Focus equals Productivity. We believe that everyone should be great at the things they love to do. Commit just 20 minutes a day to focus.
Schedule a 20 minute block for deliberate practice
Dedicate complete focus to that specific skill during that session
Stay motivated by earning points for each session.
Our goal is to get you to practice these skills consistently using a simple but effective scheduling method which works by pre-committing small amounts of time and engaging fully during that period.
Whether it's practicing a profitable skill or just a fun hobby, strive for greatness without burning out.
Truly productive people don’t work from a to-do list; they work from a calendar. By scheduling a 20 minute block of practice in advance we're making a really important first step that forces us to think objectively about when we’ll actually fit this into our busy schedule.
Unlike generic to-do lists, which only express intent, assigning a small block of time on this week's calendar forces us to take the pivotal first step of objectively analyzing our current commitments and responsibilities to find the time to invest in our personal growth.
It’s important to realize that masterful performances are really just the product of masterful practice, not natural ability. Everyone agrees that in order to improve a skill we must practice often, but research now shows that the quality of practice ultimately makes the difference.
When we commit to practice we must do everything we can to be fully present and focused during each session. This means turning on airplane mode and doing whatever is necessary to eliminate distractions during our short practice sessions.
The skill multiplier is a number between 1-10 that goes up when you train consistently and down when you slack. The higher the multiplier the more points you earn per session. This is meant to encourage consistent practice.
Tip: Trends help you quickly see which skills are at risk of slipping. Skills with the lowest weekly trend are moved to the top of the list so you can schedule them first.
Earn points by scheduling 20 minute focus sessions. Points algorithm rewards daily consistency above all other factors.
Mastery is engineered to be fully functional completely offline. This is a critical aid to the success of uninterrupted focus sessions
Our interface is designed to be as minimal as possible so you don't spend any more time than necessary scheduling sessions
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Instead of being inspired by this access we've been overwhelmed and distracted by it. Because there's just so much to consume in such a short amount of time we've slowly but effectively conditioned our brain to skim topics and read headlines. In fact, for a lot of us the willingness to understand topics deeply has diminished or disappeared all together all during a time when experts have become more scarce and extremely valuable in our new economy.
Every day more and more jobs, and even complete economical sectors, are being eliminated by a relentless combination of technology, automation and globalization. At the same time there's been a huge increase in the demand for skilled labor -- these are experts that have invested the time necessary to survive and thrive in this economy. This sharp increase in demand and decrease in supply has dramatically increased the value for those who truly invest the time and discipline necessary.
Ultimately the winners in this new era will be those who commit today to discipline their focus and begin the journey to a life of mastery.