Topic: Minimalist

Productivity has been a popular topic on Minimalist Monday. It's one of those things I keep trying to get better at, especially as I dive deeper and deeper into my minimalism.

My big breakthrough was when I stopped multi-tasking and started to single task. It's shocking how much more productive you are when you narrow in and stop jumping between tasks. It goes against all logic, but you accomplish so much less when you multi-task. (If you haven ...

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Studies show time and time again that distractions are costly (the email "ding" alone costs $70 billion a year in lost revenues) (source). 

Even if you're not a business owner, this is still a scary thought as an employee. Not getting enough done can mean late nights at work, taking work home, working on the weekend or worse ---- missing out on that raise or promotion. (Or still even worse, the company laying people off because profits are down).

The ...

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A few weeks ago, my friend Candace posted this quote as her status:


(In case you can't read the image, it says: What's really important in your life? Do your priorities say the same? Think about it...)

The very first email I send to new Exit Strategy School students asks them to imagine their ideal day. 

There's a bit more to the email than that, but that's the central purpose. 

And by "ideal day," I mean ...

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I have a confession: I've been struggling. 

My struggles have mostly been internal, but today I'm sharing my personal turmoil with you because it was my minimalism that helped me decide what to do. 

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Happy Herbivore happened to me. Don't get me wrong, I'm not ungrateful. I don't have any regrets, but when I got the wild idea to start a blog because... well, I was bored and needed an outlet, I had no idea ...

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Quick Announcement: GRAND RE-OPENING of the Happy Herbivore store! We finally have Happy Herbivore buttons, stickers and autographed cookbooks back in stock! (T-shirts on the way!) Get your swag on!


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Now back to Minimalist Monday!

I've been reading What Got You Here, Won't Get You There  by Marshall Goldsmith (with Mark Reiter) on and off for a few months. A friend had recommended the book to me several months ago when I came to an impasse with my ...

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