The Importance Of Focus When You Start A Business

Importance of Focus

When you want to build a business, you must learn about the focus’s importance. Focus is a real key to success. The better you focus on the work you have to do, the better.

What do I mean when I talk about the importance of focus? It’s very simple: focus on the work you have to do to achieve the results you want.

The Importance Of Focus In Relation To The Distraction

I’m sure you’ve already had the experience of wanting to do something, but then you were distracted by someone else or something else. It’s so easy to get distracted, especially when surfing social media.

How can you stay on track and progress with your business? Here, I give you some tips on how you can handle this:

Start to make a plan. One of the best things you can do is to make a plan for what you want to achieve in three months. Write down what your goal is you want to accomplish within the next three months.

Now you know what the outcome should be. The next step is to set a goal for the first month. Break your 3-month goal into three parts and decide what you must do in the first month to stay on track.

And the same is the same you do with the first week. Take the monthly goal and break it down to the one-week goal. And the journey goes further to the daily goal.


The Importance Of Focus

Here is an example of this:

My 3-month goal is to have 20,000 unique visitors on my blog each month. To achieve this, I have to do guest blogging on at least five blogs that have more credibility than I have. It’s not enough to blog only on your page. So now you see my 3-month goal.

I must do the following steps to break it down to the monthly goal. When I want to write guest blogs on more influential blogs, I need a record of the good blog posts on my page. So, for the first month, I must write at least three to five high-quality blog posts each week to prove that I provide worthy content. Besides that, I have to get in contact with good bloggers and start to comment on the blog posts of these bloggers regularly. In this way, they start to notice me.

When you comment on important blogs in your niche, you must write a good comment about the post’s topic so the blog owner recognizes that you care about him and his messages.

Now, it comes to my first-week tasks. The first week’s goal will be to write three quality blog posts. I do my research about the topic, and then I write about it. And when you want to stand out from the crowd, you know your blog post should be more than 300 words. An average of 700 plus is recommended in this case.

Another thing to do in the first week is to decide which bloggers to follow in your niche and to start commenting on their blogs. For example, you can check their page rank, the alexa ranking, how many people comment on the blog, and if the blog owner cares about the people who comment. An example is Quicksprout. When you check Neil Patel’s blog, you see that his content is of high quality, he gets a lot of traffic, and he responds to many comments.

The next task you have to do is the first-day task. In my case, I have to decide about what topic I want to cover for the first week\’s blog posts. I do my research and prepare everything to start writing my blog posts. Besides the topic, I also have to decide about the blog layout, what pictures I will include in the posts, and what references I will recommend related to the blog post.

Now you have an example of how to do this. It’s only one example, but one that works. A good thing would also be when you have an accountability partner with whom you can exchange your goals and help each other to stay on track. I do this with my mentor. He looks like I stay on track and reminds me about what I must do to achieve my goals.

Set A Time Frame For Your Work

One thing you can also do is to set a time frame for your work. For example, you work on what you must do at a certain time of the day, and you close all social media sites and email. Or you can set a timer and work, for example, 90 minutes on a task. Thereafter, you can check for 10 minutes something else, have a coffee or anything else, and then again, spend 90 minutes working on your business.

Doing these things will make you realize you are much more productive and move faster toward your goals. I hope you see now the importance of focus when you want to build a business. Don’t let yourself stop and be distracted from all other things. Go for the important stuff; when time is left, you can check FB, Twitter (X), and any other social media and email.

When you want to learn more about productivity and building your online business, join me and my team. I want to see you move forward and achieve your dream life.

Bruno Buergi

10 thoughts on “The Importance Of Focus When You Start A Business”

  1. Great advice Bruno. Hope you are enjoying your holiday ! I am having trouble still trying to share on G+ – I can’t get the box to show the share button. Will have to try in another browser and see if that works !! Thanks for sharing and agree you definitely have to plan and set your goals. Unfortunately I am very distracted at the moment with my husband being terminally ill but still trying to do my best for now.

  2. That was excellent Bruno … having that focus is a must… and you really showed how to do it by sharing your plan of action. And also the details, like research for content and images.
    Everything can be broken down into bite sized chunks to be worked through and create the action needed to reach your goal.
    And you will 🙂
    Jacs

  3. Hi Bruno,

    You have successfully mapped out a plan of focus! I too, like to break things down in chunks.

    Setting time limits is a must do! Otherwise we roll into one thing or another and loose focus.

    It is a cleaver idea to make a plan for the next three months. Some do it for the next year and loose sight of the plan. A three month plan is doable.

    Social media can eat up time. Therefore, I like to plan ahead with my Facebook Page by scheduling three to four posts per day. It only takes me about 45 minutes to do on a Sunday evening to have the posts ready because I’m active on that page.

    As for my blog posts, I always have two in my back office ready to go, just in case I catch a cold, or something in life happens.

    Now, that I have more on my pate than just my blog, marketing supersedes my blogging. I need to make time for that as my first priority.

    The funny thing is, when you stick to a plan time wise, you end up having more free time to enjoy the life we strive for as internet marketers.

    Cheers!

    -Donna

    1. Thank you Donna for stepping by. Yes social media is a time eater. The one thing I have to improve is to plan my social media activities ahead. You are doing it the right way with planning it on Sunday for why whole week.

  4. Hi Bruno,

    I couldn’t agree with you more. Focus is what keeps motivation running. Focus is, as you said, a means for staying away from distractions. Focus is what helps set goals – like yours and then deliver o that goal.

    I’m guessing you will reach your goal!

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