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Hey! I'm so glad you are here. the efficiency B podcast is a spin-off of my book (publish 2022), Efficiency Bitch. I first coined the term “Efficiency Bitch” in 1999, during a fight with my mom. Yep! True story. I was 18 and full of attitude. EB is now a term of endearment that my mom, sister, and I lovingly call each other. It has become a way for us to relate, appreciate and admire one another. All three of us have three children (mine are 6, 8 and 10), wonderful careers and a strong sense ...
 
Building HVAC Science covers a broad array of topics in building science and HVAC diagnostics, as well as human comfort, health, and safety. Hosted by HVAC measurement and building performance expert Bill Spohn, this show will take a deep dive into all things that relate to buildings and people in the built environment. This show is a production of TruTech Tools
 
Mental Efficiency and Other Hints to Men and Women is one of the many self help books that Bennett wrote, the most famous of these being How to Live 24 Hours a Day. It is highly readable, amusing and offers wisdom in an extremely palatable form. Bennett's gift for analysis and his knowledge of philosophy and psychology make this book a valuable treasure trove of handy hints to improve our lives. Though it was first published in 1911, it remains as relevant, wise and useful as it did more tha ...
 
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Do you ever get overwhelmed figuring out what to have for dinner every single day? You are not alone. Marie Fiebach, married mother of four active kids ages 13-18, founded Feed Your Family Tonight to help busy families eat dinner together at home and recapture a little calm in the crazy. You can find her free weekly meal planning sheet on her websi…
 
We’ve all been there. You had a day that just went all wrong. Maybe you or someone else made a mistake, or some crisis came up and your day went totally downhill, or maybe you have some sort of habit you’re trying to keep (or break) and you backslid a bit. Maybe it was a healthy eating goal, or a fitness goal, a reading goal, or maybe you talked ov…
 
Every year at The Productivity Show we have an episode where we share our favorite productivity apps. This time we’re making it different by only highlighting the apps we don’t frequently talk about, but we absolutely love. We have six apps for you that are about to make you more productive and efficient. You can find links to everything that we sh…
 
Luci Petlack is the editor of Luci's Morsels. She is a wife, mother, and daughter. Passionate about living happy and sustainability, Luci shares her journey through making long lasting choices for style, food, travel, and family. She seeks to make a sustainable living stylish and doable for everyone. Check out her website and monthly newsletter at …
 
The average person spends about 2.5 hours a day on prepping food, cooking, eating and drinking. That’s a lot of time and an opportunity to save time. Not only that, many of you struggle with eating healthy because it might be time consuming. You come home, you’re tired and not sure what to eat, so you order takeout or have food delivered to you. Us…
 
Nicole Coustier is business coach, career strategist, and leadership mentor for both private individuals and corporate entities. She teaches high achievers to solve their thorniest issues and get everything they want in their lives - all without turning their lives upside down to do it. Check out her FREE monthly webinars! Sign up at aureliancoachi…
 
Over the years, we’ve done many podcast episodes about organization and decluttering, but we always get questions about one specific area: photos! We decided to call in an expert, so in this episode, I am joined by Isabelle Dervaux, a professional photo organizer and family photo curator. She has a background as an artist, is a regular speaker, and…
 
Dr. Fanike-Kiara Olugbala Young, a Licensed Trauma Therapist, Doctor of Behavioral Health, and Master Reiki Practitioner, joined me to talk about one of my favorite words - Accountability! Dr. Fanike uses her own history of trauma to help others and combat limiting beliefs, negative self-talk and to live the life they want by providing them with re…
 
At Asian Efficiency we follow a project management philosophy called “Scrum”. You might have heard of it. It’s popular in the software industry but not so much outside of it which is a shame because it’s a powerful way of getting things done for teams. One of the elements of practicing Scrum is called a “Retrospective” and that’s what today’s topic…
 
Today I’m joined by Jeffrey Madoff, the founder of Madoff Productions, based in New York City. His company has produced commercials for brands such as Ralph Lauren, Victoria’s Secret, Tiffany, and other big name brands you’ve heard of. He also teaches a course on creativity at the Parsons School for Design, and that is also today’s topic for the po…
 
Have you ever wanted to work on a project after work, you knew what you needed to do, you had the time to do it….you come home and then….you crash. You were too tired to work on it and then moved it to another day, for it only to repeat this cycle again. This is a common problem people have. So today we want to give you three tips to help you have …
 
Naresh Vissa is the Founder & CEO of Krish Media & Marketing – a full service e-commerce, technology, development, online, and digital media and marketing agency and solutions provider. He has worked with CNN Radio, Clear Channel Communications, J.P. Morgan Chase, EverBank, The Institute for Energy Research, Houston Rockets, Houston Astros, the Ame…
 
Nowadays, many of us have the option to work remotely and from home. This opens a whole new world of possibilities. What used to be reserved for digital nomads, people like you and me can now work from anywhere in the world and still get stuff done. That’s what we call a workation, you get work done while enjoying some vacation time too. In this ep…
 
