Free to Focus – Michael Hyatt’s Core Strategies Towards Progressive Productivity

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Free to Focus Review
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In school, teachers consistently remind students to focus — to concentrate and keep their minds on the task at hand. Successful students are able to laser target what they need to accomplish, while their less adept counterparts are often sidetracked and more readily distracted. As adults, we frequently forget to focus and prioritize, and without our instructors’ reminders, we don’t fire on all cylinders as we try to fulfill our professional and personal responsibilities.

Fear not … as a teacher who excels in the realm of concentration, time-management, and productivity is right around the corner, willing and able to show you how to attain zen-like focus. Michael Hyatt is this Yoda of mind-training, and in this Free to Focus review, I will place a spotlight on his training,

What is Free to Focus?

Free to Focus is a complete system designed to enhance productivity — the cornerstone of success. Michael Hyatt expounds on all productivity principles, but not just those he has acquired through life experience, including trial and error.
Read this Free to Focus review to learn about Michael Hyatt's focus, prioritization, and productivity strategies

He also thoughtfully discusses scientific-based principles, culminating from clinical studies and research. It’s through these breakthrough discoveries that folks can lead happier, less stressful, and more productive lives.

The system revolves around the idea that unwavering focus and concentration, coupled with clever productivity hacks, can help people accomplish more — even with less sweat equity, and with less time to work.

Here, prioritization is essential, too. Hyatt asserts that it’s imperative leaders spend 80% of their time tackling the most crucial jobs that need to be performed, and devote 20% to duties that have less importance or to ‘immediate priorities’ that are deemed urgent (yet not really important). Too often, that ratio is reversed, as folks get waylaid with the less significant tasks.

Free to Focus is a course comprised of three modules, containing nine lessons (with quizzes!), fortified by worksheets, templates, and bonuses. There are videos to review, or if you prefer, audio and transcripts to evaluate. Regardless of which method you use to go through the guide, be sure to take notes before you embark on each lesson. (You can download a note-taking worksheet that comes with the program.)

Michael Hyatt has also included access to a private Facebook group for premium users. This community will provide support and encouragement to help you master challenging goals, and become a more dynamic, effective, and productive leader. This type of group can also serve as an accountability source, should you so choose.

But even if you want to go through the system solo, it’s imperative that you use Hyatt’s 21-Day Productivity Makeover plan. This presents a methodical, systematic way to transform yourself from an overwhelmed, inefficient, frenzied, and distressed soul to someone who has their proverbial act together — a doer, and ‘mover and a shaker’ who accomplishes set objectives.

Reviewing Hyatt’s Free to Focus Tenets

Unlike other Free to Focus reviews, I want this one to be more comprehensive, and truly shed light on important principles that will give you a head start should you opt to purchase the course. (I have the benefit of the training so I’m in a position where I can give some goodies away.)

Here are several worthwhile takeaways:

  • Embrace the mantra, “Less is more.” The less you work, the more productive you can become. Conversely, the more you work, the less productive you become. This is not an excuse for the lazy to remain immobilized. It’s a reminder to workaholics to ease up on the reigns a little so that they can actually get to their destination faster.
  • Before you put your foot on the accelerator, take a breath and STOP. You must know where you’re going and where you are now. You have to see exactly what tasks you have to fulfill, and muster passion with purpose.
  • It’s necessary to evaluate what’s getting in the way of going from Point A to Point Z, or even to Point B. For example, is it impossible to disconnect from work, are you going through a series of personal crises, or are you exasperated that you have no help? To eliminate productivity obstacles, you have to have a firm sense of what these obstacles really look like.
  • Physical and mind rejuvenation is the key. High productivity is the result of bountiful energy, commitment and confidence. It’s essential to fortify our bodies with healthy nutrients, and get adequate exercise and sleep. But even if you’re well-rested, and receptive to tackling challenges, your progress will be limited if you are besieged with limiting beliefs.
  • Do you feel that you have all the time you need, and that you can modify your approach, when necessary? Alternatively, do you feel there is never enough time, and that you have no options but to go ‘full steam ahead,’ and repeat those counter-productive, yet comfortable, strategies that aren’t working? You won’t accomplish anything if you don’t possess a ‘can-do’ attitude.
  • Whenever possible, stay in your ‘Desired zone.’ Cut away, or at least cut down, on those needless distractions, the boring tedium, and ‘escape activities,’ such as watching too much ‘boob tube.’ If you strategically eliminate unnecessary ‘time grabbers,’ your productivity will begin to soar.
  • Follow Steve Jobs’ prescription: “Innovation means saying no to a thousand things.” – While you may be inclined to always say, ‘Yes,’ and help others, you’re doing yourself a disservice because, ultimately, there will be less time for you. Self-interest sometimes has to supersede magnanimous gestures and actions.
  • Automate to save time for more productive pursuits – Yes, there are only 24 hours a day, but saving time is a way to seemingly expand time. For example, why not automate the way you pay bills? Most companies allow you to pay their invoices directly with online banking. Think of other tasks that you can put on automatic to save time. After reading Hyatt’s advice, I just replaced the alarm clock I was setting each day (I constantly pulled out the plug), and used my cell phone to automatically wake me up the same time each morning of the workweek.
  • Delegate to free up time. We recently found an affordable house cleaner who is scheduled to work every two weeks. It’s not surprising that the day she comes, I seem to accomplish more than on any other day for that stretch of time. See how you can outsource in order to focus on tasks that you need to perform.
  • Learn from Dwight Eisenhower who once said, ““What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important.” Michael Hyatt brings back the ‘Priority Matrix,’ and by distinguishing between what is important and urgent, you’ll become more productive, and less reactive, running around like the chicken whose head is cut off.
  • Minimize distractions and create an interruption-free zone. Action and consistency is required to attain goals. How can you optimally achieve when you’re bombarded with distractions?

