FOCUS

by lorikoop

in UPWORD

Create something special . . .  www.LORiKOOP.com

(word 19)

This week it’s time to FOCUS.

It’s not the easiest thing for creatives, but it is possible. The key is to have “a system”. A system is a set of automatic procedures to accomplish a task. You know, when you find the keys on the hook! It’s evidence of a system that’s working.

The to-do list is a system. It’s purpose is to remind us of things we have to do. And it works, if we use it and don’t abuse ourselves.

Feelings of overwhelm happen when there’s too many things on our list. AND when the most important actions are not taken. Ever said “I got nothing done today!” after a full day of running around. Feels crummy 🙁

Crummy is a red flag.

Time to look for the culprit.
Time to tweak (or create) the system.
Time to focus on priorities!

Because when you get these things done, you will feel accomplished and energized. Guaranteed!

How? Choose one action each day that would move you forward in your dream, your job or your business. Write it at the TOP of your list or highlight it in yellow. Underline it. Or put a shiny blue star beside it. However you’d like, set it apart. Make it look most important. When there is focus, it will get done.

KOOP RULE: it has to be doable in that day.
For example, if you want to “write an article for Bliss” and your day is super tight with must-dos, there’s no way. But, you could say “write the article outline” and be totally successful.

We’re looking for success here. Success breeds success. Little things that add up to a world of change.

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STUDIO NEWS

Studio systems coming into focus.

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Kendra Zvonik May 25, 2010 at 6:33 pm

Thanks! I needed that!
I’m so glad you invited me to your blog! What an awesome concept. I’ll be back!

Best Wishes to you!
xo kendra

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admin May 25, 2010 at 6:55 pm

I’m SO glad you found me too, Kendra. It’s much more fun to travel together!

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