Staying Focused: my tips for cutting out the noise!

Staying Focused: my tips for cutting out the noise!

Staying focused can be challenging, especially if you have a million things on your plate. This can be a struggle for ALL women: entrepreneurs, side hustlers, Moms, and even college students who work or do a sport. I am the worst at multi-tasking; if you start talking to me while I am in the middle of doing something, I literally won’t hear a single word that you are saying. It’s like I’m blacked out! Does this happen to anyone else?

I own my own business, work from home, and manage a team remotely, so staying focused is important for my sanity so that I don’t end up working 80+ hours a week (like I did for the first year of running Style Collective). I also need to set a good example for my team members so they can work efficiently and effectively.

 

Tips for Staying Focused

 

1. Make a List! I live and die by lists, it feels so good to turn off notifications, shut down email, and just plow through my to-do list with laser focus. Studies show that people feel happier and more motivated after they’ve focused on a task for a few hours vs. trying to do 100 things at once.

2. Don’t do #allthethings. Cut out the tasks that are distracting you from reaching more significant goals. Earlier this year, I had announced consulting services, and it has been amazing working with so many women who want to make their dreams a reality. But, as Style Collective grows, I need to have laser focus. I have so many goals that I want to achieve and having consulting calls on a weekly basis has been distracting, so I am getting rid of them. I feel like I can’t get into a good flow and that my head is just all over the place. So, it was time to do an 80/20 analysis and cut out the things that were no longer serving me or my business.

3. Time block. I record podcasts on certain days, have calendar appointments open on just Wed and Fri, check emails at certain times, go on Instagram once a day at a certain time, and block time to work on tasks with no interruptions. You have to set boundaries, and you can 100% set these boundaries and make these decisions.

Tips for Staying Focused

4. Delegate! If you can afford the resource of an extra set of hands, it will save your sanity x1000. One year ago, I was running Style Collective solo and bringing on team members has been life changing. I am able to delegate different parts of the business so that I can focus on what I am good at. Writing is not my strong suit (which is why my posts here are usually under 500 words), but I am much better at speaking and in-person interaction. So I have ownership of the podcast, Instagram Live, and in-person events while my team rocks what they are really good at!

5. Listen to a great playlist. I loveeeee zoning out to classical music while I’m working! It’s so soothing and really helps me stay calm and centered.

 

“Where focus goes, energy flows.” – Tony Robbins

 

What tips do you have to help you focus during the day?

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