Most of what we say and do is not essential. If you can eliminate it, you’ll have more time, and more tranquility. Ask yourself at every moment, ‘Is this necessary?” – Marcus Aurelius
After writing about my experiences and reviews of two life changing books You can Win and Rich Dad Poor Dad, I am here to share details about another amazing personal development ebook called as Focus by minimalist guru Leo Babauta.
I read the complete book on my kindle, which allowed me to read the book at one go and note down points as much as I can.
Leo Babauta has been a wonderful motivator to the world with his tips for enhanced productivity and bringing simplicity to life.
Focus by Leo Babauta, discusses a very important tool for achieving anything tangible, focus. Book’s caption says ‘ A simplicity manifesto in the age of distraction’.
So much true. Isn’t it the distraction, is the silent killer of productivity in modern world? There is so much noise around us in the form of television, news, online messages, mobile calls and so on.
Leo in his eBook focus, addresses the right issue with simple and amazing way. Be it clearing distractions or focusing on the essentials or on how working on one task at a time increases your productivity. Each chapter has to offer you valuable inputs for improving your life.
With this short introduction, I suggest you to grab this eBook (look at the end for the download link) right away.
Focus, the eBook by Leo Babauta has following amazing chapters.
Section i. step back
2: the age of distraction
3: the importance of finding focus
4: the beauty of disconnection
5: focus rituals
Section ii. clear distractions
1: limiting the stream
2: you don’t need to respond
3: let go of the need to stay updated
4: how not to live in your inbox
5: the value of distraction
6: why letting go can be difficult
7: tools for beating distraction
Section iii. Simplify
1: creating an uncluttered environment
2: slowing down
3: going with the flow
4: effortless action
5: three strategies for prioritizing tasks
6: letting go of goals
7: finding simplicity
Section iv. Focus
1: a simple system for getting amazing things done
2: single-tasking and productivity
3: the power of a smaller work focus
4: focused reading and research
5: walking, disconnection & focus
Section v. others
1: finding focus, for parents
2: the problem of others
3: managers transforming office culture