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Can You Beat The Guinness World Record For Juggling? If Not…

I normally don’t do this, but today I am posting up an article I just sent to our subscribers at BBH. (I actually sent it to subscribers on my other site too.)

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Now here’s the article…

the problem with multi-tasking

Stop Going for the Juggling Record

Did you know that the longest duration juggling three objects is 12 hours and 5 minutes?

It was achieved by David Slick (USA) at North Richland Hills Public Library, Texas, USA, on 22 July 2009.

I don’t even know how that’s possible!

You might think, “Why wouldn’t anyone even try to do that?”

But you know what? 

I bet there are some of you who are subconsciously trying to beat that record with all of the things you’re trying to “juggle” right now. 

There is one thing about juggling that’s guaranteed: Sooner or later you will drop something.

Even David Slick finally dropped one of his objects.

When you’re just juggling balls, dropping something isn’t that big of a deal. 

You’re probably juggling things like:

1. Work projects

2. Home projects

3. Business relationships

4. Family relationships

5. Goals

6. Your “bucket list”

*When you drop one of these things, it can have much bigger consequences.


So what are we supposed to do about this?

You have two choices: 

1. Keep juggling and try to break the record.

2. Stop juggling and let David keep the record. 

I would encourage you to stop multi-tasking as much as possible. 

I would encourage you to do whatever you can to figure out what the most important things are in your work and personal life and focus the majority of your time on those things.

I realize that you have to do other things besides the most important things, but don’t let yourself major in the minor things.

As Jim Rohn once said, “Learn how to separate the majors and the minors. A lot of people don’t do well simply because they major in minor things.

If you feel stuck overwhelmed with trying to prioritize, then check out my “3 Key” below.


The 3 Keys to Increased Focus, Efficiency, and Creativity

In thinking about the problem we all have with being busy and having too much to juggle, I’ve realized that time management ISN’T our real problem.

Our real problem has to do with attention.

We need to have something that teaches us how to better manage our attention.

An Ancient Story About Attention

I start my description of “The 3 Keys” with an ancient story about attention that a man called “Pliny the Elder”, a Roman writer who lived during the same time period as Jesus, once told. 

He told a story of the setting of a massive obelisk, which when erected would stand 99 feet tall.

It was such a monumental task that 20,000 workers where chosen to pull on the ropes and activate the hoisting apparatus. 

There was great responsibility and risk in the operation. 

It would just take one error and the obelisk would fall, which would ruin years of work. 

The King demanded one act which insured the complete attention and best direction of the engineer. 

What was the one act which could ensure this? 

He ordered the engineer’s own son to be strapped to the apex of the obelisk, so that the engineer’s heart as well as his head would be given to the task. 

What would it take to get YOUR absolute focused attention?

Read more below…

The 3 Keys to Increased Focus, Efficiency, and Creativity

NOTE: At the above link you’ll find:  

  • video describing who the “3 keys” can help the most 
  • 2 testimonials from people who have tried them 
  • What Henry Ford said is the weakness of us all 
  • And more

Photo by Gabriel Rojas Hruska

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About Scott Aughtmon (1872 Articles)
I’m author of the book 51 Content Marketing Hacks. I am also a regular contributor to and I am the person behind the popular infographic 21 Types of Content We Crave. I’m a business strategist, consultant, content creation specialist, and speaker. I’ve been studying effective marketing and business methods (both online and offline) since 1999. ===> If you would like to see ways that we could work together, then please click here to learn more.