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The AE Holiday Gift Guide (TPS173)
Dec 11 • 57 min
It’s Christmas time again, which means it’s time for another edition of the Asian Efficiency Holiday Gift Guide. If you have no idea what to get for the productivity nerd in your life (or just want a few ideas for yourself), this episode is packed with…
Using Coffee Shops and Cafes to Give Your Productivity a Boost w/ Dave Caolo (TPS172)
Dec 4 • 43 min
In this episode, Mike talks with Dave Caolo, a writer, author, and podcaster who has experience working remotely. Dave was the managing editor at The Unofficial Apple Weblog for eight years where he covered major Apple releases, reviewed software and…
Change Your Mind, Change Your Life: How a Growth Mindset Leads You to Your Ideal Future (TPS171)
Nov 27 • 77 min
In this episode, Thanh and Mike talk about the importance of developing a growth mindset. They explain what a growth mindset looks like and how it’s different from a fixed mindset, how you can spot a growth mindset in several different areas, and share…
Mind Food: How to Become More Creative and Successful by Watching What You “Eat” (TPS170)
Nov 20 • 76 min
You’ve probably heard the old adage, “you are what you eat,” but it applies to more than just your physical body - it applies to your mind as well. In this episode, Brooks and Mike talk about “mind food,” an idea Mike picked up from author Tim Sanders on…
The Productivity “F Word” (TPS169)
Nov 13 • 55 min
In this episode, Thanh and Mike talk about an essential concept for productivity enthusiasts, which is “Freedom.” They introduce you to the 3 different types of freedom and talk about which types of freedom are more important at different stages of life,…
Essential Travel Tips to Make Your Next Trip a Breeze w/ Kevin Clack (TPS168)
Nov 6 • 60 min
In this episode, Mike is joined by Dojo member Kevin Clack to talk about efficient travel. Kevin’s job requires both domestic and international travel and in this episode he shares several of the things that he’s learned over the years to make travel less…
The 8 Root Causes of Procrastination & How to Beat Them (TPS167)
Oct 30 • 75 min
In this episode, Thanh and Mike revisit the topic of procrastination. They talk about the different root causes of procrastination and how to overcome them. They walk you through the 9 different types of procrastinators so that you can locate yourself and…
Next-Level Email Processing: How to Handle Any Email in Your Inbox (TPS166)
Oct 23 • 69 min
In this episode, Brooks and Mike revisit the Asian efficiency email workflow and share some important updates to make your email processing even more efficient. Mike interviewed over 30 people on their biggest pain points when it comes to email and…
15 Productivity Tips That Are Weird But Work (TPS165)
Oct 16 • 52 min
This episode is all about weird things that we do every single day to help us be more productive. Thanh and Mike share several tips that they’ve discovered along the way to solving things that drive them crazy, and the Dojo chimes in as well with several…
5 Things to Plan Your Week Around for Maximum Long-Term Impact (TPS164)
Oct 9 • 66 min
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Luckily for you, planning is much easier than you think. It all starts with planning the perfect day and then the perfect week. You’ll learn how to be in control of your schedule and make the planning process easy…
Overlap: A simple strategy for closing the gap between where you are and where you want to be w/ Sean McCabe (TPS163)
Oct 2 • 49 min
In this episode, Mike talks with entrepreneur and author Sean McCabe. On a daily basis, he runs seanwes.com: a learning community for entrepreneurs looking to do fulfilling work. Sean is also the author of Overlap: Start a Business While Working a…
Thinking Time: the Counterintuitive Approach to Growth (TPS162)
Sep 25 • 72 min
It’s a bit counter-intuitive, but in this episode we’re going to talk about how you can actually go faster by slowing down and developing a habit of thinking time. We know it can feel weird to stop and think about your work instead of constantly doing it,…
It’s All Too Much: 3 Keys to Overcoming Information Overload (TPS161)
Sep 18 • 69 min
Brooks and Mike talk about information overload and what you can do about it. The amount of information we are exposed to is increasing exponentially and is a major reason why so many people deal with the Fear of Missing Out (of FOMO). If you’ve ever felt…
The Secret to Finding Your Blindspots and Overcoming Setbacks w/ Nabill Idrisi (TPS 160)
Sep 11 • 55 min
Nabill Idrisi is back on the podcast to discuss the right way to set goals, how to accelerate the results you want, and how coaching and mastermind groups can help you towards your goals. He talks with Thanh about what changed in his life that led him to…
Advanced Strategies for Reading Faster and Remembering More w/ Abby Marks-Beale (TPS159)
Sep 4 • 49 min
Reading expert Abby Marks-Beale is on the show to talk about how you can learn how to read faster and comprehend better. She designed a course in the Asian Efficiency Dojo that is based off of her Rev It Up Reading program. In this episode, Mike and Abby…
The Productivity Perils of Shiny Object Syndrome & 8 Strategies to Overcome Them (TPS158)
Aug 28 • 61 min
Brooks and Mike discuss Shiny Object Syndrome (S.O.S.), which is very prevalent in the online productivity space. They discuss why it’s widespread among this community, how people who embrace a growth mindset are more susceptible, and signs to look for…
10% Entrepreneurship w/ Patrick McGinnis: Achieving Entrepreneurial Freedom Without Sacrificing 9-to-5 Stability (TPS157)
Aug 21 • 51 min
Mike Schmitz is joined by Patrick McGinnis, a venture capital and private equity investor who founded Dirigo Advisors to provide advice to investors and fast growing businesses. He’s the author of the 10% Entrepreneur, a book about how you don’t have to…
3 Keys to Planning the Perfect Week (TPS156)
Aug 14 • 55 min
Brooks and Mike break down how you can plan and execute your perfect week. The process of planning your perfect week can help you make significant steps towards your ideal future, and if you plan a perfect week you may realize that you’re closer to your…
Making Better Decisions: How to Say “No” and When to Say “Yes” (TPS155)
Aug 7 • 52 min
Mike and Brooks cover everything you need to know about how to make better decisions for your career and personal life. They discuss why you might be saying yes to the wrong things and how to say no without straining your relationships. They detail a…
How Journaling Can Make You 25% Happier (TPS154)
Jul 31 • 71 min
Mike and Brooks dive into the many benefits of journaling, and give 5 tips for making journaling actionable and effective. They explain how to implement a journaling habit, different tools and apps you can use, and how to make the habit stick. If you’ve…
How To Run an Effective and Highly Efficient Remote Team (TPS153)
Jul 24 • 88 min
Thanh and Brooks go in-depth on the inner workings of Asian Efficiency’s remote team setup and how you can run an effective remote team as well. As more people turn to remote work, they discuss the differences between office work and remote companies.…
How to Beat Your Brain and Conquer Cognitive Biases to Make Better Decisions (TPS152)
Jul 17 • 60 min
Brooks and Mike talk about cognitive biases and how they influence our ability to make good rational decisions. They discuss the many different types of cognitive biases and how they are the common culprits of bad decision making. Then, they talk about 4…
How to Make Sure Your Projects and Tasks are the Right Ones (TPS151)
