Wow! Every time I turn around lately I talk to someone or see a situation unfolding where the answer is focus, and the question is usually, “How do I get to that place of being focused?” Or maybe I’m seeing this because I’ve witnessed clarity and focus, over and over, being the answer to a majority of the struggle and confusion most entrepreneurs are facing today.
This can show up in your life in two different ways.
1. The amount of information overload is escalating daily with it becoming easier and easier to be connected. Now it’s not just emails you get on your phone, it’s videos, social media and even live TV, news and sports.
Are you feeling like you don’t have the choice to turn any of it off or you’ll be left behind?
Do other people in your life expect you to be on call 24/7 and fulfill their needs immediately no matter where you are or what you’re doing?
If so, that can create an incredible amount of pressure for one thing. And on another level it leads to splitting your attention to such an extent that it’s almost impossible to fully focus on any one thing for a long enough period of time to get anything substantial accomplished.
So what can you do?
Well, you could change the way you respond to those requests for your time and energy by setting boundaries around when you will reply and when you won’t. You’d be surprised how fast you can re-train people to respect those boundaries, even your worst offenders.
2. Another way that we sabotage our own focus is by taking on too many things at one time. It can be tasks to complete, things you feel like you need to learn, books you read or even filling your social calendar to the point of exhaustion.
Being clear on who you are, what you’re here to do and what you’re going to do about that in terms of creating a blueprint for your life allows you to have a plan that all of these things we’ve been discussing gets measured against.
With your blueprint you have a plan that can be broken down into daily actions that are moving you forward to your desired end result, which is living the life of your dreams funded by a business that truly is your calling.
That blueprint helps you to say no and it helps you to know what to say yes to. It helps you to structure your time because you know what you want to accomplish and when you want it done. You are then free to choose how you spend the rest of your day and the rest of your life.
Your blueprint isn’t just a tool for productivity, it’s the out-picturing of your deepest desires. It’s the framework from which your soul expresses itself in your daily life.
It’s the foundation for everything you are and everything you create and hope to be in the future. What could be more important than that?
If you need some assistance in creating the blueprint for your life, I’m here to help.
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Lynn Pierce, the Success Architect, has taught people how to combine business and personal development to reach the pinnacle of success and live the life of their dreams for over 25 years. In addition, she is also the founder of one of the most exciting annual events for women entrepreneurs, “Women’s Business Empowerment Summit”. Now she shares her keys to success and life mastery with you. You can get the first five lessons of “Change One Thing, Change Your Life: A Personal Transformation System”
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