Super U Podcast | The Power of Focus with Equalman
Don’t you wish you could start thinking Big vs. Busy? Also, wouldn’t it be nice to better learn how to focus in an unfocused world? Today, we’re sharing a virtual keynote and Q&A by Equalman from the LinkedIn Live event presented by The Keynote Curators with Seth Dechtman.
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. Qualman is also the inventor of the bestselling board game Kittycorn.
Need a sneak peek? Below are the main takeaways from the episode.
The Power of Focus with Equalman
“We’re talking about when it comes to that focus. Alright, when we look at the P’s, the second one is for Process. So number one is your Purpose. And the second is that Process. When we talk to these very successful folks they’re not better than us from a DNA standpoint at focus. It’s not something they inherited. It’s just that they have processes in place. They don’t rely on willpower for that focus. And the first thing they do is say no to almost everything. So by saying no, then that allows you to say yes. And so this is since we have a short time, this is a good barometer that I’ve used, it really helps me and hopefully, it helps you we find it helps a lot of people from our research, is if it’s not a heck, yes, then it shouldn’t be a heck no. Meaning that when someone asks you, there are so many opportunities out there, if it’s not a complete, heck yes, it should be a heck no. Because what that allows, it allows you in the future to say yes to those big opportunities. And when it comes to that focus, we’ve got to start thinking big versus Busy, big versus Busy, busy makes us feel good, we get that dopamine hit, we take our emails from 100 to zero, but that’s not moving the ball, right? So it’s about big versus that busy. Now, last but not least, it’s about progress. It’s not about perfection. So most of us, grew up playing a sport or learning to play an instrument or both. And our teacher or coach always said, practice makes perfect, which is perfectly wrong. It should be proper practice leads to progress; improper practice can lead to the wrong kind of permanence or problems. So when we think about the third thing here, to focus, is Progress. It’s not about perfection. It’s literally about just being 1% better every day, but also in others will be days when you’re not 1% better. So give yourself a break. But it’s making sure that that curve over time is going up. Even though it’s a roller coaster like this, it’s as we look across the year, we’re kind of going like this up when it comes to that focus. So it’s really about that progress over time. So again, the three things I learned, we’re gonna get into some stories, and some specific some tactical things that we can do during the q&a. But I thought that was good just to kind of give us a high-level overview. In this short amount of time, when it comes to focusing, let’s start thinking big versus Busy. And most importantly, everything starts with you, as an individual, and it starts with your story. So make sure that you’re stepping into that discomfort through you’re stepping fully into your story. And if you’ve already stepped into your story, make sure that you’re stepping into those biggest big chapters of your life.”
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