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Do you ever feel ignored if you are out to eat with someone and they keep checking their phone? Does it make you feel insecure? Well, you’re not alone. We all feel that way.

Today it seems like everyone pays attention to their device and not the world around them. It’s an addiction not many people are addressing, but lucky for you this can easily play in your favor as an entrepreneur.

To build stronger relationship (whether personal or business) all you have to do is put your phone away. Wear a watch so you’re not tempted to pull it out. When you do this, you’re instantly going to show the person you are with that you care more than the majority of our modern world.

When you do that, you’ll build loyalty. They will appreciate the fact that you are appreciating them and their time. It honestly goes a long way, and will pay you back in many ways. It’s such a simple thing to do, yet we’ve lost that genuine connection to our phones.

To go more into this, I have a special guest today: Neen James. Neen James is the author of Folding Time and Attention Pays. In 2017, she was named one of the top 30 Leadership Speakers by Global Guru because of her work with companies like Viacom, Comcast, and Abbot Pharmaceuticals among others.

Neen has boundless energy, is quick-witted and always offers powerful strategies for paying attention to what matters so you can get more done and create more significant moments at work and home.

Neen is the kind of speaker that engages, educates, entertains, and delivers the real-world solutions that apply in your organization, your home, and your community. She also provides one-on-one consulting in a variety of leadership topics and loves serving her audiences.

Download this episode to learn all about her insights and how you can increase your revenue through your attention to others.


“Choose consciously, act deliberately, and invest transformationally.” – Neen James

Highlights –

  • We are constantly distracted and have made technology more important than people.
  • Because of devices, 9-5 became 24/7.
  • Listen with your eyes.
  • Attention is about connecting at a deeper level.
  • Focus is an activity that needs to be completed.
  • Retaining customers and talented employees requires you to pay attention.
  • Instead of being busy, be productive.
  • Always consider who you are with and what you are trying to achieve.
  • Try to keep your devices out of sight.
  • Move from unconscious attention to conscious attention.
  • Work/life integration is different for everyone.
  • Educate the people around you about your work/life integration.
  • Make sure your actions are aligned with the choices you want to make.
  • It’s just as important to know what to say no to as it is what to say yes to.
  • Think about the impact you make as an individual contributor.

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Resources –

  • 12 Must-Have Mindsets for Uncommon Entrepreneurs! A FREE tool for Creative Warriors to help you get clear on the ways you need to think differently to get the results you want. We’ve been handed a whole bunch of malarky about who we are and how business works that simply doesn’t work for us. It’s time to set it straight! This tool will give you the insights you need to think your way to success as a Creative Warrior and keep you on track.
  • Check out the Creative Warriors RESOURCE page! A collection of the best companies, hand-selected, to help you succeed! You’ll find vendors, services, products, and programs to help you Create, Serve, and Be Prosperous! All these companies have been used and approved by Jeffrey and most are used every day in his business.
  • Music by Jawn


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