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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (468 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Leo Babauta Narrator: Fred Stella Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2011 ISBN:
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Focus tells us how to find the focus among all the digital distractions in our world, so that we can create, focus on what's important, and find time for quiet and contemplation.

At the heart of this simple book lies the key to many of the struggles we face these days, from being productive and achieving our goals, to getting healthy and fit in the face of fast food and inactivity, to finding simplicity and peace amidst chaos and confusion. That key itself is simple: focus. Our ability to focus will allow us to create in ways that perhaps we haven't in years. It'll allow us to slow down and find peace of mind. It'll allow us to simplify and focus on the essential things, the things that matter most.
- Leo Babauta

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Randomwalker | 2/17/2014

    " Typical Leo: clear, simple, even overly and usefull. Wondering if the add-ons in the paid version are worth it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet Berkman | 1/27/2014

    " This book has the potential to be life-changing. Much to be considered and many changes to make. And I'm excited about it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Todd | 1/25/2014

    " A nice yang to my technological yin "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kenny Pratt | 1/13/2014

    " Simple. Powerful. Relevant to today's clamorous world. He's given the "basic" version of the book away for free, and it's definitely worth a quick read. I read it on my phone (pdf version saved to my dropbox) while on a flight from California to Texas. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Crystal P | 1/10/2014

    " A minimalist view of day-to-day life that isn't pretentious or unreasonable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Milica Pandžić | 1/7/2014

    " Useful advice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Orin | 1/7/2014

    " A bit repetitive, but includes some very refreshed yet simple advice for all kinds of areas where we lack focus. Worth a read, it's not long. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Antti Qvickström | 12/21/2013

    " It's all about Focus, as the name says. Do not multi-task, do not get distracted by others - just focus on one thing at a time, something that gets harder and harder in today's society. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Selena | 11/15/2013

    " Excellent. This book totally resonated with me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles | 11/9/2013

    " Clear, simple, and well written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Muhammad Hakim Asy'ari | 11/6/2013

    " focus is the key to "create" in this age of distraction "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James | 7/29/2013

    " Love Leo's relentless focus on simplifying. Favorite thought from the book: not "less is more" but "less is better". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hajar | 3/14/2013

    " One of the best books to learn how to focus and concentrate and get the best out of your life.I also liked his funky sane ideas, totally hilarious ! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ken | 2/15/2013

    " An interesting read on how to stay focus and keep distractions at bay by disconnecting from all of our digital gadgets. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Saar | 2/8/2013

    " Er staan heel wat dingen in die je al weet, maar toch zet het je aan het denken over je manier van doen en werken. Ik pik hier zeker dingen uit op, zoals je e-mailprogramma niet voortdurend laten openstaan en maar een paar keer per dag te checken. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dimi | 11/17/2012

    " Very helpful with lots of practical take-aways. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ergun Coruh | 8/20/2012

    " Amazing! Strikingly simple methods to improve your performance. A true wake up call for web junkies, people who let the culture of distraction to invade their life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joodie | 2/12/2012

    " Meh. I actually have ADHD and have just started learning techniques to focus my energy better. This book was a bit basic and limited for me. I would have liked more depth and specificity in the chapters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abdulrhman Al-Khamees | 1/7/2012

    " I believe this book gonna make you more productive. It talk about how to eliminate the distractions in your life, Specially that we had distraction coming from every direction. Mobiles , Twitter, Facebook,etc.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joodie | 10/10/2011

    " Meh. I actually have ADHD and have just started learning techniques to focus my energy better. This book was a bit basic and limited for me. I would have liked more depth and specificity in the chapters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet | 10/3/2011

    " This book has the potential to be life-changing. Much to be considered and many changes to make. And I'm excited about it! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ronald | 8/25/2011

    " Meh...probably for someone who's a non geek workaholic person, this book could be helpful. I find it ...useless. Read 3/4 and not interested on finishing it. Morale of the story, go back to the stone age & work less. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ergun | 8/19/2011

    " Amazing! Strikingly simple methods to improve your performance. A true wake up call for web junkies, people who let the culture of distraction to invade their life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 8/16/2011

    " This was a great book. I highly recommend it. Babauta's blog "Zen Habits" is required reading as far as I am concerned. This book is a concentrated dose of Babauta's philosophy that you would otherwise get over time from reading his blog. Either way Babauta's is worth your time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 8/16/2011

    " A bit repetitive on the theme, however some helpful tips to get you organized and focused for a project, task, etc. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katherine | 7/29/2011

    " While most of what he said was common sense and practical advice on how to be productive and have a stress-free life, I greatly appreciate every chapter. We must all try to limit the stream! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Antti | 7/25/2011

    " It's all about Focus, as the name says. Do not multi-task, do not get distracted by others - just focus on one thing at a time, something that gets harder and harder in today's society. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg | 7/9/2011

    " This book didn't offer much that was new from other books like Getting Things Done, but for a free primer it was quite good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Muhammad | 6/20/2011

    " focus is the key to "create" in this age of distraction "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 4/26/2011

    " Good book. Worth reviewing on a semi regular basis. Advocate of simplicity and focusing yourself - more focused towards creative content (as the author is a writer). Generally though, he makes a case that this should apply to everyone and not just to industries normally thought of as creative. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lana | 4/5/2011

    " (about free version) I loved it, this is probably my favorite of Leo's books and I love them all. I read it two times already and I'm sure I'll keep coming back to it. "

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About the Author
Author Leo BabautaLeo Babauta has been a reporter, editor, speechwriter, and freelance writer for the last 17 years. Babauta lives in Guam with his wife and five children, where he posts regularly on ZenHabits.net.
About the Narrator

Fred Stella has worked as an actor and voice talent in radio, television, independent films, and audio books. He was awarded the Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award for Best Male Narration in 2002. He makes his home in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and is on the adjunct faculty staff of Muskegon Community College.