A little over 2 years ago, in a quaint little book store in the Melbourne CBD, a book caught my eye. The idea didn’t make sense to me, but because I was in the midst of building an online business, I figured it was worth a read.
The following day, I started scouring through the book. The further into it I got, the less I understood it. Eventually, I gave up, leaving the bookmark to live a lonely life on page three hundred and ninety-four.
A little while later, a mentor recommended another book. He said the book changed the way he looked at everything in both his business and personal life. I found it on Amazon for under a tenner, so I ordered it.
In contrast to the first, I devoured the second book in a day.
It was packed full of such simplicity… so simple I’d been neglecting to do much of what the book discussed. A measly 27 pages in, I committed to simplifying my life and I’ve been working at it ever since – that was the power of this manuscript.
The Power of Less by Leo Babauta.
It’s, by far, the best lesson in simplicity I have ever read. No matter your issue (struggling to build a business, lose weight, make time for self-care or a plethora of others) this book will lay out a strategy for you to FINALLY do the work you need to do to achieve your goals.
If I had to read one book, and only one, for the rest of my life… this is the book I would choose.
You can find out why, here → https://amzn.to/2MV1Va3
The second book…
Well, I picked it up again after reading The Power of Less. Suddenly, and completely without warning, it all made sense. It’s like I tried taking the course without completing the prerequisites. But once I had, the puzzle came together right before my eyes. The book?
The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris.
Now I will admit, I still can’t entirely fathom only working 4 hours per week. But once I’d learnt the basics of simplicity from Leo Babauta, suddenly many of Tim Ferris’ ideas seemed like a possibility.
And while I’ll likely never work only 4 hours per week, I am consistently reducing my working hours.
The results of the best books for freelancers:
I create better work for my clients and I live a better life.
It’s a win, win all around.
So if you’re looking to level up your life, read Leo’s book first, then get your copy of Tim’s book here → https://amzn.to/32vTYvO
To The Power of Less!
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