Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

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.   The Way of the Essentialist isn?t about getting more done in less Have you ever found yourself stretched too thin?   Do you simultaneously feel overworked a...

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Title:Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
Author:Greg McKeown
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Genres:Nonfiction
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:260 pages pages

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less Reviews

  • Melissa
    Apr 22, 2014

    All 272 pages 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 some other, intuitive ideas that can be helpful, like...

    Could have been a 100 pages shorter without losing anything essential ...

    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 own advice ? and sadly I?m not sure that he did. But first things first, I didn?t have a name for it but ?Essentialism? is what I have been doin...

    This book could be summed up with these two quotes: ?Essentialism is not about how to get more things done; it?s about how to get the right things done. It doesn?t mean just doing less for the sake of less either. It is about making the wisest possible investment of your time ...

    Such a frustrating book. McKeown addresses an important topic that I certainly need to work on, and that's what persuaded me to read this book (based on some praising reviews) and kept me reading it through my annoyance with his tone and attitude. I'm not sure I learned anything new bu...

    According to McKeown, essentialism is living one's life in such a way that all of one's energies are concentrated on accomplishing the vital few things that really matter. In order to do this, one must know what the essential things are, cut out the things that are not essential, and p...

    I liked the table of contents. It laid out his essential points in a concise list. The chapters themselves were overworked and repetitive. Nothing new here, including his anecdotes and examples. ...

    ESSENTIALISM by Greg McKeown is a book that should be read annually. In it we are asked, ?What if we stopped celebrating being busy as a measurement of importance?? Not that it is a new concept, but it is a book that assembles all the great philosophies and thinkers into a cohesive...

    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 book) over doing tasks that are part of the job that they've been hired to do. One bit of advice is - go ...

    I met Greg McKeown just after I finished his book, Essentialism. I found out that he was a bishop in my stake (Mormon-speak for being a church congregation leader in my general area of Palo Alto, CA). He was approachable and kind. After introducing myself and complimenting him on his b...

    This is exactly what I needed to read at exactly the right moment. As I have felt my life spiralling out of 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 missio...

    Too much verbiage. For a book that teaches essentialism, there was a lot that could have been edited. At least half the book. ...

    This is a case of me finding exactly the book I needed at exactly the right time. (So the rating reflects that--it may not be helpful in the same degree to others.) McKeown offers a simple but profound idea: that we accomplish more when we are choosier about where we direct our efforts...

    This is the kind of book you can imagine yourself buying in bulk and passing out to everyone you know. I've already recommended it to more people than I can remember. After reading just the first few pages, I made a very big decision to quit a part-time job I've had for 11 years. T...

    Much longer than it needed to be (ironically), but it was worth re-reading if only to remind myself to think deeply about what is actually important to me, and what isn't. ...

    Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from my friend Bailey at Random House; there was no expectation of a review, favorable or otherwise. In a nutshell, Mckeown's book encapsulates an idea I've been circling around in my personal life for years, but provides concret...

    I do see value in the message for many very stressed out people, and some bits resonated with me, but overall I have to agree with the negative reviewers on Goodreads that this guy is annoying with his self-defeating neologisms (particularly "nonessentialist") and that there is not muc...

    Invaluable lessons learnt, plans made, what remains is to execute them. "The life of an Essentialist is a life without regret " Highlights: "The life of an Essentialist is a life of meaning. It is life that really matters." "The problem with being sleep-deprived is that it comp...

    ???????? ? ?????????? ???????? ? ???? ?????: http://s-kalinin.blogspot.ru/2015/01/... ????? ?? ?????????? ?????? ?????????????? ??? ?????-?????????????, ?? ??? "? ???????" ;)...

    "We have good reasons to fear saying no. We worry we?ll miss out on a great opportunity. We?re scared of rocking the boat, stirring things up, burning bridges. We can?t bear the thought of disappointing someone we respect and like. None of this makes us a bad person. It?s a nat...

    Loved this book!!! Here are my favorite takeaways: "The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials." -Lin Yutang ?When we don?t purposefully and deliberately choose where to focus our energies and time, other people?our bosses, our colleagues, our clien...

    Do you have a chronic (bad) habit of overfilling your plate, like me? I wanted to learn to say 'no' more often in order to enjoy more happiness and less anxiety. The principles in this book will help. Some of my favorite bites of wisdom from inside include: * Have extreme criteri...

    I loved this book! As someone who's trying to implement simplicity in my life, I found this book to be informative, intuitive, and interesting. Greg McKeown shares the idea of "less, but better" from the famous designer Dieter Rams. We don't have to run ourselves ragged trying to do ev...

  • Jennifer
    Jun 26, 2014

    All 272 pages 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 some other, intuitive ideas that can be helpful, like...

    Could have been a 100 pages shorter without losing anything essential ...

    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 own advice ? and sadly I?m not sure that he did. But first things first, I didn?t have a name for it but ?Essentialism? is what I have been doin...

    This book could be summed up with these two quotes: ?Essentialism is not about how to get more things done; it?s about how to get the right things done. It doesn?t mean just doing less for the sake of less either. It is about making the wisest possible investment of your time ...

    Such a frustrating book. McKeown addresses an important topic that I certainly need to work on, and that's what persuaded me to read this book (based on some praising reviews) and kept me reading it through my annoyance with his tone and attitude. I'm not sure I learned anything new bu...

    According to McKeown, essentialism is living one's life in such a way that all of one's energies are concentrated on accomplishing the vital few things that really matter. In order to do this, one must know what the essential things are, cut out the things that are not essential, and p...

    I liked the table of contents. It laid out his essential points in a concise list. The chapters themselves were overworked and repetitive. Nothing new here, including his anecdotes and examples. ...

    ESSENTIALISM by Greg McKeown is a book that should be read annually. In it we are asked, ?What if we stopped celebrating being busy as a measurement of importance?? Not that it is a new concept, but it is a book that assembles all the great philosophies and thinkers into a cohesive...

    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 book) over doing tasks that are part of the job that they've been hired to do. One bit of advice is - go ...

    I met Greg McKeown just after I finished his book, Essentialism. I found out that he was a bishop in my stake (Mormon-speak for being a church congregation leader in my general area of Palo Alto, CA). He was approachable and kind. After introducing myself and complimenting him on his b...

    This is exactly what I needed to read at exactly the right moment. As I have felt my life spiralling out of 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 missio...

    Too much verbiage. For a book that teaches essentialism, there was a lot that could have been edited. At least half the book. ...

    This is a case of me finding exactly the book I needed at exactly the right time. (So the rating reflects that--it may not be helpful in the same degree to others.) McKeown offers a simple but profound idea: that we accomplish more when we are choosier about where we direct our efforts...

  • Andy
    Sep 01, 2018

    All 272 pages 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 some other, intuitive ideas that can be helpful, like...

    Could have been a 100 pages shorter without losing anything essential ...

    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 own advice ? and sadly I?m not sure that he did. But first things first, I didn?t have a name for it but ?Essentialism? is what I have been doin...

    This book could be summed up with these two quotes: ?Essentialism is not about how to get more things done; it?s about how to get the right things done. It doesn?t mean just doing less for the sake of less either. It is about making the wisest possible investment of your time ...

    Such a frustrating book. McKeown addresses an important topic that I certainly need to work on, and that's what persuaded me to read this book (based on some praising reviews) and kept me reading it through my annoyance with his tone and attitude. I'm not sure I learned anything new bu...

    According to McKeown, essentialism is living one's life in such a way that all of one's energies are concentrated on accomplishing the vital few things that really matter. In order to do this, one must know what the essential things are, cut out the things that are not essential, and p...

    I liked the table of contents. It laid out his essential points in a concise list. The chapters themselves were overworked and repetitive. Nothing new here, including his anecdotes and examples. ...

    ESSENTIALISM by Greg McKeown is a book that should be read annually. In it we are asked, ?What if we stopped celebrating being busy as a measurement of importance?? Not that it is a new concept, but it is a book that assembles all the great philosophies and thinkers into a cohesive...

    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 book) over doing tasks that are part of the job that they've been hired to do. One bit of advice is - go ...

    I met Greg McKeown just after I finished his book, Essentialism. I found out that he was a bishop in my stake (Mormon-speak for being a church congregation leader in my general area of Palo Alto, CA). He was approachable and kind. After introducing myself and complimenting him on his b...

    This is exactly what I needed to read at exactly the right moment. As I have felt my life spiralling out of 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 missio...

    Too much verbiage. For a book that teaches essentialism, there was a lot that could have been edited. At least half the book. ...

    This is a case of me finding exactly the book I needed at exactly the right time. (So the rating reflects that--it may not be helpful in the same degree to others.) McKeown offers a simple but profound idea: that we accomplish more when we are choosier about where we direct our efforts...

    This is the kind of book you can imagine yourself buying in bulk and passing out to everyone you know. I've already recommended it to more people than I can remember. After reading just the first few pages, I made a very big decision to quit a part-time job I've had for 11 years. T...

    Much longer than it needed to be (ironically), but it was worth re-reading if only to remind myself to think deeply about what is actually important to me, and what isn't. ...

    Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from my friend Bailey at Random House; there was no expectation of a review, favorable or otherwise. In a nutshell, Mckeown's book encapsulates an idea I've been circling around in my personal life for years, but provides concret...

    I do see value in the message for many very stressed out people, and some bits resonated with me, but overall I have to agree with the negative reviewers on Goodreads that this guy is annoying with his self-defeating neologisms (particularly "nonessentialist") and that there is not muc...

  • Emily
    Apr 22, 2014

    All 272 pages 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 some other, intuitive ideas that can be helpful, like...

  • Undrakh Ganzorig
    Jan 28, 2017

    All 272 pages 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 some other, intuitive ideas that can be helpful, like...

    Could have been a 100 pages shorter without losing anything essential ...

    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 own advice ? and sadly I?m not sure that he did. But first things first, I didn?t have a name for it but ?Essentialism? is what I have been doin...

    This book could be summed up with these two quotes: ?Essentialism is not about how to get more things done; it?s about how to get the right things done. It doesn?t mean just doing less for the sake of less either. It is about making the wisest possible investment of your time ...

    Such a frustrating book. McKeown addresses an important topic that I certainly need to work on, and that's what persuaded me to read this book (based on some praising reviews) and kept me reading it through my annoyance with his tone and attitude. I'm not sure I learned anything new bu...

