I really enjoyed this book. I think this book provides a rounded view on focusing in on the stuff that is really important. I like the idea of exploring options but then distill down action on what is essential. I think this book would suit those that enjoyed 'The ONE Thing' by Gary Keller. I'm actively using the practices in the book to stop trying to do everything, and focus on doing things that matter.
This book is really well written. The non Essentialist may feel uncomfortable with principles such as setting boundaries or saying no (to people or projects), certainly setting strict routines may be a struggle for those who like to keep things spontaneous, but the arguments are made very well. I am looking forward to implementing some of these tips even if they initially go against my personality type! ps there is a good tip for limiting screen-time for your kids too!
I loved this book, it was like looking at my self in the mirror. The upside, I’m now using some of the tools, tips and frameworks to change my ways...changing is a little uncomfortable but feeling braver and more positive every day:)
More than anything this book gets you to look at your unconscious assumptions. Why do you do what you do?Much of what we do is simply habits formed unthinkingly in response to our environment. Greg McKeown provides a great resource to shine the light and look more closely on what is going on in our heads. If you have any desire to live more truthfully, consciously and freely,nit is worth the investment.