Why Focus is important (video)

Business Strategy Coaching You may have read my post on the importance of Focus – well here’s a video version 🙂

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Are you a Protopreneur?

What is a protopreneur? We’ve all heard of entrepreneurs, haven’t we?  And most know what a ‘micropreneur’ is.  And a ‘solopreneur’ too.  Even ‘Mumpreneurs’ (and ‘Dadpreneurs’, according to Rachel Elnaugh).  But what’s a ‘protopreneur’?  It’s a made-up word, just like all the rest.  Well, apart from entrepreneur (which, according to Dubya, is something the French…

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Change, Complexity, Competition

Business Strategy Coaching I think it was Peter Drucker who said that the major challenges facing businesses today are accelerating change, increasing complexity and ever multiplying competition.  For me, those are all reasons to focus: Focus on one area so you can see the changes in your niche before others do, and create an offering…

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No Regrets!

I seem to be in mismatching* mode these last few days – here’s another old saw I don’t agree with. I guess it depends what you understand by “regret”. I define it as wishing I hadn’t done something, or had done something differently. So it seems rather foolish not to regret some of the stuff…

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“I’d just do all of it!”

Focus and how to choose between opportunities is a big topic for me, and I’m always interested t learn how successful entrepreneurs handle it. I was at a fantastic event on Friday on the subject of Influence, with profits going to Peace One Day, started by the amazing Jeremy Gilley (check it out, a brilliant…

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Lunacy or Loyalty?

In my local town we have an excellent shoe repairer, and I always get my shoes fixed there. This week I noticed that some stitching on my best black shoes was coming apart, so I dropped them in for fixing. As I handed them over, the cobbler noticed that the sole was coming adrift, and…

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What have you done today to make you feel proud?

I am constantly inspired by the words of Heather Small’s “Proud” – some of the uplifting lyrics in it include:

Look into the window of my mind
Reflections of the fears I know I’ve left behind

I’m on my way
Can’t stop me now
And you can do the same

You could be so many people
If you make that break for freedom

I step out of the ordinary
I can feel my soul ascending

So what have you done today to make you feel proud?

Each day I ask myself that question, xxx

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Why you should stick to what you enjoy …

Enjoyment-Performance Theory is derived from behavioural theory. Essentially it says that we perform better at tasks that we enjoy. And we enjoy tasks we can perform well – that’s why we can perform them well, otherwise we would never have done them enough to become practised at them. And because we enjoy them, and we…

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So why is Focus important to success?

We are repeatedly told that in business, focus is essential to success. Not many of us – especially the more creative and entrepreneurial types – do it particularly well. Or maybe I just attract the clients who don’t – I have two in particular who are constantly calling me to run the latest great opportunity…

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