10 Entrepreneurs Share Their Secrets to Staying Focused


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Here is how to concentrate in a world filled with distractions.

Today, being an entrepreneur can be all encompassing. You are always on, all the time.  The danger of living in a world where it is possible to be on call 24/7 is that the majority of your time may be spent fielding phone calls, emails and social posts — meaning the  tasks you wanted to complete remain untouched. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

We spoke to 10 successful entrepreneurs on what strategies they use to stay on track and get things done.

1. Don’t let your inbox take over your to-do list.


Image credit: NerdWallet

Image credit: NerdWallet

Name: Tim Chen
Company: NerdWallet
Strategy: Each Monday I prioritize what I want to accomplish that week, and then I think about what I’ve done at the end of the week and share it in an email to my employees called “Reflections.” It’s a great way to make space in your head, otherwise your inbox and email becomes your to-do list, which is ridiculous because you didn’t create that to do list. [It was sent to you by other people.]


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