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Asian Efficiency is the leading website on time management and productivity. Learn how to be efficient, get things done (GTD), and stay motivated.

Asian Efficiency is the leading website on time management and productivity. Learn how to be efficient, get things done (GTD), and stay motivated.
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Asian Efficiency is the leading website on time management and productivity. Learn how to be efficient, get things done (GTD), and stay motivated.






How To Be Productive Through Illness and Recovery (TPS256)

So you’re feeling fairly productive and then wham – a life change happens. It could be any number of things, but in today’s episode we are going to talk about one specific topic: being productive during illness or recovery. I’m joined by Jennifer Lava and James Lott Jr., two professional organizers and productivity consultants who […]


Become Productive Again: 6 Ways To Get Back On Track (TPS255)

In the past, we’ve talked about making goals and creating rituals. What do you do when you have those goals and rituals that work well for a while but then… don’t. How do you get back up when your productivity or goals have slipped? Sometimes it’s a sudden change, but other times it’s so gradual […]


Here’s A Quick Way To Stay On Track With Your Goals All Year (TPS254)

At the beginning of the year, we set personal goals, family goals and for some even business goals. At the end of the year, we evaluate our achievements and weed out what didn’t work versus what did work. You don’t need to wait 12 months to evaluate your goals. A mid-year check-in is as equally […]


Confessions of an 8-Figure Entrepreneur w/ Noah Kagan (TPS253)

I’m joined this time by Noah Kagan. He runs several companies and we got into how he is able to do that and still live a great life outside of work. We talked about goal setting and his unique systems for achieving goals, what his daily routine looks like and he shares his top-down approach […]


Use These 5 Tips To Travel Stress-Free and Organized This Summer (TPS252)

Are you about to go on vacation? Before you do, be sure to listen to today’s episode where we share our top 5 tips for summer travel. You’ll discover the best travel apps, what you need to pack on your trip, and how to best prepare for your upcoming trip for it to be stress-free […]


The Summer Juggle — Can You Be Productive When The Kids Are On Summer Break? (TPS251)

Remember how happy you were when you were in school and that final bell rang before the summer holidays? Now that we’re out of school and working we know the other side of that equation — the parents that have to figure out how to get work done while the kids are off school. In […]


Escape The Summer Productivity Slump With These 7 Tips (TPS250)

Summer is coming up and for most people that means vacations, extended time off and more time outside. The summer productivity slump is a real thing. But for some of you, you need to be productive and make the most of your summer. Maybe you’re studying for something, starting a business or you’re behind on […]


How to Improve Your Time, Energy, and Attention With These 10 Tools (TPS249)

In today’s episode, we are finishing up our 3 part series about our favourite things to get things done. We’ve talked about our favorite apps for the computer, our favorite apps for mobile, and now we are going to talk about our favorite physical devices and tools. These are the things we use every day, […]


Here Are Our 10 Favorite Mobile Apps To Help You Get More Done (TPS248)

This is episode 2 of our 3-part series on our top 10 favorite apps and tools. In today’s episode, we are going to do the monumentally difficult task and narrow down our 10 favorite mobile apps for iOS and Android that we use, love, and that makes us more productive. This was hard because there […]


Our Top 10 Mac and Windows Productivity Apps And The “10X Rule” (TPS247)

In today’s episode, we are going to get super-tactical. A question we get asked all the time is “what are your favorite apps?”, or “what is the best app for X?” While we believe that the best app is the one that is best for YOU, there are some that prove themselves time and time […]


Low Productivity, Procrastination, Back Pain…These Are Some Of The Penalties For Neglecting Your Posture w/ Rick Mathes (TPS246)

I’m Thanh Pham, founder of Asian Efficiency, and today I’m with Rick Mathes. He is the owner and clinic director of The Egoscue Clinic in Austin, Texas. Rick and his wife have helped thousands of people get out of pain by helping them understand that if they’re hurt, the problem isn’t the condition of their […]


We Were Tired of Forgetting The Books We Read — So We Use This System (TPS245)

Books are an amazing source of learning and leverage. For little or no money, you can quickly learn what someone else has spent years figuring out, and you can avoid the mistakes that they made. However, there’s a big difference between READING a book and LEARNING from a book, and more importantly IMPLEMENTING what you’ve […]


How To Lose Weight Efficiently with the Ketogenic Diet and Fasting w/ Scott Rose (TPS244)

I’m with Scott Rose, The Inspirational Nerd, and we’re going to talk about how you can lose weight efficiently without working out much. We’ll be diving deep into the ketogenic diet, a somewhat controversial diet that he and I both follow. We’ll be talking about fasting and how Scott coached me through my first 3-day […]


5 Home Automation Techniques To Make Your Life Easier (TPS243)

Today, we’re going to be talking about 5 ways to automate your home. We’ll share the tools and devices we use to save time and make life more convenient. Home automation is a relatively new topic and one we’re excited to explore with you today. If you’ve ever thought of purchasing an Amazon Echo, Google […]


4 Tools to Automate Your Technology and Save 100+ Hours a Year (TPS242)

Something we say a lot at AE is that small changes or improvements to the things you do every day can add up to big savings over time. This is really true with technology: we all have these little points of friction that we just accept because we think that’s just the way it is […]


Automate Your Life: How We Save Over 500 Hours/Year With 5 Time-Saving Techniques (TPS241)

This episode is the first in a 3-part series all about automation. Usually, when we think about automation we think of technology, but there are other types of automation as well and that’s what this episode is about. We discuss 5 ways you can automate your life to save time and make life more convenient. […]


Being Good At Your Job Is Not Enough For Growth: You Need To Create This Plan (TPS240)

In this episode, we talk about creating a Personal Development Plan. Setting yourself, and your team, up for success doesn’t just happen. You want to figure out where you want to go and what you need to do to get you there, and Marmel and Brooks will take you through 8 questions to help you […]


9 People Just Like You Reveal How They’ve Doubled Their Energy (TPS239)

This is the 3rd episode of our podcast series on energy. In this episode, we asked AE team members and clients what they have done to increase their energy and double their productivity. You’re going to discover a new type of coffee that gave an AE client crazy amounts of energy, how one tweak to […]


Do These 3 Things, and Your Energy and Productivity Will Skyrocket (TPS238)

This is the 2nd episode of our 3-part series on increasing your energy and doubling your productivity. The lack of energy can be doubly tough: we don’t feel like doing what we want or need to do, but we also don’t feel like we have the energy to truly focus on important things. In this […]


Fatigue, Procrastination and Being Unproductive…These Are Some of the Penalties of Ignoring This One Thing (TPS237)

We’re going to kick things off with a 3-part podcast series on how you can get more energy and double your productivity. Most of you listening are probably looking for different ways to increase your productivity. You might have tried a lot of different things and not many have worked. One of the biggest breakthroughs […]