Effectiveness Before Efficiency: How Most Productivity Advice Gets It Wrong (TPS324)

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Since our name is Asian Efficiency, you might think that we are 100% focused on your efficiency. I mean, it’s right there in the name! Well, efficiency is important, but we think it gets too much focus — what’s just as important is making sure you are doing the right things efficiently.

In this episode, we’re going to share 3 steps to make sure you are efficient AND effective.

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Cheat Sheet:

  • The top 3 productivity resources for this week [2:46]
  • Why this episode can help even the most Asian-efficient people [4:59]
  • The difference between effectiveness and efficiency [6:49]
  • Why you should measure effectiveness first before efficiency [8:22]
  • How to make sure you are doing the RIGHT things and you’re doing them OFTEN [11:21]
  • Why Thanh spends time doing what he calls “backlog grooming” and why it’s some of his most important work [18:31]
  • How to get better at doing the right things by doing them well [23:47]
  • How Thanh has optimized everyday tasks that many people may overlook [29:49]
  • Why you should regularly assess how you can improve effectiveness and efficiency [32:58]
  • Action steps you can take to integrate today’s topic into your life [39:58]

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