First off, can we just say that you're awesome? The fact that you already have OmniFocus speaks volumes. What we want to do is make you awesome-er and more Asian Efficient by showing you how to make OmniFocus easier to use and your go-to trusted system.
If you've been using OmniFocus for a while and you still haven't found a way to make it work for you yet... then this is the most important message you'll read today.
As you have noticed, the more stuff you put into OmniFocus, the more challenging it becomes using it to the point where you spend more time managing OmniFocus than getting things done.
If you have had moments where you were having trouble with OmniFocus or you found yourself frustrated with the program, then it's probably because you've never been walked through how to use it correctly (the "easy way").
Projects. Most people try to create a ton of projects with no order or hierarchy. The order of your projects matter. The type and status of your projects matter.
Contexts. Most people don't know what contexts REALLY are. And some people try to use them as tags.
Forecast View. Most people haven't set up their tasks and projects properly to take advantage of OmniFocus 2's best new feature.
Tasks and Action Groups. Most people just create tasks. Or worse, they put all their tasks in the Inbox and then try to work from there.
Perspectives. Most people don't create their own custom perspectives. This causes them to miss out on one of the most powerful features of OmniFocus.
Calendar. Most people are clueless how to use OmniFocus 2 alongside their calendar to stay on top of everything.
Let me share how we got the idea to create our OmniFocus training course.
It started with becoming more serious about becoming organized (as you are probably thinking right now). What's one of the first things you need? Of course, a to-do list.
Now, take any of the hundreds of to-do list programs that are out there today. How do you know which one is the right one for you?
We started using and experimenting with a lot of simple to-do list apps. As we started to become busier and busier, our number of lists, projects and tasks grew exponentially. We simply couldn't keep track of everything. Most programs we tried just couldn't keep up with the demand.
We also tried different programs on different platforms. In fact, our combined expenses list of to-do lists programs and task managers we've tried is $1,473.24 dollars (damn those monthly subscription task managers!)
The journey to find the perfect task manager is time-intensive and not easy. You know the process. You do your research, read a couple of tutorials and ask others what they use.
So you buy the app, try it out for a while only to discover that it wasn't fulfilling your needs or there was one darn feature missing. Then you try another app and you have to transfer everything over (which is really annoying!) and you start all over again figuring things out.
Throughout the whole process you waste a lot of time (and money) just to find the perfect program. We've been through that exact same process. Many, many times. It's pretty frustrating, isn't it?
After trial and error, we finally found something that fitted our needs - OmniFocus. People called us crazy when we told them we bought OmniFocus... and then paid to upgrade to OmniFocus 2.
They clearly didn't understand how awesome OmniFocus is and what it could do for them.
"I'm still in the process of applying it, but so far I can already say this is an outstanding product. I WISH I had these posts when I first purchased OmniFocus."
Kurt von M, Switzerland
To be honest, it isn't easy getting to the stage where OmniFocus is really doing all the work for you. The program is really powerful but only when you know how to use it the right way.
We also talked to as many people as we could find who were successfully using OmniFocus. People in the blogosphere. People in our private networks. Our closest friends. The staff at The Omni Group. We got some good advice, but it was all disconnected. It just didn't work together. What worked for one person, didn't work for another, and most of the time didn't work for us.
So we had to experiment. Both of us went our separate ways to find the perfect way to use OmniFocus. We sent thousands of text messages. We got on calls to share what we found useful and what didn't work. We have hours of screen-sharing videos on Skype. All this just to figure out how to use this program to manage our complex lives.
The only reason we were so persistent was because each time we found a solution, it paid itself off in ten-fold.
When we finally figured out how to use the right settings, the frustrations went away. Then we figured out what contexts were really meant for and boom - we got more things done in less time. Through trial and error we found out what perspectives were meant to do. Each time we discovered how to use OmniFocus better and more effectively, our quality of life increased significantly.
We wouldn't worry as much because we knew we had a trusted system that worked. There was no more stress. No more sense of overwhelming doom. No more red and overdue tasks screaming at us. None of that. We spent less time managing OmniFocus, and more time getting things done and enjoying the fruits of our labor.
This journey of testing and experimentation took us over three years to perfect. We tried many different workflows and combinations of settings, and we eventually found a couple that worked universally.
