The Power of Less will show you how to:
By setting limits for yourself and making the most of the resources you already have, you'll finally be able work less, work smarter, and focus on living the life that you deserve.
©2008 Leo Babauta; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I always like a pep talk, so I knew going in that some of the material in "The Power of Less" would be familiar. But I wasn't prepared for Babauta's "gee-whiz, look what I discovered about myself" naiveté. It's like he's the first person EVER to notice the power of living in the present. His insights were so banal as to be useless. I already know multitasking is a myth. I've already streamlined my life. Of course organization is important. I couldn't finish listening to this book, sorry.
I'm afraid this reads more like a series of self-help pieces done in a zen style.
If that's what you're after, it's good for you. I'm afraid I was expecting a bit more than a self-help plan for various complaints. For example, I wasn't looking for an exercise or weight-loss plan, so those chapter were rather lost on me. Instead of the concept of "less" you get a "minimalist" get fit plan. Not quite what I was expecting.
The audio quality of this production could be better, too much bass resulting in a "cotton wool" type audio that's lightly muffled.
This book has some good stuff and great information but I don't feel like there is a lot of why. it's very easy to get bored with this book since it just tells you to do this do that do this do that. I feel like it's missing some depth and feels a little rushed.
This is a good book to motivate me to get into gear! Good tips and practiblle.
I liked it and will listen again at a later date when I need to get motivated
Top of the hill ~!~
The list of ideas he gives
He reads faster then I do with expression. It's nice to have someone read to me...I fall asleep when I read a book. I can sit on the computer and listen and get work done also.
Oh where do I start...the habits, focusing, etc. Leo takes the pressure off and gives power to change where you are with what you can handle.
This book is simply life changing ~!!!~
"One can never be overdressed or overeducated" Oscar Wilde
Not if I can help it. The content was very subjective and lacked substance.
I like books that help to reflect upon, or better scrutinize, life habits and developed personal mentalities, but this failed to truly do either of those for me.
If there were more substantiation of the content beyond personal testimony or unreferenced others who were successful, it would have been more compelling.
Disappointment. What seemed to have reasonable potentially really failed to unearth anything worth sharing.
Save yourself the time and money and don't get this book.
Narration... sounds computer generated.
This is a passionate personal subject...personal growth, self improvement, inspirational story. It comes across very very flat. If I had read the book instead I think i would have had an entirely different experience.
Perhaps the author should have read his own story.
Pain and boredom. Like i was listening to the most boring lecture.
The Power of Less is a good book for limiting tasks and controlling time management. It is not a good guide for controlling clutter.
The author spends a lot of time discussing ways to limit email and other electronic "interruptions". He also gives some good advice about controlling your attention span with mindfulness. If you're looking for a decent book about how to organize your time, particularly at work, then this book may have some good ideas for you. I felt that the title misadvertised the book as a guide to reducing clutter, so maybe that's why I didn't enjoy it as much.
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