How to Stay Focused on Your Dreams-Your Own Business

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How to Stay Focused on Your Dreams

There’s no doubt about it, staying focused is a crucial skill in becoming successful and achieving your dreams; while building your business.

Without it, your productivity will be low and the progress you make towards any goals will be minimal. Plus any work that you do manage to eventually produce won’t be anywhere near the standard it could be.

So it leaves the question, what are some excellent ways to stay focused on your dreams?

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Keep Thinking of the Big Picture

No matter what you love doing, there’s always going to be some part of it that you find mundane, and struggle to focus on. It’s normally on these parts of passions, that people lead themselves astray and struggle to stay focused.

So if you ever find yourself going through a boring period or a mundane task that you can’t get a grip on, just think about the big picture you have inside your mind. And that all of this that you’re doing is contributing to that big picture.

You can’t become successful in your business by skipping the parts you don’t like, you can’t do it. If you want that big picture you’ve always imagined, you’ll need to bare down and get on with it.

 

Get Into a Daily Routine

Once something becomes a habit to you, it’s incredibly difficult to get out of, regardless of whether it’s a lazy one or not.

The daily routine you begin to revolve around, is a powerful factor in determining your focus level.

A daily routine that includes what you need to do, instead of what you would do when you have nothing else to be getting on with, is crucial in order to stay focused on your dreams and keep progressing every day.

Without this, there’s no pattern or consistency, and progression becomes very difficult because you’re not putting in enough practice in what’s needed.

The skills you want to become great at, you won’t become great at because you didn’t have the discipline to incorporate the needed practice within your daily routine.

Write down a daily routine, and slowly incorporate what’s important, one thing at a time. You can begin to do it all in one go if you wish, but it’s guaranteed to make things harder for you to stick to, months down the line.

Always Plan What’s Important First

The big tasks are the important ones, the ones that yield the biggest results and progression.

However, they’re also the most difficult and gruelling of tasks, feared by many. The smaller tasks are the easiest to do, they’re quick and simple, and still give you that same satisfaction of completion that big tasks do.

And so it makes you think that you’re progressing more quickly, purely because of completing more tasks within a certain time frame. This is the lazy way of doing things, and it something that many people fall down on.

If you’re planning out your workload, always work on what’s important first, no matter how big the task. Then you can focus on the simpler things afterwards.

Learn to Use the Word No

The word ‘no’ is something that successful people know how to use.

When people ask them for favors or to go and do something, they have the discipline to say no. In order to focus on what they need to get done so they’re not setback in their quest to live their dreams.

So when there’s some unproductive things you’re tempted to do during your day, teach yourself the discipline of telling yourself and others ‘no’, in order to progress quickly towards your goals, and not get sidetracked by unimportant distractions.

 

Remember YOUR Why That Got You Started

You’ve probably been working so hard for such a long time, and possibly with not many results coming your way, that you’ve completely forgotten the exact reason that made you start in the first place.

When you first set out to do something, your reasons behind it are fresh in your memory. They’re clear to you.

After a good period of all work and no results those reasons become jaded, and you just need to go back to that point, where you had a clear vision of what you wanted to accomplish.

Whenever you struggle to focus on the tasks at hand, go back to that beginning vision, again, and again, and again. That’s your motivation, that’s your purpose, and that’s why you’re doing what you’re doing right now.

Run from Something

This subheading may sound slightly odd at first, but hear me out. It’s much easier to run from something, than it is to run towards something.

Simply because we’ve already experienced what we’re running from and the place that we’ve been in at that point, whereas whatever we’re running towards we still don’t know quite what it’s like, and we don’t really have as much to lose.

Think about it; in one scenario you’re running from a wolf that’s chasing you, and in another you’re running toward a million dollars cash.

In which scenario are you going to run faster?

It would make sense to say you’d be running faster in the first scenario because in the second you have absolutely nothing to lose. You could run at whatever speed you like and there’d still be a significant chance for you to grab the cash.

