3 Core Truths of Essentialism

by May 14, 2021

Your recipe for burnout

Life 100 years ago was much different than it is today. There wasn’t always the hustle and bustle we live by today. People would wake up every morning to go milk the cows and collect the eggs just to do it all over again the next day. 

Now we wake up, have our basic needs covered by convenience, and we are told to work harder because it is never enough. We’re told we need to do it all, all the time otherwise we won’t succeed. 

Greg McKeown, author of Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less approaches work and life a little differently. 

He shares, we’re told to believe 3 things that will create success, when actually they are factors that contribute to burnout: 

  1. Everything is important 
  2. I have to do all of it 
  3. I can do all of it 

When I opened that first gym in the Midwest, I thought the same thing. I “knew” I could do it all and didn’t need anyone else’s support. And I learned real quick that was not the right answer. 

Greg explains in the book that we do not need to live by those lies any longer, and that we can replace them with 3 new beliefs… You’ll have to listen to the episode to get those few nuggets.

In this episode you’ll learn about…

  • Overwhelmed with opportunity. (0:46)
  • The logic of non-essentialism. (3:57)
  • Between a rock and a hard place. (7:25)
  • Gaining perspective. (10:41)
  • Do you love to pull weeds? (13:31)
  • The 3 Core Truths of Essentialism. (16:11)

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