11 The Power of Focus

The Power of Focus on Inside Mastery with Martin Soorjoo

Today I’m talking about an ability that is one of the most important that anyone can possess. It’s increasingly rare but is needed more than ever in today’s world, and so it’s becoming an extremely valuable asset. What is this quality? It’s the Power of Focus.

Listen in as I talk about how people are losing out to the liability of distraction, why focusing used to be easier than it is now, and five practices that will help you improve your ability to focus.

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“By not stopping and stepping back, we fail to see that so often we are majoring in the minor.” – Martin Soorjoo

Show Notes:

  • Why focus used to be easier
  • The struggle of feeling overwhelmed and irritable
  • What is the cost of the lack of focus
  • The value of daydreaming
  • Why it’s important to know the side effects of connectivity
  • How to unlock the power of focus
  • Benefits of focusing on one or two projects at a time
  • How to raise your awareness of your daily operations
  • What strategies can help you improve your focus
  • What is selective attention
  • Why multitasking doesn’t exist
  • What meditation can do for you
  • How long does it take to improve your focus

“It’s critical that we understand that having more choices, stuff, commitments, and decisions to make does not lead to fulfillment or progress.” – Martin Soorjoo

5 Practices to Help You Focus:

  1. Make “no” your default response
  2. Block out focus time
  3. Single task over multitask
  4. Meditate
  5. Optimize your environment

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“What works for you will depend on a range of factors including your personality, behavioral traits, commitments, objectives, and lifestyle.” – Martin Soorjoo