Flexible Focus Keeps You Nimble, No Matter What Your Day Brings

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Yes, flexible focus really helps…

Flexible focus is a time skill that enhances your agility while you keep your eye on the prize.

You enlist the power of flexible focus when events and demands threaten to throw your day off-track.

So, what kinds of things am I talking about? Oops – here they come:

  • Transitions.
  • Conflicts.
  • People problems.
  • Emergency calls from home.

Sound familiar? You grit your teeth as you constantly shift your focus back and forth. Maybe it’s for a minute or maybe it’s for a month. You manage it, but it takes quite a toll.

  • How does each new demand pull down your productivity?
  • Would you like some support as challenges proliferate?

Well, developing Flexible Focus will give you the support you need.

Flexible Focus — what is it?

Flexible Focus is deep, quiet work to create balancing strengths.

Put simply, you:

Internalize the power.

For the emotional demands, you cultivate dynamic inner balance. And you also practice letting go of what’s no longer needed. The more attuned you remain to your core needs, the more you can rely on your intuition and powers of observation. You can trust yourself to develop a reliable overview. Ultimately, self-reliance and self-care are keys to relating well in a changing landscape.

Externalize the tasks.

For the complex logistical tasks, you create a light but sturdy framework of lists and templates. Flexible Focus requires that you periodically step close to examine details, then step back to survey the big picture. As you record your new insights and discoveries, you’ll develop effective new systems for yourself, like checklists or scripts.

These skills are simplifiers and they can be lifesavers. So let’s see how you can apply Flexible Focus to your life today.

Try it today…

Here are several examples of classic situations that require Flexible Focus. Do you face any of these challenges now? Or, do any of these bring to mind other times when you have been stretched too thin?

  • Introducing/Integrating new people or projects into busy schedules.
  • Training new employees.
  • Balancing work and home demands.
  • Starting a new job.
  • Collaborating closely with a colleague whose work style is different from yours.

If any of these stand out for you, write them down. Remember, things become so much more manageable when you transfer them from your head to a page. Then, as mentioned:

Internalize the power.
Go within to create a heart-based approach to the personal challenges, and

Externalize the tasks.
Brainstorm about what systems you can develop to keep things running smoothly.

You start to benefit as soon as you realize certain situations call for Flexible Focus. Bringing more thoughtfulness to these times will broaden your perspective. It will help you be patient with yourself and others, too. See how creating these strengths sends positive ripples throughout your day.

And here’s something more that helps…

Feeling pulled in seven directions at once?

Overwhelmed? Discouraged? Stuck?

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