Despite mantras to the contrary, attempting to travel through life “fearlessly” is rarely wise. Fear is a fine-tuned survival mechanism. It helps keep us safe on the edge of a cliff or walking down a dark road. It prompts us to proceed carefully in conversations marked by power imbalance or when we have a lot […]
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Two years ago, Full Focus leadership decided to invite the team to complete a friendly “Walktober” walking competition for team and individual prizes. The result? We rediscovered the competitive spirit running deep within our bones… And probably definitely overdid it. But we also loved being outside in the cooling Nashville weather, and we came up […]
Last week, we explored how Q4 pushes people to accumulate tasks, activities, and obligations. The driver behind that accumulation? Urgency. Urgency drives us to go, go, go. We move through the day at a frenetic pace, cramming in everything we can. We fight accumulation by simplifying. We fight urgency by stopping. When we stop, we […]
For most people, life seems to accelerate during the fourth quarter. There are big goals to reach, personally and professionally. There are extra obligations around the holidays. And the pace of incoming requests speeds up as everyone around us feels the same urgency. So, what are we to do? The temptation during the fourth quarter […]
Where Did I Win? Listing your wins helps you begin from an abundance mindset. And it’s easy to lose track of just how much you’ve accomplished. So make a list. Review your calendar, journal, and planner (especially your Weekly Previews). What did you make happen in the last three months? What has that made possible? […]
The usefulness of journaling is uncontested. It clarifies our thinking and improves our decision making. It helps us notice our feelings and connect with our inner life. It captures the questions we’re mulling over. It grounds us in where we are, who we are, and where we’re headed. But most people don’t journal. If you’re […]
By now, schools across the country are back in session. Students and families are establishing new rhythms and navigating new responsibilities. Help your household find their stride with a few back-to-school basics. Create simple “before school” and “after school” rituals You may know about the “workday startup” and “workday shutdown” rituals. For a student, school […]
Everyone knows you can’t succeed without discipline, yet few possess it. Here are 5 steps to develop more of it.
If you want to make progress on your goals, you’ll need to trade intensity for consistency. Follow these 4 steps to get moving today.
Many people feel overwhelmed by life’s demands. Despite all the gadgets and gizmos, they don’t have more time. They are only getting busier—and falling further and further behind. Sadly, many people are convinced their situation is temporary: “As soon as I get acclimated to this new job, I will have some breathing room.” “As soon […]
One of the most important lessons I have learned about productivity is this: It’s less about managing time and more about managing energy. Why? Because time is fixed, but our energy can flex. Most people get this exactly backward. They cram their day with tasks, thinking they can get it all done. Instead, they end […]
Amid our bustling lives, finding a moment of peace might feel like a luxury we can’t afford. Yet, the transformative power of mental rest cannot be underestimated. Why Mental Rest is Essential In our pursuit of success, it’s easy to ignore our brain’s need for downtime. We often perceive constant mental activity as a pathway […]
Do you remember the joy of immersing yourself in a task just for the sheer enjoyment it provides, with no deadlines, no pressures, and no expectations? If that seems like a distant memory, it’s time to reintroduce hobbies into your life. The Hidden Value of Hobbies As high-achievers, we’re tuned to continually push ourselves, often […]
At Full Focus we believe each of us has the power to define what success means on our own terms. And today, we’re going to discuss how you can reevaluate and redefine success for yourself. The Problem with Achievement-Focused Success We live in a world that often equates success with wealth, status, and tangible achievements. […]
The global landscape has undeniably shifted, with more of us working from home than ever before. While this offers incredible flexibility, it also brings unique challenges, particularly when it comes to maintaining a healthy work-life balance. The Remote Work Revolution: A Double-Edged Sword The benefits of remote work are plentiful, from eliminating stressful commutes to […]
When was the last time you allowed yourself to truly relax, unwind, and enjoy a moment of leisure? As a high-achiever, you might feel such moments are rare, even nonexistent. You’re always in pursuit of the next milestone, the next breakthrough. But what if we told you that leisure time, often misconstrued as ‘idle time’, […]
It’s that time of year: Spring cleaning. It’s an annual tradition that goes back forever, and most of us get a piece of the action. Seven in ten Americans participate every year. You can find countless spring-cleaning checklists, tips, and shortcuts. But most of these lists miss the messiest part of our lives: our to-do […]
As we get ready to wrap up 2022, I encourage you to take the time to reflect on this past year—the challenges, the unforeseen changes to your normal routine, and the clarity that has come from being forced to reevaluate what is most important. It’s safe to say you likely got thrown a few curveballs […]
Have you ever been stuck on an important project? You have a big idea, you know it’ll be great for your business or personal life, but you can’t get moving? Yeah, happens to me all the time, too. Missing our goals isn’t a great feeling. As we approach the end of the year, it’s natural […]
What’s the Gratitude Advantage? Researchers believe gratitude is a key component of living happier and longer. Here are 4 ways it helps us.
Becoming an effective leader could deliver the highest ROI of any investment in your success. Here are 5 keys to effective leadership.
For an entrepreneur to succeed, they need the right mindset, skills, and ability to execute their ideas. The challenge is, skills and experience can only take you so far. That’s where a coach for entrepreneurs can close the gap. Here are four questions to ask to see if working with a business coach is right for you.
Failure can be a powerful teacher—if you process it carefully and wring all the juice out of it. Here are 5 steps for turning failure to your advantage.
Strategic planning is essential for your company’s success, especially in a highly volatile economy. Here’s why and how to get started.