnis: Achieving Entrepreneurial Freedom Without Sacrificing 9-to-5 Stability (TPS157)<br /> 5 Ways to Set Your Side Hustle Up for Growth<br /> <br /> If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here's how. Asian Efficiency clean
Work-Life Balance Is A Myth, But Here’s How To Be Better In Your Work and Personal Life Without Falling Apart (TPS289) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/289-work-life-balance/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/289-work-life-balance/#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2020 12:00:43 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=15882

One of the most common questions we get is: “Should I keep my work and personal tasks together? Or should I separate them? How about my email and calendar?”

In this episode, we’re going to tackle this controversial topic and give you 4 strategies that have worked well for us and others in the Asian Efficiency community.

Thanks to Blinkist for supporting The Productivity Show. Blinkist is offering our listeners a free 7-day trial and 25% off your new subscription. Go to Blinkist.com/tps to learn more.

Thanks also to Fiverr for supporting The Productivity Show. Fiverr is offering our listeners 10% off their first order by going to Fiverr.com and using the code TPS.

Cheat Sheet:

  • The top three productivity resources for this week [2:12]
  • What inspired Brooks to create this episode and why it’s a topic for everybody [4:28]
  • The question people are _really_ asking when they are trying to figure out their work-life balance [7:58]
  • How to free up your Time, Energy, and Attention [11:45]
  • What to look for when you’re hiring outside help [18:02]
  • How consolidating your inputs and capture points can focus your energy to where it’s most effective [23:34]
  • Why you should develop your tunnel vision [31:55]
  • The power and unintuitive nature of intentional imbalance in achieving your goals [40:31]

Links:

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/289-work-life-balance/feed/ 2 One of the most common questions we get is: "Should I keep my work and personal tasks together? Or should I separate them? How about my email and calendar?" In this episode, we’re going to tackle this controversial topic and give you 4 strategies that... One of the most common questions we get is: "Should I keep my work and personal tasks together? Or should I separate them? How about my email and calendar?"<br /> <br /> In this episode, we’re going to tackle this controversial topic and give you 4 strategies that have worked well for us and others in the Asian Efficiency community.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Blinkist for supporting The Productivity Show. Blinkist is offering our listeners a free 7-day trial and 25% off your new subscription. Go to Blinkist.com/tps to learn more.<br /> <br /> Thanks also to Fiverr for supporting The Productivity Show. Fiverr is offering our listeners 10% off their first order by going to Fiverr.com and using the code TPS.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Cheat Sheet:<br /> <br /> The top three productivity resources for this week [2:12]<br /> What inspired Brooks to create this episode and why it's a topic for everybody [4:28]<br /> The question people are _really_ asking when they are trying to figure out their work-life balance [7:58]<br /> How to free up your Time, Energy, and Attention [11:45]<br /> What to look for when you're hiring outside help [18:02]<br /> How consolidating your inputs and capture points can focus your energy to where it's most effective [23:34]<br /> Why you should develop your tunnel vision [31:55]<br /> The power and unintuitive nature of intentional imbalance in achieving your goals [40:31]<br /> <br /> Links:<br /> <br /> Blinkist<br /> Fiverr<br /> LegalShield<br /> Fantastical 3<br /> TripMode<br /> Automate Your Life: How We Save Over 500 Hours/Year With 5 Time-Saving Techniques (TPS241)<br /> 4 Tools to Automate Your Technology and Save 100+ Hours a Year (TPS242)<br /> TaskRabbit<br /> Web Automation: The Easiest Way To Be More Productive Online (TPS282)<br /> Never Enough Time? Schedule Your Priorities by Color Coding Your Calendars<br /> Why Pursuing the Work-Life Balance Myth is Hurting Your Productivity (TPS139)TPS 139<br /> How to Prioritize Your Todo List With A Sheet of Paper<br /> <br /> If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here's how. Asian Efficiency clean
The 12 Week Year: The “Secret Sauce” To Achieving Your Goals Every Quarter (TPS288) https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/288-12-week-year/ https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/288-12-week-year/#respond Mon, 24 Feb 2020 12:00:56 +0000 https://www.asianefficiency.com/?p=15870

Do you have trouble achieving your goals? Even if you’ve meticulously planned out your year, taking those plans and translating them into accomplishments doesn’t always work out the way you hope.

A powerful framework for achieving your goals is called The 12 Week Year, which is based on a book by Brian Moran and Michael Lennington.

In this episode, we revisit The 12 Week Year and share 5 tips that will help you succeed with it and accomplish your goals faster and more consistently.

Thanks to Freshbooks for supporting The Productivity Show. Freshbooks is offering our listeners a free 30-day trial, no catch and no credit card required. Go to Freshbooks.com/tps and enter TPS in the “How did you hear about us” section to get started.

Thanks to Grammarly for supporting The Productivity Show. Grammarly is offering our listeners 20% off their premium account. Go to Grammarly.com/tps to get 20% off your premium account today.

Cheat Sheet:

  • Brooks’s and Thanh’s top 3 productivity resources for the week [3:24]
  • What the 12 Week Year is and why the Asian Efficiency community loves it [5:13]
  • Why you should focus on fewer goals than you think [11:06]
  • The power of knowing your “why” when setting your goals [19:24]
  • What tracking your actions does for accomplishing your 12 Week Year goals [23:42]
  • The difference between measuring lead instead of lag indicators [31:21]
  • Accountability buddies and how it can increase your motivation when you feel like you don’t have any left [37:04]
  • Action steps that can help you get started on your 12 Week Year [41:25]

Links:

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https://www.asianefficiency.com/podcasts/288-12-week-year/feed/ 0 Do you have trouble achieving your goals? Even if you've meticulously planned out your year, taking those plans and translating them into accomplishments doesn't always work out the way you hope. - A powerful framework for achieving your goals is call... Do you have trouble achieving your goals? Even if you've meticulously planned out your year, taking those plans and translating them into accomplishments doesn't always work out the way you hope.<br /> <br /> A powerful framework for achieving your goals is called The 12 Week Year, which is based on a book by Brian Moran and Michael Lennington.<br /> <br /> In this episode, we revisit The 12 Week Year and share 5 tips that will help you succeed with it and accomplish your goals faster and more consistently.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Freshbooks for supporting The Productivity Show. Freshbooks is offering our listeners a free 30-day trial, no catch and no credit card required. Go to Freshbooks.com/tps and enter TPS in the "How did you hear about us" section to get started.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Grammarly for supporting The Productivity Show. Grammarly is offering our listeners 20% off their premium account. Go to Grammarly.com/tps to get 20% off your premium account today.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Cheat Sheet:<br /> <br /> Brooks's and Thanh's top 3 productivity resources for the week [3:24]<br /> What the 12 Week Year is and why the Asian Efficiency community loves it [5:13]<br /> Why you should focus on fewer goals than you think [11:06]<br /> The power of knowing your "why" when setting your goals [19:24]<br /> What tracking your actions does for accomplishing your 12 Week Year goals [23:42]<br /> The difference between measuring lead instead of lag indicators [31:21]<br /> Accountability buddies and how it can increase your motivation when you feel like you don't have any left [37:04]<br /> Action steps that can help you get started on your 12 Week Year [41:25]