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Become Single-Minded — Eliminate Distracted!

Improve TQ Optimize Factor 9G...

"I remove all distractions that divert me from my intended task."

A distraction is anything that diverts your attention from your current objective. It can be as obvious as blaring music in your work area, or as insidious as that small but persistent pain in your lower back. It can be a desirable social distraction -- or a personal distraction -- like reading your favorite sports magazine after you get to work. Recognize that your current task is going to suffer a serious delay if you don't eliminate persistent distractions.

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TQ Factor 9G "Thin Line"...

Single-Minded vs. Distracted is a choice — Your CHOICE!

There's a Thin Line between success and failure. Choose to take Factor 9G more often, and the following POSITIVE characteristics will automatically begin to accumulate and flow into to your performance—moving you TOWARDS the results you want and the success you desire.

Positives     Negatives

Choose to take this action infrequently, or not at all, and the opposing NEGATIVE traits will dominate your performance and sabotaging your success... moving you AWAY from achieving your goals and aspirations.

Think about it. How much more successful would you be if you were a little MORE Single-Minded... and a little LESS Distracted?

TQ Factor 9G CONTRIBUTION to your performance...

A high commitment suggests you are motivated to complete your tasks to the best of your ability and in the least amount of time. Once you start a task or project, you stay focused and avoid distractions. Your tasks have meaning for you, so you know that you're always working toward something important. A project will progress. A goal will be achieved. This desire to finish your tasks as efficiently as possible motivates you to remove all distractions.

TQ Factor 9G COST to your performance...

A lack of commitment suggests you are someone who will let other things keep you from your intended task. Sometimes it's everyone else's fault -- their phone calls, their demands, or just their desire to talk. Sometimes the fault lies in your environment -- overheard conversations, the television in the other room or the clutter on your desk. You can even distract yourself with diversions such as surfing the internet or running out on non-urgent errands. With so much going on, it's impossible to stay focused long enough to get anything done.

TQ Factor 9G BENEFIT: You have more power...

By removing distractions, you can concentrate on the task at hand and complete it as well and as quickly as possible. You accumulate performance positives like "Single-Minded, Results-Oriented and Timely" -- immediately moving you towards the results you expect.

FAIL to do TQ Factor 9G: Less Power...

Tasks are delayed and suffer from a lack of attention to detail when you can't stay focused. Negatives like "Distracted, Inattentive and Diverted" start to take their toll on your performance -- quickly moving you away from the success you want.

Is Optimize Factor 9G Causing You Problems?

If the answer is YES...

If you believe TQ Factor 9G is a major performance obstacle — one that is preventing you from realizing your dreams, goals and aspirations — then you need to improve it NOW.

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If the answer is NO, select another Optimize Factor from the list below...

The Full List of TQ Optimize Factors

Click the Factor number you want to review next:

9A I value every precious minute in the day.
9B I make my minutes matter by eliminating time wasters whenever I find them.
9C I say "No" to some things to have more time to concentrate on others.
9D I simplify my day by eliminating anything that's no longer of interest or value to me.
9E I respect other people's time, and create systems which help them to respect mine.
9F I stay focused on my tasks by preventing unimportant interruptions.
9G I remove all distractions that divert me from my intended task.
9H I set aside preoccupations by scheduling them into a more appropriate time.
9I I look for ways to double my results by completing two things at the same time.
9J I periodically record my time and activities to review and improve the use of my time.

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