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Welcome to The Less Doing Podcast with your host, Ari Meisel. Ari is a self-described "overwhelmologist" and founder of Less Doing. He helps entrepreneurs find focus, flexibility, and freedom in their business. The methodology enables founders to become replaceable so they can scale their business. His raving fans include folks like Tim Ferriss, Dan Sullivan, Victoria Labalme, Jim Kwik, and Steve Sims. So if you want to discover new tools, tech, habits, ideas, and workflows to improve your p ...
 
Leverage is an on-demand outsourcing platform that helps business owners and entrepreneurs scale without the pain, cost, and risk of hiring. With a team of vetted experts spanning across all areas of marketing and growth, we serve as an agile extension to your team—allowing you to get more done in less time. The goal of the Leverage Podcast is simple: to learn from the best and discover how we can all live a better life, build a more fruitful business, and be more productive. Leverage’s Foun ...
 
One part coffee milk and jonnycake fueled innovation, with two parts passion, Providence, RI based Andera, Inc. has built itself into one of the premiere OAO service providers for banks and credit unions of all shapes and sizes. Drawing on over five years worth of experience, Andera would like to share some of the knowledge they've gained, though this podcast. Occasionally, they'll also offer a peek behind the metaphorical curtain at the brilliant, hardworking people directly responsible for ...
 
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What’s the ultimate KPI? Learn more about it as Ari explains and more about how making yourself replaceable does not mean being replaced. Highlights Automatization and outsourcing - 0:22 Making replaceability part of your job - 0:45 People grow in different ways - 1:20 We need to extend the culture of being replaceable - 2:01 Being irreplaceable ma…
 
In this powerful episode, Nick sits down with David Meltzer to talk about his mission to empower over 1 billion people to be happy. (To be specific, his definition of happiness is to "make a lot of money, help a lot of people, and have a lot of fun.") As a massively successful entrepreneur, David has a lot of knowledge to share on not only how to b…
 
I switched my programming to offer one-on-one private coaching. I shut down the operations of Less Doing and I have been focusing on coaching using asynchronous communication as the best tool, that’s why I recommend using Voxer! Highlights Why is Voxer a good tool? - 1:05 Voxer is the only tool that provides audio and text messages - 1:21 Settings …
 
In one of our most unique, fascinating and powerful episodes to date, Nick and Lee Brower sit down to talk with Daryl Davis. Daryl is a musician who has spent his life playing music around the world. But what he does in his spare time will surprise you. As an African-American man, he spends his free time talking to and befriending members of the Ku…
 
What’s the ultimate KPI? Ari’s incredible masterpiece. Ari talks about the best KPI that you can use and explains why it can help you in your business. Highlights What’s the best KPI? 0:29 How does it work? - 0:40 Having flexibility and freedom - 2:22 An inventor and an engineer - 2:58 Think about the 16 things that you are not going to do anymore …
 
The future of work is changing and remote work is on the rise. But how will these changes affect the economy and the workforce as a whole? Nicholas Bloom is on the podcast this week to discuss exactly that. As an economics professor, researcher and future of work expert, he's uniquely equipped to discuss how the changes we're seeing in the workplac…
 
What can you do to be more effective in your business? Ari talks about his experience, what he did to make things happen, and what decisions he made to be able to coach more effectively today. Highlights Being grateful for all his supporters - 0:23 What is the strategic buy product? - 1:24 Methods that he teaches - 1:54 Having a community on Facebo…
 
Do you have trouble letting go of things in your business? Most entrepreneurs do. Delegation is harder than it might seem—it's a skill that needs to be learned, and it's necessary for any entrepreneur looking to scale their business. In this episode, Nick sits down with Emily Morgan of Delegate Solutions to discuss the art of delegation and what th…
 
Is the single focus of your business scaling? In today’s episode, Ari talks about a big change to his business. Highlights Scaling your business? - 0:42 Scaling intends to create more wealth at the end - 0:59 Being productive - 2:10 What defines success - 3:17 Ari’s experience with scaling a business - 4:18 You have to be more you - 5:46 Episode Re…
 
Michael Devellano is on the Leverage Podcast this week to discuss how entrepreneurs can use simple tools in creative ways to automate and grow their businesses. From CRMs to email marketing and funnel tools, Nick and Michael educate listeners on how to think about what their business requires and then find the right tech solutions to solve their pr…
 
The one and only Jay Abraham is back on the Leverage Podcast this week! Jay has devoted his life to helping companies of all sizes go BEYOND exponential, and in this episode, he covers some of the tactics and strategies he's used to do just that. From his 224 referral systems to the 9 drivers of exponential growth to his force multiplier concept, J…
 
Ari talks about not reinventing the wheel and getting an outside perspective. Highlights Talking about shortcuts - 0:41 Being a coach - 2:01 Figuring things out by yourself - 2:15 Figuring out a problem - 3:22 Having the answers to problems - 3:47 You need an outside perspective - 4:34 Changing your perspective - 5:37 Episode Resources Connect with…
 
