What you focus on, you get more of

Posted on: August 17th, 2013

I’m a great believer in what you focus on, you get more of.

You know how it is: if you get into a negative state and think negative thoughts, you end up attracting even more negative stuff.

Or, a totally different example: if you haven’t seen or heard from a friend for ages, they suddenly pop into your thoughts for no reasons and then a few minutes later you see an email from them in your inbox or they call you on the phone. How many times have you had that?

A focus on new business

Earlier this week, my own focus was on new business. On Monday morning, I sussed out who to contact from clients I hadn’t heard from in a while and then got in touch with them. I also sent out emails to about 60 or so of my contacts, letting them know that my marketing push for September would be finding tone of voice projects.

Focus, determination and hard work

Posted on: July 26th, 2010

I was in Hyde Park on Saturday with my husband to see the new summer pavilion at the Serpentine Gallery. As we were crossing the road from the Diana Memorial Fountain to the Gallery, cyclists and runners flashed past us. But these weren’t ordinary cyclists or runners.

They all had a limb missing, except one runner who was blind (with a sighted partner to lead them.) They certainly weren’t your average weekend joggers or cyclists. They looked like elite athletes. When I got back home I looked the event up on the internet. I found that we’d been watching the Paratriathlon of the ITU World Championships. There were 42 paratriathletes competing from seven countries.

It got me thinking about the focus and determination an athlete needs to compete at an international level. Not to mention all the hard work they have to put in to meet the demands of their punishing training schedule.