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Blinkist - Inspiring Books! Living the 80/20 Way By Richard Koch

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I read Living the 80/20 Way in less than 15 mins and these are some of the key pieces of information I took away.

  • You need to take action and start moving. But keep the 80/20 principle in mind: You’re trying to get the maximum result from a minimum amount of effort.

  • You can start by identifying your happiness islands (times when you feel happiest) and achievement islands (times when you are the most creative or productive). And once you’ve identified these islands in your own life, you can maximize your output by focusing on them.

  • to invest, you need some savings first. And saving needn’t be difficult if you do it incrementally. So for instance, you might set up a bank transfer that automatically sends a small portion of your income (consider 10 percent) into a savings account.

  • When it comes to living a good life, simplicity is key.

  • The basic components of a good life are food, shelter, clothes, friends, freedom and thought.

  • cut out everything in your life that doesn’t make you happy.

  • The 80/20 principle says that 80 percent of what we want is generated by 20 percent of what we actually do. In other words, if you figure out what you want and focus on what makes you happy, you’ll be able to create more with less.

  • Make a list of things that actually matter to you and then focus your energy on them.

  • When you focus on yourself and what you really want, you stop wasting as much energy worrying about what other people think of you

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