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How I ONLY Work 4 Hours a Day - How to Stay Focused

How I ONLY Work 4 Hours a Day - How to Stay Focused

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Deep Work v. Shallow Work

Deep Work v. Shallow Work

Distinguish between deep work and shallow work which are called deep work hours, from shallow work, in which

  • Deep work: hours in which you make real progress toward your goals
  • Shallow work: moments of the day in which you say you are productive, but you are not as focused in something meaningful as you would like

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Treat the Ability to Focus Like a Muscle

Treat the Ability to Focus Like a Muscle

There is a way to train your focus, which will improve your performance. This can be done by:

  1. Creating artificial deadlines
  2. Get rid of distractions

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Chase the Goals That Are Most Meaningful

Chase the Goals That Are Most Meaningful

Set a Daily Highlight, in which you do an activity that will make some progress towards your goals

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Get Into a Routine

Get Into a Routine

Each morning, block certain amount of hours (preferably at the same time) to do some amount of deep work

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Embrace the Satisfaction of Deep Work

Embrace the Satisfaction of Deep Work

Doing shallow work (e.g., replying to emails) all day, is not as satisfying as knowing you made some progress (having deep work hours)

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