3 Daily Questions for Dissolving Distraction & Technology Obsession

Alexander Ford

Published: 19 May 2014

Our businesses are forced to adapt and evolve on a daily business (and so are we).

As leaders, our job is to remain focused on the priorities which will lead us towards the goals we’ve set for ourselves and our businesses.

Furthermore, as our businesses grow, they become more complex, and the technology they depend upon compounds the problem. It’s easy to get lost in the rabbit hole of “which technology is best?”

That’s why it’s critically important that you reset your focus on the state of your mission (where you are and where you want to go personally and vocationally) on a regular basis.

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

Here’s how I stay focused on my mission:

  1. I keep my personal and business objectives in my own printed State of the Mission book (aka My Mission Book) and update it on a regular basis – you might have your goals written in a journal, notebook, or otherwise. If not, this is a great opportunity to take a moment, jot down some short, medium, and long-term objectives for your life and your business.
  2. I review my mission book each morning and meditate on the following question: “what are the seven highest priority actions I can take today to help me fulfill my destiny?” When any answer arrives in my mind I write it down immediately without filtering or editing the content.
  3. Each week I look at my Small Business Master Planning Framework poster (a diagram which shows all systems and strategies in my business) and ask “if I were to improve one system or strategy this week, which one will most help the business become more efficient and effective, grow sales, or reduce overhead?” and draft a one-week plan to make the changes it will take to make that happen.

The quality of your life is based partly upon the quality of the questions you ask yourself daily. – Dr. John F. Demartini

These questions help me minimize distractions and reduces incidents of “technology obsession”. Instead of trying to take the latest-and-greatest technology and fit it into my business, these three questions help me become disciplined and focused on improving my strategy first, and then, maybe, the technology second.

To learn more about our Small Business Master Planning Framework or to set up a one-on-one consultation to review your business and define an action plan, call us at 403-454-5968.

I began my quest for higher quality questions when I became a student of Dr. John F. Demartini. Improve the quality of your life even further by reading an article on his blog, A Quality Life Demands Quality Questions.

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