We showed it to our friends. They loved it and got great results. Then we taught it to our private consulting clients. They loved it and got great results. We released bits and pieces on our blog. Our readers loved it and got great results... and started asking for more. So we knew we had finally cracked the code.
And you get to benefit from the experience, knowledge and field-tested solutions, because we've compiled them into one training package.
You already know that you have the world's most powerful task manager in your hands. You just need a couple of tips and techniques to unlock its potential. But you don't want to waste days and weeks trying to figure it out.
And that's just the start. With OmniFocus 2, OmniFocus has become even more powerful. And we've been busy working out new ways to use it, so that we can show you how to get the most out of it right away.
The time we have spent on testing, experimenting and tweaking the systems has cost us years. You don't have to go through that because we have put the fool-proof workflows and all our time-saving systems into this training program. We've done that for you. You'll save yourself hundreds of hours of experimentation, frustration and legwork.
When you buy OmniFocus Premium Posts, not only will you instantly get solutions for using OmniFocus the right way - but you'll also save yourself a lot of time. The package contains only field-tested systems and solutions for OmniFocus. It took us many years to figure this out (so you won't have to) and now thousands of people from all over the world are using these tips, techniques and systems to manage their day-to-day.
Since we released the original OmniFocus Premium Posts, we've personally worked with thousands of different customers to get OmniFocus set up and running for them.
If you're an OmniFocus 1 user, we'll show you how to transition to OmniFocus 2 - seamlessly and smoothly. You'll learn about all the new features and functionality of OmniFocus 2 while using it, not through random experimentation. Whatever your experience is with OmniFocus 2, we'll help you understand how to enhance your OmniFocus 2 system based on what you already know.
You see, the problem with most productivity coaches is that they like to teach one system that is right for them personally. And productivity coaches tend to be OCD and very organized people to begin with.
But not everyone is built that way.
Because of this, the way that we teach OmniFocus at Asian Efficiency may be BASED on the way that we use it - a core set of principles that anyone can use right away... but we recognized that it then needs to be adapted to YOUR tastes and preferences. Rather than teaching one system that is "right" for us, we want to show you a system that can grow into something that is right FOR YOU.
(In fact, every team member at Asian Efficiency has a remarkably different-looking OmniFocus 2 setup)
"When I bought this product I wasn't sure that there would be something new in it. I've read almost all the posts and books about OmniFocus, so I can classify myself as an advanced OmniFocus user. But in this product there is a lot information that was new to me, or better explained than in any other material. For me this is the missing manual from OmniFocus, everyone who wants to buy OmniFocus needs to buy this product! You won't regret it."
Vincent van Andel, Netherlands
"Very helpful. I am now using Omnifocus effectively after having owned it for years. They should really hire you to create their training program."
Roger W, USA
"UNBELIEVABLE. I never knew a tool as powerful as Omnifocus exists…and I'm thankful everyday that I found your product WHEN I found Omnifocus. I can't imagine trying to implement it without it."
Ryan T, USA
"I am a relatively new OmniFocus user and was having a difficult time staying on task. I spent the last week reviewing OmniFocus Premium Posts and altering my setup; it was like a breath of fresh air. I was using made up due dates to force myself to get things done (felt like I was running through mud). I now feel on top of things. I just completed my weekly review, then went through planning for tomorrow and have my flagged items to work on. Thanks."
Greg S, USA
"I wanted to write you an email to thank you guys for taking the time to help me set up my OmniFocus system. It was a long process for me, but i think what clicked was when in the interview, I don’t know who said it but it changed my whole work flow. He said, if you open your OmniFocus and you don't know where to start or whats next, you don't have a really efficient system set up. The first time around reading the posts, i didn't set up perspectives because it was really foreign to me. But on the other side of it, it really made a big difference. So thanks for taking time for customer support and help."
Dustin M, Singapore
"Even though I had used OmniFocus for years, I never used it more than a month at a time. Finally, I have a way to use it where I can trust it. It was almost as though your product was written just for me. Worth every penny."
Steven B, USA
OmniFocus Premium Posts is delivered completely online, as a combination of written and video/screencast-based tutorials through the Asian Efficiency Customer Area. This means that you can access it at your computer, on your tablet or on your phone. With this being 2015, we wouldn't have it any other way!
