Part 2 — Attention

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Of the three ingredients of productivity—time, attention, and energy—our attention is usually in the highest demand. The average person brings just 53% of their attention to their work in the moment, and it’s easy to see why. With emails, instant messages, text messages, and other distractions and interruptions flying at us from every direction, it’s easy to feel overloaded and overwhelmed—unless we learn how to manage our attention intelligently.

When we don’t manage our attention well, our productivity becomes toast. But it’s possible to build up how much attention we bring to our work, while disabling other attention hijackers that derail our productivity throughout the day.

For questions, or to book this workshop for your team, please email chris@alifeofproductivity.com.

 

What’s Covered

1. The Right Way to Focus: In the average moment, we bring only 53% of our focus to what’s in front of us. This segment shows you how to focus better and deeper on your work throughout the day. This allows you to accomplish more in the same amount of time: the more attention and focus you bring to your work, the less time it takes.

2. The Power of Hyperfocus: Busyness is no different from laziness when it doesn’t lead us to accomplish anything. Multitasking feels incredible, but it invariably makes us less productive. This segment introduces you to hyperfocus—the productive alternative to multitasking. Hyperfocusing is another incredible tactic that lets you bring more attention to your work on a daily basis.

3. Taming Interruptions: Each work interruption can cost us as much as 25 minutes of productivity, and interruptions, along with their recovery time, take up an average of 28% of our day. This segment shows you some practical ways to tame your work interruptions, so you can dive deeper into your work, and reclaim some of your valuable time and attention.

4. Emptying Your Brain: As David Allen, a productivity expert, once put it, “your head is for having ideas, not holding ideas.” The more tasks, projects, commitments, and other “open loops” you get out of your head, the more clarity and focus you’ll have to do good work throughout the day. This segment gives you several practical, tactical ways to do this.

For questions, or to book this workshop for your team, please email chris@alifeofproductivity.com.

 

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