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Prioritized Focus

Prioritized Focus

By Deana Farrell
Encouragement for the time management flunkies, serial goal getters and the entrepreneurial women who have forgotten what Valued Amazing Ladies they are. This is your reminder that the world needs that God-given dream you've been harboring in your heart and how to make it a reality. (while living and dealing with your real reality)
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#78 Determining your focus spaces
If you've been listening the last few weeks, we've been in a series having to do with the areas that either steal or keep your focus. Today's episode is part 3 of the 4-part series and we are covering your spaces. Particularly, the best for you when it comes to your focus needs.  Additional resources:  The 3 Areas the steal or keep your focus (series part 1) How to know if your places steal or keep your focus (series part 2) You Were Made to be a HERO Closing the Gap podcast episode #60 And if you're not already getting the latest blogs & podcasts delivered right to your inbox then you'll want to subscribe to the e-newsletter! Click here
August 16, 2022
#77 How your places Steal or Keep your focus
Part 2 of a 4 part series looking at the three areas that steal or keep your focus. In this episode, we dig into the PLACES that can help with keeping you focused and those that can steal it. As always, there are tips, examples, calls to action and of course, resources! Episode #76 (part 1 of this series) Episode #56 The Sticky Truth About STUCK Need help making better choices? Grab this printable  More tips, tools, and resources can be found at
August 09, 2022
#76 Areas that steal or keep your focus
Finding what's stealing or keeping you focused could be super helpful with your productivity don't you think? In this episode, you'll learn the 3 main areas that are often the culprit for stealing your focus or the catalyst to what keeps it. Other helpful resources: The BLOG version -> A resource BETTER than time management  (at least before you attempt that skill...listen to learn what I mean)
August 02, 2022
#75 Does your dream have the right GPS?
How did we ever get anywhere without GPS? It's so common to go to our devices and look up the address and be instantly connected with the best routes to get there. But what about your dream? Do you have a go-to resource for how to get there? Today's episode is about helping you calibrate your dream's GPS. And by the end of our time together you should feel way more confident on the road trip to your dream! Go here for some extra resources:  Need some additional tools for creating your best GPS? Check out the Prioritized Focus SHOP Read this encouraging blog post  You Were Made To Be A HERO Gear up with some courage by listening to the latest podcast Join the Community E-Newsletter
July 26, 2022
#74 Making Sure Your Next Planner Is A Right Fit
We love our planners! But do our planners love us?  This episode covers 5 steps you should consider before committing to your next planner.  I may just be partial to a particular planner myself and if you want to learn more about that you can click here. The goal of this episode is to encourage you to be honest with yourself when it comes to committing to a planner, your next planner.
July 19, 2022
#73 The Top Skill Every Goal-Getter Needs To Master & WHY
It's a short enough episode you probably don't need a long description 😉 But here are the links that I promised for you if you do listen: Blog posts about a squirrel & disco ball and some DUMB goals. #73 3 Ways To Improve Your Goal-Getting #56 The Sticky Truth About Feeling Stuck Want the latest blogs or episodes right to your inbox? Subscribe to the e-newsletter!
July 12, 2022
#72 3 Ways To Improve Your Goal Getting
Ever struggle between transitioning from a perpetual goal setter to a consistent goal getter?  Then this episode is for you! We'll cover 3 doable areas of improvement that you can begin implementing today. If you are interested in the blog post mentioned, you can read that here.  Enjoy this episode! Subscribe to the community e-newsletter  
July 06, 2022
#71 The Right Size Goal Matters
Ever wonder if your goal is just too BIG?  In this episode, you'll learn a quick way to assess if your goal is the right S.I.Z.E. for you. Want more tips and encouragement like this one? Just head over to
May 22, 2022
#70 Who Governs You?
This episode is the audio from a video about where this question led me.  If you ever wondered how my thought process works...this one's for you LOL! You'll see how faith is foundational to your focus and how I manage to tie that to "who governs you?" Watch this episode as a video here:
March 30, 2022
#69 3 Keys to Get After Your Purpose!
Sometimes it's not a question of knowing our purpose, but taking the next steps... That can prove to be overwhelming! In this episode, you'll learn how you can get after that BIG purpose.  These 3 keys will give you the clarity and direction you need to make progress. Watch the video version Grab the free printable Join the e-newsletter
March 17, 2022
#68 Productively Procrastinating
Is that really a thing?!  You may be thinking, YES, please!  Tune in to find out just what this is all about! Check out the blog version here and as mentioned in the podcast, here's an additional resource.
February 25, 2022
#67 Make Progress, Not Just Plan For It
We are phenomenal goal-setters and planners! The getting and making progress...well, that's a little harder. In this episode we'll look at the TWO things that make all the difference in the world. Especially when it comes from moving to the goal-getter part and beyond. Read the blog version here Other blog posts mentioned in this episode: Goal begins with...GO! The Hack With It! Adapt the Plan
February 16, 2022
#66 How Customers T.I.E. to Your Business
Without customers there is no business - we know this. But how can we help move them from tire-kicker to customer? In this episode we talk about the T.I.E. you need to help your customers make between them and your business. To read the blog version go here
February 14, 2022
#65 Finding Focus Even In the Middle of Your Feelings
Finding your focus depends heavily on how you handle your feelings. In this episode we are diving in to what that means for you in your life, your faith and your business. My hope is that from my explorations (not my "expertise") that you find the encouragement and resources you need to make progress. Progress in the everyday and your BIG goals! Resources mentioned in this episode: Episode #56 - The Sticky Truth About Feeling Stuck   7 Ways to Overthrow Your Feelings & Make Better Choices  Read the blog post version over on 
January 17, 2022
#64 5 Lessons in 5 Years of Business
I can't believe it's been 5 years since I started this crazy journey!  Sure there are a lot more than 5 lessons learned, but these were those first ones that popped into my head when thinking of this topic.   Read the blog version here:  Watch on YouTube here:
November 20, 2021
#63 Three Ways to Improve Your Productivity - Today!
As goal-getters we are always looking for ways to improve our productivity right? These are things that you can get started and make progress on without overthinking them! (seriously) Read the blog version here: Check out the YouTube version here:
November 12, 2021
#62 The Gap vs. The Goal
Sure, you are aware of there's a gap between you and your goal, but then what? In this episode we are going to get down to the root of what it will take to close that gap - a faith focus. Learn what your experience, execution, imagination and innovation have to do with getting you to your goal. Read the blog version here: Prefer watching?
September 28, 2021
#61 What Happens When You Stop Planning?
We loooove planning!! But what does it even mean to "plan" for something?  In this episode you'll hear that definition along with an alternative way to take action toward your goals!  Watch this episode over on YouTube: Read the blog version: Grab the Free Printable mentioned: Get the "write your story" shirt here:
September 22, 2021
#60: You Were Made To Be A Hero
Which way did your head just shake? Up and down or left to right? That about sums up how we can see ourselves when it comes to this word, hero. Today I want to offer a perspective that maybe you haven't ever heard of, let alone given some thought, but it may have you embracing the role a bit more comfortably. Read the blog version here: Watch the video version here:
September 08, 2021
#59 JOY in planning?
Do you find there's JOY in your planning? Odd question to ask, but most of us do not really find JOY in the planning. This episode walks you through 3 key areas when planning and they come from a well-known source. Maybe you've heard of it. Tune in to find out! Original blog post: YouTube version: More encouragement for faith, life & business over at
July 21, 2021
#58 Snapping Out of Mood Swings
We've all experienced mood swings. Both our own and others. But what can you do when the chains on one of your mood swings just SNAPS? In this episode we will talk about a very important perspective shift that will help you prevent future injuries. Read the blog version of this episode Watch the YouTube version For more encouragement for your faith, life and business visit
June 21, 2021
#57 Better Adventures Ahead - Maybe?
Adventure sounds exciting, fun, doable...until - until it's not exactly what we had in mind. Ever have that happen to you? What does one do when choosing your own adventure doesn't exactly pan out the way you had planned? Today's episode gives you an option - see if it works! Check out the blog version here: The YouTube version here:
June 14, 2021
#56: The Sticky Truth About Feeling Stuck
We all have those moments, you know, the ones you just can't seem to see yourself out of? If you've ever felt this way, you know how frustrating it is to try and get yourself unstuck! In this episode we are going to talk about just what to do when this happens. After you give a listen, go here if you'd like me to personally help you get unstuck! Wanna check out the blog version? I get it, sometimes you just aren't in a place you can listen. 