Jul 10 • 36 min
Brooks and Mike discuss how to achieve clarity from knowing that the tasks and projects in your task manager are the right ones. They walk through six different horizons from the Getting Things Done productivity framework. The 6 horizons are a mental…
How to Bounce Back When Everything Goes Wrong (TPS150)
Jul 3 • 73 min
On this episode, we celebrate 3 million all-time podcast downloads for The Productivity Show! Brooks, Mike, and Thanh look back on their journey to this milestone, and talk about 5 specific setbacks they’ve encountered over the years. They highlight the…
How to Get GTD to Work For You: Simple Strategies For Managing Your Inboxes And Capturing Information (TPS149)
Jun 26 • 45 min
Today we’re talking about Getting Things Done, productivity systems, and how to make them work for your personal work style. In the first part of the episode, Mike walks through the 5 different steps involved in the GTD method and how to ask the right…
What to Do When You Feel Stuck and Need a Fresh Start (TPS148)
Jun 19 • 67 min
Brooks and Mike talk about what to do when you feel like you need to make a fresh start. Sometimes you feel completely overwhelmed with everything you need to do, and don’t know how to start over or slow down. If you’ve ever felt stuck, this episode will…
The Productivity Killer We Face 35,000 Times Each Day (TPS147)
Jun 12 • 85 min
Mike and Thanh tackle decision fatigue, and how to exercise all the tools at your disposal so that you don’t get burnout or make bad decisions. The average person makes 35,000 decisions per day, which is a lot higher than most people realize. They discuss…
How to Regain Control and Balance When You Wear Many Different Hats (TPS146)
Jun 5 • 49 min
It’s difficult to maintain a balance between your different responsibilities, especially as it’s common for people to have more than just work and home to think about. If you’re stressed or feeling like you can’t honor the commitments you’ve made, this…
4 Strategies for Developing Your Focus Muscle and Creating the Future You’ve Always Dreamed of (TPS145)
May 29 • 83 min
Being able to focus is fast becoming a lost art. We’re constantly interrupted in today’s society by our technology and other people. In this episode, Thanh and Mike show you a better way to work that maximizes focus time and produces higher quality work…
4 Keys to Mastering the Work That You Love Through Effective Deliberate Practice (TPS144)
May 22 • 53 min
Does it really take 10,000 hours to master a skill? In this episode, we tackle the topic of mastery and give you some keys to effective deliberate practice. If you’ve wanted to master a skill and need to maximize a limited amount of time, this episode is…
The CEO’s Secret to Productivity: An Executive Assistant (TPS143)
May 15 • 131 min
This episode is all about how to find, hire, and make productive use of executive assistants. Thanh Pham is joined by Charles Ngo, who has hired and worked with executive assistants for many years. Thanh recently hired his first executive assistant, and…
Why Time Management Doesn’t Work & Why You Should Focus on Energy Instead (TPS142)
May 8 • 56 min
Brooks and Mike discuss why energy management is the real key to high achievement. They walk through different types of energy that need to be managed, and what you can do to maximize each one. Do you find that you often can’t muster up the energy to…
5 Tips to Work Smarter and More Effectively with Evernote (TPS141)
May 1 • 64 min
Thanh welcomes Charles Byrd to the podcast to discuss the ins and outs of working smarter with Evernote. Charles is a certified Evernote Expert and has tons of tips for creating systems, pulling up information quickly, and doing more with Evernote apps.…
How to Find Balance While Working in a Corporate Culture (TPS140)
Apr 24 • 54 min
On this episode, dojo member Gary Smith joins the podcast to discuss solutions to some pressing corporate productivity problems. Mike and Gary talk about how to balance your personal goals with your corporate responsibilities, how to advance your career…
Why Pursuing the Work-Life Balance Myth is Hurting Your Productivity (TPS139)
Apr 17 • 49 min
Mike and Thanh tackle the ever-popular topic of work-life balance, and why it’s not only impossible to achieve, but also may not be something you want to achieve. They discuss how to create intentional imbalance instead, by working on the areas of your…
How to Take Massive Action on Your Goals by Implementing the 12 Week Year Effectively (TPS138)
Apr 10 • 56 min
Brandon Wentland, a member of the Asian Efficiency dojo, is on the podcast this week to talk about The 12 Week Year. Brandon successfully implemented the 12 week year framework in his own life, and created a module in the dojo about the concept, complete…
Overcome the Limitations of GTD to Get Things Done By Using the 2Do App (TPS137)
Apr 3 • 52 min
Today we break down the advantages of the task manager app for desktop and mobile 2Do. Mat Rhein, a member of the Asian Efficiency Dojo, talks about everything 2D and answers many user questions about the unique features that it has. If you’re looking for…
How to Implement Getting Things Done (GTD) Effectively w/ OmniFocus (TPS136)
Mar 27 • 66 min
Today we dive deep into OmniFocus. Mike and Brooks explain the killer features of this app and how best to use it, so you can decide if you want to invest in it. They also answer some of the most frequent questions we get from the community regarding…
How to Find and Choose the Perfect Todo List App For You (TPS 135)
Mar 20 • 53 min
We want to help you shortcut the process of finding the right todo list app or task manager. Thanh and Brooks weigh the pros and cons of popular apps like OmniFocus, Trello, Asana, Todoist, and 2Do. Full show notes can be found at…
6 Ways to Replace Emails, Meetings, and Other Corporate Time Wasters by Using Slack / HipChat (TPS 134)
Mar 13 • 40 min
Brooks and Mike discuss team communication and collar tools, specifically HipChat and Slack. They talk about their fundamentals, their benefits, and what problems they help to solve. They discuss ways to use them to eliminate internal email, meetings, and…
10 Practical Tips for Identifying and Implementing Core Values With Your Family (TPS133)
Mar 6 • 60 min
Mike Schmitz and his wife Rachel Schmitz share their perspective on the topic of core values and vision. They created a vision and set of core values for themselves and their family, and they discuss how they came to their values as well as handy tips for…
This 1 Psychological Fear Is Holding You Back From Being Uber Productive (TPS132)
Feb 27 • 67 min
This episode is all about FOMO - The Fear of Missing Out. It’s a troubling trend with major productivity costs, and Mike and Thanh help you understand and solve it. They chat about FOMO’s symptoms and common causes, as well as 9 tips to help you overcome…
Why Mindmapping is Better than Outlining, Except When it Isn’t (TPS131)
Feb 20 • 54 min
Brooks and Mike discuss mipmapping vs outlining, and when to use each technqiue. This is an important topic because knowing when to use the right tool can have a positive effect on the product you’re creating. They also discuss various apps you can use to…
8 Strategies for Waking Up Early and Becoming a Morning Person (TPS130)
Feb 13 • 46 min
Today we are talking about getting up early - a polarizing topic and one that we’ve discussed a lot with our community lately. Thanh and Mike share 8 strategies for getting up early, finding the motivation to get up earlier, and things you should avoid…
The 2017 Essential Mac Productivity Apps (TPS129)
Feb 6 • 44 min
