Do you ever have trouble staying focused or feel like you need focus training? This is a problem that plagues many entrepreneurs and successful individuals. Anyone who is successful knows that at any given point, there are about a hundred different activities you could, or should, be working on.
The key to getting the most benefit and “bang for your buck” out of your time is to prioritize tasks and only focus on the ones that will yield the greatest results and propel you towards your goals the fastest.
In addition to prioritizing the tasks that will yield the greatest results, you also want to focus your time and energy on doing the things you are truly brilliant at. These are typically the ones that will also reap the biggest rewards.
The 3 Step Total Focus Training
To help you clarify what you should be spending your time on and what you should be delegating to others, I encourage you to do the following exercise.
Your goal is to find the top one, two, or three activities that best use your core genius, bring you the most money, and produce the greatest level of enjoyment.
Step 1: List All of the Activities That Occupy Your Time
The first step is to start by listing all those activities that occupy your time, whether they’re business-related, personal, or related to your civic organizations or volunteer work. List even small tasks such as replying to emails or returning phone calls.
Step 2: Choose 2 Things That You’re Brilliant At
Next, choose from your list one, two, or three things you are particularly brilliant at.
These are your special and unique talents, the things very few other people can do as well as you.
Also, choose from this list the three activities that generate the most income for you or your company. Any activities that you are brilliant at and that generate the most income for you or your company are the activities where you’ll want to focus the most time and energy.
Step 3: Create a Plan for Delegating Everything Else
Finally, create a plan for delegating everything else to other people.
Delegating takes time, training, and patience, but over time you can keep chipping away at the low-payoff, nonessential tasks on your list until you are doing less and less of those and more and more of what you are really good at.
That is how you create a brilliant career.
Practice Delegating One Thing From Your List
Create a list of all the activities that occupy your time, choose 3 things from that list that you are brilliant at, then delegate at least 1 thing from the remaining list to someone else TODAY.
Tomorrow, delegate one more thing to someone else. Do this every day until you are only working on the tasks that you do best and that produce the most results.
Leave a comment below and share one task that you are truly brilliant at - whether it be in your personal or professional life! And share one task you are going to delegate today.
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