Happy New Year...
I was wondering if you have begun to notice that without focus, it is difficult to succeed?
Yet, in my experience, I believe that no matter who you are, you lose your focus.
Is that true for you?
Also, in my experience, I have noticed that what separates the Pro from the Amateur is the Amateur will lose focus for days, even weeks, maybe even a month at a time.
While the Pro never loses focus for more than a day, maybe two, because the Pro has mastered the skill of refocusing.
I imagine you may want to know how to get refocused when you seem out of focus.
I’m not going to tell you that it is easy to turn Pro because you already know how to be Amateurs, but may I suggest these three habits be woven into the fabric of your life, so you can enjoy the benefit that Pros receive that Amateurs only dream about.
Three Pro Habits That Get You Refocused
#1. Recovery Time.
Once a year, get away for a least 3 days to redefine your dream and revisit your 3 major life projects. (Read the post “What Separates Pros From Amateurs").
This year, as a matter of fact, while you read this, I’m in Idyllwild, California, fully emerged in a 5-day spiritual retreat, fasting on lemon water, maple syrup and cayenne pepper and meditating 3 to 5 hours a day, getting refocused on what is important to me.
#2. Remodel Time.
Each month, take 5 uninterrupted hours focusing on what projects and activities will give you the most significant thrust towards the accomplishment of your 3 major life projects.
#3. Results Time.
Pick one project at a time and invest 75% working on it until it is complete.
So for example, you want to get 3 listings or loans this month, upload all of your data from your database system to myclients, and you want to hire an assistant.
The secret is to pick just one of those three projects and pour 75% of all your time and energy into that one project until it is complete, instead of 25% on listings and loans, 25% on data transfer, 25% on hiring an assistant.
When you focus your energy on one thing, you get it done faster and better.
Those are three simple and easy tools to help you get focused and stay focused.
Happy New Year,