Brooks and Mike go round-by-round picking their top 10 essential Mac productivity apps. From menu-bar apps to task managers, this is the definitive list for 2017 on a Mac. Full show notes can be found at theproductivityshow.com/129
How to Overcome 4 Common Corporate Productivity Problems (TPS128)
Jan 30 • 57 min
We welcome new Asian Efficiency team member Brooks Duncan on the show to chat with Mike about solutions to common corporate productivity problems. If you work for an organization and are trying to make productivity systems work for you in a corporate…
The Next Evolution in Productivity is Lifestyle Productivity (TPS127)
Jan 23 • 47 min
How can you design your life and your environment so that is it inevitable that you will be productive? We are tackling this question on today’s episode, as Mike and Thanh discuss the tools, systems, and concepts you can use to make your lifestyle more…
How to Discover Your Own Core Values (TPS126)
Jan 16 • 64 min
Mike and Thanh explore the Asian Efficiency core values, why they’ve changed, and how they came to them. They discuss the benefits of having core values for your personal life and your company, and how you can use core values to make decisions, hire new…
The iOS vs macOS Productivity Faceoff (TPS125)
Jan 9 • 32 min
Mike is on team iOS, arguing that this platform is superior for getting things done with ease, mobility, and focus. Thanh represents team MacOS, making the case that laptops and desktops are far better at getting important things done in less time and…
8 Productivity Predictions for 2017 (TPS124)
Jan 2 • 44 min
Mike and Thanh break down their productivity predictions for 2017, and discuss how the future of inboxes, notifications, and the Internet of Things will take shape over the next year. Full show notes can be found at theproductivityshow.com/124
Productivity nerds! Where do you do your deep work? (TPS123)
Dec 26, 2016 • 51 min
Mike and Thanh discuss the tools, environments, and time needed to do your best work – deep work. Deep work is when you are devoting your entire attention to your most important task, and it’s something many people struggle with. In this episode we cover…
TPS122: The Farewell Episode w/ Zachary Sexton
Dec 19, 2016 • 39 min
Mike and Thanh host this episode as Zachary plays guest, discussing his run as host of the Productivity Show. They talk about how Zach was hired to the Asian Efficiency team, some of Zach’s favorite episodes of this podcast, and what he’s learned from…
The 3 Things You Need to Maximize Your Productivity (TPS121)
Dec 12, 2016 • 53 min
Chris Bailey spent a year trying out different productivity concepts, using himself as the subject of his experiments. Mike Schmitz talks with Chris about what he learned from experiments such as not talking to other humans for 10 days, working only 20…
The Holiday Gift Guide for Productivity Nerds (TPS120)
Dec 5, 2016 • 50 min
The AE Holiday Gift Guide is here! Thanh and Mike give you their top 20 gifts for the productivity junkie in your life. Full show notes can be found at theproductivityshow.com/120
3 Keys to Using the 80/20 Rule in Your Business for Exponential Growth (TPS119)
Nov 28, 2016 • 41 min
This is part 2 of our conversation on the 80/20 rule with Tim Francis. If you missed part 1, visit theproductivityshow.com/118, where we covered the 5 levels of 80/20. In this episode, we talk about how businesses have used the 80/20 rule to create…
5 Ways to Apply the 80/20 Rule To Free Up 2+ Hours A Week (TPS118)
Nov 21, 2016 • 43 min
You’re going to learn the framework for implementing the 80/20 in all areas of your life and work. 80/20 is an important concept, one that is often appreciate but also relatively difficult to find practical applications for in your own life. The 5 levels…
How to Keep Up Your Healthy Lifestyle When You’re Traveling (TPS117)
Nov 14, 2016 • 40 min
Alistair Clark is a former management consultant and current founder of Work. Life. Fitness. He helps overworked professionals create a competitive advantage at work using fitness, productivity and lifestyle strategies. We chat today about creating…
9 GTD Mistakes You Must Avoid – TPS116
Nov 7, 2016 • 39 min
Zack and Mike from the Asian Efficiency team revisit the Getting Things Done method and chat about common obstacles that prevent people from successfully implementing the system into their lives. They chat about keeping things simple, not following the…
TPS115: Life Decisions & Technology w/ Rick Stawarz
Oct 31, 2016 • 42 min
Technology is a huge part of our modern-day lives, and it’s easy to forget that technology was meant to serve us and make our lives easier, not the other way around. Today we talk with Rick Stawarz about how to make technology work for us, not get in the…
TPS114: Take Action and Produce Results w/ Nathan Latka
Oct 24, 2016 • 35 min
Nathan Latka is an entrepreneur on a mission. He’s built and sold companies and is currently planning to take a company public, all before his 30th birthday. Nathan and Zack chat about what drives his success, delegating tasks, ego, and more. Full show…
TPS113: 5 Ways to Make Your Home More Efficient
Oct 17, 2016 • 18 min
Thanh and Zack discuss action items you can take to make your home or work space a more efficient and productive place. From working habits, health habits, and sleep habits, they talk about ways to make things more efficient and design productive living…
TPS112: How to Escape Your Email
Oct 10, 2016 • 57 min
In this episode, we go through 8 tips (plus a bonus) on how to escape your inbox and focus on tasks that matter. We’ll discuss apps and systems that you can use to cut down on the time you spend processing your emails. Full show notes can be found at…
TPS111: Why You Must Escape Your Email
Oct 3, 2016 • 35 min
Americans spend way too much time on email, and it’s breaking our creative flow and making us less productive. In this episode, we talk about the reasons why this is, and how you can break the cycle and spend more time out of your inbox taking action on…
TPS110: Fitness in the Workplace w/ Zack Arnold
Sep 26, 2016 • 36 min
Movement energizes us and makes us more productive and efficient, and yet most knowledge workers spend eight hours or more sitting at a desk every day. Zack Arnold sits at a desk too, but he’s become an expert in building habits of movement into his daily…
TPS109: Finding Your Focus w/ Michael Hyatt
Sep 19, 2016 • 32 min
Michael Hyatt is a NY Times best selling author, speaker, and former CEO (and chairman) of Thomas Nelson Publishers. He’s on the podcast to discuss the true goal of productivity, how to find your focus, and making room for activities that truly matter.…
TPS108: Sustainable Behavior Change w/ Eric Zimmer
Sep 12, 2016 • 55 min
Eric Zimmer is the host of the award-winning podcast The One You Feed. Through hundreds of interviews, Eric has learned a lot about healthy habits, mindfulness, and sustainable behavior change. We chat about changing environments and habits and feeding…
TPS107: Being Data-Driven w/ John Johnson
Sep 5, 2016 • 41 min
John Johnson, PhD is an expert in reading and understanding data and statistics. He talks with Zack about how to become a discerning consumer of data, now that we can track personal data as well. Listen in to learn how to ask questions about data, using…
TPS106: Influence Yourself w/ Ramit Sethi
Aug 29, 2016 • 53 min
Ramit Sethi, the New York Times bestselling author with his book I Will Teach You to Be Rich, has changed the lives of many by questioning the mainstream narrative of how you should do things. In this episode we explore why people make goals and don’t…
TPS105: The AE Email Workflow
Aug 22, 2016 • 47 min
