Life Automation For Entrepreneurs (Video From SXSW 2014)


in Habit Change, Productivity

This week, I realized that although I gave you guys a short recap of SXSW 2014 never showed the HtS audience the footage from my discussion on the “Life Automation For Entrepreneurs” panel. Here’s the description of the panel:

Join Dave Asprey, Veronica Belmont & Maneesh Sethi as they discuss automating your life while running your business. Running a startup is an intense, all-consuming undertaking and new entrepreneurs have a hard time keeping up with the demands of their business and maintaining their relationships, social life, family, health, etc. In this panel, we’ll be discussing creative ways to utilize technology to automate your life while you are running your business. Moderated by Stephanie Burns.

Things to look for:

  • How Veronica uses apps to automate her life (6:05)
  • The strange reason you have so little willpower  (12:40)
  • The system I use for automating my email (13:40)
  • How to get over the fear of losing control when delegating responsibilities (20:13)
  • The secret to reducing decision fatigue (22:15)
  • The 3 most important things to automate (32:40)
  • How to choose a great assistant (40:39)
  • In total, there’s over an hour of really great content on the best strategies for streamlining your life.

(The introductions stop around 5:30)


Check it out and tell me what you think!


Rachel May 20, 2014 at 12:48 am

Well worth the time to watch this! I got a lot of value out of this.
Start small with a VA is my first action. I’m going to hire someone locally for five hours a week to take the load off me to see how this changes my life


Brian Breslin May 7, 2014 at 9:06 am

You should SELL a guide on the email system. Like $10-20 step by step PDF guide. I know you have the post, but I bet people would pay for more details.


David Pearson March 2, 2015 at 10:34 pm

I’m in too!


serendipity May 7, 2014 at 5:53 am

Excellent! Suggest posting a list of all the recommended sites mentioned, along with a brief description of each, for those who couldn’t hear everything well.


Rachel Mazza May 6, 2014 at 6:52 am

Would love to see those scripts for email automation!

Great video! Thank you!


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