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Living the 80/20 Way: Work Less, Worry Less, Succeed More, Enjoy More

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From the man who energised legions of people with the 80/20 phenomenon comes a proven, practical programme for anyone who wants to achieve extraordinary results without extraordinary effort. With his first mega-bestseller, The 80/20 Principle, Richard Koch applied a century-old economic principle 80 per cent of results come from 20 per cent of our efforts to show companies how to drive business performance. The 80/20 Individual showed how to release the potential of the 80/20 principle in the workplace. Living The 80/20 Way applies Koch’s less is more and more with less ideas to your best 20 per cent in everyday life: how to get work you enjoy, how to build stronger relationships with family and friends, and how to unmask the mystery of money.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents
  5. Dedication
  6. Preface
    1. This book is about action, but less action
    2. How I stumbled across the 80/20 Way
    3. Why this new book?
    4. How does the 80/20 Way operate?
  7. Part I: Introduction
    1. 1 What’s the big idea?
      1. WHO GETS THE MOST DATES IN SPEED DATING?
      2. All of life
    2. 2 Create more with less
      1. We don’t apply more with less to our individual lives
      2. How to get more happiness with less effort
      3. What’s difficult becomes easy
      4. More with less: The final frontier
    3. 3 We have all the time in the world
      1. What are your happiness islands?
      2. What are your achievement islands?
      3. The poor daydreaming clerk
      4. Down with time management, up with time revolution
      5. Time revolutionaries
      6. Live in the present
      7. Improving key elements of your life
  8. Part II: Making a Living and a Life
    1. 4 Focus on your best 20 percent
      1. Who are you? Who do you want to become?
      2. Focus and individuality make life easier
      3. Focus and individuality make us happy
      4. The 80/20 Way to focus and improvement
      5. Step 1: Focus on your 80/20 destination
      6. Step 2: Find the 80/20 route
      7. Step 3: Take 80/20 action
    2. 5 Enjoy work and success
      1. Intelligent and lazy
      2. What do super-successful people do differently?
      3. The stars are ambitious
      4. The stars love what they do
      5. The stars are lopsided
      6. The stars know a lot about a little
      7. The stars think and communicate clearly
      8. The stars evolve their own success formula
      9. The 80/20 Way to enjoy work and success
      10. Step 1: Focus on your 80/20 destination
      11. Step 2: Find your 80/20 route
      12. Step 3: Take 80/20 action
    3. 6 Unmask the mystery of money
      1. Why do 20 percent own 84 percent?
      2. More with less: More life energy with less money
      3. The 80/20 Way to benefit from money
      4. Step 1: Focus on your 80/20 destination
      5. Step 2: Find the 80/20 route
      6. The basic 80/20 route to making the money you need
      7. Refinements to the basic 80/20 route
      8. Is compound interest different from investment?
      9. What rate of investment return is realistic?
      10. Where should you invest?
      11. Step 3: Take 80/20 action NOW!
    4. 7 Relationships the 80/20 way
      1. Or the twenty-first-century version...
      2. Do more relationships add to happiness?
      3. Quality versus quantity
      4. Someone to love
      5. Being optimistic
      6. Ability to avoid harsh argument and criticism of partner
      7. Agreement on basic values
      8. Happy families
      9. Happy families practice “love spirals”
      10. Happy families use more positive than negative feedback
      11. Happy families have parents who are always available and generous with their time
      12. Happy families have united and loving parents
      13. Happy families can cope with disaster or difficult children
      14. Happy families impose discipline but never withdraw love
      15. Happy families share bedtime stories and “best moments”
      16. Friends
      17. The 80/20 Way to greater love
      18. Step 1: Focus on your 80/20 destination
      19. Step 2: Find the 80/20 route
      20. Step 3: Take 80/20 action
    5. 8 The simple, good life
      1. What is the good life?
      2. How to leave the more with more treadmill
      3. The 80/20 Way to the simple, good life
      4. Step 1: Focus on your 80/20 destination
      5. Step 2: Find the 80/20 route
      6. The 50/5 Way: Getting rid of things that don’t matter
      7. Step 3: Take 80/20 action
  9. Part III: Making it Happen
    1. 9 The power of parsimonious positive action
    2. 10 Your 80/20 happiness plan
      1. Hints for completing your 80/20 happiness plan
      2. Hints for completing your 80/20 happiness plan progress chart
      3. Farewell
  10. Notes
    1. Chapter 1
    2. Chapter 2
    3. Chapter 3
    4. Chapter 4
    5. Chapter 6
    6. Chapter 7
    7. Chapter 9
    8. Chapter 10
  11. Index
  12. Acknowledgments