Hell yeah or no

Derek Sivers originated this concept by prohibiting himself from merely saying 'yes' to any given offer. He said either 'Hell yeah' or rejected it. If you are really excited about an opportunity, take it, in any other case, reject it. This line of thinking is a practical approach to the philosophy of EssentialismEssentialism
The main philosophy explored in Book - Essentialism.. the disciplined pursuit of lessBook - Essentialism.. the disciplined pursuit of less

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author: Greg McKeown
title: Essentialism: the disciplined pursuit of less
year: [[2014]]





It is closely related to [[Deep Work]] and shares a lot of the same approaches (differentiating important ...
(described in Book - Essentialism.. the disciplined pursuit of lessBook - Essentialism.. the disciplined pursuit of less

Metadata:

author: Greg McKeown
title: Essentialism: the disciplined pursuit of less
year: [[2014]]



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The most dangerous word in one's productivity vocabulary is 'yes'The most dangerous word in one's productivity vocabulary is 'yes'
I will need to expand on this idea once I have digested essentialism

Cal Newport also raises this point, in [[Book - Deep Work.. 3 Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World]] as saying yes t...
, so if we do not apply a strong filter to the things we say yes to, we get overwhelmed with unimportant things as Most things are not importantMost things are not important
While arguing for [[Essentialism]], [[Book - Essentialism.. the disciplined pursuit of less]] brings up a quote from John Maxwell: “You cannot overestimate the unimportance of practically everythin...
and lose out, as There are no solutions, only tradeoffsThere are no solutions, only tradeoffs
This quote by economist Thomas Sowell is picked up in [[Book - Essentialism.. the disciplined pursuit of less]] to highlight the necessity of cutting things out of our life. We cannot choose to do ...
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Matt D'avella argues something similar in Video - The Art of Saying NoVideo - The Art of Saying No

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author: Matt D'Avella
title: The Art of Saying No
year: [[2019]]
url: Weblink


Saying no to opportunities will be much easier when you are just ho...
, however, he states that early in ones career we should say yes to a multitude of opportunities to gain experience in our industry.

Marie Kondo spark joy or discard