Simple Productivity Tips with LJ Earnest

“As life gets more complicated, there is less time to do the things that you WANT to do” – LJ Earnest

This is why LJ Earnest created her simple productivity formula:



More Productive


More Time for MY Stuff.

LJ is the founder of where she shares new ways to be more productive and simplify your life.

She is my guest for the fifth episode of The Midway Simplicity Show.

In this show, I invite simple living advocates to share with you a few tips to simplify the 5 most important aspects of your life, which are: Time, Health, Things, Finances and Relationships.

NOTE: If you want to have an overview of the guiding principles of the Midway Simplicity blog, you can read this pillar post: If Simple Living Is a Game, These Are The Rules (aka The Midway Simplicity Manifesto)

In this episode, you’re going to learn:

  1. The easiest way to get simplicity when it comes to time management
  2. The non-magic relation between health and productivity.
  3. What are the things that you should get rid of as soon as possible?
  4. The one-in-one-out rule to simplify and control your finances.
  5. How can single-tasking improve your relationships?

Enjoy watching this episode (9 minutes)

(Please note that the video frame rate is slow in the first minute. After that it runs smoothly. Sorry for any inconvenience this might cause)

I hope you enjoyed the show.

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Please leave a comment to let us know what you think. 

Thank you very much LJ for the useful tips that you shared with us in the fifth episode of The Midway Simplicity Show. Looking forward to having you again.


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7 Responses to Simple Productivity Tips with LJ Earnest

  1. Kimberley June 6, 2012 at 3:37 am #

    L.J. was spot on with regards to “single tasking”. Focus on one thing at a time. My Dad used to say, “slow and steady wins the race”. We have been “brainwashed” to believe that multi-tasking is the way to go. We can do it all, just not all at once.

    • Mohamed Tohami June 6, 2012 at 11:22 am #

      Love it Kimberley! “We can do it all, just not all at once”. Why don’t you start a blog. You seem to have awesome stuff to share :)

      • Kimberley June 6, 2012 at 9:04 pm #

        Mahalo (thank you in Hawaiian) for your encouragement, Mohamed. As far as the computer goes, I could sum it up by saying, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks”, haha! But this “old dog” has lived more decades than she cares to admit, and along this road we call “life” I have learned more than you can imagine. Off to the mainland USA to celebrate my niece’s graduation. I will look forward to catching up on your posts when I am back on island. Aloha!

        • Mohamed Tohami June 7, 2012 at 11:15 am #

          Hi Kimberley,

          If it is a matter of technical skills, then consider this blog yours :)

          Send me a bi-weekly or a monthly article, and I would be glad to feature it as a guest post.

          I believe you’ve a lot of great stories to share.

  2. Jane June 7, 2012 at 5:30 pm #

    If I take away 1 thing from this weeks video interview it will be single-tasking. I can’t tell you how many times “multi-tasking” has failed me in some form or fashion. When I multi-task I typically get a little overloaded & find I waste more time trying to ensure I got everything done & done correctly. It’s very anti-Lean 6 Sigma it would seem. Plus I had read something years ago called the project management triangle, which says you can have “good, fast or cheap – pick any two”. There’s just no way to have all 3.
    LJ reminded me that single-tasking is more efficient & productive.

    Speaking of multi-taskers, I once turned down a job offer when the future boss kept telling me how great he was as a multi-tasker & how he expects his employees to do the same. Plus he kept tossing around over-used “team player” quotes which is my #1 clue that a office/job has serious poor leadership & management. Anyways, I took a deep breath & flat out told the doctor that I am no longer interested in the job position & thanked him for his time. He looked dumbfounded & confused, but I realized right then & there that that office & that boss were troubled & I didn’t want any part of it.
    The doctor & the few staff I did meet all looked frazzled & I suspect they all spent their working hours chasing their own tails, spatting & otherwise hated each other on some levels.

    • Mohamed Tohami June 18, 2012 at 2:33 pm #

      Amazing! You made the perfect decision. I can imagine how puzzled they were by your reaction. HAHA! Well done!


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