The Power of Focus

Today I wanted to share a little on the power of focus. Now I am sure we have all heard time and time again to focus, that if we focus we will get more done but how many of us actually practice that day in and day out.

We tend to bring into our lives what we consistently focus on and what we focus on expands just by the nature of it. Wouldn’t it make sense to become aware of where our focus is going so that we can be more proactive as to what we are creating in our lives?

Understanding how high-achievers focus and applying that in our lives can make a huge positive impact in our career and in our level of fulfillment and satisfaction.

For a long time now, it has been obvious to all of us that there has been an ever growing accessibility of available knowledge and the advances in technology have made that possible. Also, in an effort to cut cost companies are now demanding higher productivity from its employees where they asking you to do more with less and less time and/or resources; I am sure we can all relate.

We also know that our world is experiencing an accelerated rate of change; if one thing is constant is change. We might even feel like there are never enough hours in the day.  But the answer to achieve more – faster, control the rate of change in our lives and still be able to spend quality time with our loved ones is to utilize the power of focus.

Just as the sun’s rays when focused through a magnifying glass can create intense heat – when you focus your knowledge and skills on a few key activities you are able to accomplish much more than the average person can in far less time leaving you with more time to spend time with your loved ones.

The key to utilizing the power of focus is first to be crystal clear as to the outcome we are looking for and then to identify and put our attention on accomplish just that. We can maximize that power by finding the few activities that if we do consistently will generate us the biggest results, instead of just keeping busy like most people and having little to show for at the end of the day.

One thing we can be sure of, there are never enough hours in the day to do everything but there will always be enough time in the day to accomplish the most important tasks.

So spend a few minutes and clarify exactly what you want to accomplish. Then find the most important activities that you have to do to accomplish what you set out to do. Finally, block out the time and commit to doing them. I would recommend doing nothing else but the most important activities first thing in the morning. By doing so, you will begin to accomplish more and more in less time. You will be producing higher value results and ultimately will reach your goals faster.

Until next time,

Love much, learn often and leave a legacy!

Nuggets of wisdom from MREA

A couple of weeks ago I started reading The Millionaire Real Estate Agent, not because I wanted to become an agent but because I am moving into the area of training agents on the mindset of performance and productivity.  Just finished the 300+ page book this past week; I love learning.  I would recommend everyone to invest a few hours each week to reading a good non-fiction book. This is why…

Let’s say that you read at half the speed of the average person and you only invest 3-4hrs per week to read; you could still be reading about 24 books a year! In a few years you could have read more than most read in a life-time. The way I like to explain it is: you could learn a decade’s worth of wisdom in one good book. Imagine all you could save and how much faster you could achieve when you have the knowledge. If we are open, knowledge molds our philosophies to mimic the philosophies of the successful.

No one can accurately judge what the future holds but we can be certain that as long as we are alive our decisions shape our destiny and our philosophies shape our decisions. For those that might be interested in a summary of the first section of the book, full of good philosophies, read on.  Here are some points I picked up in the first section that talks about mindset:

  • Think Big, Act Bold, Live Large… Become the best you can become.
  • The key to becoming the very best is to think at a very high level.
  • Small goals tend to place limits on our potential achievement.
  • Our reality of what is possible is largely based on what we are focused on.
  • Build up the momentum and it will carry you through the small goals.
  • The greatest aspect of life is that our past does not dictate our future, we have the ability to choose a new path at any given moment and that is what matters most.
  • Those that achieve greatness are those that think greatness every single day.
  • Life and business can be complex but the road to success is fairly simple.
  • Find the simple answers to complex questions but keep taking action.
  • Life can be complex but the path to joy, peace and love is very simple.
  • One of the greatest stumbling blocks to achieving great success for people is that they cannot get their heads around how obvious and uncomplicated success can be.
  • Complexity is really just the accumulation of simple ideas added together.
  •  Peter Drucker says that “plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.”
  • Mark Victor Hansen author of The Aladdin Factor says that “the size of our answers is determined by the size of our questions.”

All this from 10 pages of the book! Reading is a habit of the successful. Make it your habit.

Our Mind is like a Magnet

I just love being able to see the big picture and connect the dots when it comes to understanding success. I am developing some very interesting models for my up-coming book but when I came across this image I just thought it would be perfect to share.

Your thoughts do ultimately lead to the creation of our reality is so many ways. There are limitless possibilities of thoughts, of actions and of attitude; the essence of these three determines much of our outcomes and much of the manifestation of our reality. Just a thought. Interesting? My previous blog explains this law in more detail.