(EBOOK FREE) [Essentialism The Disciplined Pursuit of Less] Author Greg McKeown
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praising reviews and kept me reading it through my annoyance with his tone and attitude I m not reviews and kept me reading it through my annoyance with his tone and attitude I m not I learned anything new but I definitely was pushed to think about some things that I generally set to the side about how I choose to spend my time and the projects I take n The book was valuable enough that I m glad I read it But I was consistently and thoroughly irritated by McKeown s presentation f Essentialism the capitalization is significant as a club Harvest to Hydrosol: Distill Your Own Exquisite Hydrosols at Home of the initiated a realmf those who can look Hunchback over the topf their glasses at the rest Buddy of us who are wallowing in theverwhelming busy ness The Space Child's Mother Goose of life This book was written for an audiencef readers who have that luxury The Quotable Hitchens from Alcohol to Zionism: The Very Best of Christopher Hitchens of choosing how they want to spend their time who have power in social and economic t I liked the tablef contents It laid The Greatest Survival Stories Ever Told: Seventeen Incredible Tales out his essential points in a concise list The chapters themselves wereverworked and repetitive Nothing new here including his anecdotes and examples This is exactly what I needed to read at exactly the right moment As I have felt my life spiralling ut f control this is the book I picked up The author gleans from the best and most successful people and their philosophy and supports his stance that with a proper personal mission statement SMART goals and a willingness to simplify and change Cómo ligar con esa chica que tanto te gusta y a la que le gusta otro our perspective we can prioritize and live with play a meaningful life His philosophy isne that supports greater joy with family less clutter and better use Death Threat of time in all aspects My favorite and most meaningful truism that I gained is that if we don t clearly make boundaries someone else will make them for us He gave the examplef an executive who was asked to come n a Saturday for a meeting He told his supervisor he would not come since that is his designated family day The supervisor returned after discussing it with the ther peers who agreed to come instead n Sunday This executive felt the pressure to conform yet again declined by explaining that Sunday was his day to worship God He gained respect for his personal time and values Although not expressly stated I discovered that when I have not set clear boundaries and give the extra mile consistently I ve set the norm Boundaries purpose and goals are essential to a fulfilling life in every aspect This book encompasses all that is taught in books by successful leaders like Stephen Covey Clay Christensen Henry Eyering to name a few It was what I neededwwwamusingreviewsblogspotcom It must be tough to write a book about Essentialism because people will be watching like a hawk to see whether you stick to your wn advice and sadly I m not sure that he didBut first things first I didn t have a name for it but Essentialism is what I have been doing for a while now at work at least I have yet to tell any f my family r friends that I wasn t positively answering their invitation because it wasn t essential to me and my goals for the near futureBut at work I am a strong believer in this principle It s way too easy to get enrolled in everything meaning you won t be able to actually achieve anything So pick carefully and focus Porter Rockwell: A Biography on that just that And yes sometimes you can t pick yourself because it s something you have to do But even then be mindful about what is important In this book Greg McKeown gives sound advice Unless you arever the moon enthusiastic about a new possible project say no Don t ever say yes just because you fear people will like you less Because even though saying no will sometimes result in some frowning from the Satire other party I strongly believe that how you say your no is important I know people at work who will almost shout back a brisk and severe No not now and I don t like them much indeed But saying in a friendly way that now is not a good time hasn t hurt any relationship yetThere are two things I liked less about the book The first is that he uses a lotf examples that have been used to death so to speak I cannot even begin the count the number Deflower the Boss of non fiction I read lately that uses the examplef Rosa Parks bus ride and the No school today essential journalism lesson Hebrew magic amulets of Nora Ephron Thenn top he uses many examples f ther books I unfortunately for the author recently finished dschool s babywarmers from Creative Confidence Tom and David Kelley and Michael Phellps swimming routine from The Power Being There of Habit Charles Duhigg Nonef these examples are bad but they felt like هذه بلادنا: الجواء old material to me But then again anyone who rarely reads businessr popular psychology books 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"getting done in "done in time It’s not about getting less done It’s about getting Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom only the right things done It’s about challenging the core assumptionf ‘we can have it all’ and ‘I have to do everything’ and replacing it with the pursuit f ‘the right thing in the right way at the right time' It’s about regaining control f ur wn choices about where to spend Witness to the Martyrdom: John Taylor's Personal Account of the Last Days of the Prophet Joseph Smith our time and energies insteadf giving thers implicit permission to choose for us In Essentialism Greg McKeown CEO f a Leadership and Strategy agency in Silicon Valley who has taught at Apple Google and Facebook draws n exper. Could have been a 100 pages shorter without losing anything essential This book
