Can less be more?

I recently finished Leo Babauta’s book, The Power of Less, and it inspired me to want to simplify my commitments. There’s some great summary points Leo on the blog here.

Has anyone tried out the “less is more” approach to simplify their work, and if so, how did it go?

Funnily enough, I read an article on Asana’s owner, Justin Rosenstein, and his approach: clarity.

There’s a part in the article where he lists the following questions to ask yourself:

  • What are you working on right now?
  • Are you confident that it’s the most important thing you could be doing?
  • Do you know who is waiting on you?
  • Do you know to whom you can go for support?
  • Do you know how your work fits into the overarching product we’re trying to accomplish?
  • Do you know why that product matters?

Ironically, I copy and pasted this into an email and sent it to myself! But with good reason! It sits there so when I get dragged into that all-too-often moment of trawling through my inbox I come across it and force myself to focus on the most pressing matters of the moment. It works for me.

The full article is here: Asana’s Justin Rosenstein On The One Quality Every Startup Needs To Su