#694: Sam Corcos, Co-Founder of Levels — The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Assistants, 10x Delegation, and Winning Freedom by Letting Go (Plus: Creating Leverage with Tools, Systems, and Processes)
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[05:08] Delegation implementation and common mistakes.
[11:07] Recommended reading for delegators, delegatees, and all humans.
[13:26] Building a company culture that treats people like adults.
[15:01] Tools for performance and communication accountability.
[20:39] Why Sam considers Loom the “most important” tool in the kit.
[24:18] Friday Forum.
[27:17] Acclimating the recording-averse to Loom.
[30:40] Organizing Loom recordings for later search and use.
[36:35] Common challenges of sourcing and properly utilizing EAs/chiefs of staff.
[43:19] Novelty-seeking and board games.
[44:35] Vetting, pairing, and onboarding EAs and chiefs of staff.
[48:38] News and social media sobriety.
[55:20] Why does new employee onboarding take a month at Levels?
[1:00:59] What most delegators wish they’d known as newbs.
[1:04:57] Loom security and privacy concerns.
[1:08:10] From to-do list to calendar.
[1:13:17] How Sam skips the to-do list entirely.
[1:16:49] General schedule and repeating items.
[1:18:22] Scheduling stress reduction.
[1:21:59] Selecting books and hosting themed salon dinners.
[1:37:03] Calendly and related social hurdles.
[1:38:42] Using email proactively.
[1:41:23] The underrated power of hotkeys and shortcuts.
[1:44:42] Scheduling spontaneity.
[1:48:23] Calendar course correction.
[1:49:59] How Sam utilizes multiple EAs.
[1:51:58] Improvement growth for intermediate delegators.
[1:58:56] The Working with Sam user manual.
[2:04:20] Memo culture over meeting culture.
[2:11:55] Fighting organizational entropy.
[2:14:12] Raised secularly, what does Sam get out of theology?
[2:22:54] The perils of postmodernism.
[2:26:35] Network theory and relationship management.
[2:39:33] The investor-swaying juice cart moment.
[2:41:22] Metabolic health and the Levels mission.
[2:45:29] Who is Levels hiring right now?
[2:46:37] Physical over philosophical minimalism.
[2:51:37] Why Sam has a travel-sized copy of the US Constitution.
[2:55:21] Parting thoughts.
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