After a full year off from blogging, it turns out that I didn’t need a break … what I needed was a focus.
Making something special requires effort. Things that are easy are not rare. Delivering a quality product or exceptional service requires a focus and attention to craft that others will be unwilling to achieve.
Our distractions are real. But distractions are are not unique to us or to our time. Our challenges are not greater. Our challenges are simply different. And the key to success in the face of those distractions is the same as it ever was – focus.
For a long time, I’ve tried hard to make Sundays an internet-free day. In truth, I have no idea how long it’s been since my wife, Rocky, first asked if I’d turn off the internet and social media access and disconnect from the online world to use Sunday as a day to focus on the […]
I’m done with the gym. I’m canceling my membership. A few months ago, Chris Johnson wrote an insightful post about being intense. In it he said this, “We know the real magic happens not with “presence” but with intensity. Focus. White hot burn. Go to the gym. Spend an hour or more on some elliptical machine. […]
Is hard. For me. Somewhere around 4:30 PM yesterday afternoon I lost my focus. And I mean I completely lost it. I found myself on a skype call with great intentions of adding value and then, bam! Focus gone. Totally. My laptop was in my lap, and so was my iPhone. Multiple windows were open […]