2020 is the code for perfect vision.
Will this year go down in history when we finally opened our eyes and admit that we have lost our ability to focus and to be productive?
We are the most distracted generation ever lived and ahead of us is the biggest challenge we will ever face.
It makes me wonder how we can prepare ourselves for the challenges ahead and using the habits that got us to where we are. Some will say (and hope) that there will be leaders that will get us out of this dilemma.
Other will have to find strategies on their own to save their businesses, their careers, the future for their employees, their families.
One thing is certain, if you are in business and you have created a solid annual revenue stream of between 500k to 5m the chances are pretty high that the next weeks, months and possibly years will be overwhelming. Facing stress on the one side and initiating innovations and creative solutions for your business on the other side will become your daily agenda.
There is only one question right now: Will we be primed for the challenges ahead?
If you operate on the edge of a burnout already, follow the next 5 steps:
Turn off your phone and other handhelds until 11 am. Assuming you get to the office between 7 and 8 am. You will have 3 hrs of focused time to deal with your micro task of the day. 3 hours of focused time is what the average person may get during a 9 hr work day.
Check your email inbox after you have accomplished your 3 hr focused work on your micro.
Address the day-to-day. Deal with whatever is in front of you.
Take your lunch break and spend time outside in the sun. You must understand that your're in a marathon race and you have to fuel your body and mind. This is not a sprint that you can manage without looking after yourself. You must make it to the finish line.
Identify the one thing that you must to accomplish today. If you don't quite know what the 'one thing' is, ask yourself "What will have the biggest impact on my business, my revenue, etc that I can do right now?" That's the one thing you want to address in the next 60 - 90 min.
Eliminate for the next 90 min any stimuli that will have the potential to distract you. Keep your eyes on the task in front of you and avoid multitasking.
Repeat Step 1-4 to build confidence and creativity. Success is built on confidence.
To your success,