How many times during the past hour have you been distracted?
By someone else, by a phone call, by a need to check out social media or news… or anything else?
If you’re like the average person reading this email, it’s about 100 times!
It’s been found that the average person is distracted or interrupted every 40 seconds when working in front of a computer.
Obviously, that’s not good if you want to achieve your goals.
How would most people try and solve this problem? (Including highly paid consultants!)
They’d try to help the client overcome distraction. Recommend meditation, deep breathing, yoga. These things are great and all… but they probably won’t have the immediate effect this person is looking for.
Another approach might be to limit the distractions. A clever way I’ve seen programmers do this is to work off their laptop’s battery power only. Meaning they start their day with 100% charge and their work day ends when the computer dies. Smart - it compels focus, if you have the discipline to follow through it.
However, there’s another… even smarter approach.
This person could use the distraction to their advantage. Design an environment where they are distracted… but by things that help them grow their business.
Distraction by success… not just distraction.
That’s the kind of leverage I’m speaking of.
It’s swimming downstream, not upstream.
While most say you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink, I instead give the horse salt; or put apple juice or oats in the water; or warm the water up a bit. All of these things are proven to make horses want to drink more water. Leverage.
People say “it’s like finding a needle in a haystack”, like that’s a bad thing. Give me a metal detector or a strong magnet and in seconds I’ll find you your needle. Leverage.
Leverage is so powerful
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