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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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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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CNS Tap Test

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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Join Me and Revv to Get You To Inbox Zero

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Having a clean inbox is essential to getting more done and freeing up your time so you can do more of the things you want to do. I teach The Art of Less Doing, a framework for productivity I developed to help people optimize, automate, and outsource everything in their lives to be more effective. I’m constantly thinking and writing about new ways to save time and get more done. Having a clean inbox is essential for being more productive, and achieving it is not hard when you have the right methods and tools. How It Works Over the next 10…

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Podcast # 34 w/Wade Foster of Zapier

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Today I got to interview Wade Foster from Zapier. I hope you enjoy it! This podcast was edited and remastered professionally using Fiverr as well as fully transcribed using Fiverr. Ari: Today we’re talking with Wade Foster of Zapier. Hi, Wade. Wade: Hi, Ari. How are you? Ari: Good. Thanks for taking the time to talk to me. First of all, tell everybody what Zapier is. Wade: Yeah. So, Zapier is a really easy to way to automate a lot of your busy work. Think things like [0:22] form submissions, sales force, or create a to-do list in your project…

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Checklists vs. To Do Lists and How I Manage Big Projects

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It’s high time I make an important distinction between a to do list and a check list. The one sentence explanation is that a to do list tells you something you have to do and a checklist tells you how to do something. A VERY important distinction because as you know from this blog and hopefully some of my online classes, I am against to do lists as I believe they are a hinderance to productivity and and add to your stress level in general. I talk about timing associated with tasks and how you can use FollowUp.cc to bring…

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CERN Control Center

Automate and Control Your Home

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I am building a house for my family and I want to be able to automate and control as much of the house as possible. Everything from lighting to heating and even lawn sprinklers were considered. I want the systems to be as easy to setup as possible, require no permanent wiring (WiFi only) so they are future proof, and have an iPhone app. I really don’t mind, and actually prefer having different apps for each control rather than one integrated system because it’s what I consider a more customizable solution. Here are my picks, let me know if you…

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Random Little Thoughts

Random Little Thoughts

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We are terrible at setting goals – almost everyone sets goals that are either too big or are not S.M.A.R.T as in Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely. The easiest remedy is to set what I call “Micro Goals.” Just as we try to optimize activities and tasks by stripping away excess, you need to get your goals into bit sized chunks that you can power through more easily. Want to write a book in a month, focus on writing 10 pages per day, or even 200 words in an hour. Want to lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks? It’s…

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Podcast #5 with Gil Blander of InsideTracker

Podcast #5 with Gil Blander of InsideTracker

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Today I talked with Gil Blander of InsideTracker which uses your blood to analyze and track several markers of health. You’ll get specific reccomendations of foods to eat more of or eliminate from your diet to improve your health as well as athletic performance. Repeat 2 to 4 times per year to see how you’re doing and continue improving. Automate and Outsource the process of improving your health now. Use code ARIMTM10512 to recieve a discount on any of their plans.

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The Evolution of the Virtual Assistant: How To Get Dedicated Support for $25 Per Month

The Evolution of the Virtual Assistant: How To Get Dedicated Support for $25 Per Month

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LONG POST ALERT – This is a comprehensive post that will save you time and money and make your life easier, I promise you it’s worth taking the time to read. On Demand vs. Dedicated I’ve written numerous times about the wonders of virtual assistants. There is no question that they make your life easier and enable you to be more effective. By offloading all sorts of tasks that take too much time, disrupt your workflow, and generally mess up your mojo, you can focus on what’s important. There are two basic kinds of virtual assistants, on demand and dedicated….

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