About this video:
Problem: Can’t grow
Why problem exists: Can't stay on one task, multi tasking, doing multiple things at once
How to fix: Commit to one thing a day, do one task, don't abort when baby is only one month old
-Has multiple business “opportunities”
-Pattern of existence, literally programmed their mind to always needing to do something. So when not multitasking, alarms are going off to try to find something else to do as a task
-Thinking that the more you add on, the more output you will get
-Can’t even sit still and think critically on a problem or issue without being drawn away or distracted. Neurotic freak- everything seems impossible and hard (if that’s not you, then you know of some people who have)
What these examples lead to:
-An inability to complete anything, and anything you do complete will be shitty, not up to standard, and lead you to thinking you are “incapable” or not talented enough.
-Taking longer amounts of time to do simple tasks for progress.
The longer it takes you to progress, the more ground someone who is locked in is gaining on you or creating separation.
Practical things to improve this:
-We want to cut everything out that doesn’t help us, and also always only do one thing at a time.
If you are eating, just eat, don’t be watching a video or thinking or doing work.
This again reinforces the brain to always be looking to add multiple actions to do at once and that sub par effort into anything is acceptable (because that is the only thing you will get from that level of attention)
-Now to do this, we have to fuck up.
You must set yourself up to only do one task and then monitor your mind and HOW it gets drawn away.
Once you see it get drawn away, bam you can catch that thought and trace it back to the root cause, which will allow you to cut out what led you down hat path to then getting distracted
-Example of this is let’s say you are working on a piece of marketing.
But, your phone keeps sending you notifications of someone messaging you or sending you a snapchat or some bs.
Your will power might be able to hold up, but only for so long before you will give into checking and see what's going on, what people want and that might lead you to opening your ig or youtube app, searching for something and then spending 5 hours sitting there like a blob of nothing scrolling and watching bs instead of improving your product. BAD.
You do this already to some capacity, and you might think “oh it’s not that big of a deal, I just check it then get back to work” but by then you’ve lost your flow state, you start back at square zero and have to build up that thought momentum and you also lose your place from where you were originally working at.
All of these excuses or bad and stupid and validate why you should continue this terrible inefficient behavior
-Once you’ve cut out the unnecessary mess, it’s time to clearly identify what needs to be worked on and what to not work on.
For this, always identify what you want that you don't have.
Then, identify what must be built in order to achieve that goal.
Then of course you work your way backwards piecing it together so you have a clear picture of what must come and be built before the next thing, and you will have a clear path of what needs to be done.
Then, you ONLY do and work on that first thing until it is completely built to spec and not half assed.
This can take upwards of months to just focus on one area or even things such as product, marketing, scaling or making your business more efficient from a profit loss standpoint, finances et cetera.
This way, you spend each day solely focused on building out one thing, for an extended period of time. Results will occur and progress will be seen IF you are taking the correct results.
-Lastly, constant self auditing and analysis needs to be taken to ensure this is kept up to a high standard.
Even when creating this breakdown video I had to catch myself from doing other things, pause, and bring myself back to what I was doing so I don’t stray away from goal.
