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Episode 55

Marie Kondo - The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up Book Review for Ambitious People

Marie kondo book review

In this special book review episode, David reviews The LifeChanging Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. In 9 minutes we’ll discuss the core principles of the book and how these principles can benefit busy and ambitious people, such as business people and entrepreneurs. 

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About The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (Amazon)

Live in a clean and clutter-free home forever with the life-changing KonMari Method – now a multi-million copy international best seller.

Transform your home into a permanently clear and clutter-free space with the incredible KonMari Method. Japan’s expert declutterer and professional cleaner Marie Kondo will help you tidy your rooms once and for all with her inspirational step-by-step method. 

The key to successful tidying is to tackle your home in the correct order, to keep only the things you really love and to do it all at once – and quickly. After that, for the rest of your life, you need only to choose what to keep and what to discard. 

The KonMari Method will not just transform your space. Once you have your house in order, you will find that your whole life will change. You can feel more confident, you can become more successful, and you can have the energy and motivation to create the life you want. You will also have the courage to move on from the negative aspects of your life: you can recognise and finish a bad relationship; you can stop feeling anxious; you can finally lose weight. 

Marie Kondo’s method is based on a ‘once cleaned, never messy again’ approach. If you think that such a thing is impossible, then you should definitely listen to this compelling audiobook.

About Marie Kondo (Wikipedia)

Marie Kondo (近藤 麻理恵, Kondō Marie, pronounced [kondoː maɾie], born 9 October 1984[1]), also known as Konmari[2] (こんまり), is a Japanese organizing consultant, author, and TV presenter.[3]

Kondo has written four books on organizing, which have collectively sold millions of copies around the world. Her books have been translated from Japanese into several languages and her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (2011) has been published in more than 30 countries.[4] It was a best-seller in Japan and in Europe, and was published in the United States in 2014.[3]

In the United States and the United Kingdom, the profile of Kondo and her methods were greatly promoted by the success of the Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, released in 2019, which gained Kondo a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program.[5][6] In August 2021, Netflix released a follow-up show, Sparking Joy with Marie Kondo. She was listed as one of Time‘s “100 most influential people” in 2015.[7]

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