Most of us are totally unaware of how much our lack of focus impacts our lives and our businesses yet the impact is huge!
Among many things, lack of focus:
- Damages relationships
- Results in missing sales opportunities
- Increases our cost of doing business
- Derails us from our vision
- Impacts our ability to achieve goals
- Results in increased work hours and workload
Essentially, lack of focus is, at best, a drag on our business and, at worst, will bring our business to its knees!
I think all of us can recall a time in our lives and/or businesses when our lack of focus cost us something. If not, maybe some of these examples will jog your memories!
“There’s nothing more important than our good health – that’s our principal capital asset.” Arlen Specter
Without good health, we have nothing! It’s that simple. It doesn’t matter how much money you have, when your health is compromised your quality of life will drop significantly. If you sacrifice your health for business success then business success is truly worthless.
This is where business leaders often run into trouble. It is so easy to disregard living a healthy lifestyle because we are putting the needs of the business first. We only have so many hours in a day and exercise, proper diet and rest take away from our “productive time”. However, living an unhealthy lifestyle will always catch up with us and it usually does so when we least expect it and when it is least convenient!