Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted Worldby Cal Newport
Deep Work is a wonderful read with plenty of practical tools and meaningful insights. It goes beyond the usual productivity hacks and shows how to become successful in our rapidly changing economy. In our distraction-stricken society, where killing time on social media has become the norm, this book serves as a wake-up call. Its compelling notion of working on a deep level will make you question your own work ethic. And the best part is, it will help you achieve more by working less. No, really! This book encourages you to work till 5:30 and take weekends off without guilt.
Summary & Skills:
Learn to differentiate deep work from shallow work.
Work hard to become either a high-skilled worker or a superstar to increase your value.
Quickly master hard things and learn to work with intelligent machines.
Produce at an elite level in terms of both quality and speed.
Batch hard but important intellectual work into long uninterrupted stretches.
Delegate or allocate separate time for your social media work.
Create a feedback system for your work activities to avoid unproductive behaviors.
Work deeply to create meaning in your life.
Rule #1: Work Deeply
Follow a deep work philosophy that fits your circumstances.
Create habits and rituals instead of waiting for inspiration.
Make grand gestures to work deeply.
Use the four disciplines of execution to execute your deep work strategy.
Create a shutdown ritual after which you don’t engage in any work activities or thoughts.
Rule #2: Embrace Boredom
Rule #3: Quit Social Media
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