It is so easy to get distracted by all the shiny objects out there in the entrepreneurial world.
There is always someone selling a new system, a new strategy, a new tactic and it is easy to keep going off on tangents and get to the end of each day, week, month and realize that you are not much further than you were at the beginning of the time period.
And let’s not mention the regular challenges of life.
How can you stay focused and do the real work to set up your own profitable business?
- Stir Up Your Intense Desire To Succeed
It must feel like more than just a good idea. Lots of people have great ideas but no desire to implement – they talk a good game but there is always an excuse not to do the work required to make their business a success. D you have a strong enough desire?One way to build up your desire is to figure out your big why? Why do you want the result? Maybe you want to spend more time with your family? Maybe you want to see more of the world? Maybe you want to be free of the shackles of a regular 9-5? Maybe you want to express yourself?
Whatever it is, you must tap into that strong intense desire to succeed or else you will not do whatever is necessary to stay focused and on track.
- Get clear on the plan
You may be getting distracted because you are not clear on some detail of the plan. You have vague ideas of what you need to do to move forward but there is still some doubt about exactly what it will take to see the result you are working towards.One way to get clear is to work with a mentor or a coach to work out your plan and then you can ask all the questions you need to ask in order to get the required clarity that will allow you a certain amount of certainty.
That may be the difference between taking action and getting distracted. Also, an objective eye looking over your ideas always helps you stay focused on the result rather than getting caught up in the irrelevant minutiae.
- Take the next step
Another way to stay focused is to ask yourself this simple question “What can I do in the next five minutes that will take me one step closer to my goal?” Then go ahead and do that. Do not overthink. Just take the action.
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