Are You Distracted and Can’t be Productive?

The very things we wish to avoid, neglect and flee from turn out to be the ‘prima materia’ from which all real growth comes.” – Andrew Harvey

We all want to be more productive I our lives but we sometimes don’t quite know how to change our patterns to achieve this goal.

The article below offers some productivity tips.

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Life Coach Tip: Struggling with Productivity? Remove the Distractions – by Brian Osher

Do you ever wonder why some people are so much more productive than other people? Do you struggle with your ability to get enough done? Do you have to-do lists that just remain to-do lists instead of becoming already done lists? Are you constantly in search of the magic secret of how to get things done?

For many of us, the answer to all of these questions is YES! Personally speaking, I had struggled with my own productivity battles for many years. I spent countless hours searching for the best and most effective productivity tools and techniques. Of all of the tips and information that I dug up, there were two things that I decided to focus on and see if it would make a significant difference in my results.

The first thing that I knew that I had to do was to COMMIT to becoming a more productive person. This is the most important step in any goal that you aim to achieve or in any lifestyle change that you want to make. Before anything else, you have to make a firm decision to make that change and commit to it at all costs. If you can truly do that, then half of the battle is already won. Always ask yourself if this goal is worth achieving or if this lifestyle change is worth making. If the answer is yes – commit to it!

The second thing that I decided to commit to doing was to remove all potential distractions when it was time to work and get things done. This alone has made a greater impact on my productivity that anything else that I’ve tried. By removing the distractions during my work time, I am now able to stay focused and as a result, get much more done in a shorter period of time. Here’s how I did it:

Tips for Removing and Managing Distractions

1.Identify the little things that keep you from focusing on your work

I wrote out an honest list of everything that would potentially distract me while I was working. For me, those things included: Incoming emails, texts, instant messages, phone calls, random web searches, kid interruptions, and even playing my guitar.

2. Create a checklist of your typical distractions and keep that list in your work are

Keeping this list in front of you will serve as a reminder that you need to stay focused. Review your list each time you sit down to work and take the necessary actions to prevent those distractions before they come up. In my case, I would close my email, instant messenger, internet, turn off my phone, etc. By doing this, I was making a conscious decision to avoid the distractions. Eventually, taking these action steps became a habit and it is now just the way that I work, without even thinking about it.

3. Schedule your work times as well as your break times

This is a key component to staying focused. Schedule both work shifts and distraction breaks into your day. Depending on what I am working on, I will typically schedule myself for hour-long shifts. I will commit to “focused” work for about fifty minutes at a time, and then I’ll take a ten to fifteen minute break before starting again. During that break time, I will do things like check email, answer texts, etc. The key here is to put a time limit on your breaks and put off the non-urgent things that come up until after I’ve finished working for the day.

4. Get Others On Board

I discovered that it makes a big difference when those around you understand and respect your dedicated work time. If those people who might normally distract you understand the importance of not bothering you while you’re working, they will tend to leave you alone. This is an essential step, whether you work at home or in an office. In my case, my family knows that if my office door is shut, that I am not available for anything less than an emergency. They understand and respect my commitment to being productive and they know that I’ll be on a short break soon enough, at which point they can have my attention. Tip: If have a hard time convincing others to let you work, try making a bold “Do Not Disturb” sign and put it on your door or on your desk. They’ll get the hint!

5. Keep Practicing!

Becoming productive is a skill. All skills require practice and repetition in order to excel at them. Stay with it at all costs. If you find yourself slipping and easily becoming distracted, re-focus on your commitment and your strategy and get back to work. Eventually, it will become easier and easier to stay focused.

What strategies do you use to stay focused on your work? What do you do when you notice that you’re focusing more on your distractions than on the tasks that matter most? What has worked for you? What hasn’t worked for you? As always, I encourage you to share your thoughts with me and with our readers. Your input might just help somebody else to move forward in their life. We’re all in this together!


Brian Osher is a certified Life Coach and motivational blogger, specializing in personal productivity, life balance, and limitless transition. He is a natural motivator and has a passion for helping others make meaningful strides in their lives. His motivational blog, “Gaining Ground” offers Life Coach tips and techniques, as well as a healthy dose of purposeful motivation that will help you to move forward in your life. Visit and sign up for a free session


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Do You Really Need a Life Coach?

