Frozen by your infinite
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How many times have you heard:
“You're so creative. You're so bright.
Why can't you get your act together?”

A Potential You Can't Quite Reach

If you could only get to that deep-focused state—where you’re sailing strong, where you seem to get more work done in an hour than most do in ten.

It’s that powerful, creative place that only seems to mysteriously happen when the right conditions line up.

Believe it or not, you *can* get there reliably. It’s only a matter of practice, starting small. Eventually, you can see how it all flows together and start getting to places you didn’t think were possible.

You may even know you have potential, but somewhere you trip and fall and don’t quite know why. You pick yourself up only to start the painful cycle again.

Overwhelmed

Maybe it appears that you have things together, but you feel like you're bursting at the seams. Lists, scheduling, and sticky notes can help for short sprints, but eventually they fail. Reminders jumping out of the phone every 5 minutes hardly works either.

Maybe you try forcing yourself to stay with something, but you easily wander off on rabbit trails.

Depending on Deadlines

How about depending on deadlines? You may even delay on purpose to get there.

But deadlines can be harsh! While they can put you on high alert, bringing your sharpest mind to focus, the stress they carry can be exhausting. Meanwhile, due dates rarely line up nicely with each other and can quickly swamp you with far too much to do.

Exhausted

Still, sometimes you make it through! Even so, the work to get there can leave you feeling wiped out, dependent on the next deadline to kick you into gear again.

Depending on Others to Keep You in Check

Maybe you have someone in your life—a spouse, parent, friend, or co-worker—to tell you what to do and when. But that can cause a strain, sometimes enough to break a relationship.

After all, they don’t know where your mind is, and it’s frustrating whenever they interrupt you. As a kid, the demand to "Clean your room!" never came at the right time either, whether a parent said it or when you even said it to yourself. Now, that back and forth continues in some form to this day.

It can be tough to get yourself to do something let alone when someone else tells you what to do

Trying One Productivity System After the Next

Maybe you’ve tried several productivity systems without a staying success. Somewhere you stumble. Too many systems give you a list of tips that you just can’t hold on to. Or you have to force yourself to make it work, which itself is a method destined to fall apart.

Not to mention, what is this "productivity" thing anyway? Why should you have to constantly do more for the sake of doing more?

Whatever works, it's going to have work for you and support what you find meaningful.

A wandering mind can be a powerful mind
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You don't have to fight yourself.

Wouldn't it be nice to start and complete things on your own?

Wouldn't it be great to do that without fighting yourself?

Procrastinating less, getting more done on your own, means that you'll be able to set your own goals.

By being more on top of things, you can even get to the things you want to with less guilt.

By knowing that what's important will get done, you can better get to where you want to be.

By engaging things with a more relaxed mindset, you can bring out a powerful, creative, curious, and intuitive mind.

Wandering mind

Could you have a "wandering mind"?

Everyone's mind wanders, but some wander more than others. Some are creative, some have ADHD, some have anxiety, some are super bright and get bored easily, and others just go where their interests take them.

Every mind has its own natural rhythms. The waves of thought and feeling are powerful.

What if your wandering mind wasn't a weakness? What if you could guide its strength?

Whatever system you build, you need to feel like you. After all, you can't go about suppressing yourself, especially when you know that you can do very well under the right circumstances.

Hyperfocus

Do you have a "hyperfocus" superpower?

Everyone's mind wanders, but some wander more than others. Some are creative, some have ADHD, some have anxiety, some are super bright and get bored easily, and others just go where their interests take them.

Every mind has its own natural rhythms. The waves of thought and feeling are powerful.

What if your wandering mind wasn't a weakness? What if you could guide its strength?

Whatever system you build, you need to feel like you. After all, you can't go about suppressing yourself, especially when you know that you can do very well under the right circumstances.

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Force and Visit-Based Systems

What's the problem

Force-and-Anxiety Based Systems

Wandering minds often find themselves in Force-and-Fear Based Systems of work.

