Hyperfocus: How to Work Less to Achieve More (Paperback)
  • Hyperfocus: How to Work Less to Achieve More (Paperback)

Hyperfocus: How to Work Less to Achieve More (Paperback)

Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 06/09/2018
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A practical guide to managing your attention - the most powerful resource you have to become more creative, get stuff done, and live a more meaningful life

'The best productivity plans call for strategy, not just hacks or tactics-and Hyperfocus gives you strategy in spades. When you read this book, get ready to do your most important work!' Chris Guillebeau

In Hyperfocus, you will learn:
- How working fewer hours can increase our productivity
- How drinking caffeine strategically instead of habitually gives us more energy
- How we get more done by making our work harder, not easier
- How we do our best creative work when we're the most tired

Our attention has never been as overwhelmed as it is today and we've never been so busy while accomplishing so little.

In Hyperfocus, the bestselling author of The Productivity Project provides profound insights into how we can best manage our attention. Chris Bailey reveals how the brain switches between two mental modes - hyperfocus, our deep concentration mode, and scatterfocus, our creative, reflective mode - and how the surest path to being our most creative and efficient selves at work is to combine them both.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509866113
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 215 x 135 x 20 mm

The most productive man you could ever hope to meet -- TED.com
Extraordinary . . . eye-opening -- David Allen, author of Getting Things Done
Becoming more productive isn't about time management; it's about attention management. I'd tell you more about that, but I lost my train of thought. Luckily this attention-grabbing book is here to help -- Adam Grant, author of Originals and Give and Take, and coauthor of Option B
The best productivity plans call for strategy, not just hacks or tactics-and Hyperfocus gives you strategy in spades. When you read this book, get ready to do your most important work! -- Chris Guillebeau, author of The $100 Startup, The Art of Non-Conformity, and The Happiness of Pursuit
Let me guess. You're like me. You don't have time to read this book. Or any book! Who has time for books anymore? Well, that's perfect. Because it means you have the disease. And right now you're holding the cure -- Neil Pasricha, author of The Book of Awesome and The Happiness Equation
There are two kinds of focus we need in order to pursue what's essential in life: focus as a noun (our fixed intent) and focus as a verb (the ongoing process of connecting the dots). This is brilliantly illustrated both in writing and in graphics in this latest book from Chris Bailey. I loved the book -- Greg McKeown, author of Essentialism
Practical, well written and timely -- Shawn Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage and Big Potential
Thanks to Chris Bailey's groundbreaking and timely new book, I feel like I now have, for the first time in literally years, the ability to focus on the most important, value-creating things. Read this book if you want a stress-relieving salve as well as a guarantee to improve both your productivity and happiness -- Jim Citrin, author of The Career Playbook
I read Hyperfocus on my phone. . . but this book was so engaging I stopped checking email entirely! -- Laura Vanderkam, author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, and 168 Hours
Being hyperfocused in a busy world is a skill every professional needs in their arsenal. Chris Bailey will show you how to master it in his new book Hyperfocus -- Vanessa Van Edwards, author of Captivate
There's no question: your attention is your most valuable asset. Everything in your life-your experience of life-comes from your attention. And Hyperfocus will teach you how to use this tool, how to hone it, leverage it, and even enjoy it. Pay attention to Chris Bailey-this book is well worth the focus -- Peter Bregman, author of 18 Minutes
Attention may be the most important asset of the 21st century. Hyperfocus takes decades of scientific insights and pairs them with practical application to show us all how best to manage and multiply our attention -- David Burkus, author of Under New Management and Friend of a Friend
Chris Bailey's book is a fascinating guide to managing our attention. He describes a methodology that will help us both focus and create more effectively. His book is not just theory, but a wonderful toolbox full of practical and detailed best practices. I can't wait to give these ideas a try -- Kai-Fu Lee, Founder of Google China, Chairman and CEO of Sinovation Ventures
In this practical and widely applicable manual Bailey . . . identifies distraction as an endemic problem plaguing the business world, and just about every facet of modern life as well . . . Highly germane to any fast-paced workplace, this book is a must-read for readers seeking to regain control of their ability to concentrate. * Publishers Weekly *
Engaging...When Mr. Bailey was writing this book, he may as well have pinned my photo above his desk and labeled it 'my audience.'...Hyperfocus helped me recognize the limits of my attentional space and make my environment more conducive to focus...Mr. Bailey teaches how to re-examine your tasks, determine your priorities and minimize interruptions...When I started the second part of the book, I excitedly placed exclamation points next to all of the examples of places your mind could go if it was left to do its own thing. * The New York Times *

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