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Focus!: Mastering the Power of Mindfulness and Attention

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Publisher's Summary

Reach your peak awareness

There are times in your life when everything clicks. When your skills match your challenges. When you feel most fully alive.

This is what experts call the flow state. It's a zone of optimal learning, of calm intensity, of nearly effortless mastery in all your endeavors.

You've had these magic moments in your own life. You've enjoyed the professional and financial benefits and experienced the personal fulfillment they bring. But, if you're like most people, these flow states - these productive periods of focused concentration - come to you less frequently than you'd like. If only you could learn to create them on a consistent basis, you know that great satisfaction and business success would be yours. The Focused Mind State: Maximizing Your Potential through the Power of Concentration is your guide to utilizing this state of perfect concentration, and getting into a peak performance state whenever you need it. With a rich selection of proven effective methods, authors Joel and Michelle Levey teach you to achieve a higher degree of confidence and to attain freedom from anxiety and fear. They integrate the best of modern scientific research with the traditional wisdom that's been preserved and used in various cultures for thousands of years. Learn to live your life "on purpose" and to focus the energy of your sometimes wandering mind.

Let the Leveys teach you to:

  • Free yourself from mental dullness or agitation
  • Develop the Power of Mindfulness while maintaining a clear recognition of what you are paying attention to in the moment
  • Renew your commitment to your goals and priorities
  • Manage the outer demands of your environment and the inner elements of high stress and emotion

A more focused mind state can be yours, along with the many personal and professional rewards that it brings.

©1993 Joel and Michelle Levey (P)1993 Nightingale Conant

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    Would you listen to Focus! again? Why?

    Yes. Many times. And then some. So that I can internalize the many gems found in the audio.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Focus!?

    The nine part breathing technique was absolutely amazing. Simple yet powerful. Blew me away.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There were many moments that particularly moved me. The most striking one for me was the emphasis on keeping the practice short and enjoyable.


    Any additional comments?

    This audiobook is a real gem. I feel honored to be the first one to review it. While listening to it, I kept having aha moments after aha moments.

    This audio does not merely deserve five stars. If I could, I would give it seven stars or nine stars or even more.

    Many practical techniques for developing and training the attention are covered.

    The most important thing I found was the practical wisdom in applying the techniques. For instance:

    1. The emphasis on making the practice enjoyable, especially in the beginning.
    2. The detailed explanation of "why", not just the "how".
    3. Recognizing that people will have different inclinations and encouraging them to pick the techniques that they find suitable.

    On the whole, I would absolutely encourage anyone interested in developing or training mindfulness, concentration, focus or attention to get try this one.

    I wholeheartedly recommend it.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    This is a well presented piece with great contents. Use of evidence based approach. Superb

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    Lorraine Bronx, NY, US 08-01-16
    Lorraine Bronx, NY, US 08-01-16 Member Since 2013
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    the narrator had a speech slur or something g that was very distracting. The information provided is very good.

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    "Urgently requires a re-record"
    What did you like best about Focus!? What did you like least?

    In part there are some very good tips in this book, but you have to wade through the entire book before you are given the useful information right at the end in the the last chapters.


    What didn’t you like about Joel Levey and Michelle Levey ’s performance?

    The book at times felt like a hypnosis session with the slow monologue voice from Michelle, so what could be quite a good book was a chore to get through.
    Also what also annoyed me was the fact that they kept referring to the tapes that you are listening to I.E on the next tape , on the other side of the tape later on the tape, it is 2016 so please re-record this book and stop referring to the tapes and do it with someone else's voice and then it would be a good book


    Was Focus! worth the listening time?

    This book is worth the time given to it, if you can get over Michelle's voice and stay awake, given that the book is called Focus that voice does not do much to help you...


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