Business and Focus: Why They Go Hand in Hand
‘Focus is the gateway to business successes.’
‘Staying focused is the key to a profitable business.’
‘The one number determinant of personal and professional triumph is maintaining work focus.’
If you tell us that you’ve never read any version of the above statements, we aren’t very likely to believe you. Most of us have read, heard, or said something along those lines, especially if you’re an entrepreneur. As popular as the term focus is, we’ve realized that while people will be aware of its importance, it doesn’t usually get the respect or credit that it deserves.
In layman’s terms, to be able to focus is a person’s ability to be productive by centering their attention on one particular task/goal and forgoing all distractions that adversely affect their efforts.
That’s all fine and dandy, but why is focus such an essential tool in the business world, you ask. Well, let us explain.
Focus Channels Your Energies
Again, a very clichéd statement; focus aids in channeling your energies. Don’t disregard it just yet; after all, it’s a cliché for a reason. Focus is that single attribute that helps guide all your energies on the right path- in this case; it may be your business. While people commonly voice the opinion that a singular channel of energy is counter-productive and limiting regarding creative freedom, they often forget that focusing on one particular course gives you the opportunity to explore it to far greater depths than you could possibly have thought of.
Focus Helps You Think
Focus is more critical than one might perceive it to be. Sure, motivation, business culture, environment and atmosphere, stresses and emotions are all essential things in a corporate environment, but the focus is what helps you think. It is your ability to filter out the distractions, remove the juggernaut of daily problems and consciously as well as unconsciously concentrate on achieving that one target. When focused, one can positively move forward to achieving all their short and long-term goals. As it is, by clearing away the chaos and zooming in on a particular matter, you are striving to enhance your problem solving, reasoning, and decision-making prowess – and we all know these things are exactly what any enterprise needs to flourish.
Focus Raises the Quality of Your Work
Though this is perhaps the most obvious outcome of keeping your focus for business purposes, we’d still like to take the opportunity to point it out. When you concentrate in a given direction, you’re breaking down and simplifying things in order to make them far more manageable for yourself. What’s more, you’re promoting a state of work-flow in an organized manner. Focus boosts productivity, which in turn raises the quality of your work, which further helps you achieve your business goals. It is a vicious cycle that is for once, highly profitable, on all fronts. Simply put, focus helps you plan and perform better.
Each individual task that the brain performs requires conscious effort and attention. Being good at multi-tasking might make you a Jack-Of-All-Trades, but it also makes you the Master of None. For any business venture to progress and prosper, the business owner needs to excel in that particular field. Keep that in mind the next time you want to juggle a few things at the same time and lose focus.
The 90 Minute Focus Method for Business Owners is an online course, that we have developed for people just like you, that can be taken easily and quickly from your desk. It shows you strategies and activities that you can do to develop your focus skills and extend the amount of time you can stay focused up to and beyond 90 minutes.