I thought it’d be funny to share an image of my cat Isa.
She looks like the dictionary definition of focus. See her? She is the featured image. Intense, penetrating, powerful, Isa shows what focus looks like.
Of course she did not focus on a blog. Some guy played with a remote control car by the forest out back. Noise and movement triggered her prey drive. She is 100% hunter-killer, a Feline Terminator, or Ferminator.
Anyway, Isa teaches you a lesson in blogging focus. Do you give all of your attention and energy to blogging? You better. Where your attention and energy goes, grows. If you give 100% attention and energy to blogging for 2, 4 or 10 hours daily, making sure it is positive, generous, focused attention and energy, your blog grows. Look no further than Zac and his stunning blogging success. Dude focused. He succeeded.
But if you give half your attention and energy to blogging and half to checking email, blogging grows half rate. No real focus. Divided. Split. Or if you give 100% of your focus to negative blogging energy – believing you waste your time, fail, and struggle through blogging – you get blogging failure. Not because of blogging. But because of your failure focus, choosing to give your blogging energy to fear, doubt, and all destructive, failure and struggle inducing, energies.
Focus 100% on Blogging and Be Positive
Look at Isa’s focus. See her laser-like gaze.
If you sit down to write a blog post, give 100% of your positive focus to being relaxed and writing a blog post. Be chill. But be focused. Like a relaxed, detached focus. A chill focus. Ideas flow really freely if you focus from a positive, chill, relaxed space. I will write this 600 word post in 20 minutes easy because I focus on writing the post and nothing else. Easy. Yet, most bloggers spend hours upon hours writing a 600-1000 word post. Poor focus. Or, a tense-strained, negative focus makes their blogging job difficult.
We go deeper down the rabbit hole with focus, guys. Think back to the last time you said “I’m gonna write 5 guest posts today!” and felt really confident and clear on doing it. You know you have the talent, skills and ability to do it. But at the end of the day, you write 2 guest posts. You never seem to get beyond 2 guest posts. Why? This is another blogging focus problem. You focused on writing 5 blog posts from a positive energy. You were geesed up, charged up, energized. But you chose to shift your focus to:
- spending 30 minutes engaging on Twitter
- spending 2 hours commenting on blogs
- watching Netflix for 4 hours, versus your usual 1 hour
At day’s end, you chose to focus on Twitter, commenting and Netflix for 6 and a half hours, versus writing 4 or even 6 guest posts during those 6 and half hours. Heck; you could write 12 guest posts in those 6 and a half hours if you cook. Or, you could get in your fun-time Netflix hour, and write 8 guesties, no sweat.
But you chose to focus on something different, other than guest posting 8 times. Your choice. Or you chose to shift from a positive guest post focus to a negative guest post focus, feeling you would waste your time, anyway, based on past scarcity-focused results, or the fear of a scarcity-focused future.
Follow your passion. Do what feels calming, relaxing and peaceful to you. Improve focus through meditation and deep yin yoga. I do about 80 minutes of deep yin daily. Super way to dial in with laser like focus so you keep doing fun, freeing, success-building stuff through your blog.
Focus like Isa.