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In a time when there are more questions than answers, more choices than decisions and more opportunities than hours in a day, many of us are exhausted from trying to do it all. As productive as it makes us feel, pursuing too many things can leave us stressed, anxious and drained instead of turning us into multitasking superheroes. Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less (Crown Business, 2014) is a book that tackles the work-life challenge and provides enlightening pointers on how we can do more with less. We spoke with best-selling author Greg McKeown about worrying less and playing more.

“The way of the Essentialist isn’t about setting New Year’s resolutions to say ‘no’ more, or about pruning your in-box, or about mastering some new strategy in time management. It is about pausing constantly to ask, ‘Am I investing in the right activities?’ There are far more activities and opportunities in the world than we have time and resources to invest in. And although many of them may be good, or even very good, the fact is that most are

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