We live in a world with a million possible distractions, pressures, emergencies and interruptions, how can we stay possibly stay focused (on our goals) and sane?

There are always going to be several things constantly competing for my your time – marketing campaigns to design, team members to manage, customers to respond to, business opportunities to explore, issues to follow up, personal commitments etc.  However, whenever you try to work on too many things at the same time, inevitably none of them ever gets done.

To assist my clients in staying on track and keeping things simple, I developed the following list of 5 simple questions to put things into perspective. When in doubt – check the list for guidance. 

  1. Has anyone died?  If not, relax and calm down.  As long as no one has died, it’s really not that serious and there is a solution to every challenge you face.
  2. Am I trying to eat an elephant in one sitting?  Breaking things into bite sized chunks makes the world of difference. Having broad high level goals are good but having an actionable plan is essential. A detailed, step by step plan can help you to identify how you can get from where you are to where you want to be.  Remember, a journey of 1000 miles begins with one step.
  3. Am I In A Bad Neighbourhood? If you are not in a good place emotionally, change your physiology immediately. That means get up and get moving, put on your favourite song or do the “dance of joy”.  Whatever it takes, do it NOW.
  4. Am I Grateful For What I Already Have? It is impossible to bring more of what you want into your life if you are feeling ungrateful about what you already have. It has been said that the whole is more than the sum of its parts. In many ways gratitude is a bit like that – it’s not what you say, the mere words that count, but sum of the words and the heartfelt emotion behind them.
  5. Am I focused on what I want or don’t want?  Whether we realise it or not, we are visualising things all the time – visualising either what we want or don’t want.  If you are relentlessly focused on the negative outcome and are riddled by fear that WILL impact your reality.

It’s very easy to get so caught up in the emotion of emergencies, disruptions and day to day activities that you can easily lose sight of what is most important to your success and well-being.  These simple tips and questions will help you stay more in touch which is what is most essential to you and your compelling future.  These techniques (and keeping a sense of humour) are vital to helping you to stay in focus with your ultimate goals.

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About The Author
Rhondalynn's life changed forever after the loss of her mother due to a senseless tragedy in 1992. She decided that despite her formal training and a promising career as a lawyer and chartered accountant, she wanted to do something more. So despite the fact she had already invested 10 years of her adult life in university and articling, she did the unthinkable. She left her high paid job as Commercial Manager for one of the largest corporations in the country, she re-trained herself in the sciences of the mind and she discovered a passion for writing and sharing her knowledge with business owners and executives. Rhondalynn has distilled the secrets to business success - that she learned from her life experience and working in GM level roles with Price Waterhouse Coopers, Max Factor, Village Cinemas, and Coles Group Ltd. - and produced a simple step-by-step process that you can apply to your business to boost your sales and bottom line. Rhondalynn can help you put strategies in place to grow your bottom line and ensure that your customers would never think of going elsewhere. She is the leading expert on harnessing the power of your brain and using it to improve your financial results in business. Rhondalynn is the author of On The Shoulders of Giants, Imagineering Your Destiny, Sobre Hombros deGigantes, Financial Foreplay, and Sales Seduction. She has appeared on CNN, Bnet/CBS, Channel 7, Channel 9, Kochie's Business Builders and 3AW, and writes for Yahoo, MYOB, Fast Thinking, Sunday Life, Dynamic Business, Business Spectator and Australian Retailer.

2 Comments:


  • By Edmond Carroll 23 Jul 2009

    Hi Rhondalynn
    Your articles are very inspiring.I’m always on the look-out for material that I can pass on to my clients who are seeking release from emotional concerns.Thank you.
    I am a Spiritual Healer for many conditions including Emotional Release,Vertigo & Pain.

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