We live in an age of distractions! In this generation, the ability to focus on specific areas such as individual fulfillment, sense of purpose, and personal and professional goals and objectives are consumed with time invested elsewhere in areas that are fruitless inhibiting greater levels of success.
After spending 40 years in business and retiring after 27 years with The Coca-Cola Company as a manager and trainer, I am on a mission in my new assignment as the Focus Coach to help individuals get focused to achieve their destiny and purpose in life!
I call this FOCUSIZE! This is your ability to daily exercise focus in your world. Just like an athletic, a musician, an artist or any person wanting to go to the next level in their life, it takes practice. Just like an individual who exercises their body, we need to daily exercise our minds to stay focused. This is why I created the Focus Life Institute and it is now my passion to take my knowledge and direct it to others who want to achieve their passions in life and need someone with experience to help them get focused to accomplish their goals.
Just recently at a business workshop, this statistic was shared with our group:
For people in the workplace, there are only 82 minutes per day in non-labor free time.
So as a Focus Coach, I will ask how are you going to spend those 82 minutes? Instead of spending hours texting, gaming, on social media, what can you do to improve your personal growth and development. How about advancing your career, investing time in your passions, getting involved within your community or spending time serving someone else and meeting their needs?
Just recently, I was flying back from presenting our Focus Life strategic development tools to a university in the Northwest. As we were flying back from Seattle, a young lady sitting next to me heard our conversations of our Focus Life Institute and how our cause is to help individuals struggling in finding and achieving their destiny in life. She said to me that what we were talking about could truly impact her life.
She is working for a major company in Seattle and flat out told us she was bored and that her main objective was to run to the money and it has caused her to lose her passion and sense of purpose in life. The great job, salary and benefits did not bring her personal fulfillment and she was struggling and losing hope in her mid-twenties.
As I began to encourage her and she began to relate her passion points to me, she began to get excited about her possibilities of helping others. Her friend in college committed suicide and this tragedy profoundly affected her. She explained that this experience has brought her through what she called “a dark side,” but came out of it and wanted to write a book to help others who have also experienced this trauma.
You see, this is something that is greater than just focusing on herself, but it allows her pain to become an encouragement and release hope to someone else. This type of focus motivation is at a higher level than getting a good job and making a lot of money. Yes, we all want that, but if we can use our experiences and focus on helping others, the results will be both benefit to those suffering from any type of trauma and reveal a life of promise for this young lady.
I achieve a greater level of satisfaction from helping one person get focused on their assignment and purpose in life than selling millions of dollars of product for Fortune 500 companies.
I want to encourage you to get focused and identify the areas where you can be an encouragement to someone else. This is where true fulfillment comes in life!
We have created modules for 40 Days of Focus that can help you in the areas of focusing on personal growth and development. Check out our 40 Days of Focus modules at www.focuslifeinstitute.com and remember: your focus determines your future!
Dr. Ed Turose