NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • More than one million copies sold! Essentialism isn’t about getting more done in less time. It’s about getting only the right things done.
“A timely, essential read for anyone who feels overcommitted, overloaded, or overworked.”—Adam Grant
Have you ever:
• found yourself stretched too thin?
• simultaneously felt overworked and underutilized?
• felt busy but not productive?
• felt 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.
Essentialism is more than a time-management strategy or a productivity technique. It is a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so we can make the highest possible contribution toward the things that really matter.
By forcing us to apply more selective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined 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 us.
Essentialism is not one more thing—it’s a whole new way of doing everything. It’s about doing less, but better, in every area of our lives. Essentialism is a movement whose time has come.
This book gets to the heart of a lot of self inflicted issues such as stress, chronic sleep issues, and more. It’s not a checklist but instead an operating system. Thank you for writing this!55
While it’s easy to say things like that, it’s often more difficult to put into practice beyond conceptualizing simplicity. I’ve enjoyed reading Greg’s book as it has helped me to reframe my thinking. I am not good enough at essentialism yet to consider myself an essentialist through and through, but I do feel the impact the book has had in the way I think of the things I do, say, and agree to do.55
I admire, respect and even envy the author for dedicating his life to the Essential. This book moved me much further on my journey.55
I am going back over Essentialism and purchased (half-way through) Effortless. Two great books, to master Essentialism is a process, but it’s worth it and McKeown writes with sincerity and care.55
Greg Mckeown simplifies life’s decisions and choices with one question - “What is essential?”. This book is a must read for anyone who is looking to take back control of their lives from distractions and non-essential noise that keep us from achieving our ultimate goals. I highly recommend!55
Very thought provoking and causes you to think about your daily life structure.55
This book was though provoking and inspirational. An easy read.45
This book really was life-changing in clarifying how to determine what's truly important to focus on and cut through the clutter. My new favorite resource for aligning with my key core value, simplicity.55
I'm so sad that I have finished reading this book of Essentualism. It hit me hard and I wished I had read it in my 20s instead of my 50s. As a minimalist, I am constantly seeking life affirming messages that I am not the right track. This book not only proved to me that I was on the right track but helped me focus on which track to be on. I can't recommend this book enough!55