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The Power of Slow: Finding Balance and Fulfillment Beyond the Cult of Speed

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In a world where time is money, faster is better, and "if you snooze you lose", millions of people are doing the unthinkable: They're slowing down. What's more amazing, they're healthier, happier, and excelling at both work and play. You know the dilemma: When there already aren't enough hours in the day, how can slowing down be the solution? In The Power of Slow, best-selling author Carl Honoré shows you how to lead a richer, more rewarding life by joining the "slow revolution" that is sweeping across the globe.

Honoré traced the myriad ways the slow revolution is taking hold across the United States and beyond, from corporate culture to medicine to city planning. Now he invites you to experience the power of slow firsthand as you "put on the brakes" in order to learn:

  • The Velocity Audit - a three-step process for pinpointing the areas in your life where you may need to slow down, and getting past the deep-seated objections that often arise
  • Finding "the right speed" for any job to make time your ally, not your enemy
  • Invoking your Inner Tortoise - a powerful mind-body method for accessing an "oasis of calm" whenever you need it

The slow philosophy is about giving each task the time and focus that it deserves so that you do it better and enjoy it more. Packed with guided exercises for staying productive while slowing down the way you eat, email, work out, and more, The Power of Slow gives you the confidence and tools finally to break free from the cult of speed.

©2009 Carl Honoré (P)2009 Carl Honoré

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    I liked the vivid examples of slow life and recommend this book to a person who wants to practice the slow life!!

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