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Pure and Simple: How to Simplify Your Life, Do Less, and Get More Audiobook

Pure and Simple: How to Simplify Your Life, Do Less, and Get More

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Publisher's Summary

Get more out of life with less effort

You've heard of people living "the good life". They always seem to have plenty of time, money, and energy to fulfill their goals and dreams. Their secret? A simple life.

Pure and Simple is based on the 80/20 principle and suggests steps to simplify your life, accomplish more, and increase the quality of your time and efforts - all with less work!

Learn how and why you should:

  • Limit your choices in everyday life, and discover four areas of your life that can be greatly improved
  • Declutter your physical and digital space - this doesn't mean living with less than 100 things
  • Use the golden rules of simplification, and make decisions more quickly and with less effort
  • Cut unnecessary time commitments, and have the time to reach your goals and fulfill your dreams
  • Build a positive outlook, and learn to overcome a negative mind-set to better enjoy your life

All these suggestions are laid out to help you shift away from the frustrating mind-set of "fixing" your life by working harder, gaining more possessions, and holding on to what's truly limiting you in life.

Each step is supported with research by leaders in psychology, behavioral studies, and neuroscience as well as examples of real habits by successful people such as Warren Buffet and President Obama.

Once you finish, you'll be better prepared to take your life to the next level. You'll be able to enjoy the simplicity and ease of a life without unnecessary and exhausting demands on your time and energy. More importantly, you'll be able to stick to your simple, new habits instead of defaulting back to complexity.

©2015 Martin Meadows (P)2015 Meadows Publishing

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    noblesilence 11-11-15
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    "Excellent"

    Sound and practical advices. Well-written in a clear manner. Highly recommended to anyone who wants to live a happy life.

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    Kyle Canby, OR, United States 11-08-15
    Kyle Canby, OR, United States 11-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent concise book on life simplification"

    This book provides an excellent concise overview of life simplification. Often times books spend too much time in fluffy material. This book offers very meaty interesting points on simplifying your life and references more in depth lengthier resources for its readers. Well worth it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jase 10-08-15
    Jase 10-08-15

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    "Reduce stress by focusing on what really matters"
    Any additional comments?

    Some of the concepts in the book may seem simple and obvious in retrospect, but they are very powerful and important. If you ever feel stressed out because you are unable to focus on what is important in your life, then you may benefit from this easy and enjoyable listen that manages to convey its ideas in a very economical and clear way.

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    Timothy Philadelphia, PA, United States 10-01-15
    Timothy Philadelphia, PA, United States 10-01-15 Member Since 2013
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    "A streamlinde book for simplifying your life"
    Would you listen to Pure and Simple: How to Simplify Your Life, Do Less, and Get More again? Why?

    Yes its an instructive book and anytime I have a book with useful information I try to go thru it at least twice.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Pure and Simple: How to Simplify Your Life, Do Less, and Get More?

    the most memorable part of the book for me was him explaining the quickest way to get the information out of the book with out reading the full book.


    What does John Gagnepain bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A clear confident voice.


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    Patricia Clouatre 09-28-15
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    "great book."

    Mark Meadows has a down to earth way of writing. very relatable. I've bee struggling with trying to simplify my life and this book has helped a great deal.

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    Isaac Ring 09-26-15
    Isaac Ring 09-26-15 Member Since 2014

    I love listening & learning, adding value to others. Passionate about problem solving, start-ups, & health of body & mind. isaacring(dot)com

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    "Pure and Simple Delivers!"

    Listening to this Martin Meadows's books always spark insights that clarify and focus the topics he covers. This book Pure and Simple is packed with value on how to implement strategies that do what the title promises.

    Straight to the point. This is an 80/20 book that delivers!!

    Backed with research, each of the sections make a compelling case for living a more simplified live. Simplifying life creates the opportunity to experience life the way we really want it to be. Experiencing what is really important to each of us!

    John Gagnepain again does a great job voicing this book. His pace and tone make it easy to listen to.

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    Marv AZ 06-23-16
    Marv AZ 06-23-16

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    "a little light, but good"

    reasonable tips and bullet points, not an in depth read, just a primer.

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    Chandra 03-12-16
    Chandra 03-12-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Worthy purchase, a good listen/read!"

    As a book worm, I would recommend purchasing this book for those interested in improving themselves and lifestyle. It is also a book you will want to pick back up and listen/read from time to time again for refreshers. Easy listen and the narrator was awesome, very clear cut voice. The author offers 3 other suggestion books, that this book reflects off of. Worth a book credit or personal purchase either way, enjoy!

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    Sandeep Menon 03-09-16
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    "Useful"

    Insightful tips on simplicity in today's complex World. Thank you for all the efforts. Simple narrat.

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    Yvonne M 02-18-16
    Yvonne M 02-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Very informative; brief and straight to the point"

    This book highlights a lot of essential, useful ideas to implement in daily living to simplify your life...I will certainly purchase more books by this author!

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