“It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential” – Bruce Lee


What is Frictionless Living all about?

We all encounter friction in our lives.  Things that get in the way of what we’d really rather be doing with our time. Things that we wish we could simplify, reduce or get rid of completely.

Frictionless Living is dedicated to helping readers find simplicity, clarity and focus in distracted times.


Who Am I?

My name is Carl Phillips.  

After a period of reflection several years ago I realised I was accumulating more in my life.

More things that didn’t matter.

More commitments I wasn’t really passionate about keeping.

More friction!

So, I started to take some action.  That action has meant:


In short, the quality of my life has improved significantly. 

I have concerned myself a whole lot less with the need to keep up.  I march (or relax) to my own drum.  I feel happier and I feel like I am on a path of my own setting.  

This Site 

It is my aim to create something on this site that will be of value to you in your own journeys.

I hope you enjoy looking around.




Me with some friends!
Experiences Over Stuff – Yes, those cheetahs are real and no, I’m not crazy!


* Credit

Credit where credit is due, the name of this site was inspired by a Leo Babauta post.  Leo’s work has had a big impact on me and I’m sure it will on you if you check out his amazing Zen Habits site.