Hi there – my name is Mike Torres and I’m a father, husband, son, brother, blogger, author, martial artist, weight lifter, and a team lead at Microsoft among other things. Like you, I wear a bunch of hats and as a result, my focus shifts constantly from week-to-week, day-to-day, and even hour-to-hour on busy days.
About 15 years ago I become fascinated with the area of focus, specifically what I call self-directed focus or the ability to apply your focus at will to whatever requires your attention. I’ve been itching to start a blog on the topic for some time and just recently decided to just "go for it". This is that blog.
Refocuser is about focus. And about me at times.
This is not a pure productivity or "life hacks" blog. There are already enough Getting Things Done (GTD) blogs on the interwebs and many of them are fantastic and well-written. But just checking things off of a to-do list can feel meaningless without seeing the bigger picture. This blog is more about realizing your potential as a human being through self-directed focus; and you can never learn enough about that.