In the Kick Start the Year Workshop we focused on 2 main things:
1) Getting clear on our goals and vision for 2015
2) Making a plan for how we’re going to make it happen – and how we can have the most incredible month, this month!
We created some printables to go along with this session:
The main message from this workshop is this: focus.
If you want to turn your goals into a reality, you have to focus on doing just that. Focus is your power source – you’re creating your own reality by what you choose to focus on… and what you focus on expands.
Watch the workshop to discover more and to get your focus…
We’re at the beginning of a new year and it’s so exciting to think of all the amazing things we can make happen over the next few months.
- If you want to build your email list, you can do it.
- If you want to generate more revenue, you can do it.
- If you want to create a new product or service, you can do it.
There is no question about it, I know you can do it and you know deep down that you can do it. You know that it’s possible.
It’s just going to take one very important thing: focus.
Focus is the key ingredient for making it happen.
- If you want to build your email list you have to focus on growing it.
- If you want to generate more revenue, you have to focus on making it happen.
- If you want to create a new product or service, you have to focus on creating it.
Without focus, we tend to feel lost, overwhelmed, confused, stuck and out of control.
How many people here know what I’m talking about and have felt that way? I know I have and it’s the most frustrating place and it’s caused by lack of focus.
The year is going to pass by so quickly and the ones of us that get really focused are going to be the ones that make it happen. No questions asked.
It means that we have to stay focused, even when we have doubts, even when we feel like we can’t make it happen, even when we hit setbacks, we have to have that unwavering focus to keep going and to see it through.
Focus is your power source, because absolutely nothing in your life just happens by chance, it happens by choice. You’re creating your own reality by what you choose to focus on. And what you focus on expands.
So really integrate focus into your year in a big way. Remind yourself of the power of your focus daily and to help you with this we’ve created a printable with the work focus on. So print it off and stick it on your wall, somewhere you’ll see it every day to remind yourself to be focused.
Ok, so now I want to share with you some of the things which really help me to get and feel focused. I’m going to run through this list and then we’re actually going to go through it and plan out what we’re going to focus on over the next month.
The first step is to plan out exactly what it is that you want to focus on. So how do you know what this is? I think the easiest way is to start by getting everything out of your head – write down all of your goals and what you want to achieve. Then prioritise that list.
Only focus on one thing at a time. Otherwise you ended up hopping around the place.
Once you know exactly what it is you want to achieve then you have to break it down into small steps.
Once you have your steps you need to schedule them – literally make a plan of when you’re going to work on each step.
Then you’ve got to stay focused – create you daily/weekly plan and make your main focus that one goal. Wake up in the morning and focus on it – focus on what you need to do, focus on making it happen, focus on seeing it done. Feel the focus inside of yourself. You’ve got to be like “This is my goal, this is what I’ve got to do, I’m going to smash it!”
This strategy works every time. If any of you have ever learned to play a musical instrument, you’ll know this is true. For my 8th birthday I got a clarinet and I was so excited and happy about learning to play and then I put it together, blew down it and it squeaked. Learning to play was so frustrating and hard, because I just wanted to be good already… I didn’t want to have to go through the learning phase! But I stuck at it, I had lessons and I practiced. Within 7 years I went from a squeak to playing Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto and it took so much focus. I knew where I wanted to be and I knew what I would have to do in order to get there and then I stayed focused and practiced, practiced, practiced.
And it’s exactly the same with building a successful business or growing your email list. You have to stay focused and know what it is you need to practice doing every day to get you to where you need to be, even though you just want to be there already. There were days when I wanted to throw my clarinet at the wall, I was little at the end of my rope and I’ve felt like that so many times in business. But you tie a knot in the end of your rope and you hang on.
You keep your eyes on the prize, you stay focused. And that’s what will set us all apart.
Deepak Chopra said, “If you want a dream to come true, it takes more than dreaming. The mind has to focus in a special way, using the power of intention. What you pay attention to will grow.”
So make sure you’re clear about what you’re going to give attention to and have the best month ever. YOU CAN DO IT.