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Hey everyone, Daniel Conteras aka dlucs here from the new era of barbering. This is like the second take of doing this. So that's why I was laughing at myself. So obviously, um, we have a couple of weeks to take care of. Right. Uh, first of all, beard is back, uh, as you guys can tell, I know, um, a lot of people on YouTube were off when I shaved my face. Now you can be off cause I shaved my head. Right. Um, so as a lot of, you know, I do, I do, I change up my look a lot. Um, I mean past like couple years I just went from beard and like a full on top mid fate, uh, to crop cut, dye my hair, growing everything out and then shaping face, cutting hair again. Um, and I, I kinda just ran out of things to do and try. Right. Like last thing I did was like paint my nails.Um, and I didn't really want to get like a lot of tattoos or piercings and stuff like that. Right. Cause that's like permanent. Um, I wanna be able to like maneuver and like change like water. Right. I want to be flexible. And if I want to stop doing something like to go a different direction, I can. And you can't really do that with tattoos or, well, you can't because you can't do it piercings, but, um, yeah. I mean, this is kinda how we just got to the Baldwin and I kinda liked it. It's very efficient. Right. And I think bald is sexy too apparently. Um, it's a nice little look, um, especially with the beard coming back. So this is not what the video is about though. Right? I've been off YouTube for a while. I've obviously been working, uh, with barbers inside of elevated mentorship.Uh, but a lot of my focus just into that, and I think in a lot of other videos I've expressed that like, I will go out of periods of like, um, at least making content weekly, uh, for YouTube and then like, I'll just go dark. Cause like, um, this is the main thing, like this is, this is great to help out other people. And like the reason why I wanted to come back and at least make some more content was, um, you know, I got a lot of feedback from a lot of you, um, who I probably had calls with as well. Um, and schedule a call with me. But, um, just talking about more of how, like at least the content that I put out, um, andI guess coming up withSome solutions to like things that might aid you guys in pushing business forward, um,And you know, the feedback has been really great. Yeah.I'll think YouTube as well as like the, the, uh, the weekly blog posts weekly, cause they're not weekly, but, um, so I thought, why not? You know, I have some free time right now. Um, it's December, December 21st, um, currently, um, so this content is probably definitely gonna be dropped in January. So by the time you're watching this, it's probably January, January right now. Um, I didn't want to take the time to just like I wanted to stockpile content. Um, it's kind of like getting the first order things out of the way of like where I've been, what I've been doing as well as why the shake head and the beard is back. Um, also too, just a heads up. Um, obviously as you can see, uh, I do wear a blue blocker glasses. Um, that's just cause of around screen a lot now. Um, but however, because we have a ring light right here, um, I'm going to be trying to face my body this way and try and talk to you.So we don't have this awkward glare in my eyes. So, um, just a heads up on that. I will try to stay current that, but wherever they wanted to at least make this video on. Right. I I've talked to a lot of barbers in the past. I don't know how long it's been. Maybe, um, September, September, October, November, December, maybe four or five months, uh, since I made a YouTube video. Right. Uh, so I talked to a lot of barbers in that five month span and of course worked with a lot of barbers inside the elevated mentorship program that I'm running. Um, and there seems to be at least like, there's always like this, these couple of core, main issues that need to be tweaked up, uh, in order to like get progress in business as a barber. Right. Um, and there's some core like really blatantly obvious core issues that go on and why barbers can grow.So I thought, okay, cool. What is like the main problem? Well, most barbers can't grow their business. Well, why does this happen? Right? Why is the problem exist? And I have my notes on here, so I'm going to be looking back and forth. Um, one of the main things I always see pop up is just like two weeks, too many people. Can't like really stay on one task. Like a lot of people are like, uh, so fidgety and they wanted like, they, they can, they can do one thing for like maybe a two day span and then they like go off and there'll be undisciplined fruit. It just lost that from that. Right. They can't get progress. And, you know, in order to grow a business or do something, you have to be able to like consistently do the same thing and focus on one thing for a very extended period of time and like have a very, um, high like paintbrush.Like you have to be able to like withstand a lot of pain that that comes with, because you're going to want to come off that one thing you're going to want to do something else. That's more fun. Uh, yeah, that's quite a bit more fun. I was going to say funner, but