June 09, 2021
#55 The MAP You & Your Goal Needs Now
Who doesn’t love making serious progress when it comes to our goals? In this episode we are going to delve into the three major components you’ll need in order to see that progress.  And sooner rather than later! Let's get your MAP, shall we? Read the blog version Schedule your own FREE personalized MAP call Take the MAP Your Goals mini-course
May 31, 2021
#54 Dream BIG, Plan Small
When it comes to our BIG dreams, we tend to overwhelm ourselves with how to make it happen. We end up making our plans to achieve our dream so big that it literally squashes the desire to pursue that dream! CrAzY, right? Today's episode you'll find 3 practical tips you can apply right away to get yourself back on track! Check out the blog version of this podcast at See what the buzz is all about with the 30-Day Prioritized Focus Success Planner  Get a handle on what's really holding your progress back (and it's not "time management") with this Free Guide
May 25, 2021
#53 One Big MESS-terpiece
Today's episode continues the "conversation" from Episode #52 and brings with it tons of encouragement to share your story for the benefit and sake of others. Oh, I mentioned this blog post about PEACE, if you want to check it out! Are we email friends yet? I have a FREE gift for you if you're interested in joining my email newsletter. Just go here to get all signed up and look for that fab freebie to be delivered right to your inbox! More encouragement for your faith, life & business at
May 19, 2021
#52 The MESS we are in
Making Excuses Sabotages Success - our success. That seems to be the MESS cycle a lot of us repeat. So how can we stop the cycle? You get R.E.A.D.Y. to bust out of status quo! You can read the blog version of this episode at
May 13, 2021
#51: Those...MOMents
In a shout-out to Moms and Mom figures on this upcoming Mother's Day, this one is for you. Those good and maybe not so good...MOMents! Either way, we have memories and the ability to create them. Find the original blog post here. In the meantime, I'm looking to define & refine my best MOMents right there with ya!
May 06, 2021
#50: Unapologetic
If you are one who is constantly apologizing, feeling remorseful or sorry and seemingly on the defense about your faith, your life and your business - this episode may just help in shifting that perspective! Oh, and the solution is probably not what you think, but pretty inspiring. (at least I think so!) Cue the confetti!! This is the 50th episode!!! Can you believe it? I can tell you this one is a bit different than the usual, but the encouragement is the same! Visit for the latest blog posts, podcast episodes and how to stay in the loop!
April 30, 2021
#49 Spring Seasons, Seeds & Bouquets
This episode is about finding the focus you need for the season you're not only IN, but looking ahead to the one you want to be able to effectively transition into next. While spring conjures thoughts of beginnings & newness, it also involves some necessary planning and planting in order to see it. Will you have enough seeds to grow, gather, see and maybe even give a bouquet to show for all of your hard work or are you wishing and hoping one will be handed to you? Not sure what "season" you're in right now or what you'll need to do in order to transition to the next one? No worries! I've got a great cheat sheet to help you figure it all out! Grab that cheat sheet with the 3 Steps to Prioritized Focus right here. Find more encouragement for your faith, life & business over at
April 22, 2021
#48 See To Believe?
Sometimes seeing is believing and others it's our belief that enables us to see. In this episode I share how we can learn RAPID Focus from the two blind men that Jesus healed all those years ago. Oh, and I have a FREE printable reminder for you too! You can grab that here:
April 15, 2021
#47: Less Pixie Dust, More Faith
Whether you were formulating, focused or finishing a goal – knowing what puts you in the flow of making progress is key. Is it your faith, love, hope or some pixie dust? Today is about finding what’s propelling or preventing your progress when it comes to that big dream and making progress. More encouragement for your faith, life and business can be found at Knowing if you are Making A Plan that will prevent or propel your next 30 days is crucial to your progress. Schedule a free MAP call today!
April 09, 2021
#46: The Frogs Are Making Me Lose My Focus!
