Success Starts with Mastering Focus
Are you determined to make 2017 the year you will have breakthrough results?
In my previous video, I talked about FOCUS being the key factor for success.
I don’t care if you are the CEO, an executive, manager or sales rep; you are inundated with back-to-back meetings, phone calls, voice messages, literally hundreds of emails, and numerous texts. If you work in an office, people may be standing at your door to speak with you. All these distractions are preventing you from focusing on your most important tasks.
Does this sound familiar?
Well, you are not alone. I have been there. The volume of distractions keeps increasing. It gets extremely frustrating and overwhelming.
You are in survival mode.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
I have developed a simple 3 step process for mastering FOCUS.
The process can be used to master focus daily, weekly, monthly, and annually.
To succeed, you need to be committed, disciplined and have a high level of self-awareness.
What’s in it for you? What would the upsides of Mastering the Art of Focus?
For me, it is about getting important things done, achieving important goals and having more time. It means having more energy, more clients, and more money.
Let’s talk about my 3 steps for Mastering the ART of FOCUS
Three Steps to Mastering Focus
Step 1: Getting FOCUSED
The key to getting focused is determining the 3 critical FOCUS factors; these are the things you need to do to achieve the success you desire.
Let me ask you, what are some of the most important things you need to do to achieve success this year?
Go ahead, get out a pen and paper and start making a list.
Write down all the things that come to mind. Take 15-20 minutes to develop your list.
Once you have come up with a list, you need to determine the 3 most important things that you MUST do.
These become your critical FOCUS factors.
When you have narrowed down your list and committed to 3, you have completed step 1. Getting focused.
Step 2: Staying FOCUSED
Staying focused is about breathing, living and visualizing your critical focus factors. Once you have committed to putting your critical focus factors on paper, the next step is making them highly visible. That’s where you need a white board in your office. YOU MUST, AND I REPEAT HAVE A WHITEBOARD within your view when you are in your office.
Write down your 3 critical focus factors on the top of your whiteboard, so you will be able to see them at all times. You can add thoughts for your daily and weekly focus items.
Step 3: Being FOCUSED
Being focused is about executing on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. It means doing those things that are most important to achieving your critical FOCUS factors every day.
It’s like exercise if you want to become more fit you need to commit to daily changes. Most people fall off the wagon, and it’s hard to get back on.
Being focused is about executing daily on the items that will help you achieve the success you desire.
It starts by deciding on the 3 most important things you need to do today that will help you achieve your 3 critical focus factors by the end of the year.
The same process needs to happen daily, weekly, and monthly.
Again, the 1st step is getting focused which requires critical thinking. Step two is about putting marker to a whiteboard, and the 3rd step is executing.
It feels great to be FOCUSED and void of distractions.