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Episode 152- Dandapani on How to Improve Your Focus

September 29, 2022 • Book Club

The ability to focus is key to improving our productivity and achieving our goals, but it’s a skill that most people are never taught! Dandapani is a Hindu priest, entrepreneur, and former monk of 10 years. He has helped millions overcome distraction through his popular TED Talk, workshops and courses. In his new book, The Power of Unwavering Focus, Dandapani distills his wisdom into a step-by-step guide to cultivating concentration. On this episode, he shares tools to help you overcome distraction and sharpen your focus so that you can achieve your goals.

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Show Notes

  • What his life was like living in a monastery (2:54)
  • His guru’s story (4:49)
  • How he applies the methods he learned as a monk to help people learn to focus (6:48)
  • The cost of distraction (8:15)
  • How we use distraction as an escape from facing ourselves (9:38)
  • The definition of focus (13:08)
  • Why mediation and other quick fixes don’t build focus (17:00)
  • The rewards of focus (19:27)
  • Can technology serve you in living a focused life? (21:47)
  • Leveraging recurring events to build a practice of focus (23:50)
  • The relationship between focus and energy (27:25)
  • Why multitasking drains your energy (29:25)
  • Three ways to develop willpower (30:51)
  • How to teach your children to concentrate (33:26)
  • Why “blocking it out” doesn’t work as a concentration approach (36:12)

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