Zack and Mike go in-depth on some new workflows that the Asian Efficiency team has been developing regarding our most time-intensive task: email. Email takes an average of 6 hours per day out of the American office worker’s day, and we’re here to fix…
TPS104: Life Skills That Matter w/ Stephen Warley (Part 2 of 2)
Aug 15, 2016 • 62 min
In Part 2 of our conversation with Stephen Warley, we dive deeper into life skills that matter for self-employed and freelancing people. We talk about the need for continued education, how to align all of your daily habits towards your purpose, and…
TPS103: Life Skills That Matter w/ Stephen Warley (Part 1 of 2)
Aug 8, 2016 • 43 min
Stephen Warley has been self-employed for more than a decade, and he’s on the show to talk about life skills that matter for the new nature of work. As more and more people change jobs every 3-5 years or become self-employed, skills like self-awareness,…
TPS102: Essentialism w/ Greg McKeown
Aug 1, 2016 • 45 min
Greg McKeown is the author of Essentialism, The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. He is on the podcast to discuss how to figure out what is essential to you, how to create your vision for your life, and why being bored is important. Listen in for tools to…
TPS101: Lean Thinking w/ Paul Akers
Jul 25, 2016 • 39 min
Paul Akers has built a business and a life on making small improvements every single day. In this episode, we explore the concept of lean: lean thinking, lean relationships, lean business. The lean methodology shows us how to eliminate waste and make…
TPS100: Celebrating Your Wins
Jul 18, 2016 • 30 min
Zack, Mike, and Thanh celebrate the 100th episode of The Productivity Show by standing in line for hours to get some famous Franklin Barbecue in Austin. They chat about why celebrating your wins is important, and interview their fellow customers in line…
TPS99: Procrastination
Jul 11, 2016 • 22 min
Procrastination is something that hits all of us, and many people struggle with it on a regular basis. In this episode we dive into the myths about procrastination, and eight tactics you can use to fight through to take real steps towards your goals. Full…
TPS98: Making Rituals Stick w/ Nabill Idrisi
Jul 4, 2016 • 42 min
Nabill Idrisi is a coach who found amazing success from creating rituals and sticking to them. After attending one of our workshops and masterminds, Nabill created systems for his rituals and saw results within months. We chat about Nabill’s rituals, his…
TPS97: Planning in 90-day Periods w/ Kendra Wright
Jun 27, 2016 • 32 min
Kendra Wright is back on the podcast to talk about why planning in 90-day periods is good for your professional and personal life. We chat about the advantages of not setting yearly goals, scheduling in time for rest and relaxation, and executing over…
TPS96: Setting Up Your Dashboard in Evernote w/ Stacey Harmon
Jun 20, 2016 • 47 min
Most people love Evernote for its ability to store reference files like recipes and notes, but Stacey Harmon is here to show us how to organize your entire life on Evernote. Stacey will explain her system for performing task, project, and process…
TPS95: Personality Types w/ Scott Beebe
Jun 13, 2016 • 49 min
Scott Beebe is a business coach who loves productivity systems and personality tests. We explore the DISC personality model in this episode and discuss why it can be a powerful tool for interacting with people and hiring within a business. Full show notes…
TPS94: Reinvent Your Life Through Productivity w/ Brad Simon
Jun 6, 2016 • 50 min
Brad Simon wants you to know that he is not a productivity expert like many of the guests on this podcast. Rather, he’s a fellow traveller on the path to efficiency and productivity, and he shares his story of getting out of debt and losing weight in this…
TPS93: 3 Steps to a Better Memory w/ Brad Zupp
May 30, 2016 • 46 min
Record-setting memory athlete Brad Zupp is on the podcast this week to talk about how you can get your memory to perform better for you. We discuss proven techniques for remembering names, numbers, and just about anything. You’ll learn the 3 steps that…
TPS92: No More Underpants w/ Steve Kamb
May 23, 2016 • 45 min
Steve Kamb started NerdFitness.com because he was playing too many video games all day - and has now built it into a successful blog, book, and more. He’s reached his goals of traveling the world and having new experiences by using the practices of…
TPS91: Master The Art of Podcasting w/ Erik Fisher
May 16, 2016 • 43 min
Erik Fisher has one of the most popular productivity podcasts in the world, and he is back on this show to discuss how he mastered the art of podcasting. From discovering your passion to honing your skills as an interviewer, we cover the many facets of…
TPS90: Become a Minimalist w/ Joshua Becker
May 9, 2016 • 42 min
Joshua Becker leads a minimalist lifestyle with his family, and blogs about it on becomingminimalist.com. He is the author of the new book The More of Less, and in this episode we chat about how minimalism allows for more, how to start the decluttering…
TPS89: Stop Email Overload w/ Dmitri Leonov of SaneBox
May 2, 2016 • 37 min
We’ve said it on this podcast before: email is a necessary email. Checking it too often, and without a strategy, can be incredibly damaging to your productivity. Luckily there are tools like SaneBox, created by Dmitri Leonov and his team to help us stop…
TPS88: Deep Work w/ Cal Newport
Apr 25, 2016 • 46 min
Cal Newport is on the podcast today to talk about Deep Work, a skill that is essential for success in today’s knowledge economy. Learn about what deep work is, why it is so important, and how you can manage your time and distractions so that you can focus…
TPS87: How to Run Effective Meetings w/ John Poelstra
Apr 18, 2016 • 48 min
John Poelstra is obsessed with meetings, and for good reason. Meetings are responsible for billions of dollars in wasted productivity every month. John is on a mission to make meetings more effective, and he joins us on the podcast to talk about how you…
TPS86: The 80/20 of Health and Energy w/ Mark Sisson
Apr 11, 2016 • 38 min
Mark Sisson is an expert in evolutionary health and author of The Primal Blueprint. In this episode, he discusses how our genes can be influenced by our diet and exercise, how you can put in only a few minutes at the gym and get maximum output, and how to…
TPS85: Read at the Speed of Thought w/ Abby Marks Beale
Apr 4, 2016 • 37 min
Zack chats with speed reading expert Abby Marks Beale, who has been teaching people how to read and comprehend faster for more than 20 years. They discuss key characteristics of speed readers, specific tips that you can use to comprehend and read fast,…
TPS84: Differences Between Habits and Rituals
Mar 28, 2016 • 32 min
Asian Efficiency team members Zack and Thanh discuss the key differences between habits and rituals. From brushing teeth to working out, you’ll learn how putting systems in place, writing things down, and not relying on will power can help you create…
TPS83: How to Plan Your Week w/ Kendra Wright
Mar 21, 2016 • 35 min
Zack chats with Kendra Wright about her awesome strategy for planning her week. This strategy will change the way you think about your calendar, helping you to fit in self-care and work and feel fulfilled during your week but not over-worked. Full show…
TPS82: Optimizing Your Brain w/ Dr. Andrew Hill
Mar 14, 2016 • 67 min
Today we dive into the science of the brain, how to keep it healthy, and what you can do to make your brain more focused, alert, and productive. Dr. Andrew Hill, PhD is the Lead Neuroscientist at truBrain and founder of Peak Brain, and he discusses how…
