I had lost the passion to run my business. It was like falling out of love with someone and the relationship was over. After 5 years of it I stopped, cold turkey and that was that! I was in a lot of debt, tried to get a Just Over Broke and the world recession had just kicked in!
As I sat with a group of people talking about various businesses online and offline, something inside of me said stop with the BS! I decided I was going to be completely honest and vulnerable in front of these people. I had it with listening to people telling the stories of how successful their businesses were and pretending that everything was okay; I was going to be honest. This was the beginning for me in learning how to regain focus.
At the end of it some of the other network marketers started to open up and take about their experiences they had over the years. It was good and surprising to hear their words of encouragement.
As it turns out, people really respond to and just want the truth.
The real truth is that business is hard, can be risky and lonely sometimes. When your business doesn’t work out quite the way you planned it to, you’re often left feeling frustrated and also feeling that you are a looser because the business failed.
So here are 3 important steps to show you how to regain focus for achieving success.
How to regain focus – Step 1. If you need help, ask for help.
The first thing I learned is to ask for help. What is the point of wasting hours and days trying to figure something out when you can ask one of your peers. A couple of people I get a huge amount of help from are my mentors Greg & Fiona Scott. I learnt the hard was as I would huff & puff trying to do something and I would waste so much time getting no results. Once I check YouTube to see if someone has made a video of the topic normally there is a video on it. If not then and only then do I ask for help.
How to regain focus – Step 2. Identify what’s really important.
Get into a business or a job you feel proud to be a part of. Ask yourself the question does it give me value and others. So in the business I have online I am proud to be involved in it. I know it gives an enormous amount of value to my customer’s lives. Now this is done not just apply to buying things but it applies to the work or line of business we are in and also the people we associate ourselves with. I’ve made a conscious decision to realign myself with people who are like-minded and positive as this will help you to regain your focus and move forward to achieving goals.
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How to regain focus – Step 3. Remove negativity from your life online & offline.
When I started to regain my focus I became aware of much negativity was in my life. My friends had different priorities in life than I did and wouldn’t even consider walking against the crowd. They just wanted to be employed don’t understand the lifestyle of an entrepreneur. Over time, I realized keeping those relationships actually brought me more harm than good. I am sad to say that includes family too. The negativity is online too when you see what appears in your newsfeed. You have people complaining, having a rant, and the woe is me brigade. So I reduce my time on social media to a maximum of 15 minutes a day then I am done! I have stopped following the neg heads and life is better, as the toxic is been washed away. It really does unclutter your mind from the endless chitter chatter and I can really focus on my work. Offline and online you can control it. One of the major things I cut out was watching the news and buying newspapers. I haven’t read newspapers in 10 years and I stopped watching the news about 8 years ago. .
Being an entrepreneur is not an easy path to go on. There are times joy, happiness and satisfaction. There are also times of struggle, frustration and loneliness. When I think back to my first business failing, it helped me to take a very different path which has made huge changes in my life that has led me now to leading a more balanced way of life and a I have a fresh new excitement for the work that I’m doing as I know many people are getting and will continue to get a great amount of value.
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