This week, we are recommending the book "Essentialism" by Greg McKeown. Life is always crazy busy! But have you ever taken the time to think about what is really important? Have you considered what you can say yes to, but more importantly, what you can say no to?
As we continually try, and fail, to manage all the things on our list, Greg says that “there’s a word for trying to do everything all the time. Madness!”
“I truly feel like it’s this perverse disease of thinking and it has an absolute monopoly right now,” he continues. “Do more. Do more. Get more. Fit in more. More more more.”
The most successful candidates we know are those that have reflected deeply about what is important to them. Such thinking has allowed them to focus, and to find exactly what they want in life and in their careers. They have developed an essentialist mindset that views the world differently, and this book provides awesome tools to help you “know when to say no”.
“Our whole society has become consumed by the undisciplined pursuit of more,” Greg says. “The only way to overcome this problem is to change the way we think—adopt the mindset of only doing the things that are essential—and do it now.”