The main area of the book appears to begin somewhat slow. It discusses why you need a reason and why centering your life is significant. The issue was that it appeared to be pretty hypothesis-driven which made me worried that the entire book would be hypothetical. In any case, at that point things got The subsequent segment was genuine and down to earth and gave a well-ordered framework for making sense of what was essential to me and what my qualities were. The third segment was my most loved however in light of the fact that it told me the best way to accomplish the majority of the objectives that I set in the subsequent area. I truly loved all the science in the book as well, similar to how our reticular initiating framework controls our mindfulness and how we just have a specific number of basic leadership units.
This book is very helpful for anyone stuck right now. It helps to read it and to employ & use as many advices as possible in the active life. I liked a lot the part with the Apps and it was also a surprise to know such suggestions existed in this book. Many books out there are interesting, but also they for an older audience. This one is more for the younger one. I recommend it!
Stuck! That was the word echoing in my head. I was trapped in a difficult career decision and unable to focus on what I really wanted. That’s when Black Hole Focus sucked me in. I seriously couldn’t put it down. I remember sitting up late one night flipping through chapter after chapter and then writing out a 10-page list of my biggest dreams and “daily actions.” I was more inspired than I’ve ever been. But that wasn’t the best part. The best part was that this book gave me an action plan for achieving my goals. It showed me how to find my purpose and then it showed me how to fulfill it. Black Hole Focus has been a game-changer for me.
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3,0 von 5 SternenToo much rah-rah - not enough "here is why..."
16. Februar 2018 - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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I expected a lot more. I was hoping that the book would be full of empirical evidence on the importance of focus - the disadvantage of distractions. Instead - the book is full of rah-rah chants of "you can do it, just set a focus and you'll be a millionaire like me!" Any examples the book brings up are common knowledge to anyone who spends a few hours a week on Facebook. I can't believe how many times I have heard the example of Jim Carrey writing himself a check for $5M - and post dating it to 1995 - and lo and behold making $5M exactly in 1995. This book is really a Facebook meme in a book format. While I am a believer in creating a purpose in your life and reminding yourself of that purpose, the book is not convincing. Here is how this book would have been much more convincing: Don't just say Jim Carrey wrote himself a check for $5M - go visit Jim Carrey and ask him: "What changed on a daily basis that made a difference?" "What did you do the next day?" "How did you not fall into the same habits you had once lived in?" If you want to create another edition: Go find Jim Carrey, go find all of these people that turned around and found a purpose. Find and connect with 50 people who have gone from no purpose to purpose - and describe what they did on a daily basis. Create stories. People learn from stories. Stories involve a beginning, an issue, a burning desire, a commitment, victory, etc... Again, the ideas in this book are great. But a lot of this book is rah-rah, you can do it! - and not as much - look at all these people and this is what they did. Now that would be powerful.
Isaiah Hankel's book is an incredibly powerful bridge between where you are and where you want to be. Your "why" is your boss in life, and with Isaiah's step-by-step process to finding your purpose you can remove the blocks that keep you from living the life you deserve and swiftly move forward towards greatness. Next level growth is not automatic. Black Hole Focus will get you out of your own way. You can not be who you have never been by doing what you have never done. Performance quality is directly related to the quality of the process. You can not simply accumulate knowledge. You must have a system that requires a development process. You have to understand how to play the game of life and how to play to WIN. Isaiah Hankel shows you EXACTLY how to do it!
After owning this book for a couple of years (bought it during my first "go" at reading personal & professional development books. I've realized I bought it at the right time, and now have read it at the right time as well. This is a book that I will continually go back to for refreshers on certain topics of trying to both find and fulfill my purpose. It gives food for thought and makes you take a deep look in the mirror to figure out who you are and who you want to be.
4,0 von 5 SternenIf you are discontent with where you are in life, I would definitely recommend this book.
30. April 2015 - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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This book has a lot of good information, case studies, and advice on how to get out of a rut and be successful in YOUR life; not trying to obtain someone else's ideal of success. It is a good read and I enjoyed Dr. Hankel's advice, stories, and examples very much. I did have problems with the pages on my Kindle App not aligning properly which I have not experienced with any other Kindle books and it was a bit frustrating while running. I also wish his editor would hire a better proof reader. Aside from those rather insignificant critiques, the content is definitely worth while.
5,0 von 5 SternenDo yourself a favor and read this book!
13. August 2014 - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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I don't think there has been a book so easy to read. It pulled me forward, was full of interesting short stories, related texts I knew about but hadn't read and a number of "Ah-ha" moments for me. I enjoyed my afternoon reading Black Hole Focus and intend to refocus on my next personal chapter. I feel like I've taken a year off of focusing, having retired in May 2013, and it's time to get back to creating a new focus that excites me. Do yourself a favor and read this book!