Sherry A. Phillips

Suspense Writer and Entrepreneur

Why You Should Focus like a Laser To Reach Your Goals

Focus Like A Laser

If you’re like me, you have millions of different interests. For instance, I love topics related to natural health, wellness, essential oils, fitness, longevity secrets, writing, suspense, romance, entrepreneurship, real estate, home decor, celebrity gossip, facebook, instagram – the list is endless.

Unfortunately, when you are trying to build a business, all of these distractions are just that – distractions.

For many years, I would read conflicting advice regarding multiple streams of income vs. focusing like a laser on one thing to reach your goals.  Which avenue is the correct one? Which way do I go? Who is right?

Finally, I found someone who’s advice I found great value in. Carrie Wilkerson – The Barefoot Executive advises to focus like a laser on your main goal and once that is successful, you can move on and build the next thing. Eventually, you will have multiple streams of income as you add more and more. However, starting out, you should focus like a laser on that one thing.

I’ve stated before that when I read Jeff Goins’ “The Art of Work” it really clarified my thinking as far as what I really wanted to do with my life. Whenever I would read a motivational book or one that was designed to help you find your passion, they all seem to ask the same thing: When you picture your perfect day, what does it look like? Who are you and what are you doing?

For me, that question was easy. I always picture myself as a best-selling romantic suspense author living in Malibu, CA by the beach.

I want to be as big as Jackie Collins and James Patterson. I want to entertain millions of people with my stories.

So, that means I need to be focusing like a laser on writing and building a readership that reaches millions.

I have not been writing my blog posts for days, because I was paralyzed and overwhelmed by uncertainty. Where do I go? What do I do? How am I going to do everything I want to do and not go insane?

I had to come to the realization that I cannot do it all. Choices will have to be made and when I make those choices, the question I will ask is, “Does this activity take you closer or further away from your goal?”

Prioritize your life. Figure out what goals you want to accomplish, then focus like a laser on what you need to do to get you there.

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