Case Studies

Productivity Champ Spotlight — Stop Chasing, Start Doing by Yannick Lhérieau

Everyone that we present here at Asian Efficiency is a model – a model for being productive and for being a better manager of your time and life.Today, we want to recognize and introduce Yannick Lhérieau, our productivity champ for this month.Yannick is a certified GTD trainer and he has been an active member of the Dojo since 2015. He’s also one of our best contributors in the AE community and whom we also call a productivity expert.Read on and…

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From Law to Publishing and then Teaching – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Deborah Williams* trained as a solicitor with a law firm in the City of London. Following redundancy in 2003 she consulted CareerBalance, and subsequently moved to a new job as a senior editor for a legal publisher. After eight years in the publishing industry Deborah decided the time was right to follow a career path she had initially considered – that of a primary school teacher. Having her own child re-awakened this interest and Deborah applied for courses to complete…

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Asset Manager to New Career – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Harriet Durbin took redundancy from her job as director of a Hotel Asset Management firm in 2009. She came to CareerBalance for an Outplacement Support Programme. After taking a break she’s now job hunting. She says she would “absolutely go back” to CareerBalance in the future.What major issue did you want to tackle?I came to CareerBalance wanting to use redundancy as an opportunity. I had been working for a start-up hotel asset management company, which addressed a niche trend –…

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Productivity Champ Spotlight — Achieving Mental Bliss by Jonathan Fisher

The AE community is filled with individuals who are entrepreneurs, executives, employees, freelancers and more. What’s great about being part of the Dojo is that everyone has a similar goal. So you can bet someone in the community has already gone through what you are going through now and can provide guidance, advice and a few tricks.As a freelancer, Jonathan quickly realized that time is gold. With no one telling him what to do he had to learn how to…

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Productivity Champ Spotlight — Stop Reading, Start Doing by Andy Henson – Productivity Article

Andy is a business owner and a member of Asian Efficiency’s productivity community, the Dojo. He’s been an active member since he joined in 2018.As a business owner, Andy was looking for the “perfect” system to help him move his business forward. He did research, read many books, and turned to the community for advice. After reading about different systems, he realized he needed to stop reading and just start doing.Read on and find out more about Andy’s journey and…

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Luxury Cars to Luxury Apartments – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Jonathan Lebrett first came to CareerBalance in 2006 whilst working for Porsche UK as a Business Manager. He went on to work in accountancy recruitment, but after being made redundant, returned to CareerBalance in 2009. Today he works as a Membership Executive at 47 Park Street, London’s luxury private residence club owned by the Marriot Hotel Group. He says that going to CareerBalance “paid for itself”.What major issue did you want to tackle?I’d first gone to see CareerBalance because I…

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Productivity Champ Spotlight — Big-Picture Analysis by Arnaldo Piccinelli

Arnaldo is a member of AE’s productivity community, the Dojo. His job requires him to wear many hats, so he turns to the community and mini Dojo courses to help him become more productive in his role.Since becoming a member of the Dojo, Arnaldo has learned may tips, tricks, and techniques to help him excel in his productivity journey.Lately, Arnaldo’s energy levels are not quite where he would like them to be. He’s taken a different approach to address this…

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Doodle Case Study: Canadian Dental Association – Productivity Article

Doodle helps the Canadian Dental Association navigate the busy schedules of teams of dentists The Canadian Dental Association is a non-profit organization of 50 volunteer dentists and dental professionals that represent over 20,000 dentists in Canada. They serve the public as a unified voice for dentistry by managing key oral health issues and coordinating dental health awareness programs that reach 37 million Canadians. They also provide numerous services and support for practicing dentists and dental students alike. The team at…

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Doodle Case Study: SRG INC – Productivity Article

SRG uses Doodle as a global scheduling solution Doodle is the scheduling software perfectly designed to satisfy the complex needs of the modern non-profit or NGO. We know that it takes A LOT of meetings to move projects forward and it gets complicated when those meetings take place with individuals in numerous locations. We spoke to Travis from SRG Inc, an organization that implements charitable outreach initiatives in the developing world, about how SRG has radically streamlined their meeting scheduling…

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Productivity Champ Spotlight — Regaining Control Of Life by Giacomo Pasini – Productivity Article

The road to being productive isn’t easy. Sometimes you might feel lost and confused that you don’t even know where to start. No matter where you are in your productivity journey, The AE community is always there to help you along the way.Today, we introduce Giacomo Pasini, our productivity champ of the month. Giacomo is an active Dojo member who continues to give back to the community and extend help to other members in need.Let’s go through Giacomo’s journey of…

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Productivity Champ Spotlight — Sleep, Routines, and Productivity by Katie Brown

School can be stressful and fun at the same time–especially when you’re in college. However earning your Graduate Degree is a whole other ball game, and Katie, one of our Dojo members, can attest to this. She functioned on 2 hours of sleep during weekdays and tried to catch up on sleep during the weekends. It didn’t work out. Let’s go through Katie’s journey in her quest to do well in graduate school without incurring so many of the personal…

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Productivity Champ Spotlight — What Happens When You Don’t Acknowledge Problems with Moses Kaulaity

Asian Efficiency readers as well as members of the Dojo, our productivity community, come from all sorts of different backgrounds. We have corporate workers and managers, entrepreneurs, teachers, scientists, musicians, marketers, housewives/housebands, and so much more! The beauty of having such a diverse audience is the wealth of knowledge that is shared. A perfect example of this is Moses. Read on and find out why he is our productivity champ for this month. Introducing Moses Kaulaity Moses is a handyman and…

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Productivity Champ Spotlight — Implementing Habits by Mike Pärssinen

Everyday we continue to share productivity strategies on our blog posts, newsletters, podcast, and our online community, The Dojo. These strategies have helped our readers get more work done in the time they have without sacrificing their health, family and personal time. At Asian Efficiency, we believe you can achieve your goals faster by creating a system that works for you. Today, we want to celebrate our productivity champ, Mike Pärssinen. We’d like to share his story of how he…

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Productivity Champ Spotlight — The Power of Systems by Andrew Pfeiffer

Systems Thinking is a powerful process that you can use to help you produce good results. This is true for our productivity champ–Andrew Pfeiffer. Andrew had a problem being consistent with his habits and to resolve this–he harnessed the power of systems. When he started using systems, he was able to make progress on his big goals and became uber productive. We are excited to introduce Andrew to you and learn how he implemented systems in his life. Introducing Andrew…

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Productivity Champ Spotlight — Getting Focused with Alice Ferris

We have written almost 1,000 articles on productivity since AE started, and one thing we have learned over the years is this: the people who take action and implement productivity strategies consistently are the people who succeed. If you were to sit in on one of our planning meetings, this is something you will hear a lot: “How do we make this actionable?”, or “How can people implement this information?” Thankfully, every day we hear from members of the AE…

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