Need to Focus? Ask Yourself This Question.

This tip will de-clutter your brain and help you get down to business.

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By Nina Zipkin • Aug 8, 2014 Originally published Aug 8, 2014

If you feel like your brain is always buzzing and your to-do list is a mile long, here's a key tip to help you concentrate on what's most important.

THINQACTION's Antonio Neves says if you're feeling overwhelmed, consider this -- if your life is like your phone or tablet, how many apps do you have open? Are you working on one or two great ideas or several that aren't so hot? When building your customer base, are you looking to cultivate a specific audience or are you trying to be all things to all people?

Related: First Things First: The 5 Secrets to Prioritization

So which "apps" should stay open? Find out in the video above.

When you simplify your life, you'll find that you have more energy to do the things that really matter.

Nina Zipkin

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Nina Zipkin is a staff writer at Entrepreneur.com. She frequently covers leadership, media, tech, startups, culture and workplace trends.

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