The Power of Focus

by on June 29, 2010

Following my Wildly Productive 15 minute day yesterday, I’ve been re-sold on the power of laser focus. No more Incompletions for this goddess!

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Tracey Keefer @ Free MLM Help June 30, 2010 at 8:40 am

goddess you are so right about multi-tasking actually lower productivity! I was reading a study about that a couple of months ago, yet as women we are expected to do so and in many way our role requires it.

Where it has served us it has also been to our detriment.

I just love how you frame life 15 minutes at a time, actually a good amount of time in this instantaneous age and just enough time to get it done or get momentum going to see it through to completion. But in case it’s not move on to something else to break up the routine, always a good idea for us “Blue Personalities”!

Great advice and tips goddess, thank you!

“Dream, Believe, Become…”

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Jacqueline Gates June 30, 2010 at 11:29 am

I hadn’t really thought of it as a ‘Blue’ thing ~ but you’re so right. Doing 15 mins on each section is sort of like ‘organized distraction’ ~ works for me LOL

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Kellie Hosaka@home based business July 1, 2010 at 1:56 am

Aloha Jacqui,

Oh, I love this! I completely agree! Multi-tasking when you’re talking to someone is not possible because you’re not really talking to them, you’re splitting your attention and people feel that and know that.

I was always taught “wherever you are Kellie, BE There!”, so I do my best to BE there in the moment, especially when talking to people and on the phone too.

Thank you so much for this wonderful post!

Aloha,
Kellie 🙂

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Chris Bernardo July 1, 2010 at 12:30 pm

Jacqueline,

I really enjoy your videos , love your honesty, i know for me My To Do list is manageable and it is a game of truly laser focus like you mention but for me makes it easier when i take breaks and set time frames (15,30,45,1hr) , turning off skype, facebook chat, gmail chat, etc..also helps, there is always voicemail 🙂 and i focus my attention on one task at a time and email, phone calls always return them but give my undivided attention when its time to return phone calls, chats, etc ….
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Jacqueline Gates July 1, 2010 at 4:10 pm

Ha! Chris, you’re so right ~ turning off the distractions (ESPECIALLY Facebook!) is pivotal to maintaining focus. And I don’t think it matters what time frame you choose ~ I sometimes extend mine to 30 mins or an hour too. Whatever the task at hand calls for and what works for you, I guess.
Although I do find it astonishing how much Less time it takes than I estimate it will!

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Tracy July 1, 2010 at 4:06 pm

I am well aware of the fact that multitasking actually decreases productivity but it is so ingrained in me I still catch myself doing it.

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Jacqueline Gates July 1, 2010 at 4:23 pm

Ugh, so do I, Tracy. The trick is, when you do catch yourself, you go right back to what you were originally doing. And keep doing that till it’s done.
It gets easier with practice ~ I promise!

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Mark Testa@california mls listing October 20, 2011 at 5:54 pm

Focus is ultimately what separates excellence and mediocrity. All successful people have the ability to focus, and focus hard. There seems to be nothing that can distract it when they’re in the moment.

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