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The less crap you have, the happier you'll be - here's proof

I finished the manuscript for my next book this weekend. The publisher now has it and will be doing its thing until it's ready for the world in November. Until then, you'll be hearing a lot about the book, including the major ideas behind it.

Thanks to my friend Cathleen, I read this article today that highlights many of my key points in 50 Things Your Life Doesn't Need. My book - like the people profiled in this article - showcases why living a simple life is better and how getting rid of stuff will free up time, money, energy, and resources to live your life with passion.

Some key takeaways from the article:

  • When you start getting rid of things in order to create a better, simpler life for yourself, people will call you crazy. Rest assured that your crazy self will be much happier than anyone you know.
  • The less debt you have, the less you need to work.
  • You will be happier if you spend money on experiences, rather than stuff.
  • There is a movement afoot to live simpler lives, built around experiences and people that truly make you happy. If you're just blowing your money on cars or video games, you'll be missing out on life.

Go read the whole thing. It's lengthy, but worth it. Then decide what you're willing to give up to be truly happy.

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