that's not the correct phrase. Um, and that's not going to like, have you always in that mode of like trying to do something that's that, that the comfortable thing, or just at least the, uh, the thing that is enjoyable, like sometimes growing business, isn't enjoyable. Like a lot of people think, Oh man, I want to grow my business. Like I want to do this and want to be able to be really, really good, you know, create a lot of income for myself as a barber. Um, and that sounds very fun at the beginning.Right. It always does at the beginning, it sounds like a great idea. It sounds like a great goal. However, when most people go ahead and, um, go through that process, there's like a vetting period. Right? All of a sudden, like the, the barrier for entry deters, a lot of people who are like, that. I don't want to do that pain. that. I'll go back to being okay. Right. And it's also, I'll probably do like another video talking about like why it's bad to revert back to being okay. Um, which a lot of people do, right. Do you have a goal? You want to go do it, but we're more focused on why, how to overcome like this, this fidgety feeling. Why are they staying on one thing and, and, and really happiness. Because a lot of people, this is like a big issue.Like even with barbers I work with like it's, I thought it was going to be the easiest thing. Just like, Hey, do these courses, like, you know, we have core actions we must do to grow our business. Um, of course we have to iterate a lot, but the, one of the hardest like barriers entry at first is just not, not getting and you want to go off and do something else. Right. Most people want me to off like, tick-tock ah, it. Like, I'm going, so you do general going to start a brand or I'm going to do all this other stuff. And they still have yet to make the, the ma the main thing.Number one. Right. Um, yeah.Unfortunately like you're always going to be mediocre. That's like how you attack things. Right. Nobody who's ever been great or mastered something has been fidgety. They just honestly,And, um, you, you get like, uh, likeYou just stick on that one thing you have like this relentless, like, that I don't care what anything else is saying to me. I don't care what else is like, looks appealing. I'm going to stay on this one thing. So what does this look like? An example wise, right. We spent like six minutes and 32 seconds. Just kind of intro-ing and like talking about the main problems. What does this even look like in somebody's business in life? So you can probably dissect and then we're also going to get to practical stuff. Okay.So, I mean, some examples of this as a barber is like just doing multipleWell things. Right. Um, we talked about what I've talked about plenty of times on this channel as well. Uh, in, in terms of, uh, past content, uh, you know, likeDoing Forex, doing started trying to start a brand, I'm trying toRun with other business opportunities that are lucrative yet, you know, the charging only about 25, 30, even 50 bucks a haircut and has hitA plateau. Right. Um, andIn any business you're going to hit plateaus. That's always going to beCom, right. But it's how youTackles plateaus really dissect them and, and to, to stimulate, restrict like growth.And again, um, another example is, are you thinking that you'd add on more, uh,And like the more output you will get? So a lot of people, what they'll do, especially in the barber industry, um, they'll think, okay, cool.There's a couple of examples of it. So they'll get a clientele, uh, and they'll think, cool, wow,What does my clientele want more of? And I can charge them more and that will make me more money. So this is where the added services, I guess, idea comes into play. Uh, and so let's start adding on a bunch of and they'll start listening to noise of what, like their clients will say. And like sooner or later, they'll end up with like a million different services,Um, for a million different people. And, you know, I guess that works likeOn the surface level, right? Like, like, like logically you would think, wow, if I add on more, if I have something for each and every single individual that works, however, whenYou get into like the, um,Like if you go into P and L statements that go into anything of, um, you know, throughput, um, inventory and operational expenses,Um, you know, your inventoryCosts and probably your operational expenses too, will go up and throughput, which is sales, or just basically what,Um, you make and generate, um, doesn't matter,Go up anymore. Right? You still hit a threshold. And yet you've increased everything of spending that requires for, um, you know, added services of like what that needs to have asWell as, um, you know, howTo actually either market or generate clientele to then put that inventory into use to then generate you income. Right. You've added, you've increased those expenses. And yet you really haven't stimulated, increased the overall income to a level where it offsets that after like, you know, you do monthly P and L statements, and you kind of like, look at everything. You might even lose money. I've seen a lot of people actually lose money from adding on more services because of what they have to, um, buy in order just to serve