Our original model for understanding work, focus, and flow was developed by Kevin Majeres, MD, a psychiatrist at Harvard Medical School.
OptimalWork extends Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) into a powerful model for growing in work.
Has helped millions of people grow
Is supported by thousands of research studies
Is a treatment of choice for almost all psychological conditions
I started OptimalWork because I was surrounded by guys who seemed to be getting a lot out of the program, and they were very enthusiastic about it. OW taught me to be excited about my work even if I don't find the content of what I'm doing intrinsically exciting. OW also reminds me that working well isn't about impressing people or making more money. It's about doing the best work you can so that you can be truly happy. And it's about helping people as much as you can with the gifts that you have, while always striving to grow and give more of yourself for others.
Juan Carlos Fernandez del Castillo
Harvard College '20
I started using OptimalWork because I wanted to be more productive at work and more effective at managing my time, both at work and outside of work. Before OW, I could spend my day getting distracted by small tasks, emails, meetings, and thus at the end of the day, I wasn't able to point to anything substantial that I accomplished for the day. With the Golden Hour framework, my work day is now structured in sprints with short breaks in between instead of long chunks, which prevents me from growing tired or giving into distractions. OptimalWork helps me to connect my specific tasks with the ideals I want to grow in.
Data Scientist, CarGurus Cornell College, 2015
When I was introduced to this great tool, I had trouble focusing on one task for more than 15 min. OptimalWork was a way of visualizing and monitoring where I wanted to go in my work. I have learned to apply the Golden Hour method to my relationships with others: grabbing a meal, having a conversation, during a meeting. This means the person I am with is receiving 100% of my love and attention. The ideals taught in OW help me grow not only as a professional but also as a person.
Pablo Ruiz Hernández
Engineer, Blendhub (Murcia, Spain) Wentworth Institute of Technology '17
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