The Simplicity Difference

This is a life coaching book to help you create simplicity AND success in life, work, and relationships.

“I would not give a fig for the simplicity this side of complexity, 
but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity.”

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Why Simplicity and Success?

What’s Different About This Life Coaching Book?

Simplicity and Success, by Bruce Elkin.

Why does Simplicity and Success work better than most other simple living, voluntary simplicity, success, and life coaching books?

Simplifying our lives, work, and relationships would be easy if getting rid of stress and clutter was all we sought. But seekers of simpler lives also seek success. We long to create results that truly matter to us.

However, by defining simple living as a solution to problems and complexity, many approaches point us toward relief not results . We achieve only the temporary simplicity found on this side of complexity.

Oliver Wendell Holmes said true simplicity is found on the other side of complexity. By shifting focus from solving problems to creating what matters, Simplicity and Success helps you work through and get beyond messy clutter and confusion in your life, work, and relationships.

With its unique life design focus and framework, Simplicity and Success helps you embrace life’s messiness, appreciate its richness, and move through the complexity you face to the deep, lasting, and fulfilling simplicity on the other side of complexity.

By helping you focus on what you truly do want, this book helps you create a simpler yet richer and more successful life. It helps you craft a simpler, slower, more relaxed way of living without losing those other things you value and desire.

Simplicity seekers also long for freedom,engagement, and a sense of being fully alive. They want to contribute. They want to give their gifts to the world.

Using Simplicity and Success’s life design focus and framework, you can not only create a simpler life, you create can successful results areas you care deeply about.

Simplicity and Success is useful for anyone – downshifter, Cultural Creative, retiring boomer, or Gen X, Y or Millennial – who yearns for both success and the freedom of voluntary simplicity. It’s for anyone who wants to create a rich, meaningful, and truly successful life but doesn’t yet know how to do it.

“Simplicity, clarity, singleness: 
these are the attributes that give our lives power and vividness and joy.”

Richard Halloway

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

Books by Bruce Elkin

Thrive! Creating what matters most, by Bruce Elkin.
Simplicity and Success, by Bruce Elkin.
Emotional Mastery, by Bruce Elkin.
Creating Sustainable Success, by Bruce Elkin.
The ABCs of Emotional Mastery, by Bruce Elkin.