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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.






The 10 Best Productivity Tools Under $100 (TPS265)

At Asian Efficiency we have dozens of productivity tools that we use to save time, to be more productive and effective. We put together a list of our 10 favorite tools under $100 dollars that we personally use and can recommend to you. Cheat Sheet: Thanh and Brooks’s top three productivity tools for this week […]


15+ Things Asian Efficiency Implemented to Double Team Productivity and Collaboration (TPS264)

Asian Efficiency has always been a remote team and we have team members all over the world. We all come from different backgrounds, different cultures, and with different ‘quirks’. Despite all these differences, we are able to work well together because we always work as a team. But, it wasn’t always without problems. We have […]


15+ Ways TPS Listeners Save Time and Have Time Freedom (TPS263)

Are you curious about automation, but want some examples of what others like you do, to spark some ideas? In this episode, we continue our mini-series on Automation that we started last week in TPS262, but this time we share more examples of what Asian Efficiency readers have automated to save time. Without spoiling too […]


5 Examples of Tasks You Can Automate To Save Yourself An Hour a Day (TPS262)

Have you ever wanted to start with automation, but you weren’t sure where to start? Then this episode is for you. We talk about our 5 biggest personal automation wins, and where we think you should start if you want to get started with automation. We also share an exciting new automation course that we’ve […]


How To Get Started With Personal Finance With Proven Workflows, Apps and Tools w/ Charles Ngo (TPS261)

What’s the best way to get started with personal finance? How do you track your money? Which personal finance apps do you recommend? We get these questions a lot from Asian Efficiency readers and podcast listeners. That’s what we’ll cover in this episode. I’m joined this time by Charles Ngo, a successful entrepreneur and one […]


There’s No Action Without ACT w/ Mridu Parikh (TPS260)

Today I’m joined by Mridu Parikh, productivity coach, speaker, and trainer at Life Is Organized. We talk about the biggest challenges her productivity coaching clients face, how busy professionals can squash overwhelm, and ways to commit to your biggest priorities. Thanks to Gusto for supporting The Productivity Show. Gusto is offering our listeners 3 months […]


Stop Wasting Time! Try These 5 Productive Power Break Ideas Today (TPS259)

How many times have you found yourself with a few minutes in the middle of the day, and you decide to “check social media” or hit up YouTube or watch TV and then next thing you know an hour is gone and you feel like the time has been totally wasted? In this episode, we […]


ADHD, Lack of Focus, No Time – Which Do You Want to Overcome? w/ Jamie Masters (TPS258)

I’m joined this time by Jamie Masters. She’s been a top Business Coach for over 10 years and has helped hundreds of 6 & 7 figure Entrepreneurs and Business Owners optimize every area of their business. She’s also the host of the online show – Eventual Millionaire, where she’s interviewed over 400 self-made millionaires. Jamie […]


Attention ADD-er: Expert Reveals How to Be Productive When You Have ADHD w/ Alan Brown (TPS257)

In this episode, Thanh is joined by Alan P. Brown, author of “Zen and the Art of Productivity” and host of Thanh and Alan talk about ADHD, productivity, and tactics and strategies that work. Thanks to Lumen5 for supporting The Productivity Show. Lumen5 is offering our listeners 50% off their first month of Lumen5’s […]


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 […]