Here are some things I find that can help you stay focused.
Do you have lists that you create every day and check off items as you complete them? I am known for my lists. Everything goes on a list in either First in First out (FIFO) sequence or in order of priority depending on the nature of the item.
I have a daily list, a list to do at home, on the weekend and a personal list. Lists help you stay on track of what to do next instead of procrastinating.
When you have a schedule, such as blogging once a week, it helps keep you focused. Every Wednesday morning, the Building Circles blog is published. What this means is during the week, I look for topics to share with my followers.
Being committed to an activity such as a Blog will help you stay focused and more aware of what is going on around you. I do admit most Tuesday nights are spent focusing on the morning' blog!
One of the most important factors to being focused is your team. Your team supports you, supports your organization and they work well together. I am very fortunate to have the AlphaKORians' support and dedication.
They are the ones who help me stay motivated and who help me stay focused each and every day.
Your Goals and Your Business plans
Writing down your goals for 2 years, 5 years, 10 years and longer provide you with a target to reach for. Making your business plan is also an effective way to keep you focused. It is important to visit your goals and business plans on a regular basis.
They need to be updated frequently and you must be prepared to adjust your efforts to achieve and surpass them.
Dealing with Challenges
When you face challenges head-on, it is easier to be focused and to take care of all situations at hand. Delaying or avoiding the challenges take you off your game. It requires a lot of energy to get back on track.
When challenges arise, analyze the situation, collect information as soon as you can, make a decision to deal with it at the time. Follow the motto "Just Do It" when faced with challenges.
We are all accountable to someone after all. Your manager, your business partners, your co-workers and if you have a board of directors. These stakeholders will help you keep you focused. You need to ensure you understand their mandate and provide them with updates on what you are doing.
Listen to your stakeholders and fully understand their expectations. Provide them feedback to ensure they are also on track for what you are required to focus on.
What things keep you focused?