Here's what you'll find inside.
Included with every purchase of OmniFocus Premium Posts is 1 year of personal coaching via email. If you find yourself stuck going through OmniFocus Premium Posts, or have a specific question about your setup, or are unsure about something - just email us and we'll get back to you with a specific solution for your situation.
This is incredible value and your opportunity to have an expert OmniFocus coach give you personalized advice with your setup at NO EXTRA COST.
Anyone who purchases a copy of OmniFocus Premium Posts will receive the original OmniFocus Premium Posts (written for OmniFocus 1) in full. If OmniFocus 2 just isn't suitable for you yet and you would prefer to stay with OmniFocus 1, this guide will get you setup the right, proper and Asian Efficient way.
We want your transition from OmniFocus 1 to OmniFocus 2 to be as quick and easy as possible. We've outlined all the important and noteworthy new features, functions and interface changes - and will show you how to fit them into your existing workflow right away.
We'll show you everything you need to know about how to set up OmniFocus 2, and train you to use OmniFocus 2 the right way. Contexts are explained in practical, real-world terms (no abstract thought experiments). Perspectives are introduced as enabling perspectives that let you perform efficient reviews and to create a powerful workflow.
We'll show you how to do different things with OmniFocus, from managing repeating tasks, to prioritizing tasks the right way, and dive into advanced concepts like handling the inner game of overwhelm with OmniFocus.
One of our most hotly-requested topics is how to combine the power of Asian Efficiency's rituals into OmniFocus. You ask... and we deliver!
Since the release of the original OmniFocus Premium Posts, we've talked to and coached literally thousands of customers in how they use OmniFocus - and come across hundreds of different scenarios where OmniFocus can be used in our personal and professional lives. We're going to compile the best of the best into the Scenarios section - and show you how other people solve their everyday problems using OmniFocus.
The OmniFocus 2 apps for iPhone and iPad are much more important today than they were when we originally wrote OmniFocus Premium Posts. For this reason, the mobile apps will be getting their own dedicated module within OmniFocus Premium Posts - we'll show you exactly how to get the most out of them, and what it looks like if you want to go mobile-only!
Why would you want to learn how to set up and use OmniFocus the right way? Here are just a few reasons...
You'll free up a couple hours a week from managing your projects and tasks.
Having OmniFocus set up correctly will give you the peace of mind that all your important information is securely stored and accessible at the right times.
OmniFocus Premium Posts will simply help you get more important things done in less time and with fewer headaches.
You'll save time on organizing your folders, projects, lists and tasks. This means less time wasted on things that really should be streamlined and automated.
Let OmniFocus show you what's important and what you need to do today. No more guessing or going through all your projects.
Free your mind from worries and decrease your stress levels by having a trusted and reliable system in OmniFocus.
OmniFocus Premium Posts will show you how to stay on top of your weekly reviews.
Have OmniFocus work for you instead of you babysitting OmniFocus. This frees up your time to do the things you want, instead of managing your work tasks.
"It is making a huge difference in my workflow and trust of the system. Before I have read a lot of your posts and implemented a lot. But it always seemed to be cracks in there and made me not trust it fully or use it fully. Now it is different with this product. Thanks for a great product!"
Emma P, Sweden
"I was skeptical at first. I had purchased another product and found it to be a dense document to work through, and it did not yield much benefit. So far, your posts have provided a pragmatic framework and I'm already seeing benefits after just a week."
Jim D, USA
"I am 100 pages into the posts and even though I've been using OmniFocus for about six months, and using it well (I thought) your product is maximizing my use. Very helpful and very intuitively written."
Kathy N, USA
"For the first time in years, I was finally able to create, apply, and understand how to put contexts and perspectives to good use. Thanks so much for providing me with a solid foundation to make OmniFocus work for me."
Donovan W, USA
OmniFocus Premium Posts will show you how to get to a working, functional OmniFocus setup with the absolute minimum of hassle and pain. It helps you handle the 3 most critical problems of using OmniFocus: the setup, the maintenance, and the foundational principles to prevent your tasks from overwhelming you.
Here's how OmniFocus Premium Posts can help you with these problems.
