Less Doing, More Living: Make Everything in Life Easier

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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 ...

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Overview

"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 reader on:

  • Optimizing workflow with twenty-first-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 book will give readers new tools and techniques for streamlining their workload, being more efficient in their day-to-day activities, and making everything in life easier.
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Publishers Weekly
02/24/2014
Efficiency consultant Meisel can’t increase the length of our days, but he shows how to get those “have to” tasks off our plates so we can reclaim our time and minds to be able to pursue more enjoyable activities. Meisel’s “Less Doing” philosophy is built on nine fundamental principles, including how to create an external brain, initiate customization, and stop running errands, and clear the way toward an easier life. Readers will immediately recognize the wisdom of his approach and see that these tactics offer a big payout. Meisel doesn’t focus so much on working smarter or longer, but instead on working less while still getting the job done. He encourages creating a “manual of you” which distills all you do into an error-proof process that can be delegated (“think about IKEA’s product assembly manuals”). In addition, he tackles financial efficiency, organization, and batching (letting similar tasks accumulate and completing them at once) as key ways to reach “Less Doing” status. Meisel provides a concise and ingenious roadmap to doing less, getting more, and enjoying life. (Apr.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399168529
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 4/3/2014
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 217,343
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Ari Meisel has turned his hobby—optimizing productivity—into a popular framework and consulting service for automating and outsourcing life’s tasks. His “Less Doing” philosophy continues to grow in popularity and has become a platform for general efficiency consulting to businesses, entrepreneurs, and everyone else who could use a little more time in their life. He lives on Long Island with his wife, three children, and two dogs.

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