Category: Simple Focus App

  • Coffee: Focus and Flow-State

    Coffee: Focus and Flow-State

    This is a second video dedicated to getting into a focussed flow-state. For some this isn’t a problem, but in this world of digital distraction, for a growing number, it is. Now I’m a coffee lover. I probably drink too much of the stuff. No scratch that. I definitely drink too much of the stuff.…

  • Easy Trick to Improve Focus and Flow State

    Easy Trick to Improve Focus and Flow State

    Today I ask, can you trick yourself into a better focus state? Some years ago, before smartphones were a thing, I was a bit chaotic, I used to set my watch 5 minutes later than the actual time. My idea was that I’d be more likely to get into gear for a meeting and there…

  • Are you inviting a Vampire in?

    Are you inviting a Vampire in?

    This video is about the fact something is threatening: * Our relationships * Our mental health * Our self-awareness * Our ability to apply attention to any and all the tasks we undertake And this is affecting nearly all of us. I return to the dopamine cycle because a good understanding of this cycle and…

  • Maximise Marketing Traction

    Maximise Marketing Traction

    there is a great book, I’ve been recommended by a friend who is a successful businessman and marketing expert, which relates to Sales and Marketing. It’s called Traction. Traction has been written by the founder of the DuckDuckGo search engine Gabriel Weinberg and tech writer Justin Mares. Though DuckDuckGo is nothing like the size of…

  • The Benefits of Post Workout Rest

    The Benefits of Post Workout Rest

    Today I talk about post workout rest. Rest is a much underestimated part of our workout plan. We’ve already talked about hypertrophy in an earlier video, on, 10 February, so check that one out if you haven’t seen it already. Hypertrophy is essentially the physiological process which stimulates muscle growth. At a microscopic level when…

  • How to Do Self Improvement

    How to Do Self Improvement

    It was about 5 years ago now that I read Marie Kondo’s book, “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up”. I can’t recommend it enough for anyone who isn’t good at dealing with clutter. But what I’d like to talk about today is the effect it had on my understanding of there being a teachable…

  • The Strengths and Weaknesses of Current AI

    The Strengths and Weaknesses of Current AI

    Today’s video is a little more vocation focussed and I take a look at the strengths and weaknesses of current AI. Not every bit of content I generate is going to be focussed on an objective. When it seems relevant, I will be exploring topics that have an impact on our working life and the…

  • Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Be Proactive, Part 3: Positive Language

    Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Be Proactive, Part 3: Positive Language

    Today’s video is the third one dedicated to Chapter 1 of Steven Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. The first chapter is titled “Be Proactive” In it we look at how we need to take care of the language we use because it either blocks the path to proactive action or clears the way.…

  • Easy Exercise, Massive benefit; Is this for real?

    Easy Exercise, Massive benefit; Is this for real?

    Today we are going to talk about the _Soleus Push-up_ The soleus push-up is an excellent exercise technique to learn about. It’s extremely easy to do, but research shows its benefits are massively disproportionate to the effort required to do it. It can be thought of as a mini exercise, especially good for those busy…

  • Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Be Proactive, Part 2

    Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Be Proactive, Part 2

    A second point raised by Stephen Covey relating to being proactive, is to understand the scope of our actions. Covey distinguishes between the Circle of Influence (things you can do something about) and the Circle of Concern (things over which you have no control). Proactive people focus their energy on the Circle of Influence, working…