Podcast #137 with Evan Brand of Not Just Paleo


Episode 137


In Episode #137 Ari talks with Evan Brand ofNot Just Paleo. As the interview unfolds, Evan shares his unique story and explains how he became involved in the practice of Paleo. Ari and Evan discuss everything from dietary preferences to sleeping habits to the oft overlooked risks of electromagnetic radiation.

Special Announcements:

Less Doing Does Europe! Watch Ari bring the lessons of Less Doing to some of Europe’s most famous cities including Barcelona, Munich, Amsterdam and Budapest for the 2015 European Growth Summit. Ari will be joined by fellow masters of entrepreneurship Steve Martin, Director of Influence at Work in the UK, and Verne Harnish, founder and CEO of Gazelles.

EO Vancouver

On June 18th, join Ari at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in b-e-a-utiful Vancouver, B.C. as he takes the microphone for EO Vancouver. Enjoy this unique opportunity to watch Ari candidly discuss life as an Author, Speaker, Teacher and – most importantly – Achievement Architect.

Less Doing Ringtone

Want to get access to the FREE Less Doing Ringtone? Click here to Tweet about our live event and get instant access to the ringtone created by our very own Fantastic Felix!

Less Doing Live Event

The Less Doing LIVE Event in NYC is less than six months away! The best minds in business and productivity are joining Ari in his hometown of New York City to share their tips, strategies and secrets for success. Visit LessDoingLive.com to learn more about this fantastic opportunity running from May 1st – 3rd.

Mastermind Talks

Looking for an opportunity to see Ari speak live somewhere on the west coast?—Look no further! On April 29th and 30th, Ari will be featured at the Mastermind Talks event in Napa, California. To learn more about this opportunity to watch Ari “Optimize, Outsource and Automate” in wine country, click here.

Time Stamped Show Notes:

25:35 – Introduction of Evan Brand, one of the founders behind Not Just Paleo 26:15 – Got his start with OnIt 26:55 – While at OnIt, Evan worked on a number of products 27:50 – How Not Just Paleo came about 28:45 – Personal suffering was also a source of Not Just Paleo (IBS and depression) 29:30 – The Not Just Paleo wellness program—A six week in-depth exploration of health 30:45 – Health and happiness are not one and the same—You can be ripped and still be unhappy 32:00 – Evan does not push for strict Paleo 33:20 – Stress Solutions is a new initiative from Evan; a 71-page book 34:55 – REM Rehab 35:55 – The 40-hour work week is a joke 38:40 – Evan’s favorite healthy fats are raw honey and raw cheese, grass-fed beef jerky and butter are also favorites 42:09 – Evan’s Top 3 Tips for Being More Effective: 42:15 – Get up before 9AM in the morning, otherwise the day is already lost 42:27 – Go to bed no later than 10PM to maximize your natural Melatonin 43:11 – Lead life with your heart—Don’t live a lie 44:24 – NotJustPaleo.com or the Not Just Paleo podcast

7 Key Points:

Listen to your body—literally. Personal suffering can be a great source of inspiration. Practice Paleo, but do not do so strictly. The 40-Hour work week is a dinosaur that is in desperate need of extinction. Try eating healthy fats before bed to get better sleep. Natural Melatonin levels naturally drop with age—do everything possible to preserve them. Lead life with your heart.

Resources Mentioned:

Mizzen and Main – A new clothing company that makes suits and other formal wear out of moisture-wicking fabric The Flow Hive – An IndieGoGo campaign for a self-contained unit designed to help people harvest their own, fresh honey Kosher Kush – Soon medical marijuana will have the Kosher seal bringing new meaning to the phrase High Holy Days Kids Allergies and a Downside to Clean Dishes – An article in NPR discussing the health benefits for children of hand washing dishes versus using a dishwasher YouTube Kids App—A new app from YouTube that’s specifically designated for kid-friendly content Magic – GetMagicNow.com, a service based website that provides text-based service provisions Finding Happiness in Today’s World – An article from Barking Up The Wrong Tree about happiness, technology and the value of “good enough” 10 Breakthrough Technologies to Watch for in 2015 – An article from MIT’s Technical Journal review highlighting tech breakthroughs to watch out for in 2015


Music and Audio Editing provided by Felix Bird Show Notes provided by Mike Rossi