The Importance of Focus for Small Business Owners

It’s 4 o’clock, What Happened to My Day?

So many clients have tried multiple applications to create a system or platform to organize tasks and manage productivity. If you are someone who has accomplished this, congratulations, and if you find something that works for you, let us know what it is.

You might be surprised how many of us are still paper-and-pen people. From Gen Y to the retired, the impact of the written word must be addressed. This is not generational; this is the connection of intellect (IQ) to emotion (EQ) and the heart. The connection between the brain creating expression and accountability is found in the “pen-to-hand expression.” When you write on paper, you connect the brain to feeling, the brain to integration, and the brain to implementation. If you are interested in conquering information overload technical complexities and want to capture the moment, the creativity, and a system for accountability put your “pen to hand. “You can always enter it later.”

Finding the ability to focus is essential for small business owners. When we are focused, we can be more productive, make better decisions, and achieve results faster. But with so many distractions and demands on your time, it can take time to stay focused.

Here are a few tips for improving your focus as a small business owner:

  • Set your top 3-5 high-level priorities for the day. What are the most important things you need to accomplish? Once you know your priorities, you can focus your time and energy on only those things. When those 3- 5 priorities are completed, you may line up your next 3-5, but now more, or you will be right back to overwhelm.
  • Eliminate distractions. This means turning off your phone, closing unnecessary tabs on your computer, and finding a quiet place to work. If you’re easily distracted, try using a timer to work in short bursts or a focus app to block distracting websites and apps. You will be amazed at how much you will accomplish!
  • Take breaks. Taking breaks throughout the day is important, even for just a few minutes. Get up and move around, or step outside for some fresh air. Taking breaks will help you stay refreshed and focused when you return to work. Breathe and Move often.
  • Delegate tasks. If you can delegate tasks, do it! This will free up your time so that you can focus on the most important things. Ask yourself two things: Is this task the best use of my time and energy? Who else can I get to do this?

I encourage you to get a brand-new notebook and a pen you like and commit to utilizing the above strategies to gain focus!

I am here to help you be committed, focused, and strategic in all you do.

Shelly Berman-Rubera

Shelly is committed to teaching you exactly what to do or can alternatively execute on your behalf. As a serial entrepreneur, she has hands-on experience and wisdom to move you quickly towards your desired results. She is an inspiring strategist and brilliant wordsmith, believing that what we say and how we say it, ultimately compels others to engage with us. Shelly is considered one of the top business coaches in today’s business world.