There are countless other kernels of wisdom in Free to Focus. I’ve only skimmed the surface above to give you an idea of these productivity hacks.

You’ll learn more about innovative approaches, such as ‘Mega Batching.’ You’ll also be privy to a foolproof review system that makes certain that all responsibilities are fulfilled, even when you procrasinate. In addition, you’ll discover how to design your ‘Ideal Week Template’ so that the reality and ideal gets closer in proximity.

The resources, questionnaires, and templates will get you thinking, and humming towards a much more productive life.

Who is Michael Hyatt?

Michael Hyatt is a business leader, CEO, best-selling author, and successful entrepreneur. He is at the helm of Michael Hyatt & Company, an entity devoted to developing leadership qualities in others.

The company is committed towards growing self-starters and high achievers by helping folks to build their respective teams, expand their influence, and reach their limitless potential.

As you probably can predict, the firm also specializes in helping its patrons become more productive — even by “shaving 10 hours off [their] workweek.”
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Who is the Ideal Audience for Free to Focus?

Michael Hyatt has created a program that is universal in scope. It’s for anyone who is interested in working less, and achieving more.

It’s suitable for the harried homemaker, the stressed out student, the company worker who is finding it impossible to focus and multitask, the frustrated entrepreneur who can’t seem to get ahead, the business leader who is not optimally managing his/her time or team, or for anyone who, at the end of the day, needs to see that plenty of progress has been made.

Who Should not Purchase the Free to Focus System?

If you feel that you’re on the right track, confident that you’re using your time to the best advantage, you may not need to fine-tune your productivity quotient. While you’ll definitely achieve some new insight, it may not be worth the time and expense in buying and reviewing the program, and implementing revealed strategies.

Moreover, if you’re someone with a low threshold of patience who refuses to engage in any degree of introspection and does not like to take any self-assessments and questionnaires, you should skip Free to Focus.

Moreover, if you’re looking for financial secrets to success, this is NOT a resource for you. This is not a ‘get rich’ program, revealing strategies to acquire profit. It’s a guide to give you freedom to focus, and methods and techniques that reinforce this quote:

“Productivity is not just about doing more, it is about creating more impact with less work.’

Free to Focus Review – Is it Worth Your Limited Time?

I invested about half-a-day reviewing this program. However, the hours that I’ve spent will eventually free up more time than I can imagine.

I’ve learned secrets to reorient my priorities and channel my thoughts to accomplish one task at a time (multitasking is highly overrated). I anticipate that I’ll soon be less ‘busy,’ yet more productive.

I also gained a much better grasp of my ‘time-wasters,’ (although Hyatt contends that procrastination has its benefits). When I find more time in my day, I’ll feel less burdened, anxiety-ridden and overwhelmed — invaluable changes that will make life more livable.

The course also helps to reprogram the mind as self-defeating thoughts are perhaps the biggest productivity killers.

In summary, if you have the time, inclination, and patience to go through the course material, and REALLY take the self-assessments, you’ll eventually be free to focus and free to become your most productive self.

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