Focus, Emotions and Failure breads Success


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Recently I sold my business of 12 years where I was the CEO and I wanted to share some of the keys to my success.

Focus is everything. One example that I learned racing cars was to always focus on where you want to go. For example, most people when they are out of control, they focus on the thing they don’t want to hit (THE WALL) and guess what happens? They hit the wall. As people learn to focus on where they want to go, the eventually end up there.

State is also a big factor. When I refer to state, I am referring to your current emotion. Learning to control your state, whether it be a negative, determination, confident, anger, disappointment, uncomfortable, frustration, overloaded, lonely, unworthy, fear, cheerful, excited, etc.

For example: Watching an inspiration movie can change your state and you feel like you are on top of the world. Or if someone called you with bad news, that could change your state instantly.

Your emotions can be your greatest gift for change if you learn to listen to them. I will write more about this in blogs to come.

I have not always been open to failure for most my life. I feared it. But then I started doing research and learned some of the greatest things have come from failure. Thomas Edison learned a thousand and one ways on how not to make the light bulb. With failure, innovation and creativity is born. Learn from failure and celebrate success.

Republished with author's permission from original post.

Jason Swenk
Hi, I'm Jason Swenk. I started my career jumping into the Internet boom in 1999. I had a great passion for technology and marketing, so I started a digital agency. In 2011, I was lucky enough to have my agency acquired and then just 7 months later got acquired again by a public company. What a ride! "My goal of developing this content, is to provide valuable advice that provides immediate actionable steps you can do right now that will make a difference in your business. "


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