“Less but BETTER”
In today’s era when opportunities are numerous, every other influencer is passing a message knowingly or unknowingly that how you can do 10 things at a time, how you can be good at everything, how you need to jump on opportunities instantly, and how you need to be a productivity machine,
Essentialism is about taking a pause to think ‘does this opportunity deserve my attention? Can this opportunity take me where I want to go?’
An essentialist person is not the one who can’t do everything. In fact, an essentialist knows that he holds immense power so he needs to invest it wisely. Basically, an essentialist is a thinker who knows where to invest his time, energy and focus. An essentialist has the power to say “No” to things that don’t matter.
What To Learn From This Book?
1. You don’t have to do everything even though you can. You have to do few things with such effectiveness that people remember you for those few things.
2. Opportunities are everywhere. The reason why people don’t become successful is because they don’t know what’s the right opportunity and right time to execute it. Be the essentialist.
3. Explore: Before saying No to any opportunity, explore what all opportunities are available to you then decide which one to go for for and which one is just a distraction.
4. Take regular pause and breaks: This stupid so-called buzz of hustling has created a false belief that taking break is wrong! In fact, taking regular pauses and breaks help you to revive your creativity and think more clearly. Linkedin’s CEO schedule regular break in his routine. He says this helps him to think clearly and strategically.
Who should read this book ?
Honestly, before reading this book, We were drowning in all the tasks and opportunities that we had taken without thinking. However, this book gave us clarity and helped us to become more productive and Mindful towards our work.
Recommending this book to everyone. You must read this book at least once before killing yourself with all the pressure of staying Productive.