When I started working on this project in May 2016, I had to be very strategic in how to manage my time. Living in a city that is often stressful and where the days seem to have 14 hours, even working from home can be a challenge.
I found it difficult to focus 100% on my tasks, diverting to my phone and social media, and of course, replying those “very urgent” emails that need to be answered right away!
Last year I started listening to podcasts. I love listening to them when I’m on the move. Suddenly, those long train rides or traffic jams at rush hour are not so boring anymore, because I’m spending this time learning in a way that I enjoy.
In November of last year, Pat Flynn in his “Smart Passive Income” Podcast, along with Chris Ducker, decided to make a list they called: “My Top 10 Most-Used Apps in 2016”. I loved it! I spend a lot of time downloading and testing apps. If I like them, I instantly become an ambassador and promote them among all my friends. And now I am happy to share them with you too!
One of Pat’s favorite apps was Focus@Will. I’ve never heard about it.
An app that would finally help me to not get distracted!
Focus@Will is a music service based on human neuroscience. It helps you focus, reduces distractions, maintains your productivity and retains information when working, studying, writing and reading. The scientifically tested technology behind Focus@Will has been shown to alter brain activity toward a state that is more conducive to productivity.
Most people can only concentrate for a maximum of about 100 continuous minutes before needing to take a quick break to stretch, move about, maybe get a drink of water, and so on before they resume for another session.
When I started using Focus@Will, I couldn’t believe it. The music was somehow playing with my brain in a way that suddenly allowed me to complete my entire to-do list before noon.
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When I decided to share the application with my friends, I thought they were going to ignore my invitation. Because as I mentioned before, I can be a little intense recommending a product or service when I like it. What a surprise! Many of them started telling me they started using it and how much it worked. Some of them told me that they had become addicted to the app and others decided to pay the subscription.
Would you dare to try two hours of work with Mozart and Bach? Try the classic station, my favorite. I honestly would recommend leaving Pitbull and J Balvin for the weekend!
Founder and CEO Will Henshall, also known for being part of the band “Londonbeat” and author of such famous songs as I’ve Been Thinking About You and Come Back, says: “The secret sauce in the app, is in the way the music is put together; using something called phased sequencing, the developers re-edited, remixed, and remastered the music, all of it all instrumental, paying attention to things like speed, recording style and intensity in order to enhance people’s ability to maintain their concentration.”
“Focus@Will uses the brain-shaping features of sound to keep your mind from avoiding two undesirable states: distraction and habituation.”
The app is available on their website (if you are going to use it on your computer) and there is a mobile version to download on iTunes and Google Play. They provide a 2-week free trial and then it runs by a subscription that you can pay monthly, yearly or a VIP membership with lifetime access & support and early access to new features.
Although it can be used with speakers, I recommend using noise canceling headphones for greater results.
I want to hear about your experience using the app. Please share it with me in the comments below!