The Power of Less: The Fine Art of Limiting Yourself to the Business and in Life

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With the countless distractions that come from every corner of a modern life, it's amazing that were ever able to accomplish anything. The Power of Less demonstrates how to streamline your life by identifying the essential and eliminating the unnecessary freeing you from everyday clutter and allowing you to focus on accomplishing the goals that can change your life for the better.

The Power of Less will show you how to:

  • Break any goal down into manageable tasks
  • Focus on only a few tasks at a time
  • Create new and productive habits
  • Hone your focus
  • Increase your efficiency
By setting limits for yourself and making the most of the resources you already have, youll finally be able work less, work smarter, and focus on living the life that you deserve.
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About the author

Leo Babauta has been a reporter, editor, speechwriter, and freelance writer for the last 17 years. He founded with no funding in January 2007, and one year later it is a top 50 blog with about a million unique visitors per month. Using the methods he shars in THE POWER OF LESS over the last two years, he's trained and successfully completed a marathon, he's doubled his income, he's eliminated his debt, he's quit smoking, and he's written a novel.
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Self-Help / Self-Management / Time Management
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In DEEP WORK, author and professor Cal Newport flips the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he instead celebrates the power of its opposite. Dividing this book into two parts, he first makes the case that in almost any profession, cultivating a deep work ethic will produce massive benefits. He then presents a rigorous training regimen, presented as a series of four "rules," for transforming your mind and habits to support this skill.
A mix of cultural criticism and actionable advice, DEEP WORK takes the reader on a journey through memorable stories-from Carl Jung building a stone tower in the woods to focus his mind, to a social media pioneer buying a round-trip business class ticket to Tokyo to write a book free from distraction in the air-and no-nonsense advice, such as the claim that most serious professionals should quit social media and that you should practice being bored. DEEP WORK is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world.
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The New York Times bestselling author of The 4-Hour Body shows readers how to live more and work less, now with more than 100 pages of new, cutting-edge content.

Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan–there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, or earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, The 4-Hour Workweek is the blueprint.

This step-by-step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches:
• How Tim went from $40,000 per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per month and 4 hours per week
• How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want
• How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs
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• How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent “mini-retirements”

The new expanded edition of Tim Ferriss’ The 4-Hour Workweek includes:
• More than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point
• Real-world templates you can copy for eliminating e-mail, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than $8 a meal
• How Lifestyle Design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times
• The latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either

