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The Idea: Deliberate Practice

Deliberate practice.

  1. Attention focused on a specific skill or idea that you are trying to improve or master
  2. Receive feedback so you can correct your approach

• Uninterrupted concentration, no distractions.

• To be great at something is to be well-myelinated

• Isolate relevant neural circuit enough to trigger myelination.

• Isolated, repetitive firing of neurons

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The Idea: Minimize The Shallow

Minimize the shallow.

• Shallow work includes a low level of focus and consists of tasks that can be performed while distracted. These tasks don’t create new value.

• It is much more satisfying to create something extraordinary that only you can cre...

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2 Core abilities:

1. Master hard things quickly.

  • Intelligent machines are complicated, hard to master and change rapidly.
  • Therefore the process of mastering hard things never ends, you must be able to do it quickly, again and agai...

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The Idea: Produce At An Elite Level

Produce at an elite level.

  1. Enforce strict isolation until task is completed.
  2. Consolidate work into intense, uninterrupted pulses (batching).
  3. Maximize performance on 1 task.

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The Idea: Produce At An Elite Level 2

•High quality work produced = time spent x intensity of focus

• More intensity of focus, less time spent

Attention residue - when you switch from some Task A to another Task B, your attention doesn’t immediately follow—a residue of your attention re...

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3 groups that will thrive/ are at an advantage:

  1. The high-skilled worker - those that can work with intelligent machines.
  2. The superstars - those who are best at what they do.
  3. The owner -...

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The Idea: Master Hard Things

Master hard things quickly.

  1. Focus intensely without distraction.
  2. Tackle relevant topics sysyematically.
  3. Deliberate practice.

• Focus on developing your high-level skills, and you will be m...

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Introduction: Deep Work Defined

Introduction: Deep Work Defined

1. Deep Work

  • Performing activities in a state of distraction-free concentration that pushes your cognitive capabilities to their limit.
  • These efforts cr...

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The Science of Deep Work: Why deliberate practice works?

The Science of Deep Work: Why deliberate practice works?

The neurological “success” aspect behind deliberate practice in any activity is myelin.

Myelin is a fatty tissue created by oligodendrocytes around neurons, acting like an insulator that allows neurons to fire faster and cleaner.

When you focus intensely, you...

The promise of deliberate practice

Deliberate practice is focused, systematic, and purposeful.

  • It is designed specifically to improve performance.
  • It can be repeated a lot.
  • Feedback on results is continuously available.
  • It's highly demanding mentally.

Deliberate Practice In The Workplace

  • Pick one and only one skill at a time to develop.
  • Dedicate 15 minutes a day to reviewing your performance on a workplace skill. 
  • Isolate micro-behaviors. If you want to give a better presentation, break down what goes into a good presentation and set a go...

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