or offer that service. I've talked to a lot of people like that too, or they, because they offer more, they actually lose clientele, which is also very true.Um, so that, that thinking more like, we'll get them more, um, yeah,Basically when you just can't sit still, right. It's like that fidgety thing, like, like, um, you always have to be doing multiple things. I think this is where, like, we really resides in, right. Because, um, myself, I, I always used to be like this. Um, I can never focus. I can never like stay on one thing I always had to be like, I just was like, Oh, you know, I can't focus. I have to do be doing something by my, and then be able to think or do something else.And, you know, like, uh,I have to always be multitasking. That's how I get in my flow mode. Right. However, like, um, w wasn't like when I started, like at least starting, okay, how does it, how does the brain, how how's it programmed? How's it work in our favor for that way? Um, you know, the neural pathways that are like being connected at that point in time, when you start doing those items is like, okay, cool. The brain says, I always have to be doing this.Right. And theOnly problem with that is, you know, the brain can't focus on more than one thing to really master that one thing. Uh, it can, it can like do more than one task at a time. Right. It's like almost impossible. Like if you're,Um, if you are like, um,Be a great example, you're trying to cook dinner and also likeClean your house at the same time, like one of the two,And it'd be like up either. You're going to up the food or like, you know, something's going to happen where you, you forget something on like, you know, cleaning the house of some sort. Maybe you leave like the, the chemicals on something too long and it gets up. Right. You just can't like multitask at the same time. It's like, well, do one thing once. And then you can bolt on the next thing. And most people, they can't, they can't have this type of discipline they're they get fidgety and, and at a lower level of like, something like that, you're like, okay, that, that might be a little bit too obsessive, like tested in like control-freak. But, you know, when we look at it a higher level,Um, you know, if, if youAre always trying to jump from one thing to the next thing, to the next thing, or do more things at once, I mean, how the hell are you even going to like, push that dam the, your, your main business, which is, let's say for barbers or any sort of fire in that,Um, forward, like, for me an example, when I learned that I should start cutting everything out. Right. Okay, cool. If,Well, we need to focus on these core aspects in my business, and this will push it forward. everything else. Like I started cutting out YouTube, obviously. Um, I used to have a, I tried to start a product brand too. And like, the reason why I say don't do any of these things. Cause I tried. Right. It's not because I, I just want to be an, but like I've tried these things and it takes up a lot of energy. Um, now could I have a lot of success just doing straight YouTube? Absolutely. Could I have success with just straight product line? Absolutely. But you know, um, at first those things don't produce cashflow. Like you have to have some other side, some type of cashflow, which is like, you know, where your borrowing business comes in, but then that also takes up time to build that up.So it just, it just breaks at the end of the day. Right. It's, it's near impossible to do both things, um, or even put enough folks in there to get off the ground. Um, so, you know, I think a lot of people are like, why the are you always hating on like this stuff? It's it's because I've tried it before. Um, it was just like, you know, if you want to try for yourself and went through a experiment for yourself by all means, um, but this is what I've learned from, from at least doingThanks now.Cause I know I got way off topic of that. It's been awhile for a YouTube video, so you need to make sure that I stay on top on topic. Right. Stay, stay on one thing. Um,Yeah. I mean likeWhat, what these examples lead to a mean? You can't really complete anything, right? If you, if you find like yourself, like at least, uh, for my, for myself, I, I started noticing I couldn't complete anything. I couldn't complete like a, um, a task or a goal even, right. Like I'm sure a lot of people, I mean, especially with the new year, um, you know, coming up or as already happened, by the time you're watching this, a lot of people were on the new year. They always have like these goals. Um, if you always find yourself, never accomplishing those exact goals, um, if you just go back and dissect why that didn't happen, it's probably because you, you straight away from like that main goal, try to take on something else or try and do something else. Um, or when it got painful, um, you know, and it, or lost the fun or like that, you know, like sighting period, when he first started eight thing, you probably just like, that I'm going off.And I think if you do that, if you have that type of like mentality or like approach, like you're never going to succeed, uh, like you can't take anything to the peak level. Right? You have to be able to withstand