Focus: A Critical Entreprenuerial Skill

focus-entrepreneural-skill-imageThis week at our Legacy meeting we’re focusing on FOCUS! My friend and colleague, Jenifer Fox-Gerrits is going to be speaking on the topic. Jenifer is an ADD (attention deficit disorder) coach and consultant. While Jen has coached business owners most of her clientele are young adults.

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Martin Luther King: What Matters?

Martin Luther King was a great man. There’s no question about it. But, what does that have to do with building a business? Truthfully, I’m not sure of the answer-or at least of the scope of the answer. Dr. King fought for freedom, equality and maybe more than anything, respect. He was a man with a deep cause, a cause that took his life and changed our country forever.

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What Matters?

Business that Matters is not only our tagline; it’s a guiding principle. Every day, the Legacy Center team begins by asking, “What Matters?”. It’s a great reminder of why we’re here. When I go to bed at night, I ask myself, “What Matters?” and, “How did I live that question today?”. (Some nights my answers are better than others.)

Prior to asking you, “What Matters?” there are some other questions that need pondering:

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Why be “Legally Focused”?

Recently I had a discussion with our B2Be Excellent! group. The concept of “legacy” came up. This is one of my hot buttons. In fact, it’s one of my core values so it probably bears some explanation.

First, let’s discuss what being “legacy-focused” as a business builder is NOT:

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Why Focus Change?

The great and often quoted Jack Welch once said, Change before you have to. This short, simple sentence summarizes the most important characteristic of the entrepreneur: proactivity. Being proactive, obviously as opposed to being reactive, is the single most significant difference between those that succeed and those that don’t. Proactive mindset means that we look ahead, anticipate, plan, do, measure, evaluate and then….re-do as needed. And then, do it all over again.

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Entrepreneurial Success Infographic

Entrepreneurial Success Infographic