In 2016, Will Russell entered the e-commerce launch space working as a crowdfunding marketing consultant. Multiple six and seven-figure launches that first year meant that client interest -- and the need for a larger team -- quickly grew. In 2017, he transitioned the businesses into Russell Marketing: an innovative digital agency, specializing in e…
 
In this episode I’m thrilled to welcome Valerie Recore – she’s a productivity specialist who works with overwhelmed and overcommitted moms. With a background in mental health and corporate training, she helps people who feel like they’re pulled into different directions. Even if you’re NOT an overcommitted mom, you’ll get a lot out of this episode …
 
Artesian Kirksey is a mental skills coach who helps people marry their potential to the right mentality. A trained higher education professional and transformational speaker, Artesian has a unique 18-year background in educational leadership, instruction, organizational management and strategic planning. Over the span of his career, he has had the …
 
Some of our favorite episodes are ones that come directly from listener feedback, and this episode is no exception – how has our productivity thinking evolved over the years? Are there any “productivity rules” we used to have, but we now do the opposite? What causes these changes, anyway? We’ll dive into all of it in today’s episode. Thanks to Sane…
 
Brandy Searcy is a formulation scientist and self-proclaimed health geek who loves hiking, gardening, bird-watching, and body boarding. A Georgia native, she calls southern California home these days and lives with her husband and two rescues. Her struggle with acne during her teens and 20s led to a holistic and healthy approach to skincare, embrac…
 
On The Productivity Show we’ve talked a lot about the power of habits but we know it can be difficult to add new habits to your life. One strategy that helps you introduce new habits is called “habit stacking” and that’s what we’ll be going over today. It’s an easy way to add habits and I’ve used this myself in the last decade before it even had a …
 
“Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought.” Albert Szent-Gyorgyi I’m certain many of our listeners have had ideas for products of their own. Trade practitioners are clever and innovative on the job and so, able to see new ways to “connect the dots” and solve a problem. How do you go from idea to suc…
 
Jennifer Scott leads the team at HireEffect™ as Founder, CEO, and Chief People Officer. Moving from corporate roles in Human Resources to becoming a self-employed solopreneur, to owning and running a growing multi-state consulting firm, Jennifer brings a unique view to small business leadership. With more than 25 years of experience working with le…
 
We’ve done travel podcast episodes before, but never one right during and after a global pandemic! You might be wondering what has changed and how you can do it in the most stress-free and productive way. You might also be wondering how to keep your routines going while traveling in this “new normal”. I’ve been doing a lot of traveling over the pas…
 
“Repetition makes reputation and reputation makes customers.” Elizabeth Arden Fortune may come knocking, but sometimes the sound is very faint, almost imperceptible. When someone takes you under their wing, how do you know if that’s where you want to be? If the bug to start your own business bites, what do you do next? Where can you learn from othe…
 
I'm back with another solo episode! Let’s talk all things minivan. I resisted it in the beginning, but with a little nudge I became a full blown minivan mom. I grew to love the functionality, safety, comfortability, cargo space… I could go on. Join me as I run you through my car journey and reminisce before I decide on what car suits this stage of …
 
This podcast episode is going to be slightly different. We recently surpassed 10 million downloads for The Productivity Show so we thought it would be fun to give you a look behind the scenes of what it takes to run a successful podcast. We’ll share what technology, gear, and workflows we use to produce our podcast. Plus tips and numbers to help yo…
 
“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” Jimmy Dean Many of the people I meet in the industry have interesting stories. There are struggles and challenges in all their lives, our lives. What if a real police state was limiting your options in life? How would you direct your will? Your des…
 
I wanted to dig into a time in my past when the title "super mom" was slowly but surely ruining my life. From giving up excess extracurricular activities to outsourcing a team for my business and home life, listen to this quick reflection episode to hear how I gave up a bit of control. Support the show (https://paypal.me/efficiencyB)…
 
Have you heard of the Pomodoro Technique? It’s a popular time management and focus strategy and something we’ve been teaching for a long time at Asian Efficiency. One question we get often is how many pomodoros should you do in a day? Or in other words, how many hours of work should you do in a day? We’ll answer that question in today’s episode and…
 
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Arthur C. Clarke The topic of how to manage and improve indoor air quality comes up a lot lately. With all this interest come the offer of many “solutions” and devices. Wish you could learn the back story of and technology inside some of these devices? Ever wonder about the int…
 
Today I’m joined by Dan Clark. He’s the CEO of Brain.fm which is an app that offers focus music. I had the opportunity to discuss the science behind focus music, how the brain works, what we can do to focus better, and other ways we can be more productive in our daily lives using scientific principles. Thanks to Indeed for supporting The Productivi…
 
“Astronomy’s much more fun when you’re not an astronomer.” Brian May COVID-19 has impacted the way people interact for many months. Especially the way people interact with each other in spaces outside their homes. What do the air quality scientists have to say about the management of indoor air? What kind of measurements are significant and importa…
 
