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Summary: Deep Work By Cal Newport: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

This book summary is created for individuals who want to flesh out the important contents and are
too busy to go through the entire original book. This book is not intended to replace the original book.

Do more in less time. Get rid of your distraction addiction
with Calvin Newport's compelling book: Deep Work.

Cal Newport is an assistant professor of computer science at Georgetown University. In his fourth book, Newport defines deep work as the
capacity for intense focus free of all distractions. In the first part of this
book, Newport defines the concept of deep work and its value to one's personal
life and professional career. Newport also argues that deep work is applicable
to almost anyone, in any line of work because it is more about resolve and commitment.
In the latter part of the book, Newport reveals the set of rules one has to follow to successfully transition from a fruitless, superficial life to one
full of depth and meaning.

Cal Newport's Deep Work will help you excel at what
you do, achieve your peak productivity, and give you a sense of fulfillment
like never before.

Outperform the rest. Drown out the noise, and get ready to go

no more, take action and get this book now!
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    Make a schedule that displays the hours you want to work on a task. Split the hours into blocks of time no less than thirty minutes, draw these blocks around the time you're dividing, and select the activity you want to designate to a specific block. If you want to use three hours to article writing, for example, box those three hours on your schedule and label them. Include blocks dedicated for lunch breaks and leisure on your schedule, so you won't feel too stressed checking them off throughout the day. In order to work seamlessly, prepare blocks of similar things together in a single, large block. For example, rather than creating a block for answering particular emails only, create a larger one for answering all your received emails.
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    outlining an activity isn't working out, try outlining your whole day down to the minute.
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    The final rule: do not resort to shallow work. You will be more productive when you eliminate those endless, unimportant tasks that consume so much of your little time.

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