To See the Whole Video, Go To - Completely Focused Below is a transcription of this video I’m recording this video inside of a commitment to record and share 3,000 videos in the next 90 days. I’m listening to this Smart Passive Income podcast. I think it’s session number 49 with Brendan from Gearuse.net They talk about something that I’ve been putting into practice in my life pretty recently. Having developed mastery, I want to [inaudible] on this but definitely it’s made a difference.
What I was doing in the past, I think I’ve actually recorded a video on this before, but what I was doing in the past is when I was home, I would sneak away and if I got ten minutes, I would go do something on my computer for those ten minutes. It was funny, I thought that that was actually being efficient. What I realized is it’s not. Now when I’m home, I’m pretty much, unless everybody’s asleep or I have some specific work time that I have allocated and everybody’s cleared that specific work time, I don’t sneak away. I spend time with the family and I’m focused completely on the family. I realized and it came up in in the podcast, you can’t be in two places at once. Your body can be with the family but if your mind’s not with the family, then you’re probably better off just being in another place. It’s a two-pronged attack really. When you’re working, you’ve got to be working, focused completely on the working. When you’re at home, you’ve got to be focused completely on home. Wherever you are, it’s not an easy practice to take on. I realized as I started to do things like making sure that the computer is shut down, putting my phone down more often. If I do have my phone because I like to listen to music with my daughter quite a bit and I listen to music on my phone, then what I have is I’ve got it on airplane mode, so the phone piece of it doesn’t actually work. So my iPhone’s effectively an iPod at that point in time.
Again, it’s a process in moving towards perfection. I find that by doing this, I’m a lot more productive with what I’m doing. I feel that the time I’m spending working is more productive, and more importantly, I’m with my family 100% when I’m with my family. Thanks a lot for listening to this. Have a great day.