Focus and Time

Step 1 – Identify those precious few hours each day where you are at peak awesome. What two to three hours of each day are your most productive? Step 2 – Ruthlessly guard that time. Get out of meetings. Turn off the email. Forget LinkedIn. Move away from anything that prevents peak awesome. Step 3 – Produce. Take that number 1 most-valuable-project and make progress. Repeat day after day. On the other side of 15 or 20 or 30 or 60 of those days, you will be shocked at how much got done. Nothing beats focused effort over time.

by Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan is the Head Coach at Sandcastle Company, a Seattle-based leadership training organization. His first book, Future Leader: Rebooting Leadership to Win the Millennial and Tech Future [link], is now available. Jonathan regularly writes and speaks about The New Leader Way, leadership resilience, and the future of work. He has years of leadership experience in both the public and private sectors, a master's degree from Seattle University, and professional coach training from the University of Miami.

Filed under: Leadership

Published on August 30, 2018

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