DISCOVER THE TOP 10 APPS AND TOOLS OF PRODUCTIVITY PROS

Social Management

Social Energy is the most under-appreciated aspect of time management, and one that isn’t often written about. Here’s what we’re doing to correct that at Asian Efficiency.

Boundaries and Boundary Function

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Sidewalk, Bar, Boundaries

At Asian Efficiency we like to talk about the social aspects of productivity. We think it’s one of the most overlooked areas of being productive, mostly because people tend to associate being productive with being introverted and “quietly effective”. What that association neglects to touch on is that working effectively with other people is often […]

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How to Manage Your Dating Life with OmniFocus

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Red Moleskine

OmniFocus (review) is promoted as a best-of-class task management system. It is supposed to help keep you organized and on top of things in every way possible. And just when you thought you knew everything there was to know about OmniFocus – there’s more. I’m going to show you how to use it to manage […]

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Whatsapp and International Masterminds

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Jawa Mastermind

Thanh and I recently had an interesting email thread with one of our readers Mark P., where he mentioned: What I think would help me the most was to form/find a meetup with like-minded individuals for us to bounce ideas and strategies off of. Just composing this email has been therapeutic. To which Thanh responded: […]

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The Beginner’s Guide to Delegation

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Beginners Guide to Delegation

In any given day there is only so much you can accomplish by yourself. You can always prioritize your to do list and ensure you get the most important things done but there comes a point in time where you need to get more done. In that case an extra pair of hands, or two […]

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Effective Communication Methods

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Effective Communication Methods

An often overlooked aspect of time management is communication. We already have covered social aspects of personal productivity and I want to stress communication because I truly believe that no one becomes successful by themselves. You need other people around you. Inherently, communication involves at least one other person and how you communicate with that […]

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How to Say No For Maximum Productivity

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How to say no

Let’s see if you recognize yourself in this situation: in the middle of a busy day, a person you know comes up to you and asks you for a favor. Your gut feeling says that you shouldn’t do it, but the nice person inside of you agrees to do it. And right after your agreement, […]

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Dealing With The Inefficient

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Red Tape

One of the more unpleasant side-effects of learning about efficiency and becoming a more productive person yourself, is that you start to become painfully aware of the inefficiencies around you – more specifically, you start to see how inefficient (and likewise, how incompetent) some people really are. This can be incredibly frustrating and it’s something […]

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