focus : a simplicity manifesto in the age of distraction
Focus is about finding simplicity in this Age of Distraction.
It’s about finding the focus you need to create, to work on what’s important, to reflect, to find peace.
And it comes in two flavors: free and premium.
The Free Version
The free version is simple: it’s 27 chapters that you can download for free, without having to give an email address or do anything else. It’s uncopyrighted, and you can share it with as many people as you like.
Download free version here (a pdf download).
Read the table of contents.
Again, you can share this ebook freely, so feel free to post it on your blog, Twitter, Facebook, or email.
The Premium Version
The full version of focus is basically a self-taught digital course on focus, from a wide range of experts.
1. All 27 chapters of the free ebook in digital format. Along with a crapload of extra material …
2. How-to videos
Going into more depth on focus-related topics:
- How to Single-task
- Beating the Fears of Disconnecting
- How to Find Stillness & Disconnect
- Focus & Health, Part 1: eating healthy and getting active
- Focus & Health, Part 2: sleep and stress
3. Audio interviews with experts
4. Bonus chapters from Leo
- creativity and practicing deep focus
- finding stillness and reflection
- how to start changes on a broader level
5. Bonus chapters from other writers
- overcome the fears that stop you from focusing, by Gail Brenner
- how to create a minimalist workspace to find focus, by Everett Bogue
- how to take a digital sabbatical, by Gwen Bell
- life lessons from tea rituals, by Jesse Jacobs
- two ways to focus on the stuff that matters, by Michael Bungay Stanier
6. Bonus PDF guides
- How to create new habits
- Quick-start decluttering guide
- Focused email guide
This full version comes at a fairly low price
considering all that’s offered: $34.95.
The Kindle Version
The book is now available in the Kindle Store. The $8.99 price for this version includes the full book, including bonus chapters, but does not include the videos, audio interviews and other bonus files included in the premium version.
The audio book is now available as well.
Also note that the premium version now includes the book in epub format, which can be uploaded to your Kindle, iPad, or other ebook reader.
Unlike my other books, there will be no affiliate sales for this book. While I would love for people to review and recommend my book, I want it to come from the heart — because they think it’s a good book for others to read — not out of financial motivation. And while I think that’s mostly true of affiliates of ebooks, there’s always a mixing of the motivations.
However, you’re free to review the book, give away the free version on your blog, or interview me.
Questions & Answers
Q: Can I get it on Kindle, iBooks, or other ebook format?
A: Yes! You can buy the full book in the Kindle Store for $8.99, although this doesn’t include the video, audio and other bonus files in the premium version. The premium version now includes the book in epub format, so you can upload this file to your iPad, Sony ebook reader, Kindle or other ebook device.
Q: What about a print version?
A: That is also coming soon. It’ll be the full version of the book, but without the bonus digital files. I’m self-publishing it. No date on the release of this, but I’ll let you know.
Q: Can I see the table of contents?
A: Of course! It’s here.
Q: I just bought the book but don’t know what to do next. How do I get it?
A: You should receive an email (the one you used to pay for the book) that contains a download link. You only get 5 attempts to download the file, so don’t click on it until you’re at the computer you want to download the book to. The download should contain the book and several files, including a “readme” file. This readme file has links to the audio interviews and videos.
Q: But I never received an email with a download link … what now?
A: No worries … just email me at zenhabits+refund at gmail, let me know you bought “focus” but didn’t receive the link, and I’ll send it to you.
Q: What about an audiobook?
A: Yes! It’s now available.