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Today’s topic one at a time. I am Doug Holt with Author of Your Own Story’s daily growth hacks where each day we give you a tip, trick, or daily Insight on how to better yourself in what we call the five to thrive. That’s mind, body, soul, relationships, and business.

Now, today I want to talk to you entrepreneurs that are out there. So if you’re an entrepreneur or maybe you’re currently in a job and you have an entrepreneurial flare, often times we jumped what’s called “shiny object syndrome” It’s when you have one project you’re working on that project, and then all of sudden you have a light bulb idea and you jump to that project. Soon, you feel like you’re juggling plates and you have all kinds of things going on. You have 10 projects going on at once, but none of them seem to get done. You may even schedule an hour a day for each project, but still, you’re not making headway. So what I’m going to encourage you to do today is what I’ve worked with clients with and has a lot of success. If you have the time with your family that means if you have the time, and even do that home is well with your family. Pick one project, one task, and focus on that for the entire day. Now if you have a 9 -5 job, you’re working on your new business, and you’re saying “Hey, Doug, I only have an hour a night.”I totally understand.

Pick Saturday. Pick Sunday. Pick one large chunk of time that you can barrel down focus on that project or task and really work on it. What you’re going to find is as you’re working on this project, while taking breaks, of course, really making sure 20 minutes of every 45 minutes of focus time. Remember to take a break, and then come back, but having that huge chunk of time to work on that project, you’re going to start to see yourself pushing through barriers. You’re going to see yourself pushing past where you currently were and actually seeing progress. It’s that progress that allows us entrepreneurs the ability to move forward.

Now, you can do this in your home as well. If you’re watching on video, you can see right behind me, I have a project I’m working on. It’s a huge wall map that I’ll be putting right behind me. If you’re listening to this, just picture this gigantic world map. Now, I can tinker with this and work on it 20 minutes at a time, and maybe by the end of the month, I can get it done. Or I can set aside a few hours of dedicated focus time to know exactly where I left off and not have to go back and recheck those items to make sure that I’m progressing fast enough. When we have to go back and look and see “Where did I leave off?” we’re taking mental energy. We’re also wasting time. If you have the ability to dedicate on those large chunks of time to a project, you’re going to find that you’re going to progress much quicker than the other people that are around you.

That’s it for today. I encourage you to look at your 5 to Thrive. That’s mind, body, soul, relationships, and business. See where you have projects just lingering. Theses could be workouts, these could be relationships that you’re just not cultivating very well. Then I want you to go to your calendar and schedule dedicated days. Maybe Monday, you’re just focusing on the world map. Maybe Tuesday, you focus on that new business. That’s up to you. And sometimes you can break it up over 2 weeks. It really depends on what you’re working but have chunked focused time. Put a comment in the Facebook group. Let us know what you’re working on and how we can assist you. If you have any questions, go to our Facebook community and our team will be happy to assist you. And as always, go to www.authorofyourownstory.com.

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