    According to McKeown, essentialism is living one's life in such a way that all of one's energies are concentrated on accomplishing the vital few things that really matter. In order to do this, one must know what the essential things are, cut out the things that are not essential, and p...

    I liked the table of contents. It laid out his essential points in a concise list. The chapters themselves were overworked and repetitive. Nothing new here, including his anecdotes and examples. ...

    ESSENTIALISM by Greg McKeown is a book that should be read annually. In it we are asked, ?What if we stopped celebrating being busy as a measurement of importance?? Not that it is a new concept, but it is a book that assembles all the great philosophies and thinkers into a cohesive...

    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 book) over doing tasks that are part of the job that they've been hired to do. One bit of advice is - go ...

    I met Greg McKeown just after I finished his book, Essentialism. I found out that he was a bishop in my stake (Mormon-speak for being a church congregation leader in my general area of Palo Alto, CA). He was approachable and kind. After introducing myself and complimenting him on his b...

    This is exactly what I needed to read at exactly the right moment. As I have felt my life spiralling out of 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 missio...

    Too much verbiage. For a book that teaches essentialism, there was a lot that could have been edited. At least half the book. ...

    This is a case of me finding exactly the book I needed at exactly the right time. (So the rating reflects that--it may not be helpful in the same degree to others.) McKeown offers a simple but profound idea: that we accomplish more when we are choosier about where we direct our efforts...

    This is the kind of book you can imagine yourself buying in bulk and passing out to everyone you know. I've already recommended it to more people than I can remember. After reading just the first few pages, I made a very big decision to quit a part-time job I've had for 11 years. T...

    Much longer than it needed to be (ironically), but it was worth re-reading if only to remind myself to think deeply about what is actually important to me, and what isn't. ...

    Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from my friend Bailey at Random House; there was no expectation of a review, favorable or otherwise. In a nutshell, Mckeown's book encapsulates an idea I've been circling around in my personal life for years, but provides concret...

    I do see value in the message for many very stressed out people, and some bits resonated with me, but overall I have to agree with the negative reviewers on Goodreads that this guy is annoying with his self-defeating neologisms (particularly "nonessentialist") and that there is not muc...

    Invaluable lessons learnt, plans made, what remains is to execute them. "The life of an Essentialist is a life without regret " Highlights: "The life of an Essentialist is a life of meaning. It is life that really matters." "The problem with being sleep-deprived is that it comp...

  • Prakash Loungani
    May 24, 2014

    All 272 pages 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 some other, intuitive ideas that can be helpful, like...

    Could have been a 100 pages shorter without losing anything essential ...

  • Matthew
    Oct 21, 2014

    All 272 pages 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 some other, intuitive ideas that can be helpful, like...

    Could have been a 100 pages shorter without losing anything essential ...

    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 own advice ? and sadly I?m not sure that he did. But first things first, I didn?t have a name for it but ?Essentialism? is what I have been doin...

    This book could be summed up with these two quotes: ?Essentialism is not about how to get more things done; it?s about how to get the right things done. It doesn?t mean just doing less for the sake of less either. It is about making the wisest possible investment of your time ...

    Such a frustrating book. McKeown addresses an important topic that I certainly need to work on, and that's what persuaded me to read this book (based on some praising reviews) and kept me reading it through my annoyance with his tone and attitude. I'm not sure I learned anything new bu...

    According to McKeown, essentialism is living one's life in such a way that all of one's energies are concentrated on accomplishing the vital few things that really matter. In order to do this, one must know what the essential things are, cut out the things that are not essential, and p...

    I liked the table of contents. It laid out his essential points in a concise list. The chapters themselves were overworked and repetitive. Nothing new here, including his anecdotes and examples. ...

    ESSENTIALISM by Greg McKeown is a book that should be read annually. In it we are asked, ?What if we stopped celebrating being busy as a measurement of importance?? Not that it is a new concept, but it is a book that assembles all the great philosophies and thinkers into a cohesive...

    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 book) over doing tasks that are part of the job that they've been hired to do. One bit of advice is - go ...

    I met Greg McKeown just after I finished his book, Essentialism. I found out that he was a bishop in my stake (Mormon-speak for being a church congregation leader in my general area of Palo Alto, CA). He was approachable and kind. After introducing myself and complimenting him on his b...

    This is exactly what I needed to read at exactly the right moment. As I have felt my life spiralling out of 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 missio...

    Too much verbiage. For a book that teaches essentialism, there was a lot that could have been edited. At least half the book. ...

    This is a case of me finding exactly the book I needed at exactly the right time. (So the rating reflects that--it may not be helpful in the same degree to others.) McKeown offers a simple but profound idea: that we accomplish more when we are choosier about where we direct our efforts...

    This is the kind of book you can imagine yourself buying in bulk and passing out to everyone you know. I've already recommended it to more people than I can remember. After reading just the first few pages, I made a very big decision to quit a part-time job I've had for 11 years. T...

    Much longer than it needed to be (ironically), but it was worth re-reading if only to remind myself to think deeply about what is actually important to me, and what isn't. ...

    Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from my friend Bailey at Random House; there was no expectation of a review, favorable or otherwise. In a nutshell, Mckeown's book encapsulates an idea I've been circling around in my personal life for years, but provides concret...

    I do see value in the message for many very stressed out people, and some bits resonated with me, but overall I have to agree with the negative reviewers on Goodreads that this guy is annoying with his self-defeating neologisms (particularly "nonessentialist") and that there is not muc...

    Invaluable lessons learnt, plans made, what remains is to execute them. "The life of an Essentialist is a life without regret " Highlights: "The life of an Essentialist is a life of meaning. It is life that really matters." "The problem with being sleep-deprived is that it comp...

    ???????? ? ?????????? ???????? ? ???? ?????: http://s-kalinin.blogspot.ru/2015/01/... ????? ?? ?????????? ?????? ?????????????? ??? ?????-?????????????, ?? ??? "? ???????" ;)...

    "We have good reasons to fear saying no. We worry we?ll miss out on a great opportunity. We?re scared of rocking the boat, stirring things up, burning bridges. We can?t bear the thought of disappointing someone we respect and like. None of this makes us a bad person. It?s a nat...

    Loved this book!!! Here are my favorite takeaways: "The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials." -Lin Yutang ?When we don?t purposefully and deliberately choose where to focus our energies and time, other people?our bosses, our colleagues, our clien...

  • Nancy
    Jan 11, 2014

    All 272 pages 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 some other, intuitive ideas that can be helpful, like...

    Could have been a 100 pages shorter without losing anything essential ...

    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 own advice ? and sadly I?m not sure that he did. But first things first, I didn?t have a name for it but ?Essentialism? is what I have been doin...

    This book could be summed up with these two quotes: ?Essentialism is not about how to get more things done; it?s about how to get the right things done. It doesn?t mean just doing less for the sake of less either. It is about making the wisest possible investment of your time ...

    Such a frustrating book. McKeown addresses an important topic that I certainly need to work on, and that's what persuaded me to read this book (based on some praising reviews) and kept me reading it through my annoyance with his tone and attitude. I'm not sure I learned anything new bu...

    According to McKeown, essentialism is living one's life in such a way that all of one's energies are concentrated on accomplishing the vital few things that really matter. In order to do this, one must know what the essential things are, cut out the things that are not essential, and p...

    I liked the table of contents. It laid out his essential points in a concise list. The chapters themselves were overworked and repetitive. Nothing new here, including his anecdotes and examples. ...

    ESSENTIALISM by Greg McKeown is a book that should be read annually. In it we are asked, ?What if we stopped celebrating being busy as a measurement of importance?? Not that it is a new concept, but it is a book that assembles all the great philosophies and thinkers into a cohesive...

    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 book) over doing tasks that are part of the job that they've been hired to do. One bit of advice is - go ...

    I met Greg McKeown just after I finished his book, Essentialism. I found out that he was a bishop in my stake (Mormon-speak for being a church congregation leader in my general area of Palo Alto, CA). He was approachable and kind. After introducing myself and complimenting him on his b...

    This is exactly what I needed to read at exactly the right moment. As I have felt my life spiralling out of 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 missio...

  • Morgan Blackledge
    Mar 05, 2015

    All 272 pages 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 some other, intuitive ideas that can be helpful, like...

    Could have been a 100 pages shorter without losing anything essential ...

    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 own advice ? and sadly I?m not sure that he did. But first things first, I didn?t have a name for it but ?Essentialism? is what I have been doin...

    This book could be summed up with these two quotes: ?Essentialism is not about how to get more things done; it?s about how to get the right things done. It doesn?t mean just doing less for the sake of less either. It is about making the wisest possible investment of your time ...

    Such a frustrating book. McKeown addresses an important topic that I certainly need to work on, and that's what persuaded me to read this book (based on some praising reviews) and kept me reading it through my annoyance with his tone and attitude. I'm not sure I learned anything new bu...

    According to McKeown, essentialism is living one's life in such a way that all of one's energies are concentrated on accomplishing the vital few things that really matter. In order to do this, one must know what the essential things are, cut out the things that are not essential, and p...

    I liked the table of contents. It laid out his essential points in a concise list. The chapters themselves were overworked and repetitive. Nothing new here, including his anecdotes and examples. ...

    ESSENTIALISM by Greg McKeown is a book that should be read annually. In it we are asked, ?What if we stopped celebrating being busy as a measurement of importance?? Not that it is a new concept, but it is a book that assembles all the great philosophies and thinkers into a cohesive...

    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 book) over doing tasks that are part of the job that they've been hired to do. One bit of advice is - go ...

    I met Greg McKeown just after I finished his book, Essentialism. I found out that he was a bishop in my stake (Mormon-speak for being a church congregation leader in my general area of Palo Alto, CA). He was approachable and kind. After introducing myself and complimenting him on his b...

    This is exactly what I needed to read at exactly the right moment. As I have felt my life spiralling out of 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 missio...

    Too much verbiage. For a book that teaches essentialism, there was a lot that could have been edited. At least half the book. ...

    This is a case of me finding exactly the book I needed at exactly the right time. (So the rating reflects that--it may not be helpful in the same degree to others.) McKeown offers a simple but profound idea: that we accomplish more when we are choosier about where we direct our efforts...

    This is the kind of book you can imagine yourself buying in bulk and passing out to everyone you know. I've already recommended it to more people than I can remember. After reading just the first few pages, I made a very big decision to quit a part-time job I've had for 11 years. T...

