The other day I was reading “The Success Principles” by Jack Canfeld. This is a great book by the way. It has 435 pages covering 64 chapters. I’m over half way so I should be done with it in a few more weeks. Remember the turtle principle.
Anyway, Jack was talking about distractions and how they can control your life and affect your focus. It’s like a light went on for me. I haven’t really tried to schedule out my distractions. A little later in the book, he talks about scheduling days to focus on your core compentencies. So, I started trying that.
For my focus day, I resolved to do the following for 8 hours:
- Turn off my emails
- Turned off my cell phone
- Put a sign on the door of my office “Do NOT disturb until 4:30pm”
- Put some headphones on & listened to music that helps me focus.
It was hard, but I stayed focused. That was one of the most productive exercises I’ve done. I plan to increase the number of focus days & group my distractions together on non-focus days. I am so excited. I can’t wait to see what will happen in the weeks to come.
Till next time, stay focused 😉