Focus energy and choice

Continuing an ad-hoc series of expressions from my speaking, training and coaching services that clients call ‘Mayburyisms’.

‘The only thing we can truly manage is where we choose to put our focus and our energy moment to moment and our focus creates our reality’ – Richard Maybury

We don’t have time to get too philosophical here. Let’s boil it down. The economy is the economy, the market is the market and the workload is the workload. How we choose to see and respond to these elements define our meaning, our purpose, our priorities, our effort and our definition of our success.

No one else can do this for us and we can’t do it for anyone else. All we can do is help or hinder each other in generating that meaning, motivation and energy to drive the necessary effort to achieve our goals.

I would suggest that now, more than ever before, we must work on sharpening our focus and energy management skills so that we can make the most of the opportunities before us and work purposefully and positively on what means most to us.

Isolated tips and tricks do not build a sustainable, robust Purpose, time, workload and results management platform.

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By |2017-10-13T11:04:09+00:00January 26th, 2011|Time Management and Prioritisation tips|3 Comments


  1. Richard Maybury May 24, 2011 at 11:59 am

    You are so right, Sharon. I remember you at my Purposeful Networking talk for Surrey Chambers in Guildford.
    Energy management is critically important to living a purposeful and productive life.
    Our energy is also one of those things that we can take for granted and not realise the full impact of that lax approach until it is almost too late!

    A friend who I have not touched base with for a long time – Bill Ford – wrote an excellent book called High Energy Habits which I have read, re-read and still dip into every now and again (especially my tabbed, highlighted and annotated pages 😉

    I happy recommend his book to people. Check it out here:

    Thanks for your insight.

  2. Sharon Gartland May 24, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Hi Richard, we met via your early morning breakfast sessions 10 May, and bizarrely my comment relates to food… you mention energy management, and I understand this to relate to where to focus and prioritise efforts, but there is another, equally valid, line of thought. Without at all wishing to sound self righteous there is also the value of health and well being that makes a huge difference to energy levels. There is a danger that this becomes the eat healthy clanging gong, but having recently worked with a lady looking at all aspects of well being including diet there is much to be said about looking after yourself so that you can reap the benefits of working smarter, and working less.

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