at least some pain, whether it be like simply working out, sticking to a diet, um, building a business, do working on our like relationship, building a family, whatever that thing is that you do, right. If you don't withstand the pain threshold and like stay in that thing, uh, and just almost, you gotta have some grit, right? Yeah. You kinda gotta grit your teeth and the thing. Um, anything that you do is gonna, is gonna apply a little more pressure on you and you kinda gotta grit your teeth and say, no, I'm going to do this thing. Right. I'm going to stick to this. Uh, and I'm not going to waiver. Um, and you have to also have like an actionable items like that. You have to complete too. Cause if not, you're just pretty yourself to self-induced pain that lead to no growthNow. Yeah.So I mean also too, what this leads to, I mean like sometimes like a task can take you especially longer to achieve. Right. Um, you know, uh, a lot of people like, like the reason why I like to build something of it, shouldn't take that long. If you just focus on that one thing for myself, um, each and every single day, a great example of this, I, I simply just focus on like one thing like today, um, you know, all I focused on or all I am going to focus on, it's like, uh, 12:25 PM right now is I'm creating YouTube content literally. Um, it's gonna make, make some other videos, make some iterations on that. Uh, but that's my sole focus today. I'm not gonna like work on anything else. Um, and like prior to this, like the day before all I was doing was planning, right?Like, like in terms of, um, well, I should go back even further the first couple of days, like three days ago. Um, I just, you know, with list problems, that's all, I, that's all I focused on. You know, I just list the problems. I didn't focus on like building up the content or building up the ideas and like the structure of whatever happened. I just focused on the ideas, right. Because, you know, when you get into something, it takes you awhile to at least get your brain moving in that direction of like a flow state. Um, but you know, those first, those first couple items are going to be like bad ideas regardless. And, and you know, the longer that you stay into it, the more problems in the more solutions you're gonna come up with. So, you know, like stay on the thing, folks like all day and just running out problems.And then the next day I went ahead and like looked at all those problems, um, and then started writing up, uh, solutions to those problems inside of, for content purposes. Right. And then, you know, today is just recording. Um, you know, and it's very efficient that way, because I can get, I say like that frame of mind, right? Like, like it's very hard to jump around frame of mind wise if I was like to go, okay, what's the problem can grow. Okay. What's, what's uh, um, what's the solution, what's the structure for video. Okay. This, this and this, and then the core, and that's only one video. Right. I actually have 16 in, in, in like a date and a three-day period. I'll probably like get done with like 16 videos. Um, so, well, I don't know if I'm going to do all 16 today.I probably, I'm only gonna do a couple, um, because that's going to be a little weird if I have like the same shirt and say nav everything. Um, but you know, I have 16 videos done and all I have to do now is just record them. I don't have to think about them anymore. I just pull up doc and like, look at like my notes. And then I kind of go off that, you know, I've written down. Um, and that's kinda like a very efficient structure versus like spending 16 separate days trying to come up with like each and every single thing, because you're never going to get like anything. Great. And that's just like an example that I do inside of like my business now, I think for barbers, um, I think like I work with barbers every day. I mean, with borrowers, like the biggest thing is like, um, I mean, you first have to clearly identify like what you want.Right. Um, and there's going to be a, it's gonna be a lot more content. I mean, one of the main problems I see also too, is that like a lot of borrowers, the industry have a, have an issue or a problem with like money, right. They have a bad relationship with money, meaning, and it's not like they can, they take bad care money, but like, um, money is viewed as like this bad thing, right? If you are, um, you know, if you, if you charge more, all of a sudden you become a bad person. I mean, you see it in like my comments all day long, you could see it on like literally anybody's comments who charges them out. Somebody is always going to be complaining about like that you charge too much and that's fine. That's their opinion, right. I'm not saying that's bad, but for barbers like to understand, like as a business owner, like, um, you're, you're like the sole goal of a business and this is going to be separate video.So the sole goal of a business is to generate money. Right. And that's not a bad thing, right. Because the whole reason, because without money, like the business cannot exist because you cannot, um, improve product. You cannot put money back into an invest into, uh, whether it be high, not a team, whether it be getting