You have been sitting in front of your computer at your desk, and you ever feel like you just cannot focus and get your work done?
You have got your to-do list all laid out. It is in a logical order of priority, you are starting on item one, but for some reason you just cannot get through it.
Here are three tips that will help you focus and get you through your tasks in half the time.
1. Follow the Feng
There are a couple simple principles from the ancient Chinese art of Feng Shui that you can apply to your office to immediately feel results in focus and organization. These are the concepts of the phoenix and the turtle.
Seriously. I am no expert on Feng Shui by any means, but I do know what has worked for me.
This is a simple concept really. You want to have your “phoenix” in front of you, and your “turtle” behind you. The phoenix represents a lot of energy and excitement, like fire. The turtle represents a sturdy foundation, like earth. Keep a solid foundation at your back, and the high energy in front of you where you can see it and analyze it more effectively.
I guarantee 99% of you are already doing this on an unconscious level. Think of when you walk into a restaurant or a room with a bunch of people you do not know. You are naturally drawn to an area where there is a wall at your back, aren’t you? That is this principle in action. The active energy (phoenix) is in front of you so you can check it out at your own pace, and the safety of the wall (turtle) is keeping your back safe.
No huge secret here, right?
However, when I finally realized why I could not focus, I turned my desk around, put my chair to the wall and my desk facing my beautiful window overlooking my grapevine. This did two things for me: gives me a relaxing work environment with a mini-grapevine-vacation whenever I want it, and it makes me feel more at ease with the wall at my back.
2. Reduce your visual clutter.
Since you have now got your phoenix in front, reduce the amount of energy that is happening in front of you. Yeah, you want to have all your books, references, manuals or whatever else to help you get through your to-do list.
However, having it all right in front of your face will only distract you and remind you of how much stuff you have left to finish.
Put everything away in one place except for the ONE thing you need RIGHT NOW. This will reduce your mental clutter so you can be present and finish your task. This goes for your physical desktop as well as your computer desktop. If you have to, take all your resources for today and put them in one folder with today’s date on it. Only go in there when you must use that item right now.
3. Separate the technical from the creative.
There are times as an internet marketer or entrepreneur when you will need to focus on conquering a technical problem with software or learning something new, vs. when you need to finish something creative like finishing a sales letter.
This was a problem I had to face a lot as a sound engineer and composer in college. When I was on a roll composing but a technical problem would pop up, such as software not working right, it ALWAYS worked out for my benefit to finish the creative project and leave the technical details for later.
Your creative juice is some of the most precious energy you have as an entrepreneur. Do not waste it on trying to figure out something as mundane as understanding stereo instructions. Write down a to-do list for tomorrow, and finish that sales letter today while you have the inspiration and the mojo to finish it.
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