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To Be Or Not To Be Simple?

Published on 5/5/2019
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"To Be Or Not To Be Simple?”  is the 9th in my Tom's Vivid Views  series of original copyright press releases sent from my happy home in the sunny south of Portugal


I am a great believer in simple. For me simple is best and simple works. Following on from that I assert that there is no need to have complexity in your life. In fact, the more complicated your life and those people and things in it, then the less likely you are to be successful in your pursuits and endeavours and the less likely you are to experience contentment and joy. So it's necessary to expel the complex and the complicated from your life. Here's how to do it :

Take a sheet of paper and draw a line down the middle of it. Now you have two columns. At the head of the left hand column write the word 'Simple'. At the head of the right hand column write the word 'Complex'.

Over the next couple of days, weeks or months (take as long as you need, be thorough), list down in either column all those things in your life - activities, work, people, pursuits, hobbies, relationships, emotions, possessions, whatever – which you consider to be simple (as in easy to deal with, produce no stress or difficulty, are fun, light and enjoyable) and all those things you know to be complex (as in complicated, consume too much time, cause you unhappiness, distress, loss of esteem etc.) in the respective columns.

Once completed you will most likely find that upwards of fifty percent of your items, often as high as ninety percent, will be in the right hand, complex column. Yes, the majority of people fill their lives with complicated and therefore wasteful and unrewarding work, pursuits and relationships. But, whatever the result, the next bit is the important thing.

Score through the complex column with a heavy black line. Better still, rip it off and chuck it in the bin. Best of all, screw it up and burn it. Watch with joy as you see all those horrible and destructive complex matters go up in smoke. It will be like a huge release for you, a weight off your shoulders, a cleansing of the spirit.

From this day onwards, work only on doing and enjoying those things which remain in your intact left hand, simple column. These will henceforth form the mainstay of your existence. With all the complex stuff eliminated you will now have extra time and energy and the freedom to concentrate on your simple, and therefore more rewarding, aspects of life. That's it.

It may be that you are astounded by the sheer simplicity of what I am proposing. You shouldn't be. As I said at the outset – simple is best and simple works. To be or not to be simple?  Simple, isn't it? 

I am Tom Riach. I live and write in the sunny south of Portugal.


For many years I have run my WAKE UP LEISURE AND LEARNING BREAKS (click on) where I talk of successful living and of creating both material and inner wealth. Or send for any of my best-selling Amazon books – MASTERING THE ART OF MAKING MONEY THE SIMPLEST SALES STRATEGY - SELF-IMPROVEMENT SHOULD BE FUN! - WINNING BIG IN LIFE AND BUSINESS - they are packed with my secrets of successful living and with wit and wisdom sure to get you thinking about how you manage your life. Available in Paperback and Kindle. Click the image below.

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TO BE OR NOT TO BE SIMPLE?  is an original copyright Tom Riach press release, short and to the point. I hope you enjoyed reading it and found it informative and/or entertaining. To learn more or to get in touch with me please visit me on my website at TOMRIACH.COM

See you there! Regards, Tom.


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It took me some years to establish myself in business but I believe that in life only the most resolute of tryers will prevail and after several years of a bank account in a permanent state of cardiac arrest my perseverance began to pay!

I became a successful Business Consultant, Investment Adviser and award-winning Salesperson and Marketing Professional and I coined the term 'Creative Solutions' to describe my work in devising and implementing innovative approaches to situations in business, commerce and industry (some call it trouble-shooting). From my successes I grew my own group of small companies.

Today I host my 'Wake Up Leisure and Learning Breaks', personal mentoring and business guidance, in the tranquility and calm of the sunny south of Portugal and I am the author of several best-selling books in the self-help, business and successful living genres.

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