This is the time of year where we usually reflect on the past year to determine what worked and what didn’t. Often times, we have goals or resolutions we didn’t meet. Rather than wait until January, why not start getting focused on making 2015 your best year ever right now?
If you haven’t read Start with Why by Simon Sinek, you should put that on your Christmas list. Minimally, look him up on You Tube. He reminds us that true success comes when we are authentic, when everything we say and do we actually believe.
I just announced to a networking group that I would no longer be attending. I am following my own advice and narrowing my focus. As much as I enjoyed meeting everyone in the group, it doesn’t bring me closer to my own professional goals. How many people have I coached to passionately pursue their dreams? Well, I need to live out my advice! By going after a specific business channel, that meant I would have to say no to the group. I believe what I tell people about knowing their own why, and it goes beyond that to making the tough decisions to only do business with those who believe as we do. That’s truly being authentic. We know when to say yes and when to graciously say no.
The bottom line is if we do not have focus, everything gets blurry. We can love many things and have multiple interests. But, we must concentrate our efforts in a targeted manner. Know what you do better than anyone else; be able to explain how you are unique and different; but most importantly, never ever lose sight of WHY you do what you do.
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