As career-driven individuals and busy entrepreneurs, we can get often caught up in the time-consuming race of constantly growing our income and expanding our businesses.
While our motivations may be pure, there can be long term consequences to focusing more on your work than on your family.
Our guest today knows this reality first hand.
Jim Sheils is the founder of 18 Summers, which specializes in live events, workshops, and private consulting for organizations looking to strengthen their family lives while still succeeding in business. He’s an in-demand public speaker and owns a private real estate company that has done more than $200 million in transactions.
He’s also an avid surfer and enjoys traveling with his family and friends, especially his wife, Jamie, and their four children.
A couple of weeks ago, I had an impactful conversation with Author Curt Steinhorst about his new book Can I Have Your Attention. The focus of that interview was all about how distraction affects our work and home lives.
That interview with Curt really hit home for me. I think it’s because Curt and I are in a very similar spot in life. We’re both busy with our work, but we also want to be fun-loving Dads and supportive husbands. Focus is required to be successful in all of these areas.
I’m all about improvement and action. I’ve outlined 7 things that I’m working to improve following my conversation with Curt. These action steps will help me enhance both my work and home life.
Distraction can come in all different forms. It can be from unnecessary chit-chat with your colleagues at work, smartphone notifications or even being the “always on” parent. The constant challenge of blocking out the “noise” and focusing on the most important task can sometimes feel impossible.
Today, we’re going to conquer distraction together. The goal for today’s episode is to help you win back your time, your attention and your focus.
I’ve invited a guest who is on a mission to rescue us from our distracted selves. Workplace consultant and author Curt Steinhorst joins us on the podcast today to discuss his new book “Can I Have Your Attention*?”. This new book focuses on inspiring better work habits and getting stuff done in a constantly connected workplace.
For the new year holiday weekend, my family drove up to Marquette, Michigan to spend some quality time with my sister and her family. A winter trip to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan might not sound like the thrill of a lifetime to some, but for us Marquette is our family’s little slice of heaven.