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Inside-Out Simplicity

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Get ready for a 360 degree approach to the simplified lifestyle. “Inside-Out Simplicity: Life-Changing Keys to your Most Important Relationships” goes beyond external fixes to our complicated lives. Instead, this book dares to focus on the very heart and soul of a simplified life.

It is based on the truth that a simplified lifestyle begins in a person’s soul and will help t
Published (first published November 8th 2011)
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Sep 09, 2011 rated it it was ok
I wanted to like this book, but I didn't.

I have a lot of respect for Joshua Becker, and I believe he sincerely meant everything in this book to be good, friendly advice for what he truly thinks is the best way to live. Unfortunately, it still comes across as preachy and self-righteous.

And then he launches into a few of my pet peeves: put others before yourself, selfishness is bad, pour yourself out in service. I'm sure there are people in this world who need to be told that, but for all the pe
Dec 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
I liked this book a lot. Some reviewers said it was "preachy." I thought it was encouraging. I highlighted lots of quotes including this one, which I love: "Your life is far too valuable to be wasted on the life that everyone else is choosing." <3 <3 If you need a boost out of a rut I recommend this book.
Nov 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
Another short little book, more focused on mental/emotional simplicity/minimalism. A little preachy, but worth the read.
Apr 20, 2013 rated it it was ok
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I didn't find anything new in this book. I implemented all the suggestions years ago. Then I got to the God chapter and gave up on it.
Mar 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone
Perhaps too brief, but a useful beginner's guide to living a "good" life. Will probably read again, and use as a road map for further research and development.
High level advice

Easy to read, as blog-post collection books usually are, but light on nitty-gritty implementation details. A good high-level overview on what someone new to the concept of simplicity should think about.

Spending two chapters pushing his strong personal stance on sex, marriage and God/religion detracted from the message of acceptance as necessary to achieving simplicity.
Apr 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book follows what counselors have you learn in individual sessions. Living a simple life is important to be happy. Things don't make us happy. We need to love our lives and be ok with routine lives. If we all take even a couple things from this book we would all be happier. This is written in a very simple text. Easy to read and understand. It complements the book Simplify, which teaches how to make your life easier.
May 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Thoroughly enjoyed this e-book. Most of the information I already know and do, but I still enjoy reading these types of book. They are added inspiration and I always pick-up tidbits I didn't know before.
nora sayre
Dec 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome book

This was a book that spoke to my heart, I have always felt everyone could survive with less stuff and more luv for man kind, we need to share more with the less fortunate. I recommend this book to everyone rich or poor.
Alexcis Grushinski
A good place to start

This ease read not only sets out a map to living with less stuff but also forces the reader to reflect on their intentions.
Leslie Ann
I found this book to be average. Nothing terribly new.
Priyank Aggarwal
Sep 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Although the views and notes and suggestions are nothing new, his bold and introspective writing style is to die for. However, 67% of the content inside is freely available on hos blog.

Oct 07, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: e-book
Some ideas were too simply stated that they simply became untrue. But a lot of the general notions and framework were good starting places to think about how to center and consolidate your life.
Nov 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Good, quick read that felt appropriate for the holiday season. There are a few passages I didn't agree with, but they are short.
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