Having focus to achieve what you want is not as easy as it sounds, not with all the distractions that we are facing in our daily lives. Having said that, how do we keep the main thing – the main thing? We are already in the second quarter of the year – do you have a concrete plan on how to spend the next 90 days? Here are some questions I need you to ask yourself and let’s see how these can help us achieve our goals this quarter and on the next.
- How do you limit distractions?
- How do you keep the noise out?
- How do you keep focus?
- How do you keep the main thing, the main thing?
Typically, this coming quarter we got so many distractions. If you choose to give in to these distractions, we need to consider some things. We’ve got a lot of holidays coming up that the team members can take, clients can take. So,
- How do you keep focus?
- How do you ensure that stuff still gets done?
- How do you ensure that you stay on track?
- How do you minimize the noise?
How do you keep focused?
There are a couple of things that we do with our clients to help them keep their focus on different tasks or things that they need to do:
- Phones off unless you’re making phone calls;
- Emails off unless you’re on email time; and
- One of the most important things is – who you need to be here right now?
We have over 555 different characteristics. We need to tune in to that person that we need to be for that specific task, for that specific focus on that we need to be focused in.
If it’s making calls, fantastic! Who does that need to be? Who do you need to drop on more of that?
If it’s putting to your proposal, fantastic! Who do you need to be more of that?
So, it’s tapping into that “beingness of you,” it’s all inside of you to ensure you maintain that focus, maintain those characteristics in order to achieve that result.
What happens so often is that people bounce. They bounce from emails to phone calls, to team – like a lucky pinball machine. And what happens when we bounce? Our energy goes up and down. We get overwhelmed so much easily and quicker, and we get frustrated because we feel that we’re not going forward.
Who do you need to be right now?
Now, let’s focus on how do you need to be? This is where an ideal week comes in a place, but more importantly with the ideal week is – who do you need to be in those chunks of time?
That’s the goal thing! That’s the missing link so often I see with people when they’re creating an ideal week, is who do you need to be in that time frame? Not that task associated but who do you need to be in order to do that task on that focused time.
So, there we go! Let’s keep the main thing – the main thing.
Let’s keep the focus.
Let’s keep the drive.
Let’s minimize the distraction.
Let’s achieve some great results today.