Shaa Wasmund has written an extraordinary book titled Do Less Get More. Is your life how you imagined it would be, or is the reality more stressful than you planned?
Do you put yourself under too much pressure to succeed? Are you 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. 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. 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. A potential life changer!
“It’s so easy to justify why we do the things we do, but when we take a closer look we begin to see and understand the true consequences of or constant ‘busyness’. Are we genuinely enjoying our lives, doing what we love and being with the people who matter? Or are we rushing from one task to the next, trying to be all things to all people, and not feeling like we have the time or energy to give anything or anyone the attention they deserve?”
“The only way we can begin to see more clearly, and see another way, is to give ourselves space. It might only be five minutes before beginning our work day, and yes, every one of us can find five minutes if we want to. Those minutes are yours, to look at your life and yourself, to appreciate all the good things. Ask yourself a simple question: if there was one thing you could do today if you had no fear or distractions or excuses, what would it be?”
“The most important thing, wherever you are on the fear scale, is to do something different with your day and take a step towards where you want to be. People think that we only conquer fears in leaps and bounds, but it is the smaller steps that create a courageous way of life.”
“I am always happy when I feel like I have a purpose and am living out that purpose is the best way I can. For others, happiness is more of a sensory experience, the thrill of stepping off a plane in a new country, for example. (I have to admit, that makes me happy too.)”
“Understanding and acknowledging your weaker areas shouldn’t be dismissed – It’s important to know the areas in which you need to ask for help. But know your strengths first, because they are the best things you have to build on, and the best things you have to offer in exchange for help from others.”
“Waiting for the green light of clarity is one of the best excuses for not getting started. Waiting for clarity can be like waiting for the perfect conditions – It’s like you are waiting to be 100 per cent sure about what you’re going to do, when the reality is that nothing in life is 100 per cent guaranteed, you are bound to find obstacles to negotiate and choices to make along the way.”
“When disaster strikes, it’s natural to want to either flee the scene or take cover. This is when panic sets in and you ask yourself, ‘Why am I doing this?’ This isn’t the time to immediately give up because your good judgement may be clouded by the short-term difficulty you find yourself in. If, however, you would describe your situation as more of a general malaise where you are making a slow or no recovery, then this is the time to seriously consider a new course of action.”
You can buy the book from here.