I want to share something with you that we discussed at our recent Discovery Day.
It is something that faces business owners every single day.
As a Business Owner some of the key challenges that we struggle with everyday are productivity, time management, cashflow, strategy implementation and outsourcing to name but a few.
The kryptonite of productivity is distractions.
In the modern world that we now live in, we are exposed to lots of daily distractions that can reduce our productivity.
I remember when I was reading an article that led me to watch a YouTube video, watched another video, and before I knew it, I lost 30 minutes of my working time.
Compared to some, it’s not that bad. I’ve seen people get distracted with text messages, push notifications, and phone calls that derail them.
Once you know about all of the distractions that we are faced it you can then meet them head on!
Now, the question is, how can you deal with distractions?
One thing I do is to set up logistics before distractions take place.
To simply put it, you can prevent distractions that grab your attention.
My top three ways of preventing distractions are:
1 – Set three main objectives every day.
2 – Plan your time in 30 minute increments to keep focus
3 – Increase Your Energy Levels
By setting three main objectives it will give you extreme focus throughout the day.
You can then break this down even further and plan these objectives into 30 minute increments in order to achieve them.
When it comes to energy, we are more vulnerable to distractions when we have low energy levels.
On the one hand, when we feel sub-optimal that’s when we easily get distracted. On the other hand, when you are energized, you are less likely to be distracted.
I could go on all day discussing how you can address distractions and increase productivity.
The good news for you is that we cover all of the above at our next Discovery Day.
Places are filling up quickly so if you’re interested let me know ASAP!
All the best