Super U Podcast | How To Stay Focused – The Focus Project #1
Back by popular demand — this episode features an audible clip from Erik Qualman’s #1 Bestselling book The Focus Project. Today’s clip covers how to focus on what matters most, staying focused in an unfocused world, and becoming a focused ninja. We’ll be releasing a new clip from The Focus Project every Friday in addition to our Wednesday episodes. Happy listening!
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 | The Focus Project #1
Episode Preview – Chapter One: First, Focus
“Following my keynote on digital leadership, I found myself as I often do at the conference cocktail reception. However, this was not your average party. CEOs and business owners in the room had last names such as Mars and Cadbury. They lived in cities called Hershey intimidating. I decided my best plan was to grab a martini shaken with three olives speak very little and ask many questions. Bumping into a family founder whose name lands in every kid’s Halloween basket. I asked her to explain the key to her family’s sustained success. Her answer without skipping a beat was focus fascinating and then asked for her greatest challenge her answer staying focused. Others in the room nodded in agreement, the word seem to linger in the air focus, staying focused. The next day I boarded a flight to India to keynote a Google a client event. Everyone there from the interns to the executives shared the same response to my question. Focus was the answer. This was also true as I visited with Facebook, IBM, Huawei, Samsung. It was true that trying to focus top the list of challenges for tech companies. But trying to stay focused wasn’t a challenge solely for those in the silicon sisterhood. The same held true for school teachers, startups, parents, financial institutions, charities stay at home dads, lawyers, healthcare professionals, consumers, government officials, and entrepreneurs. The same held true for me, I too, was struggling with focus. That’s when it dawned on me. Those who will win today, in the digital decades ahead will be those with the ability to focus in an increasingly unfocused world. Winners will be able to focus while everything around them is constantly changing. Which begs the question, can focus be learned? Can it be trained like a muscle can focus become a habit, I would devote the next 12 months to finding these answers, I would test discover, and uncover. In a sense, I would spend a year ardently pursuing less. My hypothesis, pursuing focus at all costs will lead to success and happiness. By sharing both the scientific and street research with you together, we will be putting ourselves on the path to a more fulfilled life starting today.”
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