Book: 50 Things Your Life Doesn’t Need
Sam Davidson is one of my favorite writers. He shares stories in such a genuine nature and I can say that, as I’ve also had the pleasure of meeting him and talking with him. He’s smart, has a great smile, he’s interested in your story, he’s a strong entrepreneur, a family man and an author.
A while back, Sam guest posted here about one thing I didn’t need: To Be A Citizen Of A Place She Doesn’t Care About. He was so articulate and in his quick visit to Boulder, he quickly saw that I love Boulder. To live in a place I didn’t care about, isn’t part of my nature.
One of his great books (he has a few), 50 Things Your Life Doesn’t Need, Sam outlines the physical and mental things in life that clutter us, take away value and bog us down. In our consumer driven society, this book is a breath of fresh air. We often get consumed with life, our jobs, money, and the everyday routine forgetting to take a step back and reevaluate what really matters – that’s exactly what this book is about.
Here are a sampling of my favorite 50 things your life doesn’t need from the book:
- Untaken risk: Parachutes are meant to be open
- Textbooks: Outdated the moment you bought it
- Bad wine: It’s time to find a drink you love
- Anything belonging to an ex: Love in the now
- Someone else’s expectations: These are your dreams, not theirs
So true, right?
Sam touts simplicity. This book mentions emotions and harbored feelings that you should rid yourself of and also physical items that don’t add value or clutter up our physical (and mental) space.
This book is small and perfect for gifts. It sits on my coffee table in the center of my living room and everyone who I have over, picks it up and smiles when they see it. I know it’s early, but this is also a good stocking stuffer. It’s real, not fluffy and Sam is genuine.
I’ll end with Sam’s words:
You have one life. Do something.
Learn more about the book: http://samdavidson.net/50things/
Buy the book: Amazon