F.O.C.U.S.

by Eugene on April 21, 2011

Source: laserspectacles.com

Yesterday morning I had the awesome opportunity to share a training with a group of top leaders from a well known network marketing company! Upon completion I thought, although this training was geared toward network marketers, anyone can apply the concepts to their lives. This is the beauty of success principles, they can be applied to anyone, anywhere, and anytime.
I’ve come to realize multi-tasking, more times than not, is a hindrance to quality productivity. I emphasize quality because sure you can get multiple items complete simultaneously but are you creating your best possible work? The answer to that question was a big NO for me! I used to send “vital” emails and hold “important” text conversations while attempting to complete a truly vital and important business task. Could I get it all done? Sure. Was it my best work? Definitely not! Was I completing it in the shortest amount of time possible? Certainly not, in fact it usually took me longer as I worked to maintain my train of thought.
Sustained Focus is the key! So here are the four action steps I shared during the training:
1. F.O.C.U.S. Follow One Course Until Successful

  • One who chases 2 rabbits is likely to catch none.
  • Give all your attention to 1 item at a time.  We all have busy lives filled with full or part time employment, family life, church life, full or part time businesses, and of course your recreational activities.  Whatever you work on, set a time frame within which to work, and devote all attention to it’s completion during that window.  When I write blog posts my cell phone is silenced and I only search the internet for information pertinent to my topic.  I put myself into a zone also known as getting into flow and I choose not to allow anyone or anything to knock me off my game!

2. Focus on the Right Thing

  • Keep the main thing the main thing and if you’re leading an organization, be sure everyone knows what the main thing is.  The importance of this cannot not be overstated, I’ve seen so many organizations within which members ask, “what should be my/our focus?”  And either they don’t get an answer or they’re getting too many answers which leads to confusion.  The confused mind does nothing!

3. Recognize 3 Levels of Focus and Ensure Their Congruency

  • Individual Focus: Is it cash flow, financial freedom, job freedom, etc.?  Know why you’re doing what you’re doing and direct all energy to it’s attainment.
  • Team Focus: If you’re a part of a network marketing company or some other business within which you lead a team, is your focus to create the #1 team on the #1 team?  There is nothing wrong with healthy competition, it makes us all better since we’re striving to be the best so it would make sense that you’d want your team to be the best as well.  Maybe your team focus is to get all new associates or distributors paid and promoted within 24, 48, 72 hours of getting started.  Make your team focus the rule and not the exception and watch the explosion in your business.
  • Company Focus: Your company will have a focus most likely related to providing the best quality product or service to customers and financially empowering it’s associates, distributors, and/or employees.  As I mentioned, it is important to make sure you know these 3 levels of focus and ensure they are all congruent.  Otherwise it’ll be like sitting in a row boat with another person and both of you are rowing in opposite directions.  Not only will you go nowhere but you’ll get dizzy in the process as you spin in circles!

4. Focus on Future

  • I have a similarly titled chapter in my book, What Are YOU Waiting For?, where I mention that Albert Einstein said, “Imagination is everything.  It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”  Energy flows where focus goes so I encourage you to think about where you’d like to see yourself in 6 months, 1, 5, or even 10 years.  How much money would you like to be earning?  What types of charitable contributions are you making?  Where are you vacationing and how often?  Lastly, what will you have learned and who are you becoming in the process?  Like Tony Robbins says, ask an empowered question, get an empowered answer.
  • Allow your future vision/focus to pull you through your current circumstances by remembering that the Law of Attraction says if you focus on what is, you will only get more of what is.  Therefore, focus only on that which you want to manifest in your life!

Life is Giving You the Green Light!

GO!!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Aginah Shaw April 22, 2011 at 5:49 pm

Eugene,
This article help me put into perspective my idea of multitasking. I realize that trying to do too many things at once can in fact make me unproductive. In our rush to get more done NOW, we sometimes rush through our experiences in favor of the next. Instead this article makes me realize that in order to bring my best to each “project” in my life I have to focus on one thing at a time. It even applies to being in the moment with my children and not trying to sweep the floor and do dishes at the same time. Or paying attention and taking in the Word of God instead of thinking about what bills need to be paid, etc. FOCUS. Thanks for the great info.

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2 eugene April 25, 2011 at 12:50 am

Gina it’s so critical that you’ve recognized the importance of being in the moment, especially as it relates to your children! These years with them will pass by so quickly and rather than wish you had taken the time to give them the gift of your presence, you will be in the incredible position to say, “I’m so glad I did!”

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3 Allison walker April 21, 2011 at 3:55 am

Eugene, you have done it again, fantastic! This message really hits the mark. I cannot begin to tell you how much I can relate to a confused mind and getting nothing done as a result. Keep it coming!

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4 eugene April 25, 2011 at 12:55 am

Ms Allison I certainly understand the feeling of a confused mind. There have been times when I either piled too much on my plate or didn’t plan properly and I just wasn’t sure what to do so I ended up doing nothing. We all know, if you do nothing, you get exactly that in return, nothing! Sustained focus and planning have assisted me in minimizing those confused mind experiences! Thanks for stopping by!

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