Needing a deadline to kick them into gear, forcing themselves to get something done, creating false deadlines, creating multiple screaming reminders, trying to find ways of “tricking” yourself, and even shaming yourself into getting work done are all detrimental to your health and your sense of self.

Still, if they are the only methods that work, of course that’s what you might keep turning to.

The hope for more willpower, discipline, or dopamine goes unresolved. The constant pressures of the world to make things happen seem to leave you with no other choice.

Maybe you’ll relax later…

Still, it’s hard to take a break when you can’t tell if you’re avoiding things or genuinely finding healthy rest.

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What’s the Answer?

Visit-Based Systems

To find a way that is more in tune with your natural rhythms, we can begin with a Visit-based system.

A visit is simply about showing up, engaging something for as little or as long as makes sense to you in the moment, and then stepping away at your pace.

That’s it.

But how can something so simple be the answer?

A visit starts to bring out the inherent sense of the powerful playful self that is so often hidden beneath the surface of those with wandering minds.

It’s in those moments where what you connect w ith what feels real, where they make sense. And when it doesn’t feel real, you have a sense of the questions and paths forward to find where they do.

It’s about finding a better connection with your natural rhythms of work, and tuning in with the waves of focus rather than having to force or fight them.

But, how can you possibly show up and step away when you want to when that thing is due on Friday? When the bills need to get paid?

Getting there is a matter of practice, building from smaller to larger efforts. You start tiny, gradually piecing together how one thing works with the next.

You can start with Waves of Focus, a course and community that gives you exercises to get out from under the overloaded lists, chaotic desktops, and the crushing sense of impossibility to start gently guiding your powerful and creative mind to where you want it to go.

This Course Is For You If...

You've been struggling with your attention, constantly fighting yourself rather than finding flow.

Your relationships are burdened by needing to keep you on track.

You find flow but don't know how you get there.

Your Inbox is constantly flooded.

You get into the flow of something and then lose track of other important commitments.

You fear taking on commitments because you can't keep promises to yourself.

You're open-minded about learning in an online community.

You're willing to put in some time and effort to watch the lessons, engage in the class, and practice the exercises.

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Meet Your Instructor

Everyone said I was a “bright kid”. I could dive deep into those things that I loved, playing for hours with Legos, games, and whatever. I even managed to do well in school.

But I always had a hard time with details. I'd forget to do homework and sometimes that it even existed. Losing track of things was more of a given.

I'd either quickly get what the teacher was saying and immediately become bored-or-I'd be completely lost, embarrassed to say anything, and so I'd just nod as if I understood.

In college, the absence of a familiar structure felt like a free-fall. Suddenly, I was responsible for my own time and decisions. I was able to push through but not without a few scars.

In medical school, things got harder. Once again, I managed to push through, this time with great difficulty. I am deeply indebted to my friends and family for helping me make it.

During residency, I got professional help with a psychoanalyst/psychiatrist.

Throughout, I didn't want to let go of my playful self. I couldn't. Play was my lifeblood. With only the boring dreck of “memorize this and then do that”, I couldn't function.

Meanwhile, I still wanted to be independent and responsible. I still wanted to be good at what I did.

Building from not only various productivity sources, but also from psychology, mindfulness, and mastery, I began creating systems that not only let me, but supported me, to find a deep connection to the things that I both wanted and needed to do.

I could keep playing the piano, games, be social, and still do the work of the day. I could use the knowledge studied to work with my clients and engage a deep sense of connection and empathy.

Quite importantly, I was able to engage my worlds with a natural rhythm of mind.

Since then, I've boiled down what works into their fundamentals and refined them into simple exercises.

As a clinical psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, I've now created an online community for other wandering minds, whether those dealing with ADHD, the anxious, the creative, the brilliant, and the like.

This course is for anyone who has fallen into the trap of Force-and-Fear based methods and is looking to get out.

