Small is Powerful: The Power of Less

There is a lot of literature out there about Going Big. But what do you turn to when you want to be small and powerful?  (You’re a little concentrated fireball of goodness, you are!)

The Power of Less: The Fine Art of Limiting Yourself to the Essential…in Business and in Life

When I was first coming into acceptance of the limits my chronic illness imposed upon me, this book was a godsend. My copy, now loaned and lost, was covered with highlighting, and full of scribbles in the margins. (There are nice wide margins. Leo likes white space.)

The Power of Less was the perspective shift I needed. Before I read it I kept thinking that maybe I could do things in spite of  my limitations — a dis-empowering turn of phrase to live by! After reading this concise little gem book, I moved into a place where I could see myself working because of  the way my limitations honed my focus, and called out my passions.

That’s so good I’m gonna say it again:

Are you working in spite of your limits, or because of  your need to go small? Which feels more empowering?

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Noticing this paradigm shift and trusting the truth of it were two different things. It took time to accept this new reality. But eventually I learned to turn my chronic illness into a kind of unwanted superpower. You know the saying, “If you get bitten by a radioactive spider, make lemonade.” (Wait…How does that one go again?)

Whether you are herding cats raising toddlers; dealing with a health issue; or your pace of life has just gotten too darn nuts, The Power of Less will help.


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