The author's stated goal of this book is to introduce you to a lifestyle of owning less, without letting you lose sight of the purpose for it. Mainly, finding the freedom to pursue the things that matter most to you.
This is my first reading of a Seth Godin book, enjoyed in very much. It has insights on a variety of topics. His thoughts on the decision between better and safer was a significant ah-ha moment for me. Understanding that most people are looking for safer and not better is an important mental model I have incorporated into my thinking.
Essentialism had a profound effect on my mindset and way of life. One of the top 5 books I've read in the past several years and I've recommended it to multiple friends. It contains a lot of information to digest and apply, I plan to read Essentialism again next year it was so good.
A short but enjoyable book, especially if you like reading about military training and SEALs. Each chapter starts with one of the ten principles and an accompanying quote, followed by an anecdote related to Navy SEAL training.
Wait, What? And Life's Other Essential Questions. Spend more time thinking about the right questions to ask. Only by asking questions of others can you articulate a vision that is compelling to those with whom you work.