Focus 2 Achieve

Innovate Create Educate

I blog on Brain-Based Learning, Metacognition, EdTech, and Social-Emotional Learning. I am the author of the Crush School Series of Books, which help students understand how their brains process information and learn. I also wrote The Power of Three: How to Simplify Your Life to Amplify Your Personal and Professional Success, but be warned that it's meant for adults who want to thrive and are comfortable with four letter words.

My second book, The Power Of Three: Simplify to Amplify is now available on Amazon. It is not an educational book. Well... it is. And... it isn't.

It's also a Self Help book.

Why write a Self Help book in a market saturated with them?

I started reflecting on all the different things I learned from all the leadership and self help gurus I respect, and I realized something. Tim Ferris has a Tim Ferris plan. Tony Robbins has a Tony Robbins plan. James Altucher has a James Altucher plan. And guess what? John Maxwell and Brian Tracy have their own success plans they follow and pass on to their readers too.

They all have their own plans. They are great plans. They work for them.

But... No one can follow another person's plan, because everyone's life is different.

We learn a lot from books, podcasts, and videos. We try to do it the way the gurus tell us. We get going. We do it for a while. Then, we fail...

We fail, because we're trying to make somebody else's blueprint fit our life. It doesn't work.

Our brain is our own. It sees the world it's own way. It needs its own plan.

Now I had it! I needed my own plan. So I took everything I learned from other people and created a system that works for me. Because I'm not Tony Robbins and I can't do life his way.

Brute force approach to self improvement just does not work, so I came up with ideas and a way for anyone to improve their life on their own terms.

Leonardo claimed Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. He was right.

I wrote The Power of Three: Simplify to Amplify. It might be right for you.

In the book, I show you how to simplify life, become more creative, and get started on projects and goals you might have been putting off. I also write about how to live a more fulfilled life and how to become more successful in your personal and professional life by simplifying it.

And just like life, I don't pull any punches.

Call it my profane take on productivity, but it really isn't. Success is more about focusing on constant improvement, not productivity nor efficiency. In her recent review of the book, Kelly, a CEO wrote:

... It's hard to create a plan for one's own achievements and still harder to write about it. The author's style reminds me of Malcolm Gladwell in that he combines a little science, a little wit and lot of his own brilliant mind to create a book that turns the seemingly obvious, but surprisingly difficult into the totally understandable.

The book's premise is simple: if you can break things down into something your brain can wrap itself around, you're more likely to accomplish things and you'll be happier for it. As a CEO it has immense value for setting goals for myself as well as helping to communicate these goals to others. Cymerman breaks things down in a way that is actionable and engaging for the readers...

I used profanity in the book. I know it's risky being a teacher, but I wanted to be real about what we all struggle with in life. In the end, I am proud of The Power of Three. I believe it has the power to help change people's lives. And, this is why I write. So if you can't buy it, I'll give it to you for free. All you have to do is ask.