Book Review: Essentialism – Greg McKeown

Another book that I've been listing to lately on Audible is Greg McKeown's Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less.

This was a very timely book for me. I find it very easy to get endlessly bogged down in minutia, rather than just always focusing on the big picture of what I'm doing. It's really easy to do that if you have a great desire to get things perfect or close to perfect. But that's not what you should be aiming for.

What I particularly liked about this book is that Greg didn't just talk about the problem. He had a large number of examples of situations and just how you should deal with them.

In particular, I loved the section on how to say No.

I found the book to be practical and useful, and now I just need to take a long hard look at everything I do, to see how they fit into what I really need to get done.

If you find yourself super-busy with trivia, or just don't know how to politely say no to endless requests without offending people, you might find this book pretty useful.

Greg's rating: 8 out of 10

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