    Much longer than it needed to be (ironically), but it was worth re-reading if only to remind myself to think deeply about what is actually important to me, and what isn't. ...

    Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from my friend Bailey at Random House; there was no expectation of a review, favorable or otherwise. In a nutshell, Mckeown's book encapsulates an idea I've been circling around in my personal life for years, but provides concret...

    I do see value in the message for many very stressed out people, and some bits resonated with me, but overall I have to agree with the negative reviewers on Goodreads that this guy is annoying with his self-defeating neologisms (particularly "nonessentialist") and that there is not muc...

    Invaluable lessons learnt, plans made, what remains is to execute them. "The life of an Essentialist is a life without regret " Highlights: "The life of an Essentialist is a life of meaning. It is life that really matters." "The problem with being sleep-deprived is that it comp...

    ???????? ? ?????????? ???????? ? ???? ?????: http://s-kalinin.blogspot.ru/2015/01/... ????? ?? ?????????? ?????? ?????????????? ??? ?????-?????????????, ?? ??? "? ???????" ;)...

    "We have good reasons to fear saying no. We worry we?ll miss out on a great opportunity. We?re scared of rocking the boat, stirring things up, burning bridges. We can?t bear the thought of disappointing someone we respect and like. None of this makes us a bad person. It?s a nat...

    Loved this book!!! Here are my favorite takeaways: "The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials." -Lin Yutang ?When we don?t purposefully and deliberately choose where to focus our energies and time, other people?our bosses, our colleagues, our clien...

    Do you have a chronic (bad) habit of overfilling your plate, like me? I wanted to learn to say 'no' more often in order to enjoy more happiness and less anxiety. The principles in this book will help. Some of my favorite bites of wisdom from inside include: * Have extreme criteri...

    I loved this book! As someone who's trying to implement simplicity in my life, I found this book to be informative, intuitive, and interesting. Greg McKeown shares the idea of "less, but better" from the famous designer Dieter Rams. We don't have to run ourselves ragged trying to do ev...

    I was able to really speed read through this book. It makes some interesting meaningful tips but the vast majority is just talk talk talk repeat repeat repeat lol Could have been easily condensed. My Notes: - "If you don?t prioritize your life, someone else will." - ?decision ...

    Essentialism starts with giving yourself permission (or forcing yourself) to stop trying to do it all. Only then can you make your highest contribution to the things that really matter. I think a lot of us intuitively get the principle of focus makes for better results; the hard wor...

    Essentialism is author Greg McKeown's manifesto for the disciplined pursuit of less (but better). The nutshell catch fraise of the book is "if it's not a hell yes, it's a no. The prime directive is to (a) identify what really matters (b) ditch all the CBNQ (close but not quite) stuff (...

  • yh
    Apr 17, 2014

    All 272 pages 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 some other, intuitive ideas that can be helpful, like...

    Could have been a 100 pages shorter without losing anything essential ...

    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 own advice ? and sadly I?m not sure that he did. But first things first, I didn?t have a name for it but ?Essentialism? is what I have been doin...

    This book could be summed up with these two quotes: ?Essentialism is not about how to get more things done; it?s about how to get the right things done. It doesn?t mean just doing less for the sake of less either. It is about making the wisest possible investment of your time ...

    Such a frustrating book. McKeown addresses an important topic that I certainly need to work on, and that's what persuaded me to read this book (based on some praising reviews) and kept me reading it through my annoyance with his tone and attitude. I'm not sure I learned anything new bu...

    According to McKeown, essentialism is living one's life in such a way that all of one's energies are concentrated on accomplishing the vital few things that really matter. In order to do this, one must know what the essential things are, cut out the things that are not essential, and p...

  • Sergei_kalinin
    Dec 31, 2014

    All 272 pages 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 some other, intuitive ideas that can be helpful, like...

    Could have been a 100 pages shorter without losing anything essential ...

    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 own advice ? and sadly I?m not sure that he did. But first things first, I didn?t have a name for it but ?Essentialism? is what I have been doin...

    This book could be summed up with these two quotes: ?Essentialism is not about how to get more things done; it?s about how to get the right things done. It doesn?t mean just doing less for the sake of less either. It is about making the wisest possible investment of your time ...

    Such a frustrating book. McKeown addresses an important topic that I certainly need to work on, and that's what persuaded me to read this book (based on some praising reviews) and kept me reading it through my annoyance with his tone and attitude. I'm not sure I learned anything new bu...

    According to McKeown, essentialism is living one's life in such a way that all of one's energies are concentrated on accomplishing the vital few things that really matter. In order to do this, one must know what the essential things are, cut out the things that are not essential, and p...

    I liked the table of contents. It laid out his essential points in a concise list. The chapters themselves were overworked and repetitive. Nothing new here, including his anecdotes and examples. ...

    ESSENTIALISM by Greg McKeown is a book that should be read annually. In it we are asked, ?What if we stopped celebrating being busy as a measurement of importance?? Not that it is a new concept, but it is a book that assembles all the great philosophies and thinkers into a cohesive...

    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 book) over doing tasks that are part of the job that they've been hired to do. One bit of advice is - go ...

    I met Greg McKeown just after I finished his book, Essentialism. I found out that he was a bishop in my stake (Mormon-speak for being a church congregation leader in my general area of Palo Alto, CA). He was approachable and kind. After introducing myself and complimenting him on his b...

    This is exactly what I needed to read at exactly the right moment. As I have felt my life spiralling out of 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 missio...

    Too much verbiage. For a book that teaches essentialism, there was a lot that could have been edited. At least half the book. ...

    This is a case of me finding exactly the book I needed at exactly the right time. (So the rating reflects that--it may not be helpful in the same degree to others.) McKeown offers a simple but profound idea: that we accomplish more when we are choosier about where we direct our efforts...

    This is the kind of book you can imagine yourself buying in bulk and passing out to everyone you know. I've already recommended it to more people than I can remember. After reading just the first few pages, I made a very big decision to quit a part-time job I've had for 11 years. T...

    Much longer than it needed to be (ironically), but it was worth re-reading if only to remind myself to think deeply about what is actually important to me, and what isn't. ...

    Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from my friend Bailey at Random House; there was no expectation of a review, favorable or otherwise. In a nutshell, Mckeown's book encapsulates an idea I've been circling around in my personal life for years, but provides concret...

    I do see value in the message for many very stressed out people, and some bits resonated with me, but overall I have to agree with the negative reviewers on Goodreads that this guy is annoying with his self-defeating neologisms (particularly "nonessentialist") and that there is not muc...

    Invaluable lessons learnt, plans made, what remains is to execute them. "The life of an Essentialist is a life without regret " Highlights: "The life of an Essentialist is a life of meaning. It is life that really matters." "The problem with being sleep-deprived is that it comp...

    ???????? ? ?????????? ???????? ? ???? ?????: http://s-kalinin.blogspot.ru/2015/01/... ????? ?? ?????????? ?????? ?????????????? ??? ?????-?????????????, ?? ??? "? ???????" ;)...

  • Sheri
    Sep 07, 2014

    All 272 pages 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 some other, intuitive ideas that can be helpful, like...

    Could have been a 100 pages shorter without losing anything essential ...

    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 own advice ? and sadly I?m not sure that he did. But first things first, I didn?t have a name for it but ?Essentialism? is what I have been doin...

    This book could be summed up with these two quotes: ?Essentialism is not about how to get more things done; it?s about how to get the right things done. It doesn?t mean just doing less for the sake of less either. It is about making the wisest possible investment of your time ...

    Such a frustrating book. McKeown addresses an important topic that I certainly need to work on, and that's what persuaded me to read this book (based on some praising reviews) and kept me reading it through my annoyance with his tone and attitude. I'm not sure I learned anything new bu...

  • Scott
    Aug 15, 2014

    All 272 pages 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 some other, intuitive ideas that can be helpful, like...

    Could have been a 100 pages shorter without losing anything essential ...

    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 own advice ? and sadly I?m not sure that he did. But first things first, I didn?t have a name for it but ?Essentialism? is what I have been doin...

    This book could be summed up with these two quotes: ?Essentialism is not about how to get more things done; it?s about how to get the right things done. It doesn?t mean just doing less for the sake of less either. It is about making the wisest possible investment of your time ...

    Such a frustrating book. McKeown addresses an important topic that I certainly need to work on, and that's what persuaded me to read this book (based on some praising reviews) and kept me reading it through my annoyance with his tone and attitude. I'm not sure I learned anything new bu...

    According to McKeown, essentialism is living one's life in such a way that all of one's energies are concentrated on accomplishing the vital few things that really matter. In order to do this, one must know what the essential things are, cut out the things that are not essential, and p...

    I liked the table of contents. It laid out his essential points in a concise list. The chapters themselves were overworked and repetitive. Nothing new here, including his anecdotes and examples. ...

    ESSENTIALISM by Greg McKeown is a book that should be read annually. In it we are asked, ?What if we stopped celebrating being busy as a measurement of importance?? Not that it is a new concept, but it is a book that assembles all the great philosophies and thinkers into a cohesive...

    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 book) over doing tasks that are part of the job that they've been hired to do. One bit of advice is - go ...

    I met Greg McKeown just after I finished his book, Essentialism. I found out that he was a bishop in my stake (Mormon-speak for being a church congregation leader in my general area of Palo Alto, CA). He was approachable and kind. After introducing myself and complimenting him on his b...

  • Morgane
    Mar 07, 2014

    All 272 pages 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 some other, intuitive ideas that can be helpful, like...

    Could have been a 100 pages shorter without losing anything essential ...

    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 own advice ? and sadly I?m not sure that he did. But first things first, I didn?t have a name for it but ?Essentialism? is what I have been doin...

    This book could be summed up with these two quotes: ?Essentialism is not about how to get more things done; it?s about how to get the right things done. It doesn?t mean just doing less for the sake of less either. It is about making the wisest possible investment of your time ...

    Such a frustrating book. McKeown addresses an important topic that I certainly need to work on, and that's what persuaded me to read this book (based on some praising reviews) and kept me reading it through my annoyance with his tone and attitude. I'm not sure I learned anything new bu...

    According to McKeown, essentialism is living one's life in such a way that all of one's energies are concentrated on accomplishing the vital few things that really matter. In order to do this, one must know what the essential things are, cut out the things that are not essential, and p...

