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Throw out Fifty Things by Gail Blanke

Throw out Fifty Things by Gail Blanke (2009)
Do your clothes and your home represent the way you’d like to think of yourself? What has to change to make that happen?

This motivational speaker and former columnist for Real Simple magazine wrote this self-help book to inspire the reader to first clear our homes of clutter and then clear the clutter in our minds. After step-by-step directions for getting rid of the physical clutter in our homes, the author shows how letting go of the clutter in our minds can lead to happiness and productivity.

Let go of feeling inadequate. Let go of the mistakes of the past. Get started on the path to the next and greatest part of your life! Check out these additional tips on getting organized and living a simpler life.

The Fred Factor by Mark Sanborn

The Fred Factor: how passion in your work and life can turn the ordinary into the extraordinary by Mark Sanborn (2006)
A motivational speaker, Sanborn incorporates stories of the exceptional service he received from his mailman Fred into his talks. Fred is a mail carrier extraordinaire—he goes the extra mile to make life easier for the people on his route. Sanborn uses examples of other “Freds”—people who bring purpose and meaning to their jobs no matter how menial—to illustrate how anyone can transform his or her work from the ordinary to the extraordinary.

You can learn more about the Fred that inspired the book or how to be a “Fred” on the Fred Factor website.