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TPS102: Essentialism w/ Greg McKeown

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Greg McKeown is the author of Essentialism, The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. He is on the podcast to discuss how to figure out what is essential to you, how to create your vision for your life, and why being bored is important. Listen in for tools to remove obstacles and get the essential things done.

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Cheat Sheet

  • Why creating space is so important in your essentialism journey
  • The key tenets of the essentialist lifestyle and how you can use them to live a life of purpose
  • How being an essentialist is not just about saying “no” but about finding space to decide what’s essential
  • Things you can do to make sure you are working on the correct problems
  • Ways to figure out how you can best use your time and energy to solve these essential problems
  • How to explore and discover what is truly essential for you
  • Why being bored can actually be a good thing
  • How the Asian Efficiency team sets quarterly goals to make sure our goals are the right goals
  • How you can make sure you are working on the right things
  • The benefits of very long-term thinking and why you should create an 100-year vision
  • How essentialism is a life view and not just another tool
  • How to remove obstacles to execution

Links

Book, tool, ritual

Book: The Catastrophe of Success by Tennessee Williams (essay)
Tool: Daily journaling
Ritual: Choose six things to accomplish each day – three professional and three personal. At the end of the day, celebrate the progress you’ve made, and write down six things for tomorrow.

Connect with Greg McKeown

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Posted by Peter  | August 10, 2016 at 7:56AM | Reply

The whole story of Herbie you can read in the book “The Goal” by Eliyahu M. Goldratt (the “father” of Theory Of Constraints -TOC)

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