by Tania Basheer, Publisher

Top 10 Ways to Stay Focused

Vol . 1, Issue 7
27 Jul 2005
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'Things don't go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so that you can be all that you were intended to be.'  - Charles 'Tremendous' Jones, Motivational speaker and author

  Hi! From Tania

Hi Reader,

I hope you're well, happy and making great progress in achieving your goals. This month, I'll be sharing some of my tried and tested tips for staying focused.

I've just started reading a great book called Turning passions into profits by Christopher Howard. His third chapter, which is where I'm at now, is titled 'Focus' and as I turned to it I thought, 'Isn't that funny, I'm about to write this month's e-zine which is about staying focused!'

Then again, I know there are no coincidences.

Warm wishes


Tania Basheer - Publisher
Living the dream e-zine

  Feature Article: Top 10 Ways to Stay Focused

If you know what you really want, focus all of your attention on it.

The more specific you can be, the sooner you will attract what you really want into your life.

Similarly, if you focus your attention on what you don't want in your life, you'll attract those things too. Remember, whatever you focus on expands, so focus on what you really want and make it happen.

Here are some tips to help you:

  • Visualise: Start your day by visualising the day's events going to plan, smoothly and effortlessly.
  • Honour Your Priorities: Write down your priorities and before you take action, think about and eliminate any potential distractions.
  • Take a Break: Take regular short breaks to help you fight fatigue so you can stay focused longer. Do it for a few minutes a few times each day and take a few short holiday breaks throughout the course of the year.
  • Clear Your Head Space: Acknowledge any distracting thoughts and emotions you might have and let them go! Keep your head space clear so you can be fully present and receptive to information or people that can help you.
  • Don't Waste Time: Keep asking yourself, 'Is what I'm doing right now the best use of my time?' If not, re-focus.
  • Use the 80/20 Rule to Your Advantage: If 20% of what we do produces 80% of meaningful results, make sure you work on the 20% that will have the biggest impact.
  • Have a Plan and Work the Plan: Don't leave your days up to chance or you may be left feeling exhausted, being pushed and pulled by the events of the day.   
  • Delegate It: If someone else can do it, then delegate it!
  • Drop It and Know When to Say 'No': Spreading yourself too thin means nothing gets the attention it deserves.
  • Just Do It!: Embrace whatever you're doing and the moment you're in. You will soon feel absorbed and focused.  

For more free tips on clearing clutter, overcoming procrastination and reaching your goals, or to find out more about one-to-one business, executive or life coaching and arrange a no-obligation session with Tania, visit the Blue Sky Coaching website at Tania can be contacted Monday to Friday between 8 am and 8 pm (Adelaide CST), on (08) 8338 3134 or 0411 471 941 or by e-mail on

  Group Telecoaching: 2005 Intentional Resolutions

A great way to stay focused on achieving your goals is to join a coaching group.

Join me in a fun and inspiring group telecoaching series for the next three months and enjoy the process of achieving your business and/or personal goals, while applying creative topics to inspire you.

Dial in from work or from home. Here's some feedback from a recent participant who joined us for three calls earlier this year:

'The three get-togethers over the phone were fantastic and, best of all, I achieved a positive outcome in how it helped me. Particularly if you work for yourself and need a rev-up, I can highly recommend Tania. I feel great and ready to rock-and-roll. Many thanks.'

- Melva Pinnock, SmartBiz Consulting Services 

Our three calls will be held on Wednesdays: 17 August, 14 September and 19 October 2005, from 8 pm - 9 pm (Adelaide CST).

Our monthly topics will be: Tapping into your intuition, Anti-goals and Letting go.

Sign up NOW! *Early Bird* Price of $75.00 extended until 31 July 2005. That's my birthday, so I thought 'Why not?' Limited spaces.

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  The Energy Tapping Workshop

Would you like to know a self-management technique that allows you to quickly and easily free yourself of negative emotions, such as anger, guilt, anxiety; physical pain such as migraine headaches; low self esteem; control your fears - like public speaking, spiders or flying - and deal with your self-sabotaging beliefs, behaviours and addictions?

Energy Tapping, also known as EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), is an amazingly quick and easy-to-learn method that can do all of this. 

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Cost: $75.00 pp (includes morning tea and workbook). 

Alternatively, if you would prefer a personal 45-minute, one-on-one EFT session, or would like to arrange an in-house workshop for your team, call Tania on 0411 471 941 or (08) 8338 3134 to discuss your requirements.

Individual, in-person and telephone sessions are also available by appointment between 8 am and 8 pm, Adelaide (CST), Mondays to Fridays.

  Next Month: Overcoming Procrastination

Is there something that you want to do, but haven't done yet? Too busy?  Too scared?

Have you had something hanging over your head for what seems like an eternity now, but you still can't get yourself to do it? Can't get started? Too tired? Don't want to do it?

Next month we'll look at some strategies you can use to overcome procrastination and get into action.

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