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Essentialism The Disciplined Pursuit of Lesss about getting only the right things done  It is not  a time management strategy or a productivity techniue It is a systematic discipline for discerning what is The Disciplined Pursuit eBook #8608 absolutely essential then eliminating everything that is not so we can make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter  By forcing us to apply a selective criteria for what is Essential the disciplined 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 but I definitely was pushed to think about some things that I generally set to the side about how I choose to spend my time and the projects I take on The book was valuable enough that I'm glad I read it But I was consistently and thoroughly irritated by McKeown's presentation of Essentialism the capitalization is significant as a club of the initiated a realm of those who can look over the top of their glasses at the rest of us who are wallowing in the overwhelming busy ness of life This book was written for an audience of readers who have that luxury of choosing how they want to spend their time who have power in social and economic terms This is advice from the Stanford educated elite and he repeatedly mentions his Stanford grad school education for their peers That doesn't mean the rest of us can't learn anything from it I'm in a position of enough power and freedom to recognize my opportunities to follow some of his advice but I don't see any recognition by McKeown that he's presenting a life plan for the professional upper class His self serving comparisons to the civil rights movement and Gandhi's anti colonial projects suggest that he sees this book as something euivalent to a universal lifestyle guide His citations also were rather appalling eg an interview from Oprah magazine and YouTube videos rather than sources that had passed some kind of editing process which I found wryly amusing in light of his highlighted Stanford credentials I was glad to get to the end of the book partly because it's somewhat repetitive because my annoyance was so high My overall reactions 1 I need to pay much attention to the need to pare down my list of tasks and how I lead projects and 2 I have no interest in following McKeown further in terms of his writings appearances columns etc

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Have you ever found yourself stretched Disciplined Pursuit PDFEPUB #187 too thinDo you simultaneously feel overworked and underutilizedAre you often busy but not productive Do you feel like your time is constantly being hijacked by other people’s agendasIf you answered yes to any of these the way out Essentialism The PDFEPUB or is the Way of the EssentialistThe Way of the Essentialist isn’t about getting done in less time It Could have been a 100 pages shorter without losing anything essential

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Essentialism The Disciplined Pursuit of Less kindle Ö 260 pages ✓ ✮ [PDF] ✩ Essentialism The Disciplined Pursuit of Less By Greg McKeown ✻ – Have you ever found yourself stretched too thinDo you simultaneously feel overworked and underutilizedAre you often busy Pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices about where to spend our precious time and energy – instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for usEssentialism is not one thing – it’s a whole new way of doing everything A must read for any leader manager or individual who wants to learn who to do less but better in every area of their lives Essentialism  is a movement whose time has come This is perhaps the worst example I've ever seen of a manuscript that only contains a magazine article's worth of information but that has been stretched out to the length of an entire book In fact it's unfair to call it even a magazine article's worth of information but like a listicle from a clickbait website with basically the entire book devoted to the single sentence Figure out just the one or two things you'd most like to do in your life then stop doing everything else I mean seriously that's it I just described 95 percent of this book's contents for you In addition author Greg McKeown seems to have exclusively written this to appeal to C level corporate executives and no one else because a major point of this book a message that spreads itself across several chapters is that when you're at work you should also only do the one or two things you most want to do and simply refuse to do anything else claiming that your co workers will actually respect you and like you for doing so This doesn't seem to take into account the millions of us who would be immediately fired if we told our boss Eh I don't feel like doing this thing you just assigned me so find someone else making it clear that his advice here is only for company owners and senior vice presidents and others who get to 100 percent define their job role for themselves To be frank that's what this entire book feels like some padded out nonsense for giving privileged executives an excuse to do even less work than they're already doing and thus inspiring them to hire McKeown as a consultant and speaker for yet obscene amounts of money For anyone else who's not a senior vice president or Greg McKeown this book is pretty much worthless