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The School of Less Doing

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[youtube id=”LOKl_BUhV10″ width=”620″ height=”360″] The Art of Less Doing teaches you how to optimize, automate, and outsource everything in your life in order to be more effective. If you want to experience the fundamentals of Less Doing, there are several options available to you. [youtube id=”cqmIZwP-Ivw” width=”620″ height=”360″] The School of Less Doing Through Udemy you can learn at your own pace using video and text based lectures as well as gain access to a student question and answer forum. You’ll find the following three courses on this platform: The Art of Less Doing – Make Everything in Life Easier…

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Learning Cause and Effect with IFTTT and FollowUp.cc

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Ideas like this one come to me usually once per month and it’s always very exciting. After the huge success of The Human Autoresponder just a week ago I’m so thrilled to have worked on another awesome automation so soon. I love automating automations and outsourcing outsourced resources and this is a wonderful example. One of the great things about self tracking is when you can start to see the correlations between inputs and outputs. How does what I eat now effect my sleep tonight? How does what I wear to this meeting effect the outcome? How does my body…

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The Human Autoresponder

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One of the most difficult things to outsource, much less optimize, is email. Not only do people have trouble letting go of control over something so personal and in many case critical to their way of operating, but they also have no idea where to begin. I have come up with what I’m calling “The Human Autoresponder” and while the components are not necessarily that ground breaking, the compilation and final outcome is what really has me salivating over the possibilities. Basically it works like this…you pick a certain keyword or combination of keywords that you often see in your incoming “essential”…

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Podcast #15 with Alexander Tibbets of IFTTT.com

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I got to speak with Alexander Tibbets of IFTTT.com the other day and I was really excited because as I’ve written before, IFTTT is one of the most useful productivity tools in existence. By allowing you to create simple automations between the web services you use on a daily basis, you can get more done while the internet works for you. Alexander talked about the beginnings of IFTTT, some of his personal shared recipes, and plans for the future.

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Automate Your Virtual Assistant and Outsource Your Outsourcing

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IFTTT has done it again. It started with a simple question to my FancyHands virtual assistant last week… “Find out how to automatically submit new blog posts to StumbleUpon” It’s pretty atypical to stump a FancyHands assistant but the response I got back was, “There is no current method for automatically submitting blog posts to StumbleUpon.” I held my breathe for the briefest of moments and then my mouth pulled into a smile. I like challenges like this. I didn’t realize this would open a completely new realm of outsourcing for me. I’ve written before about using a non dedicated…

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If This Then Than That

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I love If This Than That because it goes along with my favorite concept of “Set It and Forget It.” The idea of automating things once and then never have to think about them again is obviously very appealing. You can do basic things like automatically sending a tweet at a certain time every day to market a product, or adding every Foursquare checkin to your Google Calendar for a contextual record of where you’ve been. You can also get more complicated like getting a text message alert anytime you get an email from an important person (great for when…

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Micro Pearls of Productivity Wisdom

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1) FOMO is a MOFO FOMO stands for Fear of Missing Out. Everyone likes to be in the know but it’s really hard to keep up with all the information we are exposed to everyday. See my blog post on Dealing with Information Overload but also realize that you are probably covering more information than most people if you are making a concerted effort. If you’re goal is to be more knowledgeable about things that affect you’re business or personal life, just making an effort to stay on top of things puts you half way there. Remember to overuse services…

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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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