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The Freelance Podclass

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The Freelance Podclass is not your ordinary podcast! It features a series of actionable lessons designed to help you solve the biggest challenges you are facing in launching and growing a profitable Freelance Business. Join the founder of Freelance University, Craig Cannings, and an amazing faculty … read more

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The Focus Class

Lack of focus can be a real business killer, derailing you from accomplishing what you need to grow your business. But how do we regain our focus? Today we’ll unpack 10 practical ways to improve your focus in your business and get more things done. These strategies will help you regain and even increase your focus so you can complete your weekly priorities in both life and business!

 

Podcast Outline:

[0:00] Introduction to the topic of how to regain and increase our focus so we’re completing our weekly priorities and accomplishing what we need to grow our business - reasons why focus is important.

[0:58] “The nothing box” - how you can do something without a clear focus and not be aware of what you did or accomplished.

[2:32] Why we become so incredibly unfocused - examples of physiological, mental/emotional, and organizational things that make us lose focus.

 

10 Practical Ways to Improve Your Focus in Your Business and Get More Things Done

[7:10] #1 Get clear on the distinction between the urgent and the important tasks you need to get done in the week - how it’s about prioritizing and blocking time.

[9:12] #2 Set clear and tangible goals every day and week - an example of how Craig maps out goals and priorities.

[10:40] #3 Time-block your schedule - examples of important tasks you might want to dedicate time to.

[12:05] #4 Discover your ideal work times - how you need to figure out the times when you’re at your best.

[13:28] #5 Manage your energy, not your time - reasons why your level of energy affects your focus and the importance of taking breaks.

[15:47] #6 Eliminate your dominant distractors - examples of distractors and how to eliminate them.

[17:14] #7 Be healthy - examples of healthy habits to implement in your life to fuel your energy.

[20:38] #8 Get organized with your taskmaster app of choice - examples of project management apps and how to use them strategically.

[21:43] #9 Change your environment and pick a different place to get some work done - how it’s a great way to renew your focus.

[22:49] #10 Make meaningful connections with others - examples of ways to connect at Freelance University and in your business and personal relationships.

[24:14] Recap of the 10 ways to improve your focus and get more things done

[25:42] How to learn more about Freelance University

 

Resources and tools discussed in this episode:

Freelance University 

Google Calendar 

Trello 

Asana 

ClickUp 

Todoist

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