Focus: Use the power of targeted thinking to get more done Paperback – 18 Mar 2010
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From the Back Cover
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, youll 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
More than just a book.
Log on to www.focusquick.com and discover an exciting multi-media package, including video interviews, diagnostics, mp3 and pdf downloads, blogs, podcasts and e-bulletins.
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). Hes 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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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. Perhaps Wolff could have written an interesting book on focus and creativity, like Robert Fritz's "Path of least resistance", but by framing it in terms of money, success and "the hero's journey" at least he would have needed to focus more on authenticity in such issues to gain credibility.
The best thing about the book, as I see it, are the cartoon illustrations made by Wolff himself. At least these drawings indicate that he is a creative person at heart, and not only a consultant trying to build a business from a half-hearted attempt to mix well-known ideas like 80/20, NLP, GTD and FLOW. In the case of 80/20 and NLP, there are some references to books that will explain the ideas in a better way. There were no references to David Allen and GTD, as far as I could see, but perhaps Wolff isn't aware of Allen or, alternatively, he sees no need for reference due to the popularity of GTD. In the case of FLOW, Wolff briefly mentions Csikszentmihalyi, but there are no references to any of his books or scientific papers.
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.
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.
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!
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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