Let’s admit it. We all have guilty pleasures. Whether it’s that one song that gets us in the groove or it’s test driving expensive sports cars, we all have our secrets.
You see your boss living a luxurious lifestyle—cars, mansion, perfect spouse—the entire package. Deep down, you’re envious.
These feelings and thoughts are not uncommon. Many “wantrepreneurs” have had them. However, the truth is, many people are unable to achieve success because they lack focus.
You need to cut out the distractions in your life to find your focus. Here are a few guilty pleasures to get rid of:
Have you noticed something about really successful people? They socialize and have tons of friends, but the people who are close to them are few. This is because they follow the “choose your friends wisely” advice.
This does not mean you shouldn’t socialize. However, it does mean you will be judged by the company you keep.
Video games are on top of the list because while they help us learn new things. They can also distract us from the most important things in life.
They distract us from building relationships with people who really matter and hold us back from putting in effort when it comes to work.
So throw out the video game console, sit down and write down a few ideas you want to work on before the end of the year.
It will help you brainstorm and come up with creative solutions that are more productive.
Successful don’t have time to go clubbing with friends; they’re too busy working on the next big thing.
While relaxing after a long day of work is important, excessive partying can distract you from the important projects, deadlines and responsibilities you need to focus on.
Instead, take the opportunity to attend social events where you can meet potential clients and customers. It’s killing two birds with one stone. You’ll be able to socialize and promote your brand in an effective way.
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