“That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.”
As business owners we need to handle many different aspects of our business at once so it is often difficult to stay focused. Then add the ever present smartphone with emails, messages and social media alerts. How can we focus with so many distractions?
With all these distractions it is easier now then ever to lose focus on your big business goals. All of sudden 1, 2 or 3 months or even a year has gone by and you stuck in the same place or cycle. Does that sound familiar? It does for many of my clients who pressured to spend time and energy on the “should” versus making a plan and focusing on their business needs.
Are you focused on your major business goals? Are you working towards them daily/weekly? Do you know what they are and have you revisited them lately?
The other part of Steve Jobs’ mantra is Simplicity. This has been one of my biggest lessons recently – Less is More! and I wrote about in a post, which you can read here, Less Is More.
It been a hard lesson but I’m learning how important it is to focus on the 2 or 3 major goals for my business, make time for them, priorities that time so it doesn’t get moved and simplify my approach.
How do you stay focused? What are you focused on? How do you simplify everything so that you can focus on those few key items that will really make a difference in your business? Please share in the comments below.