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Productivity Hack for Business Owners

The Relationship Between Focus and Business Development

The other day I woke up at 4:45 a.m. and started working. I thought it would help me to get a lot done in terms of business development. By the end of the workday, I was disappointed to realize I wasn’t as effective as I thought I’d be.

Can you relate?

I wondered what had diminished my productivity. Ultimately, I determined it was all of the things left undone in various areas of my life that led me to feel unfocused and somewhat stressed. If we’re not taking care of the important tasks in our lives, it can leave us feeling anxious and unfocused – which can have a negative impact on how effective we are with our time. This is particularly detrimental to business development when we rely on our creativity and strategic thinking to meet our goals.

About This Video

The purpose of this video is to help you consider the different areas of your life and business that are your biggest stressors when you aren’t taking care of them and make a plan to handle them.

I’m referring to this concept as a “Get Shit Done” day – or GSD for short. This idea was inspired by YouTuber Kalyn Nicholson, who coined the term “Get Your Shit Together” – to handle her important weekly tasks. She also refers to it as a GYST Day.

Whatever you prefer to call it, this is an entire day – or a handful of hours in one day – devoted to attending to the various areas of your life that need attention.

Recommendations and Takeaways

After completing my GSD day, I felt quite accomplished. However, I determined the one thing that I would do differently is front load my day with the most impactful thing that I can do to make a dent in the high-priority things that need to be done. This is especially important if you have many high-importance tasks to attend to.

Take Action

So now it’s your turn to handle personal tasks that will allow you to be more focused and effective at daily business development activities. What do you need to do to feel like you’ve taken care of the most important areas of your life so you don’t have to stress or worry about them? Consider: what are the things that wake you up at night or that you lose sleep over? What seems to be always at the back of your mind when you’re doing other things?

Write those items down. Then, choose one day out of the week to tackle them, put a GSD Day on your calendar and take action!

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About Monica
With her unique background in journalism and marketing, Monica V. Reynolds believes every entrepreneur has a story worth telling. She helps service providers craft their most authentic, magnetic message, website, and marketing.

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