Hyperfocus: How to Be More Productive in a World of Distraction

Hyperfocus: How to Be More Productive in a World of Distraction 

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   Author(s): Chris Bailey  
        Publisher: Random House Canada, Year: 2018   
                                        
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Canada's productivity specialist is back with a whole new perspective on how to get more done with less.

Chris Bailey discovered many little-known insights into how we concentrate (a key aspect of productivity) through his studies and study, including the fascinating concept that focus isn't so much a state of heightened awareness (as we'd assume), but a compromise between two frames of mind. Our brain has two powerful modes that can be unlocked when we use our attention well, according to the most recent neuroscientific research on attention: a concentrated mode (hyperfocus), which is the basis for becoming highly efficient, and an imaginative mode (scatter focus), which allows us to connect ideas in novel ways. Hyperfocus allows readers to do both, enabling them to focus more intensely, think more clearly, and work and live more purposefully. Chris Bailey brings his unique approach to productivity to the next level in Hyperfocus, delving deep into the science and ideas on how and why we put our energy to bear on life's big goals and daily tasks while maintaining an approachable voice and insight that made him a fast favourite.
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Book Reviews:

“Hyperfocus does an outstanding job of unpacking the realities, roadblocks, and best practises of handling our conscious attention's subtle yet ever-present environment. We can all improve how, where, and on what we concentrate. This is a remarkable, eye-opening, and research-based study on what influences us in this regard, as well as how to use this knowledge to achieve greater life satisfaction. Chris, bravo.” Getting Things Done author David Allen
“Becoming more efficient isn't about managing your time; it's about managing your focus. I was going to tell you something about it, but I got sidetracked. Fortunately, this captivating book is on hand to assist. Chris Bailey provides actionable, data-driven advice on how to sharpen your focus—and when to blur it.” —Adam Grant, coauthor of Option B with Sheryl Sandberg and author of Originals and Give and Take.
“Strategy, not hacks or strategies, is needed for the best efficiency plans, and Hyperfocus provides strategy in spades. Prepare to do your most important work when you finish reading this book!” Creator of The $100 Startup, The Art of Non-Conformity, and The Happiness of Pursuit, Chris Guillebeau
“Your focus is, without a doubt, your most important asset. All about your life—your life experience—is a product of your focus. Hyperfocus will show you how to master this method, how to hone it, how to exploit it, and even how to enjoy it. Pay attention to Chris Bailey—this book is worthy of your attention.” —Peter Bregman, 18 Minutes author
“The most valuable commodity of the twenty-first century might be attention. Hyperfocus combines decades of scientific knowledge with real-world examples to teach us how to better handle and multiply our attention.” —David Burkus, author of Friend of a Friend and Under New Management
“I read Hyperfocus on my tablet... but the book was so captivating that I didn't check my email at all! I strongly advise anyone looking to do more about what counts in a distracted world to read this book.” —Laura Vanderkam, author of 168 Hours and What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast
“I'll take a guess. You're similar to me. You are unable to read this book due to a lack of time. Or any other novel! Who has time to read these days? Ok, that's ideal. And it means you've been diagnosed with the disease. And you've got the cure right now.” —Neil Pasricha, author of The Happiness Equation and The Book of Awesome
Bailey describes distraction as an endemic issue plaguing the business world, as well as just about every aspect of everyday life, in this realistic and widely applicable manual. This book is a must-read for readers who want to regain control of their ability to focus in today's fast-paced workplace.” Publishers Weekly says:

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