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Focus: Use the Power of Targeted Thinking to Get More Done [Paperback]

Jurgen Wolff
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18 Mar 2010

Feeling distracted? Scattered? Time is slipping away from you? You’re not alone. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Using revolutionary time management techniques you will find out how to super charge your mind power and focus on what matters most - your goals and your achievements.


Focus shows you how to direct energy without distraction to the key tasks that lead you to success. Based on the latest research, these techniques make it easy for you to overcome information overload, stress and procrastination and concentrate on what’s really important.


Using these recent discoveries in time management, like how to achieve a state of flow that can lead to maximum achievement in minimum time, Focus will show you how you can move swiftly towards your most important goals.


The result: you reach your goals quickly and with less effort.


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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson Business; 2 edition (18 Mar 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 027373461X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0273734611
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 13.7 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 127,998 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In a world of constant distractions, we all need help to find our focus.

From the moment we wake up, we are bombarded with information. With so little time to concentrate, our performance levels are far from what they should be.

Focus: Use the power of targeted thinking to get more done is set to change your world.

Using revolutionary time management techniques and a new breakthrough strategy to help you see obstacles before they happen, you’ll find out how to find your focus, no matter what your distraction. Supercharge your mind power and achieve more than you ever thought possible.

Prepare to be amazed – and amazing.


“Deciding where and how to put your energy, hour-by-hour, day-by-day, is the only road to success.  Focus will help you find that road and, more importantly, stay on it.”

Bob Cochran, co-creator of 24


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About the Author

Jurgen Wolff is the author of Your Writing Coach (Nicholas Brealey Publishing), Do Something Different (Virgin Books), and Successful Scriptwriting (Writers Digest Press, with Kerry Cox). He’s also written many articles, including a personal development column for the Times Educational Supplement.

 He teaches workshops on personal development, time management, creativity, and writing around the world. Jurgen has lectured at the University of Southern California, for the Skyros Institute, the Academy for Chief Executives, and for Fremantle Media, the London School of Journalism, the European Media programme, and at private workshops in the United States, England, Spain, Germany, Denmark, France, South Africa, Belgium, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Jurgen is a Neuro Linguistic Programming practitioner and a certified hypnotherapist and Time Line therapist. He is the author of our upcoming title, Creativity Now as well as, Series Editor for the For Entrepreneurs series and author of Marketing for Entrepreneurs.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A self-help book that actually helps 10 Nov 2010
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All I can really say about the book is that if you use the techniques and tips it recommends that you will manage your time much better.

I particularly liked the alter ego strategy (which I haven't seen anywhere else) and the ideas on how to actually overcome procrastination.

It's very easy to read and doesn't have the "fluff" normally found in these types of books.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! 9 Dec 2011
I bought this book and then didn't actually read it for a while. I guess that proves I didn't have much focus!

Anyway, once I started reading, I enjoyed it and now I use about half a dozen of the techniques in it. One thing that's improved is that I used to be late for everything and now I'm on time. Well, usually.

I also used to procrastinate a lot more but now I actually enjoy the feeling of freedom when I get things done that I was avoiding.

If you're looking for a good read with a lot of practical information and none of those naff made-up case studies you usually get in self-improvement books, you'll like this one.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book 5 May 2010
My first book review ever! Hey this book is working !
Some really good getting things / right things done advice. Just one example for you... You have a task ..something you want to avoid or is seen as a pain. Well say to yourself ' i will take the first step ..just the first action..i can always decide to go no further after that first step..
Now I have tried this and it worked for me.Got me doing what i needed to do. There are loads of tips in this book that actually work.Check it out!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This book certainly got me focussed! 29 Mar 2010
I'm one of those people who muti-tasks to the point where on some days, nothing actually gets done. This book was a gift and initially viewed with some cynicism. But, it has to be said, even for someone as easily distracted as me - it held my attention right the way through.

In particular i liked the Chapter that shows you how to put the principles into ACTION!

What's more I'm now finding myself better organised - it's like the book installed a 'focus virus' in my brain whilst I was reading.

Why not buy a copy and see if it can do the same for you?
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3.0 out of 5 stars 80/20, NLP, GTD and FLOW 18 April 2014
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Although it's not a bad book, it did not live up to the expectations I got from reading amazon reviews. As far as I can see, the book starts out by replicating some of Richard Koch's insights on the 80/20 principles in the early chapters, then moves into the area of neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) in the middle chapters, and ends with several chapters replicating ideas from David Allen's Getting Things Done (GTD). In the middle of the book there is also a small discussion of the concept of FLOW. As none of these ideas are presented in a novel or insightful manner, perhaps the contribution of the book is primarily in showing that they can be fitted together. To me that was not much of a surprise, but perhaps the other reviewers knew next to nothing about 80/20, NLP, GTD and FLOW.

Another thing that surprised me about the book is the that an author who is also a fictional writer with contributions to films and television series to his credit and gives courses on creative writing can write something as sterile as this. While Richard Koch is an entrepreneur and investor who writes with great wit and charm on how to apply the 80/20 principles in all aspects of life, Jurgen Wolff is an artist who primarily writes about money, success and how think about oneself as a hero. As this was supposed to be written for right-brain people, I was expecting more examples in terms of painting, writing, filmmaking and such, but although Jurgen Wolff has a German name and has written a book primarily aimed at the UK market, he is an American. How anybody outside the USA would get inspired from reading something like this is beyond me.
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