Are there areas of your life that don’t get the attention you want them to? Of course there are. And it’s easy to get stressed out about it.
When our actions and behaviors don’t line up with our vision and values, it can cause stress and frustration. We feel tension when we find ourselves spending time on things we don’t really want to be doing, yet we feel helpless to do anything else.
You know what’s awesome? When your actions and behaviors align with your vision and values.
There’s a huge misconception that says you should be giving your full attention to every area of your life. Well, if you’ve ever tried, you know it’s just not possible.
There is no way you can deploy your full attention to your health, your relationships, your finances, your career, your personal hobbies, and your inner personal life all at the same time.
You and I only have enough mental and emotional strength to focus on just one, maybe two areas of our life at a time. Like really focus on them. The other areas simply can’t get our full attention.
And but so, what do you do with those other areas of your life? You certainly don’t want to leave them out in the cold — you can’t just ignore them.
The secret is in a little thing called routine.
By establishing healthy habits and routines for every area of your life, then you’re able to keep them on track even without giving them your full attention.
It’s a way to keep all of your life on track and in balance, no matter the season. It’s a way to ensure you’re not giving an unhealthy amount of time to one area at the detriment to the other areas of your life.
Think about some of the most accomplished and successful people you know.
Not in terms of the most well-off or well-known. I mean, who are the people you look up to as mentors and role models? Who do you know that has it all together?
Do you notice how they always know what’s next for them? They’ve got something they’re working towards, and they always seem to get things done.
They have a confidence and motivation that is more than just a personality type. Because it’s a confidence based on focus and clarity. They have a direction and know how to get there.
Good news! Diligence and focus are not a personality type. Focus is a skill you can learn (and continually improve).
And that’s exactly what I teach you in The Focus Course. You will walk away with the ability to focus on the areas of life that matter most to you, while still maintaining a healthy balance in the others. This is how the most successful people maintain breathing room in their daily life while also being so prolific and productive.
Margin: How to shift from overloaded to breathing. The necessity of breathing room and margin, and the only two approaches that work to restore it.
The 5 Components of a Focused Life: The overarching framework of The Focus Course.
The 4-Focus Method: My simple flywheel that I use to stay perpetually focused and productive in every area of life — for big projects and areas of responsibility, all the way down down to the small tasks each day.
Schedule-Value Fit and how to spend your time on more of the right things more often.
The 8 Laws of Focus and how to use them maintain your clarity and your direction.
What motivates you: balancing the roles in your life with your core values; drafting out your life's mission.
The Ownership Matrix: A tool that helps you cut back on the tasks and activities that are pulling you away from the more important things so you can eliminate or delegate your low-level tasks, and double down on the important things that only you can do.
Personal Integrity: The critical ability everyone needs in order to keep commitments to themselves and follow through with their goals and routines.
Success Strategies: How is it that focused people get (most of) the right things done day after day (most of the time)? (Hint: We don't get it perfect every day all the time. But we have a way to stay on track, even when we lose motivation or have a bad week.)
A simple task and time management approach that keeps you on track and can work with any type of app, tool, or schedule.
Cornerstone Habits and the connection between your big, desired outcomes and your small, daily actions.
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Look. There is so much knowledge and advice out there. There is no shortage of information.
The shortage is with implementation and application.
It is difficult to go through all the best books, blog posts, think pieces, and podcasts and then dig out the main ideas and apply them to your life.
Don't waste your time trying to be this person:
The easiest (and fastest) path forward is to be guided.
This is what the world's best performers do. They don't get coaching because they're too lazy or stupid to figure it out on their own... The exact opposite — they get guidance because they have better things to do with their time; they are hungry to excel in life.
The Focus Course is the fastest path forward for you. I will guide you through all the steps you need to take and be shown how it all fits together in your life.
You can get a clear head amidst the craziness. You can thrive in the midst of the tensions of life. But the answer is not in a methodology, system, or app.
To spend your time creating meaningful work goes far beyond white-knuckle focus or ripping your internet cable out of the wall.
You don’t have to solve the tensions of life before you can create something of value. Meaningful productivity means consistently giving your time and attention to the things which are most important.
You can do work that matters, build momentum in your personal integrity, establish habits that stick, bring a healthy balance between your work and personal life, and re-define what you think of when you say productivity. Learn about your own lifestyle, the way you work, what your values are, and more.