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TPS75: Simple Systems

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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 help you do more with less effort, and you’ll learn how to recognize the systemic problems in your life that can be solved with small tweaks to your personal systems.

Cheat Sheet

  • How and why to set up personal systems
  • Why relying less on your memory can boost your productivity
  • The three different types of simple systems
  • The inherent benefits of rituals over habits
  • What a personal system is and how to get rituals working for you
  • How you can automate your rituals to save time and energy
  • How having systems can free you up to do other things
  • What highly successful CEOs do to create systems in their lives
  • One trick to help you keep up a practice of journaling if you’ve been having trouble staying with it
  • An easy ritual you can implement for keeping in touch with your friends and network
  • A simple technology-based system for tracking package deliveries
  • Why thinking like a geek can help you change your mindset and make time for the things you prioritize


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Posted by Leon  | January 26, 2016 at 1:07AM | Reply

This was a truly great show! I was inspired by Mike to (re)start journaling and built a Workflow similar to his Launch Center Pro action

Keep up the inspirational work!

Posted by Thanh Pham  | January 26, 2016 at 11:55AM

Nice! Thanks for sharing that workflow Leon. I’m sure other AE readers will find this useful.

Posted by Rick  | February 20, 2016 at 11:28AM | Reply

How do I setup Mike’s journalling script in DayOne? I am not tech savvy but love the idea/

Posted by Daniel  | February 26, 2016 at 2:29PM | Reply

This is a great app. Do you know a similar app, but for android phones ?

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