Could Be Summed Upbe summed up these two uotes Essentialism is not about how to get things done it s about how to get the right things done It doesn t mean just doing less for the sake f less either It is about making the wisest possible investment f your time and energy in rder to The War at Home: One Family's Fight Against PTSD operate atur highest point f contribution by doing nly 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 but I also feel like this book won t be for everyone Don t get me wrong I think that everyone can take away SOMETHING from this book but depending n your job and your life circumstances I think it will be helpful to some than thers I could relate to a lot f the work chapters and the verall message Ten Thousand Goddam Cattle: A History of the American Cowboy in Song, Story and Verse of feelingverwhelmed and not prioritized I hope I can put some Set Theory, Logic and Their Limitations of McKeown s ideas in place and have Essentialism in my life I met Greg McKeown just after I finished his book Essentialism I foundut that he was a bishop in my stake Mormon speak for being a church congregation leader in my general area f Palo Alto CA He was approachable and kind After introducing myself and complimenting him n his book he asked me a few uestions about myself Namely what was I doing in my life and what was my end goal in my professional career I was taken aback because not many people jump straight to such a core uestion when just getting to know someone then again he IS an essentialist so what s the use for extraneous commentary We didn t have much time to speak as he was about to leave the church building with his family Before we parted he challenged me to take 20 focused minutes and define what I wanted to do with my life to write ut in words my ultimate goal f my professional life And don t forget to time it he said This man truly lives and breathes the principles that he teaches in this book After completing Essentailism I immediately gave the book to a friend who I know to be The Stringbean Murders overly encumbered with side projectsutside أساطير شعبية من قلب جزيرة العرب: الجزء الرابع of his day job His extraneous favors stem largely from his inability to say no to friends and colleagues I m hoping that Essentialism will help him set up an internal framework to politely refuse theseffers and be proactive about the way he spends his spare time Because that s exactly how I ve felt after reading McKeown s book I plan to live by his uote Don t let anyone else hijack your schedule All 272 pages Stricken (Asphalt Cowboys, of this book could have been condensed into a three page blog post perhaps without the pages filled with cutesy large text My ultimate takeaway is that I find Greg McKeown incredibly annoying However there are also somether intuitive ideas that can be helpful like You cannot have it all Decide what your agenda The Sporty Game or goal is and pursuenly American Yakuza II opportunities that lead you to that goal If you don t have yourwn agenda someone else will make it for you Don t commit casually to plans you re not sure about Don t be afraid to be unavailable If you can t do a side project say so Focus reuires you to set aside time for your priority Teams function better if there is Inventions That Changed the World: Working Wonders one clear uantifiableverarching purpose I m trying to work Love Onboard: Cupid's Caribbean Cruise on this as a manager so it was nice to have this reinforced Keeping a journal and making time to read are important McKeown literally suggests the Bookf Mormon which makes me want to read trashy YA instead I do agree that it s better to take time for yourself in the morning I always feel better when I have time to hang Vertical Mind: Psychological Approaches for Optimal Rock Climbing out and make myself breakfast insteadf checking my email as I sprint for the N trainThere see I wrote this book in four bullet points EssentialismOn the topic Blood Love of Greg McKeown I find it extremely if not impossibly difficult to take someone seriously who tries to use Rosa Parks and Nelson Mandela as examplesf essentialist thinkers Rosa Parks said NO to thers agendas you can too Is this for real It s so bvious that this guy is a rotating speaker for Jack Dorsey companies Google s got Lego sets in its ffices guys Unleash your nebulously defined
"sense f playit "of playIt just be that I ve never sacrificed sleep for productivity because I m a monster when I don t sleep at least 7 hours but I also find the recent spate f celebrities and CEOs touting the benefits f sleep somewhat dd Ariana Huffington really just wants you to take a nap Jeff Bezos sleeps eight hours No ne has ever thought f this before AMAZING Such a frustrating book McKeown addresses an important topic that I certainly need to work n and that s what persuaded. Have you ever found yourself stretched too thin at home DIY, Dammit!: A Practical Guide to Curse-Free Crafting or at work Do you simultaneously feel bothverworked and underutilized Do you ften feel busy but not productive like you're always in motion but never getting anywhere Do you feel like your time is constantly being hijacked by ther people’s priorities and agendasHave you ever said yes to something simply to please and then resented it afterwards If you answered yes to any f these the way ut is the Way Civil rights, tool of communist deception of the EssentialistThe Wayf the Essentialist involves doing less but better so you can make the highest possible contribution in every area f your lifeThe Way f the. Ories and find them just as insightful as I did the first time I read themThe second Cutthroat one is that I think the author did not stick to the essentials Or better said he didn t stick to the essentials that would serve everyone Take his chapter about planning for instance He gives the examplef a speech you will have to give in a few months time His advice is to start now and spend 4 minutes daily to draft the speech and then put it away until the next day I can imagine this working for some people but Mr Greg Mckeown has never been inside my brain If I even start thinking for 30 seconds about something like that my head will be bubbling and fizzing with ideas for the next 24 hours at least Meaning that my brain will be too busy with possible
