One of the things that I seem to be having difficulty with lately is focusing on my public speaking blogs and also writing my speeches. I seem to have become stuck and I realized that part of the problem is that I have not focused on what I want to achieve. I have not written down my goals, so therefore can not set out a plan on how to achieve them and so I swirl around the edges.
Today I discovered why something on a website I have didn’t work. Something that I should have noticed a long time ago, but for some reason, I didn’t see it. Today I saw it and now my goal is to fix it. I will set out the steps and a timeline to achieve this goal.
How about you? How are you doing with your speaking career, or your Toastmasters’ manuals? Are you where you want to be? What is stopping you? And don’t tell me you don’t have the time. We all have enough time, it’s all about how we use it. The problem is that our list of things to do expands and if we don’t set a time frame to accomplish the tasks, the time needed to accomplish everything expands as well.
Have you ever noticed how much you can get done when a) company is coming over or b) you are going to head out on vacation and need to finish up some things? It’s because we set a timeframe. Try this experiment. Turn off your Facebook, your phone, your email and sit down for 15 minutes with a task. It might be to write out an outline for your next speech, it might be to contact someone about the opportunity to speak to their group. But take 15 minutes of solid time with no distractions and see what you can accomplish. This works for anything you need to do.
To your speaking success – FOCUS