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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.






Inside the AE Mastermind: What Really Successful People Do Differently to Fix Their Blind Spots (TPS192)

One of the best ways to improve your productivity is to get around other productive people who can help you see your blind spots and share what really works. And that’s exactly what facilitated last November for some of our best customers when we invited them to come to Austin, TX for the Asian Efficiency […]


Our 3 Biggest Challenges of Implementing Scrum & How We Overcame Them (TPS191)

Marmel Reposar, Asian Efficiency’s very own scrummaster, joins Mike to dive deep on how we use scrum here at Asian Efficiency. This episode explains how we use the scrum framework in order to consistently and systematically create podcast episodes, video courses for the Dojo, and everything else related to Asian Efficiency’s day-to-day operation. We talk […]


How to Get Started with An Executive Assistant w/ Tim Francis (TPS190)

Have you ever considered hiring an assistant to help you? Today we are talking to an expert on finding and hiring assistants, Tim Francis. Tim has hired more than one hundred assistants so he knows a thing or two about the topic. In this episode, you’ll learn how to know when you’re ready for your […]


A Professional Scrum Master’s Best Advice for a Productive Team w/ Lucas Smith (TPS189)

In this episode, Mike is joined by Lucas Smith, an agile trainer, coach, and scrum master for LitheWorks, LLC who has over 14 years experience in software development, delivery, management, product development, coaching, and training. Lucas is one of only 50 Professional Scrum Trainers in the United States and in addition to being a Professional […]


Pomodoro 2.0 w/ Esington Method Founder Rudy Marsh (TPS188)

Rudy Marsh joins us to talk about procrastination, the pomodoro method, and goal achievement. Rudy is the founder of the Esington company and creator of the Esington Glass, a beautiful Pomodoro timer that you can use to help you overcome procrastination and take action on your goals. Rudy grew up in a multi-ethnic family in […]


20+ Best Mac Productivity Apps in 2018 (TPS187)

In this episode, Brooks and Mike revisit our favorite productivity apps for the Mac with our 2018 Mac Productivity Draft. A lot has changed since last year, including many of our favorite apps switching to a subscription model (and a new service that allows you to get a bunch of them at a discount). We […]


How to Overcome Academic Challenges with Productivity Tools w/ Eric Benchimol & Richard Keijzer (TPS186)

In this episode, Mike is joined by Eric Benchimol and Richard Keijzer, two academic physicians who recently published an article titled “Living Like an Academic Athlete: How to Improve Clinical and Academic Productivity as a Gastroenterologist.” The article was published in Gastroenterology, the top-ranked gastroenterology journal, and the world’s #46 ranked scientific journal (according to […]


Overcoming Digital Clutter: Strategies for Reducing Stress and Regaining Focus w/ Dave Caolo (TPS185)

In this episode, Mike is joined by Dave Caolo, a regular contributor to Unclutterer, a website dedicated to home and office organization. Mike & Dave dive deep into digital clutter: What it is, where to find it, and how to deal with it. We explain the very real cost of clutter and the effect it […]


Intentional Attention: How Small Decisions Can Bring You to Your Ideal Future (TPS184)

Do you find yourself being pulled in too many directions? In this episode, Thanh and Mike talk about how your attention determines your future and why a simple mindset shift to regain control of your attention can provide stability and direction for all areas of your life. We talk about how being careless about how […]


5 of the Most Powerful Email Tools We’ve Used to Help You Reclaim Your Email Inbox (TPS183)

Email is a nuisance to your productivity and something that everyone has to deal with on a daily basis. In this episode, Brooks and Mike talk about strategies and tools you can use to process the email in your inbox even faster, and give you 5 strategies you can use to get out of your […]


The Simple Guide To Managing Your Email More Effectively

Whether you are a CEO, student, or freelancer, email is something that we all have to deal with. But practice obviously does not make perfect as many people still struggle mightily to get to an empty inbox. Email is one one of the largest sources of distraction, and ends up wasting a lot of valuable […]


3 Simple Steps To Delegating Work The Right Way So You Don’t Have to Worry About It (TPS182)

Have you ever tried handing off a work task but were frustrated because it took too long or wasn’t done correctly? You probably made one of the 5 common delegation mistakes that we cover in this episode. We show you how to avoid these mistakes, overcome 4 common limiting beliefs people have about delegation, share […]


Task Manager Smackdown: Simplify Your Life By Choosing the Right Task Manager for YOU (TPS181)

Wondering what task manager you should use? Today we’re joined by Francesco D’Alessio, a writer, blogger, and freelance marketer who Mike discovered because of his awesome YouTube channel, Keep Productive. Francesco does a lot of video reviews for different apps and tools and he recently put together the Task Management video course which was just […]


The Right Tool For The Job: 5 Things You Need For Your Personal Productivity System (TPS180)

Productivity can be very personal, but all good systems have a couple of things in common. In this episode, Brooks and Mike talk about 5 things you absolutely MUST have for an effective personal productivity system. They define what a personal productivity system is, talk about the advantages and disadvantages of the different approaches, and […]


Avoiding the 6 Deadly Sins of Productivity: Why Just Doing More Isn’t the Answer (TPS179)

Efficiency is usually a good thing, but in this episode we talk about some common productivity pitfalls and show you how you can get back on track when you fall victim to the 6 deadly sins of productivity. We share how to avoid the hidden dangers inherent in a wrong (but common) definition of productivity and […]


6 Ways a Mastermind Can Accelerate Your Success w/ Nate Lowrie (TPS178)

In this episode, we answer the questions about masterminds that you were too afraid to ask. Mike is joined by Nate Lowrie, a Dojo member and owner of FineLine Automation, who recently attended the Asian Efficiency mastermind that we held in Austin, TX. Nate joins Mike to talk about his experience as well as to […]


Increasing Your Productivity By Using Analog Tools w/ Curtis McHale (TPS177)

In this episode, we dive deep into the topic of analog productivity. Mike is joined by Curtis McHale, a Dojo member and business owner who has been running a successful web software consulting business for 6 years and helping others do the same for the last 2. Curtis is also the creator of the Analog Productivity […]


3 Keys to Making This the Year Your New Year’s Resolutions Finally Stick (TPS176)

It’s a new year, which means a bunch of New Year’s resolutions about how this is the year that you’ll finally get in shape, get a promotion, or make that big step towards your ideal future. But oftentimes, these well-intentioned self-promises don’t actually materialize. Sure, we may start off strong, but after only a few […]


The Power of Positive Thinking: How Gratitude Gives You More Energy (TPS175)

Ever find yourself with time to work on your important project but you don’t still don’t get anything done because you just don’t have the energy to work on it? In this episode, Brooks and Mike explain why energy management (and not time management) is the key to taking massive action on your goals. We […]


Think Like a Geek: How Simple Systems Lead to Sustainable Success (TPS174)

Simple systems are all around us, and being able to influence these systems is important in order to attain both personal and professional success. There’s a saying that you are where you are today because of the choices that you made yesterday. But if you don’t like the results that you’re getting, we have good news […]


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