How To Stay On Track When You're Facing Distractions 🛤️May 16, 2022
When you're running a business, distractions can threaten your success. You're not only responsible for getting the work done, but you also need to make sure team members stay focused. (That is, until you hire a Director or Manager for different areas of your business- more on that later).
And the constant barrage of distractions in daily life can make staying on task a real challenge.
Distractions are everywhere. They’re on your mind, they’re in your pocket, and they’re all around you. Instead of letting distractions take over your day, become proactive and organize your day so they don't tempt you. Here's how:
Identify the top sources of distraction for you and then organize your day to limit them
Start by watching yourself work throughout the day. At times when you find yourself being distracted, take note of what's causing it. Is it the sounds around you? Is it the fact that your phone is next to you? Are other people interrupting you? Or is your mind just wandering off on its own? By figuring out where your attention slips, you'll know what you need to shut down.
Reduce temptations by keeping your environment distraction-free.
Many distractions are within our ability to control them. And, you're not going to get anything done if you're constantly checking your email or getting up for breaks out of boredom. As a business owner, you should treat your office like a workplace — keep it professional and cut out any unnecessary distractions that keep you from being productive.
Set up a daily schedule to keep track of what you need to do.
A missed deadline or unmet goal can result in lost revenue or customers. Keeping track of what needs to be done can help keep you focused on the right things, especially if you schedule times for specific tasks. If personal or urgent matters come up — as they often do — you'll have a better sense of how they fit into your schedule and whether they need immediate attention.
Takeaway: By building up healthy habits, you can increase your ability to focus on the things that matter.
Hi there, I’m Bria! I help busy business owners in all types of industries get the most out of their businesses, so they can achieve their goals and still have time to enjoy life. If you have an established, service-based business, and are interested about building positive habits, I’d be happy to have a chat with you to see if I can help! Sign-up for a Free Exploratory Strategy Call with me here!
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