5 Ways to Avoid Distractions [VIDEO]

We live in a world of distraction – and that keeps us from our Higher Purpose.

Today's video provides 5 ways you can avoid distractions.

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[reminder]Has distraction been a problem for you? How do you deal with it?[/reminder]

Ray Edwards is a world-renowned copywriter and communications strategist, writing for some of the most powerful voices in leadership and business including New York Times bestselling authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul) and Tony Robbins. Ray is a sought-after speaker and author, hosts a popular weekly podcast, and blogs at RayEdwards.com.

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  • Karina

    Great stuff Ray!
    I think we need to budget our time so we are conscious of how we spend it. I personally have to build in a few mini rewards, i.e.: breaks, to stay productive and avoid distractions.

  • I just asked this question a few days ago. One response I received was to use ambient music or some other music to help you relax and maintain focus.

  • FUNNY, I am talking to my son before this video he said silence I am counting the money from the ticket sell I don’t want distraction I need to focus on this only

  • Kit

    Loved the movie Up! Great example of getting distracted.

    One of the things I just did to eliminate distractions was clean up my email. I was receiving too many Facebook notifications. I went into Facebook and turned them off in certain groups. Now I just check FB twice a day.

    Less clutter in my inbox. ?

  • Michael Goodman

    Mr. Ray how did you know I’ve been getting easily distracted? You must have psychic abilities, or maybe you’ve experienced this yourself. Thank you for reminding us to FOCUS (Follow One Course Until Success, thank you John Lee Dumas). I have noticed that if I don’t deliberately eliminate the distraction then I will fail in the task. I appreciate this video and its message. Well done!

  • Excellent tips. Facebook is a HUGE distraction for me. #4 was an interesting one. I would have never thought of doing that!

  • Thank you. A good reminder of ways to improve focus.

  • Michael

    I think #4 resonated with me the most. Having a set time for distraction would be a great motivation to get the work that needs done, done!

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  • jeff deyo

    Ray, all your presentations are excellent. I’ve taken in some of your material and some of Stu McClaren’s . I’m trying to decide what my best and most marketable forum or modality is. I’m a longtime college health professor and successful basketball coach.
    My Christian faith focuses everything I do, professionally and personally. Health, nutrition,exercise, positivism, critical analysis,athletics, politics, spirituality all have a comfortable residence within my ‘wheelhouse’. I now have a burning desire to generate substantial streams of income to do great things for my family AND others …..locally, nationally and throughout the world. Where do I go from here? I’m 65 so I need to be on point.
    I covet your wisdom and your direction. Thank you and God Bless You!

  • I liked the summary of the #freetofocus material. I enjoyed that summit also.

  • OH MY GOODNESS–the dreaded “D” word!!!! One thing Dave Ramsey keeps telling people is that when your “why” is big enough, your “what” and “how” are easier. Blocking out distractions can be easier for me when I have something that represents my WHY nearby to remind me to leave the distractions alone till the task is done.