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The Simple Way

Book Description

How many of you have observed (and experienced) life and business scenarios that are extraordinarily complex – complications that have festered and grown and led to delays, confusion, disappointment and paralysis? The frustrations and stress of such scenarios are all too common to most of us. Worst still, they act as barriers to our own development and fulfilment. This book provides 52 powerful and thought-provoking perspectives and ways to simplify common business and personal situations and challenges. As the author suggests: "To simplify is to change". It challenges the traditional idea that success is all about complexity, working harder, being more productive, acquiring more stuff, or suffering your way through life in order to gain something out of it. By taking alternative, simpler actions and paths, there is every possibility of new direction and new outcomes, which can lead to positive change in your life and at work.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. Acknowledgements
  6. Introduction: Choosing The Simple Way
  7. How to Use this Handbook
  8. Selecting the Simple Note for Your Situation
  9. 1. Are You At Your Best?
  10. 2. Noise
  11. 3. Interrupt Your Slump
  12. 4. Set-Up
  13. 5. Words
  14. 6. Word Up
  15. 7. When?
  16. 8. Loose Ends
  17. 9. Conquering the Email Dragon
  18. 10. Your Very Own CIA
  19. 11. Sprint
  20. 12. Pause
  21. 13. Clear the Clutter
  22. 14. Double-Tasking
  23. 15. BlackBerry Moments
  24. 16. Resetting Your Daily Default Mode
  25. 17. Time and Space
  26. 18. Moving On
  27. 19. Boost Your Energy
  28. 20. Simplify Your Overwhelm
  29. 21. Three Simple Steps to Somewhere
  30. 22. Urgentia
  31. 23. Six of One, Half a Dozen of the Other
  32. 24. Tolerations
  33. 25. Instant Liberation
  34. 26. Bringing Goals to Life
  35. 27. Expectation Playlist
  36. 28. Retreat
  37. 29. Become Frustration-Free
  38. 30. Boost Personal Productivity
  39. 31. Downwind
  40. 32. How Teams Can Achieve Five Out Of Five
  41. 33. Thought Management 101
  42. 34. Have You Left a Pan of Milk On?
  43. 35. Personal Board of Directors
  44. 36. Upgrade Your Inner Critic
  45. 37. Liberation From ‘Ought To’
  46. 38. Simple Meditation
  47. 39. Return on Investment of Your Time
  48. 40. Deciding Your Future
  49. 41. Simplifying Resolutions
  50. 42. Focus on One
  51. 43. Put Your Face Back While It’s Still Warm
  52. 44. The 3–4–3 Strategy
  53. 45. Control–Alt–Delete
  54. 46. Some Light Weeding
  55. 47. What Are You Reading?
  56. 48. The Most Important Meeting
  57. 49. You’re Here Now and Nowhere Else – Act Like It
  58. 50. The Five People Who Influence You Most
  59. 51. The Purposeful Team
  60. 52. Judging Yourself
  61. 53. Thinker Thinks, Prover Proves
  62. Finding Your Own Simple Way
  63. Sources of Inspiration
  64. Simon Tyler and The Simple Way