This episode is the most recent a-ha installment to my overflowing list of biblical lessons for real life - my real life! If you've got frogs that are making you lose focus too, this episode is a must! People often question if the Bible has any relevance to our lives today. While there is a lot of things that we may not understand in the Bible, I have found more than enough encouragement, insight and solutions to keep me heading in the direction I was meant to go.  You can also read the blog version here.
March 25, 2021
#45: 3 Quick Tips To Finding Your Focus
When it comes to making serious progress toward our biggest goals, most of us feel like we’ve lost our focus.  So how do we get it back? I’ve got 3 quick tips for finding your focus again!  Read the blog version here!
March 18, 2021
#44 How Well Do You Wear Green?
Say what?  We are talking a different type of wardrobe today, but one we ALL look fabulous in! This is a short episode so go ahead and give a listen ;)  Are we email friends yet? Keep in the loop and get freebies!  Here's your first freebie: 3 Essentials Guide to Prioritized Focus
March 16, 2021
#43: Breakdown or Breakthrough
When we come to the point of knowing we are on the verge of a breakdown, it’s usually an indication that we are either in need of a serious break on the verge of a breakthrough! Today's episode is how you can recognize the difference and ways to accelerate the breakthrough! And a breakthrough sounds so much more exciting than a breakdown doesn’t it? Read the blog for this episode here
March 08, 2021
#42: How to L.O.V.E. YOU better!
I thought I'd share something I've been doing for myself and with others for the last few years every FebYOUary. I hope that it helps you see ways that you can L.O.V.E you better and it's not too hard to follow - it's usually spread out over 4 weeks workshop style. (if you'd like that experience you can request to join the 30-Day Goal Getters private facebook group here.) Be's a pen & paper kind of episode!
February 28, 2021
#41: Fitting in or finding your fit?
Ever catch yourself more focused on fitting in than paying attention to YOUR right fit? Well, this podcast is just the push you need to give yourself permission to ditch the  guilt of fitting in and use that energy & effort to focus on your right fit! See the blog post version of this episode at
February 23, 2021
#40 The "F" Words Messing With Your Progress
Calm down, it's all rated G, but these words can and ARE doing some serious damage to your progress! Especially because there are some beliefs stuck behind these words that mess with your mindset and your  potential for forward motion toward your goals. Let's get you some replacement words and beliefs so that you'll be making real progress, shall we? Visit if you'd like more encouragement and how to apply Prioritized Focus to your faith, life and business
February 16, 2021
#39 - 3 Ways to Increase Your Productivity
We are all busy, but in the midst of all that busyness how productive are we when it comes to making progress toward our biggest goals? Today I have 3 ways (areas really) in how you can increase your productivity. Oh, and I meant to go back and tell you about THIS in area #1, but was too excited to share all 3 with you that I forgot to go back! Thanks for listening and here's where you can see what else I'm working on outside the podcast over on the website
February 08, 2021
#38 Redemption Season
We all have our ideal season in life we'd prefer to be living in right? But what do you do when you are in a season you want OUT of, like yesterday! This episode reminds us that we need all seasons in order to GROW through what we go through and there's one season that's  always right on time... You can read the blog that inspired this episode here: Oh, and here's that free gift I mentioned!
February 01, 2021
#37 Two Things You Need for Serious Focus
Sure you "need" lots of things in order to practice Prioritized Focus, but  there are two things in particular that are at the foundation. Tune in to  find out just what they are and how important they are to your progress. Oh, and here's that link I mentioned at the end of the episode for that freebie in helping you realize "time management" is not the problem - just sayin'.
January 25, 2021
#36 Defeating Destination Disease
Maybe you don't even recognize the symptoms or worse, not even sure what this is let alone what to DO about it! Today you'll find 3 ways you can combat this dreaded "disease" and make progress towards your biggest goals and best YOU that you need to be to handle them. Want to take it a step further? Be sure and visit for the latest resources.
January 18, 2021
#35 Paralyzed by "what if"...
Ever been there? In the land of analysis paralysis because of  every possible "what if" scenario. I've learned how to trade the "what ifs" for something else, something better and something  that's helped me make a whole lot of progress! 
