Three weeks ago I quit social media.

That left me with some newfound time and attention that I didn’t want to squander. So I pulled the book Deep Work by Cal Newport, which I’d read years earlier, off the shelf.

I have no doubt that my first reading of that book planted the seed that eventually grew into the action of deleting my Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts, but I’d forgotten many of the details about how to do deep work well.

As I revisited the book, I used my underlines and margin notes to create one-page sketchnote summaries for…

Doug Neill

A sketchnoter who writes. www.verbaltovisual.com

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