We'll introduce to you the Asian Efficiency Workflow for managing your life, projects, lists and tasks. This will tell you exactly what you need to do on a daily basis and keep you on point - and never miss a deadline again. We'll also show you the 11 contexts that every OmniFocus user must have... and exactly when to use each one (or not).
Want more? No problem! We'll give you a proven framework for how to seamlessly add the iPhone and iPad into your workflow... and use them like only a time management ninja can. We'll then show you how to use OmniFocus at work and at home (there's no need for two different task managers). And, we'll give you the 4 essential types of perspectives that take you from "a big list of stuff" to "precisely what I need to do".
Maintaining OmniFocus can be challenging. But with a few easy principles and systems, it is very much doable. We'll show you how to use repeating tasks so you'll never accidentally forget a commitment ever again. We'll also give you an easy-to-use system for managing staff and people in your life. Trying hard to remember birthdays, important dates and things people have to get back to you on, will become a thing of the past. And of course, there are "advanced" OmniFocus tips and tricks that let you spend less time managing it, and more time getting important things done - and that means less time at the office.
Once you've set up OmniFocus and learned how to maintain it properly, getting overwhelmed by tasks should *already* be a thing of the past. But just in case, we'll teach you how to strategically use weekly reviews to keep everything in order. We also go into detail about capturing and making sure everything flows from thought to gathering point to your OmniFocus system. We'll also show you how to use OmniFocus when you have lots of different roles in your life. This will help you focus on your core competencies and delivering knockout results at work.
If that wasn't enough, we'll also go into:
"I wish I had it when I first bought OmniFocus when it was rolled out many years ago. I have used and stopped using OmniFocus many times, and I have to say that your clear instruction has made it where OmniFocus is going to be part of my life forever."
Reid M, South Korea
"I'm going through it page by page with OmniFocus open simultaneously. Love the detail, you guys did a great job with it. I'm trying to be more mindful of my schedule and to-do list and this is going to make it virtually painless. Thanks guys, I'm a big fan of your work. Worth every penny!"
Andrew K, USA
"I've not had a great deal of time with this product but it's a really well structured and highly useful package. It's genuinely insightful and it digs into the nuts and bolts of building a productive workflow really well. I've found it very useful so far."
John B, UK
"Amazingly detailed. Took me from the point of being overwhelmed by OmniFocus to the point of using it to help me. Really glad I took the plunge and bought it. The bonus emails I received after purchasing were good as well."
Andrew B, UK
"Practically magical. I wanted to buy this almost a year ago and the price put me off. In desperation to get my productivity up, and after reading several good comments from others, I decided to gamble. OmniFocus Premium Posts is full of "ah-ha" and "duh, why on earth didn't I think of that?" moments. In hind sight it is rather embarrassing I hadn't thought of more of it on my own, but during a week I needed to be productive, not spend a week fighting my system, it worked wonders."
Lia Z, USA
"Outstanding. I'm a long-time user of OmniFocus, but this really took me to a far more productive workflow. Thank you!"
Joshua F, USA
If you go through and follow along OmniFocus Premium Posts, here's what I'll promise you.
Guarantee #1: No BS.
We've designed OmniFocus Premium Posts to be straightforward and straight-shooting. We walk you through exactly step-by-step what you need to do to set up OmniFocus and use it. We don't waste time on superfluous details and hypothetical "what if" discussions. You get exactly what you need, with no "sign up for personal coaching" BS attached.
Guarantee #2: No Learning Curve.
I know, we said that OmniFocus has a learning curve. OmniFocus Premium Posts is designed to help you leapfrog over it. By the end of the course, you'll have a proven OmniFocus system that works and be familiar with the best practices for using OmniFocus. From there, you'll also have a comprehensive understanding of how it all fits together to go on and design your own custom OmniFocus system.
Guarantee #3: Control OmniFocus, Control Your Life.
OmniFocus Premium Posts gives you back control over your tasks, and over OmniFocus. It puts you back in the driver's seat, rather than trying to change your personal inclinations for the sake of a software program.
Guarantee #4: Relevancy.
