On your path to success, distractions are the most counterproductive obstacle you are bound to find. Renowned entrepreneur Brian Suder knows this, mostly because he has experienced and overcome these distractions himself at some point. The problem is that these distractions are not always going to be that obvious, so you need to watch out for them intently. These are a few common distractions and tips on avoiding them from Brian’s latest video on the subject matter.
News and Politics
It is very important to keep yourself in the know when it comes to important news and politics, for these matters affect all of us to some degree. However, it is important that you don’t let the news cycle control you or for politics to take over your life. That is why Brian recommends both current and aspiring entrepreneurs to get their news intake, not from television newscasts or even the internet, but from the old and reliable written word. If you are reading the news on print, you have control over the way you consume these, processing the information yourself without someone else interpreting it for you. This keeps from distracting yourself with who did what and to compartmentalize this aspect of life as something you have no control over.
We all need regular social interaction, but we as entrepreneurs cannot let the more complicated aspects of relationships get in the way of what we ultimately want. Brian himself admits he got a little too distracted by personal relationships in his twenties while his colleagues were busy advancing towards their career goals. Don’t be the kind of person who ends up regretting this! There will always be time later on for you to pursue your romantic endeavors. That should be distracting you from what you want in the long run, though, so choose your priorities carefully while you still can. You don’t want to miss out on valuable opportunities because you were getting ahead of yourself in regards to your personal life.
Nothing pulls you deeper down than negativity. There are going to be a lot of negative people in your life and you don’t want that weighing you down as you pave your own path for success. People will always try to tell you what you should or shouldn’t do with your life, even people you care about. But at the end of the day only you yourself know what you really want. Embrace that and know when to deal with people’s negativity and when not to. You don’t have to surround yourself with people that weigh you down. In fact, if you let those people into your life you might not make it to your goal in the long run. That’s the adversarial power of a negative attitude.
Brian Suder is well known across the financial and legal landscapes as a mortgage and investment expert. His experience in building profitable businesses ultimately speaks for itself, he knows what he’s doing. And when those who know what they are doing give you tips, you listen to them. Brian knows how important it is to avoid distractions, and therefore so should you.