Essentialism

Essentialism

The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

Downloadable Audiobook - 2014
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Have you ever found yourself stretched too thin? Do you simultaneously feel overworked and underutilized? Are you often busy but not productive? Do you ever feel like your time is being hijacked by other people's agendas? If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is the way of the Essentialist. The Way of the Essentialist isn't about getting more done in less time. It's about getting only the right things done. By forcing us to apply a more selective criteria for what is essential, the disciplined pursuit of less allows us to regain control of our choices so we can make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter. By embracing the way of the Essentialist, you'll learn how to: ʺ Discern what is absolutely essential, and eliminate all the rest ʺ Exercise your invincible right to say "no" -- and say it firmly, resolutely and...
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, 2014
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780804165327
Additional Contributors: McKeown, Greg

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1aa
Oct 31, 2015

A useful work, although I found that it would be hard to implement because it would require taking notes (especially the list of the ways to say 'no' in chapter eight), which is awkward when one can only listen to it. So, it would be better to read and take notes from it, then start to apply them.

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traceofbase
Aug 25, 2015

The core concept of only putting your energies in to those tasks and activities that are most essential in life is a pretty straight forward concept and I felt like the author spent too much time trying to convince the reader of it, and it could have been a couple chapters shorter. Also, despite the idea that the Esentialist lifestyle would allow one to spend more time with family, much of the Essentialist lifestyle seems to depend on others picking up the slack at home while the main breadwinner (whom this book is geared towards) focuses on themselves and their needs.

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JudithE
Dec 13, 2014

I liked this so much that I bought myself a copy. What enormously useful advice.

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