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Encouraging Mental Focus in Others

As your learning more about mental focus and are working on your own mental capabilities to concentrate harder for longer periods of time, you may be wondering if you can get everyone else on your team to do the same. While you can’t force anyone to give mental focus exercises a try, you can certainly encourage them to do so.


Start with a little education. Share what you have been doing, things, like using a timer, a to-do list, and being careful about planning and prioritizing, has helped you get more accomplished in a shorter amount of time. You can even go so far as gifting your employees and colleagues’ books on the topic you’ve found helpful, or buy a kitchen timer for everyone on the team.


Next, it may be a good idea to offer an incentive to work harder and get more done. This could be in the form of a bonus if a project gets completed ahead of schedule, or you can let everyone out early on Friday if the work is done. Think about what motivates the people around you and what you are able to do for them.


Listen to your team and those working with you. You’ll learn a lot about what motivates them and what you can do to help them increase the