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The importance of focus - Richard St. John

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How might focus help you succeed? Using examples of famous people from disparate fields, such as James Cameron, Quincy Jones, and Larry Page, Richard St. John suggests why focus is one of eight traits common in successful people.

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Some books about focus:“The 8 Traits Successful People Have in Common: 8 to Be Great” by Richard St. John. Richard’s Focus talk has 998 words. The Focus chapter of his book has 4,334 words, about four times more content and depth.“Focus: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning” by Mike Schmoker“Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long” by David Rock“Focus: A simplicity manifesto in the Age of Distraction” by Leo Babauta“The Power of Focus” by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Les Hewitt

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