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The Art of Less Doing

with Ari Meisel

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  •   04 Creating the External Brain


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About The Class

make tasks less time-consuming.

Get ready to learn a proven way to optimize your productivity. 

In this course, achievement and efficiency expert Ari Meisel explains a systematic way for accomplishing the things you need to do so you can open up more time for the things you want to do. You’ll learn to optimize, automate, and outsource both personal and professional tasks. 

Ari will help you identify which tasks are monopolizing your time and help you build strategies to make those tasks less time-consuming. Ari will also cover simple strategies for getting through everyday responsibilities like errands and paperwork more quickly and efficiently. You’ll also learn about applying the same level of efficient prioritization to your personal life, including how to approach health and fitness in a more streamlined way.

By the end of this course, you’ll be on your way to an easier, organized, balanced way of living.

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Self Tracking & the Manual of You

  2. 02

    Structuring for Your Creative Self

  3. 03

    Taking Our Time Back

  4. 04

    Creating the External Brain

    There is simply too much going on in the modern life to process everything ourselves - the external brain can help.

  5. 05

    Filtering to Get What You Want Done

  6. 06

    Truth About To Do Lists

  7. 07

    Integrating Productivity Tools

  8. 08

    Be the Brick Breaker

  9. 09

    Choose Your Own Workweek

  10. 10

    Creating Solutions to Your Challenges

  11. 11

    Stop Running Errands

  12. 12

    Automating Tasks and Demand Labor

  13. 13

    Batching: Going Paperless

  14. 14

    Organization & Backwards Planning

  15. 15

    Finance Efficiency

  16. 16

    Creating & Selling Your Knowledge

  17. 17

    Strength, Conditioning, & Mobility

  18. 18

    Improving Your Brain & Nutrition

  19. 19

    Wellness Supplements & Devices


Meet Your Expert

Ari Meisel

Today Ari resides in Bridgehampton, NY with his wife Anna, three sons Benjamin, Sebastien, and Lucas, and two dogs Sylvain and Oscar. Ari and Anna met as young children at the UN International School, where Ari attended both primary and ... read more

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  • pdf Optimize Automate and Outsource Everything.pdf
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  • user-5d768a

    June 2015

    WOW - I only watched the intro video (about 1/2hr in length), and already I'm completely blown away ... I'm definitely buying this course! Already a huge fan of Evernote, (lol - stone tablet!) but the other websites also seem very useful. And if it's a matter of the best parts of the movie are all in trailer - I will be back to let you know!

  • Amy Cantrell

    Amy Cantrell

    April 2016

    Lots of great info! I love the concept of getting ideas out of your head, leaving your mind open to new ideas, and using Evernote to keep ideas and notes organized. The email tips alone could be worth the price of the class. Creating your own work week, tackling difficult tasks when you are at your best, making smart use of your time, progress begets progress, all good stuff!

  • Gina Bégin

    Gina Bégin

    June 2016

    I've already recommended this course to a number of people and followed up with Ari's team to go even further — though, sincerely, there is so much incredible depth in this course that if you're just starting out or in the midst of optimizing your workflow and cleaning up your "plate" of tasks, you will be blown away. He discusses great ways to use automation (IFTTT, Zapier) and how to make better use of Evernote, tricks to ... well, pretty much increase productivity in every aspect of life from health to work. I research this stuff all the time, but had no idea there was so much more out there. Well done, Ari.

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