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THREE LIFE CHANGING BOOKS


Whether you're in dire need of a complete lifestyle turnaround or simply looking to improve on a specific discipline, these three publications are sure to make an indelible impact.

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
by Eckhart Tolle
1997
(psychology, spirituality, philosophy)

Written by an esteemed scholar, educated in the hallowed halls of Cambridge, this book takes on an analytical approach to psychology and spirituality. Simply put, it talks about living in the present moment. The New York Times bestseller cautions readers about mental attachments to the past and future. So eloquently written, the words redirect your thoughts and emotions to a sense of clarity that often takes decades to achieve in a therapist's office. People suffering from varying levels of emotional distress will find this book to be indispensable. Whether you choose the audio or print version, its effect is unwavering.

The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn't Have to Be Complicated
by Helaine Olen and Harold Pollack
2016
(finance, investing, money)


Harold Pollack made a splash in the world of finance with his astonishingly simple approach to finance. On an index card, Pollack consolidates decades of financial knowledge that enabled him to pull his family out of desperate circumstances. Pollack succinctly enumerates nine tips. Some are familiar, like saving twenty percent of your income. Others incorporate more complex concepts, like making your advisor sign a fiduciary oath. The book delves deeper into every suggestion and the reasoning behind each. The piece is the ultimate beginner's guide to getting out of any money catastrophe.

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up
by Marie Kondo
2017
(minimalism, organization)


Who knew that teaching the world how to clean up their room would be such a global hit? Written by a Japanese organizing consultant, this book instigated an intercontinental decluttering phenomenon. Hundreds of youtube videos feature people from all walks of life demonstrating this decluttering system, dubbed the Konmari method. Marie Kondo believes in keeping only what sparks joy. Konmari is a structured method which involves purging, evaluating, then organizing consistently. Many claim to have improved their physical, emotional and mental well being after letting go of unnecessary things.

Simplicity is the singular thread that weaves all three books into society's collective consciousness. These widely respected authors are tapping into a unifying demand. There is a need to revert to the fundamentals. Whether you're trying to tidy up an apartment, balance a checkbook or clear your mind of irrelevant thoughts, keep these books in your back pocket. May they serve as a reminder that the simplest solutions are within your grasp.

Sources:

Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
by Eckhart Tolle

The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn't Have to Be Complicated
by Helaine Olen & Harold Pollack

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up
by Marie Kondo

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