Hyperfocus – Book Review, Ratings And Summary

Hyperfocus – Book Review, Ratings and Summary

Staying focused on one task has become one of the hardest tasks in this distractive world. Our life has become series of screens nowadays. We often end up procrastinating on our most valuable task in the day. But every problem has a solution and modern problems require a modern solution. There are some amazing ideas and methods invented that can really help us to overcome this issue. I have just got a book named Hyperfocus. The book is about being attentive and staying focused on one task.

The book was written by Chris Bailey in 2018 after researching a lot about being attentive and focused. Here in this article, I’ll try to provide some key takeaways from the book. And you can say this article is a short summary of the book Hyperfocus. Let’s start with the author’s short bio.

About The Author

The book Hyperfocus was written by Chris Bailey. The author Chris Bailey is a young Canadian writer and a productivity consultant. He was born in Red Deer, Alberta Canada. He was interested in productivity in the early stage of his life. After completing High School, Chris Bailey read a book by David Allen. The name of the book was Getting Things Done.

The book helped to grow the productivity-related knowledge in the author’s mind in his early life. Chris Bailey wrote The Productivity Project in 2016 and Hyperfocus in 2018. His book Hyperfocus was one of his best books. This book got so many amazing ideas that helped so many people around the world and still helping. He runs and owns a website about productivity in human life.

Inside the Book

The book was first published in 2018. The book Hyperfocus has a bunch of ideas and knowledge about being productive and stay focused. According to the author, his life has become a series of screens. Just like us, the way we spend our life. And then Chris tried to bring a change and started experimenting with new ideas in his life. He started researching and meeting with people who researched on attention and focusing for years. After all of this research, Chris wrote a research note of more than 25 thousand words about focus. And then finally he wrote a book called Hyperfocus. Now let’s go inside the book.

The author discussed the 4 stages of Hyperfocus. Before that, there were also some other things. But I’ll try to provide just a short summary. Not the carbon copy of the real book. The first stage of hyperfocus is to choose a meaningful and productive task that is actually valuable for you. The second stage is to turn off all external distractions until the task is finished. Such as, turning off your mobile phone. The third stage is to stick to that one task with full attention and focus. And the fourth stage is to keep coming back to the task and keep focus back after getting a bit distracted. There are also some ways that have been discussed how you can implement hyperfocus in your daily life.

Another thing I found really interesting in the book is Scatter focus. It is just the opposite of hyperfocus. Hyperfocus teaches us to keep our full focus and attention to one task, on the other hand, scatter focus means freeing your thoughts and mind for creative ideas. Scatter focus means not staying focus on one task only at a time. Scatter focus is not being attentive to one task. Our mind loves to think about the future more than the present or past. Our mind moves towards immediate future thoughts. That is why scatter focus is also important in our life.

There are three stages of scattering focus. First, you have to free your mind and then you have to capture your thoughts and ideas that subconsciously coming into your mind. Second, you have to identify problems and then find solutions to them. Third, the most interesting one, while you are walking, doing your brush, or bathing some amazing ideas may come to your mind. You have to capture those ideas.


This was it about the book Hyperfocus. If your life is getting mess day by day and you are struggling to keep your focus on one task, this book may help you out. Now let’s see some reviews and ratings of the book. in Goodreads, the book got 3.9-star ratings out of 5. More than 97% of Google users liked this book. In Amazon.in The book got 4.3-star ratings out of 5. If you have already read the book, you can share your favourite takeaways in our comment section.


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