Who Wants a Simpler Life?

by Jonathan

Who Wants a Simpler Life?

Some very notable people are putting a lot of focus on simplifying as a path to getting more enjoyment out of life. Have you noticed the simpler life movement gaining popularity? From where I sit, it’s beginning to look like a good old fashioned, grass roots, shift in priorities.

Here are 3 examples:

Leo Batauta of ZenHabits fame. Fact is, Leo has been promoting a simpler life as long as he’s been blogging. You can see examples of this in articles like: Peaceful Simplicity: How to Live a Life of Contentment. But take a look at the title of his new book, Power of Less. This really says it all. Granted, Leo’s own popularity has had a big effect on book sales, but the appeal of his simpler life message is also huge.

Tina Su is the driving force behind one of the most popular personal development blogs of all time. That fact is even more impressive when we consider that her blog achieved it status by the time it was barely a year old. With such impressive articles as How to Design Your Ideal Life and How to Achieve Anything, it’s easy to understand her popularity. So, what is this vastly popular site called? It is appropriately named, Think Simple Now . Are we starting to see a common simpler life here?

Jonathan Fields of Awake at the Wheel. He too, has just released a new book that is selling like crazy. His book is called Career Renegade and as you may have guessed, it’s about escaping the rat race without sacrificing your lifestyle. In fact his sub title is “How to Make a Great Living Doing What You Love” and the translates into live a simpler life without sacrificing income. If you’re interested, you can actually read the entire first chapter here: Career Renegade: Sneak Peek at First Chapter. It’s very compelling, go check it out.

From these three examples, it is pretty apparent that there is tremendous interest in finding ways to make life simpler and more enjoyable.

How do you feel about it?

Would you like to slow things down a bit, and get out from under some of the pressures and demands associated with pursuing the American Dream? Would you like to spend less time trying to make a living, and a little more time just living?

It’s amazing how fast time goes by. The fact that we only have so much time, is a good reason to think carefully about how we spend it.

What to do next!

If you like the sound of living a simpler life, and are looking for practical steps that you can take in that direction, I have a few suggestions.

You could start by reading both Career Renegade and Power of Less. It’s a very small investment of your time and money with the potential of a huge ROI (return on investment). These two books will get you thinking in terms of possibilities and opportunities, instead of limits and obligations. A slight shift in mindset can easily change the course of your entire life.

While you’re at it, go ahead and sign up for my free newsletter, Sharing Life Skills. Each issue targets one simple step you can use to immediately improve the quality of your life. I purposely publish only twice a month so you won’t get overwhelmed.

Join the movement and live with less stress

Contrary to popular opinion, you are not hopelessly trapped in the grind. You have lots of options, and a whole bunch of resources at your disposal. All you need to do is open your mind and heart to new possibilities, and seek out the knowledge that can get you there.

In other words, take some action now so you can enjoy a simpler, happier and less stressful life in the years ahead. After all you really are worth it!

If you have an opinion, I would love to hear it!

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Maria

Jonathan, I just discovered your blog and I’m happy that I did!

I recently read “Voluntary Simplicity” by Duane Elgin and definitely recommend it to anyone that wants to streamline their life and have a smaller ecological impact. What I took away is that community and self-confidence create a lot more security than a bunch of stuff and burdensome commitments.

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Alik Levin | PracticeThis.com

Hmmmm…. hunter already recommended Career Renegade … i guess it is time to grab this book if two bloggers recommend

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