# Episode 129
In Episode #130 Ari brings Jayson Gaignard, the creator of Mastermind Talks, onto the program for a memorable interview. During their conversation, Jayson shares his fascinating story which involves dropping out of high school, early entrepreneurial success, dangerous encounters with debt and, of course, the origins of the Mastermind Talks.
# [Less Doing in Barcelona](https://www.gazelles.com/summits/EGS-2015/Barcelona/index.html) Watch Ari bring the lessons of Less Doing to Barcelona, Spain for the 2015 European Growth Summit. Ari will be joined by fellow masters of entrepreneurship Steve Martin, Director of _Influence at Work_ in the UK, and Verne Harnish, founder and CEO of Gazelles.
[American Dream U](http://americandreamu.org/upcoming-events/) On March 13th and 14th, watch Ari Meisel bring his expertise to the stage in a setting unlike any other: Fort Benning, Georgia home of the United States Army’s Airborne and Ranger schools. Ari will be joining a collection of legendary business leaders and exciting entrepreneurs to help demonstrate the _right _way to start a business.
[Less Doing Live Event](https://lessdoinglabs.businessresearchgroup.org/sales/live-event-optin) The **Less Doing LIVE Event** in NYC is _less than six months away_! The best minds in business and productivity are joining Ari in his hometown of New York City to share their tips, strategies and secrets for success. Visit [LessDoingLive.com](http://www.lessdoinglive.com) to learn more about this fantastic opportunity running from **May 1st – 3rd**.
[Less Doing System Seminar](https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seminar-less-doing-system-by-ari-meisel-tickets-14912003203) Join Ari Meisel, the master of “_Optimize, Outsource and Automate_,” as he conducts two exclusive seminars in the heart of **New York City on March 9th, 2015**. During this seminar, Ari explains how the Less Doing System recaptures time, slashes stress and enriches lives. Best of all, these sessions are **100% free**. To register, go to [Eventbrite](https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seminar-less-doing-system-by-ari-meisel-tickets-14912003203) now!
[Mastermind Talks](http://www.mastermindtalks.com/) Looking for an opportunity to see Ari speak live somewhere on the west coast?—Look no further! On **April 29th and 30th** , Ari will be featured at the _Mastermind Talks_ event in **Napa, California**. To learn more about this opportunity to watch Ari “_Optimize, Outsource and Automate_” in wine country, click [here](http://www.mastermindtalks.com/).
**Time Stamped Show Notes:**
– 29:20 – Introduction of Jayson Gaignard, founder of the Mastermind Talks
– 30:30 – Jayson shares the Tim Ferris connection and how Mastermind Talks got started
– 31:45 – Early success isn’t everything—despite Jayson’s incredible fortune early on, by August of 2012 he was $250,000 in debt
– 32:15 – The notion of the connection economy led to the first ever Mastermind Dinner
– 33:25 – The bank can take your car and your home, but it cannot take your connections
– 35:10 – Jayson is a huge proponent in the power of morning rituals
– 35:50 – Every time Jayson has stretched himself, he has found a way to make it work
– 37:05 – Never tarnish your word and always invest in your network
– 37:55 – How Jayson determines which tips and tricks will work best for each individual Mastermind talk
– 39:50 – Business, like life, is all about how you make people feel—It’s that simple and that hard
– 41:00 – Technology tools Jayson uses to keep track of everything
– 41:35 – Contactually
– 42:20 – Mainly, Jayson is always trying to have better people in his network
– 43:35 – Zapier
– 44:00 – Mention.net
– 45:50 – The _actual _Mastermind
– 46:00 – 3-Days, $20,000 and only 150 people are admitted
– 47:00 – An Experience day, a Mastermind day and a Learning day
– 48:10 – Is there a co —
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