From the Hardcover edition.
Joshua Becker
Don’t Settle for More
Most of us know we own too much stuff. We feel the weight and burden of our clutter, and we tire of cleaning and managing and organizing.
While excess consumption leads to bigger houses, faster cars, fancier technology, and cluttered homes, it never brings happiness. Rather, it results in a desire for more. It redirects our greatest passions to things that can never fulfill. And it distracts us from the very life we wish we were living.
Live a better life with less.
In The More of Less, Joshua Becker helps you...
• Recognize the life-giving benefits of owning less
• Realize how all the stuff you own is keeping you from pursuing your dreams
• Craft a personal, practical approach to decluttering your home and life
• Experience the joys of generosity
• Learn why the best part of minimalism isn’t a clean house, it’s a full life
The beauty of minimalism isn’t in what it takes away. It’s in what it gives. 
Make Room in Your Life for What You Really Want
“Maybe you don’t need to own all this stuff.” After a casual conversation with his neighbor on Memorial Day 2008, Joshua Becker realized he needed a change. He was spending far too much time organizing possessions, cleaning up messes, and looking for more to buy.
So Joshua and his wife decided to remove the nonessential possessions from their home and life. Eventually, they sold, donated, or discarded over 60 percent of what they owned. In exchange, they found a life of more freedom, more contentment, more generosity, and more opportunity to pursue the things that mattered most.
The More of Less delivers an empowering plan for living more by owning less. With practical suggestions and encouragement to personalize your own minimalist style, Joshua Becker shows you why minimizing possessions is the best way to maximize life.
Are you ready for less cleaning, less anxiety, and less stress in your life? Simplicity isn’t as complicated as you think.
리오 바바우타 Leo Babauta / 옮긴이 : 김어진
만족, 마음챙김 그리고 흐름을 따라가는 간결한 인생 매뉴얼! 삶은 힘들다. 또는 우리가 그렇게 상상해 왔다. 진실은, 인생은 오직 우리가 그렇게 만드는 만큼만 힘들다는 것이다. 우리들 대부분은 매일 이런저런 많은 일들로 돌진해 들어가 이것저것 불을 끄고, 수많은 드라마들을 처리한다. 하지만 이런 고투의 대부분은 우리 자신이 만든 것이다. 우리는 단순한 존재이다. 행복해지기 위해 필요한 것은 먹을 것과 입을 것, 잠잘 곳 그리고 관계가 전부다. 먹거리는 그냥 단순하고 자연스럽게 자란다. 잠잘 곳은 지붕만 있어도 된다. 입을 것은 그냥 옷이면 된다. 단순한 관계는 상대방에 대한 기대 없이 서로를 즐기는 것이면 족하다. 이런 단순한 욕구를 넘어서서, 우리는 경력, 상사 및 동료, 새로운 기기, 소프트웨어, 소셜 미디어, 자동차와 좋은 옷, 지갑, 노트북, 가방, 텔레비전 등 많은 욕구들을 부가적으로 덧붙여 왔다. 동굴에서 살았던 원시시대로 돌아가야 한다고 말하는 것은 아니지만, 필요한 것이 무엇이고 우리가 만든 것은 무엇인지 기억하는 것이 중요하다. 어떤 것이 인위적으로 만들어졌다는 것을 깨달으면, 우리는 그 욕구를 제거하기로 선택할 수 있다. 그것이 좋은 목적에 소용되지 않는다면, 그리고 삶을 더 어렵게 만든다면, 그냥 놓아 보낼 수 있다! 삶을 어렵게 만드는 것들을 멀리 제거함으로써, 우리는 노력이 필요 없는 손쉬운 삶을 살 수 있다. 나는 훌륭한 수영선수가 되고 싶었을 때 중요한 교훈을 하나 배웠다. 나는 더 멀리, 더 멀리 헤엄치는 것은 단지 더 많이, 열심히 노력하기만 된다고 생각했었다. 나는 미친 듯이 물을 때렸지만, 결과는 지쳐서 나가떨어지는 것이었다. 물이 실제로 나를 들어 올려 뜰 수 있게 해준다는 것을 배웠을 때, 미끄러지듯 물을 뚫고 나아가기가 훨씬 더 쉬워졌다. 나는 긴장을 풀고 억지로 애쓰려는 것을 멈추었고, 더 적은 노력으로 수영을 더 잘하는 것을 배웠다. 인생도 이와 비슷하다. 삶은 물이고, 우리는 너무 힘들게 밀어붙이고, 때리고, 강제하고, 싸우는 경향이 있다. 그러지 말고 대신에 물 위에 뜨는 것, 노력하지 않아도 일이 되도록 허용하는 것을 배우자. 더 멀리 가고 인생은 훨씬 더 즐거워질 것이다. 노력이 필요 없는 삶이란 어떤 것일까? 잠에서 깨어 당신이 좋아하는 일을 하는 삶을 상상해보라. 사랑하는 사람들과 같이 시간을 보내고 그 시간을 충만하게 즐기는 삶. 미래에 대한 걱정 없이, 과거의 실수를 곱씹지 않고 현재에 사는 삶. 몇몇 가까운 친구와 가족이 있고, 그들과 많은 시간을 함께 보내는 것을 상상해보라. 그들에게 아무 바라는 것이 없으므로, 그들은 당신을 실망하게 하지 않는다. 그리고 사실상, 그들이 무엇을 하든지 완벽해 보인다. 당신은 있는 그대로 그들을 사랑한다. 그리고 관계는 복잡하지 않은 채로 유지된다. 당신은 책과 함께, 자연과 함께 생각하면서, 심지어 뭔가를 창조하기도 하면서 고독을 즐긴다. 이것이 단순하고, 손쉬운 삶이다. “노력하지 않는다”는 뜻으로 손쉽다고 하는 게 아니라, 노력이 필요 없이 느껴지기 때문이며 중요한 것은 그것이다. 그리고 그것은 전적으로 가능한 삶이다. 노력이 필요 없는 삶에 유일하게 서 있는 것은 마음이다.
Leo Babauta
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