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Welcome to The Less Doing Podcast with your host, Ari Meisel. Ari is a self-described "overwhelmologist" and founder of Less Doing. He helps entrepreneurs find focus, flexibility, and freedom in their business. The methodology enables founders to become replaceable so they can scale their business. His raving fans include folks like Tim Ferriss, Dan Sullivan, Victoria Labalme, Jim Kwik, and Steve Sims. So if you want to discover new tools, tech, habits, ideas, and workflows to improve your p ...
 
Leverage is an on-demand outsourcing platform that helps business owners and entrepreneurs scale without the pain, cost, and risk of hiring. With a team of vetted experts spanning across all areas of marketing and growth, we serve as an agile extension to your team—allowing you to get more done in less time. The goal of the Leverage Podcast is simple: to learn from the best and discover how we can all live a better life, build a more fruitful business, and be more productive. Leverage’s Foun ...
 
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This week, Ari spent a couple of hours in a recording studio to record the audio for his newest book: On Productivity. Ari shares his experience and how he is happy with the result. Listen to a snippet of Ari's newest book! Highlights Procrastination sucks - 1:27 Everybody deals with procrastination at some point - 1:35 What contributes to further …
 
Ari talks about the material that he offers, why it’s valuable, and why it shouldn’t be completely free. Listen and learn about the Less Doing Labs program. Highlights A growing mailing list - 1:29 What provides more material to Ari to help us optimize processes - 1:38 Always up for trying something new - 2:36 Putting free content in a Facebook gro…
 
This past weekend, Ari did a lot of yard work. He shares his experience and how it was satisfying to finish it. Highlights What’s really frustrating - 1:55 Part of life and living - 2:51 Having things done - 5:30 Being efficient and satisfied - 5:39 Why he shut down the operations of Less Doing - 6:18 Episode Resources Connect with Ari Meisel https…
 
Ari talks with Kayvon K about his journey and how he arrived into where he is now. Kayvon shares his experience and background. Highlights Getting stronger and not being intimidated - 1:52 His background - 2:19 Learning the lessons from a situation - 4:30 It’s all about implementation - 7:22 Working on your mindset - 8:34 We all have unique abiliti…
 
Optimize, automate and outsource, are the main focuses of Less Doing. Optimization is about self-awareness and knowing how you are operating. Ari shares an experience on how to operate better and recognize an opportunity. Highlights People that truly help you become successful - 1:02 The Less Doing blog - 1:48 The leading expert on productivity in …
 
Ari had an experiment with Voxer… He explains how he started as a private coach and shares his experience until now. Highlights Working as a private coach - 0:49 Using voxer as a great tool - 2:44 Voxer coaching with Ari - 4:08 Managing the expectations - 5:35 A different kind of coaching - 6:28 Episode Resources Connect with Ari Meisel https://les…
 
This week, Ari released the latest and possibly his last book On Productivity. How do we define productivity today? Check it out in this episode! Highlights Mindset is not static - 2:12 Being more productive and effective - 2:37 As productivity increases, cost does too - 4:35 It’s all about mindset - 5:32 Change your relationships with your expecta…
 
This week, Nick sits down with Amir Salihefendić of Doist to discuss his companies, Todoist and Twist. Todoist is one of the most popular digital to-do list apps on the market today, and Twist is an internal communication tool similar to Slack and Microsoft Teams. After building one of the most successful to-do list tools in history, it's no surpri…
 
Ari talks with Than Pham, who shares his story as a child until he came to the U.S. He explains the importance of not being an extreme multitasker and why. Highlights His background and dream - 2:33 Figuring out what to do with his life - 4:16 The worst thing: extreme multitasking - 4:49 Being a multitasker - 6:50 Time management and doing things i…
 
As Ari is arriving on the last 20 podcasts of Less Doing, he wants to share an experience of a day in the life of a replaceable founder. Highlights The book about productivity - 1:02 How you can make yourself more replaceable - 1:32 The most successful people never check their email inbox first thing in the morning - 2:50 Using asynchronous communi…
 
Ari shares a traumatic memory he had as a kid and how learning from that experience has helped him in his businesses and can help you too. Highlights Ari’s negative memory - 0:38 A frustrating thing about riptides - 1:36 Having a traumatic experience - 2:02 What happens when you’re in a riptide - 3:34 Focus on getting unstuck - 4:29 Episode Resourc…
 
Have you ever wanted to work with the likes of Sir Elton John, Elon Musk, take a submarine down to the Titanic or perhaps close museums in Florence for a private dinner party, and then have Andre Bocelli serenade while you eat your pasta? Steve Sims has done all that for his clients and more—and he's on this episode of the Leverage Podcast to chat …
 
