Bill was a gifted high school junior who was enrolled in the highest level classes. He was doing well in English class, but Bill wanted to focus more on computer programming instead because that was the subject he enjoyed.
On parent-teacher day, Bill’s mother had a discussion with his English teacher about whether Bill should take the AP class or go for the less challenging English class instead.
His English teacher was understanding of Bill’s situation and to the mother’s surprise, he suggested that perhaps taking the standard English class rather than the AP class might be a good idea for Bill.
While the English teacher’s advice may seem unconventional, it makes sense. Although Bill was doing well in the class, English was not what he was interested in. Allowing Bill to take a lower level English class would give Bill more time to focus on computer programming and allow him to develop that skill.
Business owners often face similar challenges with productivity and many entrepreneurs often try to take on too many projects. Entrepreneurs are naturally ambitious and drawn to pursuing different projects, ideas and even new businesses.
But focusing on the right tasks is critical to being productive and achieving the highest level of success possible.
So how can entrepreneurs stay focused and productive? Here are a few suggestions: