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The goal of the Leverage Podcast is simple: to learn from the best and discover how we can all live a better life, build a more fruitful business, and be more efficient. Leverage’s Founder and CEO, Nick Sonnenberg, is the host of the Leverage Podcast. With a background in data science, high-frequency algorithmic trading, and business efficiency consulting, Nick has an innovative mind and is obsessed with learning from the people around him. Join him each week as he interviews fellow entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and leading experts to discuss everything from efficiency hacks to new technologies to life as an entrepreneur.
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Jul 28, 2017

For those who really love their pets and can’t imagine being without them, there is an amazing new technology you'll love. You can now pay to have your dog’s DNA collected so that in the event of the loss of your pet you can have a genetically identical clone of your pet created. Really, the technology to do it is here. Find out more about cloning your pet on this episode.

If you’re searching for the perfect energy bar, look no further.

Ari’s friend, Ben Greenfield, of Ben Greenfield Fitness Systems, has been on a quest to create the perfect energy bar - and now he’s got it perfected and available to the public. It’s not Paleo, it’s not Vegan. It’s just a clean, hypoallergenic and guilt-free energy bar packed with ingredients that support energy, muscle gain, and fat loss - and no unhealthy chemicals. Ari introduces it on this episode.

Hyperloop One has been approved for the east coast of the United States.

Elon Musk has been leading the charge for a while to get a high-speed transportation system established in various parts of the world. Just this past week he announced that it’s been verbally approved for his company to begin construction of a Hyperloop route between New York City and Washington, D.C. that would make the travel time about 30 minutes. Wow. Find out the details on this episode.

App-based valet parking that’s always available, wherever you go.

No more searching for a parking spot or garage. No more circling the block waiting for someone to pull away from a parking meter. Now you can use your phone to have a valet driver meet you at your destination and they’ll either sit with your car and bring it back to you when you’re ready or park it for you. You can even have the valet driver get your oil changed or tires rotated while you’re occupied with other things. Yep, it’s real. Check it out on this episode.

Productivity coaching certification that’s second-to-none.

On this episode, Ari announces the next Leverage certified coaching cohort will launch in November of 2017. It’s your opportunity to add productivity coaching to your resume and help others not only get more organized but clear out the space that enables them to make a bigger impact in their world. On this episode Ari explains how you can get in on this world-class training, so be sure you listen.

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  • Text “Leverage” to “444999” to subscribe to the mailing list and get the first chapter of our new book.

 

Find out more about what we’re doing at Leverage at

www.getleverage.com and www.leveragepodcasts.com

Jul 21, 2017

Text analysis: What in the world is THAT? Let’s consider a use case: Imagine you have a blog or social media channel where your followers or clients interact with you regularly. Someone on your team is tasked to respond appropriately to those inquiries and comments. What if you could automate a classification of those comments and instantly redirect them to the right team member? You just skipped a step in the existing process. You just saved time and increased effectiveness. That’s what text analysis can do for you. Find out about Monkey Learn, a new test analysis and machine learning platform on this episode.

Did you ever want a go kart as a kid? You never imagined one like this!

Most of us wanted a motorized something to zip around on as a kid - you know, something we could ride around the neighborhood to the envy of all the other kids? Technology is improving those options for the next generation - and with digital tools that enable kids to be protected through appropriate parental oversight. You can find out about the newest generation of motorized kids' vehicles and the apps and safeguards that go with them on this episode of OAO.

Need a support desk for your business but can’t afford it? Here’s a new solution you can afford. Probably.

What if you could finally outsource your customer service desk to a trained, intelligent, remote team and only paid based on the actual cases that were solved to the customer’s satisfaction? And what if the per-case price was very reasonable (like $3.50 per case)? Imagine no more. It exists in the new service DreamSupport.io - and on this episode, Ari and Nick cover what it does, how it works, and why you might want to check it out.

What’s the most common reason startups fail? It might shock you!

On this episode, Ari refers to an article he read recently titled, “7 Lessons from 100+ Failed Startups.” As you might imagine, there are some very predictable reasons why many of the startups failed, such as running out of funding. But the most common reason is one you would think founders would be aware of by now. It’s so simple, it’s crazy that it’s still an issue. Want to know what it is? Ari and Nick chat about it on this episode.

Interested in becoming a Leverage certified coach so you can help people be more effective?

If you are a business coach or consultant one of the main areas of value you can bring to any client is helping them optimize, automate, or outsource their workflows. It’s exponential in its impact - and now you can be certified as a Leverage coach and begin helping your clients in this vital productivity step. Find out how you can join the Leverage coaching cohort, on this episode. 

