May 20, 2018 • 23M

TDL143 The Power of Deliberate Practice

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Larry G. Maguire
The Sunday Letters Podcast is the weekly audio newsletter from organisational psychologist Larry Maguire on the meaning & purpose of daily work and our paradoxical relationship with it. We explore how we may break free from tiresome means-to-an-end labour and take command of their own working lives. Topics include solo working, careers, entrepreneurship, small business economics, society and culture. Content follows the written newsletter, which goes out to subscribers every Sunday.
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Read more or subscribe to Larry's work here: Follow Larry @larrygmaguire on Twitter. If you enjoy this episode, please help spread the word and offer a review on iTunes. In today's episode, I'm discussing the power of deliberate practice and introduce you to the work of Anders Ericsson, psychologist at Florida State University, on the psychological nature of expertise and human performance. We creatives already know the benefits of the intense, deliberate practice of our work. However, there are many distractions vying for our attention with which you and I must contend. Without cultivating the ability to shut those distractions out, our work suffers. Distraction from the deliberate practice of our work ultimately comes from within. Often it is the result of the fragmented focus of attention. It can be either conscious distraction such as there’s something else I need to be doing, or subconscious, such as b --- Send in a voice message: