Although I have never looked at your business’s numbers, I would be willing to bet that every day your business is burning through cash, and you don’t know where it is going. This may sound like a bold prediction, but it isn’t—because I know that distraction is costing businesses a lot these days.
In fact, a recent study found that the time wasted as a result of constant distractions is costing the U.S. economy $997 billion every year, and 89 percent of employees do not complete their top three tasks each day due to distractions.
It does not have to be this way, and it cannot be this way if you want to get your business where you want it to go. The antidote is to take charge or your time—and yourself. Most people fail to grasp the need to develop an unapologetic focus on their plan of action.
EXPERT TIP | Gary Furr, Organizational Development Consultant:
We underestimate the power of intense focus. Water at 60,000 psi will cut through two inches of steel. That same amount of water unfocused will just splash around and create rust. We must learn to eliminate the distractions and get intensely focused on creating success in our businesses.
One step forward in creating intense focus is determining what your high-value activities are. What is the highest and best use of your time, energy, and money? These resources are limited. How can you use them best? Brainstorm and write down your thoughts. Practical tips for sorting through your high-value and low-value activities and making the most of your time, energy, and money are available in Chapter 7 of my book.
With over 40 years of C-level business experience and an MBA in organizational development, I am uniquely qualified to help you achieve success in your business. Give me a call to set up a free consultation: 503-312-3145.
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