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  • A. shared from Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown
    Since becoming an Essentialist I have found it almost universally true that people respect and admire those with the courage of conviction to say no.
    Note: respected more if you can say no
  • A. shared from Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown
    In the top left quadrant, we have vision and mission statements like “We want to change the world”: statements that sound inspirational but are so general they are almost entirely ignored. In the bottom left quadrant, we have a set of vague, general values – like “innovation,” “leadership,” and “teamwork” – but these are typically too bland and generic to inspire any passion. In the bottom right quadrant, we have shorter-term quarterly objectives we pay attention to, like “Increase profits 5 per cent over last year’s results”; these shorter-term tactics may be concrete...
    Note: i need to try this
  • A. shared from Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown
    When teams are really clear about their purpose and their individual roles, on the other hand, it is amazing what happens to team dynamics.
    Note: vision - to steer
  • A. shared from Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown
    The Essentialist knows that when we surrender our right to choose, we give others not just the power but also the explicit permission to choose for us.
    Note: dont give away your power of choice
  • A. shared from Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown
    Essentialists invest the time they have saved into creating a system for removing obstacles and making execution as easy as possible.
    Note: like good agile teams
  • A. shared from Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown
    “What do I feel deeply inspired by?” and “What am I particularly talented at?” and “What meets a significant need in the world?”
    Note: find the essential
  • A. shared from Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown
    killer question: “If I didn’t already own this, how much would I spend to buy it?”
    Note: sunk cost myth and ho to challenge
  • A. shared from Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown
    The word priority came into the English language in the 1400s. It was singular. It meant the very first or prior thing. It stayed singular for the next five hundred years. Only in the 1900s did we pluralise the term and start talking about priorities.
    Note: the one thing...
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