What is Deep Work?
Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It is a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a superpower in our increasingly competitive, fast-changing economy.
Mails, messages, social media notifications, calls, meetings, agendas are all distractions to a continuous flow of attention. Cal Newport leaves a critical message in his book, Deep Work, “Overcoming your desire for distraction is what we need.”
Attention is not merely staying focused on the task at hand but is also how to process other information in the brain. Daniel Goleman, author, “Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence,” explores the power of attention. “Attention works much like a muscle,” he writes, “use it poorly and it can wither; work it well and it grows. Just like the muscles in our bodies, attention can become fatigued. Common symptoms of attention fatigue are lowered effectiveness, increased distractedness, and irritability. These symptoms also indicate depletion in the energy required to sustain neural functioning.” Read the article- Pay attention to your attention.
So practicing Deep Work has an impact not only on the work done during the practice, but it helps in efficient productivity, creative thinking, clear decision making leading to growth and success.
What is #DeepWork40 Challenge?
The challenge is to practice Deep Work 40 minutes for 21days to work with your intellectual sharpness and an uninterrupted concentration.
While 40 minutes every day is a short duration, the difficulty level of this challenge is to maintain it. As a part of the challenge cohort, you will be guided to create your deep work schedule through productivity tips.
Practicing together as a cohort with a guide helps in adopting it as a habit. The only failure of this challenge is not trying.
Are you ready for the challenge?
Who is this for?
If you find that 24 hours in a day is not enough to complete your work, then this challenge is for you. It cannot help you with the 25th hour but it will help you stay focused to complete your work.
If you want to get better at your work, better time efficiency, more creative thinking, better decision making and more importantly to grow and succeed, then this challenge is for you.
Do I have to join a class at a particular time everyday?
No, Deep Work Challenge is your own challenge. You will be guided to create a schedule of your own.
Some dates and details:
The Deep Work Challenge will begin on 14th March
Saturday, March 12th: Introductory briefing session
Sunday, March 13th: Registration closes
Monday, March 14th: Start of the challenge
Sunday, April 3rd: Last day of the challenge
Monday, April 4th*: Closing Session
Fee: NO Fee
Throughout the challenge, you will receive a handful of messages(through WhatsApp, email, and live sessions). You can also interact with me through emails and messages.
What do you need to prepare for this challenge?
Your commitment to improving your work concentration.
You will be given planning tips and material and reflection prompt. Planning and reflecting will help you achieve your goals.
What is the benefit of joining the challenge?
Creating a deep work habit or strengthening your existing one makes you not just better at productivity but also sharper in your intellectual strength. It fosters creative thinking and problem-solving. It enables you to quickly master hard things and helps you produce at an elite level, in terms of both quality and speed.