Do you want a simpler life?

Hi, I’m Martin. I’m a writer, solopreneur, and lifelong learner.

Let me share with you my thoughts on how to use the 80/20 principle to live a more rewarding life.

Why think 80/20?

Originally discovered by Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto, the 80/20 principle is a power law stating that 80% of outcomes come from 20% of the causes.

In simple terms, the rule says that only a few vital factors have a disproportionate impact on the results. The rest is largely insignificant.

We can apply the 80/20 rule in all fields. Through cultivating a counterintuitive attitude, we can enjoy a more rewarding life while doing less.

Think 80/20 is the place where you’ll learn how to embrace this fascinating philosophy.

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