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Focus, Life, Vacation For the past few months I’ve been asked a lot about focus and work-life balance . These two are connected at the hip and rarely do you get one without the other. Let’s begin with focus. I just read the book Deep Work by Cal Newport. It has some great information outlining maybe a bit more information than you bargained for. The one thing I did get out of it was the varied and different approaches (the author calls them philosophies) about how you choose to focus. Here they are: Monastic Philosophy This involves shutting yourself off for very long periods of time in order to do your work. This could mean hours, days, weeks, months…even years. These types of people do, in fact, deep work. Think Henry David Thoreau. Bimodal Philosophy When you focus for a minimum of one (full) day a week. The idea is to climb into the work until there is a breakthrough. Think Carl Jung. Rhythmic Philosophy When you either designate a period of time to focus (i.e. 10am to 11am daily) or track your progress towards something through visual cues (i.e. putting an ‘x’ on
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