Walt Disney had the confidence when nobody else did to risk it all on building an unheard-of concept called a theme park. This was Walt's big, crazy dream. Walt would gauge the value of an idea by how many successive "no's" he received when sharing it. Once he had 10 negative responses, he would immediately green light the project.
The challenge that 95% of my clients face is that they know what they want, but they have a hard time focusing on all the action steps to get there. It can be extremely difficult to keep a long-term focus amidst the diversions and distractions that surround you every day.
How many times have you started out working toward your big, crazy goal with high energy only to get frustrated and give up?
In a moment, I’ll share with you a Black Belt secret to accomplishing your goals. But first, a story . . .
Any good business devotes itself to their marketing efforts—planning, budgeting, strategizing, implementing and evaluating. Much is invested in advertising, logos, brochures and countless other expenditures with the aim of increased exposure, more credibility, expanded market share and, of course, increased sales.
Disorder equals distraction. And clutter creates lack of clarity. Our ability to focus our energy, talent and efforts is paramount to our success.
We have more distractions than ever before. Our professional and personal lives are intricately intertwined. And we must stand guard at the door of our very active minds. Not to do so results in diluting and dispersing our valuable energy, time and attention.