Get Supreme Clarity In Under An Hour With This Little Known Productivity Technique

Plus, 3 Reasons Why You Should Use It

Spenser Warren
5 min readJan 12, 2022


Image of to-do list. This list will be a lot clearer after implementing the 50-Minute Focus Finder.
Photo by Thomas Bormans on Unsplash

The other day, I felt like a failure yet again.

No, it wasn’t as dramatic as a year ago, when I finally saw a therapist to address my stress levels. But I felt like I was going nowhere. Nothing seemed like it was going my way.

A recent date that I thought had the potential for a meaningful long-term relationship fizzled out into “just friends” territory for unfortunate reasons.

I’ve had no luck with the handful of pitches I’ve sent on Upwork for freelance writing work (which admittedly is far too few to consider myself a failure at).

Yes, I’ve been seeing upward trends in my stats on Medium. More followers, more income, more comments from readers about how my content resonated with them. I even started my UX Writing program this week that will launch me into a new career I’m passionate about.

But I still felt lost.

Until I tried this old school productivity tool that one of my Ship 30 for 30 friends, Arnold Flores, told me about.

It’s a tool I’d been meaning to try for a few months, but I haven’t gotten around to it. With so many ideas for things I needed to do and yet not feeling like I was moving in a positive direction, I knew I couldn’t wait any longer. So the other night, I finally sat down and put this technique into action.

So what is this technique?

Well, friends, it’s simple yet so powerful that you’ll have much more clarity about what you need to focus on once you’re finished.

I’m talking about the 50-Minute Focus Finder.

My Journey With the 50-Minute Focus Finder

The 50-Minute Focus Finder is an old school productivity tool coined by the infamous real-estate marketing guru and host of the More Cheese, Less Whiskers podcast, Dean Jackson. While I recommend you listen to the podcast link above, I’ll explain the technique quickly here, plus add 3 reasons you need to use it today. All you need is a few sheets of foolscap paper (or any lined paper will do), a timer, and the ability to…



Spenser Warren

Writing about attachment, self-acceptance, and compassion from my experience as a gay man. Read my newsletter: