Distractions are the silent productivity killers that lurk around every corner of our professional lives. The fundamental truth is that distractions don’t just happen; we allow them to happen. It’s not social media, email notifications, or the latest trending videos that are inherently distracting—it’s our response to them that matters.
If you decide to scroll through Instagram or catch up on TikTok videos during your designated break time, it’s not a distraction. It’s a choice you consciously made. However, when these activities pull you away from essential tasks that drive value to your business, that’s when they morph into genuine distractions.
In this episode, we’ll delve deeper into the psychology of distraction, exploring why our brains tend to gravitate towards diversions and what we can do to regain control. We’ll also share practical strategies and techniques to help you combat distractions effectively.
So whether you’re an entrepreneur juggling a dozen tasks or a seasoned business owner looking to optimise your workflow, tune in to this episode and get ready to reclaim your focus, boost your productivity, and ultimately stop getting distracted in business. Let’s dive in!
00:00 – Coming Up…
00:26 – Introduction
01:02 – Why I wanna talk about distractions today
02:16 – Differentiating distractions from non-distractions
04:39 – You can only control what you can do
06:23 – A few personal tips on how to stop being distracted in business
Kim Barrett is the owner of one of Australia’s leading digital marketing agencies Your Social Voice (YSV). He is an international speaker, entrepreneur and author who has been in the marketing and business game for over 17 years.
Named as one of Australia’s top social media marketers and top 5 most influential in PPC, Kim and his team at YSV help service-based businesses and entrepreneurs generate more engagement, leads and (most importantly) sales, online.
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Kim Barrett is a world renown Social Media Marketer, focussing on Facebook. He Is an International Best Selling Author, Speaker and Trainer, having taught marketing around the world and helping businesses grow to 6 and 7 figures.