Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

Welcome to Monday and Welcome to Book Love!

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of less by Greg McKeown, is a book that every micro-entrepreneur or small business owner needs in their toolkit.

Have you ever had the feeling that the business you’ve created has become a beast. That not only does it consume you, but you can’t even remember what the one essential thing was, that you wanted to create in the first place?

Are you too scared to turn down any opportunity in case you miss out?  Do you say yes to everything and then find you’re being stretched so thin that nothing you do has any impact, or makes the contribution you passionately want to make?

Greg’s book can help you unravel the decision-making process that takes you from trying to do everything, to finding your own definition of essentialism and learning the craft of ‘saying no gracefully’ – so that your time is devoted to that one thing.

Greg’s reviewers say

Essentialism holds the keys to solving one of the great puzzles of life: how can we do less but accomplish more? A timely, essential read for anyone who feels over-committed, overloaded, or overworked—in other words, everyone.

It has already changed the way that I think about my own priorities, and if more leaders embraced this philosophy, our jobs and our lives would be less stressful and more productive. So drop what you’re doing and read it. (Adam Grant, Wharton professor and bestselling author of GIVE AND TAKE)

And after reading it in one sitting (well one and a train ride) I couldn’t agree more… it’s easy to read, harder to do, but so liberating when you come to the realise that to gain the greatest rewards, you have to work on the one thing you care about the most.

So grab a copy if it appeals to you, and let me know what you think in the comments below!

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Jayne Ryan
Jayne Ryan

Jayne was the Women Unlimited website editor from 2013 - 2015.

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