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Ari Meisel - An Introspective with Mackenzie Sweeney, Episode 300

Ari Meisel (@arimeisel) is a world-renowned expert in productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness, a father of four kids under the age of five, and the founder of Less Doing, More Living. How did Ari create the OAO (Optimize, Automate, Outsource) methodology? Join Mackenzie and Ari as they dive into the mission of Less Doing, Ari's journey to realizing his revolutionary methodology, biohacking, and the master’s top tips to be the most effective! " 'What would you do if you could only...

Duration: 00:33:53

Doug Barber: The Minaal Backpack, Episode 299

Doug Barber is the co-founder of Minaal, one of, if not, the best traveling bag in the world. Doug is a full-time traveler and wanted a bag that catered to his needs. Tune in as he and Ari go through the genesis of Minaal, Doug's astounding Kickstarter campaign, and the meaning behind the name "Minaal!" "I woke up at about four in the morning after a few weeks of mulling it over and not really coming up with anything good. And 'Minaal' popped in to my head, and I registered the dot com...

Duration: 00:20:39

A Letter to Listeners from Ari Meisel, Episode 298

"When you reach a fork in the road where one founder wants to go one way and one wants to go the other, you can not take both forks." Today, it’s just me. A letter of how and why I’ve changed my direction. Not going back to, but a revival of my brand and endeavors that allowed me to be closest to the work I crave the most: help someone reclaim their time. This is when I feel the most impactful. In this episode is the I wrote this letter to my community detailing this transition. The...

Duration: 00:08:45

Naveen Jain: Going to the Moon & Listening to your Gut…Literally, Episode #296

Naveen Jain (@naveen_jain_ceo) is a serial entrepreneur and philanthropist driven to solve the world’s biggest challenges through innovation. He gives new meaning to the phrase “to the moon and back” and has changed the industry of monitoring inner health. “Making money is like having an orgasm: you would never get it if you focus on it. It has to be a byproduct of the things you really enjoy doing.” — Naveen Jain On this episode, you’ll get to know Naveen’s two most recent ventures,...

Duration: 00:30:39

Steve Sims on The Mindset Behind Doing Impossible Things, Episode #295

There are people we all admire who have done seemingly impossible things. But you’ve probably never met a person like Steve Sims - his company specializes in doing impossible things for anyone who has the money to pay for it. No kidding. He’s learned how to make connections with people all across the globe to make things happen that you’d never think are possible. On this episode, Steve explains how he came to do what he’s doing, why he feels anyone can make the connections they need to...

Duration: 00:22:21

Tom Bilyeu on The Body Mind Connection - Episode #294

Tom Bilyeu is a guy who’s been amazingly successful and a huge part of what’s made him successful is that he’s done the work to understand the body mind connection. From the outrageous growth of his company, Quest Nutrition to his work now with Impact Theory, a media company aimed at helping people level up their lives, Tom's story is incredible. In this conversation, we talk about the body mind connection, how to improve your own performance and mindset, what Tom is doing to help others...

Duration: 00:20:52

Cy Wakeman: No Drama, No Ego, and Determining Your Own Happiness - Episode #293

This episode of Leverage features Cy Wakeman, a drama researcher who has discovered that the average person spends two and a half hours per day engaged in drama. She says this is not only a tremendous waste of energy, it’s also a significant drain on the person’s ability to live a happy and productive life. In this conversation Ari and Cy chat about what the research shows, how Cy coaches people to avoid drama and deal with reality, and what it takes to do this for yourself. This episode...

Duration: 00:25:35

Chase Hughes on Influencing Skills, Real and Perceived Authority, and Better Human Interactions - Episode #292

What would it mean for your life or business if you had the influencing skills to connect more deeply with people, close more deals, and create the kind of trust that fuels long-term interactions? It’s not easy to do, but it’s possible - and on this episode of Leverage Chase Hughes of Ellipsis Behavior provides insight into how we can break through the social masks to expose every person we meet (in a good way). This is a fascinating conversation and Chase shares free resources you can use...

Duration: 00:26:37

Peter Shankman: Know Yourself To Optimize Your Effectiveness - Episode #291

There is a bit of debate about whether it was the ancient Egyptians or Greeks who first said, “Know thyself,” but whoever it was, Peter Shankman entirely agrees. Peter says that when you know yourself - including all your personal idiosyncrasies and weaknesses - you are better able to maximize and leverage your strengths and minimize and avoid your weaknesses. This conversation with Peter is all over the board but in a good way. It touches on so many good things we’re not even going to try...

