Have you ever found yourself stretched too thin?Do you simultaneously feel overworked and underutilized?Are you often busy but not productive?Do you feel like your time is constantly being hijacked by other peoples agendas?If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is the Way of the Essentialist.The Way of the Essentialist isnt about getting more done in less time. Its about getting only the right things done. It is nota time management strategy, or a productivity technique. It is a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so we can make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter. By forcing us to apply a more selective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices about where to spend our precious time and energy instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us.Essentialism is not one more thing its...
|Title||:||Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less|
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Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less Reviews
This book contains great advice for affluent people who don't fear losing their jobs when they choose really important things like planning their weddings (real example from the book) over doing tasks that are part of the job that they've been hired to do.
One bit of advice is - go to the South of France for a year when your work adversely affects your health. Why didn't I think of that when I had surgery? Maybe you don't need to pay for electricity and housing if you live on the beach.
Where is t ...more
Do you have a chronic (bad) habit of overfilling your plate, like me? I wanted to learn to say 'no' more often in order to enjoy more happiness and less anxiety. The principles in this book will help.
Some of my favorite bites of wisdom from inside include:
* Have extreme criteria for what you will say yes to
* Only say yes to those things that score a 9 or 10 out of 10
* Make more choices. Eliminate "have to" or "should"
* Use the delayed yes. "Let me get back to you." Allow yourself space to say a ...more
This book could be summed up with these two quotes:
“Essentialism is not about how to get more things done; it’s about how to get the right things done. It doesn’t mean just doing less for the sake of less either. It is about making the wisest possible investment of your time and energy in order to operate at our highest point of contribution by doing only what is essential.”
“Remember that if you don’t prioritize your life someone else will.”
I enjoyed the book and felt that it was helpful, b ...more
Invaluable lessons learnt, plans made, what remains is to execute them. "The life of an Essentialist is a life without regret "
"The life of an Essentialist is a life of meaning. It is life that really matters."
"The problem with being sleep-deprived is that it compromises our ability to tell the difference, and thus our precious ability to prioritize."
"When there is a serious lack of clarity about what the team stands for and what their goals and roles are, people experience confusion ...more
It was okay. It totally had me at first by taking me back to my j-school days, talking about "finding the lead" (lede). The entire message of the book is essentially "Stop trying to do everything. You're going to have to evaluate and decide what is important to you and choose to do it. Unfortunately you are going to disappoint a few people in order to stick to your priorities. It is unavoidable; get comfortable with that."
All of which I agree with. However, toward the end it got a little too "o ...more
This was just what I needed to hear. With any self-help book, some speak more to others, but this was what spoke to me now. While a lot of the book deals with simplifying your work life, it is applicable to every part of your life, which the author mentions. When you focus on those things that essential to you, you live a fulfilling life. I have purchased a copy of this book and will be referring to it again and again because it rang true.
I was able to really speed read through this book. It makes some interesting meaningful tips but the vast majority is just talk talk talk repeat repeat repeat lol Could have been easily condensed.
- "If you don’t prioritize your life, someone else will."
- “decision fatigue”: the more choices we are forced to make, the more the quality of our decisions deteriorates.
- In The Tao of Warren Buffett, Mary Buffett and David Clark explain: “Warren decided early in his career it would be impossi ...more
"We have good reasons to fear saying no. We worry we’ll miss out on a great opportunity. We’re scared of rocking the boat, stirring things up, burning bridges. We can’t bear the thought of disappointing someone we respect and like. None of this makes us a bad person. It’s a natural part of being human. Yet as hard as it can be to say no to someone, failing to do so can cause us to miss out on something far more important.”
Out of all these latest nonfiction books I've been reading/listening to, ...more