Most men have ambitious dreams. Some men achieve them, others do not. After carefully analyzing the differences between the two types of men, I noticed that there is consistent pattern in both. There is one element that stops men from achieving their dreams. This same element also gives the successful men the edge over others. It’s not rocket science but you’d be surprised how many men overlook it.
Your Most Critical Resource
Some men say that “time” is your most important resource. This is not the case. How often have you had the time to do something but failed to actually achieve it? The most important resource you have is not time, it’s ENERGY. Energy allows you to perform at your best, be creative and overcome your biggest challenges. When you are struggling to achieve your dreams, you’ll probably notice that your level of energy is low as well. The more energy you have, the more you can accomplish, and faster too!
The Productivity Formula
You may think that you do not have enough time but you do. You know that you have 24 hours in one day. There is no way that you can change that. What men can change, is their level of productivity within the 24 hours. The more productive you are, the more you achieve and the closer you get to your dreams. Productivity requires two things: ENERGY & FOCUS.
Both are equally important to create the life you want. Some men do lack the energy to get results and overcome their challenges. Without enough energy, your challenges just overrun you. But from my personal experience in coaching countless high-performing men, even they suffer from something far worse, a lack of focus. I can take two men, one who has a strong focus with less energy and one who has more energy but less focus and the one with more focus will outpace the other.
Why Focus Matters
The challenge with today’s society is that you are drawn in so many different directions. The world is competing for your attention, from media to marketers. Everyone, including your family, is wanting a piece of you. With mobile phones and social media, it’s getting harder and harder to stay on track with your originals goals. Then someone throws a cool idea at you and you decide to take that for spin. What happens is that you are doing so many different things, you’re hardly making any progress on the your original goal. I call it the “squirrel” syndrome. You’re running around chasing all these nuts that keep from from the tree.
Now there’s a scientific reason to align your focus. The more focused your brain is, the more creative you are and the easier it is to overcome your challenges. Challenges slow you down or stop you all together. Your ability to overcome your challenges is the secret to achieving your goals. If there were no challenges, men would already have what they wanted. Imagine chopping wood. If you tried chopping it with a sledge hammer, you’d snap you arm. If you used an axe, it would easily split. Why is that? It’s because all the force (aka energy) is aligned along a very narrow focus of the blade. The more focused you are, the bigger the impact you have.
Keep your brain on track and focused. Multi-tasking is a myth. You’re just switching your conscious thinking from one area to the other which is not effective. Research shows that less than 25% of the population are effective multitaskers. Let me guess…you probably think you’re one of them. The best thing I ever did was stop multi-tasking. Not only did my productivity skyrocket, but I also started living more in the moment and I enjoyed life more.
How To Improve Your Focus
Here is a list of simple things that I teach men to improve their focus:
- Set premium goals, not average goals!
- Remove all unproductive apps from your phone. Turn off all unnecessary notifications.
- Plan your days. Plan for outcomes instead of activities. Delegate everything that you’re not the best at doing, do not make money from or do not enjoy doing.
- Block out time to do your most important tasks and don’t allow anything (except a medical emergency) to distract you.
- Only do one task at a time.
- Have select times for your “open door” policy.
- Take breaks to regain your composure and refocus.
- Get rest and take vacations!
- Say “no” more than you say “yes” to new ideas.
- Measure, measure, measure!
- Review your goals and progress at least quarterly.
- Stop hanging around people who distract you.
- Exercise. It helps blood flow to the brain.
- Have lots of sex. It’ll save you from thinking about why you’re not having sex.
- Meditate and practice mindfulness.
- Pat yourself on the back when you do well.
When in doubt, just FOCUS!
All the best,
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