Focusing on what truly matters to you!

 

Just a reminder: If you haven’t read “Living the 80/20 Way” I’d highly suggest reading it right now or whenever you have time in your hands. It is a wonderful book and I can’t begin to tell you how much it has helped me. If you’re finding life to be extremely mundane or are frustrated with the state of your current life then this will surely qualify as a “luxurious read”!

Alright so, I’d like to talk about the act of focus. It seems that approximately three-quarters of adults have some degree of ADD(Attention Deficit Disorder). This means we are not able to focus on a given task at times and most often get side-tracked by extraneous thoughts that may not even matter. All the 80/20 Book talks about is focus, focusing on only your given strengths and doing what you love. Once you know what kind of business you want to start if you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, or what career pathway you want to follow,  you must find an 80/20 destination in getting there, meaning you must pinpoint the 20% of effort that will get you 80% of the results. This allows a person to efficiently focus on what truly matters instead of banging your head on the wall wondering what it is that you want to do in life. It is also an avenue in optimizing your potential!

Focus is one of the greatest assets to acquire for an individual, whether they’re a consultant, teacher, or entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs are swamped with hard work if they are to generate sales and with all of the mental clutter and personal issues going on, it can seem daunting!

 

Are you someone who has trouble focusing on what is important to you? If so, what are some of the techniques you can use that can offset this problem. Some solutions include:

  • Going to the gym on a daily basis
  • Meditative techniques such as yoga
  • Blogging (heheh)
  • Writing your thoughts in a journal/diary
  • Going to church or joining a religious organization
  • Being active in your community
  • Joining a local sports league to keep fit

These are just some ideas. Feel free to expand on these ideas even further by dropping a comment below 🙂

 

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Living the 80/20 Way

Can you spell S-U-C-C-E-S-S. If so holler as loud as you can!! Living the 80/20 Way is a book written by Richard Koch and it is truly a wonderful book for the like-minded entrepreneur or any average individual looking to absorb the most of life.

I truly feel that after reading this book, with lots and lots of effort any like-minded individual can turn their life around.  A lot of us worry about making more money, achieving more success, and gaining more fame and feel that the route to such factors is to do more when this isn’t the case! Allow me to summarize the book in the form of bullet points.

  • 20% of our efforts leads to 80% of the results. Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, Warren Buffett, & Michael Jordan are all examples of people who took the 80/20 route with extraordinary success. The point is that less is more. By focusing on only the things you love or are passionate about, you can get extraordinary results as well
  • Take the 80/20 route in managing money, achieving success, relationships, and personal pleasures, etc.
  • 20% of customers are what lead to 80% of sales for any business
  • Decrease the clutter as much as possible, this includes buying only the furniture, utensils you need, downloading only the iPhone and iPad apps that you need, buying only the clothes that add meaning to your personality, and only participating in activities or hobbies you adore
  • Thinking and concentrating about only things that matter and add zest to your life
  • Figuring out what your happiness islands and achievement islands are, and camping out on these islands
  • Determining what your 80/20 destinations are, and taking the 80/20 route to get there
  • Less is more, less is more, less is more!!, Not more with more, LESS IS MORE!!

Need I say more, I may reference this blog entry or the concept in my future blogs, as this should be the path to success in any department of your life, not just working and making a difference in this world. Because the truth is that it is your inner peace, happiness, key relationships, who you’re with, type of friends circle, intertwined with passion of course that propel you to success aside from just working hard.

Working long hours is not for everyone and if you’re someone who realizes that working long hours is expending energy, CUT IT!!

If you are an advocate of the following statement: “Ultimately, we must all have 80/20 Vision!!!, not 20/20 Vision”, then please like this blog.  And if you have not read the above book, once again the title of the book is “Living the 80/20 Way” by Richard Kotz, then I highly suggest that you read it!

What’s your 80/20 destination? Feel free to leave a comment below explaining it. I’d love to hear from you all!!