What does the future of work hold? Will AI and robots take over? Is on-demand labor the future? These are all questions that Jeff Wald has been researching for years, and today he's on the Leverage Podcast to discuss his findings with Nick. Jeff shows us how we can use data and trends from the past to predict what the future of work will look like …
 
What’s the best use of your time as a CEO? Ari talks about this topic and how to be the brickbreaker. Highlights The CEO role - 0:45 Serving your team as a CEO - 2:02 The leader’s job - 2:44 Provide the things that your team needs - 3:05 What we don’t want in a business - 4:56 Remove obstacles from your team and be the brickbreaker - 5:22 Episode R…
 
Keith Ferrazzi is back on the Leverage Podcast! In this episode, Keith covers the 8 Areas of Recontracting a High-Performing Team and methods for improving team culture, leading effectively, and creating an open and transparent workplace. Nick and Keith discuss how many executive teams aren't working nearly as effectively as they could be, and it's…
 
Whether you need to hire remote employees for your business or find your next freelance gig, our guest today can help. Sara Sutton is the CEO of FlexJobs, one of the world's largest remote job websites. In today's episode, Nick and Sara discuss how to promote culture as a fully-remote company, why the COVID crisis is an opportunity to rethink many …
 
In today’s episode, Ari talks about an element of efficiency: the Everyday Carry. He talks about the “things that you carry everyday.” Highlights What’s the “everyday carry” - 0:35 Creating an everyday carry - 2:52 Ari’s everyday carry - 3:41 An unbelievable tool for you - 7:54 Episode Resources Connect with Ari Meisel https://lessdoing.com/ https:…
 
When's the last time you took a look at your hiring system? Maren Kate Donovan is on the podcast this week to discuss hiring—specifically, how to create a system that allows you to discover and automatically sort through applicants to find highly-qualified candidates for your business. Nick and Maren discuss why most companies have outdated hiring …
 
Ari talks about the importance of asynchronous communication and communication with mathematics. He shares with us some tools that he uses such as Trello, Voxer, Slack and so much more. Highlights Understanding the value of asynchronous communication - 0:13 Using asynchronous communication - 1:35 Voxer as an excellent tool - 2:56 Answering Voxer me…
 
Marvin Liao is an Angel Investor, Keynote Speaker, and Ex-Partner of 500 Startups, one of the world's largest business accelerators. In this episode (recorded in April), Nick and Marvin discuss life as an investor during COVID, their predictions on how startups will be affected during and after the pandemic, and some tips on how to prepare for futu…
 
Vinay Patankar is the Co-Founder and CEO of Process Street, a process and workflow management tool. In this episode, Nick and Vinay discuss Process Street’s recent Series A completion and their new partnership with Atlassian and Salesforce. You’ll learn the difference between static and dynamic knowledge and how to document your company processes e…
 
Kevin Harrington and Mark Timm join Nick to discuss their new book, "Mentor to Millions." Putting all of his effort into his businesses, Mark realized that he had ignored his family life for decades. Mentor to Millions chronicles how Mark pivoted to a life where work and family can co-exist together. Mark and Kevin discuss the biggest lessons they’…
 
Don’t skip optimizing. Ari talks about the importance of optimizing and what happens if we don’t optimize first. Highlights Optimizing, automating and outsourcing - 0:23 Why people want to skip optimization - 0:39 One of the top Zapier people in the world - 2:05 How to automate a process - 3:20 An automation as a bandaid - 4:21 Episode Resources Co…
 
Yael Eisenstat joins Nick to discuss how social media is affecting democracy and what it could mean for the upcoming elections. As a former CIA Officer and National Security Advisor at the White House, Yael tackles the intersection of ethics, tech, and democracy with her years of experience working with governments, tech companies, and investors. S…
 
Dan and Nick reveal how to succeed during these scary times. Dan discusses his “Scary Times Success Manual," including the ten strategies that will allow you to stay focused on opportunities for growth and progress. Dan Sullivan is the Founder and President of Strategic Coach, the #1 coaching organization for entrepreneurs. Dan has been helping ent…
 
Do you know about “peak time”? Ari explains about an app and how you can find your peak time. Highlights Technology tools that make us productive - 0:09 What’s peak time? - 0:30 People’s peak time - 1:51 Being able to be more resilient - 2:47 Time of day when you are at your best - 3:55 Talking about the Peak App - 4:20 Episode Resources Connect wi…
 
Ari talks about why you should stop trying to use your email for everything! Highlights Overwhelmed by your inbox - 0:30 Having troubles implementing Slack - 1:11 The need for another communication tool - 1:50 Dealing with leads and customer service by email - 4:28 Stop trying to put everything in one place - 6:21 Reducing your email inbox - 6:37 E…
 
Ari talks about the benefits and importance of asynchronous communication and how it creates a safe space for us in our lives. Highlights Communicate at the best - 0:21 Examples of asynchronous communication - 0:45 The Voxer App - 1:39 The ability to communicate asynchronously - 3:09 Why asynchronous communication is so powerful - 4:01 Episode Reso…
 
