5 Foolproof Tips to Get Laser Focused In Your Business

Do you struggle with staying focused on your tasks each day?

Ever write down a to-do list and then at the end of the day realized you never accomplished many of the tasks on it?

I know we have!

It can definitely be difficult at times, with the many distractions that surround us in today’s technology age, to cultivate laser focus and actually get things done each day. Especially things that will move your life and business forward.

But over the past few years of working from home full time, we have learned a few key strategies that have definitely helped us overcome this problem.

If you’re looking to get more done each day and eliminate your feelings of overwhelm and stress, then this post is for you.

We’re going to dish out our top 5 strategies to stay focused and get more done each day!

Tip #1: Separate your projects into chunks

Chunking is an incredibly effective strategy to minimize your distractions. This is a technique that we first heard of through Tony Robbins and has honestly been a game changer in our productivity. What chunking essentially means is that you take a large, more complex project and break it down into smaller, more manageable group of tasks that make sense together.

For example, let’s say you have to create a blog. Most people look at the big picture, get overwhelmed, and simply never get started because they realize there are so many different things they need to do to complete the project. With chunking, you would break that project down into smaller actions.

One day you can focus on actually setting up your blog (domain, hosting, WordPress), whereas another day you could focus on setting up the theme and color scheme. By taking the overall, overwhelming project and breaking it down into easier to manage tasks over time, soon enough you will realize you completed the whole project without feeling overwhelm or quitting altogether.

Tip #2: Postpone/Turn off distractions

Ever notice that once you log into Facebook for the day, it can eat up hours of your time? Or for you, maybe it’s another website or task that interrupts your day and workflow. Whatever the case may be, it is essential that you postpone or turn off distractions while you are  focusing on completing certain tasks.

Have a video to make? Only open your recording and editing software at the time. As tempting as it is to fill our time with fun distractions, we all know that at the end of the day it is unfulfilling to know that we didn’t finish the tasks we set out to do that day.

If you are someone who finds yourself more easily distracted as the day goes on, then perhaps the best strategy for you is to get your work done first thing in the morning before the day gets busy. This way, no matter what life throws at you, you will be confident in the fact that you finished your business tasks and are one step closer to achieving your goals.

Tip #3: Write down what you need to accomplish each day

It sounds simple enough, right? But the crazy thing is many of us do not write down the specific tasks we need to complete each day to bring us closer to our goals. This is where it is crucial to be SPECIFIC about those tasks. If you are too broad, it won’t get done!

We like to split our tasks up between personal and  business using an app called Trello. We basically have a list for each day of the week that includes the specific tasks that need to happen on those days.

Then we take it one step further and print these daily checklists out on paper to pin up on the wall. Now before we go to bed each night, we are able to look at our top tasks for the next day to be mentally prepared. If you ever find yourself fumbling around aimlessly in the mornings with clear direction, this helps with that!

Note: Don’t be afraid to split up your tasks throughout the week. It is far better to focus on a few KEY things each day than to overwhelm yourself and get nothing accomplished. 

Tip #4: Take breaks!

This one might sound contradictory, but it is so important! Don’t be afraid to take breaks throughout your day. Spend some time meditating, going for a walk, or playing a game with your child.

It can be so tempting to get sucked into a project for hours on end, but the reality is that your focus and motivation will lessen over time if you don’t take some breaks to enjoy  yourself.

Often, you will find that you actually come back to the task at hand with a new sense of determination and focus than you had previously.

Tip #5: Make income-producing activities your priority

We all know there are only 24 hours in a day. Sometimes you just might not get around to all of your tasks. This is why it is so important to focus on your income-producing tasks first and foremost.

Create yourself a list of essential daily tasks that bring you the best results, such as emailing your list, connecting with prospects, or creating a daily piece of content. Tasks that, if you didn’t complete them, would mean you likely wouldn’t make money that day. These are the tasks that should be your priority each day.

Although you may have big projects you are working on such as building your blog or launching a fan page, those are tasks that can and should be completed in the nooks and crannies of your day since they do not produce immediate revenue.

