18 Minutes Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done

ISBN-10: 0446583405

ISBN-13: 9780446583404

Edition: N/A

Authors: Peter Bregman

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Based upon his weeklyHarvard Business Reviewcolumns (which is one of the most popular columns on HBR.com, receiving hundreds of thousands of unique page views a month),18 MINUTESclearly shows how busy people can cut through all the daily clutter and distractions and find a way to focus on those key items which are truly the top priorities in our lives.Bregman works from the premise that the best way to combat constant and distracting interruptions is to create productive distractions of one's own. Based upon a series of short bite-sized chapters, his approach allows us to safely navigate through the constant chatter of emails, text messages, phone calls, and endless meetings that prevent us from focusing our time on those things that are truly important to us.Mixing first-person insights along with unique case studies, Bregman sprinkles his charming book with pathways which help guide us -- pathways that can get us on the right trail in 18 minutes or less.
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List price: $22.00
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 9/11/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Hover Above Your World
Slowing the Spin
Reducing Your Forward Momentum
The Girl Who Stopped Alligator Man
The Incredible Power of a Brief Pause
The Day Andy Left Work Early
Stopping in Order to Speed Up
Frostbite in the Spring
Seeing the World as It Is, Not as You Expect It to Be
Multiple Personalities Are Not a Disorder
Expanding Your View of Yourself
Why We're Fascinated with Susan Boyle
Recognizing Your Own Potential
You Don't Have to Like Him
Where Do You Want to Land?
What Is This Year About?
Find Your Focus
What to Do When You Don't Know What to Do
Choosing Your Next Move at the Intersection of the Four Elements
Reinvent the Game
Element One: Leverage Your Strengths
I'll Just Take the Shrimp
Element Two: Embrace Your Weaknesses
Heated Seats
Element Three: Assert Your Differences
The Pilot Who Saved 155 Passengers
Element Four: Pursue Your Passion (Desire)
Anyone Can Learn to Do a Handstand
Element Four: Pursue Your Passion (Persistence)
A Recipe for Finding the Right Work
Element Four: Pursue Your Passion (Ease)
What Matters to You?
Element Four: Pursue Your Passion (Meaning)
I'm the Parent I Have to Be
Avoiding Tunnel Vision
I've Missed More Than Nine Thousand Shots
Avoiding Surrender After Failure
When the Future Is Uncertain
Avoiding Paralysis
Avoiding the Rush to Judgment
What Is This Year About?
Creating Your Annual Focus
What Is This Day About?
Get the Right Things Done
Dude, What Happened?
Planning Ahead
Bird by Bird
Deciding What to Do
Wrong Floor
Deciding What Not to Do
When Tomorrow?
Using Your Calendar
The Three-Day Rule
Getting Things Off Your To-Do List
Who Are You?
The Power of a Beep
It's Amazing What You Find When You Look
Evening Minutes-Reviewing and Learning
An 18-Minute Plan for Managing Your Day
Creating a Daily Ritual
What Is This Moment About?
Mastering Distraction
Mastering Your Initiative
Move the Table
Avoiding the Need for Motivation
Never Quit a Diet While Reading the Dessert Menu
We Need Less Motivation Than We Think
The Nintendo Wii Solution
Having Fun
The One-Two Punch
Getting Started and Keeping It Going
Am I the Kind of Person Who…
Telling the Right Story About Yourself
The Hornets Stung My Mind
Getting Out of Your Own Way
Mastering Your Boundaries
The Time Suck of Collaboration
Saying Yes Appropriately
But Daddy…
Saying No Convincingly
The Third Time
Knowing When to Say Something
We're Not Late Yet
Increasing Transition Time
I Don't Want to Go to Ski Class
Decreasing Transition Time
We'll Regress. We'll Forget You. We'll Replace You
Managing the Tension of Relaxation
Mastering Yourself
Does Obama Wear a Pearl Necklace?
Creating Productive Distractions
Would You Smoke Pot While You're Working?
Avoiding Switch-Tasking
It's Not the Skills We Actually Have That Matter
Getting Over Perfectionism
Why Won't This Work for You?
The Value of Getting Things Half Right
Don't Use a Basketball on a Football Field
Staying Flexible
Conclusion: Now What?
You Don't Have Ten Gold Behaviors
Choosing Your One Thing
About the Author
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