Welcome to Bevan's Focal Point page! Hover over the icons for an explanation.
Hack your focus
Focus questions prime your mind to find solutions and keep your goal top-of-mind.
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Continually improve
Journaling made easy. Rate the day's progress from 0-10 and answer a couple of simple questions. See your progress graphically to inspire improvement.
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Cultivate excellence
Start new habits with the Habit Maker. Define your habits and check them off daily.
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Focus Timer
10x your productivity
The Focus Timer helps you do deep work towards your subgoals. (Pomodoro-style)
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get after it
Reminders keep you on track. You'll be reminded when you haven't registered activity towards your goal in awhile.
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Never Forget
Constant exposure
The recommended browser extension opens Focal Point in every new tab, so your goal stays top of mind.
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Welcome to Bevan's Focal Point page!

This is what your Focal Point page will look like (with your own goal of course!).

Bevan's goal for the year is to double his income as a blogger. He has installed the browser extension, so he sees this page whenever he opens a new tab in Chrome.

Have a look around! For more info, hover over the icons at the top of the page or click the icons.

Be sure to scroll down to see the Habit Maker and Progress graph.

Stay on track with Smart Reminders

We all need a reminder now and then.

Focal Point reminds you when you haven't checked in or used a feature in awhile. For example, if we haven't registered activity towards a subgoal or haven't journaled in a few days.

Stick with the program

What is the browser extension?

The browser extension makes Focal Point your new "home page". It simply opens Focal Point in every new browser window on Chrome. Constant, passive exposure to Focal Point increases your chances of staying on track.

Can I use Focal Point without the browser extension?

Yes, but installing the extension is highly recommended. Automating your focus is an important part of the Focal Point system.

Will the browser extension read my browsing history?

No. When you install the extension, Chrome will alert you that the extension will be able to "Read your browsing history." Rest assured that your browsing history is never recorded or read. That permission is required because the URL of the current tab must be overwritten. The extension only redirects new tabs to Focal Point. To see the full code of the browser extension, click here.

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Your Focal Point

Double my income

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Focus question: Why do you want to achieve your goal?
Why do you want to achieve your goal?

Bolster your motivation and stay focused by considering your reasons for achieving your goal. List at least 20 answers; it's tough, but doing so will keep your goal top-of-mind. We'll be doing this exercise throughout the year.

Stay on track with subgoals

Planning is critical to success. Create intermediate goals throughout the year. This will help you measure your progress and stay on track.

  • Grow my email list to 5k subscribers
    Aug 18, 2017
  • 5x my website traffic
    Jul 18, 2017
  • Publish my e-book
    May 18, 2017
  • Get ebook manuscript professionally edited
    Apr 18, 2017
  • Write a guest post for ZenTree
    Mar 1, 2017
  • Integrate A/B testing into website
    Mar 8, 2017
  • Write a guest post for Art of Living
    Feb 8, 2017
  • Design FB ads campaign
    Feb 15, 2017
  • Launch a design contest for the cover
    Feb 7, 2017
  • Read the 3 best books on direct response marketing
    Jan 25, 2017
Progress Journal
Your self-assessed progress ratings (last 14 days)
Average daily progress rating:

Daily journaling = continual improvement

The Progress Journal makes journaling easy. Rate the day's progress from 0-10 and answer a couple of simple questions.

The graph shows your self-reported Progress scores for the last 14 days. The line shows your trajectory (if the line is upward sloping, your progress is accelerating).

Journaling is more than just one number, though. The journal tool also asks you to reflect on your progress and brainstorm ways to improve. This fosters a resourceful mindset.

How was your day?

Daily habits

Excellence is not an act, but a habit. -Aristotle

Want to start a new habit, or break an old one? This time-tested method makes it easier.

Simply define your daily habit ("Meditate for 15 minutes"), and click "Done" after completing it each day. You'll develop a chain of success that becomes hard to break.

To the right of each habit is your success rate over the last two weeks. Keep your streak going!

To add or manage your habits, click "Habits" from the main menu.

Focus Sessions
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10x your productivity

The Focus Timer helps you do deep, uninterrupted work sessions towards your subgoals.

  1. Choose a subgoal to work towards
  2. Set a goal for your session
  3. Start your 25-min (by default) session.
  4. Rate your session after it ends.
  5. See your stats.

For each habit, see your success rate over the last two weeks. Keep your streak going!

Why does the Brainstorm game ask for 20 questions?

The Brainstorm game, one of the main tools on this site, asks you questions designed to get your subconscious mind focused on achieving your goal. It asks you to answer a question 20 times in order to push you to think deeply about your goal. This primes your mind to find solutions to goal-related obstacles throughout the day.

It's hard to come up with 20 answers, but the benefit lies in that effort. Playing this game regularly will greatly increase how much you think about a goal, and therefore your likelihood of achieving it.

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