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
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
- 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
- 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
- 11:24 – Ari believes that email will eventually become
- 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
- 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 lessdoists.com
- 23:57 – Ari recommends the book
Emergency by Neil Strauss.
- 24:37 – Given 30 extra minutes in his day, Ari would get some
- 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:
- Entrepreneurs frequently run into setbacks, but grow because of
- Strategically employing automation and outsourcing will
radically enhance your daily life.
- Focus on what makes you happy. Period.
Show Notes provided by Mallard