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Lifescale : How to Live a More Creative, Productive, and Happy Life

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Somewhere along the way, we got distracted. As much as we multitask, love our devices and feel like we're in control, deep down we know that something is off. Shortened attention spans, declines in critical thinking, lack of sleep, self-doubt and decreased creativity are just some of the effects coming to light in an age of digital distraction.


It's time to reclaim our lives. It's time to take control.


Lifescale is a journey of self-discovery and growth. It's about getting back into balance and remastering our destinies. Author Brian Solis knows first-hand. He struggled with distraction and all of its ill-effects. To get his life back, he developed a set of techniques, exercises, and thought experiments designed to tame the chaos, and positively and productively navigate our day-to-day lives. Instead of falling victim to the never-ending cycle of newsfeeds, Likes, addictive apps, and boredom scrolling (aka the endless scroll), we can learn to manage our time and inspire our own lives in a way that will bring meaning back-without sacrificing the benefits that our devices bring us.


In Lifescale, Brian has done the legwork to pull together scientific findings and practical tools into one book. Readers-especially those who are distracted-will connect with the humor, pathos, and inspiration inside. Using this book's simple but powerful lessons, we can:





Identify sources of distraction and turn attention toward creativity and productivity

Understand and resist the manipulative techniques that turn us into digital addicts

Find meaning and purpose to guide our time in more meaningful ways

Visualize future success to successfully dive into deep work and stop procrastinating

Break bad habits, establish rituals, and establish routines that help you achieve goals

Nurture imagination and learn to express ourselves more artistically

Maximize productivity with simple but effective strategies

Focus for extended periods and make breaks more restorative

Foster a strong sense of purpose in life and identify the steps needed to bring it to life every day

Smile more and build self-esteem



With the renewed perspective Lifescale offers, we can finally learn to prioritize what matters, and live our digital and physical lives with intention and true happiness.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 145 x 224 x 20mm | 538g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 1119535867
  • 9781119535867
  • 307,384

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Escape from the dark side of distractions to live a better life

Are you struggling with any of the following? Focus Procrastination Anxiety Self-esteem Forgetfulness Creativity

Somewhere along the way, we have become distracted. Maybe we don't realize the extent to which our everyday rituals, favorite devices and apps, or where we focus our attention is affecting us. Reading Lifescale is like holding up a mirror, and revealing a new you, as your obsessive relationship with distractions melts away. From simple first steps to reclaiming your attention, to becoming more satisfied, inspired, and creative, this book will lead you through your own journey of lifescaling: redefining success on your own terms.

Who's in charge of your destiny? Is it you? If you find yourself unable to go longer than a few minutes without checking your phone, or falling victim to some other digital distraction, you aren't alone. As author Brian Solis documents, the corrosive effects of distractions and multitasking are of great importance--and you know you're capable of more. Read this book to learn (and unlearn) how you can master the gifts of focus and creativity, and stop letting distractions master you.

Lifescaling is about:

Being present and mindful in your physical life and your digital life Breaking the cycle of instant gratification to think critically and creatively Living and working in the now, without mentally wandering elsewhere, worrying about missing out, or waiting impatiently for the next thing Wasting less time on distractions, so you can spend more time doing what you love with whom you love Fostering creativity and imagination through powerful and life-changing daily rituals

Happiness and success are possible if you live consciously, with a strong sense of purpose, and make technology work for you (not the other way around). Doing that isn't as hard as it sounds--it's about doing little things every day that build good habits, greater productivity, and a more fulfilling life. Read Lifescale to unlock new levels of contentment, possibilities, and passion. Read Lifescale to be the ideal you.
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As much as we multitask, love our devices, and feel like we're in control, deep down we know that something is off. Shortened attention spans, declines in critical thinking, lack of sleep, self-doubt, and decreased creativity are just some of the effects coming to light in an age of digital distraction. However we might define success and happiness, our ability to make progress toward those goals has gone astray. It's time to reclaim our lives. It's time to take control.

Lifescale is a journey of self-discovery and growth. It's about getting back into balance, and mastering our destinies. Author Brian Solis knows first-hand. He struggled with distraction and all of its ill effects. To get his life back, he developed a set of techniques, exercises, and thought experiments to tame the chaos, and positively and productively navigate our day-to-day lives. Instead of falling victim to the never-ending cycle of newsfeeds, Likes, addictive apps, and boredom scrolling (aka the endless scroll), we can learn to manage our time, and inspire our own lives in a way that will bring meaning back without sacrificing the benefits our devices bring us.

In Lifescale, Brian has pulled together scientific findings and practical tools. Readers-especially those who are distracted-will connect with the humor, pathos, and inspiration inside. Lifescale provides readers with simple and powerful tools: Identify sources of distraction, and turn attention toward creativity and productivity Understand and resist the manipulative techniques that turn us into digital addicts Find meaning and purpose to guide our time in more meaningful ways Visualize future success to effectively dive into deep work and stop procrastinating Break bad habits, establish rituals, and implement routines that help you achieve goals Nurture imagination, and learn to express ourselves more artistically Maximize productivity with simple but effective strategies Focus for extended periods, and make breaks more restorative Foster a strong sense of purpose in life, and identify the steps needed to achieve it every day Smile more and build self-esteem

We're not living up to our own standards. We're accomplishing only a tiny fraction of what we're capable of, and living in the shadow of what's possible. We can feel it every time we give into distractions, but we often don't realize just how much the dark side of technology has us in its clutches. With the renewed perspective Lifescale offers, we can finally learn to prioritize what matters, and live our digital and physical lives with intention and true happiness.
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Table of contents

1 Realize 10


2 Awaken 20


3 Refocus 46


4 Believe 67


5 Rekindle 88


6 Reconsider 105


7 Value 113


8 Reorient 131


9 Silence 142


10 Liberate 165


11 Purpose 176


12 Energize 203


13 Visualize 230


14 Dive 256


Conclusion 287
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About Brian Solis

BRIAN SOLIS is one of the world's leading digital anthropologists and futurists who has been called "one of the greatest digital analysts of our time." Brian is also a world-renowned keynote speaker, and an award-winning author of seven bestselling books, including X: The Experience When Business Meets Design, What's the Future of Business and The End of Business as Usual.
Solis studies disruptive technology and its impact on business. He also explores how technology affects and shapes behaviors, norms, and society. Through his work, he humanizes disruptive trends to help leaders understand how technology, markets, and people are evolving, and how to thrive and drive change and growth.
With a loyal online audience of over 700,000 people, his work makes him a sought-after thought leader to leading brands, celebrities such as Oprah, Shaq, and Ashton Kutcher, and over 1,000 startups around the world.
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178 ratings
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4 37% (66)
3 21% (38)
2 10% (17)
1 2% (3)
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