“With all the crazy stuff that you do, how do you find your focus?” A dear friend ask me this questions recently and I never really thought about it because I just always had too many irons in the fire and learned to juggle.
Over the past 20 years or so the buzz word in employment has been ‘multi tasking’. If you look at job postings, you will invariably notice that each includes a phrase similar to ‘must be able to effectively handle multiple projects and objectives’. The problem is that science has proven we are not effective at multi-tasking and it actually reduces productivity.
While we are always going to be inundated with tasks at work or home, we can learn to become more productive by learning to FOCUS.
FOCUS is the new trend towards single-tasking and it is showing good results. It involves a combination of consistent planning and good time management. This is how I am able to manage 3 businesses and my multiple hats of Executive Coach, Sales Trainer, Event Planner, Property Manager, Martial Arts Instructor, and father of 6.
Follow this link to a good article that will give you a few ideas about time management and the difference between being BUSY and being PRODUCTIVE.
Give me a call to learn more about planning and time management. Not every system is right for all. Finding your FOCUS with proper time management can create better productivity and relieve stress, but only if its the right system for you.
~ Matt Randall – Executive Coach and Time Lord