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6: 10 Focus-Building Strategies

You understand why focus is important; now how do you actually go about focusing during your day to day? This week, we discuss 10 strategies you can employ to build your focus muscles.

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Process

61: Structured and Unstructured Workspaces

Roam Research has illuminated a new kind of productivity tool — the unstructured workspace. While not the first, it did get Justin thinking on the differences between structured and unstructured tools and why you need both.

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5: Scatterfocus – A Focus Superpower

Deep work is the core habit of leveraging focus, but what about when you run out of energy? At max, you have energy for around 4 hours of quality deep work per day. What can you do to manage your attention and focus well outside of those hours?

This week we continue our deep dive into the topic of FOCUS by discussing ways to manage attention through the power of scatterfocus.

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Productivity

The Best Non-Nerdy Note Apps (that aren’t Roam Research)

Roam Research is a leader in networking thoughts together in a software, but what if you don’t want to use it? What are your alternatives that aren’t super nerdy or require a lot of investment?

In today’s video, we take a look at some contenders including, Bear, Notion, Zettlr, TiddlyWiki, Dynalist, and The Archive.

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4: On Deep Work

What is deep work? Why is it important? And ultimately, how can you start? This week starts our first deep dive into the topic of FOCUS.

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Process

059: Writing as Thinking

Justin makes a big fail on YouTube live, and discusses how Roam Research has impacted his life since digging in further.

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Remote Work

You Don’t Need Work/Life Balance

Everyone’s heard of work/life balance. But as a remote worker, is that really the best approach?

The answer is: no.

There’s no such thing as work/life balance. Instead, focus on integrating your life and work. You can only focus on one area of life at a time, so trying to balance it all will only leave you feeling frustrated.

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3: Work/Life Integration

We’ve all heard of work/life balance. But as a remote worker, does that compartmentalization actually work for you? This week, we’re discussing an alternative approach gaining traction with remote workers for good reason.

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2: Justin’s Remote Work Origin Story

Justin shares his remote work origin story, including pitfalls and successes along the way to working for a fully distributed company.

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Remotely Working

1: This is Remotely Working

Welcome to Remotely Working – the podcast where we discuss productivity, intentionality, health, and leadership to help you integrate your life and work well.