Discover what to do when great ideas or unresolved to-dos pop into your head and steal focus. Prepare yourself by staging when you will deal with your ideas. Use a notepad or email to jot down the thoughts that jump into your mind.
- Your mind is an incredibly powerful tool.…It allows you to create things,…and build new items and analyze.…Basically, everything you do depends upon your mind.…But what if every time you tried to work,…you were constantly getting interrupted…by someone saying, well, what about this?…Well, what about this?…This is something that I see many creative people,…especially entrepreneurs, experience.…You're working on a project,…and then new ideas pop into your mind.…These can be productive, if you use them at the right time.…
But we have to have a system with how to deal with them.…I once told a client who was dealing with this,…you can do anything you put your mind to doing,…but not at the same time.…So here's the system that you want to use.…Number one is be prepared to gather everything.…All ideas have value.…If not right now for you,…they might have value for someone else,…so we do want to respect that they have value.…But, we want to stage when we're going to deal with them.…
Which leads to step two.…Have a mental gathering point ready.…
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- Discover multiple strategies to improve your focus.
- Protect your ability to focus by learning to use technology intelligently.
- Analyze how to process new tasks economically.
- Avoid distractions in a digital world.
- Learn how to make time for others.
- Identify how to build a mental firewall to sustain focus.
- Define clear boundaries and expectations.
- Assess how and when you prioritize tasks.