If you put yourself in a position where you have to stretch outside your comfort zone, then you are forced to expand your consciousness.” – Les Brown

Many people believe that they can handle the changes and the outcomes to their lives by themselves and do not need any assistance or guidance.

The article below outlines some of the reasons why people choose to use a life coach.

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Why People Need A Life Coach? by Jemiel Simundo

Why do people need a life coach? This is what everyone is thinking about after it became popular and research showed that people with life coaches are often more successful than those without one. They can help you along the way by determining what goals you want to achieve and guide you through step by step. Life coaches are now popular with artists, athletes and even businessmen. They hire life coaches so that they can improve themselves at their chosen careers and will not go down the wrong path which could ruin their life and their career.

So what are the reasons why a life coach can help you be successful in your chosen goal?

People tend to get lazy, they are hard to get motivated and some people might agree with the famous saying “old habits die hard”, because of the fact that quitting a habit is hard to do. Some of these habits include smoking, drinking, gambling, playing video games, watching television, and others which can be a nuisance in our daily life. That’s why most successful people or people who have some personality issues they need to change hire a life coach in order for them to be successful at their chosen goal. It’s much more effective to have someone to be accountable to. The life coach will help you to be committed to a certain goal and they also encourage you along the way. They are like cheerleaders, cheering you on towards your goal. They keep you on track on your progress and compliment you on what you have achieved.

Life coaches and baseball coaches or boxing coaches are one in the same only in a different field. They show you how to be successful and will stick with you throughout the process. They will give you tips and tricks on how to manage the game, how to improve your skills in order to excel on the chosen sport you wanted, as for a life coach, they give you tips on how to manage your time, your priorities, and most of all they help you adjust on the changes that you wanted in your life to become happier and healthier. Life coaches will give you honest feedback, unlike your friends who will try not to hurt your feelings and therefore lie to you. A life coach can give you an objective educated opinion on what is needed to happen in order for you to reach your goals.

By hiring a life coach you need to be committed. Paying for a life coach’s services is not cheap. Therefore, you need to be serious in hiring a life coach and also be committed for you to get somewhere you want to and achieve the goals you wanted in life. You also need to consider that you may have to check the life coach you are hiring first. Look for a life coach that does not force you to do something that he wants but just following the things that you want to do and make a plan to make it happen.


Jemiel writes for Los Angeles Life Coach


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What Does A Life Coach Do For You?

Our attitude toward life determines life’s attitude towards us.” – Earl Nightingale

Is a life coach a part of your life? Should a life coach be a part of your life?

The article below gives some information about a life coach and what they can do to help you become more powerful and live a better life.

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An Introduction To Life Coaching – by Coaching For Results

Life Coaching is about transformation-from a caterpillar to a butterfly” – Curly Martin

Life Coaching, is a phrase that most people are familiar with these days. When you think of life coaching, you’ll probably almost always think of Tony Robbins at the same time. He’s probably the most famous life coach on the planet!

Life coaching is a profession that’s most certainly people focused. The aim of a life coach, is to enable a person to realize they’re full potential – and for them to do so without fear of criticism from others. So often, you might have dreams, goals, and aspirations, but just as the fire is stoking, someone comes along and pours water on your enthusiasm! Sound familiar?

With the help of a life coach, a person is able to take any aspect of their life they want to work on, and to do so in a supportive and encouraging manner. This way, they feel that they can breath, spread their wings, and fly!

In one sense, life coaching is about helping people to really focus on what matters most in life. It’s about reaching goals, but it’s also about getting the right balance in life too. Sometimes, if not most of the time, we tend to get our priorities mixed up. So, being coached, serves to get you to take stock of everything, and get it in order.

If you want assistance in getting your life on course, or reaching a goal, you could do no better than to get some coaching. However, life coaching is not about the coach giving you the answers. A life coach actually helps you to discover the solutions that are right for you.

A life coach helps you to find the answers that already exist within you. We’re not always aware of our own inner power – a coach helps to draw that out, and bring it to the surface.

