“One of the scariest questions that you can ask yourself is, ‘What are the mistakes that you’re making over and over again?’” - The Less Doing Podcast - Episode 236 with UJ Ramdas

“One of the scariest questions that you can ask yourself is, ‘What are the mistakes that you’re making over and over again?’” - The Less Doing Podcast - Episode 236 with UJ Ramdas

In this episode of the Less Doing Podcast, Ari and Nick meet with UJ Ramdas, creator of the Five Minute Journal. UJ is an expert in the art of journaling. He knows journaling can help everyone get on task to make progress and achieve goals. He has come up with a number of products and applications to help people start journaling.

“The quality of the design is only going to be as good as the thinking that you put behind it.” - The Less Doing Podcast - Episode 234 with J.J. Kaye

“The quality of the design is only going to be as good as the thinking that you put behind it.” - The Less Doing Podcast - Episode 234 with J.J. Kaye

In this episode of the Less Doing Podcast, Ari and Nick chat with J.J. Kaye, a designer who looks beyond the aesthetic value of art and applies business applications to design strategy.  Having worked with several companies to develop successful brands, J.J. has incredible insights into where the worlds of design and business currently collide, and where they will collide in the future.

“This is one more way that Amazon is getting in there.” - The Less Doing Podcast - Episode #233

“This is one more way that Amazon is getting in there.” - The Less Doing Podcast - Episode #233

Key Quote

 “This is one more way that Amazon is getting in there.”

Time-Stamped Notes

00:10 – The Art of Less Doing, on Audible
00:45 – Amazon Prime Now has restaurants

01:30 – So many restaurants can’t do delivery

01:50 – Get CloudApp to easily share anything.
02:55 – Gridspace Memo is a conferencing solution that automatically gives summaries of conference calls.

04:00 – A resource if you have lots of conference calls

04:30 – Brieftube is a Chrome extension that will automatically summarize a video.

04:50 – It will give you summaries and a table of contents for the video you’re watching.

05:20 – Keplr takes your data and makes a prediction model

06:20 – You still need some customization and some work beyond the app

06:45 – Let us know what you think about this book title: Idea to Execution in a Day

“Find a way to take a bite-sized chunk of something instead of jumping into something too big.” - Less Doing Podcast - Episode 232

“Find a way to take a bite-sized chunk of something instead of jumping into something too big.” - Less Doing Podcast - Episode 232

In this episode, Ari and Nick get to know Scotty Studer, IT guy turned successful and health-conscious author. Scotty worked happily in the IT field for years until one day, his sedentary lifestyle (and the weigh that came with it) caught him off guard. He realized he needed to make a chance to live a healthier, happier, more energy-laden life. Through trial and error, Scotty developed a system for self-improvement he realized he needed to share with the world. That system was the foundation for a new book, which helps people make small changes that drive BIG results.

“I’m not a philanthropist, I’m a capitalist.” - Episode 230 - The Less Doing Podcast

“I’m not a philanthropist, I’m a capitalist.” - Episode 230 - The Less Doing Podcast

In this episode of the Less Doing Podcast, Ari and Nick dive into a fascinating conversation with Nathan Latka—architect turned entrepreneur, podcasting genius, and a man with nothing short of lofty ambitions. Listen as Nathan shares his thoughts on leadership, managing a remote team, and his eventual plan to become President of the United States.

“All the Supplements End Up Looking Like Big Piles of Cocaine” - The Less Doing Podcast Episode 229

Time-Stamped Notes

  • 00:12 – Ari introduces the new format of the podcast
    • 00:52 – Send any feedback on the new format to VA@LessDoing.com
    • 01:05 – Special offer for those who send feedback and sign-up for the VA service
  • 01:26 – Where Ari is right now
  • 01:56 – Odd numbered episodes will be exclusively Ari and Nick / Even numbered episodes will be interviews
  • 02:20 – workshop.lessdoing.com
  • 03:10 – Instagram.com/lessdoing
  • 04:25 – Haymakers for Hope (details forthcoming)
  • 04:52 – BulkSupplements
    • 05:03 – Talking L-Glutamine
    • 06:06 – One of the best proteins you can take is collagen
    • 06:24 – Marine collagen
  • 07:15 – Eating Lionfish
  • 07:48 – Recyclable oyster shells
  • 08:34 – Mailtester
    • 09:09 – Test your newsletter for SPAM-quality
  • 10:15 – Art of Less Doing to be available on Audible.com on August 4th

