This article follows on somewhat from my last post where I talked about increasing productivity, creativity and effectiveness, but it is inspired by a book I recently finished reading called Essentialism by Greg McKeown.
If I was to choose to describe the way that I primarily live, my guiding philosophy, I would call myself a bit of a Stoic, and having read this book, I would say I am also a bit of an essentialist. There is actually a lot of overlap between stoicism and essentialism.
The motto of an essentialist philosophy is: LESS BUT BETTER
I am not sure about you, but I am liking the sound of that!
Who would like less commitments, responsibilities, projects or tasks on their plate?
I sure as hell have my hand up for that.
Let me explain a little bit more about what essentialism is, and then share some specific strategies.