This helps the person being coached, to see that they themselves are the ones responsible for change – not the life coach. A skilled life coach, like an effective teacher, helps their students or clients to reach their own conclusions. Once they’ve done that, the clients mind and behaviour changes. They do not snap back to the old patterns of thinking and acting once they’ve been stretched.

As the quote stated at the beginning of this article, life coaching is about transformation – from what a person thinks they are – to what they truly are: a person of unlimited power!


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Life Coaching Benefits

A life coach does for the rest of your life what a personal trainer does for your health and fitness.” – Elaine MacDonald

Why have a life coach? Many people think that they can overcome any and all obstacles by themselves, however, sometimes the ear of a life coach and the different perspective offered can help quicken the pace of overcoming obstacles in our lives.

The article below gives some benefits of using a life coach.

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Some Benefits of Life Coaching – Coach Guerci

It might sound funny at first to have a life coach. I mean, everyone lives their lives from day to day. Why on earth would you need a ‘coach’ to make it through? The point is not just making it through life. Rather, it has much more to do with actually getting something out of life, fulfilling yourself and enjoying every minute of life you get to experience

In order to make the most of your years here on earth, you should really consider the services of a life coach. Why, you may be asking? The following listing of benefits should help you understand just why life coaching is vital to your happiness and success in all that you pursue.

Life Coaches Listen

A life coach is much like a therapist, in a way, because they are hired to listen to you. However, a life coach is much more intent on actively helping you change your life for the better and moving forward, rather than dwelling on the past. A life coach is great because he or she is paid to listen to you. Unlike a friend, you do not have to reciprocate. This is a one-sided relationship all in your favor.

Life Coaches Keep You Focused

Life coaching can help you stay on the path you wish to stay on in life. For many people, it is difficult to actively pursue their goals. With a life coach, you will be pushed to complete the tasks you wish to complete. Rather than relying on your own gumption, you will have the external pressure of a life coach to push you in the direction you want to go. It’s an extremely helpful method of creating goals and sticking to them.

Life Coaches Always Tell the Truth

Unlike friends in your life, a life coach will always tell you the truth about yourself. Don’t expect to be pandered or to be told what you want to hear by a life coach. That’s what the other people in your life are for. A life coach can provide you with an objective view of yourself and your life. This is very beneficial when you are facing tough decisions or trying to make excuses to get out of a tough situation.

Life Coaches Help You Overcome Obstacles

If you are facing obstacles in your life, a life coach can help build you up and overcome them. Whether it is weaknesses, fears or bad habits, a life coach can teach you to reach down deep in order to harness the strength you didn’t know you had.


About the Author

For over 15 years, Coach Jim Guerci has focused his entire agenda around helping people create lush lives of peak performance, academic excellence, and spiritual awareness. Coach Jim Guerci is an acclaimed Master NLP Practitioner, Certified NLP Hypnotherapist, and life coach who has been helping individuals make effective life changes for over fifteen years. Visit Coach Guerci’s websites for more information.


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Your Life Coach – Your Ally

A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.” – John Wooden

In life we sometimes get stuck or feel that our progress has been sidetracked. In order to get motivated and move forward again, we may need an ally. Someone to help us to see what we can do to get unstuck. A life coach.

The article below gives a lot of information about the personal life coach.

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The Personal Life Coach as Modern-Day Ally – by Cameron Powell

A personal life coach is part of a profession whose name is new but whose role is as old as recorded history. Throughout history, successful people have had the self-awareness and emotional intelligence to ally themselves with friends and confidants, advisors and partners, mentors and guides, peers and supporters of their enterprises, consultants, and, in athletic endeavors, even coaches. The synonyms for those who care for us and are committed to our growth and success are as plentiful as mythology’s hero of a thousand faces.


Since we began to call it “coaching” in the mid-1980s, we now have “coaches,” who differ from the previous archetypal helpers in various ways. Yet those differences are precisely the source of the power and effectiveness that is causing more and more people to hire their own chief of staff.

Clients hire coaches for support and comradeship in reaching goals in areas as diverse as business, executive, leadership, career, financial, health and relationships. Many coaches offer specialties such as spiritual coaching, parenting coaching, and individual speech coaching. The coached client sets better goals, takes more action, makes better decisions, and more fully uses his or her natural strengths.

