Tuesday, December 1

Tag: focus

Family Life, Personal Life, Work Life

Focus

So be careful how you live. (‘focus’) Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. 16 Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. 17 Don’t act thoughtlessly, (‘distracted’) but understand what the Lord wants you to do. (‘focus’) 18 Don’t be drunk with wine, ('distraction') because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit. ('focus')  Ephesians 5:15-18 (Brackets are my words for added focus!) When a Lion Tamer holds a 3 leg stall in the face of the lion the need for multi-focus suspends the lion’s single-mindedness and he becomes calm and ineffective. Distraction, indecision and paralysis comes from a lack of focus. Paul urges us to stay focused, attentive and thoughtful to the purpose of God in our lives, to the priorities of every day.
Work Life

10 Traits of the Ambitious

Try this if you have any desire to be highly successful in your career or in your business. These characteristics apply whether employed or a business owner ... 1. Entrepreneurs look beyond how things are to how they might be different 2. Entrepreneurs have powerful idiosyncratic visions (unique in characteristic) 3. Entrepreneurs make things happen - people of action not just visionaries 4. Entrepreneurs possess the trait of determination. 'No' is not an answer! 5. Entrepreneurs are ambitious - not to make money, but to change things 6. Entrepreneurs are charismatic - inspire and enlist extraordinary support 7. Entrepreneurs are positive - their optimism needs to be delightfully irrational 8. Entrepreneurs are often in a great hurry - they want things done yesterday! 9. Entrepreneurs ...
Personal Life

The power of focus will surprise you in 2012 …

“Paying attention to simple little things that most men neglect makes a few men rich.” Henry Ford, founder of The Ford Motor Company. The power of focus is way more than simply knowing what you want and how you want it. Focus keeps your eye on the right things and off the distractions. It fuels high level of motivation required to achieve the most ambitious of desires. Right now why don’t you write down in a clear and concise way where you want your career to end up. What will it look like. Then add faith to the equation. Keep that goal firmly in your mind, ask God to help you achieve it and be clear that it will happen. Focus will activate faith, it will de-clutter your life of other possibilities and activities. “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things no
Family Life

Attention Please!

Give your attention completely to these matters. 1 Timothy 4:15 What we give our attention to will carry the greatest value and reap the greatest rewards. Without the right attention we can never expect our relationships to do so well. This is what attention gives: TIME – what you do is not always as important as simply the giving of time. Being together says what I could be doing is less important than you. WORDS – talk together in ways that enrich each other’s world. Know when to talk and when to listen. Guys you can talk – try it! ACTIVITY – do together what works together. Eat together, play together, go to Church together. Embrace activity, not as something that adds to your 'busy' life but as something that enhances your world together. How could you give your attention to y
Personal Life

Ingenuity

We will either find a way or make one. Hannibal Ingenuity is the creative force that drives new directions, new approaches, different markets, new work style. It is important we find our creative space on a regular basis.  What works for you? Ingenuity thrives in space and under pressure.  You can create space.  I would not recommend you create unnecessary pressure – obstacles, resistance and setbacks generally come all by themselves!  When they come go to the “I will either find a way or make one” attitude. There is always a way through.  There is always another approach.  Possibilities can always be created.  Say to yourself “I am a creator”. Make sure you also make space for creative thinking.  Put time aside to unlock your thinking and think ‘beyond’. If necessary go to a spec