My Making the First Circle Work book continues to break records for me. We’ve now sold the foreign rights in 11 different countries and it will no doubt be the best selling book I’ve written so far. The theme of the book is simple, but profound and has resonated with people on many levels…
Knowing the difference between what you control, and what you influence. And then how to take action on the things you actually do control and do something about. But it’s so easy to get off track with distractions…
Some people from my company left recently. Immediately I started getting breathless calls and urgent emails from people in other companies wanting to know details. Bloggers and YouTubers wanted comments from me so they could get the story straight. Basically I told them all the same thing:
Since they all claim to be building in the business, I wanted to know how this had anything to do with their business. Most would stutter and stammer and mumble something about how they wanted to get the facts straight or something similar. But I’d ask again, “What does this have to do with you building your business?’
Of course the answer is “nothing,” and of course I was wasting my breath even going there. Because the real reason people wanted to know about this is because they love to gossip. And gossip is just a distraction. As a leader your job is to kill distractions and keep your people focused.
Working the candidate list
Getting to presentations
Promoting the next event.
That’s where the business is built! So how you doing on that?