1. STOP LOOKING FOR SHORTCUT, AND DO THE WORK.
Building a business or career is hard. It requires you to do difficult, tedious, and unsatisfying tasks. If you want more clients or work, no one is going to hand it to you. You have to hustle. Do content marketing, one-on-one sales, network, or whatever method you use to grow your business.
And if you want to climb the corporate ladder, you have to form alliances, be strategic, outperform your targets, and be great at what you do.
Thats what you SHOULD do, right? Most of us already know these things. Or, you will find out about it. Theres no such thing as a secret to succeeding at work.
2. ELIMINATE. ELIMINATE. ELIMINATE
Elimination is a key strategy that I use for many aspects of my life. We accumulate so much unnecessary baggage throughout the years that we consistently need to eliminate. If you find yourself struggling to focus, try this strategy. Make your life so simple that its a breeze to live. And lets be honest here. Who wants to live a life thats impossible? Life is already hard enough. Dont make it harder.
3. WILLPOWER DOESNT WORK. SYSTEMS DO.
What you really need is a system for doing work. A lot of people shy away from routines, systems and frameworks because they want to have freedom. Im sorry to disappoint you: Freedom is your enemy. The fact is that, if you want to get things done, you need rules.
If you combine the right productivity tactics, you have a productivity system. The deadlines create urgency, accountability will create responsibility, working in intervals improves your focus, exercising will give you more energy, so does a healthy diet, and eliminating distractions will take away the temptations.
4. DISCONNECT FROM THE INTERNET.
And theres only one reason to do that: Too
much of anything is a bad thing. Even good
things. Too much exercise? You will get
Too much love? You will smother people. Too much work? You will burn out. Too much food? You will get fat. Too much water? You will die.
So why do you consume so much internet?
5. MANAGE YOUR ATTENTION
Focus determines the quality of your life. No
focus means no control of your attention.
And no control means frustration. We all know what frustration leads to. Start managing your attention. Not your time.
You recharge your phone when it runs out of
juice. You refill your gas tank when youre
running on empty. But sometimes, you
forget to do the same for your most
precious possession: Your body (and the
brain thats inside of it).
Till next week, remain blessed.