The Foundation of Productivity

The Foundation of Productivity

If you can work for 30 minutes with complete focus, you can work for an hour with complete focus. If you can work for an hour with complete focus, you can work for several hours with complete focus. If you can work for several hours with complete focus, you’ll get way...
How To Get A Lot Done With Systems

How To Get A Lot Done With Systems

One of the biggest mistakes you can make is to try to do too much at once. Many things at once tend to add up to nothing. However, there are certain caveats. In general, I’m a big fan of one thing at a time, or more specifically, one BIG thing at a time. When I was...
Macro Focus vs. Micro Focus

Macro Focus vs. Micro Focus

We here at The Focus Formulas have the distinction of making a lot of distinctions. By this, I mean one thing I try to do is to crystalize things that you sort of know but could benefit from additional clarity on. So, in that vein, I want to distinguish two levels of...
Capturing Motivation

Capturing Motivation

A pattern often discussed in personal development circles is a burst of motivation, during which one makes big plans, maybe even completes parts of them, and then falls off when the surge of motivation passes – which it inevitably does. You can use these surges...
Imagination and Paperwork

Imagination and Paperwork

Maybe it’s just me, but making decisions, especially of the administrative sort, such as retirement plan, insurance, major purchases, etc., is really taxing. I don’t think I’m that unusual in this regard. What’s interesting about this is that, while obviously...