As much as I love graphic design projects, I typically tend to focus on such projects at the end of the day or once I finish my money-making tasks.

The creation of cash flow in your business will bring you far more motivation to finish your other tasks than simply working on projects that have no real immediate impact.

Hope you enjoyed our top 5 tips for getting laser focused in your business so that you can get more done and create more balance in your life.

What is YOUR top tip for staying focused? What do you do to stay on track?

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4 Tips To Make 2015 Your Most Productive & Profitable Year

Did you accomplish everything in 2014 that you had intended to at the beginning of last year?

Or did life seem to get in the way of you accomplishing your goals?

In today’s video, we give you FOUR TIPS to make 2015 your most profitable and productive year.

We know that sometimes even if you have the best intentions, you simply just don’t get around to accomplishing everything you had hoped to.

Often times this is due to getting sucked into distractions and being inefficient with your time. If you are someone who always finds yourself overwhelmed and unable to accomplish all your tasks each day, then you might just need adopt some productivity habits to keep you better focused on your goals.

The four tips in this video can help you with that. The best part is that they are incredibly simple to follow, easily duplicate-able, and extremely effective.

So if you are ready to GET MORE DONE in LESS TIME and finally tap into your true potential in business, then be sure to check out the video and let us know which one YOU are going to be applying to your business TODAY.

P.S. Our good friends, Adam and Justice, just released Video 3 in their series on how to map out and reach your
goals in 2015 as well as how to stay motivated all year long. Check out their video now and be sure to download your FREE Worksheet.

Ways to Be More Productive in Life and Business

Ways to Be More Productive in Business and Life with 5 Simple Steps

Looking for ways to increase productivity in your life? You are not alone! This is an area where many people struggle, especially with the many modern-day distractions that take up our time. The reality is that even with all of the tools meant to give us ways to be more productive, we still find ways to avoid doing the most essential tasks.

So what is it the productive people do differently? How are they able to work so efficiently, get so much done, and still find time to do the things they enjoy? You might think there are secrets they keep to themselves, but what they actually have are HABITS!

In this video, I give you my top five ways to be more productive in your business and life.

Let’s recap the five ways to be more productive here:

1. Do not multi-task

One of the best ways to be more productive is to focus on completing one task at a time. Many people tend to think that multi-tasking is the most effecient way to get things done, but the truth is that our human brains are simply not wired to work that way. When we try to do more than one task at a time, we actually cause more confusion and distraction for ourselves.

2. Schedule Your Tasks

Schedule your work for when you are most productive to avoid distractions. Are you a morning person or night owl? When do you have the most quiet time? Personally, we have found that when we knock our most important tasks out first thing in the morning, we get more accomplished. This is simply because as the day goes on, more people need our attention, whether it is the phone ringing or incoming emails. Also, you never know what will pop up during your day so if you can knock your tasks out first thing in the morning, you are less likely to find excuses to not get things done.

3. Take Breaks Throughout the Day

Take time to unplug and regroup. This is so very important! Whether you meditate, take a walk, or simply just do something you enjoy. Taking breaks throughout the day will help you boost your productivity becaues it allows your brain a chance to recharge and you will come back to tasks feeling more invigorated.

4. Develop good sleep habits

It might seem like staying up all night leads to more production, but getting solid sleep can actually boost your productivity. I know for me personally there is a certain time of night where my brain just shuts down from daily tasks. After this hour, no matter how much coffee I drink, I simply just do not think or work as efficiently. Because of this, I know how important it is to go to bed and wake up after a certain amount of hours.

5. Set goals and reward yourself for reaching them

What fun is being productive and accomplishing goals if you never reward yourself? Whether it is booking a pedicure, going out to a movie, or taking a day off to go out and do something fun, make sure that you reward yourself for reaching milestones. This will help you stay excited and motivated to continue working hard to reach even bigger goals!

So that sums up my five ways to be more productive. Follow these steps, create habits, and over time watch how much more productive you become.

So now I want to here from YOU!

What are some of YOUR ways to be more productive? Leave a comment below with your top tips!