Instructor Kurosh Dini
  • Credentials
  • Board Certified Psychiatrist in practice for over 20 years
  • Member of American Psychiatric Association
  • Member of American Psychoanalytic Association
  • Member of Illinois Council for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Education
  • Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute
  • University of Chicago - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • University of Illinois at Chicago - Adult Psychiatry Residency
  • University of Illinois at Chicago - College of Medicine
  • Northwestern University - Integrated Science Program
Cohort-based Courses
A New Type of Online Course & Community
In this course, you will have exercises to get out from under the overloaded lists, chaotic desktops, and a sea of sticky notes to start guiding your powerful and creative mind to where you want it to go.

Active Learning, not Passive Watching


We'll build each component, one at a time. In the community, you'll be able to engage, bring up what has and hasn't worked for you, and practice the skills.

Learn with a Cohort of Peers


You'll have an opportunity to engage in discussions with a group of like-minded individuals, all interested in guiding themselves. Any challenges you are facing are quite likely faced by others willing to find a path forward together. The community can provide a unique environment to begin and strengthen a path forward together.

Accountability and Feedback


Twice a month, you can directly engage in group discussions with your instructor, report back on your work, ask questions, and offer suggestions to peers. One useful lever for those with wandering minds is that of accountability. When you have somewhere to report to and a time to be there, you're that much more likely to engage and make things happen.

Additional Benefits


The building and exercising nature of the course means that, at any point, you can always pull back to rebuild more fundamental levels. In fact, it needs to happen for any real mastery to occur. Mastery, after all, does not simply go in a straight line. The course lays out building from the fundamentals to advanced tactics so you know exactly where to return and rebuild.

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Start Caring for Your Future Self

In learning how to align your Present and Future Selves, and do so with kindness, you find a better connection with your natural rhythms of work. You find a better way to ride those natural waves of focus rather than fight them. You might even feel grateful for your Past Self, and a cycle builds.

Getting there is a matter of practice, building from smaller to larger efforts. You start with something small, gradually piecing together how one thing works with the next.

You can start with Waves of Focus, a course and community that gives you exercises to get out from under the overloaded lists, chaotic desktops, and the crushing sense of impossibility to start guiding your powerful and creative mind to where you want it to go.

You can start with Waves of Focus, a course and community that gives you exercises to get out from under the overloaded lists, chaotic desktops, and the crushing sense of impossibility to start guiding your powerful and creative mind to where you want it to go.

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1. The Voyage, The Visit, and the Lean into Mastery

A wandering mind is a powerful and creative mind. We'll orient ourselves to these strengths and consider how we can begin building on them. We'll outline the ideas and exercises that you'll be learning and practicing along the way.

We will begin using the Visit method of engaging work in its simplistic form.

Force-and-Fear Based
  • Paralyzed by frustration
  • Challenges easily overwhelm
  • Dependent on Desire and Fear
Visit Based
  • Able to be with work
  • Able to engage frustration
  • More able to engage play
2. The Anchor & Wind Technique

A wandering mind hardly likes being told what to do, whether that's from someone else or even yourself.

Writing lists means we have to do them, update them, or *aghh!!* just get rid of them because “I just know what I gotta do next!” and then forgetting one more thing…

By using the Anchor & Wind Technique, you'll be able to make clearer decisions as to where you want your mind to be and redirect yourself when heading off track.

Force-and-Fear Based
  • Attempts to trick self into working
  • Scatter
  • Can only follow whim
Visit Based
  • Do what makes sense to you
  • Reduced scatter
  • Decide small vs large, relax vs work
3. The Organizing Compass

Motivation, energy, whatever we want to call it, can be lacking. We might want to do something, but making it happen can be a struggle. The approach to organize is no exception.

We can use the strength of a rhythmic visits to begin engaging the frustrations of our environments.

We'll look at how we can guide natural forces to start deliberately impacting the world around ourselves.

Force-and-Fear Based
  • Forced by others
  • Search for prescribed systems
  • No guiding rhythm
Visit Based
  • Guided by what works for you
  • Meaningful organization
  • Developing regular rhythm
4. Winding Down – Maps, Lighthouses, & Distant Voyages

Reminders can be a great way to create a mess. The number of badges, the sounds they make, and more all create a sea of things, each trying to shout louder than the next one to get your attention. It can be quite easy to brush them off without even realizing you're doing so.

