Word of the week: Focus
“To concentrate attention or effort …”
“Simply put, focus involves the ability to pay attention to things that will help and avoid distractions that will hurt your work efforts.” - Dr. Jim Taylor, Sport psychologist, parenting expert, professor, author, speaker.
Last week, we discussed DESIRE and how it is the foundation for success in all areas. This is week 5 and we'll take a quick look at FOCUS and the positive effect it has on your endeavors.
It’s amazing how many distractions can come your way when you are trying to focus on your goals. How can you stay on target?
You can do it! Even though you may not be completely ready to fully execute your plan, you should not allow a day to go by without placing intentional focus onto your goals.
As a small business owner you are likely to be “wearing many hats”. We talk about Database Fitness because it's all about using a system to help you wear your hats well and to document, measure and manage your areas of focus.
Here are some tips from Huffington Post providing the four important Ps to help you focus:
The first P is perform. When you are going to begin a project, for example, a sales report, strategic plan, marketing analysis, or financial projection, ask yourself what tools/time and talents you’ll need to perform your best and then create an environment that will allow for optimal performance.
The second P is process which involves focusing entirely on what you need to do to complete a high-quality product without concern for the outcome. Do this with confidence and the outcome will be accomplished.
The third P is present which means focusing on the here and now rather than on what has happened in the past or what might happen in the future.
Finally, the fourth P is productivity which involves focusing only on those things and blocking out distractions that will enable you to be the most productive you can be.
It's been proven; if you can take control of your ability to focus and block out distractions, you have given yourself a powerful tool that will enable you to perform at consistently high level and be both effective and efficient in your work efforts. The result: better quality work, more success, and achievement of your professional goals.
That said…As a long-time business owner, I know how difficult it can be to stay focused. As a matter of fact, the tagline for my business purposefully says it: “Online, On Target and On Budget”.
If you believe you would benefit from having a one-2-one
accountability session with me, please schedule a short consultation.
I promise to keep our chat in line with your focus!
With Paulette Smith