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"Less is more" - or, more specifically, the less you have to do, the more life you have to live. Efficiency expert Ari Meisel details his "Less Doing" philosophy, which will streamline your life, and make everything easier. In business and our personal lives, it often seems as if the only way to get more done is by putting in more time - more hours at the office, more days running errands. But what if there were a way that we could do less, and free up more time for the things and people we love? If this sounds like what you need, Ari Meisel - TEDx speaker, efficiency consultant, and achievement architect - has the program for you.

In Less Doing, More Living, Meisel explores the fundamental principles of his “Less Doing” philosophy, educating the listener on: Optimizing workflow with 21st-century apps and tools. Creating an “external brain” in the Cloud to do all of your “lower” thinking - like keeping track of appointments, meetings, and ideas. How to use technology to live a paper-free life. The three fundamentals of wellness - fitness, sleep, and nutrition - and technological approaches to improving these areas of life. And so much more! This audiobook will give listeners new tools and techniques for streamlining their workload, being more efficient in their day-to-day activities, and making everything in life easier.

©2014 Ari Meisel (P)2014 Gildan Media LLC

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Too Much for Less Extreme Lifestyles

All I have to say about this book is that when you dedicate to the idea of outsourcing your outsourcing, you have lost all touch with the personal flourishes that define how you operate. For the rest, this book is simply one giant commercial for every business, operation, and app that this guy uses. Not entirely useless information, but not exactly safe or practical in all situations either.

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One to reread

Fantastic book. Tons of resources so be ready to write things down. All resource summarized it on the book which is very handy. You want to reread this one if you times.

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4-Hour Work Week meets GTD

Ari Meisel's short but informative books combines ideas from Tim Ferriss's 4-Hour Work Week and David Allen's Getting Things Done, though he doesn't explicitly cite the latter, into a practical, listenable primer on maximizing efficiency in your life.

Meisel's refers to lots of specific tools and websites to help you achieve maximum efficiency. This is great in the short run, but I fear that as the book ages and some of these sites disappear, the book will feel dated.

Still, there are enough universal principles here to make the book useful at any time.

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Actual tools, not just theory!

Actual tools, not just theory! Gonna try them all. Probably will re-listen 2 more times just to see what I missed.

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4 hour bulletproof lite edition.

I think this would be a good book to give to someone who is very overworked and who is new to the 4hour workweek and bulletproof philosophies.
I picked up a few good tips and made a note to follow up with some of the tools.
This book doesn't say anything new but it's short enough to serve as an overview and not be annoyingly long.

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Very practical and informative


Great book with useful tips. Some overlap with the "Four Hour Week" - but this book contained some new information as well. We'll worth the short read!

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lots of good information

We all have our unique ways for doing things. I found author's approach is very similar to mine therefore lot's of information was very useful for me.
thank you

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Cliff Notes verrsion of 4 Hour Work Week

This is a great hands on application of most of the same principles in Tim Ferriss' 4 Hour Work Week. The difference is, this is short enough to sit down and start implementing in a day.

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Very Interesting and helpful

If you could sum up Less Doing, More Living in three words, what would they be?

Helpful, efficient, good.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Ari

What about Sean Pratt’s performance did you like?

Well spoken and comfortable voice.

What insight do you think you’ll apply from Less Doing, More Living?

I will try some of these services and techniques.

Any additional comments?

I would have liked some more examples of how these services can actually be used.

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Very Informative

I enjoyed all of the information this book offers. The narrator did a great job. There are a lot of good tips to get your life into a stress free environment. Thoroughly enjoyed it and also enjoyed the $1.95 deal although I feel it is worth full price.

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