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

Narrated by: John Gagnepain
Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
Categories: Self Development, How-To
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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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Reduce stress by focusing on what really matters

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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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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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Simple and to the point. Well delivered.

Martin doesn't beat around the bush and practices what he preaches by delivering the message of simplifying life in fewer rather than many words. Good message and one I'll read/listen to over and over again to drive the points home.

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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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  • aye2m
  • Thailand
  • 11-11-15

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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  • Timothy
  • Philadelphia, PA, United States
  • 10-01-15

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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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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  • Kyle
  • Canby, OR, United States
  • 11-08-15

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.

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Excellent short book on simplification!

This book is one of the best books I’ve seen on simplification. This short book covers all the bases, from making easy menus to saying goodbye to toxic people to finding more time by limiting TV and social media, etc. How is it that no one ever explained to me before that worry can be transformed into problem-solving? This concept instantly simplified my life a lot. I am thinking about ways to apply the 80/20 rule, which he discussed in depth. He discourages people from lying. I thought I never did that, but found myself in exactly the situation he mentioned, with an overweight friend. No one wants to make another person feel bad, but lying doesn’t help. I appreciate the references to other authors, but really, he covers it all here. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Solid summary of simple ways to reduce stress

This is a short book on how to reduce stress in your life. I purchased the kindle version and the author offered a free copy of the audible boo in exchange for a review. I like both the kindle and audio versions. The audio version is nice for listening to in the car in the way to/from work on days when it is hectic. It helps to remind me to stay calm. All in all a great book and I think the audio and kindle versions are equally good. I’m not a huge fan of the narrator so definitely listen to the sample before you buy it.