Why Your Ability To Pay Attention Affects Your Bank Account

Claudia Brose
6 min readMar 3, 2022

Your attention is an asset you don’t want to waste

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Attention is a sneaky, smiling carrion.

Who actually owns your attention? You or those who make a lot of money from your attention?

From morning till night attention is our companion and it can be our best friend or our worst enemy.

We can keep it for ourselves, harness it, or give it away to those whose job it is to constantly rob us of our attention.

Your Choice.

The valuable resource of attention is in your hand.

Attention is your personal resource. And it is limited. Like your health, it is a precious commodity. It’s up to you how you use it — your health and your attention.

You understood and got used to taking care of your body through exercise and nutrition.

What about your mind, your attention?

Attention is your friend when it helps you focus on your tasks, listen better to the other person, focus on a problem. If you let attention take over, at the end of the day you will look back with satisfaction on how you spent your time.

Attention Economy

You can let your attention slip and engage in the temptations of scrolling through social media and endlessly consuming news.

The naughty, sneaky carrion, also known as distraction, wins and robs you of your self-discipline, postponing rewards, and hard work.

It manipulates you, takes you for a ride, sucks money out of your pocket, and helps you see any excuse as valid and justified.

You didn’t really listen to your child? But you scrolled through your friends’ pictures on Facebook! You didn’t finish writing the report? But you read exciting reports online.

The sneaky, smiling carrion

When attention turns against you, it is cunning, mean, and vile. It wants to win you with all its power.

There’s a war out there for your attention. Digital technology companies, advertising, and news media are fighting for your limited attention resource.

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Claudia Brose

Writer, Event-Creator, Marketing Professional turned Rebel against a rushed world | Japan mad | Cyclist | Get my Newsletter Un-Rush claudiabrose.substack.com