76: Ari Meisel – How To Optimize, Automate, and Outsource Your Life
Part of the problem we have now in society, and I know this sounds crazy, is too much freedom.
As a creative entrepreneur, I often wish that there were more hours in the day, that I had gotten better sleep or had been able to be a little more productive today. And there are ways to make that possible.
Ari Meisel, the creator of Less Doing, is the king of making the most of your time, a master of productivity. His businesses are all about optimizing, automating, and outsourcing everything in your life so that you can be the most productive, creative, and all around best person you can be.
Listen in as we talk about how he overcame Crohn’s Disease, created his business Less Doing, and optimized his life. He’ll give you some biohacks and productivity tips to help get you on track to become the best version of yourself.
By learning new things and experiencing new things, that’s how you become creative.
Some things we learn in this podcast:
- How he got into construction [4:30]
- What happened when he was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease [5:45]
- The creation of Less Doing [6:35]
- Why he loves construction but hates real estate [11:00]
- How Less Doing allows him to do building, in a way [11:45]
- Getting over Crohn’s Disease [14:40]
- His favorite biohacks [19:05]
- Why he does mindfulness meditation while washing the dishes [23:25]
- The importance of having processes in place [28:00]
- The problem with having too many choices [31:05]
- How Evernote helps Ari produce great content [34:05]
- His top 5 productivity tips [36:15]
- What is the Pomodoro Technique [39:45]
- Why he thinks everyone should try a virtual assistant [42:50]
- How he’s incorporating virtual organization into business optimization [48:35]
- Why he doesn’t believe in goal setting [54:35]
- Check out Ari’s book and podcast
- Check out If Then
- Learn more about the Pomodoro Technique
- Listen to Brain.fm or Brain Wave
- Check out the other apps mentioned in this episode: Operator, Slack, Trello, Feedly, Evernote, Dropbox, Shyp
- Listen to my ShopTalk Radio interview with Jon Levy
- Music Credit: Hugs and Hexagons by Isqa