By applying the principles of the mind's momentum, you can start creating meaningful guides so that when they appear, you'll not only see them, but you might even welcome them.

Further, we'll begin creating Project Maps, effective save points that let us carry our work forward over longer courses.

Force-and-Fear Based
  • Work only by what's due next
  • Long term projects out of reach
  • Wake of unfinished projects
  • No plan to break from flow
Visit Based
  • Begin organizing by project
  • Longer term projects more in reach
  • Surroundings gradually clear
  • Transition more smoothly between sessions
5. Getting Started - Raising Sails & Making Visits

You don't have to wait for a deadline to do something. Getting into something is not about forcing yourself. Faking deadlines never seems to work anyway.

There are ways to bring yourself to work or play in a way that is genuine. By learning the natural waves of your mind's ability to engage, you'll be able to be honest with yourself and still make things that need to happen, happen.

Force-and-Fear Based
  • Attempts to trick yourself to start
  • Forcing self to stay with something for long periods
  • Lost in rabbit trails of “making things better”
Visit Based
  • Honesty with self in approach
  • Eased approach to a visit
  • Have a way to both engage and improve settings for yourself
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6. Getting Started - Raising Sails & Making Visits

Hard work doesn't have to be a misery. In fact, by knowing how to pay attention to your reactions, you might even find that moment where the work changes from “hard” to “appealing puzzle”. When something falls into the right Window of Challenge, the sails align and you're often off and flying with the wind.

Force-and-Fear Based
  • Work is based on “what do they need”
  • Easy to get derailed
Visit Based
  • Work is more intuitive and internally connected
  • Able to daydream and even use the ideas from daydreams
7. Navigation - The Honor Guide & Your Waves of Focus

*Module Under Construction (see FAQ)

Too often, a trail of unfinished projects and ideas can follow in your wake. It can be a struggle to keep track of what you have been doing and what you'd like to get to. Learn to create a structure that lets you keep an honest conversation going between Past, Present, and Future You. Doing so will help you to choose and guide your day and even start traveling further distances, taking on larger and larger projects.

With an Honor Guide, we can more purposefully orchestrate the visits of our days.

Force-and-Fear Based
  • Prioritize by Deadlines
  • Difficult to measure workload
  • Scattered notes/lists/reminders
Visit Based
  • Prioritize by Meaning
  • Ready measure of workload (to say “no” when needed)
  • Decision aids consolidated to one place
Organizing compass 8. Crafting Messages – Tasks & Lists

*Module Under Construction (see FAQ)

Overflowing lists, unread emails, and more are regular sights for the Wandering Mind. With the skills learned throughout the course, we can now apply methods to begin clearing them and getting powerful tools like an Inbox back into the fold.

Force-and-Fear Based
  • Work dictates your actions
  • Forcing habits into exhaustion
  • Peaks and crashes of development
Visit Based
  • You decide on work or play
  • Guiding rhythms of the day
  • Steady development
9. Clearing Decks – Buckets & Overflow

*Module Under Construction (see FAQ)

Overflowing lists, unread emails, and more are regular sights for the Wandering Mind.  With the skills learned throughout the course, we can now apply methods to begin clearing them and getting powerful tools like an Inbox back into the fold.

Force-and-Fear Based
  • Overflowing lists, Inboxes, piles
  • Lists are dreaded and accusatory
Visit Based
  • Gently clearing stations
  • Lists because supportive and trusted
10. Settle & Restore

*Module Under Construction (see FAQ)

Bringing it all together, we'll review all we've learned. We'll also attempt a settling exercise that integrates the course's lessons.