    I liked the table of contents. It laid out his essential points in a concise list. The chapters themselves were overworked and repetitive. Nothing new here, including his anecdotes and examples. ...

    ESSENTIALISM by Greg McKeown is a book that should be read annually. In it we are asked, ?What if we stopped celebrating being busy as a measurement of importance?? Not that it is a new concept, but it is a book that assembles all the great philosophies and thinkers into a cohesive...

    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 book) over doing tasks that are part of the job that they've been hired to do. One bit of advice is - go ...

    I met Greg McKeown just after I finished his book, Essentialism. I found out that he was a bishop in my stake (Mormon-speak for being a church congregation leader in my general area of Palo Alto, CA). He was approachable and kind. After introducing myself and complimenting him on his b...

    This is exactly what I needed to read at exactly the right moment. As I have felt my life spiralling out of 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 missio...

    Too much verbiage. For a book that teaches essentialism, there was a lot that could have been edited. At least half the book. ...

    This is a case of me finding exactly the book I needed at exactly the right time. (So the rating reflects that--it may not be helpful in the same degree to others.) McKeown offers a simple but profound idea: that we accomplish more when we are choosier about where we direct our efforts...

    This is the kind of book you can imagine yourself buying in bulk and passing out to everyone you know. I've already recommended it to more people than I can remember. After reading just the first few pages, I made a very big decision to quit a part-time job I've had for 11 years. T...

    Much longer than it needed to be (ironically), but it was worth re-reading if only to remind myself to think deeply about what is actually important to me, and what isn't. ...

  • Meghan
    Jan 24, 2014

    All 272 pages 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 some other, intuitive ideas that can be helpful, like...

    Could have been a 100 pages shorter without losing anything essential ...

    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 own advice ? and sadly I?m not sure that he did. But first things first, I didn?t have a name for it but ?Essentialism? is what I have been doin...

    This book could be summed up with these two quotes: ?Essentialism is not about how to get more things done; it?s about how to get the right things done. It doesn?t mean just doing less for the sake of less either. It is about making the wisest possible investment of your time ...

    Such a frustrating book. McKeown addresses an important topic that I certainly need to work on, and that's what persuaded me to read this book (based on some praising reviews) and kept me reading it through my annoyance with his tone and attitude. I'm not sure I learned anything new bu...

    According to McKeown, essentialism is living one's life in such a way that all of one's energies are concentrated on accomplishing the vital few things that really matter. In order to do this, one must know what the essential things are, cut out the things that are not essential, and p...

    I liked the table of contents. It laid out his essential points in a concise list. The chapters themselves were overworked and repetitive. Nothing new here, including his anecdotes and examples. ...

    ESSENTIALISM by Greg McKeown is a book that should be read annually. In it we are asked, ?What if we stopped celebrating being busy as a measurement of importance?? Not that it is a new concept, but it is a book that assembles all the great philosophies and thinkers into a cohesive...

    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 book) over doing tasks that are part of the job that they've been hired to do. One bit of advice is - go ...

    I met Greg McKeown just after I finished his book, Essentialism. I found out that he was a bishop in my stake (Mormon-speak for being a church congregation leader in my general area of Palo Alto, CA). He was approachable and kind. After introducing myself and complimenting him on his b...

    This is exactly what I needed to read at exactly the right moment. As I have felt my life spiralling out of 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 missio...

    Too much verbiage. For a book that teaches essentialism, there was a lot that could have been edited. At least half the book. ...

    This is a case of me finding exactly the book I needed at exactly the right time. (So the rating reflects that--it may not be helpful in the same degree to others.) McKeown offers a simple but profound idea: that we accomplish more when we are choosier about where we direct our efforts...

    This is the kind of book you can imagine yourself buying in bulk and passing out to everyone you know. I've already recommended it to more people than I can remember. After reading just the first few pages, I made a very big decision to quit a part-time job I've had for 11 years. T...

    Much longer than it needed to be (ironically), but it was worth re-reading if only to remind myself to think deeply about what is actually important to me, and what isn't. ...

    Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from my friend Bailey at Random House; there was no expectation of a review, favorable or otherwise. In a nutshell, Mckeown's book encapsulates an idea I've been circling around in my personal life for years, but provides concret...

  • Julie
    Sep 25, 2014

    All 272 pages 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 some other, intuitive ideas that can be helpful, like...

    Could have been a 100 pages shorter without losing anything essential ...

    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 own advice ? and sadly I?m not sure that he did. But first things first, I didn?t have a name for it but ?Essentialism? is what I have been doin...

    This book could be summed up with these two quotes: ?Essentialism is not about how to get more things done; it?s about how to get the right things done. It doesn?t mean just doing less for the sake of less either. It is about making the wisest possible investment of your time ...

    Such a frustrating book. McKeown addresses an important topic that I certainly need to work on, and that's what persuaded me to read this book (based on some praising reviews) and kept me reading it through my annoyance with his tone and attitude. I'm not sure I learned anything new bu...

    According to McKeown, essentialism is living one's life in such a way that all of one's energies are concentrated on accomplishing the vital few things that really matter. In order to do this, one must know what the essential things are, cut out the things that are not essential, and p...

    I liked the table of contents. It laid out his essential points in a concise list. The chapters themselves were overworked and repetitive. Nothing new here, including his anecdotes and examples. ...

    ESSENTIALISM by Greg McKeown is a book that should be read annually. In it we are asked, ?What if we stopped celebrating being busy as a measurement of importance?? Not that it is a new concept, but it is a book that assembles all the great philosophies and thinkers into a cohesive...

    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 book) over doing tasks that are part of the job that they've been hired to do. One bit of advice is - go ...

  • John Doyle
    Apr 25, 2014

    All 272 pages 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 some other, intuitive ideas that can be helpful, like...

    Could have been a 100 pages shorter without losing anything essential ...

    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 own advice ? and sadly I?m not sure that he did. But first things first, I didn?t have a name for it but ?Essentialism? is what I have been doin...

    This book could be summed up with these two quotes: ?Essentialism is not about how to get more things done; it?s about how to get the right things done. It doesn?t mean just doing less for the sake of less either. It is about making the wisest possible investment of your time ...

    Such a frustrating book. McKeown addresses an important topic that I certainly need to work on, and that's what persuaded me to read this book (based on some praising reviews) and kept me reading it through my annoyance with his tone and attitude. I'm not sure I learned anything new bu...

    According to McKeown, essentialism is living one's life in such a way that all of one's energies are concentrated on accomplishing the vital few things that really matter. In order to do this, one must know what the essential things are, cut out the things that are not essential, and p...

    I liked the table of contents. It laid out his essential points in a concise list. The chapters themselves were overworked and repetitive. Nothing new here, including his anecdotes and examples. ...

    ESSENTIALISM by Greg McKeown is a book that should be read annually. In it we are asked, ?What if we stopped celebrating being busy as a measurement of importance?? Not that it is a new concept, but it is a book that assembles all the great philosophies and thinkers into a cohesive...

    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 book) over doing tasks that are part of the job that they've been hired to do. One bit of advice is - go ...

    I met Greg McKeown just after I finished his book, Essentialism. I found out that he was a bishop in my stake (Mormon-speak for being a church congregation leader in my general area of Palo Alto, CA). He was approachable and kind. After introducing myself and complimenting him on his b...

    This is exactly what I needed to read at exactly the right moment. As I have felt my life spiralling out of 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 missio...

    Too much verbiage. For a book that teaches essentialism, there was a lot that could have been edited. At least half the book. ...

    This is a case of me finding exactly the book I needed at exactly the right time. (So the rating reflects that--it may not be helpful in the same degree to others.) McKeown offers a simple but profound idea: that we accomplish more when we are choosier about where we direct our efforts...

    This is the kind of book you can imagine yourself buying in bulk and passing out to everyone you know. I've already recommended it to more people than I can remember. After reading just the first few pages, I made a very big decision to quit a part-time job I've had for 11 years. T...

    Much longer than it needed to be (ironically), but it was worth re-reading if only to remind myself to think deeply about what is actually important to me, and what isn't. ...

    Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from my friend Bailey at Random House; there was no expectation of a review, favorable or otherwise. In a nutshell, Mckeown's book encapsulates an idea I've been circling around in my personal life for years, but provides concret...

    I do see value in the message for many very stressed out people, and some bits resonated with me, but overall I have to agree with the negative reviewers on Goodreads that this guy is annoying with his self-defeating neologisms (particularly "nonessentialist") and that there is not muc...

    Invaluable lessons learnt, plans made, what remains is to execute them. "The life of an Essentialist is a life without regret " Highlights: "The life of an Essentialist is a life of meaning. It is life that really matters." "The problem with being sleep-deprived is that it comp...

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    "We have good reasons to fear saying no. We worry we?ll miss out on a great opportunity. We?re scared of rocking the boat, stirring things up, burning bridges. We can?t bear the thought of disappointing someone we respect and like. None of this makes us a bad person. It?s a nat...

    Loved this book!!! Here are my favorite takeaways: "The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials." -Lin Yutang ?When we don?t purposefully and deliberately choose where to focus our energies and time, other people?our bosses, our colleagues, our clien...

    Do you have a chronic (bad) habit of overfilling your plate, like me? I wanted to learn to say 'no' more often in order to enjoy more happiness and less anxiety. The principles in this book will help. Some of my favorite bites of wisdom from inside include: * Have extreme criteri...

    I loved this book! As someone who's trying to implement simplicity in my life, I found this book to be informative, intuitive, and interesting. Greg McKeown shares the idea of "less, but better" from the famous designer Dieter Rams. We don't have to run ourselves ragged trying to do ev...

    I was able to really speed read through this book. It makes some interesting meaningful tips but the vast majority is just talk talk talk repeat repeat repeat lol Could have been easily condensed. My Notes: - "If you don?t prioritize your life, someone else will." - ?decision ...

    Essentialism starts with giving yourself permission (or forcing yourself) to stop trying to do it all. Only then can you make your highest contribution to the things that really matter. I think a lot of us intuitively get the principle of focus makes for better results; the hard wor...

    Essentialism is author Greg McKeown's manifesto for the disciplined pursuit of less (but better). The nutshell catch fraise of the book is "if it's not a hell yes, it's a no. The prime directive is to (a) identify what really matters (b) ditch all the CBNQ (close but not quite) stuff (...

