The Incrementalist
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The Incrementalist

A Simple Productivity System to Create Big Results in Small Steps

About the Book

This book will show you how to become an INCREMENTALIST to create big results, in small steps, without pushing yourself too far beyond your comfort zone, burning out, and feeling inadequate. You can do great work and stretch your limits, gradually and slowly. Incremental progress helps you gain control, master your craft, and seamlessly integrate all that matters to you.

Incrementalism is a low-cost, high-reward productivity system that will help you implement your big idea or finish a big project regardless of your limited time, energy, resources, skills, motivation and, perhaps most of all, courage. The idea or project may relate to your work, your family, your relationships, a creative endeavor, or any other domain of life.

Big successes are created over time and not overnight. "Big" doesn't have to be noticeable to others. Rather, "big" is something that is truly meaningful to you: it deeply aligns with your core purpose and strengths, fosters vitality and presence, adds significant value, makes your day count, and gives you more freedom to design the life you want .

The Incrementalist approach includes a set of productivity principles that are structured but flexible enough for you to adjust to your preferences, needs, and circumstances. Even though it helps you reach big goals, it encourages you to stay curious and enjoy the process, rather than attach too tightly to the outcome.

About the Author

Dyan Williams
Dyan Williams

Dyan Williams is a solo lawyer who practices U.S. immigration law and legal ethics. She has happily operated her firm, Dyan Williams Law PLLC, from her home office since October 2014. She is also a Productivity & Purpose Coach who helps working parents, lawyers, small business owners and other busy people turn their ideas into action, maximize productivity, reduce overwhelm, and make time for what truly matters. Through her presentations, writings, and coaching programs, she provides techniques and strategies to focus on your top priorities and successfully design a well-lived life. She uses the Incrementalist approach to create big results in small steps. You can find more information at and

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Habits, Routines, Rituals
  • Principle 1: Prioritize Your Most Important Projects
  • Principle 2: Break Your Projects Into Small Action Steps
  • Principle 3: Time Block Your Action Steps
  • Principle 4: Synch With Your Natural Rhythm
  • Principle 5: Rest and Recharge
  • Becoming an Incrementalist
  • Further Resources
  • Note

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