A lot of training material is written as-if they were just for an Internet marketer, or just for a writer, or just for a full-time productivity coach. Through working with thousands of OmniFocus and OmniFocus 2 users, we've identified what really matters to individual customers, and developed core solutions and systems that will be relevant to you and what you need to get done.
We stick by our claims. If for any unlikely reason OmniFocus Premium Posts doesn't live up to any of these four promises, just drop us an email. You can opt for FREE personal coaching to help with your situation, or a prompt and courteous refund within 60 days of your date of purchase.
We wish we could offer 365 days but our payment processor won't allow us to :(
"OmniFocus Premium Posts is amazing! I've been an OmniFocus and GTD fan from the moment that OF was released. Unfortunately I had let bad habits creep in and at the time I found out about your product, I was getting overwhelmed. Reading through all of the posts not only motivated me to get back to a "mind like water" state but it also gave me a new way of organizing my OF database that really works for me and my workflow. Kudos for creating such a great resource and for getting me back on track!"
Jean-Paul R, USA
"The Asian Efficiency OmniFocus Premium Posts have already been crucial to my personal organization system. Prior to purchasing the collection, I spent close to $50 and 3 months trying to get situated. After reading through the AE collection I was made aware of at least 3 critical mistakes that were holding me back from the start. After investing on the applications I had hesitated to spend more, but I now consider this collection to be a necessary guide that I would recommend to anyone who is considering migrating to OmniFocus."
Jacob W, USA
"I read GTD a few years ago and have been using many of the concepts since, but I never became very efficient at using OF in my workflow. Your OmniFocus Premium Posts inspired me to retool my workflow using OF, and for the past two weeks, I have been really impressed with how it is helping me focus on what I should be focusing on. Thanks!"
Kirk L, USA
"In a couple of weeks I have gone from looking to abandon OmniFocus and the idea of time management as doable in an operational context to making progress. Your material is what has changed."
John G, Canada
"Totally life changing. Seriously. My OmniFocus was a complete mess. Now it's fixed and I am flowing and feeling good. Thank you so much."
Chris C, USA
OmniFocus Premium Posts contains the same training and coaching you would get if you attended a live OmniFocus training (probably more actually). A live seminar will cost you at least $3,000 for 2-3 intense days of training, and with rising fuel prices, probably another $800+ for travel and accommodation.
Or, you could opt for a personal productivity coach. They start at $300/hour and it will take you at least 5-6 hours with them to get a viable OmniFocus setup - that's $1,500-$1,800! Never mind that you'll have to mull over what you've learned and then implement it again later.
Releasing OmniFocus Premium Posts online allows us to dramatically reduce our overheads - unlike seminars, we don't have venue costs and our personal time investment is greatly reduced, so we're transferring those savings to YOU.
So there's no need to invest $3,000, $1,500 or even $500 for OmniFocus Premium Posts - because we've set the price for the entire program at a rock-bottom $57. Plus, you will receive any and all future updates to the program for free, forever.
That's right, this isn't a subscription. It's a once-off flat fee that gives you access to any and all future updates that we make to OmniFocus Premium Posts.
We get it - you're not sure if OmniFocus Premium Posts is going to help you.
Because OmniFocus Premium Posts is so adaptable and because it works for so many people (check out the reviews), rather than tell you who it is for, let me tell you who it is not for. If one of the below is NOT you - then OmniFocus Premium Posts will work for you.
1. Someone who is not convinced that OmniFocus is the right task manager for them.
There are many alternatives to OmniFocus such as Things, Todoist, Wunderlist and many, many more. This training program is really designed for people who know that OmniFocus is the right task manager for them.
2. Someone who is not willing to tweak and play around with OmniFocus *just a bit*.
OmniFocus is rich in features and there almost endless ways to use it. OmniFocus Premium Posts offers a lot of ways to tweak and customize the program to your needs. This way you save time and get a streamlined workflow going with a little bit of practice. If that idea doesn't appeal to you, then you should pass on this training.
3. Someone who wants to use GTD exactly as it was preached in the book.
GTD is a great system but it's not the one we use in this training program. We offer a hybrid of various philosophies, systems and methods. If you strictly want to follow the GTD framework in OmniFocus, this is not the right course for you.
