Black Hole Focus

How Intelligent People Can Create a Powerful Purpose for Their Lives
Narrated by: Isaiah Hankel
Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
Categories: Business, Management
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Don't get stuck on a career path you have no passion for. Don't waste your intelligence on something that doesn't really mean anything more to you than a paycheck. Let Isaiah Hankel help you define a focus so powerful that everything in your life will be pulled towards it.

Create your purpose and change your life. Be focused. Be fulfilled. Be successful.

Black Hole Focus has been endorsed by top names in business, entrepreneurship, and academia, including four times New York Times best seller AJ Jacobs and Harvard Medical School Postdoc Director Dr. Jim Gould.

The book is broken up into three different sections; the first section shows you why you need a purpose in life, the second section shows you how to find your new purpose, and the third section shows you how to achieve your goals when facing adversity.

  • In this book, you will learn:
  • How to understand what you really want in life and how to get it.
  • Why people with a powerful purpose live to 100.
  • How to rapidly improve focus and change your life using the secret techniques of an international memory champion.
  • How people like Jim Carrey, Oprah Winfrey, and J.K. Rowling transformed pain into purpose.
  • How to start a business by avoiding willpower depletion and the life hack lie.

Black Hole Focus includes exclusive case studies from medical practitioners, research scientists, lawyers, corporate executives, and small business owners who have used the techniques described in this book to achieve massive success in their own lives.

©2014 Isaiah Hankel (P)2017 Isaiah Hankel

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Inspired and inspiring

Finished over 3 days while commuting; very inspirational; speaker was clear and engaging even if he pronounced three words funny through the course of the entire book. Looking forward to applying this to my life!

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One of the best book in years

I learned a lot from reading this book. Mindful purpose. This book really goes a long way to reveal the core of our disease as humans a dresses not only the symptoms but the cause.

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Catchy title, disappointing content

I bought the book due to its title - I thought I was buying a book on how to intensify my focus to "black hole" levels, which would be a great skill for anyone engaged in creative work. Unfortunately, the book didn't have anything that would help me with that.

If you have already read a book on self help or popular psychology, you won't find much, if anything, new in this one.

It is a mix and match collection of popular motivational and goal setting approaches, borrowed from different sources. There was nothing original in this book that I haven't already read elsewhere or can't find on blogs or in free articles with a google search for any topic covered. I would rather call it an organized collection of clippings than an original book.

That said, if you have never read a book or know anything about setting goals, striving to achieve more, managing your life on a very basic level or staying motivated, then this book could serve as a primer.

This is not intended as criticism of the author, who obviously means well and wrote the book with a helpful intent. But based on the title, I expected something else than "goal setting and achievement for dummies" - namely, a book on how to stay focused (which I have a problem with at times). Unfortunately, the book offers very little advice on focus, and none of that was new to me or had anything to do with "intelligent people" (anyone can use the stuff in this book, but hopefully, most "intelligent people" who read regularly have already found out most of it for themselves.)

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I manifested this book

Isaiah hankel delivered important information that will help humans evolve past limitations. we must understand how we're designed.

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So much to note...so get a paper and pen

There is too much information and too much to grasp. felt like the author has so much to say. i struggled to finish it. But i have heard it thrice and still listening to it.

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What is your compelling vision?

A no-nonsense, similar to Tony Robbins approach to 'finding your purpose' . Straight to the point and easy to follow but found his narration a bit monotonous. Some good insights, not overly long and definitely worth a listen.