That’s why when you’re trying to stay focused on your dreams, if possible you need to think about what you’re running from, because you don’t ever want to go back there.

You may have experienced what it was like to homeless, poor, lazy, skinny, overweight, lifeless. You don’t want to go back to that place and so if you focus on those points as a main source of motivation, you’ll stay focused.

Stop Reaching for Crumbs & Go for the Cake

I’ve watched several YouTube videos many times about staying focused. One was where a young girl explains a conversation she once had with her uncle; and how it really inspired her to change her way of thinking and fulfill her potential.

Her uncle told her that she was reaching for crumbs when there was a cake right in front of her.

And that conversation can definitely be used as a way of staying focused. When you lose focus, you tend to start going for what’s easier, you’ll want to take the easier path of the two.

So the focus often goes on small crumbs here and there, but they don’t really have any real significance to moving forward with your goals.

The cake’s often right before your eyes, but you just can’t quite see it. Don’t focus on all the small things that you think may help you in business, in life and such, if there’s a big goal sitting in front of you that you just can’t quite be bothered to focus on.

Go for that goal, go for the cake.

Conclusion Summary:

Here’s a quick recap on the 7 ways to stay focused on your dreams:

  1. Keep thinking of the big picture
  2. Get into a daily routine
  3. Always plan what’s important first
  4. Learn to use the word ‘no’
  5. Remember YOUR why that got you started
  6. Run from something
  7. Stop reaching for crumbs & go for the cake

Thanks for reading my blog on How to STAY FOCUSED on your Dreams, guys! Special Thanks to wealthygorilla.com  for their valuable insight in putting together this post.

Are you staying focused on your dreams? Leave a comment below.

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10 Rules To Build Your Business

Here is a share for you of 10 Rules to Build Your Business and become a respected authority so people will follow you and look forward to reading what you have to say. This helps to build your Brand “YOU”. I recently attended the Ray Higdon “Home Business Intensive” Build Your Businessseminar where these rules where discussed thoroughly and can truly build your business professionally. Enjoy!

  1. Role of Leader – Make it easy being a leader for your team. Assist your team in a timely manner and be available to lead them when necessary.
  2. Inspire by Example, Not by Motivation. Imagine if your team sees you taking action consistently, don’t you think that would inspire them to follow your lead?
  3. Everyone has different goals, treat them accordingly. Each individual team member has a different vision. As a leader understand they may use different strategies in their business. Everyone works differently and what works well for one team member may not be as effective with another team member.
  4. Stop pitching “Easy” – Tell the truth. We all know it is not easy. It take hard devoted work to be successful. Ensure that every team member and prospect is serious about building a business. If they are not serious and willing to commit to  investing time and money into learning what it takes, do you really what them on your team?
  5. Celebrate “Slow Wins” too. We all see the posts on Facebook celebrating the top earners. It is important to also celebrate Susie or Bobby’s first sign up. Comparing your business to someone else’s can be conflicting.
  6. Stop Repeating Yourself. Direct questions that are frequently asked to a Blog Post or shoot a video. Then the next time that question is asked you have a detailed resource to share responding to that question. Time is precious. Use it wisely.
  7. Teach to Teach. As you learn new strategies or methods, share them with others. Teach them what you have invested time in to learn. Be proud to say you are an Internet Marketer and you teach others how to build their business.
  8. Best thing to do for your team – Build a New Team. Build a new team of fully engaged committed team members. Guide them to duplicate which ever strategy works best for them. This surely will make a new strong team.
  9. Keep Recruiting. Why would you ever stop recruiting if you have a strong passion and belief in the product or service you promote. When you hit your goal, it is time to reassess and think bigger.
  10. This is the short cut; commit to long term. Most people struggle initially and may even fail. There is no short cut, time and commitment will be long term. Find the core values you want your company to represent and stick to them.

Every Professional needs marketing, whether your a doctor, attorney, hardware store…….etc. So these rules can apply to marketing efforts for any business.

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