Thu, Aug 20, 2009
The following article is part of our WAHM in Focus – Setting The Foundation Series, in fact it's number one.
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If you've been stuck on focus for very long, you've probably seen all kinds of things written about how to get focus – time management tips and tricks you can use, how to stage your environment for better focus, what to do with the kids and family and so on and so on.
All of these aspects are important but there is one thing that you need before you can be effective with any of these.
It's so simple and obvious that it almost goes without saying.
Not quite though.
Take your business seriously… seriously…
If you have your own business, it should be safe to say that you know what you are doing in the trade of your choice.
If that isn't the case, get educated and get some experience. This will not only qualify you for the job but it will also give you a huge confidence boost.
And then it is time to start focusing on what you know, rather than on what you don't know.
It's time to get to work. Time to build YOUR foundation.
Time to share your knowledge with those who need it. Your future clients and customers.
Once you do that, many of the things that may be distracting you now will start to fall off naturally.
Less time will be spent on things that show no real results or things that are too overwhelming and never get implemented.
The danger of focusing on the 'wrong' things – the internet/social marketing craze is the big thing that comes to my mind right now is just that… a danger of shifting your focus.
Initial vision somehow gets lost and next thing we know we are spending our time… our focus… on other things.
Far too many other things.
Somehow work time becomes play time because we have lost faith in what our business is about. Somehow we become afraid to act like we know what we're doing just because we don't know EVERYTHING about things that have nothing to do with what we do.
We forget our primary objective. What we are good at.
This issue is about having enough faith in your business, what it is about and what it has to offer to take your work time seriously, buckle down and get some work done.
Stick to your business first and the rest will follow.
Next week we'll examine the other half to the equation – believing in your self. Don't miss it!
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