TPS81: How to Leverage The 80/20 Rule to Create More Time
Mar 7, 2016 • 17 min
The 80/20 Rule states that 80% of your output is going to come from only 20% of your input. So how do we make our input work harder for us? Leverage other people’s time. Time is our most valuable resource, and in this episode Zack discusses the two…
TPS80: Seven Unusual Rituals
Feb 29, 2016 • 16 min
Here at Asian Efficiency, we love rituals. Rituals help integrate productive actions into our lives in a systematized way, so that it becomes as natural as brushing your teeth. If you’re new to rituals or are a rituals expert, you’ll find these seven…
TPS79: Email on Your Phone w/ Mike Schmitz
Feb 22, 2016 • 30 min
Zack chats with Asian Efficiency resident Email Expert Mike Schmitz about checking email on your phone. As Americans, we spend way too much time on our smart phones, and far too much time on email. Learn how to boost your productivity with these email dos…
TPS78: Live a Minimalist Luxury Lifestyle w/ Thanh Pham
Feb 15, 2016 • 34 min
Mike and Thanh sit down to give listeners another “behind the scenes” look at what we are talking and thinking about within the Asian Efficiency team. In this conversation, Thanh discusses his Minimalist Luxury Lifestyle (MLL) idea that he has been…
TPS77: 5 Tips to Master Your Calendar
Feb 8, 2016 • 37 min
Zack, Thanh, and Mike revisit the ever-important subject of using and mastering your calendar. From handy shortcuts to their favorite calendar apps, listen in to learn 5 tips that will make you more productive when scheduling and reviewing how you spend…
TPS76: 8 Best Practices for Email
Feb 1, 2016 • 36 min
Mike, Thanh, and Zack discuss email, the necessary evil, and one of the topics that we at Asian Efficiency get the most questions about. In the episode, we dive into some of our favorite tips for not letting your email control you, getting to inbox zero,…
TPS75: Simple Systems
Jan 25, 2016 • 35 min
Asian Efficiency team members Zack, Thanh, and Mike sit down to chat about one of their favorite subjects: systems. In this episode you’ll learn some simple systems to do more with less effort, and you’ll learn how to recognize the problems in your life…
TPS74: Making Space for Flow w/ Trey Stinnett
Jan 18, 2016 • 39 min
Zack chats with Trey Stinnett about flow: how to find it, keep it, and let it increase your productivity. Trey advocates for people to make space in their lives so that new things can come in, and talks about his pursuit of living in the present. Full…
TPS73: Get Healthy in 2016 w/ Allison Schaaf
Jan 11, 2016 • 24 min
Allison Schaaf is back on the podcast to chat about 5 things you can do to increase your health in 2016. She shares tips about morning rituals, increasing your productivity when cooking food, and ways to rethink how you are currently planning and cooking…
TPS72: New Year’s Resolutions
Jan 4, 2016 • 36 min
Asian Efficiency team members Zack, Mike, and Thanh discuss New Year’s Resolutions - why people make them, and why most people fail at accomplishing them. Mike details how he sets goals for the year, while Thanh and Zack talk about why they don’t make New…
TPS71: Goal-Setting Techniques w/ John Lee Dumas
Dec 28, 2015 • 31 min
Zack chats with John Lee Dumas about how to create systems and goal-setting techniques in order to become more productive and successful. John has built an incredibly successful podcast business in a short amount of time, and publishes an episode of his…
TPS70: Energy Management w/ Mark Silverman
Dec 21, 2015 • 36 min
Zack chats with Mark Silverman, a business and life coach who specializes in energy management. He has had a personal journey with learning how to create priorities and get things done, and he shares what he has learned with his clients and in his book,…
TPS69: Journaling w/ Kendra Wright
Dec 14, 2015 • 42 min
Kendra Wright sits down with Zack to discuss the power of daily journaling and how it can help you organize and energize your life. She chronicles why she started journaling and how it helped her remember the awesome moments in her year while getting her…
TPS68: The 5am Miracle w/ Jeff Sanders
Dec 7, 2015 • 37 min
Jeff Sanders chats with Zack about his new book, the 5am Miracle, and how getting up earlier changed his life. He talks about the phases of productivity, including planning, executing, and reviewing. Listen in to reframe how you look at your life and see…
TPS67: Digital Coaching w/ Willem Van Syl
Nov 30, 2015 • 39 min
Willem Van Syl joins us from South Africa to chat about the world of Digital Coaching and how the new form of coaching can help you be more productive and achieve your goals. Willem helps his clients reach Inbox Zero, set priorities for the day, and…
TPS66: The Asian Efficiency Core Values
Nov 23, 2015 • 35 min
Zack and Thanh chat about Asian Efficiency’s four core values. They discuss why the company decided to make core values, how they have helped the business, and go into detail describing each one. Full show notes can be found at theproductivityshow.com/66
TPS65: Create Your Manifesto
Nov 15, 2015 • 17 min
Zack walks through the 5 documents that you need to create a manifesto for your life - who you are, what you believe, and what you want to accomplish. Full show notes can be found at theproductivityshow.com/65
TPS64: All About Keyboard Maestro w/ Mike & Thanh
Nov 9, 2015 • 47 min
This episode will give you a foundational framework for using Keyboard Maestro, the productivity software for Mac OS X. Give it a listen before you start using Keyboard Maestro! Full show notes can be found at theproductivityshow.com/64
TPS63: Behind the Scenes
Nov 2, 2015 • 34 min
In this episode, Zack & Mike have an informal conversation that takes you behind the scenes of some of the Asian Efficiency systems and processes to give you a glimpse of how (and why) we work the way we do. Full show notes can be found at…
TPS62: The Secrets of Mindfulness w/ Toku McCree
Oct 26, 2015 • 37 min
Today we’re talking about Mindfulness, awareness, and coaching with Toku McRee, a speaker, coach, and mindfulness expert based in Portland, OR. Full show notes can be found at theproductivityshow.com/62
TPS61: Take Control of Negative Thoughts to Increase Productivity w/ Marc & Angel Chernoff
Oct 19, 2015 • 41 min
Marc & Angel used their own personal life experiences to start a personal development blog that has blossomed in a few short years. In this episode, we dive into the method of self inquiry that has helped them reverse negative thoughts, become more aware…
TPS60: How to Live a More Significant Life w/ Aaron Walker
Oct 12, 2015 • 36 min
Zack chats with Aaron Walker, successful business owner, business coach, and owner of View From The Top. He talks about how to define a significant life, why relationships are so important, and more. Listen in for a secret link to some free resources from…
TPS59: The Power of Community
Oct 5, 2015 • 36 min
Zack, Mike, and Thanh get together to talk about the importance of support and accountability and show you where to look for both physical and digital communities to help you do more and be better. Full show notes can be found at…
TPS58: Getting Things Done w/ David Allen
Sep 28, 2015 • 38 min
We are honored to have David Allen on the podcast, as we have mentioned his Getting Things Done methodology on almost every episode. Zack and David discuss the updated version of David’s book, how to change your habit and clear your mind, and how David…
Scott Dinsmore – A Personal Tribute
Sep 25, 2015 • 6 min
Scott Dinsmore, founder of popular blog Live Your Legend, is gone. He passed away during a tragic mountain climbing accident on Mount Kilimanjaro. He was 33 years old.
