The 80/20 Way – The Simple Way

The 80/20 way is the best guideline to living a happier more fulfilling life. It’s a simple principal where 80% of our best outcomes come from 20% of our efforts. Apply this rule today for a more productive and easier life. Live the 80/20 way – the simple way!

The 80/20 way is the best guideline in living a happier more fulfilling life. It's a simple principal where 80% of our best outcomes come from 20% of our efforts. Apply this rule today for a more productive and easier life getting the best you can. Live the 80/20 way - the simple way.

On the radio recently, I caught the lyrics of a Bee Gees song.

“Cause we’re living in a world of fools breaking us down when they all should let us be”

So I started thinking. And I came to the conclusion that it’s not just a world of fools breaking us down.

It’s also the daily bombardment of TV adverts and media telling us who we should be and why we need to do or buy something. They make us feel inadequate and pressurised.

The thing is, does it make you feel any better, to take that advice from the media or to buy those products they’re telling you will change your life?

No. Not really. Be honest with yourself here.

And then someone else comes along telling you what you should be, or another advert tells you how you can’t survive without their product.

And so the vicious cycle starts again.

I mean, should you really take advice from someone you don’t know, who doesn’t have your true welfare at heart? Someone who might not be educated or well informed in the subject they preach to you about?

And what about things anyway?  Do you really need several different bath or washing products for instance?

The 80/20 way is the best guideline to living a happier more fulfilling life. It's a simple principal where 80% of our best outcomes come from 20% of our efforts. Apply this rule today for a more productive and easier life. Live the 80/20 way - the simple way!

Apply The 80/20 Way

This is where you need to apply the 80/20 way. It’s simple.

“Less is more”.

That’s it.

You really don’t need much to be happy. And that’s the problem nowadays. People think that they need more and more “stuff” to make them happy.

Stuff like personal possessions, money, electrical gadgets, houses, expensive cars and even relationships.

And you really don’t need more advice from people on how to live your life. You live it simply.

Really, what we should ALL be doing is focussing on less. It’s been proven (the law of pareto) that 80% of an outcome or output comes from 20% of the input.

To put it simply, only 20% effort is needed to give you 80% outcome.

Focus on these 20% things (the less) to give you the 80% (the more) for greater satisfaction, happiness and contentment.

Stop comparing yourself to everyone else and live a unique and modest life focussing on: –

  • Your health (a healthy diet and active lifestyle)
  • Yourself and nearest relationships (the ones that matter)
  • Your desired job (or a plan to get there)
  • The creation of investment income
  • A simple, good life

The 80/20 way is the best guideline to living a happier more fulfilling life. It’s a simple principal where 80% of our best outcomes come from 20% of our efforts. Apply this rule today for a more productive and easier life. Live the 80/20 way – the simple way!

Where the 80/20 Way Comes From

The 80/20 way isn’t something I’ve dreamt up. It’s written about by Richard Keogh in his Living the 80/20 Way and it’s mentioned too by some of my other favourite authors like Jon Acuff and Dave Ramsay.

The 80/20 rule for money has been working well for Lynne and I now for over 5 years. We’ve come a long way from having a huge amount of mortgage debt and more expenses than income, as well as unhealthy diets and lifestyles to where we are today.

Today we have investment income that we’re slowly increasing. We don’t buy “stuff”. We have amazing holidays, spending good quality time together. I’m working on my dream job of writing this blog full time with lots of quick healthy recipes and details on the 80/20 way to hopefully inspire you to live the 80/20 way too.

I’ll bring you more in the future about how we integrate the 80/20 way into our lives. Make sure you’re subscribed for that and keep checking out this 80/20 way page for updates.

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Comments

  1. I love this! It kind of goes with the work less, play more model.
    Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious recently posted…Are You A Skinnygirl?My Profile

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Megan. That’s exactly what it is too. Focus on the 20% that matters and that will give you 80% of your best outcome. Spend the rest of he time doing something else you love. 🙂

  2. All about 80/20 living, with all regards. Food, to fitness to life! Right now I’m doing too much focusing on the 80% that isn’t serving me. Time to whittle!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I often have to take stock too. The 80/20 rule is just such a perfect little thing to remember, and to apply when you know you’re doing too much!

  3. Amen to this Neil! The 80/20 is the best way to live!
    rachel @ athletic avocado recently posted…Healthy Blueberry Muffin Frappuccino {vegan + paleo}My Profile

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      So glad you’re on board Rachel, thanks. It really is the best way to a simple life isn’t it? 🙂

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