Do you feel that you're stretched too thinly? Are you spending too much time working on other people's priorities?
If you answered yes to either of these questions, you are not alone. It's not unusual to be busy, but are you busy doing the right things?
All too often, people fill their days with commitments, projects and things that, ultimately, aren't all that important. As a result, they're left feeling drained, stressed and overworked.
To really make an impact, you need to focus intensely on the things that are the most essential in your life. You may think that this is easier said than done, but our Book Insight on "Essentialism," by Greg McKeown, shows you how to weed out unnecessary tasks, so that you can achieve more by doing less.
In this audio clip, taken from our review, we hear McKeown’s tips for saying no gracefully.
If you'd like to learn how to eliminate distractions and unimportant obligations, and how to focus instead on what truly matters in life, don't miss our latest premium members’ Book Insight.
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