The DV Weekend Pickup #37

Essentialism by Greg McKeown

What I like best:  Essentialism is not a time management strategy or a productivity technique, it's a way of thinking.  This book helps you to understand that if it isn't a clear yes, then it's a clear no.  If you've ever felt stretched to thin, busy but not productive, or like you're living on someone else's agenda then this is the book for you.  It is laid out in four easy to comprehend parts:

  1. Essence - What is the way of the essentialist?
  2. Explore - How can we tell the difference between the trivial many and the vital few?
  3. Eliminate - How do we remove the trivial many from our lives?
  4. Execute - How can we do the vital few with ease?

"A non-essentialist thinks almost everything is essential.  An essentialist thinks almost everything is non-essential," say McKeown.  He forces us to realize it's not necessarily about doing more, it's about doing less, but better.  Getting more done in less time by only doing the right things, what actually matters.  Highly recommend this one - As always pick it up and let me know what you think!

Best Quote:  "If you don't prioritize your life, someone else will."

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