Ari talks with Joanna, a Less Doing Certified Coach with over 20 years of experience working at mom and pops, non-profits, start-ups, and entrepreneurs as a consultant and coach. She has undergraduate and graduate degrees in the storytelling space, and is adept at guiding entrepreneurs to increase productivity by returning to their own stories. The…
 
What is it like to be a woman in the area of finances? Ari talks with coach and founder of Conductive Coaching, Tanya Ezekiel, who has a very incredible background story, so be sure to stay tuned and listen to it! Highlights Feeling that you belong in one place - 5:50 The desire to belong - 6:28 We’re all seeking something - 8:20 Discovering a form…
 
In her second podcast interview ever, Courtney Waid talks with Ari about Zapier Automation and how Courtney’s experience of being in the military helped her with responsibility and proactiveness. Highlights The authority issue - 2:15 In some roles, there is no room for innovations - 2:32 The military experience - 3:31 The ability to be proactive - …
 
The third accelerator of communicating effectively is the six levels of delegation. Ari explains all of these levels and explains why each of them is important for a process. Highlights The problem with delegation - 0:19 Six levels that can help you delegate - 2:19 Explaining each level - 2:52 Delegating effectively by using these levels - 6:58 Epi…
 
The second biggest focus in the Replacement Founder System is on managing projects, and this comes after communicating effectively. It’s interesting when people try to skip the steps, and that’s why Ari explains why every step is important in this process. Highlights Communication on the right path - 0:55 The first accelerator of managing processes…
 
One of the big things that are missing in some companies' project management systems is a reason “why”. Ari explains why we need project management systems and tools. Highlights What’s radical transparency? - 0:41 Transparency so that everybody knows what they need to do - 0:58 Using a system and method really matters - 1:40 Having systems with “ph…
 
One of the big benefits of creating a system that provides transparency is accountability. Accountability needs responsibility and this helps people know what they are responsible for and what they need to do to improve the company's growth. Highlights Mistakes are inevitable in life - 1:05 We need to have a system of accountability - 1:29 A way to…
 
In the Replaceable Founder System, the final goal is to perfect processes. Having perfect processes is something that we can achieve by automating and outsourcing. Highlights Automating first - 0:49 The best use of your time - 1:26 What’s the real journey - 2:06 Look on what we do and how we do it - 3:39 Using the POS - 5:50 Identify assets in an a…
 
Outsourcing is the final piece of the puzzle in the Optimize, Automate, and Outsource method. There are many reasons for that and Ari will explain them in this episode, check them out! Highlights Oursource last - 0:29 Characteristics of outsourcing - 2:41 A dedicated person - 3:37 Not being a fan of a dedicated person for a specific task - 4:02 You…
 
After all these years, developing the Less Doing framework, and working with so many different companies, Ari had a lot of trouble finding the ideal people to work with. Identify your ideal clients measuring objectively what success looks like. Highlights People that help you grow - 1:40 Developing a framework: The Ultimate KPI - 2:14 Doing the sam…
 
Did you know that property values in black neighborhoods are about 23% less than those in white neighborhoods for no other reason than race? Well, it's true—and Andre Perry is on The Leverage Podcast to talk about it. Andre is an expert on race and has been researching the disparities between white- and black-majority cities for years. His findings…
 
In life, as in business, we should take action to succeed. Listen to learn about some life experiences Ari shares in this episode. Highlights Having success in video production - 1:55 Wanting to do coaching - 3:24 Sharing an idea to the world - 7:42 Keeping things pretty simple - 11:31 Being a volunteer - 13:11 Having the same mentors - 19:49 Havin…
 
What’s synchronous communication and what's asynchronous communication? Find out the difference between them by listening to this episode! Highlights Asynchronous communication setting - 1:30 Meetings as the last result- 2:50 Forcing someone to have a meeting - 3:49 Changing voice messages with clients - 4:25 Don’t spend a lot of time on something …
 
What are the biggest challenges to create good and valuable content? Check them out in this episode! Highlights What you intend and how it’s received - 3:03 It’s your uniqueness that people want - 4:21 Frank Sinatra’s example - 16:43 If you want to be a good writer, you have to read - 17:34 Copywriting is different than content writing - 19:53 Crea…
 
In this episode, Nick sits down with David Henzel to talk about what it's like to manage a portfolio of businesses. At the time of recording this episode, David is running five companies and has started or invested in many others. These companies truly run the gamut, from a content delivery provider to a group coaching platform and even a company t…
 
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