Let’s face it. We all claim we want to give more attention to the things in our lives that matter. Our families. Our health. The work that’s in our “superpower space” and makes us feel like we’re wearing our “red cape.”
But if we’re honest, we struggle. I know I do. There are just too many distractions. The conversation going on down the hall…the news break on TV or the radio…squirrel.
And there’s that shiny box of chips that’s my constant companion, filled with more information to feed my brain than I will ever have time to learn. Right now, mine contains 63 apps, four email feeds, 40 podcasts, 22 audiobooks, and oh, yes, my phone that can connect me to anyone at anytime (and them to me).
Contributing to this dysfunction junction is the hamster in my brain. You know the one. She’s running around constantly, panicked, saying, “Why didn’t you know this already? Did you see the other thing happening over here? You don’t want to miss that!” Something always wants more attention. (Please tell me I’m not alone in feeling this way. Hello?)
Truth is, it’s not easy to give more attention. If you’ve ever struggled to give more attention to the people, work or projects that matter, I feel ya, buddy. Or, if you’ve ever been chastised by a colleague or loved one for not offering enough attention to the conversation or activity at hand, I have worn that t-shirt, too. So I’ve been testing some strategies for you. Several of my clients who want more focus and more control over their time have tried them out too, with great results. These strategies may not be enough in a world of infinite choices....
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