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Effortless : make it easier to do what matters most  Cover Image Book Book

Effortless : make it easier to do what matters most

McKeown, Greg (author.).


Summary: "Do you ever feel like: You're teetering right on the edge of burnout? You want to make a higher contribution, but lack the energy? You're running faster but not moving closer to your goals? Everything is so much harder than it used to be? As high achievers, we've been conditioned to believe that the path to success is paved with relentless work. That if we want to overachieve, we have to overexert, overthink, and overdo. That if we aren't perpetually exhausted, we're not doing enough. But lately, working hard is more exhausting than ever. And the more depleted we get, the more effort it takes to make progress. Stuck in an endless loop of "Zoom, eat, sleep, repeat," we're often working twice as hard to achieve half as much. Getting ahead doesn't have to be as hard as we make it. No matter what challenges or obstacles we face, there is a better way: instead of pushing ourselves harder, we can find an easier path. Effortless offers actionable advice for making the most essential activities the easiest ones, so you can achieve the results you want, without burning out. Effortless teaches you how to: Turn tedious tasks into enjoyable rituals Prevent frustration by solving problems before they arise Set a sustainable pace instead of powering through Make one-time choices that eliminate many future decisions Simplify your processes by removing unnecessary steps Make relationships easier to maintain and manage And much more The effortless way isn't the lazy way. It's the smart way. It may even be the only way. Not every hard thing in life can be made easy. But we can make it easier to do more of what matters most"--

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780593135655
  • ISBN: 0593135644
  • ISBN: 9780593135648
  • Physical Description: 256 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Currency, [2021]

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-235) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Not everything has to be so hard -- Effortless state: how can we make it easier to focus? Invert: What if this could be easy? ; Enjoy: What if this could be fun? ; Release: The power of letting go ; Rest: The art of doing nothing ; Notice: How to see clearly -- Effortless action: how can we make essential work easier to do? Define: What "done" looks like ; Start: The first obvious action ; Simplify: start with zero ; Progress: The courage to be rubbish ; Pace: Slow is smooth, smooth is fast -- Effortless results: how can we get the biggest return on the least effort? Learn: Leverage the best of what others know ; Lift: Harness the strength of ten ; Automate: Do it once and never again ; Trust: The engine of high-leverage teams ; Prevent: Solve the problem before it happens -- Now: What happens next matters most.
Subject: Mental fatigue
Burn out (Psychology)
Mindfulness (Psychology)
Quality of life
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Personal Success
SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Happiness
SELF-HELP / Self-Management / Time Management
Burn out (Psychology)
Mental fatigue
Mindfulness (Psychology)
Quality of life

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