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Free to Focus by Michael Hyatt
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Free to Focus Book Review

Are you in the middle of a whirlwind of countless tasks and commitments? Can you imagine what it would be like if you annually completed at least 700 tasks that you really cared about and desired to complete? In this book, Michael Hyatt guides you through three basic steps (stop, cut, and act) essential to sustained personal and corporate productivity (the Free to Focus System).

The book is intended for active people seeking space for focus, those who like to find purpose in life, might have problems with sudden or long-term excess of tasks, who are looking for a direction and path in life, but also for those who already have a planning system in place and want to improve it. The principles outlined in the book are based on the current research, but if you expect superficial tips to increase productivity, this is a system that goes to the bone and shows you where you need to improve, what to implement or stop doing.

Michael Hyatt presents a summary of his best productivity strategies and tools that help (verified by myself) to organize life and values ​​so that one can make the decision to fully concentrate on performing only the 3 most important tasks (daily, quarterly, annually), that consistently help to push the needle, leading to fulfillment, healthy habits and sustainable life.

The Free to Focus system is based on 3 basic steps (stop, cut, act), each step then consists of 3 mutually supportive actions (stop = formulate, evaluate, rejuvenate = 7 productive life sustaining practices), (cut = calendar (triage), automate, delegate), (act = consolidate, designate, activate). When adopting these strategies a self-perpetuating system emerges that, even under unfavorable circumstances (passing through different stages of life etc.), helps you to fulfill your life mission. The author often gives practical examples to be learned and used.

The book is extraordinary in that it touches all areas of human life (complete the past etc.), however applying best practices to life depends on the willingness to change and find the true north in life consciously (finding rest and dedication to family and children). The author describes the individual steps in great detail, illustrates them with real life stories of his course graduates, and concludes each chapter with a practical exercise backed up with online course material available at FreetoFocus.com/tools.

I was able to read the review copy of the book in advance. I do recommend the book as it is a great read.

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Reading Progress

March 16, 2019 – Started Reading
March 16, 2019 – Shelved
March 24, 2019 – Finished Reading

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