Why do we often have trouble staying on task?

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Josh Davis  (Author & Ph.D. Ivy League Professor)


Josh Davis explains that from a scientific point of view the human brain was not created to stay focused but instead to always be alert to new stimuli or things happening around us as a way of surviving. He talks about the concept of mind wandering which many people think of as a waste of time, but that research indicates is an important way to recharge the brain and think creatively. Davis discusses how taking a break to just stare out the window and unconsciously process new information can be an important way to be able to perform better when one returns to a critical task.

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Josh Davis

Author & Ph.D. Ivy League Professor

Josh Davis, Ph.D. is the author of the international bestseller, Two Awesome Hours: Science-Based Strategies to Harness Your Best Time and Get Your Most Important Work Done. He has been an Ivy League professor in psychology, worked in engineering and management consulting, and has published in numerous leading academic, business, and popular publications. He also coaches and trains individuals in NLP and in public speaking at the NLP Center of New York.

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