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  • Doing multiple things at the same time will be overwhelming. There will be much to showcase but the quality of the work will be substandard. But if we focus on one thing that will help us in achieving our goal and successfully complete that will help us to grow the way we want to grow. That’s the power of less.Choose only the task that creates impact on your life and take you closer to your goal you want to achieve. To be sane, productive, effective, limit every aspect of your life.
  • Limitless is weak. Living without a limit is throwing a color dye in ocean and watching it dissolves to nothing. Limit is having focus on what we want to achieve, like throwing the same color dye in a gallon of water. Limitless life will be overwhelming and not very effective. Limited life will be a focused one. Benefits of limited life It simplifies thingsIt focuses on what’s importantIt helps you to achieveIt shows others that your time is importantIt makes you more effective
  • Setting a limit means to simplify our life. But before simplification, we need to know what is essential. Before carving an elephant out of wood we need to know what an elephant looks like.
  • Focus is your most important tool in becoming more effectiveFocus on a goalFocus on nowFocus on the task at handFocus on the positiveMultitasking is not effective. It’s tough to switch between tasks. Single tasking allows you to focus on what is at hand and makes life simple.Like single tasking try to focus on the present in order to stay calm, productive, effective and sane.
  • Create new habits one at a time. Take a 30 day challenge to form a new habit. Select a habitFormulate a planWork towards achieving the same.
  • Start small in everything you do, with any goal, habit change and in your life.It narrows your focusIt keeps your energy and enthusiasm going for longerIt’s easier to handleYou ensure successGradual change is long lasting
  • The one goal system. Choose one goal at a time to increase your effectiveness with that goal. To convert a goal to concrete steps, you will focus on one sub-goal at a time.Choose a goalBreak it down to a sub-goalWeekly goalDaily actionFocus on completionHave an outcome in mindMove from project to tasksEach day, choose a task to move you to completionReassess your progress.
  • The power of less

    1. 1. The Power of LessThe fine art of limiting yourself to the essential<br />Notes by Sriram Srinivasan<br />
    2. 2. Limit every aspect of your life<br />
    3. 3. Limited life will be a focused one<br />
    4. 4. Simplify our life<br />
    5. 5. Focus<br />
    6. 6. Create new habits one at a time<br />
    7. 7. Start small in everything you do<br />
    8. 8. Choose one goal at a time <br />
    9. 9. Hurray! Finally this presentation is over <br />Images by <br />www.sxc.hu<br />
    10. 10. About Sriram<br />Sriram has 15 years of information technology industry experience, where he has played various roles in delivering multimillion dollar projects. <br />You can reach him at: <br />Mobile : 8122597519<br />Mail :ssram37@gmail.com<br />www : www.iamsriram.com<br />Twitter : www.twitter.com/srirams<br />LinkedIn : www.linkedin.com/in/ssram<br />FB : www.facebook.com/ssram37<br />

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