The Little Book of Clarity: A Quick Guide to Focus and Declutter Your Mind
March 2015, Capstone
The Little Book of Clarity shows you how to clear your head and get things done. Based on bestselling book, Clarity, this new edition has been distilled to the essentials, getting right to the point. With no vague theory or superfluous anecdotes, this book gets you right to work reducing stress and boosting productivity by uncovering your mind's in-built "self-clearing" capacity. As you begin to understand the concept of innate thinking, the benefits will start emerging in every corner of your life. As you think less, you'll win more — at work, at home, and at the game of life as a whole. You'll rid your mind of clutter for good as you focus on what matters, and finally free up the time you need to pursue your dreams.
Life's constant bombardment of "to-do" and "urgent" pushes your own priorities clear off the radar. Before you know it, you're always busy, but not getting very much accomplished. Personal goals fall by the wayside as you struggle just to keep up with day-to-day life. This book shows you how to cut the noise and clear the fog, and start working on what matters to you.
- Harness the power of insight and principles
- Discover your true identity and innate wisdom
- Build better relationships and stronger connections
- Discard toxic goals and pursue authentic desires
Clarity is the mind's natural state, a state to which it will always return if given the chance. Although it's evident in children, most adults have had this ability conditioned out of them by our "go-go-go" society, leaving them mentally muddy, stressed, and ineffectual. The Little Book of Clarity helps you erase that conditioning and gain the peace of mind to live a life you love — permanently.
Part One: The Essential Foundations 9
1 Misunderstanding: The Hidden Trap 11
2 The Power of Insight 19
3 How Perception is Created 25
4 The Power of Principles 33
5 The Psychological Immune System 45
6 Habitual Thought Patterns 53
7 Stress: The Source and the Solution 59
8 The Ultimate Leverage Point 67
Part Two: The Deep Drivers 77
9 Innate Clarity and Peace of Mind 79
10 Creativity and Disruptive Innovation 85
11 Authenticity: Your True Identity 91
12 Intuition: Navigating by Wisdom 97
13 Toxic Goals and Authentic Desires 103
14 The Power of Presence 111
15 Resilience 119
16 Connection and Relationships 125
Part Three: The Way Forward 131
17 There’s Only One Problem 133
18 Penicillin for the Mind 139
19 Do Nothing 149
20 The Leadership Delusion 155
21 Living a Life You Love 165
22 Capitalizing on Chaos, Complexity and Uncertainty 175
23 The Art of Sustainable Change 181
24 Inspired Action 189
Further Explorations 195
About Jamie Smart 201
In a world constantly buzzing with communication, technology and constant ‘to-do’ lists, our minds become clogged with everything from breaking news and text alerts, to fears, anxieties and limiting beliefs.
But for thosewhowant to banish the mental congestion that so often results in time poverty, strained relationships and fumbled goals, The Little Book of Clarity is a concise guide to declutter the mind.
The book helps readers utilise their mind’s own natural capacity for self-clearing to help them experience the significant benefits of achieving a clear head.
“Clarity is important as it allows us to be present in the moment and have an enjoyable experience of life. A sense of purpose, direction and entrepreneurial spirit are natural for people with a clear head, so are happiness, freedom, security, love, confidence and peace of mind” says Jamie Smart, author of the book.
Readers won’t be given lists of techniques, tactics or regimes to practice- we are already too busy! Instead, the book provides real-life examples, stories and anecdotes that will help them make effortless, natural and sustainable changes.
The book is written in an easy-to-read way. It is Illustrated with real life stories, mini case studies and examples from popular culture. The Little Book of Clarity is for anyone who wants to reduce their stress, be more productive and live a life they love.