In the often full-on world of business, and when as an entrepreneur you sometimes have to do tasks you find less than exciting, staying focused can be your secret weapon. The ability to zero in on what truly matters amidst the chaos or frustration can make or break your entrepreneurial journey.
But it’s not as easy as just saying “Focus!” and cracking on with it. So, here are some tips to help you sharpen that focus and get ahead in the game. And because focus can be, well, fleeting, I’ve split it into two bitesize posts for you.
Learn how to prioritise and not get stuck on perfection
Picture this: you're an archer aiming for the bullseye, but you're so fixated on making the perfect shot that you never release the arrow. In business, perfectionism can be the enemy of progress. Focus on activities that create results rather than endlessly tweaking minor details. Done is often better than perfect.
Take care when multitasking
Multitasking might seem like a superpower, but it often leads to decreased productivity. It's like trying to juggle flaming torches while riding a unicycle – impressive until everything comes crashing down. Instead, tackle one task at a time, and you'll find your focus and efficiency skyrocket.
Figure out what’s worthy of distraction
Not all distractions are created equal. Some can actually boost your productivity. It's crucial to discern between trivial diversions and those that could provide valuable insights or relaxation. Embrace the latter, and ruthlessly eliminate the former.
Unplug from your phone and email
Your phone and email can be the sirens luring you away from the path of productivity. Set specific times to check messages and notifications, and put your devices on silent during focused work hours. You'll be amazed at how much more you accomplish.
Take time out every day to reflect
Reflection is the compass that keeps you on course. Take a few moments each day to assess your progress, learn from your experiences, and refine your strategies. It's a small investment that pays dividends in clarity and focus.
Work out where your accountability comes from
Accountability is a powerful motivator. Determine whether you need external accountability, like a mentor or business coach, or if you're self-disciplined enough to hold yourself accountable. Knowing your source of accountability can help you stay committed to your goals.
I’m here and ready to offer both accountability and ensure your focus is where it needs to be. Learn more about how to keep focused with a business coaching package.