How To Get Your Focus Back
12 years ago I wrote “Business Lessons from an African safari” – covering the seven principles for success in business
I was just reminded of this book again by reading “Stolen Focus” by Johann Hari – because the 1st chapter in my book is just about Focus.
There is this irrational belief out there that human beings can do multitasking.
What we do is actually rapid sequential tasking.
So, if you think you do two things at the same time, actually, you do one thing. And then the next and you just jump between these two very very quickly.
In a business sense, you might have your focus not 100% on one thing but maybe on two different businesses or even business ventures.
Please remember that 50% plus 50% in this case does not add up to 100%. It will add up to 66% or 75%. So you are losing a quarter or a third of your attention span, of your focus, by jumping between different tasks and maybe different businesses.
So how does this relate to systems?
If your system does not support an optimal flow. And you need to jump from one system to the next or you need to open another spreadsheet or you need to now open another window to access the supplier code…
… then you’re losing focus.
By optimising your workflow, by streamlining this, we can make you more productive.
It’s very easy!
Systemise, structure, and automate your systems (with German precision) and the world is a bliss!
I highly recommend, “Stolen Focus” by Johann Hari and well if you have time, read my book Business lessons from an African safari and let’s chat how we can improve your workflow.
The changes Jürgen made have resulted in a substantial time saving and improved the reliability of our process allowing us to focus on the analysis rather than the collation and manipulation of data. Jürgen isn't just an Excel guy but really understand process flows and the business outcomes. Thanks again.”
David Barton – COO at Future Super
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