    Whenever you rate a book best described as a self-help or behavior booster it seems that the you either give it a five-star rating and refer to it as life changing, or you rate it as a one or two-stars and describe it as too wordy, overdone, and unrealistic. I believe that this genre i...

    It was okay. It totally had me at first by taking me back to my j-school days, talking about "finding the lead" (lede). The entire message of the book is essentially "Stop trying to do everything. You're going to have to evaluate and decide what is important to you and choose to do it....

    Over the last twenty-odd years I've moved from frugality to voluntary simplicity to minimalism, and now I have a name for my post-minimalism stage in which I've found myself: essentialism. The idea of paring down to the highest quality essentials, to only those things that absolutely d...

    The fundamental point of the book is captured well by the title and from there the content is a blend of the intuitive and anecdotal. I appreciated the sections on the power of sleep and routine as pillars of creativity but otherwise was distracted by the repetition of simple themes (e...

  • Hanne
    Nov 24, 2013

    All 272 pages 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 some other, intuitive ideas that can be helpful, like...

    Could have been a 100 pages shorter without losing anything essential ...

    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 own advice ? and sadly I?m not sure that he did. But first things first, I didn?t have a name for it but ?Essentialism? is what I have been doin...

  • Leah Nadeau
    Oct 05, 2018

    All 272 pages 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 some other, intuitive ideas that can be helpful, like...

    Could have been a 100 pages shorter without losing anything essential ...

    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 own advice ? and sadly I?m not sure that he did. But first things first, I didn?t have a name for it but ?Essentialism? is what I have been doin...

    This book could be summed up with these two quotes: ?Essentialism is not about how to get more things done; it?s about how to get the right things done. It doesn?t mean just doing less for the sake of less either. It is about making the wisest possible investment of your time ...

    Such a frustrating book. McKeown addresses an important topic that I certainly need to work on, and that's what persuaded me to read this book (based on some praising reviews) and kept me reading it through my annoyance with his tone and attitude. I'm not sure I learned anything new bu...

    According to McKeown, essentialism is living one's life in such a way that all of one's energies are concentrated on accomplishing the vital few things that really matter. In order to do this, one must know what the essential things are, cut out the things that are not essential, and p...

    I liked the table of contents. It laid out his essential points in a concise list. The chapters themselves were overworked and repetitive. Nothing new here, including his anecdotes and examples. ...

    ESSENTIALISM by Greg McKeown is a book that should be read annually. In it we are asked, ?What if we stopped celebrating being busy as a measurement of importance?? Not that it is a new concept, but it is a book that assembles all the great philosophies and thinkers into a cohesive...

    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 book) over doing tasks that are part of the job that they've been hired to do. One bit of advice is - go ...

    I met Greg McKeown just after I finished his book, Essentialism. I found out that he was a bishop in my stake (Mormon-speak for being a church congregation leader in my general area of Palo Alto, CA). He was approachable and kind. After introducing myself and complimenting him on his b...

    This is exactly what I needed to read at exactly the right moment. As I have felt my life spiralling out of 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 missio...

    Too much verbiage. For a book that teaches essentialism, there was a lot that could have been edited. At least half the book. ...

    This is a case of me finding exactly the book I needed at exactly the right time. (So the rating reflects that--it may not be helpful in the same degree to others.) McKeown offers a simple but profound idea: that we accomplish more when we are choosier about where we direct our efforts...

    This is the kind of book you can imagine yourself buying in bulk and passing out to everyone you know. I've already recommended it to more people than I can remember. After reading just the first few pages, I made a very big decision to quit a part-time job I've had for 11 years. T...

    Much longer than it needed to be (ironically), but it was worth re-reading if only to remind myself to think deeply about what is actually important to me, and what isn't. ...

    Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from my friend Bailey at Random House; there was no expectation of a review, favorable or otherwise. In a nutshell, Mckeown's book encapsulates an idea I've been circling around in my personal life for years, but provides concret...

    I do see value in the message for many very stressed out people, and some bits resonated with me, but overall I have to agree with the negative reviewers on Goodreads that this guy is annoying with his self-defeating neologisms (particularly "nonessentialist") and that there is not muc...

    Invaluable lessons learnt, plans made, what remains is to execute them. "The life of an Essentialist is a life without regret " Highlights: "The life of an Essentialist is a life of meaning. It is life that really matters." "The problem with being sleep-deprived is that it comp...

    ???????? ? ?????????? ???????? ? ???? ?????: http://s-kalinin.blogspot.ru/2015/01/... ????? ?? ?????????? ?????? ?????????????? ??? ?????-?????????????, ?? ??? "? ???????" ;)...

    "We have good reasons to fear saying no. We worry we?ll miss out on a great opportunity. We?re scared of rocking the boat, stirring things up, burning bridges. We can?t bear the thought of disappointing someone we respect and like. None of this makes us a bad person. It?s a nat...

    Loved this book!!! Here are my favorite takeaways: "The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials." -Lin Yutang ?When we don?t purposefully and deliberately choose where to focus our energies and time, other people?our bosses, our colleagues, our clien...

    Do you have a chronic (bad) habit of overfilling your plate, like me? I wanted to learn to say 'no' more often in order to enjoy more happiness and less anxiety. The principles in this book will help. Some of my favorite bites of wisdom from inside include: * Have extreme criteri...

    I loved this book! As someone who's trying to implement simplicity in my life, I found this book to be informative, intuitive, and interesting. Greg McKeown shares the idea of "less, but better" from the famous designer Dieter Rams. We don't have to run ourselves ragged trying to do ev...

    I was able to really speed read through this book. It makes some interesting meaningful tips but the vast majority is just talk talk talk repeat repeat repeat lol Could have been easily condensed. My Notes: - "If you don?t prioritize your life, someone else will." - ?decision ...

  • Anita
    May 21, 2014

    All 272 pages 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 some other, intuitive ideas that can be helpful, like...

    Could have been a 100 pages shorter without losing anything essential ...

    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 own advice ? and sadly I?m not sure that he did. But first things first, I didn?t have a name for it but ?Essentialism? is what I have been doin...

    This book could be summed up with these two quotes: ?Essentialism is not about how to get more things done; it?s about how to get the right things done. It doesn?t mean just doing less for the sake of less either. It is about making the wisest possible investment of your time ...

    Such a frustrating book. McKeown addresses an important topic that I certainly need to work on, and that's what persuaded me to read this book (based on some praising reviews) and kept me reading it through my annoyance with his tone and attitude. I'm not sure I learned anything new bu...

    According to McKeown, essentialism is living one's life in such a way that all of one's energies are concentrated on accomplishing the vital few things that really matter. In order to do this, one must know what the essential things are, cut out the things that are not essential, and p...

    I liked the table of contents. It laid out his essential points in a concise list. The chapters themselves were overworked and repetitive. Nothing new here, including his anecdotes and examples. ...

    ESSENTIALISM by Greg McKeown is a book that should be read annually. In it we are asked, ?What if we stopped celebrating being busy as a measurement of importance?? Not that it is a new concept, but it is a book that assembles all the great philosophies and thinkers into a cohesive...

    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 book) over doing tasks that are part of the job that they've been hired to do. One bit of advice is - go ...

    I met Greg McKeown just after I finished his book, Essentialism. I found out that he was a bishop in my stake (Mormon-speak for being a church congregation leader in my general area of Palo Alto, CA). He was approachable and kind. After introducing myself and complimenting him on his b...

    This is exactly what I needed to read at exactly the right moment. As I have felt my life spiralling out of 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 missio...

    Too much verbiage. For a book that teaches essentialism, there was a lot that could have been edited. At least half the book. ...

    This is a case of me finding exactly the book I needed at exactly the right time. (So the rating reflects that--it may not be helpful in the same degree to others.) McKeown offers a simple but profound idea: that we accomplish more when we are choosier about where we direct our efforts...

    This is the kind of book you can imagine yourself buying in bulk and passing out to everyone you know. I've already recommended it to more people than I can remember. After reading just the first few pages, I made a very big decision to quit a part-time job I've had for 11 years. T...

    Much longer than it needed to be (ironically), but it was worth re-reading if only to remind myself to think deeply about what is actually important to me, and what isn't. ...

    Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from my friend Bailey at Random House; there was no expectation of a review, favorable or otherwise. In a nutshell, Mckeown's book encapsulates an idea I've been circling around in my personal life for years, but provides concret...

    I do see value in the message for many very stressed out people, and some bits resonated with me, but overall I have to agree with the negative reviewers on Goodreads that this guy is annoying with his self-defeating neologisms (particularly "nonessentialist") and that there is not muc...

    Invaluable lessons learnt, plans made, what remains is to execute them. "The life of an Essentialist is a life without regret " Highlights: "The life of an Essentialist is a life of meaning. It is life that really matters." "The problem with being sleep-deprived is that it comp...

    ???????? ? ?????????? ???????? ? ???? ?????: http://s-kalinin.blogspot.ru/2015/01/... ????? ?? ?????????? ?????? ?????????????? ??? ?????-?????????????, ?? ??? "? ???????" ;)...

    "We have good reasons to fear saying no. We worry we?ll miss out on a great opportunity. We?re scared of rocking the boat, stirring things up, burning bridges. We can?t bear the thought of disappointing someone we respect and like. None of this makes us a bad person. It?s a nat...

    Loved this book!!! Here are my favorite takeaways: "The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials." -Lin Yutang ?When we don?t purposefully and deliberately choose where to focus our energies and time, other people?our bosses, our colleagues, our clien...

    Do you have a chronic (bad) habit of overfilling your plate, like me? I wanted to learn to say 'no' more often in order to enjoy more happiness and less anxiety. The principles in this book will help. Some of my favorite bites of wisdom from inside include: * Have extreme criteri...

    I loved this book! As someone who's trying to implement simplicity in my life, I found this book to be informative, intuitive, and interesting. Greg McKeown shares the idea of "less, but better" from the famous designer Dieter Rams. We don't have to run ourselves ragged trying to do ev...

    I was able to really speed read through this book. It makes some interesting meaningful tips but the vast majority is just talk talk talk repeat repeat repeat lol Could have been easily condensed. My Notes: - "If you don?t prioritize your life, someone else will." - ?decision ...

    Essentialism starts with giving yourself permission (or forcing yourself) to stop trying to do it all. Only then can you make your highest contribution to the things that really matter. I think a lot of us intuitively get the principle of focus makes for better results; the hard wor...

