How to Focus in the Age of Distraction

Learn the practical skills to strengthen your focus muscle
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  • Lectures 9
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

This course is about learning the practical tips to help us focus and not lose ourselves in the age of distraction. It is for every student, professional, entrepreneur who wants to get things done and wants to build their focus muscles in order to live productive lives.

The course contains a series of practical presentations that cover three main topics:

1. How to manage external/internal distractions

2. How to calm our minds

3. How to schedule and execute a focus session

The course shouldn't take more than an hour to complete and it'll be an hour well-spent to help you achieve success.

What are the requirements?

  • Download the slides of this course. The slides are found in the last BONUS lecture. Use the slides to follow along during the course.
  • Ideally, since this is a focus course. Turn off your smartphone and close down application windows and practice focusing on this class.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand the importance of Focus in relation to one's productivity
  • Understand that we can be in control of our Focus Muscle (and not technology)
  • Understand the difference between Inner Focus, Other Focus, and Outer Focus
  • Learn practical ways to manage external distractions (Internet, Smartphone, Other people)
  • Learn practical ways to manage internal distractions (Negative thoughts, Mind Clutter, and Life Clutter)
  • Learn the power of Prayer, Exercise, Breathing to help us Focus
  • Learn how to schedule and execute Focus sessions to get important tasks done

Who is the target audience?

  • This focus management class is meant for students who are keen to learn practical tips to help them develop their focus muscles and manage external/internal distractions. It is useful for anybody who's finding it hard to manage focus in this age of distraction.
  • The course does not dive into the theory of focus management, but instead focuses (pun intended) on the practical side of the topic.
  • Although this course is delivered by the ProductiveMuslim Academy, it's suitable and relevant to people of all faiths and background.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: How to develop focus in an age of distraction

A warm welcome from the Instructor to the course


In this video you'll learn:

- The Definition of Productivity

- Why is Focus an important part of Productivity?

- Why is it so hard to focus these days?


In this video, you'll learn:

1. The three types of Focus

2. The definition of Inner Focus

3. The three steps to achieve Inner Focus


In this video, you'll learn:

1. What are the sources of external distractions

2. How to manage these external distractions and reduce them


In this video, you'll learn:

  1. The three sources of Internal Distractions
  2. Why these internal distractions affect our focus
  3. The power of Salah to calm your negative thoughts.
  4. How to write things down in order to calm negative thoughts
  5. Who to talk to in order to reduce negative thought

In this video, you'll learn:

  1. Why a disorganized workspace = a disorganized mind.
  2. What areas of your life you need to organize in order to keep your mind focused and calm.
  3. Why it's important you don't over-commit and say NO to projects.
  4. Learn the practical tips to de-clutter your life using this technique from award-winning book, GettingThingsDoneĀ® by Dave Allen.

In this video, you'll learn:

  • 3 powerful ways to calm your mind down.
  • Learn about why your brain can ruin your focus because you don't have a trusted system and how to build one

Now that you understand how your focus works and have all the skills to be focused, it's time to put them into practice with these Focus Sessions.

This video explains how to schedule and execute a focus session.

Enjoyed this class? Found it useful? Recommend us to a friend or leave us a comment and tell us what you learnt below.

BONUS: Resources Sheet + Slides
32 pages

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Instructor Biography

Mr. Mohammed Faris, Author, speaker, and trainer on Productivity & Islam.

Mohammed Faris is an internationally sought speaker, author, and coach dedicated to boosting productivity in the Muslim world. He's the CEO of Leading Productive Lives LLC and the founder of the popular platforms: ProductiveMuslim[dot]com and ProductiveMuslimAcademy[dot]com

Mohammed Faris was born in Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania, grew up in Saudi Arabia and the UK, and is currently living in the US.

Since 2007, he has dedicated himself to the science of productivity and connecting the traditional sciences of Islam & Spirituality to the modern science of productivity. Through his blog and training organization, he serves the global urban Muslim and helps them lead productive lives (Spiritually, Physically, and Socially).

In 2014, he was added to the list of the 500 Most Influential Muslims worldwide and his platform won the BrassCrescent Award for best blog/best group blog for three consecutive years.

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