Do Less, Get More

Do Less, Get More : How to Work Smart and Live Life Your Way

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When you stop trying to do so much, you get so much more done. Do you put yourself under too much pressure to succeed, which only makes it harder to achieve? Are you constantly playing catch-up and struggling to find time for the things, and people, you love? It doesn't have to be this way. Anything is possible when you stop trying to do everything at the same time. Often it's fear that keeps us stuck in our patterns. If we're super busy then no one can say we're not working hard. But there's another way to live a life that's both more enjoyable and more productive, if only we can break those routines. In Do Less, Get More, entrepreneur and bestselling author Shaa Wasmund reveals that when we embrace a "less is more" attitude, we can appreciate all the good things we already have and find the courage to prune the nonessentials. And then we can find the space in which to pursue exciting new opportunities. Wasmund teaches us how to become experts in the things we're truly passionate about, rather
than mediocre jacks-of-all-trades. Her tools include exercises like: * Escaping the "when, then" trap. Stop putting something off because you're waiting to be ready ("I'll start my own business when my kids are out of the house" or "I'll lose weight when this project is over"). Take one practical step toward what you want right now.
* Nurturing your support network: Who are the people who truly support you? Prioritize those who are genuinely on your side and practice asking for help. Focus on quality over quantity in developing your network.
* Scheduling for value: What gets put in our calendar gets done. And you shouldn't only plan for work projects: scheduling time for the people and activities you love and that give you purpose and energy is just as important. This life-changing book gives you the tools to ditch your to-do list and follow your dreams. It will be your essential guide to doing what you love--and letting go of the rest.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 142.24 x 223.52 x 25.4mm | 453.59g
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1591847168
  • 9781591847168
  • 1,557,131

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"Simple yet devastatingly effective . . . Packed with tools and tricks to help you reignite your schedule, your days and your life."
--GABRIELLE BERNSTEIN, author of May Cause Miracles and Spirit Junkie "Shaa Wasmund understands the difference between activities and accomplishments. In Do Less, Get More she reveals a winning plan for increasing results without piling on extra effort. It's helpful, challenging and, in the end, the best path to a more productive and happy life."
--TIM SANDERS, author of Love Is the Killer App "Saying no is a life skill. At last here's a book that shows you how."
--HEATHER McGREGOR, aka Mrs. Moneypenny, FT columnist and author of Sharpen Your Heels "Wasmund's Do Less, Get More is my guidebook on how to live a life filled with meaning."
--JAMES ALTUCHER, author of Choose Yourself and coauthor of The Power of No "Wasmund's book serves as a wonderful reminder of the tools we can all employ to manage our 'things to do' in life--when you use her practical ideas, you will give yourself more time to do things you love to do."
--TERRI SJODIN, author of Small Message, Big Impact and founder of Sjodin Communications "Stop working on other people's agendas and start setting your own with this practical, unputdownable book."
--PATRICK VLASKOVITS, author of The Lean Entrepreneur "Do Less, Get More is brilliant and fulfills the promise of the title. If you feel stuck in the 'busy trap, ' this book will teach you how to do the right thing at the right time rather than trying to do everything all the time. Invaluable advice for busy people and a potential life changer!"
--JASON JENNINGS, author of The Reinventors and The High-Speed Company
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About Shaa Wasmund

SHAA WASMUND is a top UK entrepreneur who's leading a business revolution by example. As the founder and driving force behind the New School of Business, Smarta and The One Retreat, she's helped hundreds of thousands of businesses and was awarded an MBE for services to business and entrepreneurship in 2015. She is also the author of Stop Talking, Start Doing, which topped the bestseller lists in the UK for an unprecedented fourteen months. Shaa draws her business and life lessons from her varied career, which has included promoting a world champion boxer while a student at the London School of Economics to helping inventor Sir James Dyson become a household name. She lives in London most of the time, but her heart belongs to California.
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