Near the beginning there is a section entitled 'Your specific situation and how to diagnose problems in your system', so right away I was able to personalize the system.
There is a lot of practical advice, and reminders of tried and trusted methods (which the author states up front. Such as the 'Pomodoro' method and getting enough sleep!)
And there were a few 'surprises' in there: 'Why I Believe 'Getting Motivated' is Overrated' certainly got my attention, as did 'The Importance of Managing Energy, not Time.'
I found the final section on making a system for myself extremely helpful. As were the links to further reading and free downloads for the different exercises suggested.
This is a book which cannot fail to help as there is so much advice and information here, clearly laid out and well presented.
Joanna hits the nail on the head and gives easy to follow practical advice on how to stay focused. It's more of a tactical book than an inspirational one, and sometimes we need less passion and more precision. There's no fluff in this book. It's not intended to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. This book is a guide with useful information that allows you to create a strategy for focusing that's built around your unique personality. She isn't simply giving her opinion, she uses information that's backed by research. The quality of her education and the breadth of her knowledge is clearly shown throughout the book.
The key to success is focus. Read this book if you need the focus to reach your goals.
In the last part of the book, she discusses the different problems that may exist or arise when it comes to the subject of focus, productivity, and achieving our goals. Really helpful, well organized, and well researched.
I highly recommend this book in this day and age. When we have a million things to do - and nowadays this is the norm - learning to focus is tremendously important to our success.
it's written in easy conversational language and breaks other important info into lists.
The areas that really stood out for me great were chapters like setting goals, motivation and setting up your own 'focus system' which were all things I've wouldn't have linked directly with focus.
Highly recommended reading for all those people looking to improve almost any goal they have.