How 9 Entrepreneurs and Influencers Stay Focused to Achieve Business Success

This article is the final installment of my Productivity Platter series, where successful entrepreneurs serve-up bite-sized and easy-to-digest tips for business owners who are hungry for growth (but starved of time).

My second article shared how nine successful entrepreneurs take the time to recharge and refresh to make themselves burnout-proof.

This time, I’ll be serving-up strategies about how to focus and ditch distractions. In other words, how to finally put an end to the unproductive habit of multi-tasking. Doing more than one thing at one time reduces our productivity by 40% and also lowers our IQ. Multi-tasking gives us a false sense of productivity.

Here are some quick-fire tips from nine leading entrepreneurs about how to get focused to achieve more quality work.

Key takeaway – Discover your best working style and stick to it. Become passionate about your work and you’ll be less likely to allow distractions to creep in.

Key takeaway – Physically put your phone away if you need to, so you’re able to give your undivided attention during conversations and meetings.

Key takeaway – Have a clear strategy to deal with email, which is one of the biggest forms of distractions so that you can focus on your daily tasks.

Key takeaway – Choose a place to work with minimal distractions and remember your goals when tempted to lose focus.

Key takeaway – Monitor your cell phone use and commit to make changes if you aren’t happy with the results.

Key takeaway – Develop a system to prioritize your work, so you can concentrate on the most important and urgent tasks.

Key takeaway – Disciplined time-blocking is an effective way to cut out distractions in order to focus on one task at a time.

Key takeaway – Take control of your physical environment to make it more conducive for focused work.

Key takeaway – Make a decision to focus and stick to it. If you’re tempted to multi-task, take a short break instead. 

According to science, our brains can only focus on one thing at a time. So, if you’re on a mission to increase your productivity and performance, take a break from multi-tasking. Take inspiration from the tips above and implement at least one strategy to cut out distractions for more focused and quality work.

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