TPS57: Advanced OmniFocus Setup + Workflow w/ Joe Buhlig
Sep 21, 2015 • 58 min
Joe Buhlig is a technology guru, writer, and developer - and he’s back on the podcast to talk about his innovative ways to use OmniFocus, the Getting Things Done software that many of us at Asian Efficiency use. Up your productivity and learn some…
TPS56: A System for Reviewing Goals
Sep 14, 2015 • 24 min
Zack details his system for setting and reviewing goals (and sticking to them!) that has created immense personal and business growth in his life. Listen in to find out how to remind yourself of your goals on a daily basis and stay on track. Full show…
TPS55: Building Habits Through Coaching w/ Tony Stubblebine
Sep 7, 2015 • 61 min
Tony Stubblebine is the CEO and Founder of the coaching platform coach.me. Their goal is to bring the top coaches in the world to anyone in the world who wants to achieve massive success. In this episode we discuss why coaching matters and how to build…
TPS54: Rituals over Habits
Aug 31, 2015 • 36 min
Mike and Thanh talk about why rituals are much better than habits, and they break down the 5 flaws of habits. Listen in to learn how to make your rituals stick and how to break them down into manageable steps. Full show notes can be found at…
TPS53: All About Float Tanks w/ Rob Dial & Dean Devries
Aug 24, 2015 • 27 min
Zack speaks with Rob Dial & Dean Devries at the Podcast Movement conference about how float tanks can help with meditative practice and make you more productive. Full show notes can be found at theproductivityshow.com/53
TPS52: Using Apple Watch to Increase Productivity
Aug 17, 2015 • 43 min
Zack chats with Asian Efficiency team member Mike Schmitz, who has tried out the Apple Watch and shares how to use the watch to increase productivity. Full show notes can be found at theproductivityshow.com/52
TPS51: Executive Thinking w/ Jan Johnston-Tyler
Aug 10, 2015 • 46 min
Always struggled with problem solving, planning a head, organizing? This is a must-listen episode for you. We speak with Jan Johnston-Tyler about how to organize your day, play to your strengths, and be more productive. Talk about an archeological deep…
TPS50: The Future of Work w/ Andrew Sinkov of Evernote
Aug 3, 2015 • 36 min
Zack visits Evernote HQ and discusses the history of the company and the future of work and productivity with Evernote co-founder Andrew Sinkov.
TPS49: Delegation and outsourcing w/ Julia Tunstall
Jul 27, 2015 • 40 min
Julia Tunstall is a delegation specialist and automation nerd. She works with solo business owners to help them streamline their business and find opportunities to delegate and automate their busywork so they can spend their time doing the work they care…
TPS48: LastPass w/ Amber Gott
Jul 20, 2015 • 39 min
Amber Gott has been working at LastPass (a password tool we use at Asian Efficiency) for the last five years. In this episode you will learn a couple tips for securely and efficiently managing your passwords and how you can get the most out of LastPass.
TPS47: 13 Productive Parenting Hacks
Jul 13, 2015 • 29 min
Mike shares a couple of the common challenges of being a productive parent and shares 13 productive parenting hacks to help free up more time to spend with the people that mean the most to you. Full show notes cane found at…
TPS46: The One Thing w/ Jay Papasan
Jul 6, 2015 • 34 min
Every person has something that they are best suited for. Teacher, coder, writer, healer. Identifying your top activities and then giving them a disproportionate amount of your time will give you disproportionate results. In this episode, Jay teaches us…
TPS45: Systems, goal setting and communication w/ Alison Rogers
Jun 29, 2015 • 49 min
Alison shares her story that lead her to an energizing 2 hour long morning routine, conducting 1,000 person orchestra and making a living doing what she loves.
TPS44: The Art of Charm w/ Jordan Harbinger
Jun 22, 2015 • 43 min
Jordan is a self-taught expert in confidence, relationship skills and other life hacks that help his audience at the Art of Charm live their best lives, be an example to others and leave everything and everyone better than they left it. In today’s…
TPS43: How to find your ideal mentor w/ Geoff Woods
Jun 15, 2015 • 38 min
Geoff Woods is an expert at forming relationships and finding mentors. We’ll be talking about how you can find your ideal mentor and form relationships with people who can accelerate your success.
TPS42: Working from home w/ Erik Fisher
Jun 8, 2015 • 45 min
Erik is a productivity author, podcaster, speaker and coach. Erik talks to Zack about his workflows and tools that allow him to work effectively from home.
TPS41: Go Far w/ Zack Arnold
Jun 1, 2015 • 42 min
GO FAR chronicles the inspirational life of Christopher Rush, a quadriplegic and national MDA poster child, who lived with muscular dystrophy from birth to his death at the age 30 (in 2007).
TPS40: Batch Cooking w/ Allison Stevens
May 25, 2015 • 45 min
Allison is an expert in cooking, nutrition and efficient cook and we’ll be talking about how you can batch and automate healthy, gluten-free meals with her meal planning website PrepDish.com. Full shownotes can be found at theproductivityshow.com/40.
