It’s time to take back our focus. To consciously step into the inherent
power of our human minds.
That’s why I’m sharing the practices and tools I used to get myself (and
clients) back into focus and away from a nasty addiction to screens,
multi-tasking and the scatterbrain program that’s rampant in our modern
How to Get Your Focus On
I’ve successfully retrieved my focus. I still have to work on it every day,
but I’m finally back to my productive self. It was frustrating and at
times. I wanted to throw in the towel and boot up my favorite Sci Fi
series, sit on the couch and search the web with 10 open browser windows and
chat with my Google+ buddies as I wrote and surfed. But I persisted. I’m
grateful I did.
Getting our focus back is like creating a new habit. We want to create a
habit to focus on our moment, our priorities and the task at hand. We want t... (more)
So many seem to expect continued failure these days; stuck in fear, focused
on the negative. The economy is our scapegoat, and Eeyore's "Woe is Me"
Yet some businesses and people are thriving - in the middle of the same
So what's different for them? What do these thriving people and businesses
see and do that everyone else can't seem to see or do?
A lot of it comes down to attitude and beliefs. Yes, touchy feely stuff. But
I do believe that how we perceive our world impacts our experience. My own
life is enough proof for me. If we look around, we'l... (more)
I had to remind a client of that fact as we were discussing their last
product launch - a launch that was less successful than they'd hoped.
The executive was complaining to me that the revenues just hadn't ramped as
expected. The field was discounting, selling point products versus the
complete solution, so margins were disappointing as well.
The company had to finally assign quotas against the newly launched product
to get the field to pay attention to this revolutionary whatchamadoodle. The
field hadn't even found early reference customers - the company had only
targeted the o... (more)
I was listening to a product launch webinar early this morning. The speakers
were droning on and on about technology and architecture and innovation.
Not a customer benefit in sight - other than the usual generic claims of
'market leading' performance,' unmatched' reliability, 'next generation'
features and all the other 'me toos'.
To be fair, the vendor was presenting the product facts quite well. But
they were leaving it to their listeners to sift through the technology claims
to apply its capabilities to their own situation.
This is a high risk approach. Especially if your ... (more)
There's an old saying about assumptions. Remember?
Have you ever found yourself disagreeing with someone - wondering how in the
heck they could see the situation in their way? Only to find that their
perspectives were based on dramatically different assumptions than your own?
Now think about the impact of those assumptions on the task at hand.
Social media gives power to our assumptions.
Social media enables all of us to make our assumptions known. We can state
them in blog posts, Tweets, FB posts and YouTube videos. If we're viewed
as leaders in our fields - our assumptions ar... (more)