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By Matt Blake

Today we are joined by Dee from Just Take 1 Photo booth and Dr. Malcolm Upton to talk about FOCUS! How to get it, develop it, and maintain it... and... Just WHAT should you be focusing on? Have a mission statement... for your life, for your business, for every project. It can be what you hope to do, what you hope to accomplish, who you want to be.... but have one, and review it. Let that guide all your actions and keep you focused on the end goal or outcome. It's all a part of reaching your goals and being great! I'm not saying you should There are many different types of focus. Just like you can focus your business priorities or you can focus a camera... Focus can mean where you give your attention, and when you choose to focus on the positive in your life, focus on the benefits, focus on being gratefull, focus on being kind, then you can really make a difference! Pay attention to what and WHO you are focusing on in your business and in your life. No matter what you do to help you maintain focus: Meditating, doodling, jogging, coffee, music, napping... know that a huge part of success is being focused... focus on staying focused! Be present and focus on the task at hand. When you are working, work hard without distraction. When you are having dinner with your family, eat dinner, put the phone away, talk to your kids. When you are resting, rest, put away your email and work. Being present for your tasks will make you much more efficient and successful. Being present for your friends, family, and for yourself, will make you a better person. Finally, one quote: "The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”  Bruce Lee QUOTES: Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them.” Jack Canfield “It is wise to direct your anger towards problems – not people; to focus your energies on answers – not excuses.”  William Arthur Ward “Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.” Zig Ziglar “When walking, walk. When eating, eat.”  Zen proverb Focus and simplicity... once you get there, you can move mountains. - Steve Jobs Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus. - Alexander Graham Bell We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”  Will Durant  ---- Business Tip: The "One Thing" Principal. The secret to being successful is one thing. What is your one thing? Are you passionate about it? 5 Tips for focus: 1. Keep a Daily schedule or Routine 2. Set Limits and Boundaries (work-life balance) 3. Take a break from tech 4. Rest and Reset, daily 5. Birds of a Feather ---- Book to Read: The ONE thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller - Tool to Try: FOCUS BOOSTER - Based on the Pomodoro technique, focus booster will empower you to maintain focus and manage distractions. Stay focused and fresh to get more done. Download for iOS: or Guests: Dee Davila-Estelle Just Take 1 Photo Booth Dr. Malcolm Upton HOSTS: Dr. Casey Sanders 817-741-6764 Matt Blake 682-233-2053

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