This week's question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions for Life” comes from Ron.
How do I stop distraction? My mind is constantly pulling me in 10 different directions. I’ll study something you’re saying—then my mind drifts off…or my phone lights up and I get thrown off track.
Also, now that everything is open, my business is getting crazy. I’m trying to stay disciplined and stick to what’s on my calendar. But there are so many things I need to do that, and I keep getting off track. It makes me frustrated. There’s not enough hours in the day to get everything done, and my whole timing gets thrown off. Can you help?
There are a few things I’d suggest.
First of all, shut off the phone. Put it in a different room, away from you, and just turn it off.
Secondly, when it comes to studying, most people experience what you’re experiencing. When they’re reading or listening to something, their mind will go on a thought trip, based on something that grabbed their attention. They’ll start thinking about what they’re experiencing in the moment.
That’s why I encourage you to listen to things, and read things more than once. That’s the process of study.
Right now, your mind has a lot of unanswered questions… which I think is great.
Stop beating yourself up over it. I think you need to be a bit more calm and patient with yourself. Listen to the audios as many times as you need to, until you run the brain out of those questions, so you’re satisfied with the answers.
You’re doing fine. You really are. But calm down a little bit. Take a deep breath. Try to be as present as you can with whatever you’re doing.
Make the world start to conform to YOU, instead of you being pulled in so many directions by what’s happening around you.
Thirdly, when it comes to your business, you need help. Maybe it’s time to hire someone in the specific areas where you need help. Get an assistant or hire somebody.
That’s part of the challenge of being in business—is having to hire (and sometimes fire) people. Welcome to being in business.
Many business owners get hung up on, “How am I going to pay this person?” And so, they suffer and complain and don’t hire the person.
There’s no other answer. You can only do so much. Why be miserable? Just hire someone. If you have to lay them off in a month because things slow back down again, then you lay them off. That’s the nature of life.
But seriously, try to calm yourself and ask:
How can this be fun?
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