I have just finished a coaching session where in a fit of enthusiasm I elected to complete a list of actions that would get me to my goal. After 20 minutes of brainstorming I looked at my list and was less than impressed. There was a large amount of work on that list but very little action. Was I confusing distraction with action ? And what is the difference ?

I propose the following answer…distraction is something you do when you are setting up the right environment. Some obvious examples would be getting the perfect environment, getting all the right training, making sure you have the right clothes. But if your goal is increasing sales none of these things actually get you sales. The action you need to be in is talking to people, knocking on doors…nagging the world into wanting what it is you have to offer.

So, where are you confusing distraction with action ? And what could you do today to change that ?