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The Lazy Way to Success book. Read 15 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The Lazy Way to Success: How to Do Nothing and Accomplish Everything [Fred Gratzon] on usaascvb.info *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Hardcover book . The Lazy Way to Success. How to Do Nothing and. Accomplish Everything. FRED GRATZON. Designed and Illustrated by LAWRENCE SHEAFF.

I have a short attention span, a shorter memory, and no intellect. I am devoid of marketable skills and I despise routine. I have never held a job for longer than two months and, in the entire history of the United States government, I am one of five people at most to have been fired from a civil service job. Fortunately, these are ideal qualifications for an entrepreneur. In with no money, no business experience, and no knowledge whatsoever of how to make ice cream Fred founded, The Great Midwestern Ice Cream Company.

We found the effortless solution. It is simply a matter of finding the right angle. And the angle for greater accomplishment, I have found, is always in the direction of greater ease and effortlessness. The mere thought of work makes my face twitch, my heart shrink, my stomach quease, and my soul consider immediate exit strategies.

They are simply caught up in the fun of discovery. It races your blood. It challenges your creativity. It is absorbing, passion inspiring, and joyful.

It is so compelling that you would do it even if there were no money involved. Instead study those subjects that inspire you. Nov 23, Lesana Walshe rated it did not like it. Oct 25, Marcus Tay rated it really liked it. Do what you enjoy doing, that will get you into flow. Then you no longer have to work hard because it is not work to you. When you make the final big commitment, and it is a cause good for the world, the world will come round to support you. And because you delight in the process and perhaps, not be so stuck in the search for the final outcome, your eyes maybe opened for the gold mine that are actually the side effects.

And yet, to begin with, you have to learn to know yourself in order to know Do what you enjoy doing, that will get you into flow. And yet, to begin with, you have to learn to know yourself in order to know what gets you into flow! Mar 26, Rahmad Putra rated it liked it. This book title "The Lazy Way to Success" seems has failed its purpose to find the shortcut or lazy way to its main idea.

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There were too much rambling ideas and stories and it seems the writer just want to enunciate one method to gain success you will find it after you read the final chapter. Although the book was a bit disappointment for myself, it found its way to correlate human behavior with the nature and science, which made me pull more of my attention to this book until the closing.

T This book title "The Lazy Way to Success" seems has failed its purpose to find the shortcut or lazy way to its main idea. The whole idea was great, but the closing itself gave drawbacks.

Jul 09, David Bystricky rated it it was amazing. Read only if you want to be a Director or above. Not suitable for middle management. Mar 27, Arfan rated it really liked it. Buku ini menawarkan perspektif yang benar-benar baru tentang kemalasan. Berbeda dari kebanyakan buku motivasi yang selalu terlihat berusaha memompa adrenalin pembaca dengan quote-quote motivatif, kisah sukses, kalimat penggedor kelesuan dsb. Ada konsep yang sering dilupakan orang, bahwasanya segala benda atau kejadian di semesta ini mengikuti kaidah 'daya usaha terkecil' contohnya: Fred Gratzon sedemikian rupa menuntun sudut pandang pembaca supaya memandang kemalasan sebagai sebuah konsep yang mampu mendobrak cara kuno dalam meraih kesuksesan apapun.

Tidak lupa, ilustrator Lawrence Sheaff menambah keseruan buku motivasi ini. Ilustrasinya selalu membuat saya tersenyum dan tak ingin berhenti membaca.

Kata 'malas' yang identik sebagai 'haram' di kamus para motivator, nampaknya telah menemukan definisi baru lewat buku ini. Pop quiz: Name any accountant in the entire history of the human race who became great.

Gauguin, though not an accountant, was a kindred soul — a banker. But his greatness came in painting Tahitians, not banking. And Wal- The secret of lace Stevens was an insurance executive. Yet it was his writing, not his underwriting, that makes living is to find him immortal.

I hope people in this predicament are at least paid once a week. Otherwise, it gets tough going two weeks, or even a month, without a smile. I merely dispute that hard work had anything to do with it. The higher the What successful people may call hard work is not really work at all and, for that matter, not pay in enjoyment even hard. It would be far less misleading, far more inspiring, and infinitely more truthful for the worker gets these same people to exclaim how their love for what they did brought them to their goals.

