Oct 26, 2020
Do you get caught up in what is
going on in other people’s lives? I know I do, and it rarely
results in anything good. I want to talk to you today about O.P.B.
— other people’s business. Too often we allow other people’s
business to distract us from what matters most in our own lives. We
waste time focusing on what someone else is wearing, doing,
earning, or experiencing when we could be spending that same time
shaping and benefitting our own lives. I want you to understand the
dangers of focusing on O.P.B., why you need to overcome it, and
what you stand to gain if you can take that same energy and put it
into improving your own life.
Today we discuss —
The danger of focusing on other people’s
- O.P.B. can be one of the greatest distractions
and addictions in our lives.
time you visit social media websites, you are getting into
- O.P.B. can become an addiction if left
- Spending time on social media and in O.P.B.
takes you away from your own life, dreams, plans, and
- Comparing yourself to your competitors can
distract you from focusing on your work.
How to overcome your obsession with O.P.B.
yourself and make sure that you are staying in your “own
on earning your own wins, whether they be at work, or in your
less about what other people think of and say about
yourself Byron Katie’s four questions to define what you should be
you are spending your time in someone else’s business, and they are
spending time in their business, who is spending time in
Tips for staying focused on YOUR business
it what it is — if you are going on Facebook say, “I am spending an
hour of my time in someone else’s business.”
so much time in your own business that you have no time for
on fostering your real-life relationships rather than virtual
- Consider what you stand to gain by putting your
time into your business.
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