You may have already noticed that from time to time I lack focus.
Generally my head jumps from one idea to another, and I really like to be as creative as possible. In the past I have felt that being focused would be just restrictive to my thinking process. It would be like Wayne Rooney without the agression in his game
However, I have started to learn that infact focus is a vital aspect of making big money from the net.
It was a friend/contact that has helped teach me the importance of this over the past 5-6 weeks, for the sake of anonymity I will call him Bazza. Bazza has taught me that it is great to have a head that can’t stop thinking of unqiue and bizzare ideas, but if you want to make serious money from those ideas then you need to focus as well.
So it was time to put my new focus into practice.. I was aiming to give myself a small challenge like writing more than 3 e-mails without getting distracted, but fate interveined and I was given the mother of all focus related challenges…. A HUGE JOB OFFER.
I was contacted via e-mail from a guy who reads this blog (Hello Mr Headhunter) Mr H informed me that there was a well paid position available and that they would like to fly me out to speak with the head of the company for an interview. I explained that I was already involved in a major partnership and did not have the time to do any interviews, and especially not the time to do another fulltime job.
But then two days later they said that the company head would be willing to fly to Madrid to meet me. (Yikes)
The salary was pretty damn impressive. I am not going to give specifics, but it was roughly x7 the salary from when I was a retail manager.
I may be mad on turning down this offer, but I see it as more a test of my new found focus.
I would be keen to hear from anyone else who struggles to focus… have you overcome the problem? how do you deal with it?
I am off to catch a fly using only a pair of chopsticks