To the basketball player who says he worked hard to perfect his jump shot, I say baloney! I can hit golf balls until it gets dark or until my hands blister. The only work is explaining why I am so late getting home. How about the entrepreneur who says he works 16 hours a day? Entrepreneurs do put in those hours. But any entrepreneur will tell you that building a business from scratch is one of the most exhilarating experiences there is.

That kind of entrepreneurial activity is so profoundly One never learns to understand anything but what one loves. It is definitely not some masochistic discipline. Besides, it is not the entrepreneur who slaves. The entrepreneur happily makes investments of time, energy, and money to build a business which, if all goes well, will slave for him and will accomplish much more, in far less time and with far less effort and pay back more than if he actually punched a clock and got paid for those long hours.

Success only grows when work pain, strain, effort decreases and non-work fun, love, effortlessness increases. It is love and passion that bring success, not hard work, pain, strain, or effort.

God, quite obviously, wants each of us to be a rip-roaring success — wealthy, healthy, happy, filled with love, and of maximum usefulness to His creation. In this light, let us consider the concept of calling. That definition is superficial. Everyone has this kind of purpose or calling in life.

And everyone has also been generously endowed with the talent necessary to fulfill it. The value of a calling is on two levels. And second, it is the avenue through which one makes the greatest contribution to the world.

But there is one characteristic of a calling that is particularly cherished by those of the Lazy Persuasion. A calling is, by marvelous happenstance, the easiest, most irresistible path to follow, the easiest path that produces the most results — what could be more perfect? Most everyone works for a living, which really means The purpose most everyone suffers to survive. Then these same people teach the younger generation this exact, of life is a life same, fruitless pattern of behavior, claiming hard work to be a virtue, as if there is some great of purpose.

It is also not confusing. Quite the contrary, the whole thing is remarkably simple. How do we figure out what our calling in life really is? Follow your bliss! Following Your Bliss God, in His infinite generosity, made it easy. He structured it so all we have to do is do what makes us most happy and that will bring us maximum success.

We are His children, after all, and what father wants to see his children struggle and suffer? We know we are following the right path if we are happy. If not, we should make a course correction. That never occurred to me. A calling is the expression of what and who you are. It is your nature. A calling is the activity that makes you into the kind of person you most want to be.

It is not static. It evolves as you do.

When you are living your calling, you are growing in influence and power, you are constantly inspired and inspiring, and you are thoroughly enjoying all the day-to-day challenges. You are serving your highest purpose in the universe.

Where you normally excel Where things go easily for you In an area you feel passionately about Where you seem to get the breaks Your activity should: Where you enjoy giving of yourself Where you feel needed and valuable Then, once you begin to notice even the slightest glimmer of progress, use this next morsel of eternal wisdom to guide your next step: When You Know You Are Off the Track As easy as it is to identify and follow our callings, it is equally easy to determine when we are off the track.

As a community service, I offer some helpful descriptions and examples of non-calling type activity: They are so wrapped up in working hard, doing what other people think needs be done, that they never stop to consider there may be a more fruitful alternative. Instead, these people chase after money, which sentences them to a life of drudgery, frustration, and limited self-realization. It is especially sad because everything these people want could be so easily attained.

By simply following their bliss, they would unfold their own magnificence, contribute fabulously to the world at large, succeed majestically without straining, and never have to work again. Attempting to escape, he climbs a hill, but the animals close in. Desperate, he appeals for divine intervention. His prayer is answered by the ghost of Virgil, the ancient poet who had died more than a thousand years earlier but whose verse Dante reveres.

Even worse off are the souls who increased disorderliness during their lifetime leaving the world open to more disease, crime, and suffering. These were the biggest sinners. In the words of Abraham Maslow, ground-breaking American psychologist — The dharma of another brings danger. If you are happy, you stay younger; if you have a purpose in life you live longer. Adding this knowledge to the previous chapter, we find it not only pays financially to be happy in your activity, but you will also be able to enjoy the fruits of that success longer if you are happy and purposeful.

Bernie Segal tells the story of a young man who was pressured by his family to become a lawyer. While practicing law, he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Knowing his remaining time was short, the young man decided to fulfill his lifelong desire and learn to play the violin.

A year later he went into complete remission. He never did return to his law practice. Norman Cousins, in Anatomy of an Illness, described his visit to Pablo Casals, the great cellist, who was then in his eighties, and whose infirmities made it difficult for him to walk, dress, and even breathe.

