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How do highly-successful people like Elon Musk and Bill Gates get so much done? The answer is time blocking; a time-management method that Cal Newport, productivity expert and bestselling author of Digital Minimalism, has been using for fifteen years. For the first time, this game-changing system has been captured in a daily planner that makes it easy for you to prioritise tasks and focus on the things that really matter. Using the time-block method you'll no longer be distracted by your inbox, social media and other peoples' demands for your time. The Time-Block Planner will help you push aside distractions and focus on the work that will make the difference to you.

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Author: Cal Newport
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release: 2020-11-12
File: 112 Pages
ISBN-13: 0241474612

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Read the Wall Street Journal Bestseller for "cultivating intense focus" for fast, powerful performance results for achieving success and true meaning in one's professional life (Adam Grant, author of Give and Take). Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep Work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a super power in our increasingly competitive twenty-first century economy. And yet, most people have lost the ability to go deep-spending their days instead in a frantic blur of e-mail and social media, not even realizing there's a better way. In Deep Work, author and professor Cal Newport flips the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he instead celebrates the power of its opposite. Dividing this book into two parts, he first makes the case that in almost any profession, cultivating a deep work ethic will produce massive benefits. He then presents a rigorous training regimen, presented as a series of four "rules," for transforming your mind and habits to support this skill. 1. Work Deeply 2. Embrace Boredom 3. Quit Social Media 4. Drain the Shallows A mix of cultural criticism and actionable advice, Deep Work takes the reader on a journey through memorable stories-from Carl Jung building a stone tower in the woods to focus his mind, to a social media pioneer buying a round-trip business class ticket to Tokyo to write a book free from distraction in the air-and no-nonsense advice, such as the claim that most serious professionals should quit social media and that you should practice being bored. Deep Work is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world. An Amazon Best Book of 2016 Pick in Business & Leadership Wall Street Journal Business Bestseller A Business Book of the Week at 800-CEO-READ

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Cal Newport
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Release: 2016-01-05
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781455586660

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Awards for Start Finishing: • Publishers Weekly Fall 2019 Top 10 Business and Economics Books • Book Authority Best New Book in (the categories of) Time Management, Success, Productivity, and Goal Setting • Kirkus Reviews Top Indie Book • Montaigne Medal Finalist • Independent Publisher Book Award 2020: Silver Award for Business/Careers/Sales • Eric Hoffer Book Award 2020: Grand Prize Productivity Meets Purpose—Discover a Powerful Nine-Step Method to Start Finishing the Work That Matters Most How much of your time and attention lately has been focused on things that truly matter to you? Most people's honest answer is: not enough. Everyone is buried by busywork, responsibility, distraction, and fatigue. The joy-producing, difference-making ideas are waiting for when the time is right, when the current project is over, when they have a little more money, when the kids are grown, or when they get a more understanding boss. They are waiting for someday. The trouble is someday never comes on its own. Start Finishing presents a nine-step method for converting an idea into a project by addressing the challenges you'll face and getting the project on a reality-based schedule. This critically acclaimed book will teach you how to: • Practice the five keys that lead to self-mastery • Build your success pack of supporters, guides, peers, and beneficiaries • Keep working through the thrashing that comes with any project that matters to you • Chunk, link, and sequence your ideas down to doable parts • Use the Five Project Rule to prioritize your daily schedule and be at peace with the work you choose not to do • Fly through drag points—how to deal with head trash, no-win scenarios, and other people’s priorities • Heatmap your schedule so you do the right work at the right time • Overcome cascades, logjams, and tarpits—the three ways projects routinely get stuck • Finish strong—celebrate, review, and ride the momentum to your next goal You are not incapable, wired to struggle, or fated to be unable to get your act together. With a few key steps, you can change the way you show up, how you plan, and how you respond when things get tough. You can Start Finishing the work that matters most to you. Includes original contributions from Seth Godin, Susan Piver, Jonathan Fields, James Clear, and many other teachers.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Charlie Gilkey
Publisher: Sounds True
Release: 2019-09-24
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781683643241

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Your SIMPLE solution to managing your time as a student more effectively... Time Blocking!Time blocking is the simple - yet incredibly effective - time management method of setting aside a specific chunk of time to accomplish a specific task. It is a QUICK and EASY way of planning your day that will help you accomplish all your most important tasks without becoming side-tracked or distracted!The Time Blocking Planner for Students will help you: -Avoid becoming overwhelmed by unnecessary (and unproductive) tasks-Prevent procrastination-Set realistic goals (and actually reach them!)-Focus on the task at hand-And most importantly, ACTUALLY ACCOMPLISH the most important things you need to accomplish!This deceptively-simple planner will help you become a much more organized and productive student, and will help you reach your academic goals with far less stress and overwhelm. No "fluff," no "extras," just the essentials to help you schedule your day for maximum productivity!-6 x 9 inch size makes it easy to carry with you -124 crisp, white, high-quality pages-Soft, matte-finish cover resists fingerprints from frequent handling-Daily, 2-page spread gives you plenty of room to add all of your important tasks-Enough pages to time block for a full 60 days-Additional "notes" section for each day-Perfect gift for any high school student, college student, or continuing education student!Use this Time Blocking Planner for Students to help you create a schedule that helps you get the most out of your day... EVERY DAY!

