3 Amazing Tips for Living a Focused Driven Lifestyle [Subscribe to Your Focused Day Podcast]

3 Amazing Tips for Living a Focused Driven Lifestyle

“Bounce Back'' is very powerful when used correctly.






Introduction

In this post, Coach Lyman (#stayfocused) will share tips for living a focused driven lifestyle, and why... it is essential to be focused-driven in your life, business, and relationships. The strategies explained in this post will help you grow your business and relationships as they did for my coaching clients; check out client testimonials for examples.


Why Another Blog?

My goal is to solve one major problem that most coaches and entrepreneurs struggle with- a lack of focus, due to distractions, which causes procrastination, which most blogs tend to gloss over or only give partial truths unless you enroll in their "high ticket" coaching program. Not here...


This blog will give you the best strategies that I share with my coaching clients that have helped them to get laser-focused, productive, and profitable in their businesses, personal life, and relationships. Subscribe to Your Focused Driven Day podcast by clicking here Connect with me by visiting www.lyman360.com.




Let's dive in now...


As I travel around the country speaking to audiences on leadership, decision making, and other business related topics, one of the questions I am often asked is, how do I remain focused, engaging and energetic doing over 35 speaking engagements a year? In response to their question, I say, “It’s my focus lifestyle.” Here is what I mean. Living a focused life is all about setting priorities and making a conscience decision to be intentional about the tasks and projects that I get involved with on a daily basis.

In making that determination, I have discovered three amazing tips that have changed my life and allowed me to remain focused, engaged, and conduct my presentations with such a level of energy, that when I’m done, audiences feel as if they have been entertained and gain a lot of value and not just content. I make sure the content is relevant and up to date and most important, it is targeted to their wants and needs. So here are my three amazing tips:


1. Keep the Main Things, the Main Things. So often, we get distracted by some new and shiny gizmo, business idea or money making scheme that we lose sight of what it is, we should be focusing on in the first place. Here is an example: Let's say your primary focus is building a top notch membership website that allows people to connect on the interest of caring for behaving cats badly (there are some crazy cats out there, I had one year ago named Oreo who thought he was a dog- no kidding). As you start working on the site and about to launch it; you discover that someone else has just launched a similar site. What would you do? I’ve given this scenario in my classes and workshop and over 75 percent of the time, participants will say, “I’ll do something else or find another product or business to start.” The brave twenty-five percent will ask more questions before making a decision.


That is the key to keeping the main things, the main things. Asking the right questions. Here are some details not shared, the site that just launched charges a membership fee of $300.00 per month, and deals exclusively with owners of big cats (Lions, Tigers, and Cougars). It also is located in Kenya, East Africa and if selected as a member, you are required to attend a three-day onsite workshop. Now, when I asked the question, what should we do? 100% of the participants will say, “Continue building and launching the membership site.” In other words, what seemed like a competitor was only a distraction that was resolved by asking questions and learning more about their services compared to yours, to make a smart and intelligent decision without getting side tracked.


2. Asked Qualifying Questions. There is a concept in Sales and Marketing known as Socratic Selling. In fact, a great book to buy is called Socratic Selling: how to ask the questions that get the sale by Kevin Daley. The Socratic Method is a method of teaching or discussion used by Socrates, in which you ask a series of questions that lead the answer to a logical conclusion. When I’m faced with setting priorities, I will ask a series of questions such as: (1) Will this add value to what I am already doing? (2) What is the intent or purpose of doing this or looking at another project, idea, or concept? (3) How much time, money, and resources will it take to get involved? (4) Where does this fit into the overall plan, mission, and vision of fulfilling my purpose? (5) How does this support, enhance, and benefit me short-term and long-term? By asking these questions, it will allow you to see a pattern of answers that will add or subtract from what you are doing. The key is that your qualifying questions should always lead back to your main focus area. When it doesn’t, that’s an indication that you are being distracted and need to regroup and regain focus.


3. Bounce Back Strategy. A great strategy to use in keeping a focused lifestyle is to play a psychological game, I call bounce back. I will call a close friend or colleague and bounce my ideas off of them to see if any resonates or sticks with them. I remember a few years ago putting together a program entitled: Do you have a Dream Team or M.O.B running your organization. The acronym M.O.B represented Mundane, Overworked and Burned out. Nice title, right? I sent out about fifty proposals, and one organization decided to hire me to speak at a construction worker conference in Chicago for construction supervisors, managers, and superintendents. About half-way through my training workshop, a guy raised his hand, and asked if I was saying, construction supervisor was a bunch of crooks? When I explained the concept, I knew I had lost the audience, because they could not see past the word M.O.B., in the titles.


Afterward, I returned to the office, called my friend and business partner, Mark Anthony Garrett and told him the situation. When I bounced several ideas off of him, he encouraged me to change the name because the issue with using the term M.O.B., in the title hit a pain point that kept them in a psychological loop believing that I was associating them with illegal activities. As a result of playing Bounce Back, I changed the title to Crossroads, Supervisory Decision Making in the 2nd Century. To my amazement that simple change has led to me being booked to present on this topic over 100 times and continues to be the most requested business/ leadership training topic I do. As you can see, the power of playing “Bounce Back'' is very powerful when used correctly.



Did I miss anything?


Now, I'd like to hear from you by answering these questions:

  • Which strategy from today's post are you going to try first?

  • Maybe, I missed something, if so, what did I miss?

Either way, leave a comment below right now, I respond to each comment! Until next time, stay focused!


About the Author


I was highly distracted, chasing every new hack, magic bullets, or never before revealed strategy only to end up frustrated, stuck, and waiting for the next trainer, coach, guru to sell me something I didn't need. After years of running in place, I decided that true transformation depended on me, so I learn how to focused my mind and attention using a set of skills and techniques, and within a matter of weeks, my life, and business changed. To save you from my mistakes, I decided to write a blog that would actually give tips and strategies that worked. The second reason for this blog is to combat the irrelevant and inaccurate misinformation out there on how to become better focused, productive, and profitable.


My goal is to solve one major problem that most coaches and entrepreneurs struggle with- a lack of focus, due to distractions, which causes procrastination, which most blogs tend to gloss over or only give partial truths unless you enroll in their "high ticket" coaching program. Not here. This blog will give you the best strategies that I share with my coaching clients that have helped them to get laser-focused, productive, and profitable in their businesses, personal life, and relationships. Subscribe to Your Focused Driven Day podcast by clicking here and connect with me by visiting Lyman360.com.


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