His body was stooped and his hands swollen and clenched. Cousins joined him one morning and witnessed the following: I was not prepared for the miracle that was about to happen. The fingers slowly unlocked and reached toward the keys like the buds of a plant toward the sunlight. His back straightened. He seemed to breathe more freely. Now his fingers settled on the keys.

Then came the opening bars of Bach. BACH Brahms concerto and his fingers, now agile and powerful, raced across the keyboard with dazzling speed. His entire body seemed fused with the music; it was no longer stiff and shrunken, but supple and graceful and completely freed of its arthritic coils. To prove there is more to this than pretty words and poetry, we shall call on good old-fashioned empirical test-tube science with all its dour objectivity.

Scientists have found that the brain naturally produces neurotransmitters called endorphins. These endorphins are like 80 morphine in that they kill pain and provide a pleasurable feeling.

They are, amazingly enough, 30 to 50 times more powerful than morphine and are produced by the body more abundantly when we think and act correctly. Think about it for a minute. When we do the right thing, the brain spurts itself with blissproducing endorphins as a reward. We are biologically programmed to follow our bliss. Conclusion We were born to glorify creation. If we are happy and purposeful, we do a right and proper job as glorifiers.

As a result we stay younger, live longer, enjoy material gain, and make the world a better place. On the other hand, if we are unhappy with what we do, we are not glorifying a whole heck of a lot. When that happens, you will be a joy to the creation and Creator alike and well on your way to greatness, as you will discover in the next chapter. Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessing.

You have greatness within you. Everyone does. And the best way to develop your greatness is the lazy way — where there is no work and no strain. You only have to have fun and love what you do. You just have to follow your bliss. This chapter will now take your bliss-following to a new height.

We are going to examine the ultimate performance and how you can achieve it consistently. To start I want you to reflect on one of your own all-time great performances — one that was surprisingly and miraculously, quantum leaps better than what you would have normally 86 expected of yourself.

It might be a spectacular athletic performance, or a sublime artistic expression, or an insightful academic achievement, whatever. Pick the time when you went nuclear, the time when you were truly skywalking, however momentary. Now think how you felt to be in the middle of that most dazzling time, when your performance was flowing without restriction. Did you feel something like this?

Everything was just flowing my way. The event game, song, examination, painting, speech, etc. My thoughts were few but clear and insightful. I was entirely free of caring whether I won or lost, succeeded or failed. I — acted, painted, played, spoke, danced, computed, wrote — with freedom, reacting spontaneously without any advance preparation or thinking; the results were wonderful. I performed without my usual ego. I was in complete harmony with — what I was doing or my partner s or the machine or horse or wave or Nature.

I acted with total attention, yet I exercised no control and my performance was unsurpassed. More than that, I felt completely happy and fulfilled. This is exactly how superstars describe their tiptop performances.

The Lazy Way to Success: How to Do Nothing and Accomplish Everything by Fred Gratzon

However, these peak moments, even for the superstars, are unpredictable. These ultimate performances are expressions of pure ease and effortlessness which we will learn to culture. No great intellectual thing was ever done by great effort; a great thing can only be done by a great man and he does it without effort.

They use spiritual terms — overwhelming freedom, a super-relaxed mind, letting go of conscious control and allowing their performances to flow naturally.

Tennis players call it being in the zone. Basketball players call it going unconscious. On the other side of the coin, a slumping baseball player says he is not having that experience because he is thinking too much or trying too hard.

Yogi Berra said it best. How do you expect me to think and hit at the same time? Micromanaging and manipulating get in the way of the ultimate performance. In the middle of the match a strange calmness came over me. I felt I could run all day without tiring, that I could dribble through any of their team or all of them, that I could pass right through them physically.

Perhaps it was merely confidence, but I have felt confident many times without that strange feeling of invincibility. Every so often a Celtic game would heat up so that it became more than a physical or even mental game, and would be magical. When it happened I could feel my play rise to a new level. It would surround not only me and the other Celtics but also the players on the other team and even the referees.

It usually began when 3 or 4 of the 10 guys on the floor would heat up;. At that special level all sorts of odd things happened. The game would move so quickly every fake, cut, and pass would be surprising, and yet nothing could surprise me. There have been many times in my career when I felt moved or joyful but these were the moments I had chills pulsating up and down my spine. On 5 or 10 occasions when the game ended at that special level, I literally did not care who had won.

