Apex Operating System

Because our brains are so susceptible to distraction—they are actually wired to be distracted, not to pay attention—the brain requires deliberate structures in order to make progress. Create within your prime time (see previous post) a dedicated, distraction-free zone for progress on your pivotal priorities. It should be at least 30 minutes long, and not […]

One place you might start designing your own apex operating system is with what we call your “prime time.” This is your naturally best time of time of day if you had no caffeine, rushing, anger, tension, or deadlines. Imagine that! What is your prime time? Early morning, middle of the day, late at night? […]

By hard-wired nature, the brain uses the hope method, just hoping for the best. . . and it’s rare for anyone’s focus, energy, and effectiveness to be anywhere near peak levels. Here’s a question to help you start working around that problem: If you had to design your own one-of-a-kind blueprint for being at your […]

Over the course of three decades of research, we have learned what practices will allow anyone to sustain peak energy and focus all day long. While anyone can do it, each person’s way of doing it will differ. There is no “one size fits all” method, but everyone can find the method that works for […]