Books We Wish We Wrote

Thrive Partners offer useful glimpses into their favorite recent reads, offering a few key insights that the books and articles offer to leaders like you.

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Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

WHY IT’S WORTH THE READ:

  • Intentionally focusing energy towards your highest point of contribution makes a huge difference in your results.
  • Greg highlights the dangers of distributing your energy and drives home the risks of straddling.
  • Greg makes these compelling points in a way that is both compassionate and motivational. By the end, you will be fully on-board with mindfully making the trade-offs required to hit your highest points of contribution. These trade-offs are not optional; they either are made by you, or they happen to you.

HOW YOU CAN APPLY THIS, RIGHT NOW:

  • Draw a sun – and on each ray – jot down the things to which you give energy to in a typical day.
  • Think. Which one is your highest point of contribution?
  • Identify trade-offs that will shift more energy towards this highest point of contribution.
  • Do one of those today. Repeat tomorrow…and so on.

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