Are You Free to Focus? (Part 6: Takeaways)

The past few weeks, we’ve been discussing Michael Hyatt’s new book, Free to Focus. We’ve given some general context for the book and discussed each of its three major sections on stopping, cutting, and acting. Then, last week, we offered an general assessment of the book and its proposal to “achieve more by doing less.” […]

Daily Gleanings (7 May 2019)

Doist provides a “complete guide to deep work.” The essay is mainly geared toward summarizing the advice of Cal Newport’s Deep Work with some additional insertions from Digital Minimalism. Both books are definitely worth reading. But Doist’s essay is a thorough crash course on the basics. Douglas Estes offers some helpful reflections on perfectionism, especially […]

Daily Gleanings (6 May 2019)

“There’s a huge wonderland between failure and perfection—and that’s reality.” – Ryder Carroll, creator of the Bullet Journal Of course, we should strive for excellence in whatever we do. But we also shouldn’t let the quixotic quest for perfection prevent us from finishing. Yes, that paper, that book, that article will have flaws. But has […]

Are You Free to Focus? (Part 5: Assessment)

The past few weeks, we’ve been discussing Michael Hyatt’s new book, Free to Focus. Thus far, we’ve given some general context for the book and discussed each of its three major sections on stopping, cutting, and acting. This week, we offer an general assessment of the book and its proposal to “achieve more by doing […]

Daily Gleanings (29 April 2019)

The content of the Lead to Win podcast is somewhat slanted toward entrepreneurs and other business leaders. But the content is often directly applicable to life in the academy. In that vein, they’ve had two episodes recently with some good advice on the topic of increasing focus and avoiding distraction: 3 Actions to Beat Your […]