Focus

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.


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Summaries

How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win

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How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life

Nir Eyal

BenBella, 2019

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A Total Productivity System to Achieve More by Doing Less

Michael Hyatt

Baker Publishing Group, 2019

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How to Be More Productive in a World of Distraction

Chris Bailey

Viking, 2018

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The neglected middle child of mental health can dull your motivation and focus – and it may be the dominant emotion of 2021.

Adam Grant

The New York Times, 2021

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By learning to question and clarify your thoughts, you’ll improve your self-knowledge and become a better communicator.

Tom Chatfield

Psyche, 2021

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The counterintuitive lesson everyday people can steal from Olympic athletes.

Jessica Stillman

Inc., 2021

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How to Live a More Creative, Productive, and Happy Life

Brian Solis

Wiley, 2019

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Finding Your Focus in the C-Suite

Trey Taylor

Trey Taylor, 2020

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How Top Performers Do Less, Work Better, and Achieve More

Morten T. Hansen

Simon & Schuster, 2018

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