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Guest Post – The Limitations of Your Brain

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  I have been a long time fan of Ari and listener of his podcast. He has greatly helped optimize several aspects of my life, plus automating/outsourcing dozens of them. Without us ever speaking to each other. That seems pretty effective!   I have felt the benefits of a productivity system like Less Doing on myself, and experienced how it can be a tremendous relief of stress, when you get to take responsibility off your plate, and let computers or other people take care of it instead.   Most times, it is not even about being lazy or getting off…

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Podcast #89 With Nathan Whitmore Of OpenSTIM

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Interview File:https://db.tt/mieN4r92 Show Notes: Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes Also Check out Ari’s book “Less Doing, More Living“ Get More Great Content and Full Show Notes with Transcript at LessDoing.com In Episode #89 of The Less Doing Podcast, Ari talks with Nathan Whitmore of OpenStim about tDCS, knocking out the prefrontal cortex, and do it yourself brain hacking. Links from the Show: Nathan Whitmore OpenStim Trans-Cranial tDCS on Reddit Chattanooga Longo Sesame Gifts Exist Meta Knowledge Expert Figure1 Bone Broth The Paypal Mafia Dawn Simulation Gobble Are You Lower Carb Than You Think? The Brothery NATHANWHITMORETranscript.doc from Ari Meisel

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Screencasts vs. Written Processes

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    One of the unique concepts that I am most proud of is “The Manual of You”. This manual is a series of exercises that takes a granular look at the processes we all go through on a regular basis and analyzes the steps required to complete those processes. Whether that process is paying a bill, posting a new podcast to your blog, or even making your lunch, everything you do can be broken down into descriptive steps.   We have two systems in our brain: the automatic, energy saving system, and the more analytical, higher-level thinking system. Anything…

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Why Deferring to Tomorrow is Bad for Your Brain

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  A few months ago, I was at a conference and stopped in to hear a speech by Dan Sullivan of Strategic Coach, the number one entrepreneur-coaching program. He was talking about how thinking in terms of 2x growth is much worse than thinking in terms of 10x growth. This comment came as part of an explanation of how to grow your business. Sullivan explained that when you think in terms of doubling your revenue, sales, or growth, that it’s actually really bad for your brain because it puts you in a box. You become short sighted and the real…

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Disposable Time

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  The idea of disposable income is pretty simple. Once your living expenses such as food, bills, and rent have been paid for, what you have left is at your disposal to use as you please, usually for investments or purchases. The way we use that money is a very personal choice. However, a far more precious commodity in my opinion is our time, because its one thing that we can never get more of. All we can do is make that absolute best use of the time we are allotted in life.   However, if you look at the…

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Reasons Why E-Mail is So Important

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  One of the things I found so striking when I interviewed Hal Elrod of The Miracle Morning was how he said when he reached his lowest point in life, when he was in debt, had no prospects, his health was bad, and felt like his life was in shambles, he called a friend to talk about it. After going through his whole story for what felt like hours, his friend listened quietly and finally said, “Are you exercising every day?” Hal was irritated at the question, and thought his friend might have been acting callously, or simply hadn’t really listened…

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Podcast #84 With Nick Gray Of Museum Hack

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Nick Gray of Museum Hacks Show Notes: Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes Also Check out Ari’s book “Less Doing, More Living” Get More Great Content and Full Show Notes with Transcript at LessDoing.com In Episode #84 of The Less Doing Podcast, Ari talks with Nick Gray, founder of Museum Hacks, about a $45 million dollar painting, productivity software Ari never heard of, and a new way to enjoy museums. Links: MuseumHack Nick Gray JustWorks Zerve Peek LegalSifter mTailor Place Me Spire Lets Make Shop And Box Ari on I Love Marketing Podcast Mountain Home Farm Less Doing Bootcamp (Pre-Launch)…

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Podcast #83 with Tai Lopez

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Show Notes: Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes Also Check out Ari’s book “Less Doing, More Living” In Episode #83 of The Less Doing Podcast, Ari talks with Tai Lopez about reading a book per day, the myth of the 4 Hour Workweek, and drinking raw milk with the Amish. Links from the Show: Tai Lopez Tai on Twitter Sproutling FollowUp.cc on Zapier AutoRelaxed Shake Less Doing Bootcamp (Pre-Launch) RocketBoard MonitorBook Acorns Cognitea TAI Like the old same goes, you know I think its frost, like two roads diversion and I take the one last travel and its made all the…

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The Less Doing Framework and Stress Relief

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I created Less Doing as a way of dealing with the stresses that were aggravating my Crohn’s Disease. Everyone has stress in the life in one form or another and often times it can be a very useful force to motivate you towards a goal. When stress becomes chronic and spins out of control, you’re mind and eventually your body will crack under the pressure. While I do recommend yoga, meditation and heart rate variability training as excellent methods for hacking your stress, the ultimate solution is the entire Less Doing framework of optimizing, automating, and outsourcing everything in your…

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What If You Could Only Use Your Phone For 1 Hour Each Day?

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I recently experimented with an app called Moment which tracks how you use your iPhone. It will show you a running total of minutes you’ve been on your phone for the day as well as where you use your phone. I first tried the app a couple weeks ago and after an unusually light morning of phone use (I had only used it 15 minutes over the course of 3 hours) I decided to see if I could make it the whole day, using the phone for less than 1 hour. It definitely wasn’t easy and at the end of the day…

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