Super U Podcast | 99 Tips on Focus – The Focus Project #2
TGIF! Friday means another audible clip from Erik Qualman’s #1 Bestselling book The Focus Project! Today’s clip covers being noble and 99 tips for a focused life.
5x #1 Bestselling Author and Motivational Speaker Erik Qualman has performed in over 55 countries and reached over 50 million people this past decade. He was voted the 2nd Most Likable Author in the World behind Harry Potter’s J.K. Rowling.
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How To Stay Focused | 99 Tips on Focus:
“Being noble in the late 1800s, a man in Sweden received an invaluable gift courtesy of a grave heir made by his town’s local newspaper. The lucky man was able to do the impossible, he was able to read his obituary while he was still alive. There were two brothers Ludwig and Alfred. When the eldest Ludwig passed away, the Swedish newspaper erroneously reported that it was a younger Alfred who had died, Alfred was shocked to read of his own death. His shock turned to horror, the more he continued reading, the words describing him and his legacy was terrifying. At the time, Alfred was a successful entrepreneur. His ingenious invention had made him a very rich man, his invention, dynamite. Unsurprisingly, the obituary headline read dynamite king dies, and later went on to call him the merchant of death. So dismayed about being tagged the merchant of death, Alfred immediately set out to ensure that this was not how he would ultimately be remembered. Not wasting time, alpha drafted his last will and testament. In this four-page document, he donated the majority of his fortune to a very specific and new charitable cause. When Alfred eventually did pass away, his obituary read differently. By changing his focus for his life before it was too late, Alfred successfully changed his legacy. He made such a positive impact on the world that while many today may not immediately recognize his greatness, they certainly know the prizes she established and left behind. One of these prizes. The first Peace Prize was awarded in 1901, to Henry Dunant, the founder of the Red Cross. Reading his obituary shocked Alford a change his life’s focus. As a result, Alfred is not known today as the merchant of death, but rather as the man who established the prizes for chemistry, economics, literature, peace, physics, in medicine, all carrying his last name, the Nobel Prizes before passing away, Alfred noble learned the magical power of focusing on what matters most. Thinking about our obituary can motivate us to consider how we are spending our 1440 minutes or 86,400 seconds each day. I challenge you to find a single eulogy. The praises someone for being a workaholic, who traveled so much for their work. They never had time for their family, who answered every email in three seconds or was obsessed with their lavish homes. Alfred noble, changed his focus changed his life, and changed his legacy. Don’t wait to read your obituary before focusing on what matters most. Will you be missed? Who will As you how many people will be at your funeral? How many lives will you have touched deeply? If you’re ready to start focusing on your best life through the art of relentlessly pursuing what matters most, both personally and professionally, then please continue listening. Because a life well lived is one helping others live their lives well.”
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