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Just published: Martha Treat #192
Sounds like Whole Foods Market, and actually, whole focus is extremely nourishing like a whole food.
A recent client who had resorted to using the calendar as the To Do list said to me (as they were claiming back the action lists and processing the physical inbox with the one-at-a-time focus) that doing one thing at a time with whole focus made all the difference.
I agree. It’s a game changer for sure. I even notice myself on the Hour of Focus calls settle deeply into what I am doing as that is all I am doing or thinking about. Working with that level of attention moment to moment is the relaxed focus we experience on vacation. I know that’s a stretch. And to me, vacation is about being in the moment completely absorbed in a good book on the beach or hiking on a trail with nothing else but one foot in front of the other.
As I was reconciling a financial account today on Quicken I was reminded once again that having my finger (or cursor) on one entry at a time vs. allowing my eyes to wander about shortened the time involved and increased my clarity and accuracy.
Whole Focus is an investment with a priceless return of peace of mind.
1. When you are looking for something such as an email or piece of paper, watch how you look for it and observe if you have your whole focus on the task.
2. As you work, notice the tendency to want to grab something else vs. staying on the task at hand.
3. Just one time today give yourself your whole focus by turning off the distractions and committing to an uninterrupted block of time to process your in-box top to bottom. Experience the difference!
I am available to support you in greater focus and completion. Please call or email me for a 30-minute introductory conversation. For my clients, consider the Freedom in Focused Doing Program. One session a month for a year ($200 per session).
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Treat #165 Day is Done
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Treat #163 Curbside Calm
Treat #162 Pile-Up
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Treat #160 Freedom in the Discipline
Treat #159 Finding New Routes
Treat #158 Keeping the Awe Alive
Treat #157 "Finishiative"
Treat #156 The Exquisite Sound of the Moment
Treat #155 Up-to-the-minute
Treat #154 Uninviting Interruptions
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Treat #150 Spontaneously Fresh and Alive
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Treat #148 100% With...
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Treat #143 Asking – A New Form of Delegating
Treat #142 Split Attention Payback
Treat #141 Getting All the Way In To Doing
Treat #140 Willingness to Look
Treat #139 Follow Yourself Around
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