ACE Productivity

Living proactively.

ACE 035: How I live on $90 of groceries monthly

How I live on less than 100 dollars per month of groceries

Podcast: Play in new window | Download I consistently spend less than $100/month on groceries. And I love what I eat. How does it work? It all comes down to determining exactly what values I want to get out of my food, and then finding the best way to maximize those values with minimal investment [...]

ACE 034: Artificial urgency: The 3rd option

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Is stress always a bad thing? On the one hand, tight deadlines make us work faster and more efficiently… …but on the other hand, doing things long before the deadline less stressful, right? (Even if we end up doing more work.) As you’ll find out in this episode, [...]

ACE 033: How to hack your whole life using deferred fulfillment psychology

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Is there a way to get better control of your productivity AND enjoy life more? Yes. Today’s technique has changed my life, just because it takes advantage of human nature instead of working against it. You don’t win at life by depriving yourself of the things you love. [...]

ACE 032: Segregation: Money, energy, and life

Podcast: Play in new window | Download How well do you focus? It may be time to separate different areas of your life from each other… such as: Day job A hobby Side business Learning Family Some ways that these can be separated: Financial accounts Time focus Email Location (workspace environment) I go into more [...]

ACE 031: How to kill your unproductive day for success

Podcast: Play in new window | Download What do you do when you’ve had a bad day, and it just looks worse? When you’ve put everything off for the end of the day, but now you have no energy to do all of it? How do you turn this failure into success? Kill it. Set [...]

ACE 030: Timothy’s Best Practices as of 2014 June

Podcast: Play in new window | Download “Best practices…” The things that I would hope to practice in a perfect world. Or even an imperfect world. The first rule of “best practices” is to acknowledge that you aren’t going to follow your own standards perfectly. Listen for the rest! Special thanks Special credit and many [...]

ACE 029: A quick recommendation

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Another shorty today. Who’s perfect? No yo soy, seguro! And Tim Ferriss isn’t either (as we all know). Here’s some recommended reading and listening: Blog article productivity success through failures Podcast with productivity success through failures (click play on episode 13… advisory for language)   Special thanks Special [...]

ACE 028: Positive language replacement

Podcast: Play in new window | Download How does what you say affect what you do? In this episode, I discuss three phrases that you can tweak to make your life more positive and productive: How to turn a responsibility into an opportunity. How to turn an idea into inspiration. How to turn an obligation [...]

ACE 027: Schedule freedom

Podcast: Play in new window | Download What is “schedule freedom”? And can freedom actually be scheduled? And what’s the deal with that nonsense music, anyway? All this and more in today’s episode! Special thanks Special credit and many thanks are owed to Benjamin Krumwiede and Abigail Gschwend for their performance of Ravel as my [...]

ACE 026: Quick thoughts on routine

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s episode is just a few quick thoughts on routine. Does adhering to a strict schedule turn us into slaves? Is freedom all about having no schedule? I give my perspective in the show. [...]