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Whatever work you are doing while being distracted or semi-distracted. that work will be done by some robots, software or machines in the future.
If you won’t have the skill to do deep work then thousands of people will be ready to do this multitasking work at a cheap cost then you
Due to overpopulation and employment. Microsoft company of bill gates and J.k. rowling book series of harry potter famous all over the work.d
by te way there are many programmers and writers. but why only the things of these two people are famous all over the world.d because of the technologies used by Bill Gates and J.K. Rowling to build Microsoft company and the harry potter book series.
that name is ” Deep Work”
These days this technique is very rare that people use it. Now you may have the question of what is deep work. If we talk about work, then it is of mainly two types.
One is Deep work, and another is Shallow work.
Shallow work is done with distractions like talking while doing office work.
busy on mobile while taking in actual listening to songs while working on a project. this means all the work which you call multitasking is shallow work actually
with shallow work your productivity becomes low and the time wasted gets more. Scrolling again and again on Facebook and Instagram. (Deep Work Book Summary)
Checking emails, and replying to messages these all are shallow work. This means even if you do all your work for your whole life, no improvement will be there in your life.
while another is deep work, which is an activity done by professionals in a distraction-free environment.
Deep work is a little hard but important intellectual work.
that can be done all time without destruction. that increase to thinking process as much as it is very valuable and hard to replicate.
This means no one can steal and copy your that skill. this means, your work is unique and powerful through deep work. if I tell some examples of deep work. American writer Mark twain used to work in such an isolated room at his home.
that his family member had to blow the horn to call him.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates also celebrates think weeks two times a year. In which he works on thinking. about new ideas and reading books by living far from the people.
The professor of MIT and the award-winning novel is ” Alan Lightman ‘ who goes to his small island.
Where there is no internet a mobile you might think that our work gets finished by being distracted also. then what is the need for this deep work to have no abstraction?
Here I tell you what work you are doing while being distracted or semi-distracted.
That work will be done by some robots, software or machines in the future.
If you won’t have the skill to do deep work then thousands of people will be ready to do this multitasking work at a cheap cost than you.
Due to overpopulation and unemployment. This means your shallow work will be automated in future in some way.
Now let me explain to you with the help of a concept. Why the shallow work is so bad?
That concept is ” Attention Residue.”
Let you are working on a project with your 100% focus. and now you started checking the notification that comes to our mobile suddenly.
But when you come to your work again then in 100% focus your 20-30% focus goes to mobile and only 70-80% focus comes back.
This means that 20-30% was your ” Attention Residue”.
That is left in your previous work and to make 100% focus again, you need much more time. and this way in multitasking you do many things at once.
While switching from one task to another much more concentration is wasted.
Due to this, you never work with 100% concentration.
If you want to make rare, valuable and unique to yourself.
Then you just have to learn to do deep work. because in the coming time. due to digitalization people would have less than 8 seconds of attention span. (Deep Work Book Summary)
and if you would have the ability to do deep work for hours.
then your position will be a rare valuable professional. who has the capacity to produce world-class quality work?
The author says, that, ” in the coming tough economy, mainly 3 types of people will survive and go ahead.
- Who has so many funds? and can invent in big companies.
- Who can understand and work with artificial intelligence, machines and technology?
- Who works in their field?
Obviously, the best suitable for all of these three is to become an expert in their field.
and you will become an expert in your field. when you have the ability to do deep work with full concentration.
so let’s know ho to do deep work in actuality.
Cal Newport has told us techniques to do deep work. that you can choose according to your need.
1) Monastic Deep Work:-
In which, you get isolated to achieve your goal by leaving everything behind like a monk. Like in the 1970s, Bill Gates isolated himself from the world for 8 weeks and made the first version of basic.
that coding becomes a Microsoft base program later.
Obviously, letting everything be like a monk and going to work for a goal is possible for very few people.
But if you can do this, then you will get a big advantage.
2) Bimodal Deep Work:-
This means working by the Monastic Approach sometimes and living normal life the rest of the time.
This is approach is for those who can’t keep themselves away from the world. Like J.K. Rowling was facing so many distractions at home to finish the last book of Harry Potter. (Deep Work Book Summary)
Because she was troubled by the barking of dogs, the noise of children and many other distractions.
that’s why she followed this Bimodal approach. When she had to work on her book.
then she used to write in the hotel away from the internet and people and later come home and lived a normal life.
You can also do the same, to work on any project get out of contact for 2 hours, and when your work is completed then come and live an everyday life.
3) Rhythmic Deep Work:-
The basic idea of this approach is to build a habit of deep work on the Rhythmic base in your life.
So in this, you have to fix a time, that you will do deep work every day at this time.
and shallow work is fine for the others time and last is ” Journalistic Deep work ”
4) Journalistic Deep Work:-
If you are busy the whole day then you can follow this approach. In this, like a journalist when you get free time it may be half an hour then you do deep work.
Like when you know, today you will be free from 3 to 3:30.
Then close your phone at that time and go to some isolated place and your work. this technique is also used by the author when he gets time, then according to his schedule, he works in deep mode on that time or that day.
Means doing deep work with fully customisable and according to your situation.
An Extreme example of this is ” Peter Shankman’s”
When peter had to write a manuscript of a book, then he followed a different and powerful idea and booked a round trip business class flight from America to Tokyo.
Because no one, can disturb him there and after working 30 hours with full concentration he completed that script.
He had to pay the cost of doing deep work at a height of 30,000 feet.
But the quality of work he produces they’re the cost was nothing before that.
so these are the different types to do deep work. but the principle is the same, that work is distraction-free.
You can also start doing deep work, by using any technique out of these four according to your need.
and if I summarise all the things that I have learnt. (Deep Work Book Summary)
Work is mainly of two types
Deep work and shallow work. Deep work is valuable and rare deep work can be done by mainly four ways.
that is a monastic, bimodal, rhythmic and journalistic approach.
In this 21st century.
If you have the ability to do deep work without distraction.
Then you can also produce world-class work, like bill gates and j.k. rowling.
now these are all things I have leant from Cal Newport’s book ” Deep Work ”
that’s really awesome if you want to know more about deep work. then you must read this book
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