You make the most progress when you do the fewest things
It’s easy to see when someone lacks focus because I struggle with it myself.
For years, I believed that busy-ness was a virtue, and I’ve had plenty of help from others. The virtue signal of “I’m so busy!” Is just bragging wrapped in a fake complaint. I turn time management into a game of being more efficient so I can add more stuff to do.
We teach best the lessons we need to learn the most.
Focus in others
I’ve coached dozens of people who lacked focus with their finances.
I remember one person telling me about everything they were doing. “I’m so exhausted just listening to you,” I said. Once we could see it and call it out, we could have a powerful conversation. We talked about the trade-off between feeling good about doing many things at the same time versus focusing on one thing and making progress.
What you focus on is what you win at.
Focus with myself
I am a living violation of the adage warning us against focusing on the urgent over the important.
As an entrepreneur, working from home, with a toddler, I have a renewable source of distractions. I’ve also worked continuously on clarifying my offer and the ideal client for me. So, it is too easy to get into a cycle of not taking action, getting disappointed with the lack of results, and not taking action as a result.
My breakthroughs have always come when I’ve cleared everything to focus on one important, revenue-generating thing.
Spare yourself the multitasking.
Forget about doing a lot and instead use your time wisely by focusing on the most highly-leverage thing you can do to create wealth and fulfillment
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