Do you feel busy, but not productive? That is the core question Greg McKeown wants to pose to you right now. He’s the author of best seller Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. He will teach you to live with less.
Kind of the exact opposite approach for how most of us live our lives, isn’t it?
For the past 16 years, he’s been on a quest to understand what holds people and organizations back from being truly successful. Essentialism was the answer he eventually discovered.
If you want to make a big change in your life like becoming self-employed you need to make space for it. You need to purge your life, so you can focus on the essentials.
Few lessons worth noting from our conversation include:
- Everything in life is a choice and why we view certain things as obligations.
- Start becoming more essential by taking small actions.
- Why it’s not possible to have multiple priorities when you learn the original meaning of priority.
I believe this book is so essential (pun intended;) I’m giving away 3 copies to the first 3 people that reply to an email I’ll be sending out on March 30, 2017 at 12 pm eastern time.
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Life Skills That Matter In This Episode
- Habit alignment.
- Purging and simplification.
- Live with less.
How Greg Works and Thinks
- Core work activities + habits: Writing and connecting with others.
- Ideal work environment: In his home office with lots of light.
- Superpower: Discipline pursuit of less.
“Essentialism is the disciplined pursuit of less, but better.”
“It’s always OK to at least pause.”
“If you don’t prioritize your life, someone else will.”
Greg offers this advice to start living a more essential life:
Stop and pause before you take action. Start by taking 3-deep breaths when you feel overwhelmed or anxious. Becoming an essentialist is about taking small actions. It’s a process.
Resources + Bonus Materials
I believe Greg’s book is so essential (pun intended;) I’m giving away 3 copies to the first 3 people that reply to an email I’ll be sending out on March 30, 2017 at 12 pm eastern time.
If you aren’t currently on our email list, you can sign up now at lifeskillsthatmatter.com/getstarted and scroll to the bottom of the page.