This is one of the most important slow hacks I'll ever write. Everyone and everything — every person in your life, company, brand, advertiser, product, service, you name it — wants a piece of your time. The pieces of time requested of you have no limit, but your total pie will always remain at 24 pieces (or, 24 hours per day). No more, no less. And when they're gone each day, they're gone forever. Society is speeding up. Everyone is busy, busy, busy. And, it seems like saying "no" is … [Read more...]
Essentialism Blog Posts
Articles about essentialism, being an essentialist, the Essentialism book by Greg McKeown, essentialism philosophy, and more.
I really think I've tried just about every productivity and to-do list tip, trick, hack, and app. Trying to make a day seem more like a day and a half. In the past, I definitely fell into the societal belief that more is better. But, no matter our approach to our days, the reality is that there are still only 24 hours. So, instead of cramming as much as possible into any given day, I now believe that better is better. That often means that less is better. So, how do you do less but better and … [Read more...]
I devoured Daniel Pink's new book When in just a few sittings. It's an eye-opening and quick read. And, it couldn't have come at a more opportune time because I have some BIG NEWS to share. Yesterday marked the end (at least for now) of a a 10+ year professional marketing career. Today is day 1 of venturing out into the wild world of entrepreneurship. I'll be posting a lot more frequently on this site: personal stories, ancient wisdom, modern research, book summaries, you name it. All … [Read more...]
A recent Zen Habits excerpt by Leo Babauta inspired this post: It’s something most of us deal with every day, often without realizing it’s there: a feeling of time scarcity. We know it well: the feeling of having too much to do and not enough time to do it all. This is true not only of work — where we have too many projects, meetings, emails, admin tasks, calls, requests, messages — but also of our personal lives. We want to exercise, eat well, meditate, learn something cool, travel, go out … [Read more...]
Looking for a book summary of Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life by Héctor García and Francesc Miralles? You can find that Ikigai book summary here. I've read and personally explored a lot about purpose over the last few years. For me, it all started with an existential crisis. Many different inspirational quotes and concepts. Debates over whether we have no purpose in life, if we all have the same purpose, whether you need to search and discover your own purpose, or if … [Read more...]