The Book Review of Deep Work – Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport.

The book I’ll be reviewing today is Deep Work – Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport. Cal Newport is a very interesting and well accomplished man. He is a Computer Science professor at Georgetown University, the author of six self help books, published 60 peer reviewed papers and a TEDx speaker all before the age of 40. Most interestingly, he has never had a social media account.  Book summary The book focuses on how fragmented our attention and concentration has become due to the use of social media and networking tools. Cal explains what deep […]

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New year, new me?

Monday 1st of January, 2018. New year = 365 opportunities. Happy new year everyone, hope you’re all well and excited for 2018. Just like most people, I have many goals for this year some personal, others not so personal. MY GOALS: Increase my engagement on apieceofsarah and discover more blogs specifically, travel, skin care, food and fashion related ones. I love discovering new blogs so please leave your blog pages below. Travel more! The aim is to visit 4 countries this year, three of which I haven’t been to before. I love going on holiday so I’m more determined than […]

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Procrastination: The only action that doesn’t involve an action 

Procrastination is a thief of time and quality. When you procrastinate you rob yourself of the chance to produce things to the highest standard and give yourself a greater chance of failure. Avoiding doing a task doesn’t mean it will go away, it just gives you more stress and less time to do it. A lot of people, myself included procrastinate to the point where they’re disappointed at the time (hours, days, months sometimes even years) they’ve wasted because they avoided a task by putting other things & people first. Avoid doing this because you’ll only blame yourself when things […]

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How to achieve your goals

2017 is finally upon us and a new year means new goals. Unlike the previous uncompleted new year resolutions, this year will be different. We will achieve what we said we will, once we stay focused. I created this infographic to encourage you to stay focused on what you want. Set clear goals Whatever your goal is, it has to be clearly defined. You need to know the exact outcome of what you want. Ensure your goals are S.M.A.R.T S.M.A.R.T goals are : Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time Sensitive Specific: What exactly do I want to accomplish? Measurable: How […]

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