How do you get focused?

As I was walking along the beach this morning, clearing my head, getting focused for a big day of marketing, I got to thinking what other people do to clear their head & get focused?

Apologies for the quality of the video, I’m overdue to update my phone……….

 

So what I find if I just get up and get to work without setting a true purpose for the day is I get constantly sidetracked.

I check my facebook with new comments & likes, check peoples new updates, watch video after video, check my emails all day, then get up make a coffee, check my email manager, see how many people have checked my blog posts & sites, check twitter, check facebook again, send someone thats online a quick message & let them know how busy I am, watch someones new video post, check my comments on my blog, check my LinkedIn account to see new people that have viewed my profile, make another coffee, check my shares to see how bad they have gone today…….. see if there is any new training video’s or audio’s posted in my companies back office, check facebook again and the day continues like that – such a busy day, right.

However, if I clear my head, get focused on what I want to get done for the day & maybe the next couple of days, set out a plan of attack then I actually tend to get shit done.

So by taking the time of day out to go and walk along the beach, really enjoy my morning, having the water splash on my feet, the smell of the ocean as the breeze gently blows by, the joy of seeing a pod of dolphins swim by Β as they just go about their day aimlessly (that was so cool by the way, I totally didn’t think of getting some footage of that, oh well, next time….) I was able to get focused,set my intentions for the day & I am having a super productive day!

So what is it that gets you focused for the day? Β Is it a leisurely stroll in the park? Is it going for a swim? Β Is it meditating, taking your mind away from all the stress in the world and just being at peace with yourself?

Let me know in the comments.

Have a bloody great, productive day!

 

  • Hey Alex, great post and thought. I know that when I am clear, I can get a lot done, but when it is all jumbled, I can’t seem to get anything done, can’t seem to find focus. I try things like getting up, doing something else, thinking about something else. I haven’t figured that out. I do know that sometimes I just get inspired and I go with it. Let me know if you come up with some ideas, that would be awesome!

    I think walking the beach might help. πŸ™‚ Looks like you got it going on over there. πŸ™‚

  • Diane

    Hey Alex, walking on the beach is my one too… But, I do find that preparing a list of what I want to achieve the evening before for the next day keeps me on track and focussed on my outcomes. Loved your video, thanks or sharing.

  • I listen every day to inspirational audio to set my mindset in the right direction. This will help me focus a lot.

  • Alex,
    Great points. I need to re-evaluate my process. One thing I have let go is to check my schedule before I go to bed so I know what lies ahead, that is if I actually have any appointments or webinars, etc. I also like your idea of clearing your head and setting your purpose for the day. Think I need to incorporate that. Thanks.

  • Hey Alex,

    My Beach is so freaking freezing most mornings or I would definitely spend most mornings there contemplating the day ahead. I do agree with you that if I dont set a schedule, I end up down rabbit holes …and the day ends with me knowing I have Been Busy being Busy….! So yes focusing is key as an entrepreneur…! You are the boss and the buck stops with you! Thanks for sharing this article and Video πŸ™‚

    ~Julie~

  • Hi Alex. For me, first thing in the morning, even before breakfast, I have a routine for my business. Publish my video, publish my blog, make any changes to both, then post in FB groups. I ping the blog and usually get an idea or two from FB posts for my next blog. breakfast and off. Then before bed completing the blog for the next day, and video if I am doing one…

    For my business, this routine has helped me stay organized and focused and if for some reason I don’t have one ready for the next day I still have the entire next day to complete it.

  • Awesome video Alex, “Bloody Beautiful”. Having the discipline to focus is a key aspect for every entrepreneur.

  • Well I love the ocean too Alex! and yes, I will take a stroll at the beach or local park to clear my head, refresh and renew if I see myself losing focus. Managing our time is important, but overwhelm can really hold us back from getting anything done. So clearing your head like you shared here is a great tip. thanks for sharing!

  • One might think a walk on the beach has nothing to do with your business. But you got a cool video done πŸ™‚ and a blog post. I think we all have these distractions going on. Funny, I wrote a blog post about that topic yesterday.

    The link I share below is in case you ever wondered how to get rid of those black bars in your videos… πŸ™‚

    Get rid of the black bars on smartphone/iphones videos πŸ˜‰

    Awesome post Alex!

  • Awesome Alex!

  • Hi Alex. I can certainly relate to your “busy day”. I don’t think you could beat walking along the beach to clear your head but not living that close to the beach I take at least one walk to the park and back. It’s amazing how ideas can come when you take a break and let the mind wander. Cheers, Ron

  • Great post Alex! For me I schedule my day the night before so I know exactly what I’m doing. Occasionally I’ll make a to-do list and prioritise them in order. Also, each morning I’ll go for a run and do some personal development – that makes a HUGE difference!

    • Alex Bender

      Mate you are a true inspiration! Its great to see you grow from strength to strength. We’ve both come a long long way since we met way back in 2012.