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From the internationally best-selling author of Essentialism comes a guide to making the most important tasks effortless.

The intricacy of modern life has created a false dichotomy between things that are 'hard and important' and those that are 'easy and trivial'. Everything has become so much harder than it ought to be. But, Greg McKeown, best-selling author of Essentialism, says, there is a third alternative. In Effortless, he offers practical strategies for making the most vital tasks the easiest ones. Honed over the better part of a decade, these strategies include:

  • Asking 'What Step Can I Remove?' (accomplish more in fewer steps)
  • Having the Courage to Be Rubbish (prioritise progress over perfection)
  • Deciding What 'Done' Looks Like (don't keep running after you pass the finish line)

McKeown's philosophy of essentialism has helped thousands to eliminate nonessential activities and focus on the few that really matter. Working out what is essential is the first step - making these tasks effortless is the next. Effortless will show you how. 

©2021 Greg McKeown (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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I found this to be a simplistic, repetitive and shallow effort. Don’t bother. Essentialism was much better than this.

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Very helpful, thought provoking and educational. It has helped me see things I wasn't aware of in myself and has helped me grow. A worthwhile listen. Thankyou.

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An effortless read!

This book felt incredibly easy and effortless to listen to! It was well-structured, well-researched and well-read. Would highly recommend buying it!

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THIS is a must read book for ALL of us.

just brilliant, in the here & now. This is for every busy person that is or would like to have some of their life back.

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absolutely loved this book

I've read and listened to essentialism and loved it. Greg McKeown is a genius and his book Effortless exceeded all my expectations.

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  • 12-05-2021

Effortless inspiring

Practical, joyful and delightful teaching. Highly recommended for anybody that wants a peaceful life
Thank you Greg for writing this book!!!

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  • 02-05-2021

Great sequel to Essentialism

If the book Essentialism was about how to do the right things, Effortless is about how to do them in the right way.

I have huge respect for the author for continuing his work, with his podcast and other media, which resulted in this book.

I took a lot of notes, and added to-do items to optimize my life and to grow some habits.

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  • 11-06-2021

Great sequal to Essencialist!

Great sequal. The first book told the story of what to do.
This one says how to do it. Efortless

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  • 07-05-2021

Boring

The most boring thing I've ever listened to in my life! Got it to inspire me but sent me to sleep!

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