Featured Resources Mentioned On This Episode

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  • Text “Leverage” to “444999” to subscribe to the mailing list and get the first chapter of our new book.
  • www.coach.leverage.com - Leverage coaching certification.

 

Find out more about what we’re doing at Leverage at

www.getleverage.com and www.leveragepodcasts.com

Jul 14, 2017

On this episode of Optimize, Automate, Outsource, Ari and Nick have another handful of apps and services to point out for your consideration. They cover a new free encryption service for website owners, an always-on communication device, a new “wait in line” service in New York, and a video-based daily catch-up app for teams. Oh, and don’t forget about the online legal services company, UpCounsel. You’ll find all of them on this episode of OAO.

Online legal services that don’t cost you an arm and a leg.

Online legal services may sound a bit risky, but consider this: UpCounsel works directly with former big law partners, senior associates, and general counsels who average over 14 years of experience from top-ranked law firms and Fortune 500 companies. The lawyers who work for them (and you) have graduated from some of the best law schools in the world. They regularly verify the lawyers in the network and their active client review system provides full transparency, allowing new clients (you) to select the right attorney and receive high-quality work. It’s something you should consider, especially because you won’t be paying for the 60% costs associated with the overhead of a typical law firm. Find out more about it on this episode.

Tired of waiting in lines in New York? Here’s your solution.

It may sound cool. It may sound lazy. But it works. And the people working it are not only making a living, they are also able to do their own work while they wait in line for you. The service is called “Same Old Line Dudes” and it’s designed so you can hire someone to wait in line for you, say for those in-demand concert tickets, the release of the new iPhone, or whatever. It’s a great idea that many people are already taking advantage of.

Has the cost kept you from getting your website encrypted?

You don’t have to have that excuse anymore. Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority service provided by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG). They provide the digital certificates needed in order to enable HTTPS (SSL/TLS) for websites, for free, in the most user-friendly way possible. It’s also automatic, secure, transparent, open, and cooperative. If you haven’t encrypted your site yet, you should check this out!

It’s time for you to check out the world’s best off-grid communication device.

Sonnet enables your smartphone to send all kinds of messages WITHOUT any coverage or satellite service. It’s the world's most advanced off-grid communication device. With it, you can send text messages, voice recordings, images, and GPS locations on your phone without cellular coverage, satellite, or Internet access. It’s dust-tight and water resistant and can be used for 24 continuous hours. Amazed yet? Listen to hear more about this amazing and affordable device. 

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Find out more about what we’re doing at Leverage at

www.getleverage.com and www.leveragepodcasts.com

Jul 7, 2017

As they guys do on every episode of Optimize, Automate, Outsource, this episode features them sharing a handful of resources they’ve come across that may help you increase your productivity and success. But before they get into the apps and services, Nick has an update on his recent trip to the team villa in St. Martin, why he went, and what the Leverage team hopes to use the property for in the months and years ahead. It’s a great perk for the team and they’re even trying out the AirBnB approach for the property while it’s not in use. Find out more, on this episode.

The text analysis service, Monkey Learn is a game changer.

What might you be able to accomplish - in terms of automation and productivity - if you could turn tweets, emails, documents, webpages, or anything else you can think of into actionable data, automatically? That’s what Monkey Learn does. Its powerful API can automate many of your business processes and save you hours of manual data processing. It even has Zapier and Google Doc integrations. You can find out more about Monkey Learn on this episode of OAO.

Want to become a Leverage certified coach?

There’s more to being a coach than simply knowing how to do something. You need to be able to get inside the head of the person you’re coaching, know how to talk to them in a way that moves them to discover their own limitations and begin to move forward. The Leverage Certified Coaching program is designed to help you not only master the Leverage approach to productivity, but also help you develop the coaching tools you need to truly help clients. Find out about our upcoming certification event on this episode.

Ever have trouble scheduling a multi-person meeting? Meekan can help.

Ari has spoken about Meekan before as an integration inside of Slack. But now there’s an even simpler way to use the app - as a Google Calendar plugin. Imagine it, with the click of a button you can immediately assess the best times for a meeting between those involved in an email conversation and have times recommended to you. It’s an incredible time saver. The app integrates across platforms so you should have no trouble using it with any connected individual around the world. Find out how to check it out, on this episode.

What if you could sleep comfortably on your commute?

For those who travel regularly from Los Angeles to San Francisco, there’s a new way to commute. You can book passage on Cabin, a sleeper bus service between the two cities. The ride comes with a comfortable travel cabin of your own, tea service, free wifi, and a staff to ensure your ride is comfortable and safe. Find out more about it on this episode of OAO.

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Find out more about what we’re doing at Leverage at

www.getleverage.com and www.leveragepodcasts.com

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