Chris Bailey (@chris_bailey) is a productivity expert, host of the Becoming Better Podcast, and the bestselling author of two books about productivity: Hyperfocus, and The Productivity Project. In the time it’s taken you to read this, he’s probably written another.

What We Discuss with Chris Bailey:

  • The neurochemical reason our brains switch focus every 40 seconds (or less) and what we can do to recapture this hit to our overall productivity.
  • Why giving yourself the time to unfocus productively with what Chris calls scatterfocus is as crucial to your progress as hyperfocus.
  • How Chris harnesses scatterfocus to mull over and solve complicated problems without distraction.
  • What Chris learned by deliberately allowing himself to enter a state of boredom for an hour a day for an entire month (and how he did so creatively).
  • What the attention overload gap is, the problems it can cause, and why we’re more susceptible to it than we probably suspect.
  • And much more…

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Hyperfocus: How to Manage Your Attention in a World of Distraction by Chris BaileyIf you feel like you can only work for an average of 40 seconds before becoming distracted, you’re just like the rest of us. In fact, 40 percent of everything we do every single day is on autopilot, and we can’t just blame our mobile phones and social media for the distraction — it’s ultimately our habits that keep us from being at our best and most productive.

On this episode we talk to Chris Bailey, host of the Becoming Better Podcast and author of Hyperfocus and The Productivity Project, about the attention-overload gap that makes multitasking an illusion for most of us, what it takes to turn mere mindfulness into practical productivity, and the problem-solving power of scatterfocus (known to most by its close cousin “boredom”). Listen, learn, and enjoy!

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