Podcasts

Strategies You Need To Win Your Week w/ Lauren Goldstein (TPS231)

Today we have Lauren Goldstein, an entrepreneur and business strategy consultant from Austin, TX. Lauren and Thanh have known each other for a while and we invited her to come on the podcast to share her unique approach to productivity. You’re going to get specific tips on how to use a calendar to run your life and business, how you can theme your days and weeks to stay focused, and how you should plan your weeks in advance with a…

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Simple Strategies to Overcome the 4 Natural Enemies of Mindfulness

Do you ever find yourself reacting emotionally to things that are beyond your control? Maybe you don’t fly off the handle and say something you’ll regret later, but you still find certain people or things in your work or personal life that make your blood start to boil. This is known as the fight vs. flight response, and unfortunately, in an effort to save us from physical harm our body tends to trigger it at just the wrong moments. In…

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Focus Tips From the Most Productive Man w/ Chris Bailey (TPS213)

Mike is joined today by productivity expert Chris Bailey. Chris is the internationally bestselling author of The Productivity Project, and most recently his second book, Hyperfocus: How to Be More Productive in a World of Distraction. Chris writes about productivity at ALifeOfProductivity.com and speaks to organizations around the globe on how they can become more productive, without hating the process. Fast Company has called him a “productivity mastermind” and the TED Talks organization said that he “might be the most…

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Sleep Secrets to Boost Your Focus and Your Productivity (TPS214)

For many of the people we work with here at Asian Efficiency, the thing that is holding them back from reaching their full potential is simply the ability to focus free from distraction on the things that they already know are important. Sometimes there’s nothing you can do about those distractions – you can’t stop someone from barging into your office and derailing your day with an urgent project that wasn’t on your radar. But other times they are self-imposed…

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How To Design the Life You Want w/ AJ Yager (TPS215)

Today’s episode is with Thanh, the CEO of Asian Efficiency, who’s having a conversation with his friend AJ about how to design the life you want. He goes into detail about how you can envision the perfect lifestyle and take actionable steps to build it. They share their personal productivity strategies for doing it – some that you might not have heard of. What’s also unique about this episode is how AJ shares his data-driven approach to building a productive…

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Schedule-Based Task Management w/ the Developers of Sorted

Leo & Harry, creators of the iOS app Sorted, come on the show to talk about their unique approach to task management. We dive deep into the topic of scheduling your tasks, and why they believe it’s so important if you really want to be productive. We discuss how this intentional approach towards organizing your day led to the development of Sorted, which was recently featured by Apple in the iOS App Store, and they share their tips for working…

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4 Laws for Changing Your Identity w/ James Clear

Do you have trouble getting your habits to stick? Or maybe you have trouble breaking bad habits that keep you from realizing your full potential? Either way, you won’t want to miss today’s episode with James Clear, the author of Atomic Habits and creator of the Habits Academy. James’ writing combines ideas from a wide range of disciplines including biology, neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy, and is focused on how we can create better habits, make better decisions, and live better…

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Introducing TEA: A Simple Framework for Getting Unstuck and Achieving Your Goals (TPS218)

Today we’re introducing you to our new productivity framework, which we call TEA. This simple framework will help you identify the root causes when your productivity dips and show you which levers you need to pull to get back on track. If you feel like you’re not living up to your full potential but can’t quite figure out why, or are just starting on your productivity journey but could use a roadmap to help you achieve your goals, then this…

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Level Up The People You Surround Yourself With (TPS230)

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. You probably have heard of the saying “you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with”. While most of us agree with that idea, very…

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Making the Most of Your Limited Time (TPS219)

Today Brooks and Mike continue the conversation that Thanh and Mike began last week on the TEA framework, a simple mental model to help you identify which levers to pull to get unstuck and help you reach your full potential. We’ll dive deep on the first pillar of the TEA Framework, explain the 3 parts of making the most of your time, give you guiding questions to help you identify where you can make improvements, and give you several resources…

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TEA Framework, Level 2: Maximizing Your Energy (TPS220)

Today we’re continuing our exploration of the TEA Framework and the 3 pillars of productivity with pillar number 2: Energy. We’ll be sharing our own struggles with energy and how we overcame them to be productive, we explain the 3 key areas to keep an eye on when it comes managing your energy, and we share simple strategies to help you create more energy so you can take action on the things that are important to you, achieve your goals…

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Episode #44: GTD for Creative People

Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018 by GTD Times Staff Musician Evan Taubenfeld and entertainment lawyer Danny Passman join David Allen and Coach Kelly Forrister in an inspiring conversation about GTD for creative people. Lots of wonderful nuggets in this episode about finding the creative spark within the structure of a GTD system.   Listen Now—GTD for Creative People    Subscribe or Download to GTD Podcasts iTunesStitcherLibsynGoogle Play MusicSpotifySoundCloud (function() { … This is only a snippet of a Self…

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Maximizing Your Attention & Focus (TPS221)

We’re back for the conclusion to our series on the TEA Framework, a simple mental model to help you identify and overcome the specific productivity obstacles that may be keeping you from reaching your full potential. Today Brooks and Mike will be diving into the last of the 3 Pillars of Productivity and talking about attention – What it is, how it works, why it’s important, and what you can do to make sure you stay focused on what’s most…

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From Unorganized to Uber-Productive w/ Lynan Saperstein (TPS222)

In today’s episode, Thanh interviews Lynan Saperstein, a very successful businesswoman who travels all over the world and someone who has a very unique approach to productivity. She wasn’t always this productive though. About 5 years ago, when she started her business, she didn’t know anything about productivity and she couldn’t keep up with the demand. Her clients were getting upset and she knew she needed to make a change. Today she’s sharing her story of how she transformed her…

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Productive Workouts and Recover Like an Athlete w/ Garrett Salpeter

Hi, I am pretty new to the podcast scene and have just started listening to yours, very much enjoying it so far and it makes my hour drive to and from work really enjoyable. Your podcast with Garrett was great, a pity this isn’t accessible in Australia- might have prolonged my netball career :). I do have a question, I understand this addresses physical injuries by tapping into the neurological pathways, has there been any though or research into if…

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Mike’s Favorite Lessons, Podcasts, Books, and Productivity Tips (TPS224)

Today’s episode is going to be a little different. Mike Schmitz will be leaving Asian Efficiency and The Productivity Show and he’s going on to do other big and exciting things. We thought it would be great to have Mike share his lessons and experiences he learned over the years that would benefit others like you. Get Podcast Updates Do you want to get an email with shownotes each time a podcast goes live? Then let us know where to…

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