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Escape the Rat Race: Change Your Mind or Take the Emergency Exit (Evolve Your Life: Mini-Books For Finding Happiness Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Derek Ralston
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Book Description

How can you escape the rat race? Should you change your job? Or can you keep it, while making smaller changes to your daily habits and ways of thinking? This mini-book explores both options, and teaches you when each is appropriate for escaping the rat race.

This mini-book teaches:

* How to escape the rat race by changing your inner reality and daily habits
* How to escape the rat race by changing your outer reality using the emergency exit approach
* How to overcome your addiction to the rat race and workaholic lifestyle by creating healthy work habits
* How to overcome your bad leisure habits and addiction to mass media by creating healthy leisure habits
* How to create personally-selected goals for work and leisure

Part of the Evolve Your Life: Mini-Books For Finding Happiness Series.

Product Details

  • File Size: 606 KB
  • Print Length: 26 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006Z9U1WC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #779,883 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars gopd info April 24, 2014
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Worth the money. Gives you lots to think about, thats the reason you bought it in the first place. Good explanations.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Contentment comes from within. March 18, 2014
I have read all of this authors' eBooks, and I think this one may be his best. Perhaps this is his Magnum Opus. He advances the idea that one must change one's inner reality to escape the rat race. This idea was first advanced by the Buddhist and Stoic philosophers.
I particularly like what the author had to say about actively and passively using one's free time. Before, I was essentially using my free time in pursuits that I would consider mindless self-indulgence, i.e., netflix, tv, passively reading articles. Now, I am actively participating in mass media. I am writing reviews for the books I read, and trying to contribute comments to articles when I have something new or interesting to say. The author says that only something like 1 to 2% of people who visit websites actively contribute to content. Now, I am happily in that 1 to 2%.
I enjoyed what the author said about meditation and mindfulness. I am practicing meditation nearly daily now, and trying to live in the present, rather than constantly fretting over the future or the past. Perhaps the best advice the author advances, is the importance of goals. Goals that are intrinsically rewarding. My life has become infinitely better ever since I started making intrinsically rewarding goals. I plan on starting a blog, and possibly writing an ebook. See the authors' other works to see how to do these things.
I would highly recommend this eBook to everyone still caught in the rat race, which is the vast majority of the population. Even if one cannot quit one's job, they can benefit from the suggestions offered in this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book a definite must read for all March 22, 2012
By Jewel
This was a great read, not difficult to comprehend and very applicable to workers this day in age. I would highly recommend this book. So much well researched good information.
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