Everybody wants to get more done, but we go about it the wrong way.
We think getting more done requires more time. We will put in 80 hours of work a week, getting an abysmal return on investment for the last 20 - 30 hours. We can't elbow grease our way through problems by throwing time at them.
We don't need more time to work. We need to change how we work.
This class, based on Dr. Cal Newport's Deep Work principles, provides the concepts to do just that. Deep Work is all about cutting out the superfluous, unnecessary tasks in our professional and personal life. It will help you focus in on the things you do that provide the most value - to the market, and to your own life.
This is a short primer course with the videos you need to get the basics, and follow up resources if you are curious exploring this deeper.
Don't waste your life working. Work smarter, and provide more value to the world, with Deep Work.
Gain a better understanding of what the course will cover.
Learn about the difference between Deep and Shallow Work - and why you want to avoid the shallow.
Learn about the four styles of Deep Work directly from Cal Newport, the father of Deep Work.
A quick mental exercise to remind you of Newport's styles.
Learn about four aspects of discipline from Harvard Business School's Clayton Christensen that can amp up your Deep Work initiative.
Learn what to do when your concentration/Deep Work efforts start feeling stale.
Learn how to give yourself a little breathing room with laziness - and then wrap up the course with two challenges to get started with Deep Work today!
[Bonus Content] take your newly honed Deep Work abilities and consider how you could apply to it to gain ninja-like proficiency in any other skill.
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