As I write this the holiday, consumer combat season is in full swing. Americans are devising battle plans to waste money and time at a high rate of speed! Oh boy, here comes the holiday grouch you are thinking, but…
After dedicating myself for the last 5 years to building my off the grid dream house, I decided to hyper-focus on my business in 2019. I even went a step further, after realizing I had let my business slide during the last 2 years of my project, by deciding to work for a year straight. No vacations, no full days off just one year of pure dedication to getting my Simple Life message out and growing the business.
As I have just released my third book, and the year isn’t even half way over I have been getting some questions primarily, “you are working really hard how are you living the simple life you describe in your teachings?” I will say that is a very fair question, and I have an honest answer, as always, no BSing in Gary land 🙂 Some people misconstrue The Simple Life, as a way of life that doesn’t require hard work, while some think you just hangout all day in your bathrobe waiting for people to feed you grapes. Luckily, most people who follow me are motivated to make a change for the better in their life and understand hard work is required. But there have been a some here and there squawking “oh the way you did it is really expensive I’ll never be able to afford that” or “I can’t do what you did” insert any of numerous excuses here. I will guarantee with that attitude you will not be able to live the life you want. I have a saying:
“It is much easier to criticize others and make excuses than it is to be creative and come up with solutions to your problems.”
It is official my new book The Simple Life Guide To Decluttering Your Life: The How-To Book of Doing More with Less and Focusing on the Things That Matter is available in print and digital! (see below for purchasing options)
This is the third book in The Simple Life series, and I really enjoyed writing it. It wasn’t easy, as I get into some touchy subjects that most people will not touch in similar books. But as I say in this book, these are the elephants in the room, and if you don’t address them I believe you are making your life more difficult than it has to be. Trust me I have been there, so I don’t pull these out of thin air – just like everyone else I have made a few wrong turns in my life. I’m a firm believer in getting to the point and ripping the band aid off your problems or difficulties. If you are looking to pet fluffy bunny rabbits and chase unicorns this book is probably not for you… or maybe it is just what you need 🙂
As promised in my last blog post here is the official call for Advanced Readers for my next book The Simple Life Guide To Decluttering Your Life: The How-To Book of Doing More With Less and Focusing on the Things That Matter. If you have signed up previously as an Advanced Reader, don’t worry you will receive a free copy, so no need to do anything.