One Key To Success Is To Stay Focused
Lessons we can learn from Donald Trump ...
I'm a very happy business owner at the moment as I've got plenty of work with three quality clients. However, I'm careful not to rest on my laurels as one contract is expected to be phased out this month and another finishes at the end of September ...
Even Donald Trump says that one key to success is never to lose focus!
Having many years ago fell into the trap of placing all my eggs in one basket, I'm always looking for new opportunities to consolidate new people development contracts.
"By being careful, I always remember not to let myself get carried away by the trappings of success!"
Like him or loathe him, Donald Trump said in his book Think Big: Make It Happen In Business and Life, there was a time in 1990 when he got himself into some serious trouble by believing in his own hype.
Business Week published an article about him with the tagline "Everything he touches turns to gold" and Trump says, the problem was that he started to believe it! Consequently, he didn't work as hard, then thought that making money was easy. If only!
The next few years were hell for Trump. His company owed billions and was much too heavily leveraged. Trump had a personal debt of $900 million. Ouch!
The lesson he learned from that experience was that you can never lose focus; you've got to work hard and stay focused, even when things are going great.
So my message to you this week is just that: stay focused and work hard! Even if you've won a big award, clinched a huge sale or even just had some great feedback from a customer, there's never a good time to rest on your laurels!
As Trump says himself: "You've got to work hard and stay focused to get to the top and then work even harder to stay there."
If you're looking for new and repeat business and need to find inspiration to keep your own foot on the gas, It may be a great idea to contact me on 0333 335 0421and let's see how I can assist you with growing your business.
Until next time ...
Keith established BlueSpot Solutions to fulfil his highest intention of working with individuals and groups to empower them to ‘Be the Difference that Makes the Difference’.
Having 40 years’ experience in training and development working in engineering, F&HE colleges in England and Brunei (SE Asia) as well as private and public organisations in the UK, Brisbane and Miami.
Keith has a wealth of experience as a trainer, facilitator, coach and consultant. Keith is also a NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) Trainer, Master Practitioner and Master Coach.
Keith also works with sports people having completed trainings with Europe’s top golf coaches Karl Morris (Master Mind Factor Coach) and Brian Hemmings (PGA approved Golf Psychology Coach). Keith is the very first Master Mind Factor Coach in Northamptonshire.