In Search of the Lean Six Life

Smarter, not harder. Preferrably A LOT smarter.

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I’m falling behind in my book reviews.  I’m consuming so much content lately, I’m having trouble making time to write up anything!

The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire: Harnessing the Infinite Power of Coincidence, by Deepak Chopra.

This book had so. much. potential.  I have enjoyed other works by Chopra so I was excited to stumble on this one at my local library.  The premise is that the little (and big!) coincidences in life have meaning, and you should pay attention to coincidence, serendipity, and other events of synchronicity.  I wish the book had gone further into how to bring about or leverage these coincidences.  The book recommends 30 minutes of meditation twice a day with chanting, and getting in touch with your avatar(s), and paying attention to your dreams.  

…um, ok… I guess that works for some people, but I was looking for more!

Work Less, Make More: Stop Working So Hard and Create the Life You Really Want!,  by Jennifer White.  I listed to the unabridged audiobook – all eight hours!  This one impressed me very much, as it was very thorough.  However, I had two complaints.

1)  The original book came with worksheets, but the audiobook version did not include them.   I actually want to find a used copy of the book so I can go back and do the exercises.   This is one of those rare books where the exercises are actually useful and thought-provoking.

2)  The fundamental premise of this book is that you need to do more of “what you’re brilliant at” in your job / career.  By spending more of your time on your “brilliance”, you’ll maximize your income potential.  This is pretty powerful, especially in contrast with the gurus who assert you must do what you “love” to make money.  However, the author could have provided a little more guidance on how to find out what one’s brilliance is.  Which makes the rest of the book less useful.

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