The View from Above the Clouds in Your Virtual Business

One of my favorite things about being an entrepreneur with a virtual business is that I can work from anywhere. Well, anywhere that has an Internet connection and my computer, that is – and these days, that’s a lot of places!

In fact, as I write this blog post I’m in an airplane high above the clouds looking down at the sunny Grand Canyon. How lucky is that? (I kind of wish I were down there right now with a backpack and a walking stick…)

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The Skinny on Focus: 3 Tips to Stay More Focused through the Work Day

Focus is a big deal these days, mostly because it seems so hard to come by (thanks a lot, social media!). There’s always something else that will demand your attention, whether it’s the laundry, a phone call from your sister, your cat, someone texting you… or even realizing that you really need to file your nails (guilty!).

Anything can be a distraction if you let it. But the good news is that focus can be honed. It’s a skill and a muscle that develops just like our ability to remember names and faces. And don’t tell me you’re just “bad at names.” I worked a job for four years that required I remember the names and faces of hundreds of clients, and believe me, when you practice, you get better.

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So, how exactly can you increase your ability to focus? Here are three steps that I have personally used to become more efficient, productive, and yes, better focused.

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Do You Have “Are We There Yet!?” Syndrome?

Do you ever feel like you’re so focused on your ultimate vision, the end goal of all the work you’re doing to move your business forward, that you get frustrated when you look around and you’re not there yet?

I think of this as “Are We There Yet?” Syndrome, and I’m very familiar with it. I’ve had this disease since I was about 9 years old.

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Sometimes this impatience to accomplish and achieve is really helpful! It usually indicates precision, attention to details and deadlines, and a stop-at-nothing attitude toward getting things done.

But “Are We There Yet?” Syndrome also has some major drawbacks.

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