4. Someone who wants to experiment by themselves.
We encourage customers to experiment with OmniFocus after they have learned a proven system that works. If you want to start experimenting by yourself first, this probably isn't the right training course for you. If you are looking for high-level abstract concepts or to learn how to custom-code Applescript, this also is not the right course for you.
5. Someone who is simply unsure if this is for them.
We love all our customers, but it goes both ways - we want our customers to enjoy and more importantly, to use their training too. If you are unsure about OmniFocus Premium Posts, please don't buy it yet. Please click here and sign up for your free 6-part series first, to see the sort of things you'll be learning in OmniFocus Premium Posts. Please also have a read of our About Page to get a better sense of if we would work well together. After that, if you are 100% committed to making OmniFocus work for you, then buy OmniFocus Premium Posts.
6. People who want complexity.
We have to admit, complexity is not our thing. We want the solutions we give to customers to be streamlined and easy to use. If you want something "sophisticated" or "revolutionary", this probably isn't the right training for you - we've purposely kept things practical, simple and easy to understand.
7. People who have read everything online about OmniFocus already ("Advanced Users").
To be perfectly honest, a lot of advanced OmniFocus users have purchased OmniFocus Premium Posts - and gotten a lot out of it. But a few didn't. Truth is, you may get something out of it, or you may not. But really, if you've spent a lot of time reading everything online, you should already have a working OmniFocus system, and you probably have some ideas about what is "right" and what is "wrong" with the way other people use OmniFocus (though in reality, there's no such thing!).
Bottom line: You won't get as much out of OmniFocus Premium Posts as someone who's approaching it with a fresh set of eyes, and some of the ideas may go against your existing setup.
With all that out of the way...
"I think it is totally worth the money. You are talented writers and you've done a great job of making a complicated software accessible. You've given me the freedom to make OmniFocus really work for me and I'm already noticing improvements in my productivity after a week. Thanks for a great product. I will continue recommending you to friends and colleagues."
"I have to tell you that I was a little skeptical about making the investment in your product. However, I was very pleasantly surprised. There is a TON of useful information that I do not think I could have acquired in any other way. Thanks for accelerating the learning curve! The format is great and for the most part understandable for us newbies. Thanks again. Would like to be a power user and trying to be more efficient. Overall, very satisfied with purchase and will recommend you to others with a similar interest."
"I've used GTD and OmniFocus for a couple of years. I found that I actually 'restarted' my system with the Premium Posts and am feeling a new "spring" in my productivity step! Thank you."
"Still in the process but it's proving to be hugely valuable. The fact I don't have to make to false starts that doing it on my own would require will save me lots of time and allow me to do the work, not just struggle to organize it. Really nice, guys! Thanks!"
"Found this just at the right time for me after recommitting to OmniFocus and getting back on the wagon, it was really helpful. I have found all your material really excellent, well written and thoughtful. No fluff just good stuff."
"It has been extremely helpful, since I've been using OmniFocus for the better part of a year and haven't had a very good grasp on how to REALLY use it. So, thank you for the great product!"
"I was initially worried about the investment because of the higher price, but it was well-worth it. Great writing, and the bonus material was very much a surprise and it made me happy. You guys are great!"
"Love it. It's absolutely worth the money. You guys did a great job in explaining the Omnifocus setup. It gave me the best start I can imagine. Thank you!"
Yes. As of now OmniFocus is only available on OS X and iOS. We focus mainly on the desktop version. But we also talk a lot about how to use the iOS version and how to integrate your iPhone/iPad into your workflow.
While we are aware that Quantus Tasks is available on Android, no one on the Asian Efficiency team has volunteered to buy an Android phone... yet.
Absolutely not. The materials are produced as-if our grandmothers were going to use OmniFocus. It contains plenty of detailed screenshots, screen recordings, step-by-step instructions and text to help you use OmniFocus the right way.
Just read the hundreds of letters from customers just like you who have learned to use OmniFocus the Asian Efficiency way.
No. It will help you understand some of the concepts but it's not required. We wrote it so that anyone who hasn't read GTD (or any other system) can take advantage of the materials.
Thanks for reading.
If you have any further questions about OmniFocus Premium Posts, please feel free to email me. I hope to welcome you as an Asian Efficiency customer soon!
To your productivity,
Thanh Pham & the Asian Efficiency Team
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