A few weeks ago, I asked you a simple question,
“What’s YOUR roadblock? What’s keeping you from getting to where you wanted to be this year? What’s stopping you?”
Ok, so it's three questions. 😉
I got a bunch of responses. You can read them here –> http://nicoleonthenet.com/2007/whats-stopping-you/
It appears that FOCUS is one of the main areas holding you back.
There are a few things I could talk about here.
1. How a coach would help, big time. (Even if that coach is someone you're accountable to like your husband or mother or sister.)
But, instead, I'm going to make a confession. I struggle with Focus, too.
When, I was at a conference recently, a woman I met said that Focus stands for…
F – FOLLOW
O – ONE
C – COURSE
U – UNTIL
S – SUCCESSFUL
She admitted that she didn't come up with the phrase. (If you know who did, please post below.) But, I still thank her for sharing it with me.
Many of us feel almost desperate for success. Maybe your husband is applying pressure that you'll have to go back to work, or there may be some unforeseen medical bills that have to be paid. The reason is different for everyone, but, once you get into that desperation mentality, it's hard to see through the panic, so we jump from project to project, company to company (or continue to add more to our plates).
The result? We're not successful at ANYTHING.
Now, that certainly isn't what the ladies that posted to my original post stated. (I certainly don't want to point fingers or put words in their mouths.) But, it is something that I struggled with after my husband lost his job. I went into this panic mode and … well, I'll just say that it wasn't pretty. 😉
You'd think that, once I started to see a large amount of success, that the focus would be easier. But, actually it's gotten WORSE. Now, I have offers flying at me, and people who want to hire me, and I'm having to learn to say the dreaded “no”. (Yes, it's hard when someone you've looked up to for years asks you to work for them and you have to say “no, thank you”. UG UG UG!)
What I'm going to ask you to do right now, is the same thing that I'm doing. I'm looking at my taxes, and seeing where the money is. I'm following the money trail. Everything else — will be GONE. (Dropped, sold, or outsourced.) Yep. A Business version of “Clean Sweep”.
Care to join me? I hope so. (Otherwise, this post will be very lonely.)
If you're doing multiple businesses, or multiple websites, or too many commitments at church or school, if you have multiple clients, or a client you just don't like, or just too much stuff — let's lighten our loads!
However, if you're looking at your business and have NO idea where you should focus, you may be interested in this course “The Power of a Focused Business”. (You can see, I'm a contributor!) 🙂
From there, we can work on some task lists and goals. But, first, let's drop the baggage and FOLLOW ONE COURSE UNTIL SUCCESSFUL.
Please post your thoughts below.