Stay FocusedI’m back from vacation, which means WUL is too! Did you have a good last couple of weeks? Did you miss me?

During these long, hot days of summer it’s sometimes hard to concentrate and keep your focus. And even though it’s great (and necessary) to lounge around every so often, that particular “F” word is one we can’t afford to mess around with. So this week’s roundup focuses on… focus.

Image: Leland Francisco via Flickr, CC 2.0

1. Focusing Your Energy in Business

Why: Kyle Lacy reminds us that it’s OK to say no when dividing our focus hurts the overall quality of our work.

2. Going On Vacation? How About A Digital Detox?

Why: Michael Brenner shares how taking a break from social media helped him regain focus in his life.

3. How to Find Your Blogging Mojo – Experiment with Different Voices and Styles of Writing

Why: Sté Kerwer offers some tips on effectively focusing your writing to improve your blogging skills.

4. Start-Up Marketing and Yourself: Don’t be a Swiss Army Knife

Why: In this guest post for WUL, Dan Cohen explains why marketing your start-up requires you to focus on a very specific meaning for your company.

5. Vacation, Rest and Balance

Why: An excellent point by Geoff Livingston! A weary mind is incapable of focus and productivity.

6. 13 Tips for Aspiring Writers

Why: Do you love to write, but just can’t seem to get focused? Erin Feldman offers some great tips to get you on track.

7. Making a Little Noise about Productivity and Creativity

Why: Peace and quite doesn’t always equal optimal focus. Ken Mueller shares his take on background noise and productivity.

How do you stay focused? Please share in the comments below.

Shonali Burke
Founder and publisher of Waxing UnLyrical, Shonali Burke helps purpose-driven brands bring big ideas to life. She teaches at The Johns Hopkins University, has gone back to school herself with the Harvard Business Analytics Program, and is creator/lead instructor at The Social PR Virtuoso® online training hub , where ambitious PR pros learn how to unleash their inner Social PR superheroes. Owned by Lola the Basset Hound, she's mad about ABBA, bacon, cooking, dogs, and Elvis, though not necessarily in that order. Wouldn't you like to be in her kitchen?
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