Tuesday, September 6, 2016


(0:55) Last week I wrote about focusing your online reputation to gain the maximum benefit. Maintaining focus is one of the hardest tasks one faces when running a business. The distractions that crop up daily can be overwhelming. I know I too often fail on this point, rarely resulting in the outcome I want.

(0:46) As I was researching a couple of points last week, I ran across quotes on focusing. There were several I found inspiring, so I thought I would share them with you.

(0:42) You can do anything, but not everything. David Allen, Productivity Consultant

(0:41) You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks. Winston Churchill

(0:38) The man who chases two rabbits, catches neither. Confucius

(0:37) Focus is more important than intelligence. Dr Nido R Qubein, President of High Point University

(0:35) When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there. Zig Ziglar, Motivational Speaker, and Author

(0:31) People think focus means saying yes to the thing you've got to focus on. But that's not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. Steve Jobs

(0:26) Stop worrying about what you have to lose and start focusing on what you have to gain. Unknown

(0:23) The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. Socrates

(0:20) Focus on being productive instead of busy. Tim Ferris, Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker, and Angel Investor

(0:18) Ask yourself if what you're doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow. Unknown

(0:15) Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear. Anthony Robbins, Businessman, Author, and Speaker

(0:13) The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus. Bruce Lee

(0:11) The main thing is to keep the main thing a main thing. Stephen R Covey, Author, Businessman, and Speaker

(0:09) There is nothing quite so useless, as doing with great efficiency, something that should not be done at all. Peter Drucker, Consultant, Educator, and Author

(0:05) Keeping a razor sharp focus is very challenging. Pick the right focus and do it well and you will find success.

(0:02) And that's the marina minute.