• Fast Focus

  • A Quick-Start Guide to Mastering Your Attention, Ignoring Distractions, and Getting More Done in Less Time!
  • By: Damon Zahariades
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (440 ratings)

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By: Damon Zahariades
Narrated by: Joe Hempel
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Publisher's Summary

Skyrocket your productivity with this simple, proven mind hack!

Imagine having more free time to spend with your friends and loved ones. Imagine having the freedom to pursue things you're passionate about, whether it's gardening, hiking, reading, or restoring a classic car.

Amazon best-selling author Damon Zahariades takes you through a proven system that'll help you to master your attention, keep distractions at bay, and get more done in less time. The system he describes in Fast Focus has helped business owners, executives, athletes, students, and parents to triple their productivity, reduce their stress levels, and achieve more success in everything they do.

It can do the same for you.

Download Fast Focus to finally master your attention and ignore distractions!

In Fast Focus, you'll discover:

  • The 10 obstacles that are crippling your ability to concentrate
  • How to truly know whether you have a focus problem
  • The 11 workspace tweaks that'll help you reach a flow state
  • A simple workflow method that can double your productivity
  • How to use music to help you get into the zone (and the best type of music to use)
  • How to manage your email without letting it destroy your focus
  • How to avoid meetings that hobble your concentration
  • The one workflow method scientists claim increases productivity without fail
  • A surprising (and simple!) technique that'll instantly increase your focus
  • How to arrange your day to take maximum advantage of your fluctuating energy levels
  • How to stop others from interrupting you without hurting their feelings
  • How to leverage your brain's love for routine to achieve hyperfocus
  • How to evict your inner perfectionist and produce higher-quality work
  • Why caffeine is hurting your focus (and how to make it work for you!)
  • The 5 secrets to maintaining your focus at Starbucks

Grab your copy of Fast Focus today to finally master your focus, keep distractions at bay, and get more done in less time!

©2017 Damon Zahariades (P)2017 Damon Zahariades

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Fundamentals for Focusing

The book is organized in a simple, logical structure. It is divided into three parts: understanding focus, creating an environment for focus, and employing tactics to focus. It is important to experiment and select the techniques that work for you. The common causes for a lack of focus are lack of interest, negative emotions, poor organization, low energy levels, and lack of control. The top 10 obstacles to staying focused are mental fatigue, restlessness (boredom or feeling of anxiety), stress, interruptions, lack of mental clarity, unresolved problems, poor planning, physical clutter, social media (unable to resist checking apps), and your smartphone (when it rings or vibrates).

Some elements to consider when creating an environment that will help you to fight distractions and concentrate:
1. Have sufficient lighting and take advantage of natural light
2. Minimize background noise that breaks your concentration (e.g., wearing headphones to listen to classical music or white noise to drown out conversations around you)
3. Be comfortable (e.g., fit of your clothes, height of chair and desk, and position of the monitor)
4. Ambient temperature (environment that is too warm or too cold temperature could affect productivity)
5. Air quality (get fresh air)
6. Scents that may improve mood - peppermint, cinnamon, pine, rosemary, basil, citrus, lavender, and cypress
7. Organize your workspace to allow you to focus on your work
8. Have a clock visible to track the time you allotted for tasks

There are 23 tactics that can help improve your focus, such as set a timer, have five daily tasks, exercise, capture ideas quickly, identify triggers that lead to distractions, commit to single tasks, batch process similar tasks, arrange calendar into time chunks, disconnect, meditate, and create routines.

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Good tips

Good overall tips. Great narration. Really enjoyed when the author stated what their preferred action was. I did learn new tips to old knowledge, like listening to classical music pieces in loops so as to not draw attention to the music. Probably has a Pavlovian response in your brain.

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Gréât

Very good book. Great practical skills to incorporate in your focus technique. Focus is so powerful.

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Excellent

I loved this book and it was very helpful in getting me organized with my full time job and going to graduate school.

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Redundant - not one new or original idea

All the information in this book has been written elsewhere, often more elaborately and extensively.

The writer repeats himself several times, reiterating concepts that were just explained in a previous chapter. This make the reading feel superfluous at times, which is not a good thing considering the very short length of the book.

I was hoping to find refreshing material and new insights on how to improve my focus. However, nothing that I didn't already know was offered in this book.

Only read this book if you have never ever read anything on productivity and focus before. Perhaps high school students or people in college might benefit from reading this book if they haven't read anything on productivity or how to maintain focus.

The narrator narrator did a decent job, he's easy to listen to.

The book's short and concise, and not too expensive either which is a plus.

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Good intro

I have done most of this with good effect. Useful and concise. Great for a newbie to learning how to g et themselves into flow.

However for people more advanced. Perhaps seek something that focuses on retraining your focus, for example you can't always have complete silence, and what's more it is not usually available when you are applying the skills you've focussed on, eg exam situations, competitions and interviews.

Good start point though

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Fast Focus

A very to the point approach to improve focus and reduce distractions. It was packed with a lot of information in a couple hours of listening

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Superficial

This is just a collection of superficial, common sense strategies to avoid other things from distracting you. Other than barely mentioning meditation (Recommending mindfullness meditation), he doesn't really give any tips on how to develop focus. I also find the tips to be somewhat repetitive/monotone. Huge dissapointment, even though it is sold as a quick guide, it doesn't really help at all. It's not difficult to figure out the things in this book by yourself. What I personally need is the ability to focus at all - not just to remove distractions.

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Sales Pitch

I hope Amazon starts putting more attention to books they sell that's are complete and utter sales pitches / borderline threats to your life if you don't buy the actual book you just paid them to pitch to you. What a waste of time.

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096 level garbage

This is basically a scam. The most basic, spoonfed, rudimentary garbage I've ever suffered through. There is absolutely nothing in this book that you don't already know. Don't waste your time. I'll sum it up for you, "Don't get distracted."

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  • Cosmin
  • 08-16-17

Nice book !,

Is a helpful book , especially if you get easily distracted, contains information about how to increase your attention when you work .

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-24-20

another awesome book

Absolutely loved this book. Like other books by Damon Zahariades what I particularly like is the fact that information is presented in smaller chapters of around 5 minutes maximum. this makes it much easier to get through.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-18-19

Great book

I believe my productivity improved after the first day of reading this book. Thoroughly enjoyed.

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  • 08-11-18

Great for beginners wanting to master their focus.

This is a great book for beginners wanting to master their focus and improve productivity. Look forward to listening to more of Damon's guides.

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