Episode #142 - With Dave Rael of Optimized Programmer


Episode 142 Summary:

In Episode #142 Air jump on the podcast with the one, the only, THE Dave Rael of Optimized Programmer! During this episode, Ari revisits the early days of the podcast by conducting a solo “links” segment and asks Dave to talk in-depth about his brand new podcast automation software. 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.

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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 29thand 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:

14:58 – Introduction of Dave Rael as a first-time guest on the Less Doing Podcast and his new product Podcast Done! 15:55 – Dave shares his background—his plan to become a teacher unexpectedly brought him to enterprise software development 17:59 – Ari and Dave chat about the various aspects of podcast development 20:35 – Audio development and quality aside, a blog post or show notes should complement a podcast 22:29 – What Dave’s software looks like                                                                                                                                   22:35 – Web-based 22:50 – Background process with no user-interface 23:05 – The initial user-interface is just a cloud-storage folder 23:50 – Why Dave feels there is a great deal of room to optimize time-stamping processes 24:20 – Dave details different aspects of Podcast Done! 26:15 – Making a better podcast means making a better workflow to development 27:15 –Dave’s software, will send notification emails for anything that cannot be automated (requires a human) 28:45 – It doesn’t all need to be automation; where human intervention is necessary there’s room for it 29:50 – Phase 1 of Dave’s system is setting up user-preferences as a podcaster 30:03 – Phase 2 is actually setting up the individual podcast 31:35 – From the main root folder, Dave’s software will set up separate root directories for each individual podcast 33:20 – What is the definition of “podcast?”—Is it really just audio? 34:25 – Dave will be talking about podcast automation at the Less Doing Live Event and the software WILL be available 35:00 – Dave’s Top 3 Tips to be More Effective:                                                                                                                       35:10 – Upgrade your hardware 35:50 – Work in a focused manner 36:40 – Listen to the Less Doing Podcast

7 Key Points:

A specific degree does not equate to a specific career. An intended career path can change in a heartbeat. Don’t be restrict yourself to existing definitions—bend the rules and get outside the box. Automation is amazing but if you’ll make a better product by including some human intervention, make room for it! Podcast production is tricky, don’t take it for granted as a listener. Work focused and success will follow. Practice the principles of Less Doing in your daily life.

Resources Mentioned:

Send Letterly – Yet another service that allows users to send hand-written letters or cards, digitally TalkToChef – On demand knowledge service to help users with cooking 11 Ways Dogs Make You Healthier – An article explaining why dogs are legitimately beneficial to health 8 Things to Avoid on Food Labels – From Miercola, an article highlighting some of the most awful things added to everyday foods Paying For Phone Calls, etc. – Named Orri, this is a new, on-demand assistance model provided by the same people that run Fancy Hands Indoor Air Monitor – An indoor air quality monitor named Speck Guide to Nuts – From Mark’s Daily Apple, an article discussing which nuts pack the most punch for individual health needs Scannable – A separate app that is simply the fastest way to scan a document into Evernote Gorgias.IO – Email templates for Gmail Flytographer –  A professional photographer for personal use while travelling


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