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In addition to ending the stress and burnout epidemic in America’s corporate culture, one of Thrive Global’s missions is to create a healthier relationship with technology. To that end, Solis was interviewed about Lifescale for the platform by David Hoffmeister, a modern day mystic, teacher of “A Course in Miracles” and author of “This Moment is Your Miracle.”

In the piece, Solis shares the key message that we’re all susceptible to productivity-crushing digital distraction. He also offers three top lessons others can learn from the personal journey that led him to write Lifescale:

  1. Digital Distraction can happen to anyone, I’m proof.
  2. There are a number of great hacks for productivity, but there are no easy answers to fixing this problem. It’s a journey and its one I’m definitely still exploring.
  3. A digital or smartphone “cleanse” or “detox” is great, but it’s not a feasible long-term solution for most of us. We have to find balance.

Solis also shares his change in thinking about the importance of meditation, as well as two of his favorite quotes. The first is from 17th Century mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal: “All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.” The second is by Justin Rosenstein, the inventor of Facebook’s “like” button: “Distraction is where your attention and your intention are not the same thing.”

His own best advice? “Fight the urge to multi-task, do one thing at a time and take on the toughest jobs – mentally, at least – first.”

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