How to Stay Focused in Business.
I am busy reading the book 23 Days in July
Now, for those of you who don’t have a passion for sport, or for this matter the cycling sport, you will not have a clue what I am talking about; so let me explain. The title “23 Days in July“ refers to the toughest cycling race in the world, the “Tour De France” — and yes, there might pop up a name in your mind that will bring up some sad memories and that is the name Lance Armstrong. But I am not going to talk about Lance, so you can relax and just learn something about how to stay focused in business.
In any endurance sport it is vitally important to be focused on a main goal if you are a professional in that sport. You must exercise on a daily bases, and you must be accountable to your coach; because if you are not accountable to someone you will get off track and not stay focused.
If you are going to compete in the “Tour De France” and your goal is to win the race, you must develop incredible endurance, because you can easily decide to give up the most grueling and challenging cycling race in the world. If you are fully committed, however, in your preparations before the race, you will be able to succeed.
In the “Tour De France” there are mountains that you need to get over. There are also downhill’s that require just as much focus, even though you do not need to work as hard. And then you get the flat stages where you have to keep up a steady pace or you will fall out of the peloton (or pack) that provides much needed mutual support.
Everything I’ve just mentioned is applicable in business, as well, and if you do not apply these same principles, you will not make a success with your business. You will lose focus and just join the next opportunity if you are a network marketer.
There will always be mountains to conquer, but if you keep going and have a goal in mind you will be able to get to the top.
You will also have times like the downhill portions of the race, where all kinds of positive things start to happen and you feel like you can just coast for awhile. Stay focused, though, because these are the times where some people think they can do something else and split their focus. Don’t do that!
Yes, you will get to some flat stages where no one joins your team, or you are not getting any new customers and your business does not look like it’s growing at all. Again, don’t lose focus. Don’t give up on your dream. Keep it in front of you every day and stay connected with your coaches and leaders.
If you do stay focused in business, though, and do not jump ship from one company to the next and just keep going, you will enjoy the moment when you cross finish line. Everyone will be there to celebrate with you, too, because you know how to stay focused in business.