Simplify Your Life: How to de-Clutter & de-Stress Your Way to Happiness

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In his follow-up to 50 Things Your Life Doesn't Need, Sam Davidson offers timely tips to help you simplify your life to discover what's truly important. Using tips from experts, the latest research, and ideas from people around the world, Davidson shows how anyone can live a simpler life—one that's stress-free and brings happiness. Simplify Your Life encourages you to examine your life to find what it is that brings happiness and then helps you find ways to make room for more of it. Davidson also offers personal ...
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In his follow-up to 50 Things Your Life Doesn't Need, Sam Davidson offers timely tips to help you simplify your life to discover what's truly important. Using tips from experts, the latest research, and ideas from people around the world, Davidson shows how anyone can live a simpler life—one that's stress-free and brings happiness. Simplify Your Life encourages you to examine your life to find what it is that brings happiness and then helps you find ways to make room for more of it. Davidson also offers personal anecdotes from his own life—both humorous and serious—to demonstrate how he kept things simple while writing a book, running a company, starting another one, becoming a father, and traveling around the U.S. After reading this book, you will be able to better prioritize your life in order to stay balanced and happy, all by finding how to make things simpler and easier to manage.
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“This book can help anyone find what’s important and begin to build a life around it.” —Penelope Trunk, author of Brazen Careerist

“Sam Davidson . . . fulfills his mission to help you reflect on life’s biggest questions, clear the clutter in your life, and make room for what really matters.”—Jenny Blake, author of Life After College

“This book doesn't change your life—it helps you find it, reorganize it, and inspires you to begin living it!” —Matthew Paul Turner, author of Churched and Hear No Evil

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596528208
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 5/31/2011
  • Pages: 153
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Sam Davidson is a speaker and writer who helps to motivate others to change the things that need changing. In 2006, he cofounded Cool People Care with Stephen Moseley. Davidson has delivered keynote speeches and led workshops about social entrepreneurship, living a life of passion, and saving the world, at places like Harvard University, YMCA of the USA, and the Institute for International Education. He has been married to Lynnette for seven years. They have a daughter and live in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Table of Contents

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xix

Introduction xxi

1 What is simplicity? 3

Down with minimalism 4

Finding the right stuff 7

Creating your crisis moment 10

2 Why simplicity matters 15

A cautionary tale 16

It's not only about less 19

3 Simplicity is a process 23

The crisis of work 25

The crisis of death 35

Beginning the process 38

4 Going from passion to action 39

Start at the beginning 40

Step One: Dream 44

Step Two: Find your passion 49

Step Three: Make a plan 59

Step Four: Put the plan into action 65

How long should this take? 71

5 Creating your personal strategic plan 77

Step One: Determine your values 83

Step Two: Identify your strengths 89

Step Three: Identify your weaknesses 92

Step Four: Identify opportunities 95

Step Five: Identify threats 98

6 De-cluttering in order to focus on what matters 103

How do you say no? 105

When do you say yes? 109

Why is free so expensive? 112

Clear it all out 116

Set up a brain trust 126

Find a mentor 129

7 De-stressing in order to be happier 133

Why stress is so stressful 134

When should you quit your job? 136

Should you start your own company? 138

Find a partner 142

Can't I just play golf? 144

8 Staying balanced 149

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