Recently I was working on a book by a top Australian jockey, who spoke about being in the “zone”, and knowing that he would win when he achieved that state. Many top class athletes also talk about the zone – a state in which your mind and body are perfectly in tune with the task at hand – they are totally focussed on what they have to do and achieve.
Find your Focus Zone is for we lesser mortals who nevertheless would be able to achieve so much more in our everyday lives if we were able to tune out all the distractions of modern day life – too many emails, phone calls, tv, advertising – the information overload.
We all know how good it feels when we are "firing on all cylinders" and we feel focussed and creative. Now Lucy Jo Palladino explains how we can replicate this state much more frequently!
Find your Focus Zone is especially pertinent to parents – if we improve our attention and ability to focus on tasks we will set an excellent example for our children. Lucy Jo Palladino quotes Jung here:
“If there is anything we wish to change in the child we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.”
Find your Focus Zone is divided into four parts:
- Understanding Your Focus Zone
- The Eight Keychains
- Digital-Age Strategies for Success
- Your Focus Zone as a Way of Life
The first part informs you about being focussed and how to balance being under-activated and over-stimulated. The second gives you eight sets of “keys” – you chose the strategies which work best for you. Part three teaches you how to use the keys to handle interruption and overload in the workplace while the last part concentrates on how to teach our children to pay attention.
This is not a book to dip in and out of. It demands one’s attention, and personally, having read it once, I now feel I should go back and read it all over again. Once you are familiar with the content you can then dip into the parts which concern you most. You might want to make notes as you read it, or certainly mark areas that you’ll want to refer back to.
Find your Focus Zone is an excellent book to get you motivated and avoid procrastination. It is full of useful tips and advice. I’ll be giving a copy to my daughter before she starts university – and then I’ll expect straight As!
Dr Lucy Jo Palladino is an award-winning psychologist and attention expert with 30 years of professional experience in the US.
Published by Simon & Schuster, Find Your Focus Zone by Lucy Jo Palladino is available to order from Amazon, just click the link below:
Find Your Focus Zone