Deep Work, by Cal Newport

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

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Author Cal Newport
Release Date 26-07-16
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Homepage https://www.calnewport/books/deep-work
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Narrated by Jeff Bottoms
Length 7 hrs and 44 mins
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Read this book 4 years ago, and it has impacted my approach to work a lot: Deep Work - Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, by Cal Newport (a great author to read generally).

"Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task."

Highly recommend if you feel you're not getting enough work done because of distractions.

Since reading this book, I have made it a habit to schedule daily deep work sessions (incl. dedicated deep work playlists, silencing all notifications, etc..) - and treating them with the same importance as a scheduled meeting (it's just a meeting with myself after all!).

  • blocking long chunks of time for deep work in my calendar to avoid booking meetings that disrupt work efficiency
  • removing distractions
  • music/playlists optimised to get me in flow
  • timer-based sessions

For example, I don't think I could have learned - and applied - Python, CSS, SQL, vector design, video editing and more (while working in a business/Sales role that does not call natively for spending time on these things) without this approach.

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