Focus Your Time


Hey team. All right, so here we are Workshop Wednesday.

There’s an old saying that says, “If you chase two rabbits, both will go free.” More importantly, it might mean that you don’t eat.

Now somebody that’s watching this right now is going, “Ew! Who would want to eat a bunny rabbit?” It might be my wife that’s doing that right now. Or one of my boys, if they for some reason are watching this. Jonathan right now actually wants a bunny rabbit in the backyard and I said that would be great. Maybe we should get a couple of rabbits, we could cook them for Easter. He’s not so happy about that. Anyway, I don’t want to get distracted from what I’m trying to say.

Chase two rabbits and both go free.

What does that mean? Well, concentration. What are you concentrating on? Peter Drucker, who’s a management expert, says that concentration is one of the most important keys to economic results. It’s also something that we forget and we fail at often because we’re very distracted. As a people, we can easily shift from one thing to another. There are so many options available to us and because of that we tend to find ourselves distracted an awful lot and we don’t make much progress. So, what are you distracted by? How do you focus intently on certain things to get better at stuff?

Well, sometimes it helps to have a coach. If you go into a gym and you see a whole bunch of different equipment, even if you’ve worked out before, you might gravitate to something that you’ve done in the past. But, there are so many other options to work so many different kinds of muscles, and having an expert or coach or a mentor in that way can be helpful to help focus you. In business, having an advisor, having people to sit down with and give you advice to help focus your energy.

Having a system to focus your energy, even your routine. How do you wake up in the morning? Do you get up in a hurry because you’re always getting up late? Set your clock a couple of hours ahead or your alarm a couple of hours ahead so that you get up. So that you have time to focus and think. To look at your calendar, to think through how to intently focus your time in the correct way.

Also, remove distractions. Remove distractions.

These are all things that can help you better yourself and prepare you for the things that you need to do. When you’re at work, focus your work and your mind, and your heart on the things that are going to make you more successful and get noticed at the job.

That’s not just me saying this here for Northwest Enforcement, although that is a goal of ours. But it fits within our core values. It fits within our purpose: be valuable because nothing less will do.

If you are valuable at work, you will always be noticed.

We do it here a lot. We’re giving out candy bars and soda pop and gift cards and lots of different things. Because we’re noticing. Our clients are noticing the value that we provide, that you provide and that’s great stuff.

So Workshop Wednesday is about over. It’s about time to get back to work but I just wanted to say thank you for everything that you’ve been doing and that you are doing. And that you continue to do to advance the mission and the purpose of Northwest Enforcement.

But more importantly, I want to see you advance. I want to see you grow. That’s part of my mission. My personal mission is to build our team to be more solid. Not just for here. I want it to stretch across into your home life, into your work life, into your personal growth. As a valued team member, as a valued person in society period. I want to see you grow.

As we move forward the rest of this week and into next week be valuable because nothing less will do. It will truly advance you long-term in life.

All right, God bless you guys and I’ll see you soon.