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Feb 20, 2016


In Episode #1 Dave interviews Ari Meisel, author of Less Doing, More Living and host of the podcast by the same name. Listen as Dave and Ari talk about the latter’s personal struggle that led to a new, empowering lifestyle centered on reclaiming time, rebuffing stress, and getting more living out of every single day than anyone could possible imagine.

Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 01:19 – Ari joins the show.
  • 01:53 – Straight out of high school, Ari Meisel had two companies up and running.
  • 02:29 – Ari was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at the age of 23.
  • 04:05 – Entrepreneurs often run into setbacks. Ari often accepted tasks he didn’t necessarily know how to do, but learned in the process of doing them.
  • 05:06 – Alongside his consulting business, Ari runs a coaching program based on Less Doing, More Living.
  • 06:01 – Ari recommends Evernote, If This Then That, and using Virtual Assistants such as Less Doists to be effective in daily routines.
  • 07:40 – Ari uses If This, Then That to recognize uploads onto Evernote and upload them onto Facebook automatically.
  • 08:40 – Inbox zero is a practice Ari recommends to keep your email completely up-to-date and free from spam or unread messages.
  • 11:24 – Ari believes that email will eventually become obsolete.
  • 12:50 – Often companies use services like Slack to less (or even eliminate) the use of email.
    • 14:46 – One problem with email is that it’s slower compared to instant messaging platforms that can also send multimedia instantly.
  • 17:13 – People grow when they’re challenged.
  • 18:21 – When Ari was combating Crohn’s disease, he strived to make his metabolism as durable and fast as possible.
  • 18:52 – Less Doing, More Living was Ari’s first book and has been translated into several languages, his next book is nearly complete, but does not have a title.
  • 20:21 – Tools are important for improvement, but they’re useless with if you don’t have the right habits to use them
  • 21:17 – Ari talks about Less Doing Virtual Assistants.
    • 23:20 – You can learn more about Less Doing Virtual Assistants and get on the waitlist at
  • 23:57 – Ari recommends the book Emergency by Neil Strauss.
  • 24:37 – Given 30 extra minutes in his day, Ari would get some boxing lessons.
  • 25:51 – Ari doesn’t believe in a work-life balance. He prefers to think of it as a work-life integration.
  • 26:52 – Ari’s manipulated his time so that he spends 80% of it with his family. Part of the reason is that his children are very young. He believes that being conscientious with how one spends his/her time leads to a happy life.
  • 27:22 –It’s paramount to focus on what makes you happy.
    • 28:00 – For instance, if Ari focused more on his businesses they’d grow faster, but his family is what makes him happy.
  • 29:48 – Visit com, to book a free thirty minute coaching call

3 Key Points:

  1. Entrepreneurs frequently run into setbacks, but grow because of them.
  2. Strategically employing automation and outsourcing will radically enhance your daily life.
  3. Focus on what makes you happy. Period.

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