If you’re anything like me, it’s a struggle to stay focused on doing what you need to do to grow your business and reach your goals. I wanted to share with you a few simple tips that have consistently worked well for me so that you can create more success in your own business:
What struggles with staying focused are you wresting with? And have you found anything in particular that helps you get back on track? Do tell by sharing a comment below. I’d love to hear your thoughts! 🙂
Brenda Stanton says
Great post Syndi!
It is so true that all those distractions throughout the day give us an “excuse” to not get done what really needs to get done – and what truly matters. So key to make focus priority #1 and then remove what doesn’t align with that.
I also really like what you said about making decisions – will take me closer to me my goal or further away – then decisions on what to say yes to and what to say no – come much easier.
A friend of mine suggested Toggle.com (sp?) as a time tracking tool – that helps you determine how much time you spend on projects. Another friend suggested Harvest.com – some tools to check-out to help with this –
Thanks Syndi for your great tips!
Amy Kinnaird says
Sydni, this is right in line with the advice I give my own clients! For myself, I have to write down 2 hours in my calendar every week for marketing. If it’s not written down on the calendar, it’s less likely to happen. Plus, I need to have a list of what I want to accomplish – which is your second point.
One of the things that helps me continually throughout the day is that I have changed my email to only refresh every 30 minutes. If I need to, I can hit send/receive and it will check right away. But mostly, I don’t need to have it looking every 5 minutes. Sometimes, I run it up to only checking every hour or 2 hours. What a relief!
Kelli Wilson says
Thank you Sydni
This is great. I realize that my challenge with getting distracted is about not being really clear about what I need to be doing…so I just do for the sake of doing. I now have a mastermind that keeps me focused and clear on my goals. YEAH!
Love the idea of closing down the distractions while focusing on one thing.
Sydni Craig-Hart says
I hear that a lot Kelli! You are definitely not alone. It’s hard to stay focused and take consistent action when you aren’t clear about what you’re doing or why. Clarity is priceless! I hope your new coaching program is helping you with this.
My focus or struggle is my to do list and calendar. I have an iPad and find it very hard to change to electronic calendar and to do list. I’m such a paper person but thought I have to learn to do things more “modern” with the latest “technology.” But I’m overlooking and missing ALOT!
Sydni Craig-Hart says
I totally feel your struggle Patricia! I would MUCH prefer paper and pen. I’m a huge fan of the Franklin Covey system. I was never more productive than when I used it each day. I even got Wil to use it for a while. Unfortunately, my life and business have grown to the point that too many people need access to my schedule. So my handy paper and pen doesn’t work anymore. I really struggled to embrace an electronic calendar, but I forced myself to get use to it. Once I made the commitment to use it and embrace the benefits, it got much easier! I think I was subconsciously resisting using it, which was causing a lot of frustration for everyone involved. So, if you’d got to do it, you’ve got do to it. It will, in many ways, make your life easier. So perhaps a simple mindset shift is in order. 🙂 Let me know what you think!