Catch the Free to Focus Summit Before It’s Gone

For the past few days, I have been watching the Free to Focus Productivity Summit from Michael Hyatt. There are some amazing speakers and each one is crafted to target a certain need in the productivity space.

Free to Focus Summit

These days our jobs require us to get more done in less time and with less resources.

The question is…

Are we actually getting more done?

 

Recently, I stepped into a new role at work. I went from leading projects to leading people. It is very rewarding, but also very time consuming. I am having to re-tool the entire structure of my work day and work day.

As a Facilities Manager and workplace strategist, the number one takeaway came from Cal Newport. Cal is the author of Deep Work and he shared that we need to identify a ratio of time worked in deep work (deep focus) with shallow work (checking email, etc).

This was a game-changer for me. This could revolutionize the way we design and build the office of the future. If we can intentionally design spaces for deep work, our employees will be able to get more done, with more accuracy, and live a normal life. This represents a huge competitive advantage in the marketplace, not to mention a huge attraction/retention advantage in the war for talent.

There is a speaker for everyone and I encourage you to sign up today before this unique (and FREE) summit is gone forever!

[Book] Very Good Lives by J. K. Rowling

Very Good Lives (Little, Brown and Company, 2015)

In 2008, J.K. Rowling (author of the Harry Potter series) delivered the commencement address at Harvard. Her words are captured in this small book with illustrations to punctuate certain ideas. I came across this book while browsing through Barnes & Noble this past weekend. 

She highlights in her address that years from now, the graduates will probably not remember what the speaker said, and she wants that to changes for them. Her wisdom identifies two principles we all can apply:

She highlights in her address that years from now, the graduates will probably not remember what the speaker said, and she wants that to changes for them. Her wisdom identifies two principles we all can apply:

  • Failure is not be feared
  • Imagination unlocks great potential

J. K. Rowling highlights some of her failures or rock bottoms that led to her greatest achievements. This book is a quick and easy read, but I caution you not to blow through it too quickly. These nuggets of wisdom are powerful, and if you let it, they might even unlock hidden potential in you.

"God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called." - Max Lucado

I spent the past week in Rosarito, Mexico building a house, supporting two Vacation Bible School’s and sharing the stories through photographs. This week’s image comes from this past week as children and parents worked side-by-side to create a driveway from gravel.

You can read more about our work in Rosarito, Mexico here.

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"All the earth bows down to you; they sing praise to you, they sing the praises of your name." - Psalm 66:4

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"Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts." - John Wooden

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"People may make plans in their minds, but the Lord decides what they will do." - Prov. 16:9

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