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  • Writer's pictureCandace Medina

Navigating Distractions in Business and Life: A Guide by Candace Medina

Hello, visionary business leaders! It's Candace Medina here, your trusted leadership coach. Today, I want to address a challenge that many of us face daily: distractions. Whether you're an entrepreneur, a parent, or someone juggling multiple roles, distractions can often derail our focus and productivity.

Distractions come in various forms. It could be the constant stress of the daily grind, the whirlwind of thoughts from an entrepreneurial brain, or even the significant life events that unexpectedly come our way. Essentially, distractions are anything that keeps us from being fully present in the moment, whether it's for our work, our loved ones, or ourselves.

But here's the good news: With intention and strategy, we can navigate these distractions and reclaim our focus. Here are the top three ways to eliminate distractions:

Master Your Schedule:

  • Prioritize self-care and family time before slotting in career tasks and events.

  • Secret Tip: Always build in margin, cushion, and travel time between appointments. This ensures you're never rushed and can be fully present for each engagement.

Dedicate Focused Project Time:

  • Set aside at least one hour a day for undisturbed work. This means no phones, no children, and absolutely no interruptions.

  • Secret Tip: For my 5 AM club members, this is your golden hour. Complete your self-care routine and dive into a power hour of productivity before the world even stirs. Imagine the sense of accomplishment you'll feel by 9 a.m.!

Create Pockets of Peace:

  • Unplug and disconnect. Yes, this means turning off all devices!

  • Establish AM and PM routines that prioritize self-care and relaxation. This ensures you're rejuvenated for the next day.

  • Secret Tip: Pulling all-nighters might seem productive, but they're a shortcut to mediocrity. The real secret to sustained excellence is getting a consistent 6-7 hours of sleep every night. It's a gift that only you can give yourself.

Distractions might be a part of life, but they don't have to dictate our lives. With the right strategies in place, we can navigate them with grace and intention, ensuring that we're always present and performing at our best.

If you're feeling overwhelmed by distractions and are unsure of your next steps, I invite you to coffee with Candace. Let's sit down, have a heart-to-heart, and chart out a path forward. Book a session with me and let's set out on this journey of clarity and focus together.

Stay present and stay focused,

Candace Medina

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