Tuesday, January 17, 2017

2017 focus

1. Block Distractions

When you sit down to work, don’t play.

Work from an environment conducive to focus. Remove all distracting stimuli .

Disable email notifications.

Use an app like SelfControl to block out distracting sites.

Neil has his assistant lock his phone away when he gets to work.

You should too.

2. Stay Calm (and healthy)

Plenty of research our there concludes that staying calm is the key to achieving clarity and making important decisions.

Stress lowers our immune system and has a negative effect on the prefrontal cortex --- the part of the brain controls our ability to be rational.

Basically – stress makes you behave irrationally, perform at lower levels, and make bad decisions.

This is why nearly every top performer has some kind of meditation ritual…

3. Keep Your Goals In Mind

With every decision you make, think about the big picture and your five-year plan

Thinking about your long term goals and future puts meaning behind everything decision you make now, in the present.

Just ask yourself:

Where is this action leading?

Is it taking me closer to my vision?

Or am I “reacting” out of fear or distraction?

Get clarity + take action