In today’s world, we are often overloaded with information. It’s very easy to lose focus on your goals. Between the news, notifications on our phones, instant data can make it easy to become distracted. Here are a few tips the pros use to keep their eye on the ball and produce big results.
#1) Know your “why”
“Passion is the genesis of genius.” – Tony Robbins
The most successful people are driven. They are truly motivated individuals. Every successful person has their own reason driving their passion. It can be something as simple as wanting to take care of their family. They may want to achieve more than their parents did. It could even be that they just want to win above all else. Every person will have their own “why” that drives them. Once you have that vision and that motivation in your sights, everything will come into focus.
#2) Avoid distractions
“You will never reach your destination if you stop to throw stones at every dog that barks.” – Winston Churchill
The most successful people are able to tune out the noise around them. In this day and age, stimulus is all around us. As I look around my office, I notice my cell phone rings non-stop as well as my office phone; My iPad and two computer monitors are always on, displaying constant social media notifications from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. Couple that with a 24/7 news cycle and it is very easy to get distracted.
Those who want to rise to the top and produce will make a conscious effort not to let anything distract them or take their eye off of the prize. Water cooler talk or office drama are not even on a top producer’s radar.
#3) Stay energized
“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” – Oprah Winfrey
I have learned that you really have to enjoy what you are doing if you want to be one of the best in your field. Top producers move with speed and purpose. They are passionate and excited. Their energy is contagious and you can feel it. It’s not hard to tell when someone has that strut and they are making big moves, nothing will stop them. Sales is a transference of belief, and, when used properly, it creates excitement for your product or service with the right energy level. Successful people turn up the volume. When your energy levels are up, you can have laser-like focus.
#4) Shut out negativity
“No negativity allowed here.” – Grant Cardone
No one likes to be around negative people. Negativity is a terrible expense and can drag you down. It is hard to focus on production when you are being negative or are around negative people. The most successful people seem to surround themselves with those who are like-minded. Staying positive and being around others who are, will help you achieve your goals. This is one of the easiest things to control and can have a life-changing impact.
Successful people know what they are fighting for. Once you have your “why” everything will be a lot easier. Top producers don’t allow themselves to be distracted throughout the day. They keep their eye on the prize and tune out all the white noise. Having a high level of energy is also very important. It will allow you to move faster and stay focused. The most successful people in any field will keep away from anything or anyone negative. Be positive, stay focused, and you can get it done!