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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 few people put that into practice. In this episode, we want to help you take this idea and consciously make an effort who you spend time with. We’ll discuss how to identify which people you should spend more time with AND which people you need to ditch. As always, you can expect it to be simple and actionable.

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Cheat Sheet:

  • Why who we surround ourselves is so important [5:25]
  • What it means to “spend time” with people [9:05]
  • How the people you spend time with can impact your energy [11:38]
  • Why we need to protect our attention in dealing with the people in our lives [16:27]
  • How to perform an audit on the people in your life [23:00]
  • Finding the people who are doing what you want to be doing [29:14]
  • The importance of going where your people are [33:58]
  • How to use the people you surround yourself to hold yourself accountable [39:58]
  • What to do if you want to change your routines with people for the better [46:20]
  • Why having clear goals can make this process easier [50:14]


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Last Updated: September 28, 2021

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