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220: The Secret to Happiness by Courtney Carver of Be More With Less

2016-07-18 | 🔗

Courtney Carver was stopped in her tracks with a scary MS diagnosis after decades of debt, discontent, and trying to do it all. She had to slow down, prioritize her health, and figure out what was really important in her life. She discovered what mattered most by getting rid of everything that didn’t matter at all. In the end it all came down to love and health. She went from a busy, overwhelmed advertising director to spending 2-3 hours every morning taking care of herself, loving her work, and being present and engaged with the people she loves. Her family changed, too. They moved from wanting bigger closets, nicer furniture, and more stuff to downsizing into a 750 sq. ft apartment with no storage. Courtney has written books, courses, and hundreds of articles to help you simplify your life and work so you can focus on what really matters.

Episode 220: The Secret to Happiness by Courtney Carver of Be More With Less (Simple Living & Mindfulness).

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get ready to maximize your potential with optimal living daily supply gas that brings you the best in personal development and productivity every day of the week your optimal life a wings now here's your host just in moloch hello happy minimalist monday and welcome to optimal living gaily hosted narrator just a molly this last week is pretty crazy felt extra along for me because it was out or financed italy's hundreds episode and elsewhere speeding in that all while keeping the show going along with a couple of other projects if you didn't hear two more finance dailies hundreds episode our friday definitely check it out i'm so happy it turned out and we got a grey response mew the listener and we answered she's right on the show so thank you for sending those in it was a lot of fun answering them for i guess i'd to talk about that for the whole episode let's get to today's post and start optimizing your life
the secret to happiness by cornick ever be more with less stockholm i'd like to tell you a story a certain shopkeepers and his son to learn about the secret venus from the wisest man in the world the lad wandered through the desert for forty days if only came upon a beautiful castle high atop a mountain it was there that the wise man left rather than finding a sailor man though our hero on entering the main room of the castle saw hive of activity tradesmen came and went peep were conversing in the corners the small orchestra to is playing soft music and there was a table covered platters of the most delicious food in that part of the world the wise man converse with everyone in the boy had to wait for two hours before his his turn to be given the man's attention the wise man listens attentively to the boys explanation of why you had to come i told him that he didn't have time just that explain the secret of happiness he suggested that the boy look around the palace and return into hours meanwhile one
ask you to do something so the wise man handing the boy teaspoon that held two drops of as you wander around carry the spoon with you without allow the oil to spill the boy began climbing to say the many stairways of the palace keeping his eyes fixed on the spoon after two hours he returned to the room where the wise man was well ass the wise man did you see version tapestries overhanging my dining hall did you see the garden that took the master garner ten years to create did you notice the beautiful parchments in my library the boy was embarrassed and confessed tat he had observed nothing has only concern had been not to spill the oil that the wise man had entrusted to him didn't go back in serve the marvels of my world said the wise man relieved the boy picked up bone and returned to his exploration of the palace this i'm observe all of the works of art on the ceilings in the walls he saw the gardens the mountains all round him to beauty of the flowers and the taste with which everything had been selected up
returning to the wise man he related in detail everything he had seen but where are the drops of oil i entrusted to you ass the wise man looking down at the spoon he held the boy saw that the oil was gone well there's only one piece of advice i can give you said the wisest of wise men the secret of happy this is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the jobs of oil on the spoon the alchemist by paolo coelho this little story with a very big message from my favorite books begs the question can we appreciate the b he that surrounds us well stay focused on what is most important simplicity answers with a resounding yes when life is simple you have to constantly think about debt shopping catching up spending competing appointments the issues falling behind family conflict clutter stuff there's no time appreciate the beauty or protect what is most important to you there is no time to be happy imagined
dumping everything in your life that is meaningless everything that you don't do for love what would be left over his time to prioritize the law stolliver somehow those most important things those things which usually are an things get shoved back behind all the things we are quote supposed to be doing by reading worrying but this isn't permission assured your obligations but an invitation to put the most important thing in your life today at the top of your never any to do list while everyone different thing at the top of the list clearing out or making a plan to begin clearing out clutter debts and meaningless stuff should be close to the top until it's gone that said even before your debt free clutter free or free of whatever stance the way of you and happier life prioritize a precious oil in your life and start living starting joy immediately there is no doubt that clearing clutter will give you the time and space you need to fully embrace life but you don't have to wait for an empty where'd you get started i know you think you
happy you in your debt free or happy when you fit into your skinny genes but i can tell you with great conviction that is time to be happy right now you know me better than to think that i am suggesting that you run around with a crazy smile on your face in rainbow shooting out of your pockets but once you believe that happiness has passed bull regardless of recurrent circumstances things will start to change you will change your life will change you will have the opportunity to be happy you just listen the boss title the secret to happiness by corny carver be more or less dot com and i read the alchemist at all long time that kind of made me want to read it again like a mentioned earlier if you haven't heard the hundredth episode of optimal financed daily would be awesome if he could check it out is a really any gap a and greater here listeners of the show on there and if you can subscribe to that progress do be a huge job and i think i ll leave it at that i don't like taking up again
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