better tools, whether like I support proving a product, uh, and also providing more value to a market. Right. So as a barber, like if you can't make money or you, you can't, uh, generate more income overall, um, you don't have a goal, unfortunately. Right? You're almost just like, again, the hamster wheel cycle of just like, I'm just going to go to work every day, make the income. I know. And then go home and like relax. Right. Um, the whole, uh, business should be able to provide enough value to the market to push everything forward, right.Because the value of produces, uh, will add value to its customers overall, um, experience and as well as life and will improve the industry itself. Now everything kind of stems back to this money thing. You can't make money and there is no reward in this, this system. Um, nobody wants to be involved with it. Right. It's just like, what's the point. Right. Um, and yet that's like what? I think a lot of books, like at least what I see a lot of barbers doing, they'll hate on a lot of people who are making money and like glorify people who like say money isn't everything. However, the only idea with business is to make money. Um, cause then you can, you can't do anything else. And that's not, like I said, it's not a bad thing. It's not this evil thing. Uh, I think it is like this, uh, depiction that like, you know, whether it be movies, Hollywood or, um, just like how a lot of people paint, like these evil characters, like you watch any Hollywood movie too.Like, um, and this is like funny because like I'm going off on different tangents on something, on a video that's supposed to be like, focus on one thing. And yet here I am doing it. Right. So if you feel, um, irritated because like, bro, just get on with the whole thing. That's exactly my point. Right. Um, for like business I'm focused on that one thing now. Um, what was I saying? I mean like, like, like a lot of people like seen or get influenced that like there's a lot of evil characters who have a lot of money and like there's this hero, hero character that doesn't give a about money yet. You know, w th that's a movie, right. We look at the real world, um, you know, some of the, some of the greatest individuals living right now, at least that are pushing in, um, improving, uh, I guess overall life or some of the wealthiest people, right?Like Bezos Musk, um, you know, these guys are actually spearheading a lot of different industries and, uh, stimulating growth in whether you want to say economy in the industry. Um, or even just setting a new standard, which is phenomenal. Right. That's almost like inspiring. And yet I think a lot of people, I think a lot of people, when they look at like, uh, Ilan or like, uh, bayzos, they're like, Oh, he's so rich. He should be sharing that money. No, just work for some. Right. That's his reward. Like if there wasn't that reward, he wouldn't have progressed and made all these jobs. Right. And he wouldn't have one or two go ahead and push himself that cause there was no reward and anything in a game like situation has to be reward in any game, like for sports, the reward is winning. Right. Uh, and business strategical battle, um, winning is associated with that result. So because it allows you to have more resources to invest more things. And again, we're getting off topic. So back to focusing on one thing. So, um,This is probably one of myMost, all over the place, like YouTube video today. Cause I know I've been on this before. There's just, I mean like, look, there's been a lot of things that, um, I've been learning like just from individuals talking to individuals. So there's like a lot to say. So this first video is obviously going to be all replaced, promise these next videos. They give me a little more doubt than rights. Bear with me a little bit. Um, um, so practical ways on how to improve this, right? So let's say you do have this issue of sticking on the one thing let's say, even for myself, I know when I watch this, I'm going to like, okay, cool. This is what I need to improve. Um, to focus on one overall aspect and core idea. Um,I meanOne, one thing is really great. Just cut everything out. That's not associated to goal. Right? You have to at least like identify what the goal is. Uh, and anything that doesn't provide value or get you closer to getting that goal, making the boat go faster, to get that thing cut out very much, much more simpler said than done. Um, a great example of this. Um,Okay.And it's going to be sounded like very, very good at seeing us sound like very, very obsessive, but um, try to track yourself in like when you're actually multitasking. Right. Um, for me, what I found is like, um, when I try to do multiple things, like let's say, um, I'm eating, but I'm also like watching a video. Right. So mentally I'm trying to focus on chewing, swallowing, digesting, even though that's not something I don't digest like mentally, like it's just something that's automated. Um, but like at least picking out the food, putting your mouth chewing and swallowing. Right. And then trying to learn, which is like keeping context of like, let's say a video or a reading or something like that. Um, that's multitasking, right? You have two tasks going