Focus

June 29, 2017

Hi, everyone. It’s day 36. I’m in Las Vegas, who would have thought I had an opportunity to go in and support some team members and fill in where it was needed. And I love what I do because I didn’t have to ask for a boss to let me take some time off. I didn’t have to ask anyone I just got in my car and drove to the office. So we’re in Vegas now, we just wrapped up a wonderful day of training going over some velocity banking stuff, going over capitalizing your business, and a few other things.

Anyway, today, day 36 is about focus. And you saw the question. So I’m going to ask it again here. What is the one thing you can do to make everything else easy or unnecessary? So it’s important to focus on attention.

I’ve recently come across a few stats that we’re talking about when we get distracted when we’re in the office, and we’re on a task. And we pick up the phone or we go check an email and we check a text or something. And we get distracted, it actually adds more time, to the task at hand, whatever it is that we’re doing. And getting distracted costs you a lot of money. In fact, getting taken off of a task, every time you get distracted could cost you 15 minutes to take one distraction and get back on track with what you were doing. So we want you to stay focused, that’s how you’re going to gain your goal, whatever it is that you’re after. So asking yourself this question, what is the one thing I can do? Such that by doing it makes everything else easy or unnecessary?

 So a couple of other things about focus is we all have shiny object syndrome. And so being able to be a laser, not a lantern, be a laser, not a lantern. What does that mean? It means going deep, not going shallow. And, being that laser allows you to say no to a lot of things. Okay? A good entrepreneur says yes, a great entrepreneur says no, that’s not what I’m focusing on. And if you want to create change in your life, if you want to be a better communicator, have a healthier body, make more money, all of it has to do with focused attention. It’s a special human trait that we’re able to do, focusing on our outcome focusing on our goal. So when you’re focused, one thing we got to remember is multitasking is not a real thing. It’s not possible to multitask, you are fooling yourself. If you think that you’re multitasking. It’s counterproductive. So a couple of things that I had to do was stop my multitasking. I do one thing from start to finish, I look at my calendar from 11 to 12. It’s to return emails, that’s all I do. I don’t look at my phone. For text, if I get a call, though, I’m not answering it because it’s email time. And the same thing with call time I’m not trying to do emails.

Right, or you’re not trying to close on a real estate deal. While you’re at the gym. You are focused on the gym, you’re not reading a magazine while you’re on the treadmill. Okay, these are about focus. So while you’re in it, stay focused on the whole thing.

And you know, you’re going to have a lot of opportunities come by, and you got to say no, you say no because you’re focused on one thing, that one thing will then lead you to the next. Next, you’ve got to be able to stay focused. What happens if we don’t focus? Well, if you don’t focus, you’re gonna lose a lot of productivity, your performance is gonna go down, and you’re gonna lose track of your goals. You’re gonna procrastinate, that’s basically what’s gonna happen. If you don’t focus your attention on something specific, you’re gonna begin to procrastinate, and it’s gonna put you off your path. Okay, procrastination is a trap. It’s dangerous. And the easiest way to get out of procrastination is to do something on your list that you’ve been procrastinating. I’m serious. If you know, you’re supposed to work out then it’s on your list and you haven’t done it for a bunch of days, maybe a bunch of weeks. Go do some push-ups, go do some pull-ups right now. And knock that thing off of your to-do list and you’ll have forward momentum and you’ll be able to push through and the procrastination starts to go away. We have to focus, we got to see some people that want to start a business. And so they’ll go start free businesses, they’ll go start. So many things that take them off track, that they never end up being productive in any of them. And so we don’t want to see that with your focused attention.

One way that I’m able to focus constantly, is on my phone here, I changed the background, I changed the lock screen in the background, to focus on the thing I want to be focusing on. And so it’s constantly in my mind, Bob Proctor talks about this in Your Born Rich, he talks about how important it is to put your goal on a three by five card and put it in your pocket and carry it with you everywhere. And look at it as often as possible. And bring your focus and bring your attention back to whatever it is that you’re doing. We get so distracted. every second of the day, there’s the next thing to look at or the next thing to engage in. And a lot of them are trying to steal your attention. So it’s up to you to protect your attention. Protect that focus.

Okay, well, I’m glad you guys are here joining us. We’re gonna go find some food. I don’t know exactly where. Hey, gamer. Welcome. We’re just talking about focusing. So beautiful day, beautiful night. Glad we got it in before. Technically midnight, but we’re in Pacific Standard Time. 36 is focused. When you get in your car. Where are you actually going? Are you driving on autopilot? Focus. When you’re at your computer, focus. When you’re at the dinner table, focus on eating. It’s a rare trait that people have 100% focus. If you neglect it, it’s gonna bite you in the butt. So stay focused. When you get in your car, especially are you focusing on the radio? Are you focusing on the road? You know, are you focusing on your personal development? Are you listening to your videos or your classes or your audiobooks? What are you focusing on? So if you don’t have any focus, or if you fooled yourself into thinking you can multitask, pick the one thing and ask yourself and sit with a pen and paper. What’s the one thing I can do such that by doing it? Everything else becomes easier or unnecessary?

Okay. Thanks for tuning in guys. Day. 36. Yeah, we’re almost there. We’re pushing for 60 days, sunrise to success. And I appreciate you guys being here. Remember, take back your existence, or die like a punk. Alright, see you guys.