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Email Zero

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One of the foundational lessons of Less Doing is the idea of “Inbox Zero”—where we structure our email inbox to be a seamless, consolidated, and chaos-free source of information and communication. And while Inbox Zero is still a valuable maxim and practice, I’m starting to wonder if it’s becoming a little outdated. Well, not necessarily Inbox Zero, but rather email itself. “Ari, what are you talking about?” asked everyone reading the blog. Let me tell you… What would you do if you couldn’t email at all? Don’t scoff at the question and dismiss the idea. When it comes to business…

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Your Peak Time

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Finding Your 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? What if – by a simple, reliable, at home test – you can determine your “peak” time of day? The time of day when your entire body and mind are aligned for optimal performance… Sound too good to be true? Well (and you can probably guess where I’m going here) it’s NOT! Welcome to the CNS tap test. What…

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Decrease the Tech to Increase the Brain

Decrease Your Tech to Increase Your Brain

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When I’m practicing and preaching the principles of Less Doing, I place great emphasis on the use of new and emerging technologies. …Maybe too much. Technology is great and the rewards of human innovation are too many to name here, but, many of us – myself included – can be guilty of spending too much time with the tech that has so dramatically improved our lives. Do we really need to take our laptops everywhere? Does in-flight WiFi actually matter on a trip from New York to LA? Will our productivity truly tank if we unplug for the five or…

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Free-Time versus Free-Mind

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Not long ago, I was reading an article from Chris Guillebeau in which he draws a bold conclusion: Productive people never have free-time. That statement gave me pause and – after reflecting upon it in detail – I came to my own bold conclusion: Chris is right. As mentioned before on the podcast, my workdays are basically Mondays and Wednesdays. I work long and hard on those days – this past Wednesday featured 11 meetings back-to-back – which means there is approximately zero opportunity for anything remotely resembling free-time. Yet in spite of the loaded schedule, I hardly (if ever)…

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Outsourcing Efficiently and Defeating Objections

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The benefits of secret strategic outsourcing, whether implemented for personal or professional use, are no secret. It’s also no secret that I love outsourcing. After all, it is one of Less Doing’s three tenets. But in the Less Doing mantra of “Optimize, Automate, Outsource” pay close attention to where the term outsource appears: Optimize → Automate → Outsource People habitually approach outsourcing the wrong way; they see outsourcing as the first step rather than the last. Don’t just head to Fiverr and start outsourcing on a whim. Identify the underlying issues of your efficiency problem – see if there’s a way…

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Outsourcing Hunger—No, Not the Eating Kind

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When thinking of outsourcing, don’t limit yourself to the material; outsourcing can encompass far more than physical tasks. Let me explain… At this point at in my life, I’m no longer driven financial or professional accolades. If Less Doing disappeared tomorrow, I know I could lean on my background as a real estate developer to provide everything I need financially. Now, do I want Less Doing to succeed?—absolutely. In fact, I want it to become the #1 name in productivity. But that want alone is not enough to keep me on-point 24/7. The truth is I’d rather spend more time…

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Guest Post from Russ Perry – Father-preneur Hacks: Managing fatherhood and entrepreneurship without going insane

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Along our quest to optimize, be more efficient, increase the speed of our neural pathways, and pursue our life of greatness, many of us experience a stunning one, sometimes two punch combo that completely derails our game-plan. The more traditional first punch is marriage. We meet the person of our dreams and suddenly our perfectly plotted strategic plan to launch/build/improve/achieve melts away. Before we know it, a second left-hook is flying in and even further knocks the entrepreneurial wind out of us – fatherhood. As a married father of two beautiful daughters, I’ve experience both of these “punches” to my…

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These 4 Things Are Killing Your Ability To Think And Focus – By Dave Asprey

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  Back when I was fat, I’d wake up feeling noticeably weaker and slower on some days than others. I figured these were symptoms of being overweight, but I didn’t understand why they were so much worse from day to day. As I researched the Bulletproof Diet, I realized that there were 4 things in my diet that were slowing me down and killing my ability to think and focus. These 4 things were different types of anti-nutrients, toxins that are used to keep animals, bugs, and fungi from eating the plants so the plants can reproduce. The key to…

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Why I Am Getting Off The Amazon Train

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After years of loving and supporting Amazon I wanted to share a recent experience that has ensured I will never use Amazon again. From now on every purchase I make will be done using Fetch, a company that knows how to treat it’s customers and has shown me that you can save a lot of money by ordering from Amazon.com’s competitors. Below is the recent email I sent to Jeff Bezos: Mr. Bezos,   My Amazon account was recently closed after being a faithful customer and public advocate for well over 10 years.    I created a productivity system called…

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