Then I guided him through the myths holding him back from focusing, helped him develop new mindsets, and gave him real-world ways to handle the emergencies that pop up and threaten to destroy focus.
We also worked together to define his One Thing to work on — out of the 300+ on his list.
Before, Mike used to do maybe 20 minutes here and there of focused work. Within a week, he was doing 2 hours of focused work a day. Within a month, he’d handled his entire backlog and was able to do 4 hours of focused, high-value work every workday.
He wrote eight chapters in one week. The daily energy boosts Mike got from accomplishing important, focused work every day gave him the confidence he needed to approach the big, intimidating publishers he knew he could land — but was too scared to contact before.
His employees noticed the difference. He was calmer, more on top of things, and handling all his responsibilities with minimal stress.
His wife and kids saw a happy daddy. He was there every morning to get the kids ready for school and at 5pm ready for dinner time.
After seeing Mike’s results, I started thinking: I love working with clients one on one, but I wanted more people to see these results for their own focus.
Plus, focus is one of the #1 topics people ask us about.