Musicians say those special moments cannot be contrived. At those extraordinary times, the music gains a spiritual dimension and thrills both musicians and listeners alike. He found it without seeking it, without foreseeing it. It came on his piano suddenly, complete, sublime, or it sang in his head during a walk, and he was impatient to play it for himself. He shuts himself up in his room for whole days, weeping, walking, breaking pens, repeating and alternating a bar a hundred times, writing and effacing it as many times, and recommencing the next day with a minute and desperate perseverance.

He spent six weeks over a single page — to write it last as he had noted it down at the very first. It seems effortless. So the moment I step onstage, I have a straight line of concentration. From then on everything is spontaneous. This condition is one of joy. In it the poet feels that his whole being is enlarged and that he is able to enjoy in an unprecedented completeness what in his ordinary life he enjoyed only in fragments.

Then timing is the rhythm of the world. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, professor of psychology at the University of Chicago, has been investigating the type of experience he calls flow. Flow, he says, is a state of absorption and enchantment, a state that lies between boredom on one side and anxiety on the other. In other words, people are in flow when they are so deeply and joyfully caught up in their activity that they are neither bored nor anxious, fearful, or self-conscious about their performance.

Alas, being in flow is not how most people live. According to Dr. Csikszentmihalyi, most people spend their lives going from work they dislike, but feel obliged to do, to passive leisure 92 activities that offer no stimulation. In a Zen-like way, trying produces the opposite effect, that of disrupting the flow. Every thought on the wire leads to a fall. Many athletes are indistinguishable from the greatest in their sport during practice, but as soon as the score is kept, they regain their mortality.

When an archer is shooting for nothing he has all his skills. If he shoots for a brass buckle, he is already nervous. The prize divides him. He cares. He thinks more of winning than of shooting — and the need to win Drains him of power. Stay focused on the process. That is the path to the ultimate performance. It is that letting go which allows us to become a frictionless channel for the greatness that nature endowed us with in the first place. Our individual purpose and flow merge with universal purpose, universal flow.

The result is an unleashing of unbounded potential and an extraordinary performance. Now I will explain why hard work is inefficient, unproduc- tive, and pointless.

We have seen that success is inversely proportional to hard work. But how come doing less accomplishes more? Why is reducing effort more powerful than increasing effort? Is there some profound principle that a lazy person can comprehend and then apply to be successful?

Let me answer the last question first. Yes, there is such a principle. Within this principle lies the secret of accomplishing everything.

And, in Chapter 9 we will see how this principle is the main secret, in fact the only secret, to solving all problems. Everything in creation is built in layers. The most obvious layer is the surface that we experience with our senses. But beneath this gross surface are increasingly subtle, less obvious layers. These subtler layers are less tangible, less concrete, more abstract.

Less active, more silent. These subtler levels are the foundation for the grosser, more concrete layers. When we look around we see hard, specific objects. But, as every high school student knows, this so-called tangible world is built in layers: All objects are composed of molecules, and molecules are made up of atoms, and atoms are built of sub-atomic particles. Now at the level of sub-atomic particles something amazingly mysterious happens — the solid world disappears. Sub-atomic particles turn out 98 to be waves in underlying fields.

These particles, the building blocks of creation, are not tiny, solid balls at all; they are what physicists sometimes call wavicles or wave packets. A body is built of subtler layers. Large organs are constructed out of cells. Cells have nuclei, membranes, and other parts. These subtler features, in turn, are all made up of molecules, including the DNA molecule. We can view human individuality in terms of layers. The body is the most manifest or material. Subtler are the senses. Subtler still is the mind that thinks.

Even subtler is the intellect that discriminates. Subtler still is the ego or sense of self — the element which distinguishes the individual from the rest of the universe. And what is all this based on? The subtlest layer is consciousness, the basis of all human experience and expression. But more on that later. The Grand Principle It is very important that we understand this concept, that the subtle is the basis of the tangible, and that we know it deeply.

Because, with this understanding, you will be able to access grand and glorious power. And the reason is as surprising as it is earth-shaking: In other words, subtle is more powerful than gross. The subtler, the more powerful. This principle is absolutely and unequivocally true — the subtler, more fundamental layers of any system are always more powerful than the grosser, more obvious layers.