    Essentialism is author Greg McKeown's manifesto for the disciplined pursuit of less (but better). The nutshell catch fraise of the book is "if it's not a hell yes, it's a no. The prime directive is to (a) identify what really matters (b) ditch all the CBNQ (close but not quite) stuff (...

    Whenever you rate a book best described as a self-help or behavior booster it seems that the you either give it a five-star rating and refer to it as life changing, or you rate it as a one or two-stars and describe it as too wordy, overdone, and unrealistic. I believe that this genre i...

    It was okay. It totally had me at first by taking me back to my j-school days, talking about "finding the lead" (lede). The entire message of the book is essentially "Stop trying to do everything. You're going to have to evaluate and decide what is important to you and choose to do it....

  • Christy
    Jan 07, 2018

    All 272 pages 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 some other, intuitive ideas that can be helpful, like...

    Could have been a 100 pages shorter without losing anything essential ...

    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 own advice ? and sadly I?m not sure that he did. But first things first, I didn?t have a name for it but ?Essentialism? is what I have been doin...

    This book could be summed up with these two quotes: ?Essentialism is not about how to get more things done; it?s about how to get the right things done. It doesn?t mean just doing less for the sake of less either. It is about making the wisest possible investment of your time ...

  • Roxanne Russell
    Mar 10, 2015

    All 272 pages 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 some other, intuitive ideas that can be helpful, like...

    Could have been a 100 pages shorter without losing anything essential ...

    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 own advice ? and sadly I?m not sure that he did. But first things first, I didn?t have a name for it but ?Essentialism? is what I have been doin...

    This book could be summed up with these two quotes: ?Essentialism is not about how to get more things done; it?s about how to get the right things done. It doesn?t mean just doing less for the sake of less either. It is about making the wisest possible investment of your time ...

    Such a frustrating book. McKeown addresses an important topic that I certainly need to work on, and that's what persuaded me to read this book (based on some praising reviews) and kept me reading it through my annoyance with his tone and attitude. I'm not sure I learned anything new bu...

    According to McKeown, essentialism is living one's life in such a way that all of one's energies are concentrated on accomplishing the vital few things that really matter. In order to do this, one must know what the essential things are, cut out the things that are not essential, and p...

    I liked the table of contents. It laid out his essential points in a concise list. The chapters themselves were overworked and repetitive. Nothing new here, including his anecdotes and examples. ...

    ESSENTIALISM by Greg McKeown is a book that should be read annually. In it we are asked, ?What if we stopped celebrating being busy as a measurement of importance?? Not that it is a new concept, but it is a book that assembles all the great philosophies and thinkers into a cohesive...

    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 book) over doing tasks that are part of the job that they've been hired to do. One bit of advice is - go ...

    I met Greg McKeown just after I finished his book, Essentialism. I found out that he was a bishop in my stake (Mormon-speak for being a church congregation leader in my general area of Palo Alto, CA). He was approachable and kind. After introducing myself and complimenting him on his b...

    This is exactly what I needed to read at exactly the right moment. As I have felt my life spiralling out of 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 missio...

    Too much verbiage. For a book that teaches essentialism, there was a lot that could have been edited. At least half the book. ...

    This is a case of me finding exactly the book I needed at exactly the right time. (So the rating reflects that--it may not be helpful in the same degree to others.) McKeown offers a simple but profound idea: that we accomplish more when we are choosier about where we direct our efforts...

    This is the kind of book you can imagine yourself buying in bulk and passing out to everyone you know. I've already recommended it to more people than I can remember. After reading just the first few pages, I made a very big decision to quit a part-time job I've had for 11 years. T...

  • Margaret Mechinus
    May 01, 2014

    All 272 pages 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 some other, intuitive ideas that can be helpful, like...

    Could have been a 100 pages shorter without losing anything essential ...

    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 own advice ? and sadly I?m not sure that he did. But first things first, I didn?t have a name for it but ?Essentialism? is what I have been doin...

    This book could be summed up with these two quotes: ?Essentialism is not about how to get more things done; it?s about how to get the right things done. It doesn?t mean just doing less for the sake of less either. It is about making the wisest possible investment of your time ...

    Such a frustrating book. McKeown addresses an important topic that I certainly need to work on, and that's what persuaded me to read this book (based on some praising reviews) and kept me reading it through my annoyance with his tone and attitude. I'm not sure I learned anything new bu...

    According to McKeown, essentialism is living one's life in such a way that all of one's energies are concentrated on accomplishing the vital few things that really matter. In order to do this, one must know what the essential things are, cut out the things that are not essential, and p...

    I liked the table of contents. It laid out his essential points in a concise list. The chapters themselves were overworked and repetitive. Nothing new here, including his anecdotes and examples. ...

  • Jacob Mclaws
    Nov 11, 2014

    All 272 pages 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 some other, intuitive ideas that can be helpful, like...

    Could have been a 100 pages shorter without losing anything essential ...

    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 own advice ? and sadly I?m not sure that he did. But first things first, I didn?t have a name for it but ?Essentialism? is what I have been doin...

    This book could be summed up with these two quotes: ?Essentialism is not about how to get more things done; it?s about how to get the right things done. It doesn?t mean just doing less for the sake of less either. It is about making the wisest possible investment of your time ...

    Such a frustrating book. McKeown addresses an important topic that I certainly need to work on, and that's what persuaded me to read this book (based on some praising reviews) and kept me reading it through my annoyance with his tone and attitude. I'm not sure I learned anything new bu...

    According to McKeown, essentialism is living one's life in such a way that all of one's energies are concentrated on accomplishing the vital few things that really matter. In order to do this, one must know what the essential things are, cut out the things that are not essential, and p...

    I liked the table of contents. It laid out his essential points in a concise list. The chapters themselves were overworked and repetitive. Nothing new here, including his anecdotes and examples. ...

    ESSENTIALISM by Greg McKeown is a book that should be read annually. In it we are asked, ?What if we stopped celebrating being busy as a measurement of importance?? Not that it is a new concept, but it is a book that assembles all the great philosophies and thinkers into a cohesive...

    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 book) over doing tasks that are part of the job that they've been hired to do. One bit of advice is - go ...

    I met Greg McKeown just after I finished his book, Essentialism. I found out that he was a bishop in my stake (Mormon-speak for being a church congregation leader in my general area of Palo Alto, CA). He was approachable and kind. After introducing myself and complimenting him on his b...

    This is exactly what I needed to read at exactly the right moment. As I have felt my life spiralling out of 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 missio...

    Too much verbiage. For a book that teaches essentialism, there was a lot that could have been edited. At least half the book. ...

    This is a case of me finding exactly the book I needed at exactly the right time. (So the rating reflects that--it may not be helpful in the same degree to others.) McKeown offers a simple but profound idea: that we accomplish more when we are choosier about where we direct our efforts...

    This is the kind of book you can imagine yourself buying in bulk and passing out to everyone you know. I've already recommended it to more people than I can remember. After reading just the first few pages, I made a very big decision to quit a part-time job I've had for 11 years. T...

    Much longer than it needed to be (ironically), but it was worth re-reading if only to remind myself to think deeply about what is actually important to me, and what isn't. ...

    Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from my friend Bailey at Random House; there was no expectation of a review, favorable or otherwise. In a nutshell, Mckeown's book encapsulates an idea I've been circling around in my personal life for years, but provides concret...

    I do see value in the message for many very stressed out people, and some bits resonated with me, but overall I have to agree with the negative reviewers on Goodreads that this guy is annoying with his self-defeating neologisms (particularly "nonessentialist") and that there is not muc...

    Invaluable lessons learnt, plans made, what remains is to execute them. "The life of an Essentialist is a life without regret " Highlights: "The life of an Essentialist is a life of meaning. It is life that really matters." "The problem with being sleep-deprived is that it comp...

    ???????? ? ?????????? ???????? ? ???? ?????: http://s-kalinin.blogspot.ru/2015/01/... ????? ?? ?????????? ?????? ?????????????? ??? ?????-?????????????, ?? ??? "? ???????" ;)...

    "We have good reasons to fear saying no. We worry we?ll miss out on a great opportunity. We?re scared of rocking the boat, stirring things up, burning bridges. We can?t bear the thought of disappointing someone we respect and like. None of this makes us a bad person. It?s a nat...

    Loved this book!!! Here are my favorite takeaways: "The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials." -Lin Yutang ?When we don?t purposefully and deliberately choose where to focus our energies and time, other people?our bosses, our colleagues, our clien...

    Do you have a chronic (bad) habit of overfilling your plate, like me? I wanted to learn to say 'no' more often in order to enjoy more happiness and less anxiety. The principles in this book will help. Some of my favorite bites of wisdom from inside include: * Have extreme criteri...

    I loved this book! As someone who's trying to implement simplicity in my life, I found this book to be informative, intuitive, and interesting. Greg McKeown shares the idea of "less, but better" from the famous designer Dieter Rams. We don't have to run ourselves ragged trying to do ev...

    I was able to really speed read through this book. It makes some interesting meaningful tips but the vast majority is just talk talk talk repeat repeat repeat lol Could have been easily condensed. My Notes: - "If you don?t prioritize your life, someone else will." - ?decision ...

    Essentialism starts with giving yourself permission (or forcing yourself) to stop trying to do it all. Only then can you make your highest contribution to the things that really matter. I think a lot of us intuitively get the principle of focus makes for better results; the hard wor...

  • Jason VanOrden
    Dec 28, 2014

    All 272 pages 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 some other, intuitive ideas that can be helpful, like...

    Could have been a 100 pages shorter without losing anything essential ...

    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 own advice ? and sadly I?m not sure that he did. But first things first, I didn?t have a name for it but ?Essentialism? is what I have been doin...

    This book could be summed up with these two quotes: ?Essentialism is not about how to get more things done; it?s about how to get the right things done. It doesn?t mean just doing less for the sake of less either. It is about making the wisest possible investment of your time ...

    Such a frustrating book. McKeown addresses an important topic that I certainly need to work on, and that's what persuaded me to read this book (based on some praising reviews) and kept me reading it through my annoyance with his tone and attitude. I'm not sure I learned anything new bu...

    According to McKeown, essentialism is living one's life in such a way that all of one's energies are concentrated on accomplishing the vital few things that really matter. In order to do this, one must know what the essential things are, cut out the things that are not essential, and p...