January 11, 2021
#34 Guilt Ridden or Purpose Driven?
When it comes to goal getting, there's lots of things that can motivate us toward our goal, but two tend to stand out from any other. Which is driving your goal getting?
January 04, 2021
Episode 33: 30-Day Series...Day 30: Who Keeps You Sharp?
When we are around those who inspire, encourage and support us,  we find ourselves motivated to achieve our goals, be our best and at the very least, show up! Do you know who keeps you sharp?
December 30, 2020
Episode 32: 30-Day Series...Day 29: Start to Finish
I don’t know about you, but I’m not a fan of being ridiculed.  Especially if it’s over something I said I was going to do. Ugh! What does it take to actually finish? Let's find out...
December 29, 2020
Episode 31: 30-Day Series...Day 28 - Good 'N Evil
So what do you have stored up? This episode talks about what to do about both the good and evil that we tend to stuff down deep until...
December 28, 2020
Episode 30: 30-Day Series...Day 27: Do You Believe In You?
Your brain does...that is IF you tell it to! We act what we believe and fortunately,  our brain believes whatever we tell it - what are you telling yours?
December 27, 2020
Episode 29: 30-Day Series...Day 26: Endings are Best
Ever think that the best part of a goal is the ending? Whether in the planning phase or finishing phase, the end is where it all comes together!!
December 26, 2020
Episode 28: 30-Day Series...Day 25: Refreshment
Refreshment - yes, please!! Learn the "formula" to find the refreshment you need anywhere, anytime and for any budget!
December 25, 2020
Episode 27: 30-Day Series...Day 24: Advice & Guidance
We love to seek and give advice, but when it comes to our goals how determined are we to seek guidance? Today's episode encourages you to do the latter!
December 24, 2020
Episode 26: 30-Day Series...Day 23: Profit or Poverty?
We all want the profitable part...who wants poverty?? This episode talks about the "missing link" we tend to  gloss or skip over when it comes to this issue.
December 23, 2020
Episode 25: 30-Day Series...Day 22: Too Much Talking
Unconfirmed details - ever been the subject of any of those? Today we're talking about too much talking and not the good kind. Know better, do better is the focus today! 
December 22, 2020
Episode 24: 30-Day Series...Day 21: How are your flocks?
Flocks? Say what now? This is another topic we may gloss over because, well, it can be a bit uncomfortable. But, it doesn't have to be...
December 21, 2020
Episode 23: 30-Day Series...Day 20: Stay Sharp!
This is one of my favorite topics and one that is not often the focus of goal-getters like you. In this episode not only do I share what it means to stay sharp, but also how to keep your E.D.G.E from going dull.
December 20, 2020
Episode 22: 30-Day Series...Day 19: A Good Name
What does it mean to have a good name for yourself? Is it selfish, admirable or all part of what we should strive for in our lives? Today's episode talks about those "differences".
December 19, 2020
Episode 21: 30-Day Series...Day 18: Abundance
Abundance? Yes, please!! Today we talk about what it will take  in order to make that a reality in your faith, life & business.
December 18, 2020
Episode 20: 30-Day Series...Day 17: The Revealed Things
We're all part of a big disco ball...yeah, I said that in  this episode to try and drive a point home about the things revealed to us. Will you tune in to find out what I'm talking about?
December 17, 2020
Episode 19: 30-Day Series...Day 16: Deep Waters
Are you hanging out in the kiddie pool with your swimmies on because you're too afraid to go deeper? Today let's look at what it will take to get you to go deep and WHY it matters!
December 16, 2020
Episode 18: 30-Day Series...Day 15: Healthy Remedy
Do you suffer from dry bones? Huh? Tune in to find out just what the remedy is for this issue. Can you tell I'm having  fun with these titles and topics?
December 15, 2020
Episode 17: 30-Day Series...Day 14: Who Rules?
How are you doing as the boss of your life? In this episode we talk about the slave labor you'll end up in if you don't get yourself some  diligent hands! Tune in to find out what on  earth I'm talking about...
