As entrepreneurs and home-based business owners, we often think the more projects we have going at once, the more successful we really are.
But that’s not necessarily true.
Too many projects going can often mean a loss of quality in every one of those projects. And that’s certainly not the way to achieve business success.
Instead, it is more important to learn to focus on one job or one task at a time. You may think that multi-tasking helps you accomplish more, and it may, if all you’re looking to do is check off items on your to-do list.
But focusing on one thing at a time will help you do a better job and create higher quality results nearly every time. When you’ve finished that task, then move on to the next. And give the same amount of focus to that one.
For instance, if you’re a writer, instead of starting one article, then going on to research another article, then moving back to the first, you’ll end up so confused you won’t know which topic you’re supposed to be writing on.
If, on the other hand, you research and write the first article before moving to the second, you’ll end up with two completed articles that are much higher quality than either would have been had you worked on both at once.
Another aspect of focus is on what you do, not necessarily how many things you do at once. Your focus in your business should be on what you do best that no one else can do as well. If you’re a writer, for instance, you write.
That’s what will make the most money and help you succeed. Doing so may mean you have to contract with someone else to do your bookkeeping, or clean your house in order to free you to write. Your success in business and your ability to focus on what’s important that only you can do will make it worthwhile.