The Focus Course


A Few Mac Apps I use to Stay Focused

I was recently at my desk, and I leaned back in my chair and thought for a moment about the handful of apps I use on a regular basis to get the job done. And I figured that there is surely an app or two here that you could get some value from if you were to incorporate it into your own workflow.

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The Value of Focusing on One Thing at a Time (Video)

There is significant value in having a clear goal, a single focus, and a deadline. When you have these things you work with greater efficiency, you produce a higher quality of work, and you have more fun doing so.

This is one of those things that we know in principle, but many of us do not actually walk it out. We take on every new idea we have, we say yes to too many incoming opportunities, and we just generally have too much going on at any given time.

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March Reading: ‘Deep Work’ by Cal Newport

This month’s book is a long-overdue pick (if you haven’t read it already). Moreover, it’s the perfect follow-up to last month’s book, The Dip. March’s reading is Deep Work, by Cal Newport. The whole hypothesis behind Deep Work is this: The ability to perform deep work is becoming increasingly rare at exactly the same time

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How and Why I Schedule Every Minute (Video)

On Scheduling Every Minute of The Day After breakfast, I sit down and schedule out my day. I literally schedule every single minute. It’s an activity that takes me about 5 minutes at the start of my day. When I’ve got that plan for how I’m going to spend my time, and what I’m going

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Thoughts on Meaningful Productivity

It’s the end of the day. I work downstairs, so for me, closing up the office is as simple as stepping away from my desk and walking up a flight of stairs. I’ve had this 30-second commute since 2011, which is when I quit my job to focus full-time on writing. Despite the complete autonomy

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