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Essentialism

The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

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This edition published in by Crown Business in New York, USA.

Written in English

260 pages

Essentialism isn't about getting more done in less time. It's about getting only the right things done. 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 people's agendas? If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is the Way of the Essentialist. Essentialism is more than a 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 toward the things that really matter. By forcing us to apply 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. It's a whole new way of doing everything. It's about doing less, but better, in every area of our lives. Essentialism is a movement whose time has come. - Jacket flap.

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Essentialism isn't about getting more done in less time. It's about getting only the right things done. 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 people's agendas? If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is the Way of the Essentialist. Essentialism is more than a 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 toward the things that really matter. By forcing us to apply 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. It's a whole new way of doing everything. It's about doing less, but better, in every area of our lives. Essentialism is a movement whose time has come. - Jacket flap.

Essentialism

The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

This edition published in by Crown Business in New York, USA.


Table of Contents

Part I Essence: What is the core mind-set of an Essentialist?
The essentialist
Choose: the invincible power of choice
Discern: the unimportance of practically everything
Trade-off: which problem do I want?
Part II Explore: How can we discern the trivial many from the vital few?
Escape: the perks of being unavailable
Look: see what really matters
Play: embrace the wisdom of your inner child
Sleep: protect the asset
Select: the power of extreme criteria
Part III Eliminate: How can we cut out the trivial many?
Clarify: one decision that makes a thousand
Dare: the power of a graceful "no"
Uncommit: win big by cutting your losses
Edit: the invisible art
Limit: the freedom of setting boundaries
Part IV Execute: How can we make doing the vital few things almost effortless?
Buffer: the unfair advantage
Subtract: bring forth more by removing obstacles
Progress: the power of small wins
Flow: the genius of routine
Focus: what's important now?
Be: the Essentialist life
Appendix: Leadership essentials

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Library of Congress
BF611 .M455 2014

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25613003M
Internet Archive
isbn_9780804137386
ISBN 10
0804137382
ISBN 13
9780804137386
LC Control Number
2013038729

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