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Publisher's Summary

At the peak of his career and success, Ari Meisel nearly killed himself from exhaustion and overwork.

He had to make a choice: He could let his "success" destroy him physically and mentally, or he could find a better way to live. He spent the next few years redesigning his life from scratch.

Ultimately he found the way to reduce his workload by 80 percent while actually increasing results and success. Furthermore, he could spend time on what matters most: his family.

This book describes his method.

Using Meisel's revolutionary Optimize, Automate, Outsource approach, you will learn how to take almost anything you do and make it work smarter instead of harder. Modern methods like the 80/20 rule, the 3 D's, and multiplatform repurposing let you build a high-powered, traditional-style "success factory" that requires only one employee to run.

Less work, more results, more happiness.

©2016 Ari Meisel (P)2016 Podium Publishing

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Game changer!

Every single business owner should listen and implement this. It will change the trajectory of your life and business!!!

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  • 05-24-21

All About Remote Assistants

The majority of this book was all about needless processes and having a remote assistant to help you make your life more efficient.

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Actionable guide to getting more done

I really enjoyed this top to bottom overview of ways to do less but get more done. He laid out the mindset, the methodology and actionable tips and tools throughout the entire book. I highly recommend it for any entrepreneur, business person, or parent.

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Original was better

There were several great added bits of information, but far less info than the original

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was fantastic

gave me some great time saving tips and tricks...loved this audible...going to listen to this again now...

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This book is not practical for ...

People who come from hard knock lives, like myself, would never find half of the things he speaks of in this book to be practical in our everyday lives. He's basically telling the reader to hire or pay for someone or something to do as much for you as possible in order to free up your time. "With what money Sway??" The more time you free up, the less money you'll have in your savings and retirement is what he's implying to the average Joe. Do not waste your time listening to this Audible only unless you're a millionaire and have the luxury to do so.

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Beautiful equations to maximize effort

Having read numerous books on organization and personal development many of the core ideas sound familiar. However, the book is concise and offers many concrete ways to streamline and automate one’s life. There is a small plug for his own virtual assistant company, but in the context of automation strategies. This did not bother me at all as it was interesting, thought provoking, and one of many other automation services referenced in the book. Great strategies for using technology to get back to basics!

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Informational turned infomercial

Started out helpful then turned into a book about his own virtual assistant business. Not recommended.

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Excellent suggestions!!

Helped me see where I was wasting my time. I have struggled to find more time to spend with my children and others important int my life. Thank you for this insight!!!

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Great Book, Lots of Value

The book has added many tools to my knowledge that I can use for my life and businesses.

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  • 04-26-18

Don’t waste your time reading this book

This book is aimed at the lowest common denominator. Anyone who has a reasonable intellect will find it a waste of time. The reader’s voice is annoying and the content is laughable. Generalisations preside. As a successful business owner looking for insights to reach the next level I cannot believe the author thinks the content of this book would help anyone with basic common sense.

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  • James
  • 09-06-21

Shorter version of 7 day work week

This is almost just a summary of the content in Tim Ferris's 7 day work week. Not really any new content from what I can remember. Useful if you haven't been introduced to the concept of virtual assistants, batching and optimising your work day. Well structured and easy to follow and understand.

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  • ListeningWorm
  • 09-03-21

Good insights to increase productivity

This book provided some good tips to increase productivity but it is not really suitable for regular people who have distinct working patterns and cannot choose when they would work on the tasks they need do. Nevertheless, the performance of the narrator was pretty good. I recommend it more for people who do have businesses or have the flexibility choose when they work on their tasks. However, for people who have 9-5 jobs or similar there are probably better books out there. But if you want to pass time, you could always listen to this book.

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  • Sarah W
  • 08-31-21

Essential for team efficiency

Liked - clear three step process. Able to apply practically straight away.
Didn’t like - aimed at people with lots of money who can afford to outsource everything.

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  • Liss Morales
  • 08-31-21

Great book

I enjoyed this book a lot. It’s very helpful for those who have so many ideas but often experience burnout trying to bring them all to life. Rest should be prioritised and this book breaks it down in a way that is simple, effective and so time consuming.

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  • Samantha
  • 08-29-21

Loads of valuable info

Managed to listen to this in a few days and gave me some great tips.

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  • Cristina Maria Vlad
  • 08-25-21

An amazing book!

It feels good to know that someone thinks the same way as I do.
Very good book. You won't regret it. Just keep your mind open. Otherwise you will not learn anything.

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  • Keith
  • 04-15-18

great advice

This book contains great advice for me, in the near future. Freeing your time, while getting minor tasks done by other methods is important.