Tool of the Week #4

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This summer CWC is keeping your creative brain sharp with books, podcasts and apps!

All summer we will share one tool a week to keep your (creative) brain sharp. This will help you to attack the new ideas + plans you would like to (re)start after your summerbreak.

For those who love reading, this week's tool is for you! The book Essentialism: A Disciplined Pursuit of Less, tackles the topic of productivity from a positive perspective.

The message of this book is basically: YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO IT ALL. BE SELECTIVE. 

Here's a summary of the heart of this book by Greg McKeown:

"The Way of the Essentialist isn’t about getting more done in less time. It’s about getting only the right things done. It is not  a time management strategy, or a productivity technique. It is a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so we can make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter. 

By forcing us to apply a more selective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices about where to spend our precious time and energy – instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us.

Essentialism is not one more thing – it’s a whole new way of doing everything. A must-read for any leader, manager, or individual who wants to do less, but better, and declutter and organize their own their lives, Essentialism is a movement whose time has come."

Buy the book via Amazon here.