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Is this the ultimate formula for a successful life?

By Marcus Santer

less of the right stuff is better than more stuff

The Saturday Quote:

“Owning things does not satisfy our longing for meaning”
Jimmy Carter

I was reading a Pat Flynn post the other day, The workout plan that increases sex appeal.

I enjoyed it and found it really does make a good case for the:

Less of the right stuff is better than more stuff formula.

Especially when it comes to looking great nekid., which I’m guessing is a very popular subject in the world of fitness.

Now I hope you’ll bare/bear with me as I go off at a tangent, it’s 05:44 here and I’m clearly running a high temperature as I get over this man flu shizzle.

And instead of laying in bed annoying my wife with my attempts at breathing I thought I’d get up and put some words on paper about the philosophy of ‘less of the right stuff is better than more stuff.’

It seems to me in my fevered state that you can substitute the word ‘stuff’ for pretty much anything.

Let’s give it a whirl…

It’s a fascinating formula.

But I feel you need to pay special attention to what ‘the right stuff’ is.

And I guess that all depends on your goal.

Because ‘the right stuff’ for the guy who wants to lift 500kg is going to be very different to the lady who wants to live to 100.

Or the dudes who wants to look great naked.

I also think the sneaky little variable in this formula is the word ‘more‘.

It reminds me of a documentary I watched recently on Netflix called: The Minimalists.

Focusing on two guys determined to help people live more meaningful lives with less stuff.

Here’s a quote I find particularly relevant to this ramble:

“You can never get enough of what you don’t really want.”
Mary Ellen Edmunds

The more I think about the: Less of the right stuff is better than more stuff formula – the more I feel it holds the key to a successful life.

All you need to do is invest some skull sweat thinking about what the right stuff is for you and then seek out those who’ve gone down that road before you.


So you can avoid re-inventing the wheel.

Now I don’t know what the right stuff is for you, but I’m guessing that if you’re reading this then living a long, strong and independent life is desirable to you.

And if that is the case,

You’ll be pleased to know that when it comes to ‘the right stuff’ for stacking the odds of a longer, stronger and more independent life in your favour, I’ve done all the hard work for you.

I’ve researched those who’ve successfully gone down this road and discovered what the: ‘Less of the right stuff’ is that’s better than more stuff.

And I put all of my best understandings of ageing well in my book:

The Healthy Ageing Pyramid. – 7 Health packed habits to help you stay young your whole life.

You can get it here.

Bye for now


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