Posted February 23, 2009 2:22 pm by with 49 comments

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<Oprah Voice> It’s book contest time! </Oprah>

OK, so here’s the deal. You’ve read Tim Ferriss’ “The 4-Hour Workweek” right? Great book. Inspiring stuff–and certainly makes you want to live Ferriss’ life, right?

But, it also misses the opportunity to precisely explain how you can get your workweek down to, heck, 30 hours–let alone 4! Well, that’s where Leo Babauta’s “Power of Less, The: The Fine Art of Limiting Yourself to the Essential…in Business and in Life” comes in!

It’s a surprisingly quick read, but is packed full of actionable advice for de-cluttering your life, focusing on your priorities, and getting more out of business and life. Heck, even Tim Ferriss’ praise adorns the book’s cover.

Personally, I’ve already picked up some great tips for focusing my daily routine–the chapters “Simple E-mail” and “Simple Internet” are worth the cover price alone!

But, you may not have to pay at all. You could win one of 3 copies we have to give away.

How to enter this contest? Simply leave a comment below and we’ll randomly pick 3 winners (deadline for entry is 6pm ET this Tuesday).

That’s all you need to do! And, if you don’t win, you can grab a copy from your favorite bookstore or online.


  • Gee, I sure would like to win a copy of Leo Babauta’s “The Power of Less.” -Harry Joiner

  • Of all the books you’ve posted, this is the one I’d go crazy for! Please, please pick me!

  • Andy, would LOVE to check out this book brother!

    I need this book to clean out the clutter in my life! To many opportunities and not enough time.

    Thanks a lot for the post nonetheless!


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  • I’ve read the free ebook version would love to get this!

  • Would love to try out the methods in this book.

    I’ve been thinking of taking a more GTD approach but it seems a bit too all-encompassing for me. This might be a good ice-breaker.


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  • April

    I’d like a copy. Thanks.

  • Please include me in the draw.

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  • I love ZenHabits!

  • less

  • Niels Schuddeboom

    Especially in this age, focus is essential! Therefore, I would love to read this book!

  • Josh Summerhays

    I love Marketing Pilgrim. Andy Beal is handsome man. Can I please have a free copy of The Power of Less?

  • Andy , I would love to win a copy of this book! I really hope I get chosen. Im a busy mother of 2 and I’m grad school and work a full time job. I need some inspiration! Thanks

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  • Hi there,

    WOW!This is excellent! I’ve done some reading on the internet about this book find it to be a definate book to have.

    Eddie Gear

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  • Olivia

    I’ve been reading Leo’s blog Zen Habits for over a year now and I find that every post is a source of inspiration to become not only a better worker but also a better person as a whole.
    I’m sure his e-book is of great quality and I would be more than happy to have it for free.

    Thank you.

  • Erin

    Sounds like a great book! It’s just getting around to reading it BEFORE making the awesome changes it will suggest :). I’d love to win it!

  • Pick me!

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  • patrick

    less = more…but how? I’d love a copy of this book!

  • I think to get one workweek down to 30 hours is more achievable than 4 hour work week.

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  • Matt

    A comment.

  • SuSAN

    I’d love to get a copy. But I think Tonya Harmati really deserves a copy. Anyone with two kids in grad school and working needs all the assistance they can get.

  • Theresa

    Please pick me!

  • Tisa

    Would love to read this! ~ 🙂 Please count me in too!

  • Not only will I read it, I’ll include a review on my blog! Pick me!

  • Carla

    count me in please!

  • Andrew J

    Hello. Commenting as an entry to this contest.

  • Stacy Sherman

    The book interests me. Glad to know about it. Please enter me into drawing.

  • Love the contest, would love to win the book

  • This book looks great. Will definitely have to find a copy!

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  • Hi Andy. I hope all is well! This book looks like another great read.

  • Boy the freebies sure bring out the ‘commenter’ in everyone 😉

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  • Looks like quite an interessting book. Since I just read Ferriss’ book a few times it might help to get things started in the right direction 🙂


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  • Andy, would LOVE to check out this book brother!Glad to know about it
    Anyways thnx 4 sahring;)

  • Angela

    The fine art to limiting yourself to the essential eh? Would that mean this book basically tells you that you should focus on what is more important and complete these first instead of the unimportant, useless things we get carried away with? 🙂

  • I would love to get a free copy. 🙂 And I like to win things from MarketingPilgrim. 🙂


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  • Giselle Borg Olivier

    Commenting =)

    P.S. it’s my birthday today 😉

  • Less is more.

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  • Count me in – this book looks superb!

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  • Jane

    I’ve always said Less is More and try to live by that. I believe I could get more done in 30 hour week.

  • Chris

    Sweet deal!

  • Excellent Book.. ! Love to get my hands on it.. !


  • i am a loser and would benefit from this book the most. Thanks for picking me.

  • I’ve followed Leo on his blog, and if the book is anything like his blog, it’s probably awesome.

  • Andrew

    Thanks Andy!

  • Hilary

    I know several people that could use this book. If I win – it will be a gift for someone else.

  • Vanessa

    I’d love a copy.


  • Sweet deal, crossing fingers…

  • Andy, your book recommendations are always a hit in the office! Looking forward to sharing this copy with the team!

  • Dean

    Hey Andy – Rather than just requiring someone leave a comment (and thusly get 50 comments that say something like “i would like this book”) how about adding some minimal requirements like:

    1. Best SEM related joke: a Rabbi, a Priest and an SEO expert walk into a bar…
    2. Offer another book recommendation on the same or similar subject…
    3. Best time saving tip: only check you’re email 3 times a day.

    Just seems to me that if your gonna get something you should have to give something.

  • I’m always looking for ways to be more efficient and keep me focused.
    I promise I’ll leave a review on Amazon!