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Book Summary - Free to Focus: A Total Productivity System to Achieve More by Doing Less By Michael Hyatt

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The well-known adage, “Less is More” is not typically applied when speaking of business and work. Productivity is often gauged by the length of the to-do lists and the number of check marks on them. But in Free to Focus: A Total Productivity System to Achieve More by Doing Less, Michael Hyatt introduces the revolutionary idea that not-to-do-lists are actually more valuable and useful. In his book, Hyatt teaches a productivity system that outlines three elementary steps to achieving simplified success. They are: stop, cut, and act.

Step One: Stop

In today’s society, we live a fast, busy, and preoccupied pace. While time is a premium, the way it is spent is often not measured by the level of quality activities, but more by the quantity of what we get done. Without realizing...

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We live in a world full of distractions. Paring down and focusing on what’s important is an essential yet rare skill in today’s businesses, as well as our personal lives. While the constant enticement of social media and disruption of technology, from emails to cell phones, can prevent us from being productive, even ordinary business work can fall into the category of distraction and perpetual busyness. In Free to Focus, Michael Hyatt provides new perspectives. He puts emphasis on not-to-do-lists and teaches that good business leadership includes delegating and automating as much as possible. This ensures there is ample time for leaders to focus on their passions and proficiencies because this is where he or she will substantially outpace their previous limitations. A productivity system is explained beginning with the three simple steps of stop, cut, and act.

About the Author

Michael Hyatt founded the Michael Hyatt & Company leadership firm based in Tennessee. Ranked by Inc. as one of Nashville’s top businesses in 2018, Hyatt has used his success to also become a popular blogger and podcaster with the title, “Lead to Win.”

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