Force-and-Fear Based
  • Fear, shame, anger, overwhelm predominate work
  • Unable to connect with the Not Now
Visit Based
  • Read to engage with intuition, play, curiosity
  • Able to guide Now and Not Now
Boat on waves

Enroll in this course, and you'll receive:

  • The existing 10 modules, plus additional upcoming content.
  • Exclusive space to interact in the forum.
  • Bi-monthly problem-solving and progress sessions featuring live discussions with the instructor.
  • Up to four weekly work sessions to boost your learning.
  • And an extra bonus! Being Productive
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What students are saying about this course

“I wake up happy…”

The course has not only given me a few tools, but has actually given me the means to leverage those tools into a system that will allow me to process what really is almost 50 years worth of accumulated desires that are represented by reams of post-its, papers, notebooks, etc. which I've been carrying around in what I've just learned that people with ADHD refer to as a “doom box”.

You might think of it as the bag under your bed. My doom box is, in fact, all the undone things that, for what I think of as psychological reasons, I've not been able to attend to. And the course has given me, the mechanism, the muscles to develop a system to attend to them, a way to guide myself to attend to them, and then second a system for actually attending to them.

And that's been, as I say to everyone who asks, a life changer. I wake up happy, and I have not done that for most of my life.

-Kirby

“This course does not tell one how to live their life but gives one the tools to figure out how to live with dignity.”

Kourosh, I think you are on to something wonderful. This course does not tell one how to live their life but gives one the tools to figure out how to live with dignity. I needed to figure out how to get myself out of my chaotic existence. You presented the materials with respect to all, no judgements . The class participants were a highly educated group. Which I think indicates how universal this problem of scattered mindlessness is in our modern world. Some of the material was a ah ha moment…I remember that, which reinforced the reasoning behind the course modules. Universal knowledge that just gets lost in the information flow we are overwhelmed with as individuals.

The premise of the class is grounded on presence. How simple but difficult for one to maintain. The course gives one a method on how to get back sane living after losing their way. Having an exact technique to gather up ones ideas, goals and actions is invaluable. The emphasis on being honest with ones self is a important part of this method. After all we all play those mental games with ourselves.

-Anonymous Student

“…concrete techniques…”

Waves of Focus met several needs for which I had long struggled to find resources. It helped me recognize the subtle emotional dynamics that not infrequently thwarted even my best-laid productivity plans. It helped me approach these challenges from a place of gentle awareness and accountability rather than paralysis, panic, or shame. It taught me concrete techniques to prevent certain familiar problems, and also to respond in the moment when I get stuck despite my best efforts. And it gave me a great sense of encouragement by doing all these things in the company of others with similar strengths and struggles, under the expert guidance of Kourosh.

-D

“After years of trying… I have finally started to improve”

I had never understood why other people could do everything on time in an orderly way, while I was a victim of deadlines and overflowing inbox lists.

Definitely, I have a wandering mind. After years of trying multiple time management methods and applications, I have finally started to improve my productivity thanks to this course. It teaches the basic concepts that can be applied to several systems (from pen and paper to fancy apps). You learn how to decide what to do in the present moment (the anchor technique), principles of organizing, ways to engage in a task and make transitions to other tasks, an easy way to manage daily lists, and how to control your inbox overflow.

Once you understand the concepts, rather than following fixed rules, you start applying your own time management method.

-Juan, from Madrid, Spain

“a wonderful coach.”

I'm grateful for being aided by an incredible-or shall I say very credible-set of skills brought to bear upon a seemingly interminable problem. The skills of a neuroscientist, the skills of a psychoanalyst with the direct insights of a ‘wounded healer' who knows well the “myopic” condition he speaks of, the skills of a writer who deploys metaphor with precision, and as importantly for me, the practiced skills of a musician … Such mastery is rare to come by. Such combined mastery is what enables..

I have received numerous practical benefits from this engaging and intriguing course in this short span of time.It's now up to me to ensure that the lessons of the course are practiced -that it becomes a gift that keeps on giving. And now that I understand how to, I know that I shall keep unfurling those sails as and when I choose to. You're a wonderful coach. The next cohort, should you have one, is already lucky.

-Gurleen

“I loved the course!”

