Cutting-Edge Productivity Secrets

Every month, someone at Asian Efficiency HQ writes a newsletter about a productivity topic of their choice. We send out this newsletter via email to thousands of subscribers.

Up until now, there has been no way to get past issues of our newsletters. But by popular demand, we're releasing past newsletter issues here - for a price.

Why a price? To be fair to people who have been our subscribers for a long time. They signed up first, so they got first-access (and opportunity) to use the cutting-edge information that we only release in our newsletters.

But wait - what exactly are Premium Newsletters?

Premium Newsletters are the result of an AE team member being allowed to go wild with their productivity ideas and concepts. Part of our culture is to push the boundaries of what is humanly possible in terms of productivity.

Almost everyone here is always running some experiment or other with their own lives, and masterminding with other productivity nerds to see how we can make things better. Faster. Stronger. Asian Efficient'er.

You see, whatever appears on the main Asian Efficiency blog has been tested. And tested. And tested again, before it is released. And that's usually 6-12 months after we've thought up the idea.

But what we're experimenting on right now - the cutting edge stuff - only goes in our newsletters (and to people who have purchased an AE Premium product). Why?

Because it hasn't been rigorously tested.

Because it is, in fact, cutting-edge. And raw. Very raw.

In Premium Newsletters...

  • We swear.
  • We call out all the usual bullshit.
  • And we don't hold anything back.

If you're sick of all the Pollyanna feel-good woo-woo floating around out there, you'll probably like our Premium Newsletters. What you'll find in there won't be seen anywhere online for at least 12 months - if ever.

And because Premium Newsletters are private, we can write about pretty much anything. Especially the stuff that isn't politically-correct and that's too "extreme" for consumption on a public blog.

What's in these Premium Newsletters?

  • Why goals always come first.
  • How to make sure your goals do come first.
  • Breaking down your goals the easy way.
  • How people actually get things done.
  • 5 reasons why most people will NEVER get anything done.
  • The 6-step ninja move that slices and dices procrastination into little pieces.
  • The #1 thing that holds people back - without them even knowing it.
  • ... And how you fix it.
  • Why we never set goals more than 1-2 years in advance.
  • The 4 criteria that all goals must meet to work.
  • The 4 steps to actually getting goals - not just setting and then forgetting about them.
  • The 1 secret technique that all effective people use to get ahead of others.
  • Exactly how you should be starting your days.
  • How to stop getting overwhelmed by all the things you have to do.
  • How you can get to peak productivity... and look as good as Bradley Cooper while doing it.
  • How to uncover the deep, dark secrets of your childhood that are holding you back.
  • How to systematically dismantle all the brainwashing, social conditioning and mass-hypnosis that's been put in your head by teachers, parents, politicians and cult leaders. Sorta.
  • What to do when you're under information bombardment.
  • One simple tool for managing all your online reading.
  • How to use your iPad (or any other tablet) to cut back on information.
  • A systematic way to get happiness - free of woo-woo and Disneyland affirmations.
  • Why we're all secretly lazy on the inside - and what to do about it.
  • Secret techniques for manipulating reality and altering your frame of reference.
  • Why your brain forces you to focus on negatives.
  • ... And what to do about it.
  • How to break down goals into manageable pieces.
  • Why Facebook and Instagram are the death of civilization as we know it.
  • How to handle ADD-ess and hyperactivity (Disclaimer: We are not medical doctors, the advice is not of a medical nature or for specific disorders).
  • How to be productive... even though your brain, body and soul are screaming at you to go watch the latest episode of Gossip Girl instead.
  • Why replacing people with technology is better.
  • How to travel - Asian Efficiency style.
  • Some cool apps to help you get around in new cities.
  • 8 things that will make you the ultimate Efficient Asian™.
  • How to never experience guilt about watching TV again. Ever.
  • How to get so successful and productive, that you'll have your own personal army of haters stalking you on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Why your body runs like a car... or a fighter jet.
  • How to hit peak performance again, and again. And again.
  • The real truth about "time" and why it doesn't matter all that much.
  • "Systems" explained and broken down. No more wishy-washy business-book descriptions.
  • The 2 types of systems you need to know about.
  • The 4 scales of systems you need to know about.
  • How to build, improve, optimize and tweak your systems
  • The 1 list you absolutely must have to get anything done in life.
  • The 1 habit that will bring you more happiness than anything else you've ever heard about.
  • The difference between focus and maintenance - and why it matters to your productivity and success.
  • Revealed: how to reconcile "getting things done" and "doing the things I need to so I don't get fired".
  • The Asian Efficiency super hack for achieving goals and getting more done than humanly possible.
  • How breakups, messy relationships and other people directly impact your productivity.
  • Constantly distracted? Here's why.
  • How to close and resolve open loops - easily and effectively.
  • Why you don't need Inbox Zero - and how to get away with productivity blasphemy.
  • How to halve your desktop email sessions by using your smartphone.
  • Decision trees for tackling email. Yep, we've gone visual.
  • How we implement ideas at Asian Efficiency.
  • Why you don't need to know what the next step is.
  • How to make SOI a mindset for life.
  • How 1 little email can destroy 8 hours of productivity.
  • Revealed: the BIGGEST impacting force on your life and productivity.
  • How to stack the deck (and life) in your favor by picking the right forces.
  • Why Thanh only owns 1 pair of shorts and 1 shirt.
  • How to go minimalist.
  • Learn how to increase your inherent willpower levels.

Wait - what about...

What exactly am I getting?

We've reformatted and cleaned up all our newsletters, removed any typos and grammatical errors and formatted them into pretty PDFs. Otherwise, the content is completely untouched.

What about future editions?

When you buy a Premium Newsletter, we'll automatically sign you up to receive all future editions for free. This means you'll get next month's issue, and the month's after... and the month's after... and after and after for free... at least while Asian Efficiency is still around.

I'm an existing newsletter subscriber - do I need this?

It depends how long you've been a newsletter subscriber. You may recognize some of the newsletter titles listed above - that will tell you what you've already read and what you're missing.

Can I refund it if I don't like it?

Even though it's kinda awkward to refund a $3 product, we're still offering a 60-day money-back guarantee on this - as with all our products. If you don't like it, let us know and we'll refund your money back.

What about customer support?

You can lodge a support request through the AE Premium Customer Area.

I have more questions!

Send us an email at and we'll get back to you right away.

Value Pack Options

Please note that we no longer sell individual issues.

Volume 01

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Volume 02

12 Issues

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Bonus Audio on Flexibility and Effectiveness

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Volume 01 + 02

15 Issues

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Bonus Audio on Flexibility and Effectiveness

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The AE Team

- Aaron and Thanh, Asian Efficiency

P.S. These newsletters contain cutting-edge information that could change your life. Seriously.

P.P.S. You'll also be signed up to receive all future newsletters - for free, forever.

P.P.P.S. And remember, as with all AE Premium products, you are covered by our 60-day no-questions-asked money-back guarantee.