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We’re back for the conclusion to our series on the TEA Framework, a simple mental model to help you identify and overcome the specific productivity obstacles that may be keeping you from reaching your full potential. Today Brooks and Mike will be diving into the last of the 3 Pillars of Productivity and talking about attention – What it is, how it works, why it’s important, and what you can do to make sure you stay focused on what’s most important to you.

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Cheat Sheet

  • Recapping the 3 pillars of the TEA framework [1:50]
  • What Mike and Brooks have done when everything on their to-do list looks like the most important thing [6:56]
  • The positive effects of being more focused and having more attention [12:27]
  • The 3 main components to attention [22:06]
  • Tips for creating more focus time [26:51]
  • Why we are big fans of over-ear headphones [36:26]
  • Why goals are important for improving your focus [41:07]
  • Tips for developing better goals [48:45]
  • Tips for developing the right mindset [1:00:47]
  • Action steps for those who want to start claiming more attention towards what you want to do [1:03:40]


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