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Essentialism is a book written by Greg McKeown that explores the idea of focusing on what is truly essential in life and avoiding distractions and unnecessary tasks. Essentialism provides a neat 4-step framework to simplify our life across multiple aspects with a core theme "Less but better". He sets the context of the Essentialist mindset right from the beginning - "If you don't prioritize your time, someone else will". Social pressure, increased number of choices, opinion overload, pressure to "have it all" - all these aspects push us into the non-essential mode of living. In this book, McKeown argues that the way to achieve more is to actually do less. By focusing only on what is important, we can live a more fulfilling life and accomplish more in the process. McKeown emphasizes the importance of saying “no” to non-essential tasks and commitments, and instead, learning to prioritize our time and energy on the things that matter. McKeown writes: “only once you give yourself permission to stop trying to do it all, to stop saying yes to everyone, can you make your highest contribution towards the things that really matter.” The life of an Essentialist is “not about how to get more things done; it’s about how to get the right things done.” Essentialism is a good read for anyone who wants to live a more meaningful and productive life. It is a must-read for anyone looking to get their professional and personal lives on track.