What bicep curls have to do with productivity

May 3, 2020

Raise your hand if you regularly lift weights. 🙋🏻‍♂️

The purpose of lifting weights is to build muscle. If you want to build big biceps, you might do lots of bicep curls. If you want to build a firm butt, you might do lots of deadlifts. Or if you want to have a bigger chest, you’ll hit the bench press.

We all understand and accept that building muscle requires lifting weight. The muscle isn’t going to build itself.

Now raise your hand if you regularly practice focus.

Do you want to improve your focus? If so, did you raise your hand this second time? No? Why not? We don’t expect muscle to build itself; we know we need to lift weights to build muscle. Why should it be any different with focus?

In Big-Picture Productivity, I’m introducing the concept of Focus Curls: a short exercise to strengthen your focus. Is it a magic solution? No. Is it a groundbreaking new concept? No. Does it work? Heck yes!

I’ll guide you through this simple-yet-effective exercise in the course. For now, I’ll leave you with this question:

If you’re not able to focus as well as you’d like to, what are you doing about it?

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