Attention and Focus Skills


In this day and age of multiple distractions, the average person can have between 50,000 and 70,000 thoughts in a 24 hours day – whether awake or asleep. And in the age of multiple distractions and devices, it’s no wonder that attention and focus are at constant risk of depletion – it could be argued we are all facing some degree of ADHD. It can affect your work, your relationships and progress. Our course will give valuable insight, tools and strategies to help you be more attentive, vigiliant and focused in your daily life to achieve the goals you want.

In all our business courses, you get access to around six hours of e-learning that you can watch, listen and read. There are usually 100 questions and at the end of the course you will receive a certificate of completion that you can use against any personal or professional development requirements. As well as the course, you also receive a FREE e-book that you can read on your Kindle or other e-reader. You also get a FREE audiobook of the course so you can listen to the whole course uninterrupted on your device.

Your Course

Module One: Introduction

  • Welcome
  • What you’ll learn
  • How it works

Module Two: Attention Management 

  • What Is Attention Management?
  • Stop Thinking and Pay Attention!
  • What Is Mushin?
  • What is Xin Yi (Heart Minded)?
  • Case Study
  • Review Questions

Module Three: Types of Attention

  • Focused Attention
  • Sustained Attention
  • Selective Attention
  • Alternating Attention
  • Attention CEO
  • Attentional Blink
  • Case Study
  • Review Questions

Module Four: Strategies for Goal Setting

  • Listening to Your Emotions
  • Prioritizing
  • Re-Gating
  • Case Study
  • Review Questions

Module Five: Meditation

  • Beta
  • Alpha
  • Theta
  • Delta
  • Gamma
  • Case Study
  • Review Questions

Module Six: Training Your Attention

  • Mushin
  • Meditation
  • Focus Execute
  • Visualization
  • Case Study
  • Review Questions

Module Seven: Attention Zones Model

  • Reactive Zone
  • Proactive Zone
  • Distracted Zone
  • Wasteful Zone
  • Case Study
  • Review Questions

Module Eight: SMART Goals

  • The Three P”s
  • The SMART Way
  • Prioritizing
  • Evaluating and Adapting
  • Case Study
  • Review Questions

Module Nine: Keeping Yourself Focused

  • The One Minute Rule
  • The Five Minute Rule
  • What to Do When You Feel Overwhelmed
  • Case Study
  • Review Questions

Module Ten: Procrastination

  • Why We Procrastinate
  • Nine Ways to Overcome Procrastination
  • Eat That Frog
  • Case Study
  • Review Questions

Module Eleven: Prioritizing Your Time

  • The 80/20 Rule
  • The Urgent / Important Matrix
  • Being Assertive
  • Creating a Productivity Journal
  • The Glass Jar: Rocks, Pebbles, Sand and Water
  • Case Study
  • Review Questions

Module Twelve: Closing Thoughts

  • Words from the wise
  • Recap
  • Your results
  • Further reading

Throughout the course you will develop key skills as you cover the following topics

  • The six types of Attention
  • Five types of meditation
  • Training your attention
  • The model behind the four Attention Zones
  • What’s behind procrastination and nine ways to deal with it
  • Prioritising your time

By the end of this course on Developing Attention and Focus Skills, you will:

  • Identify where your attention weakness are
  • Train yourself to keep focused
  • Deal with procrastination
  • Set yourself goals and strategies for maximum efficiency

Prior knowledge

You need a relatively good level of English (B2) or more in order to understand the teaching and get the most from the course. It will not only help you with this course but all forms over future study and learning.

As you develop your career, there will be a constant requirement to not only refresh and update existing technical learning but also to develop new skills and ways of thinking and behaving.

Technical Skills

Whether you’re in production, distribution, sales, finance, human resources or management your technical skills will always need to keep up with the latest developments in technology and change. The learning for this will generally come from your peers, industry trends and specialised training.

New skills

However, as you move up in seniority through an organisation or become and entrepreneur, you will be faced with learning a much wider array of skills. You will need to learn how to be a generalist but with the ability to look at the whole of a business and how it all interlocks.

People Skills

Most importantly, you will need to master your own behaviours and character and emotional intelligence in order to influence, inspire and bring people along with your vision.

Your career, personal and professional development should never stop, whether you are learning because of a company or professional body requirement or whether you are just wanting to grow.


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