Contrary to the bluster of mindless machismo, power resides in the delicate. This principle, whether it is utilized wittingly or unwittingly, is the basis of all successes and all solutions. They would hit pretty darn hard, and make a fair size hole in whatever was unfortunate enough to be underneath.

It would be quite a bit larger. Because hammers function only on the surface of creation whereas dynamite involves an interaction on a subtler, and therefore more powerful, level of creation — molecules.

Collectively they weighed four and a half tons and produced the equivalent of 20 thousand tons of dynamite — 4, times more destructive than dynamite. Because the atomic bomb derived its power from atoms, an even subtler level than the molecular. An H-bomb is more powerful still than the A-bomb. It uses hydrogen atoms — much simpler and lighter in weight than the complex, heavy uranium atoms used in the A-bomb.

The most powerful H-bomb tested to date was equivalent in destructive power to 57 million tons of dynamite. I also suspect it weighed a whole lot less than 9, pounds. Power resides in the delicate. This process is called fission. The H-bomb, instead of splitting the nucleus, fuses two nuclei to make one. This process is called fusion. A tiny bit of mass is left out of this nasty nuclear nuptial. It becomes angry energy. According to Einstein, the amount of energy E created is equal to the mass in question m multiplied by the speed of light c squared.

We know that light clips along at ,, miles per hour. That would mean c squared is ,, times ,, or ,,,,, Turning now to a positively celestial application of fusion, let me point out that our sun uses fusion to heat and light our entire solar system.

The sun derives its great power by functioning on an extremely subtle level of nature. Increasing Subtlety Is the Basis of Progress When you look back at the technological progress we have made as a society, you see it is actually the history of the rise of subtlety and the downfall of materialism.

Think about it — TV, fax, microwave, fiber optics, lasers, computers, software, etc. The cutting edge of technology is all based on the non-material. Yet these same invisible activities deeply influence all aspects of our day-to-day material world. How can a pound weakling whip a world-class heavyweight?

Easy — by employing the power of the delicate. David defeated Goliath by being more delicate. He simply called upon a more subtle law of physics than brute strength. He used centrifugal force, not to mention the delicacy of accurate aim. David triumphed without emitting a drop of perspiration. The Great Equalizer the nickname for the six-shooter in the Old West called upon attributes subtler than size and strength to separate the winners from the losers — attributes like speedy reflexes, precise hand-eye coordination and quiet nerves.

The bomb that ended the war in the Pacific was developed by academics at Los Alamos and not he-man warriors. How to Compete against Weapons Unfortunately, weapons themselves have become a huge problem. We live in a world that desperately needs to know how to prevent the use of destructive weapons. Can we use the same principle of increasing subtlety in defeating weapons?

Yes, we just have to function on a more subtle level than weapons. The saying — the pen is mightier than the sword — gives us a clue. We take it a step deeper. Then, there will be a fertile ground for all logic and all intellectual discussions. The saying — love conquers all — is completely true as it can even conquer the most armor-plated fortress — the human intellect. Love never fails. The Bible says in Matthew 5: It makes more sense to say it my way.

Through this I know the advantage of taking no action. They boast about how hard they work, as if inefficiency and ineffectiveness were things to be proud of. No sane person would choose to do something the hard way if an easier, more effective solution were available.

Unfortunately, solutions have become so rare that people have come to think of hard work as a suitable substitute. What dismal times we live in when work, with all its impotence, is elevated to the kingly status of solution. So why are real solutions so scarce and epidemic hard work so widespread? With painful predictability, after looking for solutions in places where solutions will never be found, people always conclude that we need to work harder.

The twisted idea that hard work solves problems has been foisted on us so often, for so long, it is now accepted as universal truth. Let me point out where people go wrong. When faced with a problem, most people and this is invariably true of governments look for the solution on the same level as the problem.

That means people first try to solve a problem by dealing directly with the symptoms of the problem. For example, one symptom of a tree dying of thirst is its dried out leaves. Politicians will suggest that we must work hard to apply water to each leaf. This is how most people and especially governments deal with problems. And this is why problems get worse.

Instead of watering the root, they work hard to alleviate the symptoms. Modern medicine is notorious for being satisfied with treating symptoms. But treating symptoms has never cured a disease. Take the pills and your blood pressure goes down. Stop taking them and it shoots right back up. So the pills are only masking the symptoms. Not only are these pills not curing anything, they are creating additional problems — negative side effects and new diseases. Yet doctors stuff their patients with pills that cure nothing and then charge money for such advice.

