the-replaceable-founder-book-coverHow to replace yourself at work and build a truly scalable business: 1-minute insight from “The Replaceable Founder” by Ari Meisel


Do you find yourself putting out small fires every day in your business?  Are you having a hard time letting go and giving your staff the room to breathe, take responsibilities, and grow?

If you want to free your time and focus on the bigger picture, you NEED to delegate.  If something is holding you back, it’s probably because you don’t have the right team in place.  And that falls on YOU because you didn’t do a good job hiring the right people.

Here are three high-quality skills you should screen for in a candidate: how proactive they are, their attention to detail, and their problem-solving skills.

You’ll have to pay up for great talent.  Surround yourself with excellent employees, and you’ll be able to delegate and remove yourself from the day-to-day.  The only way to make your business more scalable, more sellable, and more FUN!


Ari Meisel

In 2006, Ari was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. Crohn’s is an incurable disease of the digestive tract. Ari’s case was severe, and required over a dozen daily medications and several hospital visits. After reaching a personal low point in hospital, Ari decided he would do everything in his power to strengthen his by then weak body. Through a combination of yoga, nutrition, natural supplements and rigorous exercise (Triathlon and CrossFit) he was able to fight back the symptoms of Crohn’s until he was finally able to suspend his medication. Eventually Ari was declared free of all traces of the ‘incurable’ disease, and competed in Ironman France in June of 2011. Ari has since spoken at seminars and at a regional TED Talk about his struggle against a seemingly insurmountable opponent. Through the process of data collection, self tracking, and analysis, Ari helped develop Less Doing. This was a way of dealing with the daily stresses of life by optimizing, automating, and outsourcing all of his tasks in life and business.

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