Today is all about the Focus Factor!
Hocus Pocus! The Magic is in the Focus!
I do not have the Midas Touch. I do not live on Easy Street. I am not just gifted with secret gifts that make my business grow.
I have harnessed the power of FOCUS.
Watch this brief video on the ‘curse of the Entrepreneur’ and then I’ll share a few tips on ‘upping’ your Focus Factor!
Ok…so you’re not alone, right? We all struggle with that!
So, how do we buckle down and get it done?
- Deadlines (the greatest invention EVER) – set a deadline, be accountable to it – state it publicly if you must. Deadlines WORK.
- Work from a short list. The reason you are distracted is because your ‘to-do’ list looks like the all-you-can-eat buffet at the Golden Corral. Focus on 3 critical things that will bring you closer to your goal or closer to money. Focus on those FIRST. When you’re done…worried about the ‘rest’ of the ‘extra stuff.’
- Reward yourself. Seems elementary – but hey – this is how we train our kids, our pets and maybe even our spouses (shhh). Make a deal with yourself, ‘When item #1 on my list is done – I’m going to listen to my favorite 15 minute podcast or surf 2 blogs or play angry birds for a few minutes! (set the timer). Whatever it is that motivates you – reward yourself. It works. I promise.
This isn’t brain surgery — but come to think of it – – aren’t we glad the surgeon is focused while he has our skull cracked open?? I would hate to think he took the same approach to that operation as we do to our business systems sometimes… ponder THAT 😉
How do you think a new approach to the Focus Factor will help you in your business efforts? What are some tips YOU’d like to share? Let us know below!