- File Size: 1536 KB
- Print Length: 153 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: January 1, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01N9NG27E
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,423 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
|Print List Price:||$9.99|
Save $7.00 (70%)
Fast Focus: A Quick-Start Guide To Mastering Your Attention, Ignoring Distractions, And Getting More Done In Less Time! Kindle Edition
|Length: 153 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
Switch back and forth between reading the Kindle book and listening to the Audible book with Whispersync for Voice. Add the Audible book for a reduced price of $1.99 when you buy the Kindle book.
Matchbook Price: $0.99
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Customers who bought this item also bought
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
So many productivity books jump around and never really get to the point. Fast Focus is the exception and I was quickly engaged and immersed myself into Damon’s writing. As a professional with four boys I have been a self proclaimed multitasker extraordinaire for years. Guess what? Wrong! I finally admit that I can’t multitask and am not so great at blocking distractions out. Damon jumps right in and explains how his system can assist with showing us why it’s hard to keep focus, how to create an environment where we can focus, and 23 ways to fight distractions so we can get things done. I quickly related to the stories that Damon shared from his own distraction and productivity experiences and found myself nodding in agreement. Already, I have implemented some of his ideas and they work!
In particular, Fast Focus introduced me to the concept of “voluntary focus” which we all have. It is a muscle that can be strengthened with practice and time. I never thought about attention in this way and will gladly share this with my husband. What we can’t control is involuntary attention so let’s not even try. Damon calls out the key distracters to focus and if you are cell phone connected, you can guess what preys on most of us and the list does down from there. Even physical clutter can inhibit our success and as I looked around my own office, I cringed and made adjustments. Scents, lighting, background noise and air quality can be a key interrupter to focus.
Fast Focus offers 7 sound reasons why we need to strengthen our focus muscle for life improvement. In the past, I gave scant attentions to just how critical a honed in focus can impact my life. Most books don’t focus enough on the benefits to both our internal and external lives. One of these benefits will hit home for you:
Stronger relationships with those that matter
A boost in your critical thinking
Better decision making
Increased grit (my favorite!)
Increased self control.
These sure do sound like effective goals don’t they? This is a dream list for anyone interested in becoming more efficient and in growing both professionally and personally. For me, the real meat in Fast Focus is the numerous tactics to improve your focus. I suggest that you read them over and pick 5 to try over a 3 month period and see what improvements you see. Here are my favorites:
Limit daily task to 5 and no more or you will be overwhelmed
Do some aerobic exercises before you sit down to focus and work on your task list
Practice batch processing to keep your mind on one thing. For example, handle any tasks related to your email and online tasks in one session. Manage handwritten work within a separate work frame
Keep a log for a week or so to determine your peak energy levels. Choose your most productive times to tackle work
Tame your inner perfectionist. This one is a huge challenge for me. I focus too much on detail and perfection and it derails my results every time.
Reading Fast Focus is like having a conversation with a good friend and gleaning tips, tactics, and hacks in a relaxed format to apply to your life. Information that Damon shares is very actionable and to the point. He offers a quick test to gauge your current focusing ability (mine was embarrassing). You won’t waste any time reading through pages and of pages just trying to find insight that will help you. This book reads like a blue print for success and can be used as a road map to bring you efficiency and success. Again, my favorite section of the book is the tactics to improve focus in addition to the numerous links Damon offers us to digest more information.
This is the perfect time to make a new start to achieve your goals and strengthen your focus so you can breeze through this year with focused thoughts and less stress. Pick up a copy of Fast Focus today to get on the best track for success!
As with his other books, Zahariades has written a no-nonsense, easy-to-read guide for getting better results. You don’t need to pick through the text and highlight the parts that you find actionable. It’s literally a numbered step-by-step implementation guide. He wastes little time with theory and gets right to the nuts and bolts.
I have given this book four stars and I’d like to explain the reasoning. First of all, a five star book has to be truly exceptional to deserve that rating. This book is not an extraordinary work of non-fiction. In fact, it reads like a very long (but well structured) blog post. That is not meant as a derisive remark, but rather stating it’s strength. Normally, I would choose to assign a book of this nature no more than two stars, but the content is well worth the extremely reasonable price and the book is a very quick read. The value you will receive from this book is well worth the price and that is why I have rated it with four stars.
As for the content itself, I have been honing my productivity for many years and already have many things in place that work for me. Because of this, I don’t always agree with all of the suggestions in the book, but that does not make them poor suggestions. It simply means that I have already adopted an alternate approach. I am already intimately familiar with most of the other suggestions. That said, Zahariades is right on the mark with his plan to achieve better focus. If you are new to this type of non-fiction, you will no doubt benefit from this book. If you are not new to this genre, then you are still likely to find one or two gems that will make the purchase worthwhile.
As with all of Zahariades’ books, I have taken away a few ideas that I had not come across before that will help improve my ability to focus. I am confident that you will also find at least one or two things in these pages to justify the cost.
Most recent customer reviews