The book that started it all. As a parent, if you answer no to more than half of the questions below, let's please talk, bc you must have the special sauce we all seek!
- Have you ever found yourself stretched too thin?
- Do you sometimes feel overworked and underutilized?
- Do you feel motion sickness instead of momentum?
- Does your day sometimes get hijacked by someone else’s agenda?
- Have you ever said “yes” simply to please and then resented it?
If you answered Yes to any of these, Essentialism is the way out.
By applying a more selective criteria for what is essential, the pursuit of less allows us to regain control of our own choices so we can channel our time, energy and effort into making the highest possible contribution toward the goals and activities that matter.
Essentialism isn’t one more thing; it is a different way of doing everything. It is a discipline you apply constantly, effortlessly. Essentialism is a mindset; a way of life. It is an idea whose time has come. It is an idea that is ESSENTIAL to thriving in the season of parenthood.
In Essentialism, Greg McKeown draws on experience and insight from working with the leaders of the most innovative companies in the world to show how to achieve the disciplined pursuit of less. While this isn't a "parenting" book per se, it is a philosophy, mindset and resource guide for life, which includes parenthood.
This book personally changed my life and is the foundational philosophy behind Basal Baby.