I’ve been reading this since last night based on the recommendations of Jason Tate and others. So far, I’m loving both the book and the blog that it grew out of (zenhabits.net) - highly recommend both. There’s a lot of excellent thinking in this book that I plan on trying to put into practice.
First step I made (without fully realizing it) was getting rid of my iPhone (I ported the number to Google Voice for those of you who had it and still want to get in touch with me - it still works :) By not having a device that can do everything, distractions are limited. When I want to listen to music, I have my iPod which only does that. When I want to read, I have actual printed books or my Kindle, which are only for reading. When I want to communicate, I still have my BlackBerry (which, granted, does other things, but it’s primarily centered around communication only - no games, fancy apps, etc.)
Small steps. One thing at a time. Focus leads to creativity. All things the book emphasizes.
It’s short - and it’s FREE in its basic form - so again, I highly recommend it.