As with most of your work you leave the student to make their own path. My guess is that your background as a psychiatrist leads you to provide information for people to be help themselves rather than you just giveing them the answer you think is the answer.

-Scott
Pricing

The skills to get out from under the pressure of work, to tap into your creative self, and to engage the world at your pace rather than be dictated by deadlines are all learnable skills.

There are two price points offered. If you just want to get through the material quickly, you can likely do so in a 3-month frame.

However, learning these skills are often not a quick path. They might take some time and benefit from the support of an instructor and like-minded peers. A yearly membership might be a better fit.

Quarterly Access $347

Full access to lesson form modules

Full access to community

Forum Exercises

Twice monthly meetings with instructor

Weekly group work sessions

Downloadable video versions of modules

BONUS: access to Being Productive: Simple Steps to Calm Focus

Yearly Access $997

Full access to lesson form modules

Full access to community

Forum Exercises

Twice monthly meetings with instructor

Weekly group work sessions

Downloadable video versions of modules

BONUS: access to Being Productive: Simple Steps to Calm Focus

Frequently Asked Questions

• How do I know if this course is for me?

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You may have been through several books and courses and felt that you haven't gotten far.

Waves of Focus is not about turning you into someone who looks like they are organized to others. For example, you could do very well with sticky notes. Some may even have a very solid system of creativity and work that involves them. Maybe you find piles of books and papers inspirational. That's fine, too.

This is more about building the mental muscles to guide and re-guide your focus in a way that is about caring for your natural rhythms of mind. The hope is to reach a sense that you can rely on having what you want in front of you when it is useful and ready to be acted on with only the friction that could be inspirational.

Consider the following to help you decide if this course is for you:

  • You've been struggling with your attention, constantly fighting yourself rather than finding flow
  • Your relationships are burdened by needing to keep you on track
  • You find flow but don't know how you get there
  • Your Inbox is constantly flooded
  • You get into the flow of something and then lose track of other important commitments
  • You fear taking on commitments because you can't keep promises to yourself
  • You're open-minded about learning in an online class setting
  • You're willing to put in some time and effort to watch the lessons, engage in the class, and practice the exercises

• How do I know if this course is not for me?

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Of course, this course is not for everyone. Consider not taking this course if:
  • You are looking to do more than is actually possible
  • You don't have time to make an effort to improve your attention
  • You already have a solid system of work
  • You are looking for a replacement for therapy or medication
  • You are looking for shortcuts and quick fixes
  • You are being forced by someone else to take the class

• Will this help me if I have ADHD?

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ADHD is many things. In my 20+ years of psychiatric work, I have never seen two people with the same set of symptoms. Having said that, these principles were very much developed with clients and readers who have struggled with ADHD, anxiety, and more that contribute to what I've termed a “wandering mind”.

More accurately, have you ever found yourself doing something you didn't mean to be doing? Have you ever caught yourself doom scrolling for longer than you intended?

Whatever that distinction is—that part of you that says “do this thing!”, and that part of you that says “nope!” and vice versa, that's the relationship I'm trying to help you with.

Please do note that I will not be functioning as a psychiatrist, physician, or therapist in this course

• Can't I learn this on my own?

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Quite likely, you can find these principles on your own. But doing so, piecing together different systems, and designing something that works for you, can take a tremendous amount of time and effort.

I've put these pieces together over decades from multiple sources, including psychology, psychoanalysis, mindful/meditation, productivity, and mastery.

After hours, days, week, and years of putting together various systems, I've been able to distill the essence to better work with wandering minds.

• Is there a guarantee?

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You get a 30-day guarantee

The one condition I ask is that you at least give it a solid try.

Cancel at any time.

• Why not use another system?

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Several powerful systems like Getting Things Done, the Pomodoro Technique, Zen to Done, Don't Break the Chain, Deep Focus, and more, all promise a depth of focus. And they often deliver. But they often depend on an approach that doesn't take the wandering mind or Fear-and-Force methods of work into account.

All of them require several important mental muscles to build. Once you have those muscles, those systems and more can blossom.

