Tag: simplifying

Why we make life so needlessly hard for ourselves with Elizabeth Guerrero

I don’t often post questions on Facebook, but when I do, I meet amazing people like Elizabeth Guerrero! A couple of months ago, I was really struggling with the concept of “hustling”—working your ass off, or according to the Merriam- Webster dictionary, “to make strenuous efforts to obtain especially money or business.” Hustling also means swindling and to the entrepreneur crowd, working really hard and really smart to get ahead. It’s a flexible verb. I’m torn about hustling. There is a lot of evidence to show that it works. If you look at it in terms of efficiency, it’s...

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Live more by doing, and having, less

It’s 7:58 a.m. and I’m looking around the living room/dining room/kitchen in my apartment wondering, “how the hell did I amass all of this crap?” Of course I know how. A garage sale here, a book sale there, Christmas, birthdays, technology upgrades, my inability to get rid of a piece of furniture that has sentimental value, but that I can’t even sit in because it’s so uncomfortable, retail “therapy”. The truth is that I haven’t spent a lot of money on this stuff—most of my furniture was given to my husband and I or bought second-hand and refinished—but it’s all...

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