Coaches enhance the traditional functions of friends, mentors, or advisors by adding several effective features:

  • A structured relationship with clear goals
  • Advanced techniques and procedures designed to effect change
  • Motivated clients who know they want something, even if they’re not yet sure what it is
  • A coach skilled in ferreting out a client’s true goals and identifying how the client can most effectively use his or her natural talents to reach them

Sometimes coaches will just help you over that cliff. But only after you’ve told them you’re ready, looked back, and given them the thumbs-up sign.


Coaches presume you are the expert on you. Unlike other practices (consulting, some fields of therapy), a coach does not need to be an expert in the field of your goals in order to coach you on the process of achieving those goals – in fact, a generalist can sometimes help you more than any specialist. That’s because coaches are experts in process — in the methodology of asking powerful questions that help you to clarify your values, goals, and what blocks you. And coaches are experts in defining, leading you to, and declaring the attainment (or lack thereof) of outcomes. They don’t need to be experts in subjects like your psychology or even human psychology, though many are. If expertise matters at all in a given situation, the expertise is yours, the client’s.


Beyond commitment, coaches bring critical attitudes and traits: emotional intelligence, ferocious listening skills, proven psychological techniques, people smarts, and, if you hire right, a sense of humor. Coaches perform assessments of skills and aptitudes, of course, but they also draw out what would give you fulfillment. Most importantly for life and career coaching clients, coaches dig into what clients have always (often since childhood) enjoyed, but too often overlooked. This is just one of the ways we whittle away at who you might reflexively think you are in order to expose the real you.

We know how to help you model the attributes of people you consider successful until that modeling manifest as your new reality. We can show you techniques of mental imagery and construction of effective, positive affirmations. We’re alert to linguistic patterns indicating commitment – or the lack of it. We can spot speech patterns that signal avoidance, resignation, defeatism, and unexamined assumptions and obstructions that impede success.

We also work at converting clients’ unconscious negativity and subtle patterns of defeatist thinking into conscious empowerment. We do this using various methods, including some drawn from consulting and psychology. One is Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), a series of techniques and procedures for coding human behavior in order to assist clients in understanding what they do and how they do it when they do it excellently. Another is cognitive-behavioral therapy. We use framing and metaphors to set up worldviews in speaking to you, and we employ reframing when we see that a worldview (or set of assumptions) expressed by you is restrictive and self-limiting.

We try to apply the best of science and people skills to real caring about how you fare.

Social Contract. Coaching relies on one of the most powerful forces in the world: the power of the social contract and commitment. For the same reason that public marriage vows tend to keep people together longer than they would in its absence, for the same reason we try harder to keep New Year’s resolutions we have shared with others, coaching is effective because you have made a promise to someone other than yourself – a public or social contract.

A coach has you as his full-time job. Unlike even a friend, a coach is wholly and formally committed and dedicated to your success, uses rigorous and proven training and techniques to assist you in getting there, and will always (not just most of the time) speak the truth to and challenge you when you could most benefit from it.

Sometimes we want help but don’t need a therapist: a coach drives a future of high functioning. Unlike a therapist in a strictly counseling format, a coach focuses not on the past but on the future, and supports you not in analyzing dysfunction but in functioning at an even higher level than you already are. For more on this important topic, see our article on “The Difference Coaching and Counseling” at

A coach leads you to answers that are often inside you. Unlike a consultant, who purports to be a subject-matter expert and creates most of any plan of action, a coach is an expert on, if anything, process and motivation, and simply guides you in the creation of most of your own plan of action. We believe and have seen that people are fundamentally creative and resourceful; our job is to show you how to tap into that creativity and those resources.

We bring to the task the following guiding principles:

  • A posture of non-judgmental awareness, or unconditional positive regard, or, more simply, acceptance of you
  • Authenticity, and honesty coupled with sensitivity
  • Compassion-in-action, and empathy


Cameron Powell, a writer and coach, is also a professional ally and strategic partner who, as a life coach, when his clients most need it, will kick their butts into action now and then. To learn more about how he gets people unstuck and moving forward in their lives and careers as a Personal Life Coach , visit his site.