on, uh, that your brain has to switch back and forth from which one to focus on to which the other one to focus on. Um, and if you, a lot of times, like you will not be able to, um, like focus on the food and then like also keep up with the video. It's like this back and forth switching. Um, and that's how the break multitask. And when you catch yourself doing these things, um,You want to stop pause, uh, recognizingThat you're doing that thing and then cut out one and then just stick to one thing. So like, let's say for me, when I started realizing myself doing that,I just stopped pause. Okay, cool. Cut out. Like,Or trying to learn and try and multitask and just eat and then want to finish with this. And task is complete. I can move on to something else. Now you might think this is very, very like basic what the type of advice is. This, this is, you know, simple, however, like you're, you're um, programming your mind on how to attack a task because the mind just sees tasks. Right? Does it says eating that's a task learning task. It doesn't see like, okay, cool. I can, I could eat, uh, listen to music and like, uh, be on my phone and then also like try to learn at the same time. Oh, Holy. You're going to be if you try to do that first.Well, first and foremost. Um, but it's just task oriented.So if you just train your mind to be solely on one task at a time, right. If I'm eating, I'm eating once that is complete, I can move on to the next thing. And if you start doing that in at least like start auditing your life at that store.Um, for me, at leastI've seen how that bleeds into like also actions in my business, um, where, you know, I might be working on something and you know, you, you have that shiny object syndrome, like pulling up the sandwich over there. Like I want a sandwich when want to eat. You're like, no, no, no, hold on, come back to this one thing, continue working once this is complete and then I can go eat. Right. Um, and most people don't have control over at least like their ability to focus on one task. And that's why it, first of all, it takes them so much longer to accomplish anything, whether it be, um, building up their business and grow their clientele, uh, whether it be improving product wise or anything of that sort. Right. Even like just, you know, just cutting out all the of like, Oh, I want to start a t-shirt once they're all this,Cut it out. It's not helpful.Um, because it's, it's just, you're programming yourself to like, again, do something half assed. Right. And that's very like,Um, mentally you'reDoing something at a mediocre level, not at like the full optimized level that like your focus can be put into something.Um, and you're allowing yourself just to kind of like breathe.You don't get anything great from that, honestly. And if you do get something all right, and better than mediocre, I mean, how much better could it have been if you just like focused on that one thing. Right. You're already talented enough to like multitask and get something somewhat. Okay. How much better can you make a thing? If you just cut everything else out and just put all your books? Not one thing.Um, so that's one way to do that. Right. Um, second thing. Yeah.Like again, like I said, monitor your mind in terms of like, when you get drawn off of things, you're still gonna up if you watch this video. I, and by the way, too, I still up all the time. This, um, as you can tell from this video, I've done it multiple times. I could see myself how that happens. Um, what you should do is not just kind of like most people they'll go throughout their day and like not really plan or do this kind of like whatever happens is going to happen, they're going to get drawn whatever direction. And they look at the end day and like, wait, why didn't I get anything done? Right. Wow. How was that? How was I not productive? Like where did the day go? A lot of times, it's just because you get drawn down these different paths, whether it be like, hell, I mean like you can, you can even probably associate this with like, even if you're watching YouTube, right.You're probably supposed to be doing something right now to be quite honest with you, right. You're probably supposed to be focused on working on a task, but for some reason you got sucked into YouTube and you're watching a couple of videos and all of a sudden you saw deluxe went ahead and uploaded another video or a new video. I'm going to go in and watch this. And then after this one, I'm going to go ahead and, um, and start working on that, whatever thing, bad, very bad. Right. Um, you want to catch yourself in the middle of that? Um, distraction, like say you're on a path. You go off, you want to catch yourself somewhere down that swayed off path and stop yourself and be like, cool. How the did I get here? Because without that, how the did I get here?You're just gonna wait. You're just gonna like look up and realize, Holy. I spent five hours on YouTube watching deluxes videos for no reason, which doesn't help you right on. Thank you. I appreciate you for watching, but to get progress that doesn't really help. I mean, maybe come in and get them in, come in and, and get out, uh, you know, get the information need and get out and get back