Is It Worth It?
Simplify Your Life with Personality Type

Make your complicated life a thing of the past. It’s time for the simple life! This book honors WHO YOU ARE to help you decide what is really important in your life. Learn how to answer the powerful and empowering question, “IS IT WORTH IT?” using the Z-Pattern of Decision-Making.

With this book and its accompanying workbook, the simple and meaningful life is within your reach!

Do any of the following words and phrases give you a sense of the peace and joy that would come from simplifying your life?

  Here’s to the
GOOD Life – the Simpler Life:
  Say goodbye to:
 Lack of clutter
Free time
Setting own priorities
Quiet time
 Too much clutter
Being out-of-balance
No free time
No me-time
No meaning in life
Lack of joy
Lack of peace

The HOW of achieving a state of simplicity has always been a challenge for people. Every day, we hear someone saying, “I’m so stressed out. I just don’t have the time for that.” Or, “I said ‘yes’ to make them happy, when I should have said ‘no’ to make me happy.”

The Answer for finding the Simpler, Less Complicated Life


I believe I’ve found the answer to our problem – a way to find a simpler life. (I say “our” problem because I, too, have suffered with a cluttered, complicated, and time-consuming life – and I have not been totally happy with it. In fact, I started writing this book just for myself and said, unless this approach worked, I wouldn’t publish it.  Ta-da!  It works!)  

Because we’re all different, getting to simplicity can’t be done using a cookie-cutter approach. Whether it’s Marie Kondo’s Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, where we’re supposed to rid ourselves of everything that doesn’t bring joy (like a hammer, which, of course, is ridiculous) or Greg McKeown’s Essentialism, where you have to become a minimalist to be happy (What happened to the American Dream?), those concepts or philosophies don’t work for everyone.  What those authors, and many like them, propose is what has worked for them, without any consideration for WHO WE ARE.

That’s why I say, there’s a better way, a way that honors who YOU are.  Being a practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®, an assessment tool for personality type), I found the perfect fit between one’s type and how to achieve the simple life.  It takes into consideration who you are, what you want, and what you need.

 As you’ll see in the book, clutter isn’t just about your environment or that you own too many things.  Clutter happens in six areas of your life, which are addressed in the book: Things Clutter, Mind Clutter, Financial Clutter, Job Clutter, Relationship Clutter, and Activities Clutter. Learn how to deal with them all.

You Deserve the Best

Much as people may say “I want it all” and “I can do it all”, it’s just not realistic or possible.  Sorry!  We only have so much time, energy, and money (or whatever way you may measure the worth of something).  But we can have the “best” of it all by answering the most powerful and empowering question—Is it worth it?—for every action, thought, or feeling we have.  I guarantee that the state of harmony and bliss that so many of us long for is within reach by learning to use the Z-Pattern of Decision-Making.  This approach incorporates the four preferences of type.  By its very nature, it’s a way that’s tailored for each of us as individuals.

It’s All About Who You Are

If you’re not familiar with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®, it’s a tool that has helped millions of people worldwide find out more about themselves, why they behave the way they do, and how they interact and communicate with other people.  I’ve taken the concept of type even further by showing you how to use it to simplify your life.  Don’t know about type?  You’ll learn it here and more.  There’s an in-depth discussion of type in this book, as well as a personality questionnaire for those who don’t know their type (or, having taken it, don’t remember the results).

The four basic preferences that make up personality typing — Sensing, iNtuiting, Thinking, and Feeling — provide the foundation for the decisions you’ll make to the all-important question, Is it worth it?

Once you learn how to answer that all-important question, you’ll become empowered, having no regrets when you:

1.  Get rid of things
2.  Say “no” to someone or something
3.  Take time for yourself
4.  and so much more.

In other words, choose the life you want!

“I didn’t believe that such a simple question, ‘Is it worth it?’, could be so powerful.  But, believe me, it is.  I’ve now learned to say ‘no’ and ‘not worth it’ to many things that would otherwise now be cluttering my life.”

“I’ve never seen my life so clearly as I do now.  I used the workbook for a short time to familiarize myself with the approach.  Happily, the approach is now a part of me.  I don’t do anything until I’ve fully answered the question, “Is it worth it?”

“Our over-scheduled lives were destroying our family. It seemed everyone was going in their own direction.  We were losing our family bonds because we no longer were doing family things.  We started to measure what each person was doing using the question “Is it worth it?”, and we slowly dug ourselves out from a life of doing it all to a life of doing what was important to all.”


“Because of who I am and my personality type, saying ‘no’ used to be very hard. I don’t like to hurt people’s feelings.  This approach finally gave me the freedom to do what’s good for me and respond to requests in a way that took away the guilt of saying ‘no.'”

“Thanks to this book, I finally have addressed all areas of clutter in my life.  I used to think clutter was just about having too many things laying around.  I now appreciate that clutter happens not only with too many clothes and knick-knacks, but in my finances, relationships, and the activities I pursue.”

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“I finally realized that what I was looking for was meaning in my life.  I found it with the help of this book.”