Further, quite often those with wandering minds have unique systems already in place. Some parts work, while others regularly collapse, held together with duct tape and paperclips, often needing restoration at the worst possible moments.

Waves of Focus can help you take what already works for you and shape it to support you even more and be more robust and sturdy.

• What's with modules under construction? Is it incomplete?

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The course is currently a bit over half complete by my plans. Even so, the fundamentals and more are well in place, and students are already benefiting greatly.

Current pricing reflects this incomplete state. The price may increase as modules are added.

I've put these pieces together over decades from multiple sources, including psychology, psychoanalysis, mindful/meditation, productivity, and mastery.

After hours, days, week, and years of putting together various systems, I've been able to distill the essence to better work with wandering minds.

• How long will the course take?

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Your life has its own ups and downs. You have your own sense of the time you can devote. 

I encourage a daily visit, whether for a few moments or however long you’d like to devote that day.  At that daily clip, I think you can get through the first modules in a few weeks. I encourage taking your time - maybe 2-3 months to move through in a way that would let you implement the ideas and start seeing changes unfold.

• Will I keep the course if I drop the community?

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Downloadable versions of the lessons will be available for you to download and keep. New materials will only be available to existing members.

• How quickly will the remaining modules come out?

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I'm continuously working on refining and improving the course based on feedback and new insights, so I cannot guarantee an exact timeline for the release of future modules.

The pricing reflects this uncertainty. I plan to increase the cost as future modules become available.

While I am taking my time in building the remaining planned modules to ensure quality, I also have a clear interest in completing them at an efficient pace so you and the rest of the community can enjoy and benefit from them.

I've put these pieces together over decades from multiple sources, including psychology, psychoanalysis, mindful/meditation, productivity, and mastery.

After hours, days, week, and years of putting together various systems, I've been able to distill the essence to better work with wandering minds.

• What do I get as a member?

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Access to all course modules as they are built from scratch.

Access to forums and exercises to support one another

Twice monthly Problems and Progress meetings - (recorded)

Weekly work sessions - (not recorded)

• Can we discuss OmniFocus, DEVONthink, or otherwise in the community?

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Absolutely. Whatever the tools you are using, we can discuss the nuts and bolts of how to use them, and where they fit within or without the Waves of Focus course.

• How different is this from your other products?

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Waves of Focus is probably closest in nature to a blend of Being Productive - Simple Steps to Calm Focus and Workflow Mastery.

Being Productive is a self-paced course that takes the user through the individual, foundational steps and habits that shape a solid working system. It is adaptable to just about any other system out there. Many people wrote in to say that they found it transformational and that they refer back to it regularly.

Workflow Mastery is about building from the basics of a workflow up through the most advanced with a deep focus on the psychological aspects involved.

However, there is a subset of people for whom the principles don't quite take. Their Inbox still overflows, procrastination continues unabated, and it is difficult to even make it through the course itself. Whether creative, with ADHD, anxiety, or otherwise, there is a continued tendency to skip past whatever the intended focus is. Overwhelm and frustration pervade.

In working with clients, one on one, we would try to find where the tires just weren't connecting with the road. Waves of Focus is the result of those discussions. The years of frustration can build in such a way as to stand in one's own way and atrophy certain muscles.

While there are several tips and tricks to share, there is a process of exercise that seems to be helpful. More than just a change of perspective, a person needs to be able to practice a care for the Future Self. Waves of Focus is about doing just that in the context of meaningful work.

•Will you turn this into a book?

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I haven't decided yet.

Still, having written several books, I've grown quite fond of them. Many readers have been quite happy with them.

I expect changes and adjustments to Waves of Focus as I continue to develop the course and videos. As I bring them into a more solidified shape that lends itself well to a book, I'll certainly consider it.

• What if I'm too busy right now?

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There's a wonderful saying that you should meditate for twenty minutes per day unless you are busy, in which case you should meditate for an hour per day.

I recognize the snideness in the comment, too, but the sentiment is important.