Ari talks about an experience that he had this week about a misappropriation of his intellectual property. He tells us the importance of protecting your intellectual property. Highlights Creating a course in two platforms - 0:30 Optimize, automate and outsource - 1:05 Reaching out to the founder - 1:48 A good tool to use - 2:39 Giving credit - 4:35…
 
Why is the word “overwhelm” sometimes self-imposed? Ari talks about being overwhelmed and why that’s an excuse to not do something better. Highlights The word “overwhelm”- 0:14 Learning to become more efficient - 1:17 What causes the overwhelm - 1:30 Many times overwhelm is self- imposed - 2:16 Changing lives with what we teach - 3:50 Think on one …
 
Having done numerous hirings over the years, Ari shares the 4 questions that he always asks in every interview that he does. Highlights 4 questions to ask in an interview - 0:40 The four questions - 1:00 Why you, why us? - 1:26 Handling a mistake in work - 1:42 Always wanting to listen about the mistakes - 3:49 The last question: “if we don’t hire …
 
There’s been such a culture about being at the office, and now with the pandemic, people are working more at home. Ari dives into bringing people back to the office during this uncertain time. Highlights Returning to the office - 0:49 There is some work that you can’t do from home, for example: “tele-medicine” - 1:16 Doing more work while you are a…
 
Are you open to feedback? Or do you think it’s better to do things the way that you like them done? Some people are coachable, and some are not. Highlights Coaching individuals and companies - 0:12 Who’s coach-able? - 0:47 Being incredibly coachable - 1:34 Doing things the way you like to do them - 1:53 Focus on successes - 2:29 Hiring a business c…
 
How much do you really want to know about your business? Ari explains how we all want to know what’s going on with our businesses, and the importance of having a good communication system. Highlights One of the concepts that Ari teaches - 0:10 Making decisions in our companies - 1:17 What’s NOT productive? - 1:33 A general rule in Ari’s company - 2…
 
Jay and Nick will reveal why it's a great time to hire and reestablish roles and responsibilities within your company. They’ll also explain why it’s so critical to capture and document the processes and knowledge of your employees—especially now, when people are at home and at risk of getting sick. Jay and Nick strategize the different ways busines…
 
Recording this audio at the beach playing in the sand, Ari talks about the difference between the inventor and the engineer, and how there are different mindsets for business owners. Ari asks this question: “What interesting problem can I solve today?” Highlights Recording when he thinks he has good content - 0:30 Different mindsets for business ow…
 
Ari talks about an opportunity to build a workshop and the right tools for business productivity, and why it is important to make sure that you always have the right tool for a job. Highlights Building a workshop - 0:28 Having the right tool for the right job - 0:50 Softwares and solutions for business - 2:33 The importance of having the right tool…
 
Ari Meisel talks about automation as a proxy for delegation. He also explains why automation is a wonderful thing and how you can use it in your business. Highlights Love to talk about automation - 0:10 Automation and reduction of errors - 0:35 Using Trello - 1:15 Reducing the number of mistakes - 2:43 How do we automate? - 2:56 An element of autom…
 
Ari Meisel talks about getting dental work done at 11 pm as an illustration of working on your schedule. Why is doing things on your own schedule beneficial? Listen as he explains how to think differently when it comes to your time. Highlights Ari’s dental work - 0:16 Doing things on your schedule - 1:06 A big point - 1:52 The importance of doing t…
 
Dr. Ben Hardy is an organizational psychologist and bestselling author of Willpower Doesn’t Work and Personality Isn’t Permanent. He was the #1 writer on Medium.com between 2015 to 2018, writing about the myth that personality is innate and unchangeable. In this episode, Nick and Ben discuss strategies for becoming the person you want to be and how…
 
There’s nothing more valuable than your attention! Ari Meisel explains what protecting your attention means, and why optimizing, automation, and outsourcing is important for a business. Highlights The right of your attention - 0:34 The idea of attention - 1:11 Designing a process - 1:31 A podcast professionally produced by Podkick (https://podkick.…
 
For having effective communication, you need to separate the essential from the non-essential and learn how to keep team and client requests from controlling your time. The first thing that you need to learn is all about asynchronous communication, and the rest will follow. Highlights The value of asynchronous communication - 0:15 Allowing people t…
 
Jim Dew is the founder of Dew Wealth Management and author of “Beyond a Million: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Expanding Wealth, Freedom and Time.” In this episode, Nick & Jim discuss the financial implications of COVID-19 and how to make use of what the US Government is offering, along with tips on how to get the most out of your wealth. HIGHLIG…
 
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Gino Wickman is the founder of EOS Worldwide and author of ‘Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business,’ a book that is aimed to help the younger generation answer the question ‘is this the right fit for me?’ In the episode, Nick & Gino will discuss how to gain traction by using the Entrepreneurial Operating System. Covering how they’ve already implemen…
 
“A lot of people might see this as they’re changing their businesses to run in a way that they’re not used to or they’re not comfortable with or whether it’s different from the way they’ve done it before. But the truth is, your businesses have to run at a level of efficiency that you have probably never contended with your entire professional life …
 
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