WHILE CONTINUING TO THINK BIG AND PLAY BIG!
As a business owner, leader, mom, wife, and everything in between, focusing on one thing is something I seriously struggle with.
“LOOK AT THAT AND THIS AND OH, LOOK OVER THERE!”
See, I acknowledge it… !
I own that about myself, and I can say, I am actively working on getting 1% better at it every day.
But dang, it is hard!
That’s why I emphasize only 1%, because if you try and take a quantum leap, you’re most likely going to fall.
Start by just taking one step closer to the edge.
Believe me, there is truth to the power of one!
So check out my 5 top tips for getting my shiz together and focusing on what moves the needle the most…
1). Lock your phone up.
It is like leaving a piece of red velvet cake out with the fork still in it and not being tempted to take a bite.
I mean, really, who has that kind of willpower?!
Which is why you may want to try taking drastic measures to focus on one thing.
Because social media clearly has some sort of spell over us.
It’s so easy to stop what we’re doing and say to ourselves,
“I’m just going to browse…”
(DID NO ONE EVER).
Because next thing you know, an hour has passed, you’re staring at a blank Google doc with nothing crossed off your to-do list but have watched at least 1,000 videos on TikTok.
Believe me, lock your phone up — you’ll thank me later.
2). Sit at a blank desk with only your work that is currently needing to be done in front of you.
(Especially if you’re like me if you get distracted by cute pictures of your kids or anything glittered).
When your space is that much more organized, so will your mind be.
You can’t focus on one thing if you’re staring at a barrage of emails, text messages, your kid’s report card, or your bank statement.
And when you try to do all of it, nothing gets done well.
Consider what is your highest priority and politely ignore the rest of your work.
(Hint: Think Income Producing Activities or your current offer)
- Is it that lead magnet that needs to be created?
- Emails announcing your promo?
- That sales page that you’ve been working on for months?
Whatever is needing to be done most, hide the sticky notes, put away your planner, anything that may lead to a distraction.
You’ll be surprised at how good it feels getting one thing done, giving it a 110% instead of half a$$ing ten tasks at once, just to cross them off your list.
3). Close the damn tabs!
Literally, close the tabs on the computer.
If you are anything like me, you have 9.2 million tabs open at any given time
(And then wonder why your computer is so slow).
Multiple tabs up are like an eye sore all screaming,
“LOOK AT ME!”
You just cannot focus on one thing.
Temptation is in the tabs!
Our brains think by having an array of tabs open that we are multi-tasking.
But when our brain hops rapidly from one task to another, it loses concentration every time we shift our attention.
Even when you think you’re only focused on whatever you’re doing in a single window, seeing all those open tabs in the corner of your eye takes up mental energy-
Distracting you from the task at hand.
It’s scientifically impossible to do one thing to the best of your ability.
So do yourself and your computer a favor and close out the damn tabs!
4). Time block like a champ.
One of the key benefits of time blocking is that it allows you to focus your energy at times when you’re most productive.
It also gives you more control over your day and prioritizes your tasks.
Time blocking gives you permission to FOCUS.
When you have only a certain amount of time, you’re less likely to have time to procrastinate, literally.
And, at the end of the day, you will feel like you actually accomplished something because you poured your attention into one thing at a time!!
5). Start small and work your way up.
Do not overwhelm yourself.
Just because your to-do list is 3 items, it is actually 96 items because those 3 items have sub items.
As fierce entrepreneurs we have a burning desire within ourselves to continue to push past the limit.
Which is why we so often have too many things on our plate then wonder why it’s so heavy.
Break apart one item at a time.
Don’t leave yourself with a broad task like creating a website, blog, or a funnel.
Turn them into sub items.
(You don’t know how much doing this has saved me from going gray).
Focusing on one thing at a time doesn’t mean you are playing it small; it means you are playing it SMART.
Instead of focusing on one thing at a time, we set multiple goals, and think we can “multitask” ourselves to achieving them. We pursue new things before finishing the old.
We may have too many tabs open, distractions left and right…
Take it from me, implement these tips and you can achieve almost anything in your business…
But as long as you focus on achieving one thing at a time!!
So chill and give yourself some time to get it all done. : )