If you want to learn how to stay focused in the busy entrepreneurial world out there, this episode is for you. Tony’s pulled together a number of sound bytes from his most recent guests that address the issue of focus and he’s hoping that the things you take away from this brief episode will give you the shot in the arm you need to get on track and stay on track with the goals you need to accomplish today. This is a “best of” episode of the show, leading up to the debut of our new format and direction next week.
What should you do with all the bright, shiny objects that keep showing up?
Every entrepreneur who tries to leverage the internet to advance their business knows what a struggle it can be to stay focused on your strategy while taking into account the new opportunities and platforms that show up almost daily. On this episode, you can hear Marty McDonald give his advice about how to assess the new opportunities without losing track of what you’re really trying to do. This short clip could provide the clarity you’ve been looking for.
Sometimes you’ve got to open your eyes to new opportunities in order to gain better focus.
Matt Miller tells the story of how he moved his vending machine business into a niche market by placing them in the schools in his area. It was an opportunity that literally came knocking on his door 2 or 3 times as local school kids were trying to sell things for fundraisers. That’s when his direction truly came into focus and he saw an opportunity that turned his business around. Do you have an opportunity that’s waiting for you to see it?Sometimes you’ve got to open your eyes to new opportunities in order to gain better #focus Click To Tweet
Tips to help you help other people stay focused.
Many entrepreneurs are in a service or consulting business that depends on their effectiveness at helping their clients stay focused. Ryan Malinowski is a personal trainer who has a great track record of helping his clients achieve their fitness goals. He’s got some great things to share about staying focused, avoiding the distractions, and getting your goals accomplished.
Sometimes you’ve got to look back to get refocused.
“Thank you, Facebook.” That’s what Matt Schmitt feels when he remembers the thing that prompted him to refocus on his fitness goals and make the changes needed to drop the weight he had gained. The Facebook “time lapse” feature showed him a picture from 3 years prior when he was in shape and fit. When he compared that image to the pictures he’d just taken on his vacation he was motivated to do something about the lapse he’d had in his fitness goals. Do you need to stop and look back to regain your focus?Sometimes you’ve got to look back to get #refocused, on this episode Click To Tweet
Knowing where to focus is just as important as staying focused.
One of the areas Brian Shafton has worked hard to become adept at is the realm of making good connections with people. He’s learned that focusing on that discipline and becoming better at it is a long-term strategy that pays dividends in multiples. He’s got some great advice on this episode about why networking and connections are an area each of us should be focusing on, and you can hear it on this episode.
Daily personal discipline that starts the day before.
When you learn to plan the things you want to achieve and put strategies in place to make sure they happen, you’re setting yourself up for success. Dr. Scot Gray shares how he starts the success of each day, the day before – on this episode. You’ll learn how a little bit of effort before the pressure and business of the day begins, helps him focus in the moment and keep the momentum going as he moves toward his goals.
Keep the end goal in mind as you pursue your dreams.
“I’m not a writer but I have a lot of good ideas.” That’s what Justin Christianson said about the process of writing his book. He didn’t want to write something just to add to the noise, and he didn’t want to give up on the process because he knew that what he had to say was of great value. He says you’ve got to block out adequate time to truly focus on what you’re doing when you have a long-term project to complete. Have patience. Put out your best effort. In time, you’ll get there if you don’t give up.Keep the end goal in mind as you pursue your #dreams, on this episode Click To Tweet
OUTLINE OF THIS EPISODE
- [1:08] Today’s introduction to this “best of” episode.
- [2:33] When do you need to pursue the newest platforms?
- [4:23] Matt connected his specialty to an opportunity that showed up.
- [5:47] How to keep clients on track on focused.
- [7:25] How did I let all that work go to waste?
- [9:46] The power of developing business relationships.
- [11:28] Personal disciplines that start the day before.
- [13:51] Writing a book when he wasn’t a writer.
RESOURCES AND LINKS MENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE
- Marty McDonald – original episode – personal website
- Matt Miller – original episode – personal website
- Ryan Malinowski – original episode – personal website
- Matt Schmitt – original episode – personal website
- Brian Shafton – original episode – personal website
- Dr. Scot Gray – original episode – personal website
- Justin Christianson – original episode – personal website