EP151 One Thing and One Thing Only
Let’s face it – none of us can be 100 percent with anything we do when we don’t have a single-minded focus.
Welcome to The Business of Life Podcast. My name is Keith Callahan, your host, and today I want to talk to you about having a single-minded focus on the things that you’re doing in life and how you’re going about your life and yeah, during the moments of your life.
So, so many times – here’s the opposite of single-minded focus. You’re with your kids. The TV is on in the background and you have your cell phone and you’ve got some form of social media up, right? How many people are guilty of this? It’s such a common thing, right?
What happens in the purpose, the reason that I’m sharing about single-minded focus is because you can’t be 100 percent with anything when you don’t have single-minded focus. If you’re with your kids, be with your kids.
Look them in the eye. Connect with them from your heart. If you’re with your spouse, be with your spouse. Look them in the eye. Connect with them in your heart.
If you do use social media and – you know, don’t get me wrong. My business runs on social media. Get in and get out. Like let’s say that you really enjoy Facebook or Instagram or something like that. Get in quick and get out. Like, set a time for it. I honestly don’t think there’s anything wrong with using social media, with enjoying social media. But it’s the exact same thing as a drug or alcohol. Alcohol is a good example.
There’s nothing wrong with a glass of wine I think a couple of nights a week. There’s something very wrong with 10 glasses of wine every night. There’s nothing wrong with checking in on social media and enjoying it. There’s something very wrong with losing your life force because you’re getting consumed in social media, because when you get to a red light, you pick up your phone. When you get to a line in a – at a register, you pick up your phone. At the end of the day from 7:30, 8 o’clock at night until 10 o’clock, 11 o’clock at night, you’re on your phone.
So what happens with that is we’re losing our life force. Just like any other addiction, it becomes an addiction and we do it unconsciously and it’s hard to break it.
So be where you’re at. When you’re doing your work, do your work. When you’re checking your emails, check your emails. When you’re – you know, whatever. Whatever it is that you do for work, do one thing at a time. I know this is a guy telling – I have a lot of female listeners. I know it’s different when you’re a mom. But be a mom. You’ve got all this stuff going on with the kids. Maybe you’re multitasking by parenting the kids and cooking dinner. You don’t need the social media thrown in there as well.
When you’re at the kids’ games, you don’t need to be checking your phone. So think about it. Think about the different aspects of your life, the different things that you’re doing. Can you have single-minded focus? If you’re going to sit down and watch a show, watch a show. Don’t watch a show and surf on Facebook at the same time. It’s something that overloads your system over time.
I guess this is on the tip of my tongue. So I have to throw it in there. A lot of times, for me, my resetting for my single-minded focus is sitting down for 20 minutes in prayer or meditation or doing 20 minutes of physical exercise, something like that, and having that single-minded focus.
So there you go, single-minded focus throughout your day. Have a beautiful, beautiful day. I will see you on the next episode. Peace!
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