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This week I am talking to you about why you need to keeping the main thing the main thing.
Hello and welcome to episode 33 Of the Kaz Johnson show, my name is Kaz Johnson and I am the blogger behind Kazjohnson.com and the Kaz Academy. The Kaz Academy is the place to be if you are planning, building or growing your online business with online courses and a membership programme. You can learn more about what I do at Kazjohnson.com
Today I am talking about keep the main thing the main thing.
It’s so very easy to get off track with so many bright and shiny things about, and before you know it, you have gotten off track and you are exhausted! I know if I am not very careful I do this exact thing and the trouble is if you do not keep the main thing you main thing, you’re efforts are all watered down. Now, I try to just focus on one main thing, which is the outcome I want to achieve.
In the book, ‘The One Thing’ by Gary Keller , Gary states that ‘You need to be doing fewer things for more effect instead of doing more things with side effects’.
As it is so very easy to get off track, I now make sure I do a quartley review, and this is one question I always ask myself a question that Gary asks:-
“What’s the ONE Thing you can do such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?”
For me, it is has to be my health, for when I am looking after this, everything else seems so much easier. When I am eating right, sleeping right and exercising, I have lots more energy to focus on the things that are important.
After that, I look at my business goals, and as the same question is asked. Now for me, my main thing is making sure that I build my list so that I can engage with people. So that is my main thing on a Monday with my newsletter going out on a Tuesday, that is my main thing for that day. On Wednesday’s, my main thing is to create content for my Academy, Thursdays it is to create content for my Schools and on a Friday, it is what I call Finish Friday’s where I close off all loose ends and then do a review and plan my week for the following week.
So, as you can see, I compartmentalise each day for my work and make sure that I stay focused on keeping to the main thing being the main thing.
I also do this for my various accounts that I work on, for example, I have a ‘health’ account, a ‘Family’ account too! So I always make sure I am focusing on the present moment. It took a while for me to get there, and I review this every 1/4 where I take myself off somewhere quiet and reflect, and adjust accordingly. Just like a plane on it’s destination, I get blown off track from time to time when emergencies crop up, but that’s life….. But I always come back to focusing on my Main Thing.
If you have not already read it, I recommend Gary Keller’s book ‘The 1 thing’ especially if you feel overwhelmed with so many things to do that you feel if you cannot see a way forward. Do you remember when you where a child and life was so much more simple? At school you would of had a timetable and would focus on just one subject at a time, and it was laid out for you at a certain time, for a certain subject and you did not waver from that. How simple was life for you then? Why not create your own timetable for the things you need to do so that you can make sure that you keep to the main thing? I can guarantee that you will more productive and get so much more accomplished.
So, what is your specific goal that you are going to make your main thing today?
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Kaz started out teaching over 30 years ago teaching IT in a local college, she then set up her own training business before teaching teachers and assessors online 10 years ago.
Today she helps people to plan, build and grow their online business and when she is not working, you will find her in the great outdoors.