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Meetings—You’re Doing Them Wrong

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Meetings are the bane of my existence. It’s not that I’m not diametrically opposed to meetings. Under the right circumstances and executed under the proper guidelines, meetings can be a great expenditure of time… …The problem is, most meetings—I’m willing to say 95% them—are not held under the right circumstances nor are executed under the proper guidelines. The average meeting is horrifically inefficient. It involves too many people, too many touchpoints, too many questions, and—most importantly—too much time. No meeting, no matter the significance, should take longer than 30 minutes. I don’t care if it’s about your business, your mortgage,…

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Asynchronous Communication and You

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Asynchronous communication. For many of you, it’s an unfamiliar term. Put simply, it is the opposite of synchronous communication. It is communication on your own time and on your own terms, freed from the constraints of immediacy. Communication is synchronous when information is exchanged at the same time—one person speaks, while another listens and reacts accordingly in real-time—immediate feedback is required. What started as an isolated illness during the early 2000s, has become a pandemic in less than 20 years. Over the past decade, we’ve been conditioned to accept synchronous communication without exception. It is why many of us feel…

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6 Simple Ways to Transform Daily Activity into Content

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The struggle for fresh, creative content has long been real but I’m starting to think it doesn’t have to be. What I mean is, why are we racking our brains to create interesting blogs or unique infographics when so much of what we do on a daily basis can be converted into content with a few minor tweaks? Think about it… How many things do you do on a daily, or every-other-day basis that could be manipulated into content with relative ease? Probably a lot. If not a lot, certainly a few. You are doing things every day (tasks, chores,…

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Why an Intelligent Virtual Assistant Will Change Your Life

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“Optimize, Automate, Outsource.” The cornerstones of Less Doing. It’s the mantra opening each episode of the Less Doing podcast and the philosophy driving my day-to-day life in totality. Outsourcing is the final of the three hurdles you need to clear on the journey to a life of less stress and healthier, happier living. Only when you have fully optimized your processes, and automated as much as possible are you ready to dive headlong into outsourcing. And when it comes to outsourcing, I recommend one avenue over any other. The intelligent virtual assistant. There’s a marked difference between using a virtual…

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The Peak Time App is HERE!

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It’s here, it’s here, it’s here! Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages… After ample patience from all of you, I am extremely excited to announce that the Less Doing Peak Time App is here, it’s live, and it’s available FOR FREE in the App Store! What is Peak Time? Some days you have it. Some days you don’t. That “it” can be focus, strength, energy, endurance—you name it. But what if, in actuality, we always have “it,” we just look for “it” at the wrong time? Peak Time is the long kept secret of successful entrepreneurs…

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Coming Full Circle With Efficiency

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There are few cities on Earth with the electricity—that non-stop, hustle and bustle—of New York. If there’s one rule here it’s this: “The only speed is full-speed” And yet, amidst the chaos of blaring horns, bright lights, and endless sidewalk chatter, I’ve managed to find solace. If you’ve ever read one of my books, listed to my podcast, or attended one of my seminars, you already know how I found peace: Through efficiency It took time, practice, and (occasionally) painful research, but I have finally reached a point in my life where 95% of my days are a seamless, stress-free…

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5 Quick Ways to Hack a Gym

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Hacking is a part of everything we do at Less Doing. We hack our bodies, we hack technologies, and we have the world around us so we can live more optimized lives. It is in that spirit that I give you 5 Ways to Hack a Gym. The Hail Mary Hotel Sitting in the confines of a cramped airplane in a restrictive, uncomfortable seat can make the body look and feel a little funky—especially if your flight pushes beyond two hours. Normally, addressing this “funk” isn’t an issue—just go to the hotel and rinse off when you land. But what…

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Your Family is First

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Whether you’re starting your own business or laboring for “the man”, most people devote at least 40 hours per week (and in many cases more than that) to work. If you’re one of those people, I have a simple question to ask: How much time are you devoting to your family? One of the biggest drawbacks of our digital age is constant connectivity to the workplace. Even when we’ve left the office for the day, we haven’t really left if our smartphones and laptops are still chiming away with incoming emails and desktop notifications. When work leaves the workplace, nine…

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Seven Simple Secrets to Solve Stress

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Stress. It’s a killer and always in our Less Doing crosshairs. But solving stress isn’t something that requires a full-immersion into the Less Doing program—significant sources of stress can be eliminated through basic practice and common sense. To help you on your road to a healthier, happier life, here are some of our favorite stress-reducing tips that require little in the way of time, money, or education to implement… FollowUp.CC The modern world is a never-ending whirlwind of responsibilities, obligations, and communication. With so much going on, even the most sterling minds can get overwhelmed. Rather than subject yourself to…

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Why Right Now Matters

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“Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” – Benjamin Franklin “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” – Abraham Lincoln “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” – Pablo Picasso When it comes to powerful quotes about the importance of immediacy in action, I can’t compete with the gentlemen above. Fortunately for me, the Less Doing Blog isn’t a quote contest—it’s a place where we harp on key ideas and concepts to help those in our community bring about positive change in their lives. This week…

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