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5 Reasons Not to Use Your Virtual Assistant

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It’s no secret I love outsourcing—after all, I outsource hundreds (sometimes thousands) of tasks every month. However, I find I’m increasingly seeking ways to avoid outsourcing via my VA. As many of you know, the methodology of Less Doing teaches you to optimize first, automate second, and then outsource as a final resort. The more we can automate, the fewer errors we encounter and the faster we can scale. Even if you can only automate 90% of a task, it’s still practically a complete automation—the 10% that requires a human touch is so small it mitigates the risk of error…

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Podcast #162 With Dr. Jeff Spencer of The Champion’s Blueprint

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Episode 162 Summary: In Episode #162 Ari interviews Jeff Spencer of The Champion’s Blueprint. During the episode, Ari and Jeff discuss the secrets to success in all aspects of life and highlight the unheralded importance of a good cornerman. Special Announcements: Fuel the Fire Come watch Ari light-up the Drake Hotel in Chicago on Wednesday, August 5th as he delivers a rousing keynote speech for IPPA Business Excellence Conference: Fuel the Fire. This will be a great opportunity to watch Ari translate the lessons of Less Doing into terms business leaders can take to the bank. Time Stamped Show Notes:…

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Episode #161 with Steve Sims of The Blue Fish

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Summary: In Episode #161 Ari interviews Steve Sims of The Blue Fish, the world’s leading provider of luxury concierge services. During their brief but powerful conversation, Steve outlines the method to his astoundingly successful customer-retention madness and explains why The Blue Fish is truly a concierge service unlike any other. Special Announcements: EO Vancouver On June 18th, join Ari at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in b-e-a-utiful Vancouver, B.C. as he takes the microphone for EO Vancouver. Enjoy this unique opportunity to watch Ari candidly discuss life as an Author, Speaker, Teacher and – most importantly – Achievement Architect. EO Victoria Join…

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Episode #160 with Ric Thompson of Done For You Solutions

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Summary: This week features a leaner, meaner Less Doing Podcast—no links, no special announcements, just a dynamite interview with Ric Thompson of Done For You Solutions—a game-changer of an organization within the virtual assistant space. Special Announcements: EO Vancouver On June 18th, join Ari at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in b-e-a-utiful Vancouver, B.C. as he takes the microphone for EO Vancouver. Enjoy this unique opportunity to watch Ari candidly discuss life as an Author, Speaker, Teacher and – most importantly – Achievement Architect. EO Victoria Join Ari at one of the Entrepreneur Organization’s high-impact learning events in Victoria, B.C. Like EO Vancouver,…

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Episode #159 – With Tim Ferriss of The Four Hour X

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  Episode 159   Summary: In Episode #159 Ari is joined by productivity man, myth and legend Tim Ferriss of The 4 Hour Work Week fame. During this hour-plus interview, Ari asks Tim about the origins of his success, the keys to his continued habits of excellence and what makes “The Four Hour X” approach to life so radically helpful.   Special Announcements: Less Doing Does Europe! Watch Ari bring the lessons of Less Doing to some of Europe’s most famous cities including Barcelona, Munich, Amsterdam and Budapest for the 2015 European Growth Summit. Ari will be joined by fellow masters of entrepreneurship Steve…

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Episode #158 – With Marie Forleo of MarieTV

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Episode 158 Summary: In Episode #158 Ari brings “part business strategist, part marketing maven and part spiritual ass-kicker”, Marie Forleo of MarieTV on to the Less Doing Podcast. During this energetic interview, Marie talks about her Jersey roots, Italian heritage and building a multimillion dollar brand from scratch. Special Announcements: Less Doing Does Europe! Watch Ari bring the lessons of Less Doing to some of Europe’s most famous cities including Barcelona, Munich, Amsterdam and Budapest for the 2015 European Growth Summit. Ari will be joined by fellow masters of entrepreneurship Steve Martin, Director of Influence at Work in the UK, and Verne Harnish, founder…

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Episode #157 with Dan Peña of Ask the 50 Billion Dollar Man

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Summary: In Episode #157 of the Less Doing podcast, Ari is joined by Dan Peña of Ask the 50 Billion Dollar Man. Follow along as Dan outlines his dos and don’ts of business, from the importance of long hours at the office to having the right attitude to achieve success. Listeners beware—Dan loves himself an expletive or two so those with sensitive ears may want to skip this episode. Special Announcements: Less Doing Does Europe! Watch Ari bring the lessons of Less Doing to some of Europe’s most famous cities including Barcelona, Munich, Amsterdam and Budapest for the 2015 European…

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Episode #156 with Gretchen Rubin of Better Than Before

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Episode 156 Summary: In Episode #156 Ari invites Gretchen Rubin, a happiness hero and author of The Happiness Project and Better Then Before to the Less Doing podcast. Listen in as Gretchen and Ari talk about their tips and tricks surrounding happiness, habits and all-around better living. Special Announcements: Less Doing Does Europe! Watch Ari bring the lessons of Less Doing to some of Europe’s most famous cities including Barcelona, Munich, Amsterdam and Budapest for the 2015 European Growth Summit. Ari will be joined by fellow masters of entrepreneurship Steve Martin, Director of Influence at Work in the UK, and Verne Harnish, founder and CEO of Gazelles….

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Episode #155 with Christian Bjelland of Club Alfred

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Episode 155 Summary: In Episode #155 Ari speaks with Christian Bjelland of Club Alfred, the new task take-down service that’s revolutionizing the way people approach getting chores, errands and other odd jobs done. During the interview, Christian explains how Alfred got started and why he feels it will change the way people run their homes. Special Announcements: Less Doing Does Europe! Watch Ari bring the lessons of Less Doing to some of Europe’s most famous cities including Barcelona, Munich, Amsterdam and Budapest for the 2015 European Growth Summit. Ari will be joined by fellow masters of entrepreneurship Steve Martin, Director of Influence…

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Episode #154 with Alex Epstein of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

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Episode 154 Summary: In Episode #154 Ari shares an enlightening conversation with Alex Epstein of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels. During this short but powerful interview, Alex explains why he believes the prevailing moral opinion of “fossil fuels are bad” is not only misguided, but flat-out wrong. Special Announcements: Less Doing Does Europe! Watch Ari bring the lessons of Less Doing to some of Europe’s most famous cities including Barcelona, Munich, Amsterdam and Budapest for the 2015 European Growth Summit. Ari will be joined by fellow masters of entrepreneurship Steve Martin, Director of Influence at Work in the UK, and Verne Harnish,…

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