6 Books on How to Increase Focus and Boost Productivity

The famous American speaker Jim Rohn once said, “You don’t get paid by the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour.” Therefore, many professionals are stuck with low-value work and low pay until they decide to increase focus and boost productivity to accomplish hard, remarkable, and valuable work. 

Simply put, the workplace is a battlefield where those who can focus on learning fast and doing outstanding work have a higher chance of escaping the trenches.

That is, to increase your professional value is to increase the value of your work but that requires laser-sharp focus.  

Clever professionals learn to increase focus and boost productivity in many ways. They take courses, work with coaches, and read good books on the issue. You, too, can do the same to add fuel —to your career engine.    

Now the key question is: “Where should you start?”

Why don’t you take a look at the books below? I am not sure they are for you. But they share information that helps people to merge onto the highway of high focus and productivity.  

1- Master Your Focus by Thibaut Meurisse discusses solutions to the inability to focus on tasks for long. It also shares helpful concentration exercises and tips. 

2- Deep Work by Professor Cal Newport discusses four rules for developing deep work focus. As Bestselling author Seth Godin said, “Cal Newport is a clear voice in a sea of noise, bringing science and passion in equal measure. We don’t need more clicks, more cats, and more emojis. We need brave work, work that happens when we refuse to avert our eyes.”

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3- Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence. In this book, Psychologist Daniel Goleman discusses how attention is like a muscle that can be developed to be wielded as a powerhouse if you genuinely wish to.  

4- Manage Your Day-to-Day by 99U Director Jocelyn K. Glei. This book features valuable insights from more than 20 successful and creative professionals.  

5- Free to Focus by Michael Hyatt lists nine ways to succeed at work by developing proper focus skills and prioritizing abilities to work on what matters the most. 

6- Fast Focus by Bestselling author Damon Zahariades shares valuable advice on how to develop laser-sharp focus. With exclusive tips, exercises, anecdotes, and ideas, the book is a one-stop-shop for many attention-related productivity issues. 

Do you need guidance to create a system to boost your focus and productivity? Email the CBL Team now. Please share this post with your smart friends.

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Coach Teddy Edouard is a lifelong learner, public speaker, writer, blogger and vlogger. He is the founder of Coaching for Better Learning, where he helps people and institutions build systems that lead to lasting improvement, growth, and success. He also teaches professionals how to protect their careers and use artificial intelligence (AI) as a career improvement ally.

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