TPS39: Personal and Business Productivity w/ Amber DeLaGarza
May 18, 2015 • 32 min
Amber is The Productivity Specialist. She works with business owners who feel overwhelmed and out of time, yet want to achieve higher levels of success. Amber helps her clients maximize their time and reach their goals through one-on-one personal…
TPS38: I Know Kung Fu w/ Patrick Hart
May 11, 2015 • 35 min
Patrick Hart, dad, husband and process improvement specialist, comes on to talk about how Asian Efficiency gave him the red pill he had been looking for when it came to productivity. Now, rather than hoarding the latest productivity books, he can focus on…
TPS 37: Productive Weeks w/ Laura Vanderkam
May 4, 2015 • 34 min
Laura is an expert in time management and we talk about how you can plan your mornings and weeks so you can spend more of your time on the things that really matter. Cheat Sheet How to get a jump on the day by doing those important, but not urgent things…
TPS36: Slowing Down w/ Brooke McAlary
Apr 27, 2015 • 38 min
Learn how to slow down with Brooke McAlary’s minimalist approach to creating a slower, happier home and a simpler, more contented life. Full show notes can be found at http://theproductivityshow.com/36.
TPS35: A Year of Productivity w/ Chris Bailey
Apr 20, 2015 • 53 min
Chris Bailey joins Zachary to discuss his productivity “experiments” (including A Year of Productivity), the rule of 3, the power of intention and the pitfalls the come from relying on coffee & caffeine.
TPS34: Developing an IT Mindset w/ Scotty Loveless
Apr 13, 2015 • 46 min
Scotty Loveless of appinstructor.com joins Zachary to talk about becoming your own IT person by changing how you think and talk about your tech problems, the role of empathy in IT, and reveals the secret to maximizing your time at the Genius Bar. Full…
TPS33: Analog vs. Digital Capturing Showdown
Apr 6, 2015 • 36 min
Zachary & Mike reunite to discuss the basics of capturing, why it’s important, and the pros & cons of both analog and digital tools (including a hybrid product they’re both pretty excited about) to help you get things “on the paper and off the mind.” Full…
TPS32: Intentionality w/ Eventual Millionaire Jaime Tardy
Mar 30, 2015 • 30 min
Jaime Tardy (author of “The Eventual Millionaire”) joins Zachary to talk about internet networking, podcasting, and being intentional with your goal planning. Full show notes can be found at http://theproductivityshow.com/32.
TPS31: Procrastinating on Purpose w/ Rory Vaden
Mar 23, 2015 • 28 min
Rory Vaden (author of “Procrastinate on Purpose” & “Take the Stairs”) joins Zachary to discuss priority dilution, multiplying your time using 3-dimensional thinking and the 30x rule, and how importance, urgency, & significance can help shape what’s…
TPS30: The Art of Taking Action w/ Gregg Krech
Mar 16, 2015 • 40 min
Gregg Krech (the author of “The Art of Taking Action”) joins Zachary to talk about being fully present, Japanese philosophy (and how we can learn a lot from tea ceremonies), overcoming your emotions, the myth of multitasking, momentum & consistency. Full…
TPS29: Paper Organization w/ Kacy Paide
Mar 7, 2015 • 36 min
Kacy Paide joins Zachary to share her paper organization tips for an inspired office, including the critical question you must ask yourself about every piece of paper you keep and the 3 places she recommends all papers end up. Full show notes can be found…
TPS28: Working the System w/ Sam Carpenter
Mar 1, 2015 • 47 min
Sam Carpenter, author of Work the System, joins Zachary to discuss documentation, systemization and SOPs and how you can utilize these practices to make more and work less. Full show notes can be found at http://tgheproductivityshow.com/28.
TPS27: 10 Computer Hacks for Higher Productivity
Feb 23, 2015 • 37 min
Zachary discusses hacking your computer for maximum productivity with Asian Efficiency’s own technology systems and design expert Dylan Hassinger. Dylan’s Top 10 Computer Hacks Use Apple computers Use Google Chrome as your main browser Use a left-sided…
TPS26: Habits, Visualization, & Finding Your Why
Feb 16, 2015 • 31 min
Zachary & Thanh talk about some of Thanh’s strange habits, the importance of stretching, the power of visualization, and how having a why can motivate you to stick with things and accomplish your goals. Full show notes can be found at…
TPS25: Rituals, Habits, and Achieving Your Goals
Feb 12, 2015 • 32 min
Zachary interviews Mike about how he established success habits that allowed him to recently release a self-published book, in addition to work multiple jobs and maintain life balance with his family. Full show notes can be found at…
TPS24: Productive Parenting w/ Annie Mueller
Feb 9, 2015 • 42 min
Annie Mueller joins us to talk about how she manages to balance being a mother of 4, homeschooling, and still find time to blog consistently. Links Productive Parenting Tips Getting up early (going to bed early) Habit loops and rewards Making lists…
TPS23: Optimization, Automation, and Outsourcing with Ari Meisel
Feb 1, 2015 • 26 min
Ari Meisel joins us to talk about the tools, tips and tricks he uses to automate everything he can and the criteria he uses for outsourcing tasks so he can focus on what’s really important. Full show notes can be found at http://theproductivityshow.com/23.
TPS22: Cold Showers w/ Stefano Ganddini
Jan 30, 2015 • 41 min
Stefano Ganddini of collegetopia.co joins us to discuss the many surprising health and productivity benefits of cold showers and how this ritual has helped him to accomplish his goals. Links The Cold Showers article on Collegetopia Momentum app 4 Hour…
TPS21: Productive Blogging with Thomas Frank
Jan 29, 2015 • 45 min
Zachary and Thomas Frank of Collegeinfogeek.com discuss email tools, time boxing, quick capturing, and why you should start a blog.
TPS20: Getting Unstuck with Stephen Warley
Jan 28, 2015 • 47 min
Zachary talks to Stephen Warley, host of the Unstuckable podcast about old english literature, finding your path and getting unstuck. Full show notes can be found at theproductivityshow.com/20.
TPS19: Calendar Apps, Tips and Tricks You Need to Know
Jan 27, 2015 • 41 min
Zack and Mike discuss calendar management and talk about the apps, tips & tricks they use to help them get more done. Full show notes can be found at http://theproductivityshow.com/19.
TPS18: Intention, Theming, and Energy w/ Mike Vardy
Jan 26, 2015 • 43 min
The Productivityist (Mike Vardy) joins us this weeks to discuss his 3 words for the year, being intentional, and theming your months. He and Zachary talk about rituals, habits, and frameworks they use to not just “do” productivity to but to actually “be”…
TPS17: Fitness w/ Zack Arnold
Jan 23, 2015 • 41 min
Zachary talks to Hollywood editor Zack Arnold about supplements, his fitness habits, and their shared obsession with Bulletproof Coffee. Full show notes can be found at theproductivityshow.com/17.
TPS16: Inbox Zero and Other Email Tactics to Spend Less Time in Your Inbox
Jan 22, 2015 • 30 min
Thanh & Mike step in for Zachary and discuss email management and how you can achieve Inbox Zero to relieve stress and become more productive. Full show notes at theproductivityshow.com/16.