December 14, 2020
Episode 16: 30-Day Series...Day 13 : Lessons Learned
How do you handle mistakes, missteps & mishaps? This episode is encouragement for those who tend to  wallow instead of finding the win - in every circumstance! Hope you are gaining the inspiration to implement because of our 30-Day Prioritized Focus journey!
December 13, 2020
Episode 15: 30-Day Series...Day 12: Prospering
Now there's a word we tend to shy away from - prosper. We all want what it implies, but get a whole lot tripped up on what it really means and takes. 
December 12, 2020
Episode 14: 30-Day Series...Day 11: Fix Your Eyes
Where your eyes wander, so will the rest of you. How do you defeat distraction? What's keeping you on the path to your goals? Let's look at one of the biggest keys to staying on course.
December 11, 2020
Episode 13: 30-Day Series...Day 10: Why Bother?
Ever get discouraged when you find out that someone else is already crushing it in what it is YOU had your dream on? I know I have, and it's those moments we have some decisions to make...
December 10, 2020
Episode 12: 30-Day Series...Day 9: Better Together
As entrepreneurs and repeat goal-getters we have this inclination and even temptation to go it alone, figure it out ourselves... But is this the best and most effective approach in our pursuits?
December 09, 2020
Episode 11: 30-Day Series...Day 8: Get Up!
Ever experience an "epic fail" and just want to give up? Well, this episode is about the courage and encouragement to  GET UP! 
December 08, 2020
Episode 10: 30-Day Series...Day 7: Who's With You?
Fact: we are the sum of those that we spend the most of our time with. Are those influences expanding your mindset or reach, strengthening, positioning or pointing you to your best self? If not, it's time to pay attention! Let's dive into today's episode.
December 07, 2020
Episode 9: 30-Day Series...Day 6: Discernment
Not exactly a word we use (or utilized) a lot in our day to day lives, but one that is so important if we hope to have the prioritized focus needed to make progress toward our biggest goals & assignments. Let's see what it means to be discerning when it comes to those big goals & assignments?
December 06, 2020
Episode 8: 30-Day series...Day 5: What Will You Find?
Our 30-Day Prioritized Focus journey is underway and today we look at two perspectives - those that throw the dirt and those  that dig for the gold. Which are you finding to be true?
December 05, 2020
Episode 7: 30-Day series...Day 4: Treasures
Today's episode of our 30-Day Prioritized Focus journey is about the difference between treasures we are accustomed  to and transforming them to what's truly rare and beautiful treasures. 
December 04, 2020
Episode 6: 30-Day series...Day 3: Wis-dumb
We are on Day Three of our 30-Day Prioritized Focus journey and today is about making sure we are not chasing down the wis-dumb of what's easy, convenient or comfortable!
December 03, 2020
Episode 5: 30-Day series...Day 2: Write It Down!
Hope you are following along in our 30-Day Prioritized journey toward becoming intentional Goal-Getters, today is Day Two.  We are talking about the importance of writing IT down!
December 02, 2020
Episode 4: 30-Day series...Day 1: Vision
Will you join me on a 30-Day Prioritized Focus journey for the Goal-Getter in you? For the next 30 days we will walk through what it takes to have the Prioritized Focus  needed to achieve the goals for that big dream of yours! Today is Day One and all about that vision you've been given. Are you ready?
December 01, 2020
Episode 3: Time, Method & Impact
Do you know what your unique method of impact you've been gifted that is for the benefit of others? We each have one and it's up to us to use the time we've been given to use it. This episode is a reminder to pay attention to your time, the method you've been gifted and the impact it can have! This episode was inspired from a blog post by the same title from
November 30, 2020
Episode 2: Passion vs. Purpose
You're not alone if you get confused between passion and purpose. Well, this episode should give you the clarity and encouragement you need for that next step toward your goal! If you'd like to explore further, be sure to visit for the latest resources.
November 23, 2020
Episode 1: One Common Purpose
How long have you been searching for purpose?  Specifically, YOUR purpose.  It's not as complicated as we make it, believe it or not.  Turns out you've been designed, prepped and equipped to live it out! Well VAL (that's you, Valued Amazing Lady), let's get you going shall we? After you listen to this episode,  I encourage you to take a next step... ...visit 
November 14, 2020
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