to work. Fabulous. Five hours. Probably not the best that we need to be doing. Um, and we need to do is at least track. Okay, cool. How the did I get here? Like what were those steps that actually got me off the path? And most times what you'll notice is that it was never, like, let's say for you to probably wasn't. I mean, you, didn't just all of a sudden like look up and then you're on YouTube.Like probably like there was a notification that went off on your phone and then you check that notification and then you just had an impulse all of a sudden, like, again, that sandwich, that, that little like thing, um, you went into like, you're like, Oh YouTube. Okay, let me check this thing. Just need to check it. Right. And then you're like, Oh. Like, you could see how this like path goes down. And if you at least hack this thing, uh, you can, you can figure out what you need to take out. Like, for me, uh, in the past five months I deleted my Instagram app off my phone app, off my phone. I deleted YouTube actually off my phone as well, too. Um, and I'm almost thinking about deleting my calendar on my phone. Now this is, and I've restricted. Like a lot of websites have restricted, like Facebook, a lot of things, um, from my phone to simply just use it as a right now it's just for music and will now record the content.But what I find is, is like, there'll be like these notifications. And like, if you have no occasionally from your off. So to just turn all those things, um, generally they're going to make you a, like a neurotic freak. Honestly, you're going to become like this lizard brain specimen. That just, you're just going to be like so reactive to everything. It's just, you're. Um, once you like, kind of like figure out like, or for myself, when I figured out, like, those were the things that would take me away from work, just cut them out. Like, if they're not there, I don't have to even have that urge to go into them. Like, honestly, like what I want in my phone right now, like I'll still find myself like go to my phone, look at it like, okay, what do I need? Like, what's going to give me that dopamine rush and go in there, like, Oh, nothing. Okay. I got nothing from on the phone, get back to work. Whereas most people are like, go in search for dope mean rush. Okay, cool. I got this, this, this, this, this, no. All right. After that, I'll go back to work. Five hours later, they're am doing anything. Um, so tracking all that and tracking these where that you swayed off really, really, uh, um, at least important to, to keep note of, um,[inaudible]And honestly too, like this, this, this can take a while to at least master, because there's always like a lot of things that the bowl like sway you off the, the, what you need to be doing. Um, and like I said before, this is a forever self auditing thing. Like you're never going to perfect. The thing there's always like for me right now, it's even my calendar always like check my calendar. Okay, cool. Is there another, is there a call coming up and like pretty soon? Um, we're always because like, we're hardwired with that with like notifications with social media, all this stuff. Um, and that's just not the best thing to, to like improve your business. Um, if you really want, like, if you feel like you're like, at least not growing at the rate that you want to be, um, and you keep getting swayed up or keep on losing a lot of time or just you're taking like, even things that you need to be doing.You are making some progress on, but they're taking longer than expected more times than not. It's going to be this thing. Right. You can't just stay on one thing. You can't set, you can't, um, you can't stay focused or you're doing multitasking too much. Right. So try to go ahead and at least only do one item or one activity every single day. Um, that moves you closer, really master that thing, take it to its max thresholds. Um, you know, keep, uh, awareness of where your attention goes off to and strays off to. And then also to, um, always continue to be self auditing because without that, like, you're kind of. So, um, no, we spent like what, 30 minutes, 30, 31 minutes. Um, videos been taking many plenty of plethora of routes should probably been done a lot sooner. It's a great example of that as well, too.Um, yeah. So we're back on YouTube. We're going to be uploading videos. I'm planning on doing, uh, a little bit of time doing a couple of videos or maybe a video a week, um, and uploading that. So, um, if this is your first time, the channel welcome, go ahead and hit that subscribe button. Uh, I do go through periods where I will upload a lot and then I'll be ghost mode. You won't see me at all, but trust me, I'm just learning kind of come back and bring at least some more valuable information I think can help everybody, uh, you know, in the barber industry or even just service industry in general, uh, to improve and get progress on their business on. So with that, y'all, um, let me know what you thought of in the comments. Um, let me know what you want to hear more of down below as well too. I will be checking all the comments and then, uh, yeah, I'll be seeing you guys on the next video.
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