More with Regret, or Less but Better?: "Essentialism" with Victoria Klein (#BossMaskBookClub) @

Today we’re going Behind the Boss Mask for our monthly #BossMaskBookClub!

We’re talking about Essentialism by Greg McKeown – this book is all about creating a life focused on “less but better.” If you read only one book this year, this is the one. Listen to the episode to find out why!



Show Notes:

  • What the book is really about: the relentless pursuit of less, but better
  • A short, powerful introduction, then four sections with short, powerful chapters
  • How Greg defines “essentialism”
  • Choose: Why choice only happens through action
  • Discern: Why more effort doesn’t equal better results
  • Trade-off: Why every YES means NO to many other things
  • Escape: Why focus is something we HAVE and something we DO
  • Look: Why journaling is beneficial
  • Play: What we do for the joy of DOING
  • Sleep: Why LESS sleep doesn’t equal MORE success
  • Select: Is it a clear YES?
  • Eliminate: What happens when you lack clarity
  • Dare: Why it comes down to trade-offs, choices, and actions
  • Uncommit: Why you may be stuck in the “Sunk Cost Bias”
  • Edit: Be the editor of your own life
  • Limit: Why boundaries help prevent burnout and keep you sane
  • Buffer: How to deal with what is out of your control
  • Subtract: How to remove obstacles and move forward
  • Progress: Celebrate how far you’ve come!
  • Flow: How routine and flow go together
  • Focus: Why you can’t worry about the past and live in the moment
  • Be: Live with purpose and meaning – not regret
  • Bonus Chapter about Essentialism as a leader aka entrepreneur
  • Why this book is the beginning of a new mindset for VK!


The ONE question that VK asks YOU: What’s one thing you want to make more space for in your life – something that is essential for you? … Comment below with your answer!



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