Yesterday I was tagged in a post by Caitlin Fuster. In all honesty, I always get a little cynical when being tagged in a Facebook post. So, I opened up her link with all the enthusiasm of a trip to the dentist, but I like Caitlin's approach to building her business and decided to trust her.
She posted the following with a link to focus@will: Ok. Seriously...best discovery this year. I used to listen to baroque music when I was in school to help me study, and now...there is an app for it!!
The music channels are scientifically optimized to increase concentration and productivity. And then you can customize the intensity to match your cognitive type and mood. It tracks your productivity and what songs you find distracting as it builds your personal profile. It's amazing...I'm almost done with my free trial and DEF going to keep using it. I would recommend to anyone...but especially my fellow ADHD people.
Well, here she is, the foundation for a blog post.
I usually have music playing while I'm working all day long and had been using Pandora, but Caitlin's introduction to "focus@will" has been a game changer for me. This is another prime example of the benefits of social media - Caitlin mentioned she heard about it a while back from a podcast with Bryan Caporicci. So from Bryan to Caitlin to me and now all of you.
While I appreciate her comment about ADHD people, the truth is, we've all become ADHD at some level. Maybe we're not clinically diagnosed, but because of the number of things that interrupt our thoughts throughout the day it's still hard to focus. I'm not talking about just the phone calls, but the interferences in our train of thought. I find I'm often completely scatter-brained, and it's the combination of stress, deadlines, clients, new projects and old. The list of things we all have on our minds is endless, but music, the right music, has me staying in focus.
I have no stake in anything to do with focus@will, but the music's that been playing for the last two days has had a remarkable impact on me. I've been able to finish one task after another and just keep moving. I've always had a love for music, and my tastes are bizarre, but now there's some consistency I didn't know I could find.
Be as skeptical as I was, but try the fifteen day free trial. It's certainly making a difference in my efficiency.
Thank you, Caitlin!
Note: The piano image is one my favorites by my good buddy, Bob Coates. Check out more of his work with a visit to his fine art site.
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