We live in a world full of distractions.  That fact does not go away just because we have a goal or focus.  In fact, those little distractions can be harder to identify when they are in line with our primary goal.  These are the small time wasters and productivity thieves that hide as helpers.

Focus Must Be Guarded

Any entrepreneur lives with a steady stream of new ideas.  However, too many of us underestimate our natural creative state.  In fact, we all are creatives to some extent and have to deal with a steady of temptations to drift from our primary goal.  Our struggle can be with big and common time-wasters like Facebook or the latest Netflix series, but these are not the most dangerous.  In this episode, we look at the tasks that feel like they are helping, but are taking us away from our goal.  These functions are not a waste, they often have value and may even be essential.  They just are not worth pursuing at the moment.  Thus, we look at how to regularly review our focus and how to remove those distractions so we can get to our goal quickly.

Rob Broadhead

Rob is a founder of, and frequent contributor to, Develpreneur. This includes the Building Better Developers podcast. He is also a lifetime learner as a developer, designer, and manager of software solutions. Rob is the founder of RB Consulting and has managed to author a book about his family experiences and a few about becoming a better developer. In his free time, he stays busy raising five children (although they have grown into adults). When he has a chance to breathe, he is on the ice playing hockey to relax or working on his ballroom dance skills.

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