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Download The Power of Less: The Fine Art of Limiting Yourself to the Essential Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,320 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Leo Babauta Narrator: Fred Stella Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2008 ISBN:
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With the countless distractions that come from every corner of a modern life, it's amazing that we're ever able to accomplish anything. The Power of Less demonstrates how to streamline your life by identifying the essential and eliminating the unnecessary - freeing you from everyday clutter and allowing you to focus on accomplishing the goals that can change your life for the better.

The Power of Less will show you how to:

  • Break any goal down into manageable tasks
  • Focus on only a few tasks at a time
  • Create new and productive habits
  • Hone your focus
  • Increase your efficiency.

    By setting limits for yourself and making the most of the resources you already have, you'll finally be able work less, work smarter, and focus on living the life that you deserve. Download and start listening now!

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    Listener Opinions

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greg | 2/14/2014

      " I am currently on a Leo Babauta kick. First, I discovered his ZenHabits.net site, then Zen to Done, then this book. Each seem to advocate a message to prioritize tasks that actually help you accomplish your goals instead of just busy work. It's a message I constantly need to be reminded of. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sathishkumar | 2/9/2014

      " It's an excellent book and I personally recommend for all. The book show us ways to live a clutter free, yet a powerful and successful life. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Philski | 2/7/2014

      " It was fine. Nothing new really if you've read any books on organizing. I was hoping for more philosophy on simplicity but oh well. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bob Cipolla | 2/3/2014

      " This book helps one realize just how inefficient and dissatisfied we have become due to constantly multitasking and forever being "connected". It provides the reader with some ideas suggesting how one can refocus their efforts to become more productive and actually enjoy what they do. I found it a very easy read with applicable suggestions that I have started to incorporate into my own life. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Prashant | 1/27/2014

      " Very usable and implementable "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 1/5/2014

      " What a great complement to David Allen's "Getting Things Done." "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 12/30/2013

      " This book has some great suggestions for streamlining and organizing your world so that you can focus on the things that are actually important to you. It's kind of fun to implement some of its suggestions. "

    • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jared | 12/14/2013

      " Much like a David Allen book, just less detail on how! "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 puyol5 | 10/22/2013

      " Rating: 6/10 "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacy{s} | 10/5/2013

      " it was what i needed to hear/read. but it is probably not for everyone. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Q. | 8/17/2013

      " I read this book multiple times. It is a great reference to re-organizing your life as you continue to evolve. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ahmad Tarek | 3/9/2013

      " It is like a summary of the Zen Habits blog. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anord | 12/17/2012

      " Have been a follower of his blog for years, but liked that all the material was condensed for me into one read. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie | 9/14/2012

      " There were some good thoughts here. A lot in regards to health and general organization (home & office) I already do. This is probably a better book for someone just starting out on this path. But still, I did find some useful suggestions that I plan to utilize. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori Grant | 8/3/2012

      " A must-read book on spirituality in self development for knowledge workers, managers, executives, and entrepreneurs. "

    • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Edwin | 7/6/2012

      " Most contents are common sense stuff. The rest are not original. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 1/9/2012

      " This is the third book by Leo Babauta that I have read. I also subscribe to Zen Habits. Though his thoughts are great, and I cannot agree more for the most part, they all seem to be the same book over and over again. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bashak Demirel | 7/22/2011

      " For all who wanna declutter their lives... "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jordan Wilcken | 6/16/2011

      " A good book about being focused, setting priorities, and avoiding busy-ness. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen Brinkmeyer | 6/15/2011

      " This book was good in that it focused in on some of the main starter principles and techniques on Babauta's website. Ultimately, I liked having a copy I could mark in. It didn't give me a million new ideas, but I think that was kind of the point:) "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Raymond | 5/4/2011

      " Easy to understand. Filled with tips. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 5/2/2011

      " Reading this book got me thinking & doing, so that deserves four stars. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 A. T. | 4/18/2011

      " Some helpful advice on making your life less simple. Short, sweet, and to the point. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 4/17/2011

      " Not a bad read; short and sweet, very self-helpy. Some of it was common sense but there were some good pieces of advice that could benefit anyone. A lot of what was in the book was also on his blog zenhabits.net. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 esther | 4/17/2011

      " Lots of practical advice. A bit repetitive for my taste. Still use most important tasks and simple task lists and those have been very helpful. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lilith | 4/3/2011

      " De mens heeft een geweldige site, en schrijft geweldig inspirerende boeken. Go Leo Babauta! "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher | 3/22/2011

      " Simplicity is the key message and combined with the other books by Leo Babauta that I have read in the past week or so I'm already trying to make some of the recommended changes. We'll have to see how I do. I've got it on display in the library and with luck some of my students will grab it. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jordan | 3/19/2011

      " A good book about being focused, setting priorities, and avoiding busy-ness. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 3/12/2011

      " I like how Babauta practices what he preaches: the book is simple. It is an easy read. The principles are the same ones we keep hearing about (maybe because they are the ones that work?) and if practiced, would make life much less complicated. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arikoinuma | 3/5/2011

      " The 1st half is a bit on the generic side, but the 2nd half, when he gets into specific areas and tips, is where the book offers really practical advices and insights. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Volkan | 3/5/2011

      " It had some solid advice, but not without its flaws. I take issue with "don't think in the shower" rule. I do my best thinking in the shower. Also I'd expect more inspiring writing, and more personal stories. Instead, it was dry as a bone. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jose | 2/11/2011

      " Provided me with quick effective practices to increase my daily productivity. Valuable for helping me define and focus on my life's goals. I use the ideas from this book just about everyday. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn | 1/30/2011

      " Provides good and helpful suggestions, guidelines, philosophy about prioritizing. However, it seemed kind of micro-manage-y, and by the middle, I found it tiring to read. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 1/12/2011

      " Babauta takes the Haiku-approach to organization and resource management tactics, defining best practices in as simple terms as possible (in as few pages – I should say – syllables as possible!) Take-home message: less clutter, less stress. "

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    About the Author
    Author Leo BabautaLeo Babauta has been a reporter, editor, speechwriter, and freelance writer for the last 17 years. Babauta lives in Guam with his wife and five children, where he posts regularly on ZenHabits.net.
    About the Narrator

    Fred Stella has worked as an actor and voice talent in radio, television, independent films, and audiobooks. He was awarded the Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award for Best Male Narration in 2002. He is on the adjunct faculty staff of Muskegon Community College.