Be Hyperfocused in 2019: Chris Bailey, Author of The Productivity Project & Hyperfocus – Love Your Work, Episode 157

December 20 2018 – 07:30am

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Chris Bailey (@Chris_Bailey) had a crazy thought: What if, after graduating from college, instead of getting a job – what if instead he spent a year learning everything he could about productivity?

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Chris followed that crazy thought into a project he called “A Year of Productivity.” That was five years ago, and Chris has now written two books: First, The Productivity Project, and now his new book is Hyperfocus: How to Be More Productive in a World of Distraction.

Chris has a unique approach to productivity advice. He mixes scientific research with his own sometimes-whacky personal experimentation. He once purposefully made himself bored for an hour a day with tasks such as “watching paint dry” or “reading the iTunes Terms and Conditions.”

As we go into 2019, we’re all thinking about how we can be better in many things. This conversation will give you fresh thinking for how you keep yourself productive and focused.

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