“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale
For most entrepreneurs, coming up with a brilliant, executable idea is easy. The hard part is staying focused on it long enough to actually see it through to fruition.
That’s why the power of focus is so crucial. I like the definition I heard podcaster John Lee Dumas of Entrepreneur on Fire give, using every letter of the word focus: “Follow one course until success.”
So what’s one thing that you want to really accomplish this year? I challenge you to focus on it until you complete it. Don’t be distracted by the many shiny objects that will inevitably pop up throughout your journey to finish what you’ve started.
Imagine a venture capitalist giving entrepreneurs free advice as well as a chance to pitch their business idea. Or consider a person dispensing million-dollar advice — at no cost — about how to connect with the world’s most powerful and influential people. And then there’s the individual who offers valuable marketing guidance to anyone who asks — at no charge.
That’s exactly what venture capitalist David Hornik, author Michael Ellsberg and marketer Gary Vaynerchuk do.
They have totally flipped the script of what a successful businessperson does and in the process have upended and disrupted their chosen industries.