TPS15: Goal Setting with Your Significant Other
Jan 21, 2015 • 39 min
Zachary & Mike talk about the importance of being on the same page when it comes to goal setting with your significant other. They share tips, tricks, and tools to help you do more and be better this year. Full show notes can be found at…
TPS14: How One Man Turned to Minimalism and Changed His Life w/ Joel Zaslofsky
Jan 20, 2015 • 70 min
In this episode, Zachary discusses minimalism and priorities with Joel Zaslofsky. They discuss different productivity systems (including Joel’s use of spreadsheets) and why you should start a commonplace book. Full show notes can be found at…
TPS13: How to Wake Up Early and Manage Your Energy w/ Jeff Sanders
Jan 19, 2015 • 35 min
In this episode, Zachary talks energy management and getting up early with Jeff Sanders of the 5 am Miracle podcast and Jeff shares his 3 tips for higher energy. View full show notes at www.theproductivityshow.com/jeffsanders
TPS12: Look Far
Jan 16, 2015 • 24 min
In this episode, Zachary flies solo and takes a deep dive into planning, goal setting and looking ahead. Full show notes at theproductivityshow.com/12.
TPS11: How A Father of 3 Kids Wakes Up Early And Stays Productive
Jan 15, 2015 • 28 min
In this episode, Zachary talks to Joe Buhlig about how the tips and tricks he uses to balance all his responsibilities and still find time for himself. Full show notes can be found at www.theproductivityshow.com/11.
TPS10: The Best Productivity Apps on iPhone and iPad
Jan 14, 2015 • 61 min
In this episode, Thanh & Mike fill in for Zachary and talk about their favorite iOS apps that they use to be productive, including their top 5 iOS apps that can help make you Asian Efficient on your iOS device. Full show notes can be found at…
TPS9: What’s The Best Way of Working and Getting Things Done?
Jan 13, 2015 • 27 min
Zachary, Aaron, and Thanh talk about and compare their different work styles and how they figured out what works best for them. Full show notes can be found at theproductivityshow.com/9.
TPS8: A Small Business Owner Reveals Which Workflows and Tools He Uses
Jan 12, 2015 • 36 min
In this episode, Zachary talks Calendar Usage, Journaling, and Modifying Your Routine with Greg Hickman of mobilmixed.com. Full show notes can be found at www.theproductivityshow/8.
TPS7: Going Paperless w/ Brooks Duncan
Jan 9, 2015 • 38 min
In this episode, Zachary talks about going paperless with the expert, Brooks Duncan. Brooks shares his recommended tools and hardware to get your up and running with a paperless system of your own as quickly as possible. Full show notes can be found at…
TPS6: Which Supplements Actually Help with Focus and Productivity?
Jan 8, 2015 • 32 min
There are lots of supplements that promise higher productivity and more focus. We’ve tested a lot of them and discuss the supplements we found that worked for us. Links Green Tea (we also like this matcha powder) Black Tea Bulletproof Brain Octane Oil…
TPS5: Organize Your Life with Apps and Technology with Deron Bos
Jan 7, 2015 • 49 min
Zachary talks physical & digital organization with Deron Bos of Bos Organization. They discuss the story behind one of our favorite Mac apps (Hazel), Getting Things Done, and some of Deron’s favorite apps. Links The Ultimate Guide to Transforming your Old…
TPS4: How to Use GTD Contexts in OmniFocus and Other Task Managers
Jan 6, 2015 • 34 min
Contexts can be confusing. Listen to this episode on how to effectively use them for your task manager. We also give away a list of our recommended contexts. Links Getting Things Done by David Allen OmniFocus Mac Power Users, Episode 219: Getting Things…
TPS3: Travel in First Class for Pennies by Hacking the System
Jan 5, 2015 • 45 min
Find out how to score free airline tickets, travel for pennies, go through security without hassle, and a secret trick to score yourself free hotel room upgrades. Links Barclay’s Arrival Plus Amex Premiere Rewards Gold Chip & Pin American Express Platinum…
TPS2: How to Get Started with Journaling
Jan 2, 2015 • 34 min
Learn how you to get started with journaling and stick with it. We’ll also give you a list of prompts and questions you can immediately use to start journaling the right way. Links Aaron’s epic journaling post Day One Evernote Agile Results Text Expander…
TPS1: Welcome!
Jan 1, 2015 • 3 min
Welcome to the Productivity Show by Asian Efficiency! This is the new podcast we’re starting at Asian Efficiency. In this episode, we introduce the podcast team and lay out what you can expect to get from the Productivity Show. Are you excited about the…
Productivity, Travel and Business Podcast with Charles Ngo [Audio]
Apr 2, 2014
Hey everyone, A couple of years ago we recorded a podcast in Asia with a friend of ours who is also a big productivity nerd. We totally forgot that we recorded this until one day I was cleaning up my hard drive and I didn’t recognize an audio file. Lo and…
Essential Tools for a Productive Workspace Environment [Audio]
Apr 25, 2011
Download Audio Right-click and save file as: Essential Tools for a Productive Workspace Environment Illustrated Transcript Aaron: You’re listening to podcast by Asian Efficiency. I’m Aaron. Thanh: And I’m Thanh. Aaron: And today we want to talk about the…
Inner Game of Productivity [Audio]
Feb 25, 2011
Download Audio Right-click and save file as: Inner Game of Productivity Transcript Thanh: Hi. You’re listening to a podcast by AsianEfficiency.com. My name is Thanh. Aaron: And I’m Aaron. Thanh: And today we are going to talk about the Inner Game of…
Productive Morning Rituals [Audio]
Feb 21, 2011
Download Audio Right-click and save file as: Productive Morning Rituals Transcript Aaron: You are listening to a podcast from AsianEfficiency.com. I’m Aaron. Thanh: I’m Thanh. Aaron: And today we are going to be talking about productive morning rituals.…
Multitasking – Yes or No? [Audio]
Feb 18, 2011
Download Audio Right-click and save file as: Multitasking – Yes or No? Transcript Thanh: Hey Guys. Welcome to AsianEfficiency.com. I’m Thanh. Aaron: I’m Aaron. Thanh: Today we are going to talk about multitasking – if it’s a good thing, or a bad thing. So…
Productivity is a Habit [Audio]
Feb 11, 2011
Download Audio Right-click and save file as: Productivity is a Habit Transcript Aaron: Hey guys, Today we are going to talk about productivity. Specifically about productivity as a habit and something to be formed over time. Thanh: One of the key things…
Our Top 10 Tips to Beat Procrastination [Audio]
Feb 4, 2011
Download Audio Right-click and save file as: Our Top 10 Tips to Beat Procrastination Transcript Aaron: Hi, you are listening to a podcast from AsianEfficiency.com. I’m Aaron. Thanh: I’m Thanh. Aaron: And today we are going to talk about our top tips for…