Maria works at Planned Parenthood Arizona as their Community & Family Engagement Manager, but at heart she has always been a pleasure focused sex educator. Her Central-American-born-U.S.-raised Latina, Catholic school background definitely played a role in creating the empowered woman who has spoken at local, state, and national conferences in serv…
 
We’re continuing our series on the TEA framework and this time we’re talking about Attention. How do you become more focused? How do you have more attention for what matters? How can you eliminate distractions? We cover all these topics today and more. If you feel like you want to become more focused, this episode is for you. Get an extra 3 months …
 
“When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It’s very simple.” Paulo Coelho The construction is finished. Bill and Mairlyn moved in months ago. What’s it been like for Bill living inside his theories? Were any late course corrections necessary? Any regrets? In this podcast, recorded in April 2021, our friend Allison…
 
Chris Tompkins is a teacher, TEDx speaker, life coach, and LGBTQ inner-advocate based in Los Angeles, CA. He just released the book, “Raising LGBTQ Allies”, which offers straightforward exercises for parents, family members, and caregivers to help navigate conversations, address heteronormativity, and challenge dominant societal beliefs. Find his b…
 
Do you find that even when you know what you want to do, it just doesn’t happen? Or maybe by the end of the workday you’re feeling so ground down, you don’t feel like doing things with friends or family or working on a side project or hobby. Chances are, it’s not a time problem, it’s an energy problem! In this episode, we’re going to share 3 ways t…
 
“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” William Morris His head has been wrapped up in building and HVAC performance since the late 1980s. How does he sort through bringing his personal vision for his own home to reality? What’s it like actually living inside your theories? In this podcast, record…
 
Amanda Larson is a top leader in network marketing. After trying her hand at climbing the corporate ladder she found that life was just not for her. She wanted to make more of an impact, to be in control of her success and wanted to create a life where she had both time and financial freedom. You can find Amanda on Instagram at @theamandalarson. Su…
 
Do you wish there were more hours in a day? Are you starving for more free time? Then this episode is for you! We’ll show you 3 ways you can create more free time and we’ll share tons of examples of how we’ve done it ourselves to win back over 5 hours a week. Thanks to Gusto for supporting The Productivity Show. Get 3 months free when you run your …
 
Episode 19!! Whoop! Yep, you're in the right place! On this episode Co-Owners of Two Sense Consulting, Liann Delaney and Melissa Leon, go on video (and audio) to share the story of building a business, some common questions many small business owners have and some great tips for savings time and money! As moms, entrepreneurs and career women we kno…
 
“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” Jonathan Swift Listeners to this podcast know, it is often very hard to explain what it is we do. When I try to explain this, people’s’ eyes and ears glaze over as I get into the technical descriptions of the invisible elements that make a home more comfortable, safer, healthier and energy …
 
Dr. Garrett Goggans is an Entrepreneur, Speaker, and Mindset Coach. He refers to his coaching as mindset engineering. His passion for it has come from numerous life experiences that have brought him to the realization that our thoughts are the single most contributing factor to achieving success. Through positivity, encouragement, and an overwhelmi…
 
Today I’m joined by Ari Meisel of Less Doing. He helps founders replace themselves in their business and have more time for the things that matter to them. I heard of Ari many years ago when he shared his outsourcing philosophies but we never got to connect. We were finally able to do so and I got to ask him everything about how he doesn’t use emai…
 
“Data, data everywhere, and not a place to sync!” Eric Preston Sensor data and oftentimes, the corresponding analytics are popping up everywhere you look. What is happening in the HVAC world? In newer systems there are some options; most on the high end. But are there any reliable solutions that address more basic systems and the aftermarket? Here …
 
If you’ve been studying productivity for a bit you probably have come across different systems like the TEA Framework, Getting Things Done, 12 Week Year, and many others. They all promise to help you become more productive and in this episode, we’ll be comparing all of them and by the end you’ll know which one is most suitable for you. Keep your da…
 
“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” Michael Jordan Years ago if someone said to me: “I’m building a Net Zero home.” I would have thought, “What are they giving up doing so?” Fast Forward to 2021: In addition to me living in a prospective Net Zero Home (check out other episodes of this podcast), there are now sever…
 
One of the biggest struggles many of The Productivity Show listeners and Asian Efficiency clients have is that they are in meetings all day. Oftentimes they’re on back-to-back-to-back meetings and they have no time for themselves so they end up working long days, on the weekends, and missing out on life. What can you do about this? Good news! We ha…
 
The calendar is often underrated as a productivity tool when in reality it is your most powerful asset in creating value. In this episode I highlight three practices you can use to turn your calendar into your number 1 go-to productivity tool.The three practices covered in this episode are: Plan in 1-2 week blocks Use time blocks (meetings, deliver…
 
Will Henshall is the CEO of Focus@Will which is a productivity music company. They have different genres of music and playlists that help you get focused and into a flow state. We talked about how different music works for different people, the 5 types of brains, how to take care of your brain for optimal performance, and how to find the best music…
 
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