Weapons of Influence #6: Scarcity (Ep. 199)

It’s the end of an era. Today marks the sixth and final chapter in our series on Robert Cialdini’s “Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion.”

And now that you know that, you should value this episode ever so slightly more due to the effect of scarcity — the same effect that pushes us toward limited edition Oreo flavors and convinces people gold is worth something.

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How to Automate Your Life (Ep. 194)

When it comes to removing regular tasks and processes from your life, you have four choices: Do, Delegate, Delete, or Automate.

Today, we’re focusing on that last one. In this discussion, Martin and I talk about things we’ve automated in our own lives and share practical tips for identifying automation topics in your own life.

Things mentioned in this episode:

This week’s episode is sponsored by:

  • MissionU – a modern, career-focused approach to higher education. Learn more about MissionU and earn $500 upon completion of its one-year program by visiting MissionU.com/CIG.

Other things we mentioned in this episode:

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Timestamps:

  • 0:00:52 – Thoughts on tea and staying hydrated
  • 0:09:22 – General view of automation
  • 0:17:47 – Automating the studio setup
  • 0:27:06 – Martin’s automations for the website
  • 0:29:42 – Sponsor: MissionU (Different approach to higher education)
  • 0:34:50 – Martin’s automations for the website (continued)
  • 0:40:41 – How Tom automates his video making process
  • 0:47:27 – Tom’s favorite automation story from his internship
  • 0:54:06 – Tips for tasks you might want to automate
  • 1:04:09 – Conclusion

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