Life has always been complex. Today, especially, we are dealing with unique challenges that bring new and unfamiliar complexities.
Some are difficult life and death issues. Others are mere annoyances.
My mentor, John Maxwell, says, “What we focus on expands.”
That has been true for me and other leaders I have spoken to recently. It has been very interesting to observe the challenge each company is facing with regard to focus – and especially with maintaining focus on the right things.
While some are paralyzed with fear and confusion; others are finding ways to, in some small way, make the world a better place.
Six months ago, some businesses owners were certain that having team members work from home would never work. Today, they are sudden believers and are creating a new genre of success in working remotely.
Creative entrepreneurs who are great at marketing have chosen to pivot and focus their marketing skills like a laser on serving what people need, even if it is not their specialty.
Pizzerias pivot to create an inside experience outside by playing relaxing music for customers waiting outdoors for their order.
A high-end caterer pivots to sell individual dinners and cleaning supplies.
Teachers pivot to take their craft online, creating interactive courses and distance learning in innovative ways.
These are those who have chosen to focus on solutions and innovation rather than circumstances.
Focus is key.
As leaders, we need to tune out the noise and tune into people – starting with ourselves.
Now, more than ever, we need to decide what is true and what is not.
Next, as John Maxwell points out, what we focus on expands. So if you want kindness, focus on kindness. Actively perform acts of kindness and acknowledge it around you. If you want opportunity, focus on it.
Seek ways to create a solution to a problem or obstacle that exists today.
I am certain that, like me, you will gain value from this recent share from leadership expert John C. Maxwell. Listen in, focus, and let’s see what expands in your world.
As the CEO of Strength Leader Development, Deb Ingino is a highly sought-after international executive mentor, coach, trainer and speaker. Deb is well versed in global business operations and helps business leaders and their teams to discover and leverage their strengths, so they can create highly collaborative teams that deliver great results. With a refreshingly direct style, Deb helps leaders and their teams to deliver profitable results. Connect with Deb to learn more about her mentorship and coaching programs to equip you with advanced strategies to elevate your results.