Focus (new)

Growing distractions                                                                                                                                                                           The challenges that we face in our work and in our life are growing in number, speed, variety and  strength. Technology has brought us solutions for this and at the same time technology is also a big cause of these challenges. We are bombarded with information, requests and demands. Our smartphone is the key example of these. It is amazing to see what you can do with just one device. But it is also the device that we can’t let go of anymore and which we constantly check to see if we have missed out on something.

Busy, busy, busy                                                                                                                                                                                 Many people find it hard to keep their own course since there is so much to be done. The most common reaction to someone who asks: “How are you doing?” is: “I am busy!” These three simple words express really well how this comes down to the smallest conversation. And this reaction is also a way in which we keep it in place.

Loss of impact                                                                                                                                                                         Underneath these three words lies a potential time bomb. People nowadays don’t just want to work to have an income and build a good pension.  They want to work because it brings them something. It gives them connection, self confidence and fulfillment. And work potentially gives the opportunity to have an impact and do something meaningful. But when we let ourselves being led by all the distractions this need will not be met. This is not going to be problem on the small run, but it will be on the long run. As a company you don’t want your people to be constantly distracted. You want them to have the impact you have hired them for. Now and in the future.

Create and apply focus                                                                                                                                                                        So it is time to accept that the abundance of information and demands is not going to be less. It will most probably stay. But you can start to do something about it. You can start creating focus. Focus  is not just deciding what you will do and what you will not do. Focus is actually a skill that you need to train and apply.

Learnings                                                                                                                                                                                                        In the FOCUS workshop you will learn what focus is all about. The following elements are part of the workshop:

  • Basics of learning, focus and the way our brain works.
  • Explore your own focus and look at what distracts you.
  • How can you respond differently to the people around you?
  • How can you take another approach in dealing with the abundance of information?
  • How can you put your focus into practice and keep it?

Offering the workshop                                                                                                                                                                      The workshop takes 2 hours and is designed in such a way that you will leave energized and with some clear actions to apply your focus immediately. You can expect a variety of assignments that are practical, fun and sometimes unexpected.

The workshop can be offered for different purposes:

  • Development activity for employees (talent development, life long learning)
  • Workshop for event

For more information you can contact the School for Mastery at or call +31610100359.

“A workshop that plants a seed and lets you grow that seed yourself.”

“Surprising, personal, well thought through and professional”

“Short, powerful and impactful”

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