Duration: 00:39:17

Tom Wahlin on Lifestyle Travel, Gadgets that Make it Possible, and Design Lessons Learned - Episode #290

Lifestyle travel is a hot topic these days, and more and more companies are focusing on this emerging area of passion. Today’s guest, Tom Wahlin is an avid lifestyle traveler, living and working from locations across the globe most of the year. His passion for travel has led him to create a company that reviews travel related gear to help those interested in a travel based lifestyle make it work. On this episode, Tom shares some of his favorite travel gear, tells why travel matters so much...

Duration: 00:24:58

Walter O’Brien, the Real-Life, High I.Q. Genius Behind TV’s Scorpion - Episode #289

He’s the owner of the 5th highest I.Q. ever measured and the founder of Scorpion Computer Services. He’s also the inspiration behind the CBS TV show, “Scorpion.” Walter O’Brien is Ari and Nick's guest on Leverage this episode, and he’s got a load of interesting stories to share. From cyber warfare to breaking up an engagement at the request of a wealthy, concerned father, Walter’s team will take on any job and figure out how to get it done. This is one of the most fascinating podcast...

Duration: 00:52:54

Geoff Blades on How to Systematize Your Life for Success - Episode #288

There are few people who have figured out what it takes to systematize life in ways that lead to true effectiveness. Geoff Blades is one of those people. He’s not only figured it out for his own life but helps Wall Street professionals and large companies design and implement systems through every aspect of their existence in order to create greater results and more of what they truly want. In this conversation, Ari and Nick chat with Geoff about his journey to discovering how to get what...

Duration: 00:24:33

Jeff Madoff on How Technology Has Changed Our Lives, and Continues To Do So - Episode #287

As you think about how technology has changed our lives you’ll see many examples - the printing press, the screen, mobile communications, and more. But if you go down that path a little further you’ll become keenly aware that the process is not over. There are new developments every day that impact economies, governments, and social systems. In this conversation Ari and Nick chat with Jeff Madoff about the way technology has changed and continues to change the world we live in - and what...

Duration: 00:39:05

Ozan Varol on How Lawyers Can Be Most Effective - Episode #286

Anyone - who does anything - needs to know how to be most effective. It’s the thing that enables you to make the absolute most out of your most valuable resource: time. Ozan Varol is a Leverage certified coach who specializes in helping lawyers and others in the legal profession be most effective with their time. On this episode, Ozan shares how he got into the legal profession, what most solo and large practice attorneys do that decreases effectiveness, and more. Take the time to listen...

Duration: 00:23:21

Connor Blakley on Generation Z Marketing and Building a Cool Brand - Episode #285

There’s a lot of talk out there about generation Z marketing - what it is and why it’s important. But on this episode of Leverage Ari chats with the guy who knows the subject better than anyone, because he’s part of the generation companies are trying to target, and he’s incredibly savvy for his 17 years of experience. Connor Blakley is Ari’s guest on this episode of Leverage. A lot of entrepreneurs are looking for permission rather than giving it to themselves. When it comes to...

Duration: 00:22:54

Matthew Brimer on Why the Future of Work Will Be Married With Ongoing Education - Episode #284

When it comes to understanding what is coming in the future of work, there are few people who have more relevant insights than Matthew Brimer. Matt is the founder of General Assembly, a pioneer in education and career transformation that specializes in teaching people today’s most in-demand skills. This conversation with Matt is intriguing, hitting on many themes having to do with the future of work and what you can do to position yourself for success, so be sure you listen. Outcome...

Duration: 00:46:21

Toréa Rodriguez: Using Functional Diagnostic Nutrition to Maximize Your Health and Life - Episode #283

Functional Diagnostic Nutrition is not something most people have heard of. Nick and Ari’s guest on this episode, Toréa Rodriquez is just the person to help us understand. She’s a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® practitioner who offers lifestyle coaching to help her clients get to the root cause of what ails them - and she's a member of the Leverage community. FDN is based on functional medicine combined with modern diagnostic labs to build a customized health plan, unique to...

Duration: 00:25:56

J. P. Sears: Always Bet on Your Authentic Self - #282

You’ve likely seen a J.P. Sears video on Facebook or Youtube - he’s the guy with the long red hair who does the tongue-in-cheek comedy videos about spirituality, politics, relationships, and so much more. J.P. has become somewhat of a Youtube sensation these days and is on the show with Ari and Nick to tell the story of how he went from emotional healer to emotional healing Youtube sensation. You’ll find his insight about how to be your authentic self and be productive at the same time...

Duration: 00:43:13

How to Identify, Prioritize, and Do the Most Important Thing in Your Life with Geoff Woods - Episode #281

None of us want to waste our lives on trivial things. That’s why we care about productivity and working effectively. Geoff Woods says it’s therefore vital that we discover the most important thing we need to accomplish at any given time. It’s the singular focus that has enabled him and the organization he works with to become a world-class leader in their industry. Geoff is on the show to chat about his life-changing experience over the last year as CEO of the new “One Thing” company...

Duration: 00:16:58

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