Focus Blog

Struggling to stay focused? Read these posts to navigate annoying distractions — and focus on what truly matters.

Need some motivation? Get some here

Looking for some motivation? Get some here.What motivates you?There are two basic modes of motivation: pain and pleasure. Which is more motivational for you? In other words: are you motivated by fear or goals? Those who are motivated by fear are motivated more by what...

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If you want progress, it’s time to antiquate

How do you know if you're making progress? Here's one sure fire way: antiquate.Yesterday's gone.The question is: what is progress? In today's fractured world, we often associate progress with acquiring the latest thing. But you see the problem with that, don't you?...

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Lost your focus? Go for a walk

It's easy to lose track of where you're going, where you've been, or even where you already are. Surprisingly, it's also easy to find your way back, by using this simple and convenient refocusing superpower -- taking a walk.   Stop running for a minute.You're so...

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Overwhelmed? Break it down into smaller pieces.

When a project is too big, it can be difficult to make progress. But when you break it down into smaller pieces, suddenly you can enjoy the process, and still move ahead. Here's how.  One bite at a time.I know -- you want the whole pie. Because it looks so good...

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Struggling to focus? Start here.

Even smart men have trouble focusing sometimes. So instead of getting embarassed, get focused. And if you're struggling to focus today, start here.Feeling a bit shaky?When I was 11, my parents divorced. And they needed to park me somewhere while they sorted out the...

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Where am I? And why it matters.

Because where you are matters.Where are you?And I don't mean simply where are you physically. Because whether you're in Berkeley or Portland or Charlotte, where you are mentally and emotionally affects you deeply. In fact, where you are is critical to your happiness...

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Where’s your focus, man? Shift your NUTs.

It's easy to focus on the negative. Because negativity is everywhere. And if you're not careful, you'll end up having a lousy day. But you don't have to. Here's how to keep your head up, even when everyone around you is losing theirs. What's going right? Do you...

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Who does your calendar say you are?

Are you fooling yourself? If you were to look closely at your calendar today -- what tales would it tell? Where do you actually spend all your time? You don't know, do you? Because you have an image of yourself. But it's probably inaccurate. For example: You may think...

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Want more help?

I can help you practice better emotional hygiene. And you have a couple of options for your next step. You could contact me and describe what you're going through. And I'll be in touch with suggestions. Or you can book a free session to make a time to get together and talk it over in person. Either way, I'm here to help you focusovercome resistance, and get moving again.

Get focused and Get moving.