Okay, the holiday is over and it’s time to get back to work. But, I have a question to ask you…
Are YOU focused?
Here’s why I’m asking. See, a lot of us, when we sit down to do our day’s work, think we’re actually getting something done, but we’re not.
Tell me if this day sounds familiar to you.
7 AM – Get up, wash up, and have breakfast.
7:30 AM – Read the morning newspaper.
8:30 AM – Turn on the computer.
8:45 AM – Read some emails. Reply to some emails.
9:15 AM – Surf the web a bit. Maybe go to Youtube and watch some videos.
9:45 AM – Go to our favorite forums. Answer a few posts and maybe start one of our own.
10:30 AM – Pull up one of those online rpgs. Get lost in that until lunch time.
12 Noon – Have lunch.
Okay, I’ll stop there. You know what I’m talking about. It takes you forever to actually get to your work and that is IF you ever get to it. Getting focused is the hardest thing in the world for you. And you know why that is?
You have NO schedule.
I wake up EVERY morning and know EXACTLY what I’m going to do each day. It’s all written out for me. I then check off each item as I complete it. I try to complete at least 8 items each day. Depending on how time intensive an item is, that may be a little tough, but I always accomplish a lot.
If you’re not focused, I don’t care how much smarts you have, you’ll NEVER be successful online.
So get out your Outlook scheduler or whatever you use and make a schedule for the next day and STICK TO IT.
The days where you don’t feel like working, reward yourself for completing a task. I do it by playing my guitar.
It works wonders and is a big part of the reason why I banked over $122,000 in 2007.