Inspiration from the Couch book club returns! Today we are diving into Essentialism by Greg McKeown. The tagline of this book is “the disciplined pursuit of less.” We start by defining both essentialism and nonessentialism, comparing and contrasting these two ways of being. We then explore the core mindset of an essentialist, including choice, discernment, and the reality of tradeoffs. Lastly we talk about the 3-step process for becoming an essentialist: explore, eliminate, and execute.
Do Try This at Home
- Read the book! We all LOVED it!
- Shift your mindset to acknowledge that you can only do so much with your time. If you don’t prioritize it, someone else will.
- If you want to make a kick ass contribution to the world, YOU are your best asset. So you have to prioritize yourself.
- Ask yourself: “What’s most important now?” (Practice discerning noise from the essential.)