Archive for August 2010

eBook Review: The Art of Being Minimalist by Everett Bogue

Earlier this summer, I read Everett Bogue’s first ebook called The Art of Being Minimalist and thought it nice to share some thoughts on his work here.

Before I go into my review (this post is over 2,500 words long and it deserves every word), let me tell you why I enjoy reading Everett’s work and his writing at Far Beyond the Stars and also how that applies to success online.

Why I Enjoy Everett’s Work And How This Applies to Success Online

1. Straight Forward.

Sometimes, there is just too much fluff out there in the social media/online realm. You know what I’m talking about. It’s the tons of pictures but no quality content sites/blogs. It’s the people who think they (... read more)

The Simple Joy of Committing to Less

More is not always better. More may cause you to lose sight of yourself, drowning in a crowded sea of commitments and responsibilities of your own doing.

In our crazy busy society of being stretched thin, commitments left and right, double or triple booking ourselves, and wishing we could just have a couple of clones to do everything and be everywhere we can’t be, the desire to enjoy life simply is more needed than ever.

Why else do you see spas, massage centers, yoga studios, and beach vacationing more prevalent than ever before?

It’s due to an innate desire within all of us to wind down, to relax, to take things one at a time, to re-focus and (... read more)

70 Things You Can Do to Not Start Anything

If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. – Thomas A. Edison

Do you have a To Do List? If you’re like most crazy busy folks, your list is probably a growing beast that you can’t ever fully slay. That’s not fun, I know. You want to get things done but you can’t do that if you never get started.

Instead of sharing with you how to get started, which I described in my post The Art of the Start, let’s list the time-suckers, unproductive, useless, and downright bizarre activities you can do if you never want to start anything. And by anything, that includes your To Do List, Life (... read more)

6 Ultimate Lessons From The Catcher in the Rye

I mean how do you know what you’re going to do till you do it? The answer is, you don’t. I think I am, but how do I know? – Holden Caulfield from The Catcher in the Rye

I absolutely love reading and my favorite book of all time is The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. The first time I read it was in my junior year English class during high school. I’ve read it almost every year since then, re-reading it and capturing little tidbits and details here and there that I may have missed the previous times I’ve read the book. And no matter how many times I read it, I still find (... read more)

Minimalist Wallet: Only the Essentials

Do you have a lot of stuff in your wallet? I’m not even talking about purses now because that is a whole other beast altogether! What’s in your wallet?

My wallet/purse/wristlet (pictured above) is the only thing I use since I gave the rest of my purses to others long ago after being fed up of them sitting around unused. Hey, if another woman (or man, I don’t discriminate here) finds happiness in purses, then s/he needs the purse more than I do!

So, the contents of my wallet right now consist of: ID (1) Credit cards (2) Debit card (1) Auto insurance card (1) Health insurance card (1) Library card (1) Cash (sometimes)

The above mentioned cards and cash are simply kept together with a rubber band. (... read more)