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Thursday, January 6, 2011 By Paul Ford
The moment you get effortlessly lost in work goes by any number of names: focus, concentration, escapism, flow, and countless others. It's the point where you're able to blur the world around you and calibrate your brain to pay attention to one single task. It's your sweet spot.
Wish you were better/smarter/stronger/faster?
Ever wonder how some people accomplish so much?
Those of us who have had to deal with annoying or aggravating bosses know how it's tough to shake it off at the end of the day, but a new study explains why it's so hard, and why so many of us suck at it and wind up bringing our stress home—where it doesn't just hurt you: It hurts your family, your friends, and your other relationships. Let's look at the study and talk about some ways you can learn to check your bad boss at the office door when you leave work.
In my post The 5 Ps: Achieving Focus in Any Endeavor I noted that “90% of the decisions you make don’t matter; real success comes in being able to identify the 10% that do and focus on those.”
It’s called the Behavioral Change Stairway Model and it was developed by the FBI’s Crisis Negotiation Unit. Check out the chart above. It’s not something that’s only useful with barricaded perps wielding assault rifles — it can be applied to almost any form of disagreement. How does it work?
In Thursday’s Google earnings call , CEO Larry Page told the world that the company’s fledgling social network, Google+ has reached 90 million registered users. He went on to say that, “Over 60 percent of Google+ users use Google products on a daily basis. Over 80 percent of Google+ users use Google products every week.”