speech scenario s to get anything else done Some people are planners some are not I don tscenario s to get anything else done Some people are planners some are not I don t this has anything to do with trying to stick to essential thingsThere are a few chapters like that in the second part An Eastern Orthodox Response to Evangelical Claims of the book where Mr Mckeown described processes that work for him but in mypinion are not necessarily linked to this philosophy The Claiming of the Shrew of essentialism and even make them sound a little elitist in his manyverviews Summoned of how Essentialists are different better thanther peopleNet I believe in the philosophy and the book describes it very well while giving good advice especially in the first half The second half might not serve everyone as he mixed too many ther things into it that might not work for everyone but unfortunately the way he writes it he leaves no ption you either do it all and be part f the Essentialist club r you don t Having said that I think us readers are smart enough to pick and choose and not be bothered about whether Mckeown will think we do it properly Baghdad, Mon Amour: A Journey of Exile and Return or not Disclaimer A review copy was provided to me by the publisher but does not sway my rating either way This review reflects mywn experience and Dead Inside opinion with this book 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 bookver doing tasks that are part f the job that they ve been hired to doOne bit f advice is go to the South f France for a year when your work adversely affects your health Why didn t I think f that when I had surgery Maybe you don t need to pay for electricity and housing if you live n the beachWhere is the chapter n why it s important to choose to pick your kid up from school when she can t stop vomiting rather than to finish bringing the payroll system back She Stoops to Conquer on line Family first Tough choices are for undeserving slackers All those essentialists will figureut a way to get paid if it is important to themThe message Slow Getting Up: A Story of NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile of doing what is most important is a goodne Unfortunately so many Orb of the examples are so ludicrous that it s hard to take the author seriously This is perhaps the worst example I ve ever seenf a manuscript that The Dandy and Lady Penelope only contains a magazine article s worthf information but that has been stretched ut to the length f
"an entire book "entire book fact it s unfair to call it even a magazine article s worth Multi-Family Therapy of information but like a listicle from a clickbait website with basically the entire book devoted to the single sentence Figureut just the National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 7th Edition oner two things you d most like to do in your life then stop doing everything else I mean seriously that s it I just described 95 percent f this book s contents for you In addition author Greg McKeown seems to have exclusively written this to appeal to C level corporate executives and no ne else because a major point f this book a message that spreads itself across several chapters is that when you re at work you should also nly do the A History of Prophecy in Israel, Revised and Enlarged oner two things you most want to do and simply refuse to do anything else claiming that your co workers will actually respect you and like you for doing so This doesn t seem to take into account the millions Think good thoughts about a pussycat of us who would be immediately fired if we toldur boss Eh I don t feel like doing this thing you just assigned me so find someone else making it clear that his advice here is One, Two, Three Me only for companywners and senior vice presidents and thers who get to 100 percent define their job role for themselves To be frank that s what this entire book feels like some padded ut nonsense for giving privileged executives an excuse to do even less work than they re already doing and thus inspiring them to hire McKeown as a consultant and speaker for yet Sex and Lust in Tijuana: True Sex Stories of the Tjamigos obscene amountsf money For anyone else who s not a senior vice president r Greg McKeown this book is pretty much worthless. Ience and insight from working with the leaders f the most innovative companies and Tea for Ruby organizations in the world to show how to achieve what he calls the disciplined pursuitf less By applying a selective criteria for what is essential the pursuit The Life of Saint Philip Neri of less allows us to regain controlf ur wn choices so we can channel ur time energy and effort into making the highest possible contribution toward the goals and activities that matterEssentialism isn’t ne thing; it is a different way f doing everything It is a discipline you apply constantly effortlessly Essentialism is a mindset; a way f life It is an idea whose time has co.