“A morning routine is how you win the day before it even begins” - Episode 228 The Less Doing Podcast

“A morning routine is how you win the day before it even begins” - Episode 228 The Less Doing Podcast

In this episode of the Less Doing Podcast, Nick and Ari invite master of morning time, Peter Awad onto the show to talk about what has made him an effective entrepreneur. Listen as Peter highlights why the morning is where you win the day, the daily ups and downs of being a startup founder, and how a strategic combination of batching & blocking will help cultivate professional success. 

"We’re trying to do for socks what Starbucks did for coffee." - Episode 227 - The Less Doing Podcast

"We’re trying to do for socks what Starbucks did for coffee." - Episode 227 - The Less Doing Podcast

In Episode #227 Ari and Nick welcome Dave Heath from Bombas Socks onto the Less Doing Podcast. Growing up, Dave was always irritated by the toe seam in his socks. As he got older and became more interested in fashion, he discovered there was no affordable, high-quality sock in the marketplace, so he filled the niche with Bombas Socks. Listen to learn how Dave made the most of a small window of opportunity, and how the lessons from his experience can be extracted for universal benefit.

“You have to change the way you think, and the way you feel.” - Episode #226 - The Less Doing Podcast

“You have to change the way you think, and the way you feel.” - Episode #226 - The Less Doing Podcast

In Episode #226 Ari and Nick welcome Eric Paskin, an accomplished entrepreneur and family man to the Less Doing Podcast. Eric started in the addiction recovery industry doing marketing, and he now owns Restore Health and Wellness Center in L.A. Listen as Ari and Eric discuss Eric’s treatment center, his own journey with addiction, and his experience working with people who want to combat their addiction to substances.

“Copy what I’m doing because it WORKS” - Episode #224 - The Less Doing Podcast

“Copy what I’m doing because it WORKS” - Episode #224 - The Less Doing Podcast

In Episode #224 Ari and Nick interview Giovanni Marsico of the Archangel Academy, an annual gathering of the world's leading 'messengers'. The event is an intensive 2-day mastermind, designed for big entrepreneurs with big dreams to help the world. Listen as Giovanni shares his story, highlights how he not only built but branded his tribe, and why joining a mastermind is the single greatest thing you can do to help yourself as an entrepreneur.

Could You Ask Your Mom to Mortgage Her House? - Episode #222 - The Less Doing Podcast

Could You Ask Your Mom to Mortgage Her House? - Episode #222 - The Less Doing Podcast

In Episode #222 Ari and Nick interview Daymond John, a former Shark Tank SHARK who built his first business on $300k in clothing orders that he had no capital to fill. After convincing his mother to mortgage her house to get the cash required, Daymond has turned that initial investment into multiple businesses, TV engagements, and speaking appearances. Tune in to hear why you need to fail small, fast, and often; why being broke drives your creativity; and why you need to be setting hard goals.

"We Don't Treat Diseases, We Support Systems" - Episode #221 - The Less Doing Podcast

"We Don't Treat Diseases, We Support Systems" - Episode #221 - The Less Doing Podcast

In Episode #221 Ari and Nick share an interview with Dr. Anthony Beck - an expert on functional medicine and wellness who helps people to optimize the way their body works. Tune in to hear exactly why the latest health fad didn’t work for you, the 6 input factors that affect your health, and why light and love might help you to optimize your body for Iron Man.

Episode #220 - With Linda Formichelli Author of How to Do It All

Episode #220 - With Linda Formichelli Author of How to Do It All

In Episode #220 Ari and Nick share a ton of useful links, as well as an interview with Linda Formichelli - author of How to Do It All - While Only Occasionally Wanting to Poke Your Eyes Out With a Sharpie. Linda’s an effective delegator who’s passionate about helping people regain control of their time. Listen in to hear Linda’ top tips for time management, how to zero in on your core competency, and why you need to stop making excuses and start doing things.