You know how powerful and effective you can be when you’re focused on meaningful results.

You also know how dazed and ineffective you can be when you’re distracted by those attention grabbing aspects of our daily life. That includes the pull of email, the lure of surfing the internet, and the seduction of social media – not to mention overscheduling, meetings that take time and produce very little, to-do lists that are out of control, and dealing with the everyday stress of work and life.

Are you ready for an elevator out of this morass? The allure of these digital diversions, personal predispositions, and work worries stem from a fundamental lack of clear prioritization about what is most important.

By knowing your most important and valuable outcomes for the year, quarter, month, week, and day, you’re in a position to make sure that every action and decision serves what matters most. Ask yourself: What are your three most important outcomes for this year, this month, this week, and today?

Unless you know your three top results – and make your decisions about what to do accordingly – you’ll soon find yourself wandering, worrying, and searching for clues as to where to go. This leaves you open to easily being drawn into something tangible, doable, and responsive – even if it really doesn’t matter or have big impact.

Make sure your top three results for today serve your top three results for this week, which help you deliver on your top three results for this month and this year.

Decision-making driven by making an impact on the results that matter most keeps you focused. As important, it makes it easy to know when you are dropping into diversion instead of deciding to drive and deliver what makes the biggest difference in your work and life.

I wish you clear focus, deliberate and decisive decision making, and success with greater ease.

Please ask if you have other high impact questions, content, or topics that you would you like more insight into.

To your continued success,


Tony Schwartz, a leading thinker, writer, and consultant in productivity and making the most of your energy and focus wrote a great opinion piece in the NY Times.. Called Addicted to Distraction, he looks at the challenges of keeping his focus amidst the whirlwind of daily demands – especially the digital ones. I think you can relate – and learn from his insights.

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