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Genre: Education
Author: Jennifer L. Gee
Publisher:
Release: 2019-03-28
File: 126 Pages
ISBN-13: 1091827591

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Plan out every day from start to finish using our undated daily time block planner. Every day you've got hourly slots from 6a.m to 11p.m to plan out your days Monday to Friday. Saturday and Sunday have been left blank for whatever your plans are that day. At the bottom of every page you have space for notes.Size: A5Pages: 98 (49 weeks)Paper: 80gsm

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Author: Grace Vineyards
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Release: 2020-06-30
File: 100 Pages
ISBN-13: 9798661252296

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ALLEN/GETTING THINGS DONE

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: David Allen
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2001
File: 267 Pages
ISBN-13: 0142000280

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"Indistractable provides a framework that will deliver the focus you need to get results.” —James Clear, author of Atomic Habits "If you value your time, your focus, or your relationships, this book is essential reading. I’m putting these ideas into practice." —Jonathan Haidt, author of The Righteous Mind You sit down at your desk to work on an important project, but a notification on your phone interrupts your morning. Later, as you’re about to get back to work, a colleague taps you on the shoulder to chat. At home, screens get in the way of quality time with your family. Another day goes by, and once again, your most important personal and professional goals are put on hold. What would be possible if you followed through on your best intentions? What could you accomplish if you could stay focused and overcome distractions? What if you had the power to become “indistractable?” International bestselling author, former Stanford lecturer, and behavioral design expert, Nir Eyal, wrote Silicon Valley’s handbook for making technology habit-forming. Five years after publishing Hooked, Eyal reveals distraction’s Achilles’ heel in his groundbreaking new book. In Indistractable, Eyal reveals the hidden psychology driving us to distraction. He describes why solving the problem is not as simple as swearing off our devices: Abstinence is impractical and often makes us want more. Eyal lays bare the secret of finally doing what you say you will do with a four-step, research-backed model. Indistractable reveals the key to getting the best out of technology, without letting it get the best of us. Inside, Eyal overturns conventional wisdom and reveals: Why distraction at work is a symptom of a dysfunctional company culture—and how to fix it What really drives human behavior and why “time management is pain management” Why your relationships (and your sex life) depend on you becoming indistractable How to raise indistractable children in an increasingly distracting world Empowering and optimistic, Indistractable provides practical, novel techniques to control your time and attention—helping you live the life you really want.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Nir Eyal
Publisher: BenBella Books
Release: 2019-09-10
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9781948836784

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• More than 500 appearances on national bestseller lists • #1 Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today • Won 12 book awards • Translated into 35 languages • Voted Top 100 Business Book of All Time on Goodreads People are using this simple, powerful concept to focus on what matters most in their personal and work lives. Companies are helping their employees be more productive with study groups, training, and coaching. Sales teams are boosting sales. Churches are conducting classes and recommending for their members. By focusing their energy on one thing at a time people are living more rewarding lives by building their careers, strengthening their finances, losing weight and getting in shape, deepening their faith, and nurturing stronger marriages and personal relationships. YOU WANT LESS. You want fewer distractions and less on your plate. The daily barrage of e-mails, texts, tweets, messages, and meetings distract you and stress you out. The simultaneous demands of work and family are taking a toll. And what's the cost? Second-rate work, missed deadlines, smaller paychecks, fewer promotions--and lots of stress. AND YOU WANT MORE. You want more productivity from your work. More income for a better lifestyle. You want more satisfaction from life, and more time for yourself, your family, and your friends. NOW YOU CAN HAVE BOTH — LESS AND MORE. In The ONE Thing, you'll learn to * cut through the clutter * achieve better results in less time * build momentum toward your goal* dial down the stress * overcome that overwhelmed feeling * revive your energy * stay on track * master what matters to you The ONE Thing delivers extraordinary results in every area of your life--work, personal, family, and spiritual. WHAT'S YOUR ONE THING?

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Gary Keller
Publisher: Bard Press
Release: 2013-04-01
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781885167804

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Author: Charlie Gilkey
Publisher: Productive Flourishing
Release: 2018-08
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 1641840080

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A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestseller "Newport is making a bid to be the Marie Kondo of technology: someone with an actual plan for helping you realize the digital pursuits that do, and don't, bring value to your life."--Ezra Klein, Vox Minimalism is the art of knowing how much is just enough. Digital minimalism applies this idea to our personal technology. It's the key to living a focused life in an increasingly noisy world. In this timely and enlightening book, the bestselling author of Deep Work introduces a philosophy for technology use that has already improved countless lives. Digital minimalists are all around us. They're the calm, happy people who can hold long conversations without furtive glances at their phones. They can get lost in a good book, a woodworking project, or a leisurely morning run. They can have fun with friends and family without the obsessive urge to document the experience. They stay informed about the news of the day, but don't feel overwhelmed by it. They don't experience "fear of missing out" because they already know which activities provide them meaning and satisfaction. Now, Newport gives us a name for this quiet movement, and makes a persuasive case for its urgency in our tech-saturated world. Common sense tips, like turning off notifications, or occasional rituals like observing a digital sabbath, don't go far enough in helping us take back control of our technological lives, and attempts to unplug completely are complicated by the demands of family, friends and work. What we need instead is a thoughtful method to decide what tools to use, for what purposes, and under what conditions. Drawing on a diverse array of real-life examples, from Amish farmers to harried parents to Silicon Valley programmers, Newport identifies the common practices of digital minimalists and the ideas that underpin them. He shows how digital minimalists are rethinking their relationship to social media, rediscovering the pleasures of the offline world, and reconnecting with their inner selves through regular periods of solitude. He then shares strategies for integrating these practices into your life, starting with a thirty-day "digital declutter" process that has already helped thousands feel less overwhelmed and more in control. Technology is intrinsically neither good nor bad. The key is using it to support your goals and values, rather than letting it use you. This book shows the way.

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Genre: Self-Help
Author: Cal Newport
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2019-02-05
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780525536543

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