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How To Stay Focused in Your Business!

August 5, 2010

It’s been awhile since I blogged and the reason is because it’s not my priority these days. Business has since taken such a huge priority in my life that there must be sacrifices made to ensure that there are no distractions.  It’s soon going to be our company, Zion Global Marketing Pte. Ltd’s first anniversary really soon and looking back at this one year, it’s amazing how we build one company from scratch to what it is today. We’ve certainly got more planned for the company and frankly, we really just need to stay focused with our plans and not be distracted by any other things.

But staying focused is really easier said than done especially when you are running a business. Time and time again, you have new opportunities presented, you have new challenges, you have new problems and you have new solutions. Everything is dynamic and having to stay focused is one of our greatest problems.

However, if you know the importance of staying focused then you’ll be prepared to give up certain things that will distract you and kick you off your track.

Staying focused on the things we want to accomplish requires us to

1. Set targeted goals

2. Have the end result in mind

3. Have milestones to mark our progress

And sometimes, it’s not as difficult as it seems when you have everything written down with pen and paper. In fact, you’ll realize that because you are staying focused, you achieve much more in a shorter period of time.

The funny thing is, it’s almost like studying. We can mug all day to get the grades we want. That includes sacrificing time to play computer games, go out with friends etc.  So likewise, in a business, we’ve got to mug at the things that will help us get to our milestone/goal so that we achieve it eventually.

Running a business is frankly NOT easy especially when you are managing the business, together with staff and clients. But at the end of the day, it’s how you manage your time and prioritize what’s important to you and your business that will help you achieve much more in a shorter period of time.

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1 Comment

  • Reply Joel Chue August 5, 2010 at 7:29 PM

    Just by reading your post alone, I can feel the moments where you had to make the tough decisions to “forgo” the new opportunities in return for the long term rewards of staying focused.

    I like the analogy on how you relate school and business. It takes time and effort to get an A in school, and the same rules applies to business, but the difference is that this is worth taking very, very seriously. After all, we’re not talking about grades- we’re talking about serious money

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