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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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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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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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Podcast #45 with Dr. Dominic D’Agastino from The University of South Florida College of Medicine

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Today I got to Interview Dr. Dominic D’Agastino from The University of South Florida College of Medicine. I hope you enjoy it! KetoNutrition Twitter Questions for the podcast CreativeLive Seminar Nov 25th and 26th This podcast was edited and remastered professionally using Fiverr as well as fully transcribed using Fiverr ARI: Welcome to the Less Doing Podcast. Today my guest is Dr. Dominic D’Agostino, an assistant professor at the University of South Florida. His research involves ketogenic diets, metabolic syndromes, and some really cool stuff that we’re going to cover today. Dom, thanks for being on the show.   DOMINIC: Thanks for having me, Ari….

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Podcast #44 with Dr. Dominic D’Agastino from The University of South Florida College of Medicine

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Today I got to Interview Dr. Dominic D’Agastino from The University of South Florida College of Medicine. I hope you enjoy it! KetoNutrition Twitter Questions for the podcast CreativeLive Seminar Nov 25th and 26th This podcast was edited and remastered professionally using Fiverr as well as fully transcribed using Fiverr ARI: Welcome to the Less Doing Podcast. Today my guest is Dr. Dominic D’Agostino, an assistant professor at the University of South Florida. His research involves ketogenic diets, metabolic syndromes, and some really cool stuff that we’re going to cover today. Dom, thanks for being on the show.   DOMINIC: Thanks for having me, Ari….

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Podcast #43 with Daniel Markovitz of TimeBack Management

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Today I got to Interview Daneil Markovitz from TimeBack Management. I hope you enjoy it! Links from the Show: TimeBackManagement.com This podcast was edited and remastered professionally using Fiverr as well as fully transcribed using Fiverr Ari: Welcome to the Less Doing podcast. Today I am speaking with Dan Markovitz who is the founder and owner of TimeBack Management. Dan thanks for taking the time to talk to me. Dan: The pleasure is all mines Ari; thank you very much for having me. Ari: First of all, tell everyone what TimeBack Management is all about. Dan: TimeBack is a consultancy that specializes in improving organizational…

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When Is A List A Good Thing?

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I am totally and completely against to-do lists, but I’m not anti list by any means. I think lists are almost as useful as mind maps when it comes to getting your thoughts out of your head because it gives you a chance to let your thoughts flow. Shopping lists at the grocery store are essential, while checklists for everything from surgery to changing your oil are indispensable. Then there is my personal favorite, the project list. Often times when people get backed up on their email it’s because the issues they need to deal with are projects rather than…

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Podcast #40 w/John Ballay of Knot Standard

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Today I got to Interview John Ballay from Knot Standard. I hope you enjoy it! This podcast was edited and remastered professionally using Fiverr as well as fully transcribed using Fiverr Ari: I just want to remind everyone that one of the basic principles of Less Doing is customization and that’s because we fortunately live in a world where there’s all sorts of really great access to products from all around the globe at good prices but there is that adage that the thing that is made for everyone is made for no one. There’s going to be national inefficiencies that exist in products that…

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Podcast #37 w/ Aubrey Marcus of Onnit

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Today I got to Interview Aubrey Marcus from Onnit. I hope you enjoy it! This podcast was edited and remastered professionally using Fiverr as well as fully transcribed using Fiverr. Ari: Hello? Aubrey? Aubrey: This is Aubrey. Ari: Hi, it’s Ari Meisel. Aubrey: How are you? Ari: Good, thank you. How are you and thank you for taking the time to talk to me. Aubrey: You’re welcome. I’m doing quite well, thank you. Ari: So, to tell you real quick… my website is called lessdoing.com and it’s essentially a productivity system that I created as a result of having Crohn’s…

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Podcast #33 w/Dave Pell of NextDraft

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Today I got to interview Dave Pell from NextDraft! I hope you enjoy it! Links from the show: NextDraft @DavePell Toyota Donates Efficiency Instead of Money This podcast was edited and remastered professionally using Fiverr as well as fully transcribed using Fiverr Ari: Hey, everyone. Today we’ve got Dave Pell from Next Draft; hey, Dave. Dave: Hey, how’s it going? Ari: Great, thank you. I’m so excited to talk to you today. First of all, tell everyone what Next Draft is. Dave: Next Draft is a daily newsletter and iPhone app where I cover the day’s Top 10 most fascinating news story. I basically break…

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