Most people I know take some types of vitamins. Vitamins are essential elements for our physical growth and health.

There is also an essential vitamin that I take for the ongoing growth and health of my business – It is called Vitamin F (F = Focus).

I find that the number one enemy for me in accomplishing the important tasks in my life is distraction. Life is full of distractions including social media, news, phone apps for gaming and videos, and much more. I find that I am easily tempted to engage with these distractions rather than focus on important tasks.

So I developed my own Vitamin F. I bought myself two different hourglasses (sand glass timers). One is for a half hour and one is for an hour. When I need to focus, I determine if I need to spend a half hour or an hour on the task. Then I turn the hourglass over and stay committed to being focused on my important task until the time is up.

Then, when the time is up, I “reward” myself with a few moments to check social media, watch a video or play my favorite game.

If you know you need more focus in your business and life then let me encourage you to find your own Vitamin F and take it several times a day.

About The Author

Greg Muzzillo started Proforma as an industry distributor in 1978. The company grew quickly and in the early 1980s Proforma was recognized for three consecutive years on Inc. magazine’s list of the 500 fastest-growing companies in North America. In the late 1980’s Proforma introduced its membership program to empower distributors to retain their business ownership and independence, and to share in sales and marketing resources, purchasing power with industry suppliers, one back office including all billing, accounting, vendor payments, cash flow, computer systems and more. Today Proforma has over 600 Members and is the $500 Million leader in the Promotional Products and Print Industry. Proforma’s record breaking success includes having 18 of its Affiliates named to Inc. Magazine’s 2020 list of the 5,000 fastest-growing companies and 193 Affiliates achieving its Million/Multi-Million Dollar Club with sales up to $38 million.