“Deep Work” by Cal Newport | The Vanguard Book Club for Personal Development

Date 2023-09-20-2023-09-20
Location91 Commercial Rd. Teneriffe, QLD

Have you ever wondered what you could achieve in your professional/personal/creative life if you could just focus more? Let’s talk about it! Join us in September to discuss ‘Deep Work: Rules for Focused Sccess in a Distracted World’ by Cal Newport.

@calnewportmedia on Youtube

[Note: Message me to attend in person, as space is strictly limited! Otherwise, join us on Zoom 🙂]


This meeting will be facilitated by a full-time Life Coach (yours truly) and former university educator with over a decade of international experience in facilitating discussions across groups from various cultural backgrounds and beliefs. We value inclusivity 🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈🖤💛❤️ and insist on respectful discussion. Wanna suss me out ahead of time to see if we’ll ‘gel’? Then feel free to have a snoop here :

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From the book jacket:

One of the most valuable skills in our economy is becoming increasingly rare.

‘Deep work’ is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. Coined by the author on his popular blog Study Hacks, deep work will make you better at what you do, let you achieve more in less time and provide the sense of true fulfilment that comes from the mastery of a skill. In short, deep work is like a superpower in our increasingly competitive economy.

And yet most people, whether knowledge workers in noisy open-plan offices or creatives struggling to sharpen their vision, have lost the ability to go deep – spending their days instead in a frantic blur of email and social media, not even realising there’s a better way.

A mix of cultural criticism and actionable advice, Deep Work will point the way to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world.

‘Makes a compelling case for cultivating intense focus, and offers immediately actionable steps’ – Adam M. Grant, author of Originals

At this meetup, we will discuss the author’s insights relating to sorrow and longing and how they may relate to our own lives. As usual, if you don’t get a chance to read the book, you are still encouraged to attend! Message me if you’d like to attend in person, as space is limited. But you can always join us on Zoom as well 😊.

Check out Cal’s 2017 TEDx talk ‘Why you should quit social media’

…..and his reflection on the talk, 5 years later: Quit Social Media (Revisiting my Viral TED Talk, 8 Million Views Later) | Deep Questions Podcast

Looking forward to seeing everyone !

Time/Date: Wednesday, 20 September – 6-8pm (doors open from 5:30)
Location: 91 Commercial Rd. Teneriffe, QLD.
On-street parking*
Close to public transport
(5 min. walk from Teneriffe ferry; Closest buses – 393 & 470)
Tea/coffee facilities
Ground floor entrance
Automatic door not opening? Call me at 0491101424 🙂
Any questions? Please don’t hesitate to ask!
*On-site parking is reserved for other businesses in the building.

Visit leslievcoaching.com to book a free online or in-person life coaching consultation.
Learn more about our book club by watching the video at bit.ly/LeslieVBookClub