Leadership Resources

Essentialism - Less but Better in a Time of More

By Susan Schilke; updated December 1, 2021

Essential is my One Word for 2021. But more than just keeping the importance of Essentialism top of mind this year, I want to take these key concepts into the upcoming years. It seems there is so much more in recent years – more choices, more uncertainty, more upheaval, more distractions and more demands on our time and energy. We have a finite amount of time, and only so many days on this earth. The answer isn’t finding ways to do more, it’s choosing very carefully.

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. Many of our choices are good or even very good. The key is narrowing your selections to only those that are essential.

Read Susan's updated blog on the power of Essentialism here.

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