THE SIMPLICITY DIFFERENCE
“I would not give a fig for the simplicity this side of complexity,Oliver Wendell Holmes
but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity.”
WHAT IS THE SIMPLICITY DIFFERENCE?
By defining Simple Living and Minimalism as solutions to problems and complexity, many such approaches merely give you relief not results.
Say you want to ride a bicycle but can’t yet—and you see that as a problem to solve. A simple “solution” would be to add training wheels. That’s the simplicity on this side of complexity.
A better approach would be to take lessons, practice riding in a safe setting. Then, as you feel competent and confident, ride in low traffic areas until you master the skills, and find riding to be a simple and graceful pastime—in almost any situation.
That’s the simplicity on the other side of complexity.
“Simplicity, clarity, singleness:Richard Halloway
these are the attributes that give our lives power and vividness and joy.”
With its unique Life Design approach, Elkin’s book and personal coaching can help you embrace life’s messiness, appreciate its richness, and move through complexity to the deep and fulfilling simplicity on the other side.
Simplicity and Success can help you organize your simple life so it also leads to freedom, engagement, and a sense of being fully alive.
And live more in harmony with the ecological systems on which all of our health, wealth and well being depend.
Simplicity and Success is useful for anyone—Downshifter, Cultural Creative, retiring boomer, or Gen X, Y or Millennial—who wants to create a rich, meaningful, and truly successful life but doesn’t yet know how to do it.
IT’S NOT ALWAYS EASY LIVING SIMPLY
PS: The lawyer gradually worked her way out of law, while creating an adventure/challenge program that helps women build personal competence and authentic confidence.
Simplicity and Success – Table of Contents
Introduction: A Personal Odyssey
Chapter 1: Solving Problems? Or Creating What Matters?
Chapter 2: The Simplicity on This Side of Complexity
Chapter 3: The Simplicity on the Other Side of Complexity
Chapter 4: Embracing Complexity; Creating Voluntary Simplicity
Chapter 5: The Problem with Problem-Solving
Chapter 6: Creativity? Or Creating Results?
Chapter 7: The Structure of Creating
Chapter 8: Driven By Vision
Chapter 9: Grounding Vision in Current Reality
Chapter 10: Creative Tension: The Engine of Creativity
Chapter 11: Choice in the Creative Process
Chapter 12: Action Steps: The Art and Craft of Creating
Chapter 13: The Practice of Building Momentum
Chapter 14: Commitment and Completion
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