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Start Small

“The best way to avoid data overload is to start small and focus your efforts on the most important portion of your website. You’ll be tempted to look at everything and try to understand every aspect of every part of your site. Doing so can quickly lead to frustration and won’t allow you to take […]

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Models to Focus Your Thinking

Models give us something that we can focus our thinking on for an extended amount of time. Nicholas Carr says that as our brains become used to processing information too quickly, and as a result they become unable to think deeply about the ideas we come across. I see what he means. I can’t say […]

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Searching for Focus | Ryerson Digital Media Zone

When your goal as an entrepreneur is to develop a product or as a student to study for an exam, everything else becomes a distraction from achieving that goal. Productive habits such as visiting social networking sites, reading emails, or writing blog posts turn into harmful habits. When new items appear in people‚Äôs mental in-baskets, […]

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1 Window

Do you find it’s easy to go from eight open windows to four, but that to go from four open windows to one it’s much harder? Anything over six is clutter…Between five and two is an environment that you have control over…But the move from even two to one is much more difficult. Having only […]

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Repeated Focus

There’s something about this productivity angle, something about it’s effectiveness and about how unappealing the idea is itself that makes me think this is the most important productivity topic that’s never been talked about. People who know the GTD method also know that one of the most difficult parts of the system is the weekly […]