“I’m late, I’m late for a very important date. No time to say hello, goodbye. I’m late, I’m late, I’m late.” Too many of us feel like the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland these days. Busy…busy…busy…We are all just so busy. Unfortunately, ‘busyness’ does not equate to business and your level of success will be determined by your focus.
Distractions come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes they are big and are forced upon us when a loved one is sick or a car breaks down. These distractions deserve our attention and are usually not the culprit of our lack of sales success. More often, the most impactful distractions are sneaky. They are small, meaningless daily detours; time spent with the wrong people, the wrong technology, or the wrong focus.
“Where do you draw the line between what is productive and what is productive procrastination?”
Although it isn’t possible or even recommended to eliminate all distractions, you can minimize their impact on your overall success:
- Steer clear of Time Wasters and Naysayers
- Put technology in it’s place
- Flip the script in your head
- Feed your mind