    I liked the table of contents. It laid out his essential points in a concise list. The chapters themselves were overworked and repetitive. Nothing new here, including his anecdotes and examples. ...

    ESSENTIALISM by Greg McKeown is a book that should be read annually. In it we are asked, ?What if we stopped celebrating being busy as a measurement of importance?? Not that it is a new concept, but it is a book that assembles all the great philosophies and thinkers into a cohesive...

    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 book) over doing tasks that are part of the job that they've been hired to do. One bit of advice is - go ...

    I met Greg McKeown just after I finished his book, Essentialism. I found out that he was a bishop in my stake (Mormon-speak for being a church congregation leader in my general area of Palo Alto, CA). He was approachable and kind. After introducing myself and complimenting him on his b...

    This is exactly what I needed to read at exactly the right moment. As I have felt my life spiralling out of 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 missio...

    Too much verbiage. For a book that teaches essentialism, there was a lot that could have been edited. At least half the book. ...

    This is a case of me finding exactly the book I needed at exactly the right time. (So the rating reflects that--it may not be helpful in the same degree to others.) McKeown offers a simple but profound idea: that we accomplish more when we are choosier about where we direct our efforts...

    This is the kind of book you can imagine yourself buying in bulk and passing out to everyone you know. I've already recommended it to more people than I can remember. After reading just the first few pages, I made a very big decision to quit a part-time job I've had for 11 years. T...

    Much longer than it needed to be (ironically), but it was worth re-reading if only to remind myself to think deeply about what is actually important to me, and what isn't. ...

    Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from my friend Bailey at Random House; there was no expectation of a review, favorable or otherwise. In a nutshell, Mckeown's book encapsulates an idea I've been circling around in my personal life for years, but provides concret...

    I do see value in the message for many very stressed out people, and some bits resonated with me, but overall I have to agree with the negative reviewers on Goodreads that this guy is annoying with his self-defeating neologisms (particularly "nonessentialist") and that there is not muc...

    Invaluable lessons learnt, plans made, what remains is to execute them. "The life of an Essentialist is a life without regret " Highlights: "The life of an Essentialist is a life of meaning. It is life that really matters." "The problem with being sleep-deprived is that it comp...

    ???????? ? ?????????? ???????? ? ???? ?????: http://s-kalinin.blogspot.ru/2015/01/... ????? ?? ?????????? ?????? ?????????????? ??? ?????-?????????????, ?? ??? "? ???????" ;)...

    "We have good reasons to fear saying no. We worry we?ll miss out on a great opportunity. We?re scared of rocking the boat, stirring things up, burning bridges. We can?t bear the thought of disappointing someone we respect and like. None of this makes us a bad person. It?s a nat...

    Loved this book!!! Here are my favorite takeaways: "The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials." -Lin Yutang ?When we don?t purposefully and deliberately choose where to focus our energies and time, other people?our bosses, our colleagues, our clien...

    Do you have a chronic (bad) habit of overfilling your plate, like me? I wanted to learn to say 'no' more often in order to enjoy more happiness and less anxiety. The principles in this book will help. Some of my favorite bites of wisdom from inside include: * Have extreme criteri...

  • Ryan Dejonghe
    Apr 15, 2014

    All 272 pages 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 some other, intuitive ideas that can be helpful, like...

    Could have been a 100 pages shorter without losing anything essential ...

    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 own advice ? and sadly I?m not sure that he did. But first things first, I didn?t have a name for it but ?Essentialism? is what I have been doin...

    This book could be summed up with these two quotes: ?Essentialism is not about how to get more things done; it?s about how to get the right things done. It doesn?t mean just doing less for the sake of less either. It is about making the wisest possible investment of your time ...

    Such a frustrating book. McKeown addresses an important topic that I certainly need to work on, and that's what persuaded me to read this book (based on some praising reviews) and kept me reading it through my annoyance with his tone and attitude. I'm not sure I learned anything new bu...

    According to McKeown, essentialism is living one's life in such a way that all of one's energies are concentrated on accomplishing the vital few things that really matter. In order to do this, one must know what the essential things are, cut out the things that are not essential, and p...

    I liked the table of contents. It laid out his essential points in a concise list. The chapters themselves were overworked and repetitive. Nothing new here, including his anecdotes and examples. ...

    ESSENTIALISM by Greg McKeown is a book that should be read annually. In it we are asked, ?What if we stopped celebrating being busy as a measurement of importance?? Not that it is a new concept, but it is a book that assembles all the great philosophies and thinkers into a cohesive...

  • Zeenat Mahal
    Sep 07, 2015

    All 272 pages 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 some other, intuitive ideas that can be helpful, like...

    Could have been a 100 pages shorter without losing anything essential ...

    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 own advice ? and sadly I?m not sure that he did. But first things first, I didn?t have a name for it but ?Essentialism? is what I have been doin...

    This book could be summed up with these two quotes: ?Essentialism is not about how to get more things done; it?s about how to get the right things done. It doesn?t mean just doing less for the sake of less either. It is about making the wisest possible investment of your time ...

    Such a frustrating book. McKeown addresses an important topic that I certainly need to work on, and that's what persuaded me to read this book (based on some praising reviews) and kept me reading it through my annoyance with his tone and attitude. I'm not sure I learned anything new bu...

    According to McKeown, essentialism is living one's life in such a way that all of one's energies are concentrated on accomplishing the vital few things that really matter. In order to do this, one must know what the essential things are, cut out the things that are not essential, and p...

    I liked the table of contents. It laid out his essential points in a concise list. The chapters themselves were overworked and repetitive. Nothing new here, including his anecdotes and examples. ...

    ESSENTIALISM by Greg McKeown is a book that should be read annually. In it we are asked, ?What if we stopped celebrating being busy as a measurement of importance?? Not that it is a new concept, but it is a book that assembles all the great philosophies and thinkers into a cohesive...

    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 book) over doing tasks that are part of the job that they've been hired to do. One bit of advice is - go ...

    I met Greg McKeown just after I finished his book, Essentialism. I found out that he was a bishop in my stake (Mormon-speak for being a church congregation leader in my general area of Palo Alto, CA). He was approachable and kind. After introducing myself and complimenting him on his b...

    This is exactly what I needed to read at exactly the right moment. As I have felt my life spiralling out of 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 missio...

    Too much verbiage. For a book that teaches essentialism, there was a lot that could have been edited. At least half the book. ...

  • Scott
    Jul 17, 2017

    All 272 pages 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 some other, intuitive ideas that can be helpful, like...

    Could have been a 100 pages shorter without losing anything essential ...

    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 own advice ? and sadly I?m not sure that he did. But first things first, I didn?t have a name for it but ?Essentialism? is what I have been doin...

    This book could be summed up with these two quotes: ?Essentialism is not about how to get more things done; it?s about how to get the right things done. It doesn?t mean just doing less for the sake of less either. It is about making the wisest possible investment of your time ...

    Such a frustrating book. McKeown addresses an important topic that I certainly need to work on, and that's what persuaded me to read this book (based on some praising reviews) and kept me reading it through my annoyance with his tone and attitude. I'm not sure I learned anything new bu...

    According to McKeown, essentialism is living one's life in such a way that all of one's energies are concentrated on accomplishing the vital few things that really matter. In order to do this, one must know what the essential things are, cut out the things that are not essential, and p...

    I liked the table of contents. It laid out his essential points in a concise list. The chapters themselves were overworked and repetitive. Nothing new here, including his anecdotes and examples. ...

    ESSENTIALISM by Greg McKeown is a book that should be read annually. In it we are asked, ?What if we stopped celebrating being busy as a measurement of importance?? Not that it is a new concept, but it is a book that assembles all the great philosophies and thinkers into a cohesive...

    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 book) over doing tasks that are part of the job that they've been hired to do. One bit of advice is - go ...

    I met Greg McKeown just after I finished his book, Essentialism. I found out that he was a bishop in my stake (Mormon-speak for being a church congregation leader in my general area of Palo Alto, CA). He was approachable and kind. After introducing myself and complimenting him on his b...

    This is exactly what I needed to read at exactly the right moment. As I have felt my life spiralling out of 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 missio...

    Too much verbiage. For a book that teaches essentialism, there was a lot that could have been edited. At least half the book. ...

    This is a case of me finding exactly the book I needed at exactly the right time. (So the rating reflects that--it may not be helpful in the same degree to others.) McKeown offers a simple but profound idea: that we accomplish more when we are choosier about where we direct our efforts...

    This is the kind of book you can imagine yourself buying in bulk and passing out to everyone you know. I've already recommended it to more people than I can remember. After reading just the first few pages, I made a very big decision to quit a part-time job I've had for 11 years. T...

    Much longer than it needed to be (ironically), but it was worth re-reading if only to remind myself to think deeply about what is actually important to me, and what isn't. ...

    Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from my friend Bailey at Random House; there was no expectation of a review, favorable or otherwise. In a nutshell, Mckeown's book encapsulates an idea I've been circling around in my personal life for years, but provides concret...

    I do see value in the message for many very stressed out people, and some bits resonated with me, but overall I have to agree with the negative reviewers on Goodreads that this guy is annoying with his self-defeating neologisms (particularly "nonessentialist") and that there is not muc...

    Invaluable lessons learnt, plans made, what remains is to execute them. "The life of an Essentialist is a life without regret " Highlights: "The life of an Essentialist is a life of meaning. It is life that really matters." "The problem with being sleep-deprived is that it comp...

    ???????? ? ?????????? ???????? ? ???? ?????: http://s-kalinin.blogspot.ru/2015/01/... ????? ?? ?????????? ?????? ?????????????? ??? ?????-?????????????, ?? ??? "? ???????" ;)...

    "We have good reasons to fear saying no. We worry we?ll miss out on a great opportunity. We?re scared of rocking the boat, stirring things up, burning bridges. We can?t bear the thought of disappointing someone we respect and like. None of this makes us a bad person. It?s a nat...

    Loved this book!!! Here are my favorite takeaways: "The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials." -Lin Yutang ?When we don?t purposefully and deliberately choose where to focus our energies and time, other people?our bosses, our colleagues, our clien...

    Do you have a chronic (bad) habit of overfilling your plate, like me? I wanted to learn to say 'no' more often in order to enjoy more happiness and less anxiety. The principles in this book will help. Some of my favorite bites of wisdom from inside include: * Have extreme criteri...

