How To Stay Focused On Your Objectives
At James Hopkins Coaching we understand the troubles of maintaining focus on your objectives.
As your business begins to grow, your workload rapidly increases, leaving you with little to no time to focus on your objectives.
Instead, you waste hours every day completing piles of paperwork, reading through emails and replying to messages.
Not only can this bring your business to a standstill, but it can also bring down your motivation and overall levels of happiness.
The solution to staying focused on your objectives is to work smarter, not harder.
We are all limited to 24 hours a day.
Working more both in terms of time and effort is okay for a short period, but in the long run it simply isn’t sustainable.
So, how can you begin to work smarter and stay focused on your business objectives?
How can you begin to drown out the endless requisitions, projects and questions you are asked every day?
This is something that the James Hopkins Coaching team focuses on with our clients.
First, you must begin by identifying the key objectives you want to prioritise.
Every client you have will always believe their individual project or question is the most important.
However to avoid getting caught up in every little problem, you have to prioritise your objectives and make them extremely clear.
By focusing on too many objectives at once, you spread your time too thin and consequently make no progress in any direction.
Focus on your most important objectives and communicate with your team that this is your most important task at the moment. This will help you to work more efficiently on the task at hand.
The second thing we focus on at James Hopkins Coaching is to avoid procrastination.
With so much now going on in the world around us, it’s easy to find distractions at every corner.
From checking your emails, Facebook messages or browsing Instagram, the smallest distraction can draw your attention away from the task at hand.
In order to remain focused, you must plan out specific times in which you can focus on a particular project.
If you have a large project to work on, work on it using hour long periods, taking a 10 minute break each hour so you don’t burn yourself out.
As you begin to grow your business, you can also start delegating particular tasks.
No business owner in the world has ever built a successful company with help from other individuals.
Start to create internal systems that your team can follow without having to ask too many questions.
As time is limited, you simply cannot spend your day focusing on the small tasks.
At James Hopkins Coaching, we can help you to better understand the process of delegation as well as collaborate with you to design systems which make the process easier.
By using these strategies, you can stay focused on your main objectives and avoid the distractions that come with running your business.
The more focused you are, the faster you’ll begin achieving your objectives.