The Intro #46: We have a challenge for you: focus.

October 1, 2020
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As we round the corner into a new month (where does the time go?!), we have a challenge for you: focus.

When you’re in the weeds on dozens (hundreds?) of projects, can you identify your priorities and then create space to actually work on them?

Listen, on any given day we are multitasking with the best of them. (Have we been on a Zoom call and a phone call simultaneously? Yes. Was it effective? No, not at all.) But recently, we are repeatedly seeing the power of single tasking. Of deciding what the big project is — and then getting rid of everything else that’s getting in the way of doing that thing well.

Functionally, this might mean turning off your slack notifications, carving out “hiding” time, or putting up an out-of-office. But in our experience, the “how” is pretty easy once you make the choice to do it.

You are smart, capable, and creative. What incredible thing might you produce if you gifted yourself the brain space (and the literal hours) you need to actually think about your project?

It’s our October challenge — and we invite you to be a part of it.

Allison Kooser

Allison is Chief Storyteller at Swell+Good, where she partners with amazing organizations to help them bring their stories to life. She is an avid traveler, an expert takeout orderer, and a big believer in curiosity and kindness. She tries to learn something new every day, and she reads, writes, and paddleboards more than the average human.
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