    I loved this book! As someone who's trying to implement simplicity in my life, I found this book to be informative, intuitive, and interesting. Greg McKeown shares the idea of "less, but better" from the famous designer Dieter Rams. We don't have to run ourselves ragged trying to do ev...

    I was able to really speed read through this book. It makes some interesting meaningful tips but the vast majority is just talk talk talk repeat repeat repeat lol Could have been easily condensed. My Notes: - "If you don?t prioritize your life, someone else will." - ?decision ...

    Essentialism starts with giving yourself permission (or forcing yourself) to stop trying to do it all. Only then can you make your highest contribution to the things that really matter. I think a lot of us intuitively get the principle of focus makes for better results; the hard wor...

    Essentialism is author Greg McKeown's manifesto for the disciplined pursuit of less (but better). The nutshell catch fraise of the book is "if it's not a hell yes, it's a no. The prime directive is to (a) identify what really matters (b) ditch all the CBNQ (close but not quite) stuff (...

    Whenever you rate a book best described as a self-help or behavior booster it seems that the you either give it a five-star rating and refer to it as life changing, or you rate it as a one or two-stars and describe it as too wordy, overdone, and unrealistic. I believe that this genre i...

  • Dru Pagliassotti
    May 11, 2014

    All 272 pages 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 some other, intuitive ideas that can be helpful, like...

    Could have been a 100 pages shorter without losing anything essential ...

    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 own advice ? and sadly I?m not sure that he did. But first things first, I didn?t have a name for it but ?Essentialism? is what I have been doin...

    This book could be summed up with these two quotes: ?Essentialism is not about how to get more things done; it?s about how to get the right things done. It doesn?t mean just doing less for the sake of less either. It is about making the wisest possible investment of your time ...

    Such a frustrating book. McKeown addresses an important topic that I certainly need to work on, and that's what persuaded me to read this book (based on some praising reviews) and kept me reading it through my annoyance with his tone and attitude. I'm not sure I learned anything new bu...

    According to McKeown, essentialism is living one's life in such a way that all of one's energies are concentrated on accomplishing the vital few things that really matter. In order to do this, one must know what the essential things are, cut out the things that are not essential, and p...

    I liked the table of contents. It laid out his essential points in a concise list. The chapters themselves were overworked and repetitive. Nothing new here, including his anecdotes and examples. ...

    ESSENTIALISM by Greg McKeown is a book that should be read annually. In it we are asked, ?What if we stopped celebrating being busy as a measurement of importance?? Not that it is a new concept, but it is a book that assembles all the great philosophies and thinkers into a cohesive...

    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 book) over doing tasks that are part of the job that they've been hired to do. One bit of advice is - go ...

    I met Greg McKeown just after I finished his book, Essentialism. I found out that he was a bishop in my stake (Mormon-speak for being a church congregation leader in my general area of Palo Alto, CA). He was approachable and kind. After introducing myself and complimenting him on his b...

    This is exactly what I needed to read at exactly the right moment. As I have felt my life spiralling out of 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 missio...

    Too much verbiage. For a book that teaches essentialism, there was a lot that could have been edited. At least half the book. ...

    This is a case of me finding exactly the book I needed at exactly the right time. (So the rating reflects that--it may not be helpful in the same degree to others.) McKeown offers a simple but profound idea: that we accomplish more when we are choosier about where we direct our efforts...

    This is the kind of book you can imagine yourself buying in bulk and passing out to everyone you know. I've already recommended it to more people than I can remember. After reading just the first few pages, I made a very big decision to quit a part-time job I've had for 11 years. T...

    Much longer than it needed to be (ironically), but it was worth re-reading if only to remind myself to think deeply about what is actually important to me, and what isn't. ...

    Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from my friend Bailey at Random House; there was no expectation of a review, favorable or otherwise. In a nutshell, Mckeown's book encapsulates an idea I've been circling around in my personal life for years, but provides concret...

    I do see value in the message for many very stressed out people, and some bits resonated with me, but overall I have to agree with the negative reviewers on Goodreads that this guy is annoying with his self-defeating neologisms (particularly "nonessentialist") and that there is not muc...

    Invaluable lessons learnt, plans made, what remains is to execute them. "The life of an Essentialist is a life without regret " Highlights: "The life of an Essentialist is a life of meaning. It is life that really matters." "The problem with being sleep-deprived is that it comp...

    ???????? ? ?????????? ???????? ? ???? ?????: http://s-kalinin.blogspot.ru/2015/01/... ????? ?? ?????????? ?????? ?????????????? ??? ?????-?????????????, ?? ??? "? ???????" ;)...

    "We have good reasons to fear saying no. We worry we?ll miss out on a great opportunity. We?re scared of rocking the boat, stirring things up, burning bridges. We can?t bear the thought of disappointing someone we respect and like. None of this makes us a bad person. It?s a nat...

    Loved this book!!! Here are my favorite takeaways: "The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials." -Lin Yutang ?When we don?t purposefully and deliberately choose where to focus our energies and time, other people?our bosses, our colleagues, our clien...

    Do you have a chronic (bad) habit of overfilling your plate, like me? I wanted to learn to say 'no' more often in order to enjoy more happiness and less anxiety. The principles in this book will help. Some of my favorite bites of wisdom from inside include: * Have extreme criteri...

    I loved this book! As someone who's trying to implement simplicity in my life, I found this book to be informative, intuitive, and interesting. Greg McKeown shares the idea of "less, but better" from the famous designer Dieter Rams. We don't have to run ourselves ragged trying to do ev...

    I was able to really speed read through this book. It makes some interesting meaningful tips but the vast majority is just talk talk talk repeat repeat repeat lol Could have been easily condensed. My Notes: - "If you don?t prioritize your life, someone else will." - ?decision ...

    Essentialism starts with giving yourself permission (or forcing yourself) to stop trying to do it all. Only then can you make your highest contribution to the things that really matter. I think a lot of us intuitively get the principle of focus makes for better results; the hard wor...

    Essentialism is author Greg McKeown's manifesto for the disciplined pursuit of less (but better). The nutshell catch fraise of the book is "if it's not a hell yes, it's a no. The prime directive is to (a) identify what really matters (b) ditch all the CBNQ (close but not quite) stuff (...

    Whenever you rate a book best described as a self-help or behavior booster it seems that the you either give it a five-star rating and refer to it as life changing, or you rate it as a one or two-stars and describe it as too wordy, overdone, and unrealistic. I believe that this genre i...

    It was okay. It totally had me at first by taking me back to my j-school days, talking about "finding the lead" (lede). The entire message of the book is essentially "Stop trying to do everything. You're going to have to evaluate and decide what is important to you and choose to do it....

    Over the last twenty-odd years I've moved from frugality to voluntary simplicity to minimalism, and now I have a name for my post-minimalism stage in which I've found myself: essentialism. The idea of paring down to the highest quality essentials, to only those things that absolutely d...

  • Michael Britt
    Feb 22, 2017

    All 272 pages 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 some other, intuitive ideas that can be helpful, like...

    Could have been a 100 pages shorter without losing anything essential ...

    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 own advice ? and sadly I?m not sure that he did. But first things first, I didn?t have a name for it but ?Essentialism? is what I have been doin...

    This book could be summed up with these two quotes: ?Essentialism is not about how to get more things done; it?s about how to get the right things done. It doesn?t mean just doing less for the sake of less either. It is about making the wisest possible investment of your time ...

    Such a frustrating book. McKeown addresses an important topic that I certainly need to work on, and that's what persuaded me to read this book (based on some praising reviews) and kept me reading it through my annoyance with his tone and attitude. I'm not sure I learned anything new bu...

    According to McKeown, essentialism is living one's life in such a way that all of one's energies are concentrated on accomplishing the vital few things that really matter. In order to do this, one must know what the essential things are, cut out the things that are not essential, and p...

    I liked the table of contents. It laid out his essential points in a concise list. The chapters themselves were overworked and repetitive. Nothing new here, including his anecdotes and examples. ...

    ESSENTIALISM by Greg McKeown is a book that should be read annually. In it we are asked, ?What if we stopped celebrating being busy as a measurement of importance?? Not that it is a new concept, but it is a book that assembles all the great philosophies and thinkers into a cohesive...

    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 book) over doing tasks that are part of the job that they've been hired to do. One bit of advice is - go ...

    I met Greg McKeown just after I finished his book, Essentialism. I found out that he was a bishop in my stake (Mormon-speak for being a church congregation leader in my general area of Palo Alto, CA). He was approachable and kind. After introducing myself and complimenting him on his b...

    This is exactly what I needed to read at exactly the right moment. As I have felt my life spiralling out of 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 missio...

    Too much verbiage. For a book that teaches essentialism, there was a lot that could have been edited. At least half the book. ...

    This is a case of me finding exactly the book I needed at exactly the right time. (So the rating reflects that--it may not be helpful in the same degree to others.) McKeown offers a simple but profound idea: that we accomplish more when we are choosier about where we direct our efforts...

    This is the kind of book you can imagine yourself buying in bulk and passing out to everyone you know. I've already recommended it to more people than I can remember. After reading just the first few pages, I made a very big decision to quit a part-time job I've had for 11 years. T...

    Much longer than it needed to be (ironically), but it was worth re-reading if only to remind myself to think deeply about what is actually important to me, and what isn't. ...

    Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from my friend Bailey at Random House; there was no expectation of a review, favorable or otherwise. In a nutshell, Mckeown's book encapsulates an idea I've been circling around in my personal life for years, but provides concret...

    I do see value in the message for many very stressed out people, and some bits resonated with me, but overall I have to agree with the negative reviewers on Goodreads that this guy is annoying with his self-defeating neologisms (particularly "nonessentialist") and that there is not muc...

    Invaluable lessons learnt, plans made, what remains is to execute them. "The life of an Essentialist is a life without regret " Highlights: "The life of an Essentialist is a life of meaning. It is life that really matters." "The problem with being sleep-deprived is that it comp...

    ???????? ? ?????????? ???????? ? ???? ?????: http://s-kalinin.blogspot.ru/2015/01/... ????? ?? ?????????? ?????? ?????????????? ??? ?????-?????????????, ?? ??? "? ???????" ;)...

    "We have good reasons to fear saying no. We worry we?ll miss out on a great opportunity. We?re scared of rocking the boat, stirring things up, burning bridges. We can?t bear the thought of disappointing someone we respect and like. None of this makes us a bad person. It?s a nat...