In: Workplace Skills
When work, family, friends, hobbies, and life in general all vie for your attention, how can you achieve clear focus and get anything done? Modern technologies are betting that you can't. They exploit your weaknesses to battle for your attention. The good news: Focus is a muscle that you can strengthen if you give your brain a regular mental workout. Read these summaries to achieve zen-like concentration.
The Biggest Bluff
How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win
Penguin Press, 2020
Free to Focus
A Total Productivity System to Achieve More by Doing Less
Baker Publishing Group, 2019
How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life
Nir and Far, 2021
There’s a Name for the Blah You’re Feeling: It’s Called Languishing
The neglected middle child of mental health can dull your motivation and focus – and it may be the dominant emotion of 2021.
The New York Times, 2021
How to Think Clearly
By learning to question and clarify your thoughts, you’ll improve your self-knowledge and become a better communicator.
What Olympians Can Teach the Rest of Us About Performing Under Pressure, According to a Sports Scientist
The counterintuitive lesson everyday people can steal from Olympic athletes.
How to Live a More Creative, Productive, and Happy Life
A CEO Only Does Three Things
Finding Your Focus in the C-Suite
Trey Taylor, 2020
Why You Can't Pay Attention