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Agile Amped Podcast - Inspiring Conversations

Aug 8, 2019

Self-described productivity geek Chris Bailey is the author of “Hyperfocus: How to Be More Productive in a World of Distraction”, and his passion and research into productivity resonates with agilists: we are all working to improve how we work and live.

Bailey’s message – bolstered by many statistics – is simple and profound: “The state of our attention reflects the state of our lives.”

He offers practical advice for improving productivity at work while also invoking the deeper yearning that each of us feels to get more out of life in our relationships with others and with ourselves. Mindfulness and meditation are in the mix because, as Bailey puts it, “For every minute you meditate, you get ten minutes back, because you notice that your mind has veered off track.”

Favorite quotes:* “On average, we only work on one thing for 40 seconds before we switch to doing something else.”* “We can do almost anything for a minute besides focus… Your mind will resist even that one minute…”* “We’re the most creative when we have the least energy, because our minds are less inhibited.”

Accenture | SolutionsIQ’s Leslie Morse hosts at Agile2019 in Washington, D.C.

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