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Essentialism - Less but Better in a Time of More

By Susan Schilke; June 1, 2021

After a pandemic that slowed time down for over a year, the world is cranking back into high gear. Masks are coming off, travel is back on, and social calendars are filling fast. At TeamStrength member companies, businesses are in growth mode, a welcome focus, and facing resource challenges. In the midst of this chaos, it’s time to return to Essentialism. I reread Greg McKeown’s book last month, and it was a perfect time for this refresher.

The goal of the Essentialist is the relentless pursuit of less but better. It’s not a time management strategy, it is actively selecting how you invest your time with discipline and discernment.  We’ve returned to a world with so many choices – and many of them are good or even very good.  The best investment of your time and energy is narrowing the options to only those that are essential.

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