So what’s one of the greatest contributors to your success? How ‘bout obstacles? Focus

The answer to the first question, is something you must possess. And that’s focus.

The answer to the second question, is something you must overcome. And that’s fear.

When it comes to focus, many folks start their day with self-talk that goes something like this, “What am I going to do?” or “I wonder what’s going to happen today?!”

From the moment their eyes open and their feet hit the ground, they are the day’s humble servant. They don’t attack their day. Instead, they allow the day to attack them. Their day lacks clarity. It’s unplanned. Unstructured. And all too often, unproductive and unprofitable.

Focus, gives you a distinct vision, for your day—and—for your life.

Focus helps you:

  • be decisive and take action

   make today a breakout performance

   light the fire in your belly

   produce the passion in your gut

   live a life of no regrets

   imagine your world of infinite possibilities

However, focus, is destroyed by fear. Fear can turn the courageous into cowards. The strong into the weak. The powerful into the pitiful.

To fight fear, stare it in the face. Understand it. Respect it Acknowledge it. Yet don’t fall prey to its menacing allure and evil grasp. Turn your trepidation into triumph. Your doubt into desire. Your reluctance into resilience.

Don’t let fear fool you. Be willing to walk to the edge. Climb to a higher step. Pursue the path never taken. Ignore the predictors of doom and gloom. The naysayers. The critics. Opposition is often a clue you’re on the right track.

See the fear. Then, take action. Stomp on it. Beat it. Whip it. Defeat it. Destroy it. Emerge victorious. Feel the freedom. Turn your fear into focus and fortune.


Jeff is a Hall of Fame speaker, best selling author, success coach, broadcaster and lawyer. His clients call him a “business-growth specialist.” If you hire speakers, please contact Sheryl Kantor at: 847.998.0688 or [email protected]. And visit to learn more about his other business-growth tools and to subscribe to Jeff’s FREE e-letter, The Results Report. Jeff’s Amazon bestselling books include; Stop Whining! Start Selling!, the 5th edition of Peak Your Profits and the recently published, (December, 2022), BULLSEYE! Hitting Your Targets at Home and at Work, which became a best seller within four days of its release. You can also stay connected with Jeff via Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter: @BlackmanResults

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