Trying to solve a problem on the same level as the problem is as boneheaded and misguided as trying to end darkness by berating it, or trying to drag it out of the room, or, in the case of government, blaming it on the opposition party. The solution to ending darkness has absolutely nothing to do with darkness.

It is not on the level of the darkness. The darkness is the absence of light. So, bring light and the darkness disappears. Solutions are never found on the same level as the problem. Now let me whisper the grand and glorious secret. It could transform the world forever. Grosser, more obvious, more expressed layers are composed of subtler layers which are simpler, more fundamental, and more abstract states of a system.

Grosser levels are complicated, noisy, and have lots of wildly moving parts. By comparison, subtle levels are simpler, quieter, and less active. Diversity exists on the gross. Unification increases the subtler we go. If a problem is found on a given level, then the solution will be found on a subtler, more foundational level.

Magically, when we function on a more subtle level, we solve a problem faster, and more cheaply, easily, safely, and elegantly. Solutions to problems are always on a more subtle level than the problem. The secret of solving problems is functioning on a more subtle level, which will always result in working less and accomplishing more. And to take this one delicious step further, the subtler the level of the solution, the more far-reaching the influence will be. However, David enhanced his relatively diminutive stature by harnessing the great power of the delicate.

The solution to the Goliath problem was found on a more subtle level than physical strength. The war was finally won by going to a subtler level. In this case, victory did not depend on anything that had to do with war. It was not won through fighting prowess or troop strength or military strategy or air or sea dominance.

Victory over Troy was not to be found on the same level as the problem, i. Winning this war required a more subtle, and therefore more powerful, approach. As we all know by now, the better we harness the subtle, the more easily we achieve results. The Greeks harnessed so much subtle, they won the war by doing absolutely nothing.

Literally, all they had to do was do nothing — not talk, not move, not fidget, not even breathe heavily, nothing! The Trojans, the losers, did all the work. They had the backbreaking job of pushing that enormous wooden horse filled with a platoon of men into their fortress. The Greeks, the winners, just went along for the ride. Problems reside in the gross. To find solutions we must look to the subtle.

Subtler levels are more fundamental. Subtler levels are more abstract. Subtler levels are simpler. Solutions reside in the. As it theorizes about and discovers increasingly subtler states of matter and energy, we see how everything is connected and has a common origin.

A few decades back, physics needed a more precise and compact way of describing and identifying the complicated patterns among particles. The concept that won the day described particles in terms of their building blocks an even subtler state than the particles themselves.

These building blocks were named quarks. These descriptions of particles based on quarks, gave physics a huge boost in understanding how nature works, and turned out to be very elegant, concise, and simple. We have these integrations where everything is simpler than before.

That is common to all our laws; they all turn out to be simple things. You can recognize truth by its beauty and simplicity. BY DR. The 19th-century Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell, by examining the two at a more fundamental subtle level, created one unified description that accurately and completely encompassed both — electromagnetism.

Just as one level of precision tools makes it possible for even more precise tools to be created, stepping onto subtler levels creates the ground for greater subtlety which in turn creates the possibility for greater still. Yet remember, power resides in the subtle.

The more subtle the more powerful. A large, seemingly intractable problem simply requires a more subtle solution. The larger the problem, the more subtle you must go to find the solution. Problem means absence of solution. Just as darkness means the absence of light.

It never made sense to me. It seemed like a form of slavery. But everyone told me that hard work brought success. Of course, I too wanted success - but I never could muster the willpower to actually show up for work, let alone do the work.

It is a great tragedy that nearly everyone on earth has bought into the idea that hard work has value. As a result, nearly everyone works hard.

The Lazy Way to Success: How to Do Nothing and Accomplish Everything

But, instead of becoming successful, nearly everyone gets exhausted, and stressed, and financially strapped. You would think that people would have figured it out by now that hard work is not the answer. Unfortunately, no one has and nearly everyone continues to blindly sacrifice time, and freedom, and health, and family life in an attempt to get money. They never reach their goal. Because the hard work formula is a fraud, that's why! Fortunately, one magical day when I was blithely avoiding all forms of work, I realized that no one has to give up freedom to be successful.

I realized that you can avoid work and be successful at the same. In fact, I saw that avoiding work was actually the secret to being successful. Let me say it another way.

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