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Any tips to increase focus??

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by MarketerX, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. MarketerX

    MarketerX Regular Member

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    Hey all...

    I haven't been making much $ lately because of things going on in life. Also I find myself distracted / losing focus on the task at hand...

    Any tips?? Caffeine helps. I smoke pot by the way but it makes me think more "Out of the Box" haha.

    I need to get my focus back :(

    Trying to learn PHP/JS and then VB.NET, plus actually making money by marketing (learned alot here atleast), and not being distracted is pretty hard...
     
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    charlie3 Senior Member

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    If you really want to get focused.. then adderall or ritalin. That's focus without much work (if you consider swallowing or railing the pill work). It's ridiculous the amount of work you can get done. I learned an entire semester's worth of math overnight and got an A on my final exam :D

    Other than that it's more mental stuff that actually requires a lot of time and work. Check out Steve Pavlina's stuff. He's pretty good at just making you like him and his info lol

    P.S. I'm not condoning doing drugs or anything. They're dangerous for you so if you do plan to do them just know what you're doing.
     
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    cyberzilla Elite Member Premium Member

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    All my projects folders are stored under a parent folder called "Don't give up" :)
     
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    2live4tv Junior Member

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    15min Power-naps.
     
  5. lobozebra

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    Adderall is the way to go. You will be awake and focused for a good long time. I have found myself getting a lot done on an adderrall night.
     
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    Yep, just don't overdo it, it can get addictive.
     
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    MojoSoDope Regular Member

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    How do you get a hold of adderall?
     
  8. charlie3

    charlie3 Senior Member

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    Legally, a prescription from your doctor.

    Illegally, a 'prescription' from your friend.
     
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    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    "Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you'll regret
    the things you didn't do more than the ones you did." - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

    Now get out there and make your fortune! :)

    Cheers! - "Wiz"
     
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    adious Registered Member

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    How about an online pharmacy that ships internationally? We are black hatters, afterall. Man, I just wish I could get my hand on some of some...
     
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    RuiGomes BANNED BANNED

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    But tested and approved online pharmacies. We don't want to buy crazy stuff :D
     
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    Ritalin (methylphenidate) works. It's actually a brain-enhancer drug, as stated by some scientists.

    In my case I have a prescription (ADHD predominantly inattentive). Some side effects I don't like include: appetite supression (ok, not so bad :p) and it makes me damn serious (kinda bad, since coworkers think I look down on them or something).
     
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    RuiGomes BANNED BANNED

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    My strategy atm is having a well organized todo list, working at night (no noise, no people bothering) and having a cold can of Red Bull to be drinking throughout the night.

    But I found out that sometimes I can really focus and sometimes I just can't. I'd say it depends on your mood for the day.
     
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  14. MarketerX

    MarketerX Regular Member

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    Thanks for the responses everyone!

    My sister became addicted to Adderrall and would not sleep or eat for 3 days at a time. Eventually she would became pretty psychotic because of the lack of sleep + caffeine + adderral so I saw the worst case scenarios concerning it and will pass on the ADHD meds.

    It seems quite a few of you swear by them though...I am just looking for other ways, even though I am sure I could easily get it prescribed to me pretty easily...

    Keep this thread going!! I really like some of the posts :D
     
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    MarketerX Regular Member

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    Yes, a To Do list can work pretty well if you can stay focused :D...thanks for the response!!

    Does this really work for you?? I might read up on it...
     
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    Don't Think - Drink - this helps me -get wasted - do something stupid clear your conscience and then get back to wrk. :)
     
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    BENNY8877 Supreme Member

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    I focus on time rather than tasks. So I will have a count down timer and work away until the alarm goes off. It helps me to focus and increases productivity.
     
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    MarketerX Regular Member

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    Haha...you gotta have a better tip than DRINK...but it still made me laugh :D
     
  19. Rumborak

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    Had the same problem. For me helped a lot:
    -Cleaning desktop & sorting icons
    -Sorting project folders
    -No Skype, Yahoo,... while working
    -No Email check while working
    -Listening with headphones to Hemisync =>Concentration and similar sounds/music
     
  20. MarketerX

    MarketerX Regular Member

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    Hemisync is pretty interesting...it works for you?? I listened to a few MP3's they we're interesting...